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Another Big Cap Tech Name Soars To New Highs

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Recently, the market rally has been led predominantly by tech names. Microsoft (MSFT) added its name to the New Highs file today. With Facebook, Alphabet, and Microsoft adding their names to the list recently, it is easy to see why the Technology sector has been one of the top performing sectors.


Microsoft has been range bound for the last two months, which looks like institutional accumulation by trading in a tight range with no breakout or breakdown. All the technical indicators line up for this to be just the start of a move for Microsoft. If the broader market can continue higher, this leader might really move. Since Satya Nadella starting driving this bus in 2014, it has been a big growth stock. Maybe Steve Ballmer was the setup man, but Microsoft continues to perform well under Nadella.

The trend has not been smooth but this looks like a nice breakout.

Good trading,
Greg Schnell, CMT, MFTA

Greg Schnell
About the author: , CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst at StockCharts.com 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
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