Nvidia's Stock Is On The Verge Of A Big Run Higher

Jun. 26, 2019 1:58 PM ETNVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)30 Comments


  • Nvidia's stock is nearing a big breakout.
  • The options are also implying the stock will rise.
  • There may be some improving fundamentals to this story.
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Nvidia's (NASDAQ:NVDA) stock may be about to surge to even higher prices over the coming weeks. The technical chart suggests Nvidia is breaking out and may rise by to as high as $178. The options are bullish too and indicate the stock will increase over the near term.

The last time I wrote on Nvidia was on May 17. At the time, I had noted that the stock was likely to drop to $150 from its then price of $160. The stock ended up falling to a low of $133 on June 3. You can now track all of my articles on Nvidia and Seeking Alpha on this Google Spreadsheet I created.

Trending Higher

Nvidia's shares are now trending higher in a rising channel and challenging resistance at $160. Should the stock manage to rise above resistance, the stock could go on to rise to around $178, an increase of almost 12%.

Additionally, the relative strength index is also rising and has broken a downtrend. It suggests that bullish momentum is entering the stock — the RSI is currently around 60, still well below overbought levels at 70.

Bullish Options

The options for expiration on July 19 suggest the stock will rise or fall by as much as 8% from the $160 strike price by expiration. It places the stock in a trading range of $147.75 to $172.25. The implied volatility for the options is currently around 38%, that is nearly three times higher than the SPDR S&P 500 ETF's (SPY) implied volatility of 14% - a proxy for the S&P 500. That means traders believe that Nvidia is in a period of heightened volatility.

In what may be a bullish sign, the number of calls at the $160 strike price outweighs the puts by almost 3 to 1, with roughly 5,700 open

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