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Take a look at the following stock chart of Google ( NASDAQ:GOOG ) and then read through the numbered points for an added explanation.
1. The purple 1 is a descending channel identified in a previous post of Google.
2. The blue 2 is where Google gapped through $475 resistance and opened above $525 a share in mid April. This was earnings related.
3. The blue 3 was a small bull flag with $560 as resistance. Google ran to $600 in three days following the break, peaking at $602.45.
4. The blue 4 shows how a series of lower highs formed over several months. $540 support held through this time period until point 5 where bears to back control of the stock.
5. The blue 5 identifies when Google broke below its key $540 support. The stock tried to rally and made it back above $550 but quickly fell back below. This ultimately lead to lower prices below $520.
6. The blue 6 shows how once Google had fallen through $500 this price level became heavy resistance. A rally in mid August quickly ran out of juice which lead to lower prices once again.
7. The blue 7 shows key support line at $465 which could not hold up when being tested for the third time.
8. The blue 8 identifies the latest ascending channel that was formed in September and lead to lower price back below $425. Ascending channels are a common bearish pattern seen in downtrends and almost always result in lower prices.
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