Taking On Bill Ackman
- Posted by Greg Harmon
- on May 8th, 2014
I think I could take him in a fight. He seems like a pretty boy. But aside from dealing with his traders (who are major pains in the ass) he has never done anything to me worth taking a swing at him. So I will take him on in the battle field of the market. And specifically in one of his preferred shorts, Herbalife, $HLF. I have a condition though. I will only engage in the battle if the stock moves over 62.50. It looks promising to me that we will fight as the stock has mad a higher low and a higher high. It has a rising RSI and MACD to support more upside and the Bollinger bands are pointing higher. The chart below illustrates all this. There is other supporting technical evidence too. The 3 box Point and Figure chart carries a price objective to 83 above. If it gets there I will declare victory, showing mercy, since I know Ackman never uses a stop loss and never thinks he is wrong. One more thing. I do use stops, so that I can live to fight another battle. The area where the 20 and 50 day Simple Moving Averages cross at 58 is a natural spot or the bottom of the red zone. Good luck to you old silver haired man.
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Gregory W. Harmon CMT, CFA, has traded in the Securities markets since 1986. He has held senior positions including Head of Global Trading, Head of Product Development, Head of Strategy and Director of Equity. (More)
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