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UBER vs. LYFT: So Far UBER Remains the Winner

LYFT Inc. $LYFT has stalled after its plunge since the IPO. Meanwhile, the price chart is showing us some key support and resistance levels.

LYFT 4H Chart

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Initial Dump and Rebound:
- As we can see on the 4H chart, the IPO entered the secondary market around $87 and fell straight down.
- A month and a couple of weeks later, price tagged a low around $47.50.
- Since then, it has been climbing up, and was able to return to the early May-high around $63.
- Price retreated from $63. This is now a key level and barrier for any bullish outlook.
- There is also a common support around $55. If price can hold above $55, it would be a sign that the market is no longer bearish. 
- Otherwise, a break below $55 could open up the $47.50-$48 low again, with prospect of falling lower.
- On the other hand, a break above $63 can open up the $70 handle. 

UBER's price chart has looked better. After an initial dump, it has been able to make a higher high and a higher low relative its initial high and low:

$UBER 4H Chart

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Key Support: 
- The UBER price chart around $39-$40 shows a key support around $39-$40. 
- Ability to hold above this level should maintain a bullish-neutral outlook for UBER. 
- A break lower however can put UBER into the same situation as LYFT and open up the lows around $36.50-$37.

In the latest round of UBER vs. LYFT, we are seeing competition in the bike sharing segment: LYFT is suing the city of San Francisco "claiming that the city is violating its 10-year contract with Lyft that would give the company exclusive rights to operate bike-share programs. " ( It is trying to elbow UBER out of the bike sharing space in SF, where both companies are headquartered. 

I don't think LYFT will win this small battle. At the end of the day, I think UBER has more upside. After all, it has more than 4x the market cap. UBER ($72.72B) vs. LYFT ($16.80B) as of 6/11/2019.

Some might say LYFT has that underdog advantage, but that would only apply if UBER was an old company with a rigid culture. The market has a similar attitude, which is reflected on the charts of UBER vs. LYFT.

Disclosure: I have a very small exposure in LYFT with cost basis of $51. I am considering a small exposure in UBER as well if it falls to $40.50.

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