Simple Support and Resistance Grid for MannKind MNKD

Jul 24, 2015: 2:16 PM CST

A couple readers have asked me to chart MannKind (MNKD) – a low priced but high volume stock – and indeed shares are facing a key support level here.

Let’s pinpoint the current “simple support and resistance” levels and note what opportunities develop from these levels.

We’ll start with the Daily Chart:

First and foremost, price is in a volatile, wide sideways trend.

Simple Support and Resistance Levels (colored) align at the $5.00 and $5.75 per share zones.

These aren’t just arbitrary levels – let’s broaden our perspective to the current Fibonacci Retracement Grid:

To be precise, the $5.00 per share level (where we are now) is the 61.8% Fibonacci Retracement of the recent swing up as drawn.

The $5.90 per share –  just shy of $6.00 – is the 38.2% Fibonacci Retracement.

The Midpoint or Magnet of the Swing is of course $5.50 per share.

The volatility – and buying pressure of traders – has twice fueled a powerful rally up to the $7.50 per share level in 2015.

The down-break away from $5.00 to a reversal just under $4.00 also reminds us of the wider range and higher volatility of this aggressive trading candidate.

So what’s the simple play here?

A trigger-breakdown under the $5.00 per share level – use April 2015 as the model for a potential sell-price pathway – could lead to a sell swing down toward the $4.00 per share level.

Otherwise, note the yellow “Neutral Zone” between the $5.00 and $5.75 pivots.

Build trading strategies on the movement away from the $5.00 pivot or reference level.

Short-sell breakdown strategies are appropriate under $5.00; support-bounce or range trading strategies are appropriate between $5.00 and $6.00 per share.

Finally, in the event that buyers once again break price beyond $6.00, that’s when bullish breakout plays would be favored.

Until then, focus all attention on $5.00 per share and the Red Sell Zone beneath this support shelf.

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2 Responses to “Simple Support and Resistance Grid for MannKind MNKD”

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