Don't Ignore This Chart

This Entertainment Leader is Still Crushing It

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The S&P 500 fell to its lowest level since early July and pierced its 200-day moving average last week. Chartists looking for stocks that held up better during this decline can use these levels for comparison. Stocks that did not break below their August lows and 200-day moving averages held up better and show relative "chart" strength.

The chart below shows Activision Blizzard (ATVI) with a series of higher highs and higher lows over the past year. The stock fell with the rest of the market in early October, but did not even test its August low and did not break the 200-day EMA. Thus, ATVI held up better than the S&P 500.

Despite a questionable environment for the broader market, ATVI remains in a clear uptrend. The stock hit a new high in early October and the 50-day EMA remains comfortably above the 200-day EMA. The indicator window shows RSI(10) becoming oversold last week and moving above 30 on Friday. This suggests an oversold bounce in the making and a possible challenge to the October high.


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Arthur Hill
About the author: , CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst at StockCharts.com. 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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