Following Thursday's session of indecision, the Nasdaq snapped to attention Friday, +1.0% on +14% volume. Note how volume dried up nicely on Thursday before expanding on Friday. This is typical of the early stages of an advance.
Drivers include still-low interest rates and a good earnings season.
Our triggered trades emerged from the three-day Nasdaq pullback in good shape, and some of the better ones plowed ahead into new-high ground.
At present, there are more pattern setups than in the last few reports. Overall, these are more-aggressive plays and some may not be suitable for all members. Stick to who you are as a speculator, which only you can know.
Any stock related to bitcoin/crypto/blockchain represents higher risk. Holding a portfolio with a high percentage of exposure to this could be susceptible to a day in which they all come down in sheets.
The following names are believed to be the most attractive for our strategy of speculation in the $13+ market.
Argo Blockchain (ARBK)
Canada Goose Holdings (GOOS)
Hut 8 Mining (HUT)
Silverbox EngMrgr (SBEA)
Sprout Social (SPT)
In summation, the market is staging a nice follow-through as it emerges from its three-day pullback. Because most of the quality merchandise has already made its move, very few pattern setups exist outside of the more-speculative stuff, as seen above.
Q: There are 4 different estimate parameters available in Marketsmith. I am trying to see which one makes more sense. Please let me know which one did you mean in your tweet today?
- EPS Estimate - Earnings Surprise
- EPS Estimate % change - Next Qtr
- EPS Estimate % change - Current Year (I assume this is the criteria when we are early in the year (Jan- June)
- EPS Estimate % change - 1 Year Forward vs Current Year
Please, let me know your thoughts.
A: In a fiscal year ending Dec, I look at this year's estimate of growth up until June 30. On July 1, I look at next year's estimate. For example, right now no one cares about this year's estimate because this year is almost in the can. I hope this is helpful.
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I have a question for you on pullbacks. I have been through your videos and might have missed this portion if you covered it. Do you ever keep pullbacks or add to them? For example I took the GTLB pullback and it easily made 1R for me. Because of the rapid move I considered adding or keeping to the position but I decided to not audible and follow the plan and took a relatively easy 1r profit. Thank you again.
A: Thank you for sharing your experience with the service. What I do with the stock is largely dependent upon what type of stock it is. If it is an S&P 500 type of large-cap issue that is non-growth, and does not trend as well, I will scalp for 1R. If it is a growth stock, I will look for an intermediate term move and add to the position as price moves higher, treating it like I would a breakout. Good question.
Introduction to the service video (38:00)
Money management and risk management video (20:27)
Bread and butter pullback video (11:10)
Bread and butter pullback: Pt II video (15:09)
Bread and butter pullback: Pt III video (31:48)
Bread and butter pullback: Pt IV video (30:16)
Short-selling video (25:53)