Looking at historical precedence with stocks is the best way to create a foundation from which to build your trading plan going forward. My 15 years working with IBD founder Bill O'Neil solidified this fact for me, as his proven strategy to uncover big, winning stocks was centered around history repeating itself again and again.
Today, I'm sharing a weekly chart of online education specialist Chegg Inc. (CHGG). The company has seen a substantial increase in new subscribers, both domestically and globally, as college students are forced to work more on their own due to the impact of COVID-19.
WEEKLY CHART OF CHEGG, INC (CHGG):
As you can see, the stock gapped up significantly following the company's Q1 earnings release this May and, over the past 4 weeks, CHGG has pulled back to its 10-week or 50-day moving average. This sequence is very similar to the highlighted period in the beginning of 2018, when the stock pulled back in lighter volume following a gap up in price on earnings. The weekly RSI and Stochastics are also lined up in the same fashion as 2018.
While the stock's uptrend was halted by the 2018 bear market, you can see that CHGG traded much higher following the bullish sequence of events highlighted above. The fact that management is guiding earnings estimates higher for the remainder of this year (again, similar to 2 years ago), is the most impactful similarity, as strong earnings are the primary driver of a stock's upward advance.
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