I’m always intrigued by huge bases, typically a prolonged period of contraction leads to a prolonged period of expansion, hence the term; the bigger the base, the higher into space it goes. Buying stocks emerging from bases is by far my favorite set-up. $Z $PI and $WKHS are some of the ones we’ve highlighted in the last couple of months. $Z and $PI on 5/18/2017, Zillow has moved 24% since then and PI +50% since the POST. WorkHorse (WKHS) went up as much as 33% since this post on June 2nd, POST. They are not all winners, but it’s a high probability set-up.

Stan Weinstein, the author of Secrets For Profiting in Bull and Bear Markets, describes the basing area as follow.

The Basing Area: “After XYZ has been declining for several months, it eventually will lose downside momentum and start to trend sideways. What’s actually taking place is that buyers and sellers are starting to move into equilibrium, whereas previously the sellers were far stronger, which is why the stock had plummeted. Volume will usually lessen–dry up–as a base forms. But often volume will start to expand late stage 1, even though prices remain little changed. This is an indication that dumping of the stock by disgruntled owners is no longer driving down the price. The buyers who are moving in to take the stock off their hands are not demanding any significant price concession.”

PDLI BioPharma $PDLI and Vical Incorporated $VICL are two biotech stocks that are just emerging from long bases. PDLI is emerging from a 7-month base and VICL from an 8-month base. If these stocks can manage to stay above the top of their respective ranges more gains are more than are likely to follow.

Frank Zorrilla, Registered Advisor In New York. If you need a second opinion, suggestions, and or feedback in regards to the market feel free to reach me at fzorrilla@zorcapital.com or 646-480-7463. 

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