Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as ads, Android, Chrome, hardware, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube. The Other Bets segment consists of businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X.
Take a look at the 1-year chart of Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) below with the added notations…
Chart of GOOGL provided by TradingView
GOOGL rallied consistently all throughout 2021, ultimately peaking in November. The stock has since fallen into a trading range between the $2800 support (green) and a $3000 resistance (red). At some stage, GOOGL will break out of the range, and that break will likely dictate the stock’s next big move.
The Tale of the Tape: GOOGL is trading in a sideways range. Long trades could be entered on a pullback to support, or on a break of resistance, with a protective stop set underneath the point of entry. An ideal short trade could be made on a break below support.
Before making any trading decision, decide which side of the trade you believe gives you the highest probability of success. Do you prefer the short side of the market, long side, or do you want to be in the market at all? If you haven’t thought about it, review the overall indices themselves. For example, take a look at the S&P 500. Is it trending higher or lower? Has it recently broken through a key resistance or support level? Making these decisions ahead of time will help you decide which side of the trade you believe gives you the best opportunities.
No matter what your strategy or when you decide to enter, always remember to use protective stops and you’ll be around for the next trade. Capital preservation is always key!
Christian Tharp, CMT
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