If today's trade is any indication, SIVB up 3.82% only a few cents off its 52 week high, on 1.007 million shares traded today vs. 459.9 thousand average daily volume bodes well for the near term.
A rest in the next couple of days wouldn't be unexpected. But continued strength if the tech market sells off would be good. The chart is looking very good. Hitting 35 and then a downsloping handle would be most positive.
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Put up a 2 year chart of SIVB on Yahoo. Lay over the 50 and 200 day moving averages. Then click the "bar" option for price display rather than line.
My read on SIVB is that it is currently on the right side of a cup that topped on the left side over $60 in Sept. of 2000. It looked as though it might have bottomed in Apr of '01 below $20 as it made a run up to $30+ in May, but fell back below $20 in July and Aug of '01. Then in Sept of '01, post 9-11, there was the real bottom in the mid-teens. By Oct of '01 SIVB was back through $20. The test of whether that was a real upturn was the Apr '02 mid $20s low. Shortly thereafter the 50 day moving average crossed through the 200 day moving average, going up, and now both the 50 and the 200 are headed up.
There is currently a 2 to 3 month cup with mid-April 2002 as the low point. Technically, a slightly downsloping handle from the right edge of the cup on lower volume is the classic formation. However, SIVB is at $32.01 on the close Friday, so bulls shouldn't complain. Assuming a real economic recovery, in 6 to 8 months we could be well above $45 and on the way to $60.