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Chart Of The Day: Navigating Amazon's Conflicting Trends

Published 09/15/2022, 07:34 AM
Updated 07/09/2023, 06:31 AM

I have been bearish on Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) since March despite its solid fundamentals because of the technicals.

I repeated that call in July, and then on August 1 I braved a short-term bullish call, despite being bearish on markets. The price bounced, reaching my trading sample's target and 77.2% of the implied short-term bottom's $150 target.

On August 18, I resumed my bearish call. The price has dropped 8.9% since. Where to from here?


Amazon sellers are braced for a pullback in consumer spending amid the economic downturn and are expecting a 'scary' holiday season. However, sales growth is already slowing down, prompting Amazon to downsize.


Let's examine the different term trends.

AMZN Daily

The price is uptrending, so bullish, but before you rush to buy Amazon shares, let's take a step back and look at the large picture.

AMZN Weekly

In the weekly chart, we realize that the larger trend is falling, as the price completed an H&S top. The price closed below the 200-week moving average (WMA) and the 50 WMA, crossing below the falling (more bearish) 100 WMA. Moreover, despite the 44.5% rebound, these MAs keep pointing down. So, bearish, but before you rush to short Amazon, let's take another step back for an even larger picture.

AMZN Monthly

Only now, with a bird's-eye view of the monthly chart, can we appreciate the trend complexity and how different terms interact with each other. Note how the price has respected the long-term uptrend line since January 2015, demonstrating that buyers controlled the macro trend.

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So, bullish? OK, before you rush to do anything, you need to determine what kind of trader you are. Only then can you make an educated bet.

Trading Strategies

Conservative traders should wait for the different term trends to synchronize, buying only if the long-term uptrend since the 2015 bottom breaks the medium-term downtrend.

Moderate traders would wait for the rising short-term trend since June's bottom to realign with the falling medium-term trend, to short.

Aggressive traders could buy the short-term trend, taking advantage of the positive risk-reward ratio between the short-term rising channel support and the medium-term falling channel's resistance.

Here is an aggressive long trading sample because it is timely while more cautious traders wait for confirmations.

  • Entry: $127
  • Stop-Loss: $122
  • Risk: $5
  • Target: $142
  • Reward: $15
  • Risk-Reward Ratio: 1:3

Note: I am not in the fortune-telling business. I am an analyst. This article is my interpretation, based on the principles of technical analysis. Like any other discipline, the study is statistically based. The follow-through is what happens most of the time. There is no way of knowing whether it will happen this time. Therefore, have a coherent plan that addresses your timing, budget, and temperament. If you don't know how to do that, I provided you with a generic sample above for practice. Close your eyes and imagine you lost your trade. If you can't handle that possibility, don't trade.

Latest comments

Hope you got paid handsomely for writing this article, seems you have started Fortune telling.Your original opinion Bearish was and is correct, we respected your Technical Analysis. Not the Garbage what you have written in this article. Stick to your Original OPINION & Technical Analysis.
It seems that I started fortune telling for those who don't have English comprehension. You either didn't read or understand the article. Start with the headline, and end with my trading strategies.
stop loss almost triggered in ah today........
Your point?
Anorher fortune teller 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️
Another who can't read English.
Thank you for sharing the article 💯
hi no English
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