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Thursday, January 13, 2011

inside day

Following a momentum gap up yesterday, price consolidated for most of the day within the previous range.
Two support levels throughout the day included initially the 38.2% retracement (measured off of Tuesday's close to include the momentum gap, up to yesterday's momentum high), followed by the 50% retracement.

A trade setup which I did not take follows.  I didn't take it b/c the risk/reward seemed lacking, nonetheless it was reasonably valid.
Price found support at the previous day's Open which coincided with a 61.8% retracement measured off of the previous day's High/Low range.  Afterward, price formed a seed wave where you could have bought the break ($128.39) with a target of a 50% or 100% extension (which coincided with the Open and PDC) as indicated:

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