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Is GE for Real This time?

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General Electric (GE) is one of the worst performing stocks over the last two years, but the stock is perking up in 2019 and outperforming in May. The S&P 500 is down 3.8% so far this month and GE is up 1.5% after a big surge on Tuesday.

GE is trying to reverse the long-term downtrend with a move above its 200-day SMA over the last two weeks. The stock broke above this key moving average with a gap up on April 30th and is largely holding above the SMA. The moving average, however, is still falling.

The chart sports a bullish reversal pattern and wedge breakout. First, notice the gap down in mid April and gap up in late April. These gaps overlap to create an island reversal on the chart. GE broke above the wedge line with the second gap and this gap is holding. This breakout signals a continuation of the prior advance with the gap zone now marking first support to watch going forward.

The indicator window shows RSI attempting to shift from a bearish configuration to a bullish configuration. First, notice how RSI became oversold on a regular basis as the stock trended lower. Second, note how RSI moved above 70 for the first time since November 2016. This is the most upside momentum in over two years. Third, notice that RSI did not become oversold on the April dip. Thus, we are clearly seeing more upside momentum than downside momentum this year.


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Arthur Hill, CMT
Senior Technical Analyst, StockCharts.com
Author, Define the Trend and Trade the Trend


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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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