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The View Gets Clearer for Valeant (VRX)

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The view for Valeant (VRX) improved substantially this week as the stock broke out of a well-defined base. From a  technical analysis perspective, this is a text book breakout. The stock has based by building a one year range. The new 52-week high broke out of the base this week. The view is a little clearer now for the owner of Bausch and Lomb eye care products. 


The SCTR has surged to 99. The moving averages are in the proper alignment with the 10-week moving average above the 40-week. The volume surged on the breakout which is what we want to see. To cap it off, the MACD is breaking out above zero. You can tell because the first number in the legend is a positive number. The second number is for the signal line and it is just below zero so it shows as a negative number. The third number is how far the MACD is above the signal line and it is positive. 

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About the author: , CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst at StockCharts.com specializing in intermarket and commodities analysis. Based in Calgary, he is a board member of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts (CSTA) and the chairman of the CSTA Calgary chapter. He is also the author of Stock Charts for Dummies (Wiley, 2018). Learn More
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