Mover Alert: JD.Com Inc (NASDAQ: JD)

by Christian Tharp, CMT

JD has hit the $32 mark as resistance several times over the past few months. The stock now sits just a couple ticks below it. A solid close above $32 should lead to another leg higher for JD.

JD.com, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an e-commerce company and retail infrastructure service provider in the People’s Republic of China. It operates in two segments, JD Retail and New Businesses.

Take a look at the 1-year chart of JD.com (NASDAQ: JD) below with added notations:

JD has hit the $32 mark as resistance several times over the past few months. The stock now sits just a couple ticks below it. A solid close above $32 should lead to another leg higher for JD.

The Tale of the Tape: JD has a key 52-week resistance at $32. A possible long position on the stock would be on a breakout above that level with a stop placed under it.

Before making any trading decision, decide which side of the trade you believe gives you the highest probability of success. Do you prefer the short side of the market, long side, or do you want to be in the market at all? If you haven’t thought about it, review the overall indices themselves. For example, take a look at the S&P 500. Is it trending higher or lower? Has it recently broken through a key resistance or support level? Making these decisions ahead of time will help you decide which side of the trade you believe gives you the best opportunities.

No matter what your strategy or when you decide to enter, always remember to use protective stops and you’ll be around for the next trade. Capital preservation is always key!

Good luck!
Christian Tharp, CMT

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