Semiconductor Stock Rolls Over At Channel Resistance
Synaptics, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, and sale of human interface semiconductor solutions for electronic devices and products. It specializes in custom-designed human interface that enable people to interact with mobile computing, communications, entertainment, and other electronic devices.
Take a look at the 2-year chart of Synaptics (SYNA) below with my added notations:
Chart of SYNA provided by TradingView
SYNA has formed a declining trend channel over the course of the past year. A channel is formed through the combination of a trend line support that runs parallel to a trend line resistance. SYNA tested its channel resistance last week and seems to be rolling over again.
The Tale of the Tape: SYNA has formed a down channel. A long trade could be entered on a pullback to the channel support, which is currently approaching the mid-$60’s, or on a break of channel resistance. Short trades could be entered at channel resistance or if the stock were to break below the channel support.
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Christian Tharp, CMT
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