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shows a stock that's generally making a series of higher lows. The bulls have been unable to push the stock above $500.

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But the longer this stock grinds away in the $450 to $500 range, the more explosive the move is likely to be when the next leg up begins. I've drawn the uptrending support line that connects the lows. I'd keep a stop just below that line to protect trading capital.

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