Apple (AAPL) reported 4th quarter results last week that disappointed investors. It’s stock fell 5 percent, while slipping below the $110 per share mark for the first time since September.
But there might be something more going on here (insert: there always is).
Apple’s stock price moved nearly 5 percent for 3 days in a row. Similar price movements were seen twice in September; one prior to a continuation move lower and the other just before a reversal higher.
In any event, price volatility often precedes directional moves. And considering earnings just took place, it’s wise for traders and investors to remain focused here and follow the price action.
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Apple (AAPL) “daily” Stock Chart
Easier said than done. Looking at the daily chart, we can see that Friday’s decline is at the bottom of the short-term pullback channel.
For a bigger move lower: A break below $105 will signal a full retest fo the September low and a potential A-B-C correction down to the $90 area (and 200-day moving average).
For a reversal and big move higher: Price is trading below the 50 day moving average, so if this move is a “shake out”, then active investors will want to see price retake the 50 day moving average (quickly)… followed by a burst back above the October high.
Apple (AAPL) “weekly” Stock Chart
On the weekly chart, the 10-week moving average is flattening and at risk of moving lower. Bulls need to step up and retake the $120 level.
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