Thursday, June 7, 2007
NYX Stock in a Holding Pattern (June 6, 2007)
The New York Stock Exchange-Euronext Stock seems to be in a holding pattern. The multi year uptrend remains intact, but there has also been a 7 month downtrend, forming a symmetrical triangle. With this pattern, a stock normally trades within this triangle, and near the end, the stock may break out (up or down) on good volume. We can determine which way to trade/invest based on the direction of this breakout.
Currently, stock is stuck between support at around $79 and resistance at the 50 and 200 day moving average above. The stock is also being restrained by the symmetrical triangle described in the chart.
In the lower indicator window of the chart, there is a Bollinger Band Width indicator. Based on previous history, when the Bollinger Band Width is 5 or lower (on this stock), the stock normally has a large change in price (either up or down). Right now, Bollinger Band Width is around 6. So we are almost there.
Overall, NYX is in a holding pattern, but a big move to the upside or downside could be coming within the near to intermediate term future.