Wot Happens Next?

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Old May 29, 2017, 11:26am   #1
 
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Wot Happens Next?

It's been a few years since the last Wot Happened Next series so thought I'd start another with slightly different twist. Changed "happened" to "happens" so we're looking forward. Interested in how TA might be used as a tool for trading (NOT as a predictor).

So, here we go. The instrument is Diageo (DGE). You will see from the weekly chart that price has made four failed attempts to close above the March high and has now done so. Also you will see from the daily chart that it has also closed above the earlier daily high closes although it has not challenged the intraday high reached on 17/5

How, then, would you plan to trade it?
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sell the 1800 put two months to expiry buy 1600 1 month to expiry

something like that
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Its a Buy. Although its a dull chart in a dull index.
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For me there is no contextual info.
What is the FTSE doing and what is the sector doing, will the Corbyn creature come to power and when are company results?
Just to mention a few of the main influences.
Direction is not as clear as other trading instruments so why choose this one to trade I would ask myself.
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Its in an uptrend, a continuation breakout with a price objective only to 2500 (according to P&F)
thats because the real breakout should have been taken much earlier when the trend actually resumed some 100 points below
I wouldn't be taking this trade only in that its late..

assuming I was still in the trade, I'd be considering taking some profit at the P&F target, and moving my stop to 2170, slightly below the last higher low and trailing the stop accordingly based on higher low
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see buy it with a stop below 2275 , if u like trading like this .
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It's been a few years since the last Wot Happened Next series so thought I'd start another with slightly different twist. Changed "happened" to "happens" so we're looking forward. Interested in how TA might be used as a tool for trading (NOT as a predictor).

So, here we go. The instrument is Diageo (DGE). You will see from the weekly chart that price has made four failed attempts to close above the March high and has now done so. Also you will see from the daily chart that it has also closed above the earlier daily high closes although it has not challenged the intraday high reached on 17/5

How, then, would you plan to trade it?
I don't know that "failed" is the right word. If one includes volume, he can see that buyers have supported this stock for three months though they have withdrawn their buying interest at each apparent attempt at a new high. This suggests accumulation, though there are many reasons why they might abandon the effort without notice: economic, corporate, etc. Which is a chief reason why buying a breakout carries more risk than buying the retracement.
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