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Wal-Mart (WMT) Trending Higher Despite Post-Earnings Weakness


Wal-Mart (WMT) based for more than a decade beginning in 2000 before it finally made a significant technical breakout in 2012.  WMT then nearly tripled over the next three years before stumbling over the past year.  Perhaps the biggest question is whether the selling has ended and WMT is now poised to move higher.  Well, the weakness we saw in 2015 was important because the low that was reached actually tested the breakout a few years earlier and also tested its rising trendline.  Since that test, WMT has been trending higher once again.  Check out the chart:

Many short-term traders might see weakness ahead for WMT based on today's action, but the underlying trend appears to be higher to me.  Only a push below 55 would make me nervous in the long-term.

Happy trading!


Tom Bowley
About the author: is the Chief Market Strategist at, where he provides stock market education, guidance, and trading strategies using a unique combination of technical, fundamental, and historical analysis. Tom provides members with four portfolios (Model, Aggressive, Income, and Value), all designed to beat the benchmark S&P 500, and a revolving Watch List of hundreds of companies reporting strong quarterly earnings (must beat both revenue and EPS estimates) and exhibiting technical strength as well. These companies comprise EarningsBeats' annotated Strong Earnings ChartList (SECL), from which Tom trades exclusively. Tom writes a Daily Market Report (DMR) for members to include an executive summary, market outlook, sector/industry watch, and trading ideas. Learn More
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