Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Trading over the years i could not help but notice how once a stock gains enough momentum and starts to accelerate higher this momentum will tend to extend itself and keep a stock in motion(most of the time longer than many of us think!!)
Here's what i noticed: Often times once a stock hits $90 for the first time, then chances are high it will hit $100 shortly after. For you guys who can back test this theory please do a back test run and experiment with it and see if this theory works. I have a hunch you will be impressed with the results but only a back test will ensure accuracy in these findings.
Make that your homework assignment!
Please leave a comment and share your thoughts and/or findings!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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I am trading for one year now and this is my best trading day! On friday I used my margin for the first time. I bought longs and added one more long today.
Here are gains I booked:
Still open positions:
FOE 1% (trying to breakout)
Stewie, thanks for SPG and MMR. But very very big THANKS for showing how to read charts and how to control the loss.
Still holding RES from your setups list earlier in the month. Trying not to get too emotional here but i am +$1100 on the trade. Do i sell here? I am not very chart savvy by any means but it sure looks good for more? Thoughts please.
Thanks for the trades, learning a ton from you and really enjoying the service!"
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
From where i am sitting right now, it's much better to assume that this market is in AN UPTREND that was confirmed with that HIGHER LOW that was printed in late August. The overall pattern that is taking shape on the SPX thru out 2010 has a look and feel of a consolidation within a bullish trend. Sentiment continues to be poor and this rally that started in March 2009 has by been the 'most hated' rally i have ever seen. All this bodes well for the bullish from a longer term perspective. As you guys know by now, i am a short term trader so long projections is not something i do very often but the more i step out the 'shoes' of a short term trader and look around at what is really going on and SHUTTING OUT THE NOISE you hear on CNBC, bearish blogs and twitter and truly and honestly look at things around you will notice that things are not all that bad out there. Sure, we will see some corrections and pullbacks but you gotta hand it to and give respect to a market that refuses to give in to all the "negativity". This in itself is a very bullish sign from a long term perspective.
Think about it this way: If you were short a stock, now the stock refuses to drop and instead teases like it's going drop only to reverse back up and continues to defy: what is that stock telling you? For me, it tells me, that is getting ready to move UP, not down.
Put it this way, 2 weeks ago "The Hindenburg Omen"(an very rare market event that precedes a market crash) was the talk of the town yet this market continues to ramp up. Prior to that Hindenburg Omen, people were looking at that "DEATH CROSS" pattern which once again, the market has managed to shrug off. The indexes are flat year to date: Think about it is that really bearish? Yes, they are down from their 2010 highs but is that really a bad thing? One really strong advance the indexes could notch up a decent 2010 performance come December 31st.
Ask yourself in all honesty: A market that behaves like this, that continues to defy all this negativity/ doom and gloom projections that is thrown at it: what is this market trying to tell us??
Monday, September 13, 2010
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based on your charts on Tuesday I bought ROVI @ 43.75 just sold for $45.20. gain $1.45.I agree with your earlier email tough to be patience but takes time to develop the skills.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
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The primary focus of The Art of Trading is education while helping you make money. The site has quite a bit of information and educational resources to help you become a better trader. Stewie supports every trade offered with a chart and a reason why he took it. Then he teaches you (and holds your hand) how to manage the trade and your stops once you are in the trade.
Even outside of managing the trades, he continually provides ongoing discussion and emails covering topics from market direction to trading psychology. He has a chat room with a number of good traders that provide a stream of ideas all day long.
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Here are Dennis Gartman's 22 rules of trading. I don't think one can be successful in the markets just by following all of the rules listed below. Nevertheless, most of the rules are sensible.
1. Never, under any circumstance add to a losing position.... ever! Nothing more need be said; to do otherwise will eventually and absolutely lead to ruin!
2. Trade like a mercenary guerrilla. We must fight on the winning side and be willing to change sides readily when one side has gained the upper hand.
3. Capital comes in two varieties: Mental and that which is in your pocket or account. Of the two types of capital, the mental is the more important and expensive of the two. Holding to losing positions costs measurable sums of actual capital, but it costs immeasurable sums of mental capital.
4. The objective is not to buy low and sell high, but to buy high and to sell higher. We can never know what price is "low." Nor can we know what price is "high." Always remember that sugar once fell from $1.25/lb to 2 cent/lb and seemed "cheap" many times along the way.
5. In bull markets we can only be long or neutral, and in bear markets we can only be short or neutral. That may seem self-evident; it is not, and it is a lesson learned too late by far too many.
6. "Markets can remain illogical longer than you or I can remain solvent," according to our good friend, Dr. A. Gary Shilling. Illogic often reigns and markets are enormously inefficient despite what the academics believe.
7. Sell markets that show the greatest weakness, and buy those that show the greatest strength. Metaphorically, when bearish, throw your rocks into the wettest paper sack, for they break most readily. In bull markets, we need to ride upon the strongest winds... they shall carry us higher than shall lesser ones.
8. Try to trade the first day of a gap, for gaps usually indicate violent new action. We have come to respect "gaps" in our nearly thirty years of watching markets; when they happen (especially in stocks) they are usually very important.
9. Trading runs in cycles: some good; most bad. Trade large and aggressively when trading well; trade small and modestly when trading poorly. In "good times," even errors are profitable; in "bad times" even the most well researched trades go awry. This is the nature of trading; accept it.
10. To trade successfully, think like a fundamentalist; trade like a technician. It is imperative that we understand the fundamentals driving a trade, but also that we understand the market's technicals. When we do, then, and only then, can we or should we, trade.
11. Respect "outside reversals" after extended bull or bear runs. Reversal days on the charts signal the final exhaustion of the bullish or bearish forces that drove the market previously. Respect them, and respect even more "weekly" and "monthly," reversals.
12. Keep your technical systems simple. Complicated systems breed confusion; simplicity breeds elegance.
13. Respect and embrace the very normal 50-62% retracements that take prices back to major trends. If a trade is missed, wait patiently for the market to retrace. Far more often than not, retracements happen... just as we are about to give up hope that they shall not.
14. An understanding of mass psychology is often more important than an understanding of economics. Markets are driven by human beings making human errors and also making super-human insights.
15. Establish initial positions on strength in bull markets and on weakness in bear markets. The first "addition" should also be added on strength as the market shows the trend to be working. Henceforth, subsequent additions are to be added on retracements.
16. Bear markets are more violent than are bull markets and so also are their retracements.
17. Be patient with winning trades; be enormously impatient with losing trades. Remember it is quite possible to make large sums trading/investing if we are "right" only 30% of the time, as long as our losses are small and our profits are large.
18. The market is the sum total of the wisdom ... and the ignorance...of all of those who deal in it; and we dare not argue with the market's wisdom. If we learn nothing more than this we've learned much indeed.
19. Do more of that which is working and less of that which is not: If a market is strong, buy more; if a market is weak, sell more. New highs are to be bought; new lows sold.
20. The hard trade is the right trade: If it is easy to sell, don't; and if it is easy to buy, don't. Do the trade that is hard to do and that which the crowd finds objectionable. Peter Steidelmeyer taught us this twenty five years ago and it holds truer now than then.
21. There is never one cockroach! This is the "winning" new rule submitted by our friend, Tom Powell.
22. All rules are meant to be broken: The trick is knowing when... and how infrequently this rule may be invoked!
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