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This Software Stock is Holding up Well in October

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The pickings are getting slim after sharp declines in October, but some stocks are holding up better than others. The Software iShares (IGV), in particular, held up better than most industry group ETFs and Adobe (ADBE) is a leader in this group.

The chart below shows Adobe falling sharply in the first half of October, but managing to hold the summer lows and 200-day SMA. The S&P 500, in contrast, broke its 200-day during the October decline. This means Adobe is holding up better.

On the price chart, the stock bounced off support in mid October and managed to hold above this zone last week. This reaffirms support in the 235-240 area. A close below 235 would break support and call for a re-evaluation.

The first indicator window shows RSI moving below 30 for the first time in 2018. This shows just how shallow the pullbacks have been this year. RSI also got an oversold bounce as the indicator moved above 30. Furthermore, this bounce appears to be with pretty good upside volume. Note that Adobe reports earnings on December 13th.


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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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