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SQUARE INC (SQ): 35.27% Profits Taken

Idea Profits Taken

SQUARE INCSQBuy16/02/2021205277.335.27%

Idea Summary

SQUARE INCSQInvestingBuy01/12/2020205250150

Idea Background

SQUARE INC, rather like Paypal and Stripe, is quite simply the next generation of banking, the old bricks and mortar model of banking is done, if you are yet to come to term with that, take a look at Lloyds’ (LLOY) chart below to see how obvious this is.

The chart of SQUARE is one of the most spectacular we have ever seen. Technical Analysis books write comprehensively about trading ranges and how to calculate them, and trend is your friend. The range above was not drawn but calculated, this is the 200 period Linear Regression channel.

You would be hard pressed to show a better example of a positive trend, and it was not even hand drawn, but a simple mathematic representation of the trend in the price action of the past 200 periods.

So it is safe to say then, that SQUARE is in a positive trend. While the outlook for online and digital banking remains so strong the expectation is that this broad positive trend is set to continue. SQUARE is certainly one to look to hold for the long term,  and also could be one to trade looking for a positive run over the Christmas period. The uber cautious could wait for the price action to drift to the lower end of the trend, just be aware though, that strong growth prospects like this one don’t often give you such an easy entry level, and we would recommend buying here, on the understanding that on any future mild weakness more could be acquired, only on a break below this trend channel would this extremely bullish outlook be brought into question.

Company Background

SQUARE, INC. provides, together with its subsidiaries, payment and point-of-sale solutions in the United States and internationally. The company’s commerce ecosystem includes point-of-sale software and hardware that offers sellers to payment and point-of-sale solutions.

It provides hardware products, including Magstripe reader, which enables swiped transactions of magnetic stripe cards; Contactless and chip reader that accepts Europay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV) chip cards and Near Field Communication payments; Square Stand, which enables an iPad to be used as a payment terminal or full point of sale solution; Square Register that combines its hardware, point-of-sale software, and payments technology; Square Terminal, a portable payments device that replaces keypad terminals, which accepts various payment types, such as tap, dip, and swipe, as well as prints receipts; and managed payments solutions.

The company also offers various software products, including Square Point of Sale; Square Virtual Terminal; Square Appointments; Square for Retail; Square for Restaurants; Square Invoices, Square Online Store; Square Loyalty, Marketing, and Gift Cards; and Square Dashboard. In addition, it offers developer platform, which includes application programming interfaces and software development kits.

Further, it provides managed payments, instant transfer, Square Card, Square Capital, and payroll. Additionally, it provides Cash App, which enables to send, spend, and store money; and Weebly that offers customers website hosting and domain name registration solutions. Square, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Analysts Summary

Monthly Graph: Lloyds (LLOY)

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Our Analysts

Research2 has over 50 years combined experience in various dealing rooms. Alex Neale is our co-founder and Senior Analyst and has over 20 years experience within the dealing rooms of various investment banks.

Alex graduated with a first, and top of his year, at University with his Business Studies degree, and also came top of the year in the Financial Management course, and won awards for the best coursework in the Financial Management course and also for best performance in exams overall. 

He is also one of the most qualified Technical Analysts working in the market today. Having secured qualifications from the three major global Technical Analysis bodies. The Society of Technical Analysts (STA), The Chartered Market Technician award from the Market Technicians Association (MTA) and the Master of Technical Analysis (MFTA) from the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA), where he gained the Brooks Memorial Award for the best peer reviewed paper of the year. Click here to read the award winning peer reviewed paper. Alex is also a Chartered member of the CISI (MSCI) and fully qualified to give derivatives investment advice. 

So in terms of dealing experience, qualifications, fundamental knowledge and technical expertise, Alex has it covered. 


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