Tag Archive: trendline

Aug 27

Exiting Long PolyOne ($POL), CBOE Hldgs ($CBOE), Santarus ($SNTS)

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Three exits triggered at the close in PolyOne ($POL), CBOE Hldgs ($CBOE), and Santarus ($SNTS), which will all be executed at Wednesday’s open. As of today’s close they had returns of +16.9%, +11.3%, -9.0% respectively. PolyOne ($POL) +16.9% (incl 2/28 div $0.06, 6/10 div $0.06) $POL sliced through its 50-day along with its ascending trendline and …

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Aug 21

Exiting Long Goldman Sachs ($GS)

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Our third equity signal this week, this time to exit Goldman ($GS) which we’ll execute at Thursday’s open. As of Wednesday’s close we were +5.7% on the position. Hopefully as these signals come through one by one for profit or loss, it’s helping emphasize to those not already aware that when trends end, before it …

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Aug 16

Exiting Long Google ($GOOG), Adobe ($ADBE)

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We’ll be extending our trip to stop city through to next week following two more exits triggered on today’s weakness. Google ($GOOG), and Adobe ($ADBE) will both be exited at Monday’s open. As of Friday’s close they were profitable by 12.9% and 0.6% respectively. Google ($GOOG) +12.9%. This is a fairly marginal break of the …

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Aug 15

Trend Following Update: Entering Long Gold ($GC_F)

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Ever since we exited our Short Gold position for our best trade of the year, we’ve been anticipating if and when it might trigger again, and have perhaps been guilty of assuming it would be to the long side. One of the key disciplines of trend following is to remove any bias so you can take …

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Aug 15

Exiting Long Cerner ($CERN)

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With today’s market weakness we’ve been packing our bags waiting for the call to take a trip to Stop City, and we got the first one today from Cerner ($CERN), which we’ll exit at Friday’s open. As of today’s close we were +1.2%. Cerner ($CERN) +1.2%. Original 3/5 entry post here. For a position that’s …

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Aug 14

Entering Long TASER Intl ($TASR)

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I know some people find it hard to buy something when it’s just had a big move, but of all the positions entered and posted on this blog this year, this is going to be the easiest signal of them all for me to take and enter long at Thursday’s open. If you’ve been following …

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Jul 24

How To Think In Terms Of Risk/Reward

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I wanted to briefly touch on the subject of determining risk/reward in trade selection. We’ll use the example of one of our longs that is breaking out to all time highs today Illumina ($ILMN). It’s not a huge winner for us yet, but it was an attractive risk/reward entry at the time, and even at all …

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Jul 21

Entering Long FleetCor ($FLT), Proto Labs ($PRLB)

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Two more names that have been on our watchlist recently and have done enough this last week to trigger a buy signal for us. We will enter both at Monday’s open. FleetCor Technologies ($FLT) This is a good example of the type of setup we look for; a stock in a well-established long-term uptrend that …

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