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RAX update

RAX was a short trade that recently hit it's final target for a 30.2% in under 3 weeks from entry.  At the time, I suggested booking full profits and considered the trade completed as a bounce was very likely but I also added an additional downside target for those wanting to let some of their position ride or for anyone wanting to short or re-short RAX on a bounce.  The stock did make a healthy bounce from there and then set up in a beautiful bear flag continuation pattern (shown clearly below on the 4 hour chart), of which it broke down from recently and has fallen sharply since.  What makes this such a nice example of a bear flag pattern, besides the well defined-flag, is the impulsive selling on both the "flagpole" leading up to the flag formation and the subsequent impulsive selling immediately following the price breakdown below the flag.  The common measurement for a bear flag pattern is to take the distance of the flagpole and add it to the top of the flag, as shown on the 4 hour chart.  I did add one more possible target which is slightly above that flag projection but lines up with some pretty solid support.  However, I still prefer T4, the unofficial final target at 45.65.

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2013-03-15T10:36:08+00:00 Mar 15, 2013 10:27am|Categories: Completed Trades - Short, Trading Tips|Tags: |Comments Off on RAX update