The shorter your timeframe, the more entries matter.

In the short-term, you chase you lose.

You want to get involved on the first day of a potential multi-day move.

If you are buying something that is already up 4-5 days in a row, you are simply too late in the short term.

$SD is a perfect example.

When the stock finally got to the level that most people would consider it for a cookie-cutter “breakout” play, it was up 6 out of the last seven days.

$SD was already up +30% in the last week when it got the “breakout” level.

2/24 was a better entry. That is the day I took it as a trade at $12.36. Here is the trade;

Buy’em tight, sell’em loose.

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