Perfect Red Dog Reversal in Apple (AAPL)

Apple (AAPL) continues to be one of my favorite stocks to trade, especially after it has loosened up in the past couple of weeks. Action like today’s Red Dog Reversal get me excited to talk about the power of technicals, even though many people like to try to say they don’t work.

With AAPL reaching almost parabolic levels during Q1, it was hard to chase the stock to the long-side, and I chose to wait until the status quo got shaken up a little bit to trade it. The first chart I put out was a warning chart on April 11th. AAPL began diverging from the markets on that day, which was very unusual based on its tremendous leadership from Q1. That move took AAPL down into its upper floor, and made me think it was poised to break significantly lower.

On April 13th most traders covered into the $605 area as that was the measured move of the short term Bearish pattern.

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The April 16th chart we sent out outlined support areas to look for action. We trade those action areas based on the strength of the bounce (or lack thereof). I wasn’t in the office yesterday to trade (which may have been a blessing), but it traded down sharply and got little in the way of a bounce.

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I came back in this morning looking for a buying opportunity for AAPL on a Red Dog Reversal, a trade I love so much I named it after myself!

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The pivot to trade against this morning was yesterday’s low of $578.25, and any remaining longs likely got stopped out through those levels and the early push down. Within the first 10 minutes we came back above that level (I was even more aggressive and got in prior to the break back above, still with my stops at the lows). I talked about it in very clear detail live on my Virtual Trading Floor (R) radio, where you could see when I initiated my position in real-time.

The stock right is trading around $596, almost $18 dollars higher than the technical Red Dog Reversal entry. Scalpers will take trades- swing traders might have caught a major inflection point for the stock and taken advantage of a big buying opportunity long-term. Everyone needs to use their own time frame.

Disclosure: Scott Redler is long AAPL, DNKN.

About Scott Redler 367 Articles

Scott Redler is the Chief Strategic Officer of T3 Live. He develops all trading strategies for the service and acts as the face of T3 Live. Mr. Redler focuses on thorough preparation and discipline as a trader.

Mr. Redler has been trading equities for more than 10 years and has more recently received widespread recognition from the financial community for his insightful, pragmatic approach. He began his career as a broker and venture capitalist where he was able to facilitate relationships that led him into trading. Beginning his trading career at Broadway Trading in 1999, Mr. Redler moved on with Marc Sperling to Sperling Enterprises, LLC after establishing himself as one of the best young traders in the firm. As a manager at Sperling Enterprises, continued to trade actively while working closely with all traders in the firm to dramatically increase performance.

Mr. Redler has participated in more than 30 triathlons and one IronMan, exhibiting a work ethic that also defines his trading. His vast knowledge and meticulous attention to detail has led to regular appearances on CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg, and he is a regular contributor to Minyanville and Forbes’ Intelligent Investing blog. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and Investor's Business Daily, among other publications.

Scott received a B.B.A. in Marketing/Finance from the State University of New York at Albany, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Albany's School of Business.

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