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821x Model Trade OLED and trade ideas - DIY Investor

821x buy: OLED (or NL)

(I’m back in Puerto Rico and without high-speed internet so unfortunately, there is no video this month)

OLED – buy with a limit price of $178.35 (SUGGESTED SELL SIGNALS TO COME VIA TWITTER)

or, if that doesn’t fill
NL – buy with a limit price of $13.95

Other 821x buy ideas:

STM – buy with a limit price of $22.95
CORT – buy with a limit price of $18.73
ICHR – buy with a limit price of $27.50
TRTN – buy with a limit price of $38.31
KRO – buy with a limit price of $26.97
VRTU – buy with a limit price of $45.85
CAMT – buy with a limit price of $6.00
PAYC – buy with a limit price of $83.88
ATSG – buy with a limit price of $24.74
CC – buy with a limit price of $52.33
ENV – buy with a limit price of $52.05
MPWR – buy with a limit price of $118.50

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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how to generate market crushing returns

how to generate market crushing returns

It goes without saying that 2017 was exceptionally good to stock market participants.  It’s hard (or stupid!) to complain when the total return of the S&P 500 was over 20%!

Even better, you can turbocharge your gains during a raging bull market by applying the 821x trading system.  I’ve personally had my best year ever, capturing an over 50% gain in my IRA in 2017!  That’s more than double the already spectacular performance of the market as a whole.

how to generate market crushing returns - 52% gain in 2017!

crushing it!

Our Model Portfolio put in a stellar performance as well, boosted in part by our best 821x Model Trade to date; a 127% gain on BZUN! You can see all of our top trades using our new interactive Performance Dashboard:

So how did this happen and what can we do to put ourselves in a position to be crushing it again next year?

how to generate market crushing returns

The most important factor is to consistently apply the core principles of a strong trading system:

  • find stocks with good looking long-term charts and shorter-term buy signals
  • set the position size correctly
  • let winners run and cut losers quickly

In addition to all this, I implemented NEW rules this year to help ensure I slow down and trade less.

Trying to stay 100% invested 100% of time is a recipe for disaster.  Believe me, I’ve learned this the hard way.

Instead, build rules into your trading system that limit the times you put your hard-earned money at risk by initiating new positions.  Below are the rules I personally put in place in 2017 and will continue to apply going forward.

#1 new trading tactic for the new year

ONLY look for something to buy in one of the two scenarios below.

  1. It is the weekend AND the 5 and 50 day moving averages of the S&P 500 are both rising AND the closing price is above the moving averages.
  2. The closing price of the S&P 500 is above the 5 day moving average AND the 5 day moving average of the S&P 500 is rising today AND one or both of these conditions was not true on the prior day of trading AND the 50 day moving average is rising. (this can be any day of the week)

I know these rules can appear to be complicated at first glance, but actually it’s pretty simple. The first rule limits new stock purchases to weekends IF the market is rising in both the short and long term. The second rule allows for midweek purchases ONLY when a short-term pullback appears to be resuming an uptrend.

If you have an android device, you can use the default settings in the Market Reading App (free or pro version) to make evaluating these rules even easier:

  1. It is the weekend and the S&P 500 info box is green.
  2. The S&P 500 info box was lime yesterday and is green today. (this can be any day of the week)
how to generate market crushing returns - market reading app

green means both moving averages are rising and you can see two buyable pullbacks as well

I am considering adding a notification feature to the app next year to automate this process even further… I’ll keep you posted.

In the meantime, if you are not happy with the returns you are pulling in, you may want to consider putting your own guidelines in place to restrict trading activity or just “steal” mine.  This will become even more important when the bull market inevitably comes to an end!

diy investor david white trade ideas $SYX

821x buy: SYX (HTHT)

(watch video below for market recap and trade details)

SYX – buy with a limit price of $29.74  (SUGGESTED SELL SIGNALS TO COME VIA TWITTER)

or, if that doesn’t fill
HTHT – buy with a limit price of $124.65

Other 821x buy ideas:

PYPL – buy with a limit price of $75.65
RNG – buy with a limit price of $48.20
ATHM – buy with a limit price of $61.23

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.

 

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diy investor 821x model trade HDB

821x buy: HBM (or GTS)

(watch video below for market recap and trade details)

HBM – buy with a limit price of $7.95  (SUGGESTED SELL SIGNALS TO COME VIA TWITTER)

or, if that doesn’t fill
GTS – buy with a limit price of $24.08

Other 821x buy ideas:

ADBE – buy with a limit price of $153.65
FB – buy with a limit price of $172.23
MNST – buy with a limit price of $55.83
GDX – buy with a limit price of $23.84

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.

 

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HOME

821x buy: HOME

(watch video below for market recap and trade details)

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.

Please read the terms of service.

 

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Learn how to trade - DIY Investor

821x buy: KRO

(watch video below for market recap and trade details)

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.

Please read the terms of service.

 

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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.

Please read the terms of service.

 

DIY Investor Market Reading Android App

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DIY investor: 821x trade idea

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.

Please read the terms of service.

 

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DIY Investor Market Reading App

unveiling our new app!

On Friday, oil was up 1.54% and the biotech sector was down nearly 1%.  Like the ticker symbols scrolling across the bottom of the screen on CNBC, these data points are pretty much useless.  I would argue that a single day’s action taken in isolation, provides no value at all.  In order to be useful, data needs context, which in this case is the trend.   We make money by investing in assets that are trending, and by doing our best to identify when a trend is possibly beginning or coming to an end.

However, in fairness to CNBC et al., is it even possible to succinctly communicate this much information visually?  This is the challenge that inspired me to create Market Reading.

Moving averages smooth out the “noise” of daily price movements, revealing trends.  Market Reading provides customizable moving averages, representing short and long term trends.  When both moving averages are rising, the asset’s information box is colored green.  When both are declining, the box is red.  When the short term moving average is going against the long term moving average, these colors get moderated to lime and fuchsia accordingly.

Market Reading is available now at the Google Play store in both a free and pro version.  The pro version provides the added capability to drill into sectors and stay on top of global market trends.

Watch the video below for more information and a demo of the app.  If you have any suggestions or questions I didn’t cover, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Although built to “scratch my own itch” so to speak, it is my hope that you find this tool useful too!

DIY Investor Market Reading Android App

Market Reading Free version

DIY Investor Market Reading Pro Android App

Market Reading Pro version

 

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.

Please read the terms of service.