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30 11, 2018

Top Industry Trade Idea

By |2018-11-30T08:32:37+00:00November 30, 2018 8:32 am|

Guardian Health $GH a recent new issue came public on 10/4/18 during a tough market environment but yet the stock has acted well. Guardant makes noninvasive blood-based cancer diagnostics tests based on proprietary technology. "The Guardant Health IPO priced 12.5 million shares at 19. That was above its estimated range of 15 to 17. Shares opened at 27.75 for an initial gain of 46%". You can read more about HERE. $GH Industry Group is the medical services group, ranked number 17 out of 197 @IBDinvestors groups. $GH is not making money yet, but the sales have been impressive in the last [...]

27 11, 2018

The Rare High Tight Flag Chart Pattern

By |2018-11-27T09:04:43+00:00November 27, 2018 9:04 am|

The High Tight Flag Pattern is a rare one according to Investors Business Daily; "This vertical-looking pattern forms as a stock surges 100% to 120% in four to eight weeks. The stock then corrects just 10% to 25% in price for only three to five weeks. The ideal buy point is the high of the flag plus 10 cents". LINK. $PRQR fits a somewhat loose definition of a high tight flag pattern, and I believe you have to cut it some slack due to the market being under pressure. The stock ran up 175% at the beginning of September, and [...]

27 11, 2018

Buffett Gets Into The Payment Business

By |2018-11-27T09:05:38+00:00November 27, 2018 8:52 am|

On 11/29/18 Berkshire Hathaway disclosed that they took an 11.3% stake in $STNE a recent IPO that is in the credit card processing business in Brazil. You can read it about it HERE. Yesterday StoneCo $STNE reported; Adjusted net income soared to 89.3 million Brazilian reais from 5.7 million a year ago. Revenue jumped 121.4% to 414.1 million Brazilian reais. As of Sept. 30, StoneCo had 234,400 thousand active clients, up 127% from a year ago. Payment volume surged 84% to 21.8 billion Brazilian reais. Link. StoneCo sales and earnings data for the last 8-quarters has been impressive, chart via @MarketSmith $STNE [...]

27 10, 2018

The Current State Of The Market

By |2018-10-27T07:11:27+00:00October 27, 2018 7:11 am|

Current State Of The Market and What To Expect; 1. 54 names in the $QQQ are down 20% or more from their 52-week high. 2. Does the market go up and down during bear markets? 3. Should you hold on to your losers? 4. What can the 30-minute chart tell us?   ZorTrades_Beta Is Now Live, Check It Out.

24 10, 2018

8 Soft Facts About Shorting

By |2018-10-24T11:58:46+00:00October 24, 2018 11:53 am|

Michael Steinhardt, one of the pioneers in the hedge fund industry once said that he probably has shorted more stocks than anyone else and when he looks back cumulatively at all his shorts he probably broke even on them. Here are some of the rules I have when it comes to shorting; 1. Don’t short oversold markets; the market has a history of bailing out the bulls, not the bears. Currently, we are somewhat oversold, and you might hear that oversold can become more oversold, but the odds always favor a dead cat bounce than an outright crash. I still prefer [...]

24 10, 2018

When It All Falls Down

By |2018-10-24T12:36:10+00:00October 24, 2018 11:35 am|

The market continues to be under pressure; the S&P500 is down -8% since it peaked in 9/20/2018, the small caps $IWM the weakest of them all is down -13% since it peaked on 9/4/2018. Most individual names are down a lot more than that. My advice when the market corrects is pretty consistent every time, be diligent with your stocks, take your losses, move on, and live to fight another day. Unlike the indices, stocks come and go, some go and never come back.  The indices tend to move higher over time. The average intra-year decline in the S&P500 in [...]

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