Is it time to take profits in the STEC short? Entry was made back on September 24th at $30.75., so we are looking at a 15-20 percent gain.
My general approach to exits is to set a target based on support/resistance levels and take a partial profit at that level. As you can see from the chart, a consolidation zone is in the $22-25 range. Thus, I took profits yesterday around $26.
After taking profits, I move my stop to entry to “lock in” the initial profit. This allows me to stick with the trade if it continues to drop, without worrying about giving back too much. If price reaches the 200 day moving average, I’ll take full profits.