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This Fintech Stock Is Approaching Key Resistance

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Affirm Holdings, Inc. operates a platform for digital and mobile-first commerce. Its platform consists of three core elements: a point-of-sale payment solution for consumers, merchant commerce solutions, and a consumer-focused app.

Take a look at the 6-month chart of Affirm (NASDAQ: AFRM) below with the added notations:

Chart of AFRM provided by TradingView

AFRM has hit the $31 mark as resistance (yellow) on two separate occasions since May. After pulling lower after the most recent test of $31, the stock appears to be trying to head back up there. A break above $31 would open the door to higher prices for AFRM.

The Tale of the Tape: AFRM has an important level of resistance at $31. A long trade could be entered on a break through that level, with a stop placed below it. However, if you are bearish on the stock, a short trade could be made on any rallies up to the $31 area.

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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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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