It has been a while since we last reviewed the charts and indicators of Facebook Inc. (FB) . We last looked at FB back on July 27 and wrote that,"FB is loved by many and also has plenty of detractors. Advertisers can put their hands on their hips and take symbolic stands but they cannot ignore that this is the place to reach customers. The charts and indicators suggest that prices can move higher from here. Trade from the long side risking a close below $220."
What do the charts look like now that the company is back in the news?
The shares stayed above our stop out point and rallied to around $300 by late August. A correction in September halted in the $250-$240 area and prices have crept higher into October.
In the daily Japanese candlestick chart of FB, below, we can see a possible top reversal pattern on Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday. A possible "evening star" but with a spinning top on Tuesday. Prices have declined back below the rising 50-day moving average line.
The trading volume has declined since a surge in late August as prices topped. The On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line has declined since early September and tells us that sellers of FB have been more aggressive the past six weeks.
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) oscillator moved to a sell signal in late September and is now just barely above the zero line.