Trade Ideas Newsletter 05/12/2017

AEP is positioned for a contrarian breakdown

Based on the above analysis in AEP, traders should verify that their portfolio can handle increased risk from an additional position. Also ensure that AEP improves diversification in your current portfolio. Lastly, clever traders check how a new position matches up with not just their account, but the previaling market action as well. For example, take a look at the S&P 500. Is it moving to the upside or downside? Has it recently broken a key ceiling or floor? Be sure to line up your trading actions on AEP with the trend in the overall market.

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Right now the proprietary sentiment levels, calculated by Traders For Wealth, indicate an suprisingly positive bias toward AEP. However, the price action in AEP has been moving down contrary to the sentiment. This could be a strong sign of an impending contrarian breakdown. Traders should view this as a bearish position and make sure it is confirmed by overall market action, and in line with their current portfolio.

American Electric Power Company (AEP)

American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) is a public utility holding company that owns, directly or indirectly, all of the outstanding common stock of its public utility subsidiaries and varying percentages of other subsidiaries. The service areas of the Company’s public utility subsidiaries cover the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. The Company’s segments include Vertically Integrated Utilities, Transmission and Distribution Utilities, AEP Transmission Holdco, and Generation & Marketing. AEP’s vertically integrated utility operations are engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers. Transmission and Distribution Utilities segment consists of the transmission and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers. AEP Transmission Holdco develops, constructs and operates transmission facilities.