Nearly two weeks ago, I was discussing in our FREE EB Digest newsletter why I felt Alphabet (GOOGL) was poised for a decline after earnings. It was continuing to push higher, which, on the surface, was a fairly bullish signal. However, if you looked at how strong internet stocks ($DJUSNS) were performing as a whole, then it became rather obvious that the big Wall Street firms weren’t overly impressed with GOOGL as it head towards its quarterly earnings release. Check out the bottom two panels – the first showing GOOGL:$DJUSNS relative strength and then the second showing the relative strength of Meta Platforms (META) vs. the internet group (META:$DJUSNS):
In our January 26th EB Digest newsletter article, I featured the above trading range (139-144) as a possible landing area for GOOGL after earnings. Heading into its earnings, GOOGL was overbought and was a SIGNIFICANT relative under performer. It’s pretty obvious to me that META was leading the internet group, while GOOGL was the beneficiary of being in a strong group. GOOGL’s recent weakness did, however, send the stock down into that 139-144 trading range and GOOGL is now testing a longer-term uptrend line. While I’d expect a price bounce from here, it’s really relative strength that I’ll be watching.
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