Very. It’s been the dike that has kept the Bear Sea at bay.
Apple’s stock managed an impressive bounce off the its 200-day moving average yesterday. It was the first time the stock has come within $1.00 of the 200-day since November 2011 and only the third time in the past three years. *
In fact, AAPL has only moved below its 200-day moving average twice sense the crash lows, closing only seven times under the 200-day since it crossed over in early April 2009. Of those, six took place in the June 2011 streak.
The stock continues to trade poorly and can’t seem to hold a bid. We sense the size and over ownership of Apple limits new buyers and traders are looking for a new catalyst to jump back in. We’re watching the 200-day like a hawk. Keep it on your radar.
* Only including one observation from the streak of closes below the 200-day in June 2011.
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