$AES Building Base for Push to $20

AES To Retest 2007 Highs?

It has been more than a decade since the share price of AES, one of the leading domestic power companies, hit $18. The price eclipsed the November and December breakout highs with little difficulty before stopping to knock on the 161.8% Fib extension three times. Upon breaking through, the resistance then became support and it is now building a base that I think is poised to make a run at the 261.8% Fib extension at $20. Twice overbought on the RSI since the beginning of the year, and with a steeply positive sloping 200 DMA, the momentum suggests higher prices ahead.

However, zoom out, and that’s where the chart gets really interesting.

AES traded in a range from $8-$15 for the last decade. Three times it attempted to push through resistance at $15.50 and failed before finally pushing through this fourth time in early February 2019. The break has been definitive, as the 161.8% Fib extension offered little resistance to an almost linear move. Is it a coincidence that the 423.6% extension happens to be right at the 2007 highs? I don’t think so. There is minimal downside risk to cheap out of the money August or November calls at a strike of $20 (or even $24).

Charts made with Optuma Software

About the author

I am the founder of fibonacci.com and an avid trader. I am also the co-founder of Texas Precious Metals, a top US precious metals company. In 2006 I was a contestant on The Apprentice with future president, Donald Trump. I live in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, with my wife and six children, where I spend my time hiking, charting, and changing diapers.

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