Where a stock has come from is very important when considering buying a “BREAKOUT”. The probabilities of a stock moving higher after being up 5,6,7-days in a row before are slim. The context of the “breakout” is important. You shouldn’t buy a breakout just because it eclipsed a previous high especially if the stock made a big move just prior to breaking out. Sure, every so often the market will reward chasing but more often than not you are going to catch some heat first before getting paid if you buy “breakouts” in stocks that are already extended.
Frank Zorrilla, Registered Advisor In New York. If you need a second opinion, suggestions, and or feedback in regards to the market feel free to reach me at email@example.com or 646-480-7463.