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APPLE Technicals Behavior 
 August 09 ( From TradingView )
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August 09: Big Picture: A Long Path to Recovery

On August 2, I mentioned in my Weekly Research ​(200 DMA and August Seasonals: Molotov Cocktail ?)  
that the month of August is quite special on AAPL. I wrote then: ​August is historically the second best ​​
​relative monthly performance for Apple Shares based on the average performance of the past 5 years ...

As of August 7, for the month of August 2015, AAPL Shares are down -4.33% and the SP500 Index is down -1.25%, not in line with Monthly expectations...​​


The Big Picture for Apple Shares.

On June 8 week, we broke on a weekly basis the main uptrend channel support then at $127.57 support.​ SO by breaking that support from the main channel that started back in November 2014 at $127.57, it was a very bad technical sign for me indeed...
Also, on the August 3 rd week, we broke on a weekly basis the downtrend channel at $118.06. ( See chart below  )​
​For the weekly, we are now within a downtrend channel that started on the week of July 6 with $111.13 as support and $124.47 as resistance. See chart below.

We need to get above on a weekly basis the $117.57 level ( which is the old weekly downtrend channel resistance level now )​​ to change that bear behavior trend. ( See chart below - Ellipse )​

RV closed on August 7 at ​​2.33, well above it s 200 DMA at 1.86 and pure Volatility​ closed at 31.17% last Friday, level well above its 200 DMA at 27.6%.

What I am telling you is that Volatilty and Relative Volatility is still on the expansive side considering the factors above that can bring Volatility in Apple Shares til the end of the month...

Looking at the past 5 years, Volatility of Apple Shares tend to fall til August 17:
It is important to know for long term options behavior....​
APPLE Volatility Technicals - Daily Levels and Seasonalities - AAPL ​​​


​​The Weekly August 14 116 Straddle ( Long Call and Long Put ) closed last Friday at $3.33 and

I will follow that straddle this week...​​


​​​But in fact, what it is important for us to know ( IF history repeat itself ) is that Relative Outperformance of Apple Shares that historically start on August 11 til August 20 according to the past 5 years as shown by the chart below.


​​​Stay tuned as I will update you in the Daily as usual for specific trading levels on Apple Shares...



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APPLE Technicals
​Daily Levels - AAPL
Candles
200 DMA ( Green Line )​
APPLE Technicals - AAPL
​Weekly Levels
Candles
My Downward Channel

​​SInce July 21 ( post Earnings Releses ), we started to trade within a Large Downward Channel. On August 3rd, Apple Shares closed ​below the 200 DMA then at $120.75, a bad omen technically speaking...

​​Apple Shares are within a Large Downward Channel that started on July 21 2015 with $107.06 support and $116.79 as resistance.
( see Chart Below ).​

​​On a Daily basis, we need a close above that Resistance Trendline of that Downward Channel at $116.79 ( Blue Trendline - Chart Below ) before thinking of a short term reversal in Apple Shares and after a potential test of the 200 DMA now at $121.18.

That underperformance of AAPL since July 21 is quite obvious looking at the chart below which is the Ratio of Apple Shares over the mighty SP500 Index- Candles. Observe that we are broke the support trendline from that channel of Relative Performance...
And also the 200 DMA ( Day Moving Average - Green Line - Chart Below ) on July 30. It is crucial that we get back above that 200 DMA level for technical strenght...
RATIO AAPL​ Stock over SPX ( Cabdles )
200 DMA ( Green Line )​
SP500 Index ( Area )
Daily Chart - Seasonalities - Relative Daily Performance Index in % of Apple Shares vs SP500 Index ​- Average of the past 5 years - August 1st pegged at 100

( See chart below )​