Tesla Has an Outside Day

Tesla has obviously had an amazing run. This morning it spiked as high as $2,129, more than 900 percent above its 52-week low one year ago.

But TSLA hasn’t held that level. Its high occurred in the first minute of trading, and prices quickly knifed under $1,940. That’s resulting in a large outside candle on the daily chart .

This is a potential reversal pattern – especially when it occurs at a big round number like $2,000. Happening early on a Monday is also a potential sign of capitulation buying from retail investors submitting market buy orders over the weekend.

TSLA’s stock split, which takes effect next Monday, August 31, is the big catalyst. While this can definitely be a positive for a high-flying technology name, the euphoria may be priced in after TSLA rose more than 50 percent on the news. (It was announced after the close on August 11.)

Today’s candle is similar to the July 13 failed breakout (also on a Monday). TSLA and several other big Nasdaq stocks drifted for a month after that session. Traders may want to start looking for a deeper pullback in TSLA , and not buy the dip too quickly if sellers take charge.


The equity value on this is only slightly beyond absolutely ridiculously stupid.
good analysis. good caution
Thanks for analysis. I appreciate the explanation! it is always good to hear a good perspective on traders' psychology and explanations for the price movement and patterns such as you noticed with the monday market orders.
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