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GE Takes the Lead with a 3-month High


I featured GE in mid-May as it attempted to break out of a falling wedge (DITC on May 15th). The breakout failed as the stock fell back in May, but a higher low formed and a triangle evolved. Overall, some sort of bullish consolidation formed from February to June and the stock is attempting another breakout.

The chart shows GE with the failed wedge marked in gray and the current triangle marked in blue. Notice that the stock held support in the 9 area with bounces in March, April and late May. This is positive because it reflects a basing process with a clear support zone to watch going forward. With the latest move above 10, the stock broke out of the triangle and this signals a continuation of the December-February advance.

The indicator window shows 65-day Aroon Up hitting 100 today. This means the stock recorded a 65 day high intraday. Thus, buying pressure is the strongest in months because the bulls pushed the stock above its March-April-May highs.

Despite a breakout in the making, GE is not totally out of the woods. It is barely above its falling 200-day SMA and below its March high. Thus, it is not one of the best performing stocks over the last four months. GE is also a low-priced stock and this usually means above average volatility (risk).

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About the author: , CMT, is the Chief Technical Strategist at 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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