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Ligand's Bullish Wedge Touches Price Support


Ligand Pharmaceutical (LGND) broke out above price resistance in April with solid volume confirmation.  But the stock was extremely overbought and in need of a pullback to unwind its momentum oscillators.  RSI had touched the 80s with stochastic elevated in the 90s.  LGND has lost approximately 12%-13% over the past six weeks as a bullish wedge has formed to drop the price back to price support from the April breakout.  Check it out:

The black arrow now shows the RSI near 40 and stochastic at 24, a much better reward to risk entry point.

Happy trading!


Tom Bowley
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