Q: Don't understand why this stock crashed so fast on the news of competition, hasn't the competition always been there? Do you think this stock will ever get back to it's latest high and do you see where it will stop going down. Linda A: Hello Linda, Thanks for your email.  Our system currently has STEC in a DOWNTREND.  This new trend direction was called on 9/18/09, and will remain in this trend until our technical indicators determine a trend change has occurred.  Since our alert, the stock has dropped over 8% since our alert.  If you signup for a free trial of our system, you can add STEC to your personal Watchlist and be alerted the moment a trend change occurs,  Please see below a one-year performance chart for STEC, showing all trend alerts issued by SmarTrend during this period. stec