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Amazon (AMZN) Breaks The Down Trend Line But Still Weak On RRG

Greg Schnell

Greg Schnell

Chief Technical Analyst, Osprey Strategic

Amazon (AMZN) has really been out of favour with all the love thrown towards the Alibaba baby (BABA). But there are some interesting reasons to look at Amazon today.

Amazon made a textbook double bottom in October. This week it is climbing above the downtrend line heading into the Christmas season. Will AMZN be able to to return to its former trend after taking a year to go sideways?

Here are the reasons I like the chart.

The textbook double bottom where the price on the right just slightly undercuts the price on the left to get rid of any weak holders.

The MACD looks like it is making a higher low on the weekly.

The UPS and FDX charts are beautiful. They seem to be anticipating a run on home deliveries with low fuel costs.

The vertical blue bar above measures AMZN up to $444 in the next year.

The seasonality of AMZN is usually pretty good heading into Christmas. With the savings on gasoline in the USA, we might expect a jump in retail spending for Christmas. 

What I don't like about AMZN:

Here is the RRG chart on a daily basis. RRG Link Daily While the momentum is improving, it is still dramatically behind in terms of relative strength to the $SPX. That is shown because it is a long way left of centre on the chart.

Here it is on the weekly. Pretty much out of favour. Here is the link for the weekly. RRG Weekly Link. We can see here that the stock is still on a very bearish vector by pointing towards the bottom left. Longer term investors may want to wait for AMZN to at least start turning towards the top right corner rather than pointing to the bottom left.

So the current signal is very short term trading with a stop nice and close. If AMZN can accelerate from here into the top right corner on the RRG, that would be a good indication to stay aboard for a nice ride.

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Good trading,
Greg Schnell, CMT

Greg Schnell
About the author: , CMT, MFTA is Chief Technical Analyst at Osprey Strategic specializing in intermarket and commodities analysis. He is also the co-author of Stock Charts For Dummies (Wiley, 2018). Based in Calgary, Greg is a board member of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts (CSTA) and the chairman of the CSTA Calgary chapter. He is an active member of both the CMT Association and the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). Learn More