Advanced Micro Devices: Waiting for Direction

By Traders Huddle | July 30, 2012 AAA

New York, July 30th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) closed the trading

day higher by $0.05 or 1.24% from its previous close. Advanced Micro Devices' price action formed what is considered to be a

doji close, where the open and close prices are very close to each other, mainly signaling an indecision between buyers and sellers.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) manufactures semiconductor products. The Company manufactures products that include microprocessors, embedded microprocessors, chipsets, graphics, video and multimedia products. Advanced Micro Devices, the second largest chipmaker in the world, offers its products on a global basis.

Advanced Micro Devices' trading range is defined by a trough, which marked calculated support at $3.98 and by a peak that set the

resistance point at $5.07. These levels are closely watched by traders managing their positions.

Traders wanting to establish a position in Advanced Micro Devices or traders that are already holding the stock can use the doji close to their advantage, since the pattern present a short-term pause in the stock's price action. This pause

results in an entry point for traders depending of which way the stock resolves this short-term indecision.

The Doji is an important candlestick pattern that provides information on their own and as components in a number of important patterns. Doji form when a security's open and close are virtually equal. The length of the upper and lower shadows can vary and the resulting candlestick looks like a cross, inverted cross or plus sign. Alone, doji are neutral patterns.

Any bullish or bearish bias is based on preceding price action and future confirmation. In the case of Advanced Micro Devices, given that the stock finished the session higher, bulls should monitor their positions for confirmation that the stock will continue higher by taking its intraday high. Below a Doji illustration:

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