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Easy Trade of the Day:

CIT can’t break $35

CIT has been consolidating over the past few months, while also forming a key level of resistance to watch at the $35 (red) mark. CIT has already tested that level three different times, and has now tested it again during the past four days. A break above that $35 level should lead to higher prices.

The Tale of the Tape

CIT has a key level of resistance at $35. A long trade could be entered on a break through that level. However, if you are bearish on the stock, a short trade could be made on any rallies up to $35.

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

@cmtstockcoach

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