Right Side of the Chart

...because anything to the left is history
Aug 132013

I've spent some time in updating both the Trade Setups category as well as the Active Trades category.  Trade Setups are trade ideas that are either currently offering an objective entry, such as an active long trade that has pulled back to support, for example.  Stocks or ETF's that are setting up in a bullish or bearish technical pattern but have not yet triggered an entry fall into this category as well.  As such, trade ideas are often assigned more than one category as they are not mutually exclusive.  A description of each category can be found at the top of the page when selecting those sub-categories under "Trading & Investment Ideas" on the top menu bar of the site.  All completed trades, whether successful (one or more price targets hit) or unsuccessful (stopped out or removed early) are archived indefinitely under the Completed Trades category.

The following trade ideas will be removed from the Active Trades category.  About half of these trades were successful, such as VHI, which hit it's second price target on June 19th for a 19.7% gain, continuing lower to a 30% gain just three days later but then reversing shy of the third & final target, moving sharply higher since & triggering any logical stops.  The other half of these trades did not reach a profit target and either exceeded their suggested stops or no longer look very attractive from a R/R perspective.


 August 13, 2013 2:47 pm  Completed Trades - Short Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  Comments Off on Trade Ideas Updated
Apr 032013

Here are the previous and updated charts to the remaining 5 of the top 10 largest components in the Russell 2000 Index ($RUT).  The previous charts were from the original post made on March 22nd.  The first 5 charts were updated yesterday afternoon. As always, [continue reading…]

 April 3, 2013 11:15 am  Equity Market Analysis, Using RSOTC Tagged with: , , , , ,  Comments Off on $RUT Top Components Follow-up- Part 2
Mar 212013

The OCN short is up 11% since the recently posted backtest/add-on and still has plenty of downside left before reaching it’s price target (first and final).  I’ve included a 4 hour chart along with the updated daily chart below.  The 4 hour chart highlights a [continue reading…]

 March 21, 2013 1:42 pm  Completed Trades - Short Tagged with:  Comments Off on OCN Short Trade Update
Mar 112013

OCN looks like an objective add-on or new short entry here as prices have turned down after a recent successful backtest of these dual intersecting trendlines preceded by the recent primary uptrend line breakdown.  Suggested stop over 43 area.

 March 11, 2013 11:01 am  Completed Trades - Short Tagged with:  Comments Off on OCN short trade update
Feb 202013

OCN is just slightly trading below this uptrend line that I’ve been tracking for a while.  I will consider any move below today’s low of 39.60 for a short entry trigger.  As of now, my sole and likely final target is 29.25 with a suggested [continue reading…]

 February 20, 2013 1:14 pm  Completed Trades - Short Tagged with:  Comments Off on OCN short setup