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Donald Pendergast Image Donald Pendergast Founder, Linear Trading Systems LLC

This stock tends to travel in semi-chaotic, yet powerful thrusts, that can be difficult to trade with a long-term trend following method, notes Donald Pendergast of SentientTrader.com, but it could offer endless trading opportunities.

Although it took shares of Baker Hughes (BHI) nearly seven weeks to finally hammer out an identifiable double bottom pattern late last year, for bullish traders and investors the wait proved very worthwhile, with BHI soaring higher for much of January 2013. With the stock in the early stages of forming a large-scale triangle pattern—suggesting the possibility of strong moves in either direction once it completes—now might be a good time to size up the current price cycle and money flow trends in this key oil services group stock.

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Watch for the upper portion of the green cycle low time/price projection zone to see if it offers meaningful support.

BHI, like many of its large-cap brethren in the energy sector, tends to travel in semi-chaotic yet powerful thrusts that can be difficult to trade with a long-term trend following method, but for those who can be happy with swing moves lasting four to seven days, BHI appears to be a stock offering a near endless supply of trading opportunities.