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Amplitude (AMPL) Looks To Break Formation…

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Amplitude, Inc. engages in a digital optimization system that helps companies analyze its customer behavior within digital products. The firm delivers its application over the Internet as a subscription service using a software-as-a-service model. It also offers customer support related to initial implementation setup, ongoing support services, and application training.

Take a look at the 1-year chart of Amplitude (NASDAQ: AMPL) below with the added notations:

Chart of AMPL provided by TradingView

AMPL has formed key support at around $14 (blue), while also declining against a down trending resistance line (red). Those two lines have the stock trading within a common pattern known as a descending triangle. Eventually, AMPL will have to break out of the triangle. 

The Tale of the Tape: AMPL has formed a triangle pattern. A short trade could be made on a break of support, while a long position might be entered on a break of triangle resistance.

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!

Good luck!

Christian Tharp, CMT 

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Christian Tharp

I am an expert stock market coach having helped over 4000 beginner and advanced traders & investors from around the world take control of their financial futures. I also write stock market related articles for the Adam Mesh Trading Group. My Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation substantiates me as an expert in areas such as the technical analysis of stock trends, market indicators, cycles, price patterns, Elliot Wave principles, Candlestick charting, analyzing financial trends and behaviors, portfolio strategies, and forecasting future price movements. With my straightforward approach to simple, systematic trading, students learn how to strategically assess buy signals and market entry timing, establishment and management of stop losses, and how to employ a simple and disciplined trading approach that creates profits.

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