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Shake Shack (SHAK) Has A Nice Flavour Here

Greg Schnell | 

Shake Shack (SHAK) has been an interesting story. The stock IPO'd as a parabolic stock, then fell out of the sky. That's kind of how parabolic stocks go. But in 2017, Shake Shack started to show up on the radar again. Shake Shack Starts Shaking. Reviewing the chart you'll see why. The breakout from a two-year base was beautiful.


The real question is now. What to do now? There are lots of warnings on this chart. The PPO has rolled over, price is at support, the Full Stochastics are at 50, and the SCTR is making a lower high near 75.

We have seen this movie before. A breakout, a pullback to support or lower, and then a turn higher. On this stock, we wait and watch for the turn. A great example is MSFT. Different industry, but we are watching for the concept of support and resistance. When it turns up, this should have some thrust behind it. As it pulls back around this support level or lower, we can watch indicators like the CMF, OBV, Full Sto's etc. for improvement. 

Many great stocks are found when a market pulls back and gives you a chance to buy them on a meaningful low. Setups like this are great to watch and see if it can get into that big bull run.


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Good trading,
Greg Schnell, CMT, MFTA

Greg Schnell
About the author: , CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst at StockCharts.com specializing in intermarket and commodities analysis. Based in Calgary, he is a board member of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts (CSTA) and the chairman of the CSTA Calgary chapter. He is also the author of Stock Charts for Dummies (Wiley, 2018).
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