BreakOutArtist
Long

Taking a Long Shot with MDT

NYSE:MDT   MEDTRONIC PLC
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7 months ago
Hi all,

Here is breakout idea, that will require possibly holding a long position for the longer term.
This is potentially suitable for traders looking to "re-invest" their shorter term trading profits.

1 MDT             has been trending extremely well, since June 2013 to Feb 2015.
Over a period of about 33 months, price has channeled upwards, from around $38 to $79 on Feb 2015, returning an impressive 115% gain.

2 Of course nothing lasts forever and we see a consolidation phase, where price retraces aggressively to around 64 (-18%), before trading back to $78 levels on Apr 2016.
Please note that this is not a triangle pattern. To be honest I am not sure what fancy cute name to call this formation.
What I do know that this is a clear consolidation pattern, with a sharp rejection of $64,00, subsequent support buying above $72.00 and price is already trading above the resistance zone.

Projection:
Price is already breaking out an is likely to trade higher.
It is likely that the breakout might repeat the price action in 1, in the form of a slow and steady channel up.
Therefore a long holding period is highly advised in order to capture the full potential of the bullish move.

Entry Condition:
A long entry can be executed now, as long as price is no more than 81.50 and no cheaper than 78.50 and no later than 12 May 2016.

Stop Loss:
Below 78.00.
If price were to trade to the consolidation, then the breakout is no longer valid.

Taking Profit:
Looking at how price behaves in 1, I will prefer not to assign absolute profit targets and simply let the price run its due course.
In other words, a long holding period is advised, in order to capture a potential steady increase in price trend.

Method 1: Profit can be taken at around $92. which is a simple technical projection from the height of the consolidation zone in 2.
$100 is also another possible technical level to consider taking profit.

Method 2: Set up trendline as shown, set a alarm to notify you when price breaches the line.
Close the position when the alarm goes off, as it indicates that the trend might be an end.
It might be a long wait so patience is highly advised.

Risk:
Because this is a long term position, there's a risk that new fundamental information, especially earnings releases, may negatively affect the price.

Summary:
MDT             has broken out of a 14 month consolidation zone and is looking to trend steadily higher over the long term.

Have a profitable day~
-BreakOutArtist
5 months ago
Trade closed manually: Closed $MDT, to protect capital.

Even though price breakout for a while after the idea is posted, new fundamental development in Brexit has placed the bullish breakout in check.
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