Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Federal Trade Commission has gained the ability to investigate
Facebook Inc. shares FB, +0.09% are down more than 6% in midday trading Monday after a report from the Wall Street Journal said that the Federal Trade Commission has gained the ability to investigate whether the social-media giant has unlawfully engaged in anticompetitive practices.
The report, which cites anonymous sources, follows several stories from the weekend suggesting that Alphabet Inc. GOOGL, +0.12% GOOG, -0.02% and Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -0.10% could also be investigated on competition concerns. Alphabet shares are off 6.2% in Monday trading, while Amazon’s stock is down 4.4%. Facebook shares have climbed 25% so far this year, as the S&P 500 SPX, -0.28% has risen 10%.
Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards.
Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the downside.
The projected upper bound is: 174.31.
The projected lower bound is: 153.91.
The projected closing price is: 164.11.
A big black candle occurred. This is bearish, as prices closed significantly lower than they opened. If the candle appears when prices are “high,” it may be the first sign of a top. If it occurs when prices are confronting an overhead resistance area (e.g., a moving average, trendline, or price resistance level), the long black candle adds credibility to the resistance. Similarly, if the candle appears as prices break below a support area, the long black candle confirms the failure of the support area.
During the past 10 bars, there have been 4 white candles and 6 black candles for a net of 2 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 24 white candles and 25 black candles for a net of 1 black candles.
A falling window occurred (where the bottom of the previous shadow is above the top of the current shadow). This usually implies a continuation of a bearish trend. There have been 3 falling windows in the last 50 candles–this makes the current falling window even more bearish. The two candles preceding the falling window were black, which makes this pattern even more bearish.
Three black candles occurred in the last three days. Although these candles were not big enough to create three black crows, the steady downward pattern is bearish.
Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.
One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 18.7074. This is an oversold reading. However, a signal is not generated until the Oscillator crosses above 20 The last signal was a sell 26 period(s) ago.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 27.86. This is where it usually bottoms. The RSI usually forms tops and bottoms before the underlying security. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a sell 18 period(s) ago.
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)
The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is -344.This is an oversold reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses above -100. The last signal was a buy 5 period(s) ago.
The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a sell 18 period(s) ago.
Rex Takasugi – TD Profile
FACEBOOK INC A closed down -13.320 at 164.150. Volume was 209% above average (trending) and Bollinger Bands were 4% wider than normal.
Open High Low Close Volume___
175.000 175.050 161.010 164.150 55,459,640
Short Term: Oversold
Intermediate Term: Bearish
Long Term: Bullish
Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 180.59 180.92 161.39
Volatility: 50 36 42
Volume: 15,555,384 16,073,780 22,085,144
Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.
FACEBOOK INC A gapped down today (bearish) on heavy volume. Possibility of a Breakaway Gap which usually signifies the beginning of a major market move. Four types of price gaps exist – Common, Breakaway, Runaway, and Exhaustion. Gaps acts as support/resistance.
FACEBOOK INC A is currently 1.7% above its 200-period moving average and is in an downward trend. Volatility is extremely high when compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. There is a good possibility that volatility will decrease and prices will stabilize in the near term. Our volume indicators reflect moderate flows of volume out of FB.O (mildly bearish). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bearish on FB.O and have had this outlook for the last 10 periods. Our momentum oscillator is currently indicating that FB.O is currently in an oversold condition.
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