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Target Reverses at Resistance with Big Engulfing Pattern


The Retail SPDR (XRT) is one of the worst performing industry group ETFs and Target (TGT) is one of the downside leaders. Even though the stock is up sharply since early July, it is down over 20% year-to-date and seriously lagging the broader market in 2017. Note that SPY is up around 10% year-to-date. Target is in a long-term downtrend because it is well below the falling 200-day SMA and it hit a 52-week low in June. More recently, the stock hit resistance in the 57-58 area four times since May and formed a large bearish engulfing pattern last week. This marks a clear reversal at resistance and I would use this to signal a continuation of the long-term downtrend. MACD is also weakening. 

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About the author: , CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst at He has written articles for numerous financial publications including Barrons and Stocks & Commodities magazine. Focusing predominantly on US equities and ETFs, his systematic approach of identifying trend, finding signals within the trend, and setting key price levels has made him an esteemed technician. In addition to his CMT designation, Arthur holds an MBA from the Cass Business School at City University in London. Learn More
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