Friday, 22 May 2009

FPH Breaks a Cup

(the original post could be found in Absolute Traders)

Another issue has caught our attention by forming a major reversal pattern.

FPH has been going sideways since June 2008 and has formed what we think is a cup & handle.  The cup started on August 2008 and ended March of this year.  Right after that, a symmetrical triangle, which serves as the handle, also formed.  Yesterday happened to be the day of the breakout.  Based on our estimates, 26.50 was the right time to buy.  Should this surpass the resistance of 30.50, we could probably see this reach the minimum target of 44.25.

The moving averages have already turned bullish with the 65-day moving average above the 130 & 260MA.  At the same time, the MACD has been oscillating above the zero line, giving us the idea that FPH is really bullish.

Should there be some correction for FPH, it might be good to pick this up around 26.50.  Happy bargain hunting!

Recommendation: Buy on correction
Resistance: 30.50
Target: 44.50
Cut loss: 23.50

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

EDC's Worth the Wait

(the original post can also be found at Absolute Traders' website)

There’s still some waiting that needs to be done for EDC but I believe it’s just gearing up for some momentum.

After falling from its high back in October 2007, EDC has rebounded from its lowest point in December 2008, and has reached a high of 4.40 just this April. It is currently continuing its consolidation but this could be a big kick when the momentum shifts.

I’m assuming that the pattern this stock is trying to form is a cup and handle. Assuming that 4.40 is our resistance, and 1.82 is lowest point, we project our difference to 4.40 and we get 6.98 as our minimum target. But since the stock doesn’t move by 2 centavos at that price, I’m readjusting our target to 6.95, not so bad considering that that’s nearly 60% in potential returns.

Our MACD confirms the bullish momentum but has waned from its high. When this stock breaks out, you can bet that the MACD will push itself to higher levels.

Anyone for a cup of tea?

Recommendation: Buy on breakout
Resistance: 4.40
Trigger buy: 4.45
Target: 6.95
Cut loss: 4.35