Smart speaker growth is a long-term catalyst for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Stock
Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) is in a strong position to take advantage of the rapid acceptance of smart home devices in China. The company launched its smart speaker in mid-2017. Alibaba stock should benefit from the growth in smart home devices.
By the third quarter of last year, it was selling over 2 million smart speakers. Globally it was in third place behind Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), respectively.
During the Singles’ Day event, Alibaba further discounted the smart speaker to only $15 which further would have increased the demand for this product.
Alibaba is now looking to expand the presence of its voice assistant to different platforms, such as automobiles.
Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.
Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside.
By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 156.33.
The projected upper bound is: 180.90.
The projected lower bound is: 161.12.
The projected closing price is: 171.01.
A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 3 white candles and 7 black candles for a net of 4 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 25 white candles and 25 black candles.
An inverted hammer occurred. If this occurs during a downtrend it implies a reversal. Look for a confirmation of the reversal on the bar.
A long upper shadow occurred. This is typically a bearish signal (particularly when it occurs near a high price level, at resistance level, or when the security is overbought).
A shooting star occurred (a shooting star has a small real body near the bottom of the candle and a long upper shadow). During an uptrend(which appears to be the case with ALIBABA GRP ADR) the long upper shadow indicates that the bears are gaining control and a top may occur.
A spinning top occurred (a spinning top is a candle with a small real body). Spinning tops identify a session in which there is little price action (as defined by the difference between the open and the close). During a rally or near new highs, a spinning top can be a sign that prices are losing momentum and the bulls may be in trouble.
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 58.0246. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 8 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 64.12. This is not a topping or bottoming area. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a sell 8 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 126.This is an overbought reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses below 100. The last signal was a sell 8 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 5 period(s) ago.
Rex Takasugi – TD Profile
ALIBABA GRP ADR closed up 0.530 at 170.710. Volume was 23% below average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 18% narrower than normal.
Open High Low Close Volume___
171.000 172.680 170.610 170.710 3,278,229
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bullish
Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 168.68 153.31 169.11
Volatility: 24 43 43
Volume: 2,278,412 3,489,776 4,253,310
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.
ALIBABA GRP ADR is currently 0.9% above its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is low as compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. Our volume indicators reflect moderate flows of volume into BABA.N (mildly bullish). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on BABA.N and have had this outlook for the last 25 periods.
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