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BHP Billiton

We're seeing a very similar setup in shares of BHP Billiton PLC (BBL) right now. That's not hugely surprising -- BBL and COP are two large-cap commodity-driven stocks, so their price charts are all but guaranteed to correlate highly with one another. Just like with COP, we'll want to see a bounce off support for the buy signal to trigger in BBL.

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More recently, the 50-day moving average has acted as a good proxy for trend line support. That simplifies things for traders looking to enter this stock on a bounce; setting a trade alert (through your broker) when shares close below the 50-day will provide an early warning that this setup is failing.

I'd recommend keeping a protective stop just below that level.

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