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Tickers in this Article: VALE
New York, October 3rd ( - Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) ended the trading session at $17.84, near its 50 day moving average set at $17.98. Vale's price action placed the stock below this important level, which makes it difficult to be bought, as the stock will certainly face resistance as it approaches its 50 day moving average.Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (NYSE:VALE), through its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified metals and mining company worldwide. Vale produces and sells iron ore, pellets, manganese, alloys, gold, nickel, copper, kaolin, bauxite, alumina, aluminum, and potash. The Company is based in Brazil, where it owns and operates railroads and maritime terminals.

The latest price action range, defined by a peaks and troughs algorithm, placed calculated support at $17.72 and resistance at $19.76. These levels will be closely monitored, as they provide great insight into the latest price dynamics.

If traders want to establish a position in Vale, given the resistance expected as the stock approaches its 50 day moving average, a trade might materialize as the stock manages to break this important technical level. After the breakout, the 50 day moving average could be used as support going forward. However, until the break materializes, buying the stock is basically a gamble with 50-50 chance.

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