Many amateur stock traders probably felt that Netflix was tempting today. It was temping! The stock jumped 10%+. Over $6.18 a share. If you enter the stock long in the morning, I applaud you. But one thing to remember is that when you are in the jungle you are just gambling. Be patient in the morning and make sure the volume is there. With NFLX it was (to some degree). So the next question is where is the big money heading? Well.... that is anyone's guess.
Check the weekly chart below:
The stock was toast after it hit $300 per share and then rode down to around $56. Ever since then it's been struggling. Although today was the first day that it broke a descending trend line if you look at my chart above, but that's not something to rave about.
Billions of dollars pushed the stock down. So be patient and wait for a second day to confirm the move if you are looking to go long. I believe this could be just a short covering due to the amount of shorts there are in the stock but only time will tell. Stay patient as 1 tick does not make a trend. If you were a day trader and got the move - great. If you are a swing trader that likes to hold for days, weeks, or months on a longer time horizon, why not be patient and wait for confirmation? Whats the rush?