Technical Update - Amazon, Apple & Alphabet set top open lower but trend is up. Will it continue? Technical Update - Amazon, Apple & Alphabet set top open lower but trend is up. Will it continue? Technical Update - Amazon, Apple & Alphabet set top open lower but trend is up. Will it continue?

Technical Update - Amazon, Apple & Alphabet set top open lower but trend is up. Will it continue?

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Kim Cramer Larsson

Technical Analyst, Saxo Bank

Summary:  Amazon, Apple and Alphabet all delivered disappointing earnings and guidance after market and are set to open lower. A lower open that comes after jumping higher yesterday forming gaps.
The lower open does not seem to reverse the uptrend all three companies are currently performing but the gaps are likely to be important for the direction. Which way will they be closed?


Amazon is set to open around 108.70 after earnings release yesterday after Market (indicated by the horizontal dashed line). That is around yesterday’s lows and in the gap performed during yesterday’s session. The same gap that was also created October 2022 during heavy selling pressure.
The key question is; will Amazon close the gap again to the upside i.e., will it close above 111 or to the downside i.e., will it slide lower to close below 105?
If the former there is more upside potential to around 121 short-term. Medium-term there could be potential up to resistance at around 136.45.
If closing below 105 selling pressure could push Amazon down to support at around 97.23.

However, the short-term underlying sentiment is bullish with RSI above 60 and no divergence and the 21 and 55 Moving Averages rising. This will offer some support to the share price.

Source all chart and data: Saxo Group
Medium-term weekly chart, Amazon bounced to reach the 0.50 retracement of the Q3-Q4 2022 sell-off. The bounce occurred after RSI showed divergence during that selling pressure. RSI is still showing negative sentiment however, and needs to close above to switch to positive sentiment.
If rejected at 60 threshold the bear market is likely to resume in Amazon.
But if Bulls can push Amazon higher (closing the forementioned gap) and weekly RSI to close above 60 there is room for Amazon up to around 136.45. Around the 200 weekly SMA.
If Amazon fails to break higher and bear trend resumes share price is again looking at new lows.

Apple is set to open around 148.45 after earnings release yesterday after Market (indicated by the horizontal dashed line) i.e. around yesterday’s low. And still above 200 SMA and inside the rising channel pattern.
Similar Amazon Apple created a gap yesterday. If Apple closes below the 145.90 and below the lower rising trendline it could fuel further selling down to the medium term falling trend line and support at around 133.77.
But if Apple can close back above the resistance at 149.97 as it did yesterday there is likely more upside in store. Next resistance at around 157.35 and 163.43.
RSI still showing positive sentiment support bullish scenario to continue.

Medium-term Apple is still in a down trend. Close to be testing the 55 weekly SMA. A weekly close above 153.60 will change that. If Apple can close above 153.60 RSI is likely to close above 60 i.e. back in positive sentiment indicating higher levels with potential to strong resistance at around 164.25 and 0.786 retracement at 165.
If selling pressure returns and push Apple below upper falling trendline new lows to around 118.40 should is in the cards.

Alphabet (Google) C is set to open around the resistance the share price closed above yesterday, and back below 200 daily SMA.
However, the Double bottom pattern like scenario is still valid as long as Alphabet does not close below 102.50. A close below that level the double bottom pattern is busted and selling pressure is likely to send Alphabet share price down to around 95.90. First indication of that scenario could be if Alphabet closes the gap below 101.40
Double bottom pattern has potential up to around 120 with resistance at around 112.

Medium-term Alphabet has broken bullish out of its falling channel and formed and uptrend. RSI still needs to close above 60 to confirm further upside.
55 weekly SMA will provide some resistance Resistnace at around 112.00.
If the previously mention bear scenario resumes Alphabet is likely to test its upper falling trendline in the falling channel

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