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A Stock To Keep An Eye On

02/08/18 03:22:54 PM
by Koos van der Merwe

Shopify empowers entrepreneurs from all over the world.

Security:   SHOP-T
Position:   Accumulate

The heading, when one looks for who or what Shopify is on the internet, is "CREATE YOUR ECOMMERCE STORE WITH SHOPIFY." So what is Shopify? What do they do? Shopify is an ecommerce platform allowing a person to sell online, on social media, in-store or even out the trunk of your car. With Shopify's ecommerce software, a seller will receive one unified platform to run their business. The company handles everything from marketing and payments, to secure checkout and shipping. For those people who have manufactured a product, rather than look for stores to sell their product, Shopify offers the ability to market and sell the product all over the world. Their website can be found here.

The share is listed on the Canadian stock market under the ticker SHOP.

Figure 1. Weekly chart.
Graphic provided by: AdvancedGET.
The chart in Figure 1 is a weekly chart showing how the price has risen from a low of $25.84 in May 2015 to its present high of $124.90. The Elliott wave count shown on the chart suggests that the share price is tracing a WAVE 5 that could rise to $150.96 or $188.08 before correcting. The RSI indicator shown on the chart has given a divergence sell signal. A divergence sell signal is given when the RSI indicator traces lower highs while the share price traces higher highs. The Stochastic RSI indicator is presently at overbought levels but has not yet suggested a sell. The share price could rise to either of the two Wave 5 highs suggested on the chart.

Figure 2. Daily chart.
Graphic provided by: AdvancedGET.
The chart in Figure 2 is a daily chart with an Elliott wave count suggesting that the share price is presently tracing an ABC correction in a rising WAVE B. This will be followed by a WAVE C fall to somewhere between $100.34 and $80.51, the Wave 4 correction. With the RSI and Stochastic RSI indicators both at overbought levels, this could happen in the near future, offering a buy opportunity as the share price bottoms.

Shopify is an interesting business, and its success as more and more "home" manufacturers look to sell their products throughout the world is worth watching. Yes, the company does charge for its services, and as more and more people throughout the world come to know the company, their share price should continue rising. As one financial advisor of the Business News Network has said, "This is another Amazon."

Koos van der Merwe

Has been a technical analyst since 1969, and has worked as a futures and options trader with First Financial Futures in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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