I came across this one the other day after it reported earnings up 1000% on a 43% sales gain… yes, those are numbers we like to see… along with increasing margins and whatnot. The company is called Celebrate Express (Nasdaq: BDAY) and this chart shows its entire trading history and a short base that resembles a cup with handle pattern.
Too early to tell for sure, since we have overtones of new year’s profit taking overlapping the other forces that are currently in play, but Monday’s reversal and engulfing candle on volume combined with a fall below the 50-day moving average and subsequent failure to — yet — rally back above it is as textbook a warning signal as you’re ever gonna get. Couple that with the items outlined in my 1/2/05 Technical Update and it’s good to have some cash on the sidelines until this thing plays out. Cheers!