Shares of JDS Uniphase Hesitating?

By Traders Huddle | August 01, 2012 AAA

New York, August 1st (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of JDS Uniphase Corporation (NASDAQ:JDSU) closed the trading

day lower by $0.03 or -0.3% from its previous close. JDS Uniphase's 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.

JDS Uniphase Corporation (NASDAQ:JDSU) provides communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. The Company also provides optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense.

JDS Uniphase's trading range is defined by a trough, which marked calculated support at $8.65 and by a peak that set the

resistance point at $10.06. These levels are closely watched by traders managing their positions.

Traders wanting to establish a position in JDS Uniphase 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 JDS Uniphase, given that the stock finished the session lower, bears should monitor the stock, as it could reverse if it manages to trade above its intraday high. Below a Doji illustration:

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