Merck May Be Offering a Trading Opportunity With Its Cross Below Its 50 Moving Average

The Daily View for Merck

  • At the time of this writing, MRK’s price is up $0.25 (0.33%) from the day prior.
  • The daily chart shows that Merck has seen 3 straight up days.
  • If you’re a trader with a preference for rangebound markets, you may wish to note that there isn’t a clear trend on the 20, 50 and 100 day timeframes.
  • Price action traders may also wish to note that we see a pin bar candlestick pattern on Merck. Given that we see an uptrend on the 20 and 10 daily candle timeframe, and that such candlestick patterns often denote reversals, this may be worth noting.
  • Of note is that the 100 day changed directions on MRK; it is now pointing down. The moving averages on the daily timeframe suggest a choppiness in price, as the 20, 50, 100 and 200 are all in a mixed alignment — meaning the trend across timeframes is inconsistent, indicating a potential opportunity for rangebound traders.

Merck’s hourly price chart is shown below.

MRK

The Daily View for Merck

  • Currently, MRK’s price is up $0.84 (1.1%) from the day prior.
  • Merck has seen its price go down 4 out of the past 5 days, thus creating some compelling opportunities for bears.
  • As for the trend on the daily timeframe, we see the clearest trend on the 100 day timeframe.
  • Most noteworthy in the world of moving averages on the daily chart is that the 50 day moving average has been crossed, so that price is now turning above it. The moving averages on the daily timeframe suggest a bearishness in price, as the 20, 50, 100 and 200 are all in a bearish alignment — meaning the shorter duration moving averages are below the longer duration averages, implying a stable downward trend.

Below is a daily price chart of Merck.

MRK