To end the week, we are looking at a stock that has been weak the past three days. Obviously this sets up a short opportunity on Netflix (NFLX) after a slide that has brought us down to a key support level of right around 397.
The clear and obvious trade here would be if the stock fails to hold this support level, then we could prepare to go short in expectation that price could then see 375 relatively quickly. However, there is one other possibility for those who fancy themselves scalp traders.
A scalp trade is a trade you make when you know the move is going to be very short lived. Meaning, you expect to be in the trade for a very short amount of time. This strategy is not one we utilize often, but if you look at the chart, you’ll see that over the past several trading sessions we have seen a bounce at this area.
Now, if you were to take this scalp trade, you should have a pretty tight stop loss just below that 397 mark as the trade could go against you pretty abruptly if the stock and broader market show weakness coming into this session.
This trade would then be invalidated should price break through this level early on in the session. Still, your higher probability trade is to exercise patience and wait to see how price reacts to the 397 mark. If we show weakness, puts are still the favorite for this trade setup.
Be sure to keep NFLX on watch today and through next week to see if this level holds up. If not, get ready for more of the same and a slide back down to the next level of possible support at 375.
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