Power Up with Solar

06/19/2014 9:00 am EST


Stiff competition from Chinese companies and cheap natural gas prices have dampened enthusiasm for solar energy in recent months, but Chris Vermeulen of TheGoldAndOilGuy.com points that several stocks in this sector are starting to break out.

During the past couple months several indexes, sectors and commodities have sold off more than 10-20%. But now, some are looking like new buying opportunities. Over the next week, I will bring a few of these trades to your attention as they start to unfold.

Today we are looking at the solar ETF (TAN). This sector recently had a 23% haircut in price. A 20-25% correction in price is a typical intermediate correction for a fast-moving sector. The price correction has pulled the sector down to its 150- and 200-simple day moving averages. These levels tend to act as long-term support for investors, a buying point.

Many of the individual stocks within this sector are starting to pop and break out of bullish price patterns. These individual stock prices point to higher prices for TAN going forward.

Be aware of crude oil….I do think that as long as the price of crude oil stays up solar stocks will continue to rise overall. But if oil starts to roll over and break down, TAN will struggle.

My Technical Take on the Chart

Big picture analysis shows a powerful uptrend with bullish consolidation.

Intermediate analysis shows a falling bullish wedge, test of moving averages, and a reversal breakout pattern.

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Short-term analysis shows we are at a resistance level, and we will likely see a pause of pullback over the next few days before it goes higher.

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TAN Trading Conclusion
If price closed back below the $39.00, I would consider this bounce/rally failed.

Disclaimer: I do not own shares of TAN as this point, but may buy some in the near future.

By Chris Vermeulen of TheGoldAndOilGuy.com

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