You Ask, Fitzpatrick Answers: Solar, Gold,

RealMoney's Dan Fitzpatrick answers a range of trading questions, including his take on
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Updated from Feb. 26

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Dan Fitzpatrick

responded to a batch of fresh questions.

Here are a few of those questions and Fitzpatrick's answers.

Do you prefer simple or exponential moving averages?


I use the simple moving average for the middle Bollinger Band(typically the 20-period simple moving average). I'll sometimes zoom out to a50-period simple moving average.

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What alternative energy stock's chart looks interesting in the short term?


In addition to

First Solar

(FSLR) - Get Report

, I'd take a good, hard look at

MEMC Electronic Materials



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In Wednesday trading, shares of First Solar closed at $107.63 (down 21.8% for the day) and shares of MEMC Electronic Materials closed at $14.53 (up 1.85% for the day).

When it comes to underlying technical indicators, do you prefer to specialize in one... or use multiple indicators?


I really get a lot out of using Bollinger Bands.

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Would you initiate a position in the SPDR Gold Trust on this pull back or would you wait forit to touch 91?


I would buy some at the 50-day moving average. But I wouldn't want to be a trailblazer here -- I'd wait for evidence of buying.

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Update: Adami: Gold Price Offers Buying Opportunity

Been watching here since earnings. Thoughts?


I like SOHU. I think it works right here, right now! And I'd keep a stop just below the 50-day moving average.

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In Wednesday trading, shares of closed at $49.38 (up 3.76% for the day).

iShares MSCI Brazil Index blew down through the 50-day exponential moving average, just bounced off lower Bollinger Band. Still think it goes to test resistance at 40, or will it get blocked with new resistance at 35.75?


I see today's

Feb. 24 action as marking the latest bottom. But I think that the bulls will have a very tough time running EWZ up to test $40 on this move.

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