Gilead Sciences GILD Collapses to Keep Steep Downtrend in Motion

Feb 8, 2017: 3:59 PM CST

“Strong Stocks Keep Getting Stronger while Weak Stocks Keep Getting Weaker.”

Gilead Sciences reminds us of this core trading principle today after breaking powerfully under a key support level with positive divergences, overruling any reversal signal to keep the persistent downtrend in motion.

This stock is nearing a point where it has lost half of its value since mid-2015.

And yes, this weak stock keeps getting weaker.  Here’s the Weekly Chart:

As traders we’re always assessing the probability of a trend continuing or reversing.

Retracement or pullback strategies are designed to give us profits from a trend in motion staying in motion.

However, we have to be on guard for reversal signals such as divergences or price achieving a key target level.

Positive divergences set in motion a possible reversal up away from the $70.00 per share support target.

However, buyers failed to rally and reverse this stock higher off the $70.00 level, keeping the big downtrend in motion.

Buyers got trapped with the breakdown as a rapid “stop-loss liquidation” event triggered losses for buyers.

Short-sellers were emboldened, as they have been repeatedly with each retracement higher to the falling 20 week EMA – a core strategy of pro-trend retracement tactics.

Let GILD be an example of how risky it can be to trade AGAINST a strong trend in motion.

Weak Stocks Get Weaker.

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1 Comment

One Response to “Gilead Sciences GILD Collapses to Keep Steep Downtrend in Motion”

  1. williams435@mail.ru Says:

    It is not a good sign when your trust worthy organisation is falling down in the stock market. Gilead Sciences always there for the their people whenever they need.