Trade Ideas Newsletter 09/02/2016

DO is positioned for a contrarian breakdown

Based on the above analysis in DO, traders should verify that their portfolio can handle increased risk from an additional position. Also ensure that DO 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 DO 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 DO. However, the price action in DO 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.

Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO)

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. is engaged in offshore drilling and providing contract drilling services to the energy industry. The Company has a fleet of approximately 30 offshore drilling rigs, such as semisubmersibles, jack-ups and dynamically positioned (DP) drillships. Its fleet offers a range of services around the world in the floater market (ultra-deepwater, deepwater and mid-water). Its Jack-up rigs are mobile, self-elevating drilling platforms equipped with legs that are lowered to the ocean floor. Its jack-ups are used for drilling in water depths from 20 feet to 350 feet. All of its jack-up rigs are equipped with a cantilever system that enables the rig to extend its drilling package over the aft end of the rig. Its drillships and semisubmersible rigs include Ocean Greatwhite, Ocean Valor, Ocean Courage, Ocean BlackHornet, Ocean BlackRhino and others. It provides offshore drilling services to oils and gas companies and government-owned oil companies.