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821x buy: OLLI

(watch video below for market recap and trade details)

OLLI – buy with a limit price of $45.05  (SUGGESTED SELL SIGNALS TO COME VIA TWITTER)

Other 821x buy ideas:

SITE – buy with a limit price of $51.63
LPLA – buy with a limit price of $46.08
IBP – buy with a limit price of $56.85
ATSG – buy with a limit price of $23.19
MOD – buy with a limit price of $16.75
TPIC – buy with a limit price of $20.28
CAMT – buy with a limit price of $4.86

Remember, I only provide one new 821x model trade a month for educational purposes.  IT NEVER MAKES SENSE TO PUT YOUR WHOLE ACCOUNT INTO A SINGLE TRADE.  Please refer to the section on position sizing in the 821x Trading Manual.

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HOME

821x buy: HOME

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HOME– buy with a limit price of $23.64  (SUGGESTED SELL SIGNALS TO COME VIA TWITTER)

Other 821x buy ideas:

RNG – buy with a limit price of $38.80
PAYC – buy with a limit price of $71.03
CRCM – buy with a limit price of $15.40
WLH – buy with a limit price of $23.90
ENV – buy with a limit price of $43.40
NOK – buy with a limit price of $6.36
TTGT – buy with a limit price of $9.90
TLT – buy with a limit price of $125.71

 

 

Remember, I only provide one new 821x model trade a month for educational purposes.  IT NEVER MAKES SENSE TO PUT YOUR WHOLE ACCOUNT INTO A SINGLE TRADE.  Please refer to the section on position sizing in the 821x Trading Manual.

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821x buy: KRO

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KRO– buy with a limit price of $18.58  (SUGGESTED SELL SIGNALS TO COME VIA TWITTER)

Other 821x buy ideas:

TAL – buy with a limit price of $122.31
BOCH – buy with a limit price of $11.20
KLXI – buy with a limit price of $51.33
CORT – buy with a limit price of $11.99
LOB – buy with a limit price of $25.15
STL – buy with a limit price of $23.65

 

 

Remember, I only provide one new 821x model trade a month for educational purposes.  IT NEVER MAKES SENSE TO PUT YOUR WHOLE ACCOUNT INTO A SINGLE TRADE.  Please refer to the section on position sizing in the 821x Trading Manual.

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TGS

821x buy: TGS (or NMIH)

(watch video below for market recap and trade details)

TGS– buy with a limit price of $15.99  (SUGGESTED SELL SIGNALS TO COME VIA TWITTER)

or, if that doesn’t fill
NMIH – buy with a limit price of $11.05

Other 821x buy ideas:

TCBI – buy with a limit price of $78.05
GOOGL – buy with a limit price of $975.22
AIR – buy with a limit price of $35.38
STL – buy with a limit price of $23.45
MULE – buy with a limit price of $23.78

 

Remember, I only provide one new 821x model trade a month for educational purposes. IT NEVER MAKES SENSE TO PUT YOUR WHOLE ACCOUNT INTO A SINGLE TRADE. Please refer to the section on position sizing in the 821x Trading Manual.

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821x buy: FIZZ

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FIZZ – buy with a limit price of $87.50  (SUGGESTED SELL SIGNALS TO COME VIA TWITTER)

Other 821x buy ideas:

TMUS – buy with a limit price of $66.37
USCR – buy with a limit price of $68.25
CHU – buy with a limit price of $13.41
MULE – buy with a limit price of $23.78

 

 

Remember, I only provide one new 821x model trade a month for educational purposes.  IT NEVER MAKES SENSE TO PUT YOUR WHOLE ACCOUNT INTO A SINGLE TRADE.  Please refer to the section on position sizing in the 821x Trading Manual.

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KEM

821x buy: KEM

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KEM – buy with a limit price of $11.40  (SUGGESTED SELL SIGNALS TO COME VIA TWITTER)

Other 821x buy ideas:

AIR – buy with a limit price of $34.48
ACFC – buy with a limit price of $7.87

Remember, I only provide one new 821x model trade a month for educational purposes.  IT NEVER MAKES SENSE TO PUT YOUR WHOLE ACCOUNT INTO A SINGLE TRADE.  Please refer to the section on position sizing in the 821x Trading Manual.

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821x buy: BZUN

821x buy: BZUN

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BZUN – buy with a limit price of $14.97  (SUGGESTED SELL SIGNALS TO COME VIA TWITTER)

Other 821x buy ideas:

UMH – buy with a limit price of $14.92
CEVA – buy with a limit price of $35.05
ON – buy with a limit price of $15.29
SINA – buy with a limit price of $72.15
AIR – buy with a limit price of $34.22
LLNW – buy with a limit price of $2.46
FORM – buy with a limit price of $11.40
REVG – buy with a limit price of $27.65

Remember, I only provide one new 821x model trade a month for educational purposes.  IT NEVER MAKES SENSE TO PUT YOUR WHOLE ACCOUNT INTO A SINGLE TRADE.  Please refer to the section on position sizing in the 821x Trading Manual.

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breakdown of a big winner

Last week I closed out the last half of my biggest winner of the year.  Let’s take a closer look to see what lessons and tactics we can take from it and use going forward.

As I’ve mentioned before, I had a lot of success trading precious metals miners from 2008 to 2011 which, understandably, caused me to grow fond of them.  Unfortunately, this fondness had me “going back to the well” more often than was warranted, resulting in unnecessary losses.  The lesson here is to not become so enamored with a particular investment that you are ignoring or discounting the pitiful technicals.  In other words, don’t fall in love with something that can’t love you back unless you enjoy losing money!

Having gotten burned several times, I was initially skeptical of the rally when gold shot up at the beginning of the year.  Unfortunately, by the time it was apparent that this move was different and appeared to have legs, I didn’t see a safe way to get involved.  The key was to be patient and wait for a low risk buying opportunity.  The signal I was waiting for arrived on March 29th in the form of an 821x buy signal in GLD which I tweeted out.

821x buy signal

821x buy signal with obvious place for stop around $116

Seeing this, I went through my watchlist of miners looking for a good setup.  The one that looked best to me was Pretium Resources (PVG).

PVG consolidating around the 200dma

PVG consolidating around the 200dma

I entered a limit order for $5.30 a share which was the closing price on the day PVG first flashed an 821x buy signal, and got filled the next day.  After a week of consolidation, it broke out of it’s wedge formation and was up over 50% in little over a month!  Shortly thereafter, it had a sharp pullback to the 21 day ema where it put in a pivot with a low of $7.43.  When I saw that the pivot wasn’t going to hold a few days later, I sold half of my position at $7.33 locking in a nice gain of 38% on that piece.

sold half here with the pivot broken and the moving averages curling down

sold half here with the pivot broken and the moving averages curling down

A few days later, PVG gave an official 821x sell signal.  Having already locked in gains on half of the position, I felt comfortable giving it one more day to see if the closing low of $7.04 would hold.  If PVG had closed even one penny below that low I was prepared to close the rest of the position.  Fortunately, it held and proceeded to give an 821x buy signal a week later!  In hindsight, I can see that it would’ve made sense to go back to full size at this point.

PVG held $7.04 and the 50dma and then gave an 821x buy signal

PVG held $7.04 and the 50dma then gave buy signal number 2

The second move was even more explosive than the first, putting my remaining half position up well over 100% by mid July!  Then last week, it finally gave another 821x sell signal.

second 821x sell signal of this trade

second 821x sell signal of this trade

Again, because I had already locked in profits on half of the trade I felt comfortable giving it one more day to see if the closing low of $10.61 would hold.  Unfortunately, this time it didn’t, so I closed out the balance of my position at $9.71 for a gain of 83%.

all good things come to and end...

all good things must come to an end…

Putting the two halves together, I netted a gain of 61% on this trade making it my best trade of the year so far.  For reference and comparison, my biggest loser of the year was WYNN for a loss of only 6%.  Letting your winners run and cutting your losers short is the key to successfully growing your savings in the stock market.

I hope that reviewing this trade demonstrates one way the 821x trading system can be used in practice.  If you have any questions about this trade or the 821x trading system in general, don’t hesitate to ask!

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stay flexible

“Turn that off, it’s time to go to sleep”, my wife said.  But I couldn’t pull my eyes away from my phone.  The market that had closed the regular trading session just shy of all time highs a few hours earlier, was now plummeting faster than I had ever witnessed before.  The “expert” consensus was wrong.  The majority of British voters wanted to leave the European Union.

The “Brexit” whipsaw underscores the importance of staying flexible.  A bearish macro pattern of lower highs and lower lows that had controlled the weekly chart of the S&P 500 for most of the last year was broken a couple of weeks before the Brexit voteBullish!  The post Brexit crash sliced through TWO potential higher lows AND the 200 day moving average.  Bearish!  The snapback rally that followed reclaimed ALL of the moving averages in just 3 days.  Bullish!  I don’t think I ever flipped my stance back and forth from bullish to bearish faster.

above the moving averages bullish, below bearish

Above the moving averages we are bullish.  Below them we are bearish or at least cautious

A few weeks on, with the S&P 500 now at all time highs, it’s easy to say that the Brexit whipsaw was just a bunch of noise that was best ignored.  Keep in mind though that one of these days we may see the beginnings of a REAL crash.  Never forget that complacency can quickly wipe out all of your hard earned gains and then some.

So where does the market have the potential to go now?  The S&P 500 has just carved out an ENORMOUS bullish “W” formation visible on the weekly chart.  As I mentioned before when discussing the two smaller W’s that make up the bottoms of this larger W formation, the potential measured move is calculated by adding the height of the W to it’s top.  I calculated a conservative height that ignores the “tails” of the weekly candlesticks as well as a more aggressive target which includes the full height to draw in the rectangular “measured move zone” in the chart below.

a monster "W" in the S&P 500

a monster “W” in the S&P 500

As you can see, a move to the potential measured move zone is good for better than 220 points or 10% over the next year!  As long as the S&P 500 continues making higher highs and higher lows above it’s moving averages we will maintain a bullish stance… but as always, stay flexible.

OMN

821x sell: OMN

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OMN – sell at market

Other 821x buy ideas:

ARIS – buy with a limit price of $4.17
SLX – buy with a limit price of $26.61

I only track one 821x model portfolio trade at a time for educational purposes.  Remember, IT NEVER MAKES SENSE TO PUT YOUR WHOLE ACCOUNT INTO A SINGLE TRADE.  Please refer to the section on position sizing in the 821x Trading Manual.

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