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Gilead (GILD) Changes Character


Gilead (GILD) was in the Biotech spotlight for many years. The rally in Biotech's that started in 2016 has largely missed Gilead. Recently, the Gilead chart changed character and started to improve.  This might just make a nice entry. The SCTR has moved above 50 after being below 25 for an entire year. Something is changing that the stock is now starting to perform similar to its peer group average. The current SCTR is 57%. Gilead is back above the 40 week moving average  for the first time since early 2016. The 10 week moving average has now crossed above, suggesting an improving trend. 

Recently we had a huge positive volume bar which finalized a major low in the stock. The MACD has moved into positive territory for the first time since the stock broke down back in 2015. 

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Greg Schnell, CMT, MFTA




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