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Home Depot Leads with Flag Breakout and 52-week High

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In what could be a good sign for housing and the economy, Home Depot (HD) exceeded its summer highs and hit a 52-week high. Home Depot is an interesting company because can be considered part of the housing industry and the retail industry. These two industries are very important to the consumer discretionary sector and this is the most economically sensitive sector. The chart below shows HD getting its first higher high with the November surge and break above 130. The stock then stalled with a small wedge/pennant and broke out with another surge in December. HD formed another bullish continuation pattern with the falling flag into early January and broke out with a move above 136 eight days ago. Buying pressure remains strong as HD surged over 1.5% on Monday and recorded a fresh 52-week high. Note that 52-week highs are rarely isolated events and this suggests that there are more to come in the next few weeks and months. At the very least, the big trend is clearly up when a stock hits a 52-week high. The indicator window shows MACD turning up moving above its signal line. 

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About the author: , CMT, is the Chief Technical Strategist at TrendInvestorPro.com. 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 market technician. Arthur has written articles for numerous financial publications including Barrons and Stocks & Commodities Magazine. In addition to his Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, he holds an MBA from the Cass Business School at City University in London. Learn More
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