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821x buy: FIZZ

(watch video below for market recap and trade details)

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

(watch video below for market recap and trade details)

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

(watch video below for market recap and trade details)

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.

Please read the terms of service.
chart of 821x model trade idea: YRD

821x buy: YRD

(watch video below for market recap and trade details)

YRD – buy with a limit price of $23.38  (SUGGESTED SELL SIGNALS TO COME VIA TWITTER)

Other 821x buy ideas:

IBTX – buy with a limit price of $63.70
BZUN – buy with a limit price of $13.57
CMA – buy with a limit price of $68.49
CCBG – buy with a limit price of $20.81
HDS – buy with a limit price of $42.64
OSIS – buy with a limit price of $74.90
MTSI – buy with a limit price of $47.68

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.

Please read the terms of service.
candlestick chart of MTCH (Match Group)

821x buy: MTCH

(watch video below for market recap and trade details)

MTCH – buy with a limit price of $18.03

Other 821x buy ideas:
BCO – buy with a limit price of $42.15
SQM – buy with a limit price of $41.65
SCCO – buy with a limit price of $33.49
NTES – buy with a limit price of $226.96
HEAR – buy with a limit price of $1.49

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.

Please read the terms of service.
picture of sunset in aguada, puerto rico

821x sell: LITE

If you followed the sell suggestion in my tweet on December 29th, you should be completely out of LITE now.  (BTW, because it’s more timely than a post, I’m planning to publish my sell suggestions solely on Twitter going forward, so be sure to follow me @marketchameleon.)

Although, the weekly chart still looks good, we trade using the daily time frame where the trade went against us.  The last thing we want to do is get stubborn and start rationalizing a reason to hold.  That said, you may want to keep an eye on it to see if it flashes a compelling 821x buy signal in the future.

daily candlestick chart of LITE

the big picture still looks good, but I don’t want to let a small paper cut turn into a gusher…

In the meantime, enjoy the festivities tonight and see you next year.  Happy New Year!

 

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821x sell: OCLR

My family is visiting so I won’t have a chance to do a video tonight, but our 821x model trade came to a disappointing end today.  Based on my tweets on December 5th and yesterday, we gave OCLR plenty of extra room but should be completely out of it as of today.

I will discuss this trade and go over some new ideas on Christmas weekend.  Enjoy the holidays everyone!

disappointing action…

Remember, I only track one 821x model trade at a time 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.

Please read the terms of service.
kra

821x sell: KRA

(watch video below for market recap and trade details)

KRA – sell at market.

Other 821x buy ideas:

domestic equities:
HRL – buy with a limit price of $37.92 (ex div 10/20)
ASTE – buy with a limit price of $58.89 (earnings 10/25)
MWA – buy with a limit price of $12.32 (earnings 11/2)

ETFs:
ECH – buy with a limit price of $37.45 – (Chile)
GBTC – buy with a limit price of $37.45 – (Bitcoin)
SH – buy with a limit price of $37.45 – (Inverse S&P 500)

Remember, I only track one 821x model trade at a time 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.

Please read the terms of service.
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821x sell: NTG

It’s been a good run, but the sun has set on our model trade.  As my family and I are out in the hill country of western Puerto Rico housesitting and taking care of our friend’s animals we received an 821x sell signal in NTG today.  Even though it appears to be oversold in the short term, I recommend selling AT LEAST half to lock in our hard fought 6% gain, which includes the fat dividend we received in August.  If you decide to hold half, I would sell it if NTG closes even one penny below yesterday’s low of $19.03.

doesn't look good but it is outside the bollinger bands...

doesn’t look good but it is outside the bollinger bands…

As far as the market as a whole, it’s at a crossroads right now.  The violent pullback of the last few days could be nothing more than a healthy retest of the breakout zone before the next leg higher.  On the other hand, we might be witnessing the beginnings of a failed breakout which could lead to a fast move lower.  Let’s continue to monitor price action for clues and stay flexible.  In the meantime, the proper course of action is to honor the sell signals in your individual holdings to both lock in profits/limit losses and raise cash.

healthy retest or failed breakout?

healthy retest or failed breakout?

After I get situated back at my place later this month, I will make a video with a new official model trade.  For now, I have a handful of 821x trade ideas that I hope you find helpful.  Have a good week!

SUPN – buy with a limit price of $22.51
ADS – buy with a limit price of $213.21
XBI – buy with a limit price of $63.54 (biotech ETF)

Inverse ETFs: (I would NOT get aggressive with these)
EFZ – buy with a limit price of $32.36 (short European stocks)
SH – buy with a limit price of $38.86 (short the S&P 500)

Remember, I only track one 821x model trade at a time 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.

Please read the terms of service.
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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!