The short & long of things =)

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Well just by looking at the chart you can see the trading setup. Basically I'm looking to trade the new $2.5-$3 range Facebook finds itself in. I will be using weekly expiration option contracts to trade this. The reasoning for the naming of this post is that you can go short on Monday (If your a more aggressive trader) or wait till price reaches the support area outlined for a long position (If your more conservative). Or you can simply trade both ends, both long and short! =)

If your short:
  • Your at a loss on a break above resistance outlined by the red trend lines .
  • Your take profit area would be around the $86.00 area.

If your long at support:
  • You'll be exiting at a loss on a break below the support area
Your preferable take profit area would be $87.50-$88.00

  • You can always leave around 10% of a trade open if your long just in case we break above the first line of resistance and head up to the $89.00 area. Do take into account your position sizing / commission on the position if you leave 10% open and the effect it will have on your P/L.

D1 Chart showing the break above resistance and the retracement back to resistance where price has formed 2-4 dollar range. Also take note that supporting the price action within the range is the steady decline in trading volume . Meaning that this can be the new range we find ourselves within for a while. Which is actually quite common in equities after breaking to new highs. Also, do note that we are trading the top of the channel now. So take that into account when formulating your risk management for the trade.

Cheers, happy trading guys/girls! =)
Update: Trade was never entered because price simply gapped up and took off without us. But as always there is always another opportunity for another entry! The pullback area I have in mind is the $87.15 - $88.00 area if we get a bullish daily candle at that area for a long entry! Cheers I will post chart analysis on it as soon as possible!
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