Is A Homebuilders Stock Trade Brewing? NAIL ETF & Double Doji

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The Daily Homebuilders & Supplies Bull 3X Shares (NAIL) ETF hit new highs on December 2nd after breaking through resistance set in May. It just revisited those levels in November ─ a possible bullish sign for traders. In this installment of Direxion’s Xchange, we will examine NAIL’s bullish chart pattern and discuss possible trading options in the homebuilders and construction stock sectors.

Homebuilders Trade Brewing: Technically Speaking, There May Be a Double Doji Pattern Brewing

Source: Bloomberg Finance, L.P., as of December 8, 2021. The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

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A candle chart is showing a pattern called doji. A doji candlestick can be representative of a trend shift given certain context, particularly an uptrend. Doji can be meaningful both as a single candle line and in groups.

By nature of a narrow real body that represents an open and close that are either the same or very close in price, doji candlesticks represent a balance of buyers and sellers and can be representative of slowing momentum.

This group of doji could be construed as interim lack of demand above the 120-level; indeed the fund has pulled back around 10% off its 12/10 highs after seeing that pattern but we also see the 20 Day Moving Average holding nicely as support through 12/15.

One way to interpret the $NAIL ETF’s price movements could be to construe this group of doji as market exhaustion, and a top to the recent run up, while potentially looking to take profits here if you’re positioned long.

Another way to interpret NAIL’s price changes would be to consider these doji have coincided with waning volume in NAIL. So rather than dealing with a fierce battle of Bulls and Bears that yielded equivalent influence on the ETF from both sides, we could be seeing traders take a breather while waiting out some consolidation before making a push to fresh highs.

Source: Bloomberg Finance, L.P., as of December 8, 2021.

A continued pattern of doji may exhaust the short-term trade opportunity – for now.  So the key is to evaluate your position quickly, and monitor it daily.  Know the risks before you trade Leveraged ETFs.

The  Daily Homebuilders & Supplies Bull 3X Shares ETF (NAIL). NAIL seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses, of 300% of the performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Home Construction Index. There is no guarantee the fund will meet its stated investment objectives.

Originally published by Direxion on December 20, 2021.

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