Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Things are looking somewhat less bullish for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ( CM), also known as CIBC, one of Canada's big-six banks. CIBC has been locked in a downtrending channel for most of the last six months, bounded by well defined resistance to the upside and support below. That channel provides short sellers with a quantifiable risk/reward tradeoff right now.

For investors looking to short CIBC, the ideal entry comes on a bounce off of trend line resistance. The key word there is bounce -- trend lines do eventually fail, and traders will need to see that the resistance level in this stock is still intact before taking a position in shares. When it happens, the price target to watch is a move back down to the bottom of the channel.

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-- Written by Jonas Elmerraji in Baltimore.

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Jonas Elmerraji is the editor and portfolio manager of the Rhino Stock Report, a free investment advisory that returned 15% in 2008. He is a contributor to numerous financial outlets, including Forbes and Investopedia, and has been featured in Investor's Business Daily, in Consumer's Digest and on MSNBC.com.

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