The stock of Facebook has been in a rising wedge pattern for most of its lifetime – and the pattern is nearing a resolution.
Today’s Chart Of The Day takes a rare detour into single stock territory. As we do not trade individual equities for our clients, it is typically not a focus of ours. But with Facebook (FB) in the news today (along with a dearth of exciting charts) we take a look at a chart pattern relevant to FB throughout most of its history – and in particular, right now.
A ‘rising wedge’ pattern involves a series of higher highs and higher lows on a price chart – with the lows demonstrating a steeper ascent. Given the sharper rise in the lows, the trendline connecting the highs and the trendline connecting the lows will necessarily intersect at some point, which we call the ‘apex’. That is where one can expect resolution to the pattern, if the wedge has not already been broken. Despite the higher highs and lows, the pattern is generally considered to be a bearish one. That is, prices more often than not resolve, or break out of, the wedge to the downside.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Sep 25, 2016.