Now, before I go any further, let me be crystal clear… I am not offering any financial advice and, at least for now, I am not an owner of Toyota stock. I do own two Toyota vehicles though… and LOVE them but I digress. Oh, and Toyota also has a rocking production system but, again, I’m digressing!
Fun with Technical Analysis
Anyhow, I used to mess around trading stocks. And since I’ve studied things like technical analysis I thought it might be kind of fun to track Toyota’s stock from a technical perspective.
Let me also say that I am far from an expert at this and would love nothing more than to hear your opinions of what you see and what you think will happen.
My Take on the TM Stock
Anyhow, here is my first take on what I see… keeping it real simple for now. In the future I may pull out some fun stuff like Fibonacci retracements and MACD crossovers… but for today’s lesson we’ll look at some simple support and resistance lines.
If you click on the chart you’ll notice that this stock had been on a steady downward trend bouncing between a nice little “channel” that I’ve manually drawn in.
Then, the stock was crushed in early October of 2008 as Toyota failed to impress the street with their FY 2009 Guidance.
After this beating the stock gyrated sideways finding support around $60 (point A). It also, interestingly enough, found resistance at what used to be a support line (point B). Isn’t this stuff intriguing?
Anyhow, in April of this year the stock finally managed to bust back into the channel only to meet the same downward trending resistance (point C) which forced it back down.
From a purely technical perspective the biggest question mark I have is whether or not the stock will find support at around $68 (point D). If it does, it could possibly see a bullish bounce up… but, AGAIN, I am not offering any financial advice here. I’m just a nerd who loves to look at charts.
What do you think?
What do you think? Are you bullish or bearish on Toyota’s stock? Do you see anything else on their chart I might be missing?