Today I’m going to show you one of my favorite indicators and how I used it to find today’s fresh stock pick.

Today we are going to be analyzing the Moving Average Convergence/ Divergence (MACD) chart for Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL). Alphabet has evolved from primarily being a search-engine provider to cloud computing, ad-based video and music streaming, autonomous vehicles, healthcare providers and others. In the online search arena, Google is a monopoly with more than 94% of the online search volume and market. 

MACD Indicator confirms Price Momentum

The GOOGL daily price chart below shows that GOOGL is in a price uptrend as the 24/52 day MACD line (black line) is above the 18-Day EMA (purple line). The Moving Average Convergence/ Divergence chart is shown below the daily price chart.

The 18-Day EMA line functions as a buy/sell ‘trigger’. When the 24/52 Day MACD line crosses above the 18-Day EMA line it indicates positive momentum and higher prices for the stock.

Buy GOOGL Stock

As long as the 24/52 Day MACD line remains above the 18-Day EMA, the stock is more likely to keep trading at new highs in the coming days and weeks.

Since GOOGL’s bullish run is likely to continue, the stock should be purchased.

Now, since GOOGL’s 24/52 Day MACD is trading above the 18-Day EMA this means the stock’s bullish rally will likely continue. Let’s use the Hughes Optioneering calculator to look at the potential returns for a GOOGL call option purchase.

For this specific call option, the calculator analysis below reveals if GOOGL stock increases 5.0% at option expiration to 163.26 (circled), the call option would make 62.4% before commission. 

If GOOGL stock increases 10.0% at option expiration to 171.04 (circled), the call option would make 131.5% before commission and outperform the stock return more than 13 to 1*. 

The leverage provided by call options allows you to maximize potential returns on bullish stocks.

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