Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) Breaks Through Resistance

Ally Financial, Inc. is a holding company, which provides digital financial services to consumers, businesses, automotive dealers, and corporate clients. It operates through the following segments: Automotive Finance Operations, Insurance Operations, Mortgage Finance Operations, and Corporate Finance Operations…

Take a look at the 1-year chart of Ally (NYSE: ALLY) below with added notations:

Chart of ALLY provided by TradingView

After hitting $42 as resistance multiple times over the past several weeks (green), ALLY has now broken above that level, while also hitting a new 52-week high. Overall higher prices should be coming, but if the stock pulls back, the $42 level should now provide potential support.

The possible long position on the stock would be on a pullback down to that level with a stop placed under it. A failure to hold $42 could negate the expectations for a higher move.

Before making any trading decision, decide which side of the trade you believe gives you the highest probability of success. Do you prefer the short side of the market, long side, or do you want to be in the market at all? If you haven’t thought about it, review the overall indices themselves. For example, take a look at the S&P 500. Is it trending higher or lower? Has it recently broken through a key resistance or support level? Making these decisions ahead of time will help you decide which side of the trade you believe gives you the best opportunities.

No matter what your strategy or when you decide to enter, always remember to use protective stops and you’ll be around for the next trade.  Capital preservation is always key!

Good luck!

Christian Tharp, CMT