Tied closely with the Energy sector, Frack Sand producer U.S. Silica Holdings (SLCA) is making a small move above the daily SMA 50 along with the Energy sector’s big bounce. 28 is key short-term support after having meandered above a downtrend line, which is part of a falling wedge-like object. Think about a ‘stop loss’ below 27 unless you are a fundamental long-term investor.


The weekly shows the bounce coming from a viable support area, although there is another at around 21-22 at the top of the late 2016/early 2017 ‘W’ pattern.


If SLCA can clear the immediate resistance on the daily chart at around 30-31 and the Energy sector makes a real rally (unlike last time), the conservative target would be around 38, which is the 38% Fib retrace. A 50% retrace to around 43 is also viable.

The way I would look at this company is that if you are bullish on Energy, it’s a good one to look into. If you are not bullish on Energy it is not logical to be bullish on Frack Sand and SLCA and it would best be avoided.

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