Discover Financial Services Breaks Out

Aside from CB Richard Ellis (CBG) the other stock whose chart I was salivating over yesterday was Discover Financial Services (DFS). I like these sort of chart formations rather than the “buy high (at any price, no matter how overbought) and sell higher” greater fool, momentum trading that now dominates. DFS has a very similar set up, but a smaller base and more of a slowly trending up move rather than a long sideways base to break out of. However, I wanted to see a move over recent highs i.e. over $17.20. That did *not* happen yesterday… unfortunately it happened today, but in grand fashion and has already made a big jump. Now I have to consider whether to chase a stock up already 5% in today’s session… (I know, I know – the answer is “of course, because it can only go up from here”)

Disclosure: Long CB Richard Ellis in fund; no personal position

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Mark Hanna is President and Owner of Hanna Capital, LLC, a registered investment advisory firm. Mark has been a follower of markets since the late 80s, with a focus on individual equities since the mid 90s. He has been a well known commentator in the financial blogosphere for the past 5 years, following a career in corpoporate finance and accounting. Mark attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with a degree in Economics.

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