Bulls and Bears on the Trenches of Adobe
Published on Tuesday, 01 January 2013 04:27 Written by TradersHuddle Wire
New York, January 1st (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) closed the trading day higher by $0.78 or 2.11% from its previous close. Adobe's price action formed what is considered to be a doji close, where the open and close prices are very close to each other, mainly signaling an indecision between buyers and sellers.
Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) develops, markets, and supports computer software products and technologies. The Company's products allow users to present and use information across all print and electronic media. Adobe offers a line of application software products, type products, and content for creating, distributing, and managing information. The company popular Acrobat Reader allows companies and consumers to exchange a wide variety of electronic information and documents.
Adobe's trading range is defined by a trough, which marked calculated support at $32.14 and by a peak that set the resistance point at $38.25. These levels are closely watched by traders managing their positions.
Traders wanting to establish a position in Adobe or traders that are already holding the stock can use the doji close to their advantage, since the pattern present a short-term pause in the stock's price action. This pause results in an entry point for traders depending of which way the stock resolves this short-term indecision.
The Doji is an important candlestick pattern that provides information on their own and as components in a number of important patterns. Doji form when a security's open and close are virtually equal. The length of the upper and lower shadows can vary and the resulting candlestick looks like a cross, inverted cross or plus sign. Alone, doji are neutral patterns.
Any bullish or bearish bias is based on preceding price action and future confirmation. In the case of Adobe, given that the stock finished the session higher, bulls should monitor their positions for confirmation that the stock will continue higher by taking its intraday high. Below a Doji illustration: