Monthly Archives: November 2007

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Candidates for 11/20/2007

Here is the list of my candidates for today. I will not trade all of those but will start watching them for short-term reversals.

Date Sym L/S Close MA(200) Vol MA(100) Reason
20071119 DCP 20.26 19.42 338329 1, 2
20071119 ENZN 9.16 8.38 694906 1
20071119 HUN 23.95 22.92 2658567 1, 2, 3, 4
20071119 OC 22.39 -1.00 782376 1
20071119 OI 42.21 34.40 1445703 1, 2, 4
20071119 TMRK 5.71 -1.00 260363 1, 2, 4
20071119 VLNC 2.12 1.38 377625 1
20071119 WMGI 26.12 25.07 335857 1, 2, 3, 4

1. 5 Consecutive down days.
2. Volume is 30% over the 10-day moving average.
3. Volume is 70% over the 30-day moving average.
4. Volume is 50% over the 50-day moving average.

Happy Trading!

Stops too wide and target too high

Recent KTC chartI don’t know if it’s worsened by the current market conditions and the really high volatility but I really feel like my stops are way too wide and my targets are too high. Look at this chart of a “successful” KTC trade(1), I noticed my stop could have been much tighter.

After analyzing several of my trades, I worry that my stop is way too wide. I was originally setting it much tighter but was getting annoyed seeing trends resume after I was stopped out and missing out on profits. But bottom line is my gains are fairly small, points wise, on each trade. If I only make as much as I risk on every trade, I am saying I can consistently make more winning trades than losing ones. Since I know this is not always the case and at times, I have only 40% winning trades, I might as well bring up my stop level to say 3%. Since I think I can capture, short-term, price gains of 4-6%, it puts me in place where even with 40% winning trades, I’m ahead of the game since I make more on a winning play than I lose on a losing play.

Those are all concepts I’ve read about over and over again but it’s never as clear until you recongnize them in your own trading.

(1) The chart is provided by StockTickr.com which is a great tool to track performance, adjust risk parameters and journal your trades.

Candidates for 11/19/2007

Here is the list of my candidates for today. I will not trade all of those but will start watching them for short-term reversals.

Date Sym L/S Close MA(200) Vol MA(100) Reason
20071116 DCP 20.91 19.39 343024 1
20071116 DPL 29 28.94 931994 1
20071116 DTV 23.87 23.73 6138718 1
20071116 ENZN 9.45 8.38 691625 1
20071116 RDEN 23.8 23.58 294531 1
20071116 WMGI 28.48 25.05 313286 1

1. 5 Consecutive down days.
2. Volume is 30% over the 10-day moving average.
3. Volume is 70% over the 30-day moving average.
4. Volume is 50% over the 50-day moving average.

Happy Trading!

Candidates for 11/16/2007

Here is the list of my candidates for today. I will not trade all of those but will start watching them for short-term reversals.

Date Sym L/S Close MA(200) Vol MA(100) Reason
20071115 BGY 16.2 -1.00 310930 1
20071115 CEDC 49.64 37.51 537592 1
20071115 CNQ 72.09 65.25 1989505 1
20071115 DCP 21.11 19.37 346918 1
20071115 DPL 29.01 28.94 931154 1
20071115 DTV 23.98 23.73 6136373 1
20071115 EIX 54.56 53.79 1921509 1, 4
20071115 ENZN 9.49 8.38 697031 1
20071115 PCZ 52.03 48.79 887045 1
20071115 TOT 77.99 75.26 2248158 1
20071115 TTPY 17.5 -1.00 338282 1, 2, 3, 4
20071115 WG 34.37 28.18 477641 1, 2, 3, 4
20071115 WMGI 28.54 25.01 311959 1

1. 5 Consecutive down days.
2. Volume is 30% over the 10-day moving average.
3. Volume is 70% over the 30-day moving average.
4. Volume is 50% over the 50-day moving average.

Happy Trading!

Candidates for 11/15/2007

Here is the list of my candidates for today. I will not trade all of those but will start watching them for short-term reversals.

Date Sym L/S Close MA(200) Vol MA(100) Reason
20071114 BPHX 16.45 11.74 514391 1
20071114 CNQ 74.39 65.14 1976494 1, 4
20071114 ENZN 9.53 8.38 704990 1
20071114 PCZ 54.26 48.72 881454 1

1. 5 Consecutive down days.
2. Volume is 30% over the 10-day moving average.
3. Volume is 70% over the 30-day moving average.
4. Volume is 50% over the 50-day moving average.

Happy Trading!

Candidates for 11/14/2007

Here is the list of my candidates for today. I will not trade all of those but will start watching them for short-term reversals.

Date Sym L/S Close MA(200) Vol MA(100) Reason
20071113 ALTI 3.88 3.41 1492440 1
20071113 AUXL 25.28 17.50 397520 1
20071113 BPHX 16.82 11.69 520289 1
20071113 CNQ 74.87 65.02 1957707 1
20071113 DBC 29.85 26.14 313380 1, 2, 3, 4
20071113 ENZN 9.65 8.37 707836 1, 4
20071113 GTLS 29.11 24.45 307130 1, 2, 3, 4
20071113 HNSN 29 22.47 461211 1, 2, 4
20071113 MDR 50.02 39.35 3061295 1, 2, 3, 4
20071113 SCON 7.1 3.51 1665755 1
20071113 SPWR 108.42 66.08 1839063 1, 4
20071113 SSRX 14.4 -1.00 317168 1, 2, 4
20071113 STAR 17.47 -1.00 446962 1
20071113 SU 102.08 86.94 2648827 1

1. 5 Consecutive down days.
2. Volume is 30% over the 10-day moving average.
3. Volume is 70% over the 30-day moving average.
4. Volume is 50% over the 50-day moving average.

Happy Trading!

Candidates for 11/13/2007

Here is the list of my candidates for today. I will not trade all of those but will start watching them for short-term reversals.

Date Sym L/S Close MA(200) Vol MA(100) Reason
20071112 ACL 143.16 136.82 463861 1
20071112 ADBE 42.19 42.11 7088152 1, 2
20071112 ADVS 50.86 38.85 345888 1
20071112 ARAY 15.9 -1.00 701398 1, 2, 3, 4
20071112 ARUN 14.84 -1.00 743557 1
20071112 ASML 33.28 -1.00 2991935 1
20071112 ASTSF 14.14 12.93 531869 1
20071112 AUXL 25.87 17.44 396700 1, 4
20071112 BEXP 6.28 5.88 401936 1
20071112 BIDU 301.5 183.32 5684491 1
20071112 CKSW 4.57 4.35 609945 1
20071112 CLWR 13 -1.00 1301189 1, 2, 3, 4
20071112 CRNT 12.15 11.17 1381709 1
20071112 CYCL 9.25 9.23 784389 1
20071112 DNN 10.8 -1.00 285988 1, 2, 3, 4
20071112 DSCM 3.27 2.87 367167 1
20071112 DSX 28.04 24.20 2179608 1
20071112 EMC 18.83 17.52 45209246 1
20071112 ERTS 55 52.14 3671748 1
20071112 EXG 16.2 -1.00 813129 1
20071112 GE 38.25 37.92 39297442 1
20071112 GIGM 16.43 14.65 1237699 1, 2, 3, 4
20071112 HNSN 30.34 22.40 453832 1
20071112 IMA 58.93 47.47 559714 1
20071112 KWK 49.56 43.79 1088959 1, 2, 3, 4
20071112 LLNW 8.07 -1.00 1066876 1
20071112 LWSN 9.91 9.31 2692250 1
20071112 MDR 50.12 39.22 3145037 1, 2, 3, 4
20071112 MDVN 19.74 -1.00 321442 1
20071112 MFE 37.01 34.02 1466733 1
20071112 MPWR 19.55 17.41 448879 1
20071112 MSFT 33.38 29.77 66208658 1
20071112 NTES 18.95 18.12 1423838 1
20071112 OEH 57.86 53.53 824335 1
20071112 OIIM 13.27 11.75 403443 1
20071112 OPXT 8.24 -1.00 338908 1
20071112 OTEX 33 23.32 522385 1
20071112 PDGI 35.56 28.72 295395 1
20071112 PHRM 48.74 34.51 915219 1, 2, 3, 4
20071112 SINA 46 40.85 1159710 1, 2, 4
20071112 SOHU 47.97 31.05 1362401 1, 4
20071112 SSTR 2.4 2.03 1148019 1
20071112 STAR 18 -1.00 442195 1
20071112 STX 25.92 24.17 7153133 1
20071112 STXS 12.68 12.52 345807 1
20071112 TLEO 26 20.61 306746 1, 2, 3, 4
20071112 WIND 11.2 10.52 742523 1

1. 5 Consecutive down days.
2. Volume is 30% over the 10-day moving average.
3. Volume is 70% over the 30-day moving average.
4. Volume is 50% over the 50-day moving average.

Happy Trading!

Candidates for 11/12/2007

Here is the list of my candidates for today. I will not trade all of those but will start watching them for short-term reversals.

Date Sym L/S Close MA(200) Vol MA(100) Reason
20071109 ACL 145.49 136.69 462633 1
20071109 ADBE 43.24 42.09 7064800 1, 2
20071109 ADVS 52.01 38.77 344913 1
20071109 ARUN 15.53 -1.00 740095 1
20071109 ASML 33.62 -1.00 3000162 1
20071109 ASTSF 14.17 12.91 537847 1
20071109 AUXL 26.08 17.38 393294 1
20071109 BEXP 6.36 5.88 403763 1
20071109 CENTA 7.03 -1.00 368062 1
20071109 CKSW 4.75 4.35 608771 1
20071109 CLWR 13.49 -1.00 1262433 1, 2, 3, 4
20071109 CRNT 13.26 11.13 1375528 1
20071109 CYCL 9.55 9.22 779221 1
20071109 CYPB 11.59 11.49 459855 1, 2, 3, 4
20071109 DAL 16.5 -1.00 3454289 1
20071109 DNN 11.94 -1.00 283097 1
20071109 DSCM 3.35 2.87 367723 1
20071109 DSX 31.17 24.14 2148800 1
20071109 EMC 19.91 17.50 44860936 1, 2, 3, 4
20071109 ERTS 55.73 52.11 3676061 1, 4
20071109 EXG 16.5 -1.00 804700 1
20071109 GE 38.38 37.91 39408990 1
20071109 GENZ 68.89 64.28 3096427 1, 2
20071109 GIGM 18.94 14.62 1212789 1
20071109 GNTA .8525 0.60 844088 1, 2
20071109 GPRO 62.96 57.52 502757 1, 2, 3, 4
20071109 HNSN 31.2 22.32 451641 1
20071109 IMA 59.87 47.37 556152 1
20071109 INTU 29.73 29.56 3395607 1
20071109 M 28.49 -1.00 6734889 1
20071109 MDR 56.13 39.10 3121283 1
20071109 MFE 37.02 33.98 1458341 1, 2, 3, 4
20071109 MSFT 33.73 29.75 65930657 1, 4
20071109 NTCT 12.05 9.36 322785 1, 2, 3, 4
20071109 OEH 58.15 53.47 818714 1, 2
20071109 OIIM 13.74 11.72 403935 1
20071109 OPXT 8.35 -1.00 340181 1, 2, 3, 4
20071109 QXM 8.83 -1.00 432895 1
20071109 SOHU 51.9 30.95 1342985 1
20071109 SSTR 2.5399 2.03 1143954 1
20071109 STX 27.1 24.18 7136339 1, 4
20071109 TPX 30.91 28.76 1589285 1, 2
20071109 UAUA 40.31 -1.00 3024330 1
20071109 UHCO 23.22 20.72 305786 1

1. 5 Consecutive down days.
2. Volume is 30% over the 10-day moving average.
3. Volume is 70% over the 30-day moving average.
4. Volume is 50% over the 50-day moving average.

Happy Trading!

Candidates for 11/09/2007

Here is the list of my candidates for today. I will not trade all of those but will start watching them for short-term reversals.

Date Sym L/S Close MA(200) Vol MA(100) Reason
20071108 ACL 145.85 136.54 461598 1
20071108 CENTA 7.18 -1.00 369385 1
20071108 CKSW 4.8 4.35 606175 1
20071108 CRNT 13.35 11.10 1360939 1, 2, 3, 4
20071108 DAL 17 -1.00 3457105 1, 2, 3, 4
20071108 DNN 12.41 -1.00 282661 1, 4
20071108 DRL 15.82 7.14 719666 1
20071108 EMC 20.67 17.47 44267095 1, 2, 3, 4
20071108 GE 39.02 37.89 39584146 1, 2, 4
20071108 GIGM 19.64 14.59 1209098 1, 2, 3, 4
20071108 GNTA .9 0.59 861210 1, 2
20071108 GPRO 66.2 57.47 505387 1, 2, 4
20071108 HNSN 32.04 22.23 450125 1
20071108 M 29.89 -1.00 6718434 1
20071108 MFE 37.87 33.94 1444070 1
20071108 NINE 4.08 4.06 325377 1
20071108 OIIM 14.16 11.69 399655 1
20071108 QXM 9.05 -1.00 429888 1
20071108 SIRF 25.72 24.03 2349578 1, 4
20071108 SSTR 2.56 2.03 1141040 1
20071108 STZ 23.66 23.34 1885970 1, 2, 4
20071108 UAUA 41.44 -1.00 3053963 1, 2, 4
20071108 VZ 42.73 41.11 12213815 1
20071108 WYNN 136.06 112.57 2298949 1

1. 5 Consecutive down days.
2. Volume is 30% over the 10-day moving average.
3. Volume is 70% over the 30-day moving average.
4. Volume is 50% over the 50-day moving average.

Happy Trading!