Technical Trade Lesson: Weekly Outside Reversal Pattern

Workday Inc (WDAY:NASDAQ) is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. The stock recently topped out on November 27, 2017 at $116.89 a share. Since that high pivot, the stock has declined sharply. Last night, the company reported earnings and the stock is falling lower today by $2.54 to $104.00 per share. The pattern forming on the weekly chart is what we call an outside reversal pattern. This is usually a very bearish pattern that indicates further downside is possible in the coming weeks. Traders should realize the stock is short-term oversold on the daily chart already, so there could be some minor bounces or positive trading days in the stock. But please note, the weekly reversal pattern that has formed is not a sign of strength. This pattern will generally indicate more weekly chart selling down the road.

So where are the support levels for WDAY stock? There are several important support levels coming up. The first support level that I see is the 200-day moving average at $98.42. This moving average will be major daily chart support if price trades directly into the level. Should price consolidate above the 200-day moving average then that area will become minor support. In other words, watching the pattern develop is extremely important, you must see how a stock trades into a particular support level. The second major support level will be around the $95.00 area. This is where the 50-week moving average is located. This will likely be a major support level when tested as long as price comes directly into that support level. The next major support area for WDAY stock will be around the $90.50 level. This important area is where the stock broke out in May 2017. If you have been reading my work over the years than you know that prior breakout levels are often major chart support when retested. Again, it is very important to see how the stock trades into that level, the chart pattern is always critical and it can change the odds of the trade.


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