Tesla's Stock Races Into Resistance: What's Next?

Tesla's Stock Races Into Resistance: What's Next?

Tesla Inc (Nasdaq: TSLA) has sped over 11% higher after tumbling over 5% lower on earnings and putting in a bottom at the $627 mark.

On Thursday, Benzinga Pro alerted its users Tesla had filed a patent that would allow it to recover and recycle nickel and cobalt from old lithium-ion EV batteries.

The patent, titled “Metal Sulfate Manufacturing System via Electrochemical Dissolution,” would allow the EV and technology company to recover the two crucial raw battery metals and reuse them making its supply chain more efficient.

Tesla’s stock shot up 5% on Thursday and on Friday continued to rise on bullish momentum.

The Tesla Chart: On Friday, Tesla slammed into a resistance level near the $700 mark that has been holding the stock down since May 3 when it lost the area as support.

Tesla’s stock has as also been plagued by a descending trendline the stock has been trending under since reaching an all-time high of $900 on Jan. 25.

On June 25, Tesla’s stock bucked the downtrend and broke up bullishly from the trendline. Since the break, the stock has been trading in a sideways consolidation pattern between about $620 and $700.

Tesla has tried to bust through the $700 level on three separate occasions and failed, but the more often the stock nicks the resistance level, the weaker it becomes.

Tesla is trading above both the eight-day and 21-day exponential averages, and the eight-day EMA recently crossed up over the 21-day EMA, both of which are bullish indicators.

Tesla’s stock is also trading above the 200-day simple moving average, which indicates overall sentiment in the stock is bullish. All three moving averages are curling upward, which indicates higher prices may come.

  • Bulls want to see Tesla’s stock break up above the $700 level, which could cause shorts to cover because it is a key zone. If Tesla can trade above the level, it has room to move up toward $745 before hitting further resistance.
  • Bears want to see Tesla’s stock continue to reject its upper resistance and for big bearish volume to drop it down below a support level at $650 that coincides with the 200-day SMA.
  • If Tesla’s stock loses the areas as support, it could fall toward the $628 level.
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William K. 1 month ago Member's comment

IF, IF, IF, If I weren't so broke, I'd have a lot more money, and IF I were not so dumb I would be much smarter.

Certainly if things were different they would not be the same. And if random effects that were missed had been seen the results would have been different. But the fact IS that unnoticed effects do interfere and the results are not what was expected nor what was wanted. Except sometimes. The trick is to always compare the unexpected results with the odds of them happening, and let that assist your decisions.