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August 29, 2014 "August Was Unusual Month" By Martha Stokes CMT

"...The annual stock market cycle has been way off for several years. Often September is a month of heavy rotation and distribution patterns. However, we have a heavy inflow of funds into US stocks from the bond markets around the world and this caused August to be a speculative price action month, very unusual.

During a Speculative price action, position traders will find fewer platforms developing. Trades already in place that were platform entries will see stocks move more like swing trading. The goal is to determine if the stock will just move up somewhat and then resume the platform patterns or keep climbing in a swing or momentum mode.

THI had a strong platform base and then went ballistic. In this instance, this stock is not likely to return to a platform pattern. It may, but it is not a good probability. These gaps are not going to fill except for the most recent one last week. For position traders, taking profits and moving on is something to consider. The stock is extremely speculated and at risk of heavy profit taking. This is a merger gap but all the same, it is time to move on..."  Martha Stokes CMT

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August 22, 2014 "COH: Where will the bottom complete?" by Mele Ainuu

"COH’s short term bottom will complete when it sustains above the resistance around 41. A complete bottom is a full recovery back up to and sustaining above the point from which the final drop to the final low occurs. When that happens, a solid support level has formed from which more upside is possible. Until that full recovery, aka bottom completion, there remains the risk that the bottom lows can be tested. For this reason, Position trades are best entered once the bottom completion level sustains, most ideally with a platform that moves up. Until that occurs, a position style stop loss would need to remain under the lows of the bottom, which can give a very big risk on the entry..." Mele Ainuu, TechniTrader® Student Support Team

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Posted on August 23, 2014 by Registered CommenterAdrienne | CommentsPost a Comment

August 8, 2014 "To Short Or Not To Short" by Mele Ainuu

"As much as CNBC would like to make a person believe it, the stock market doesn’t just hurdle down to unforeseen depths all at once. There are tiers of support to think about in a correction. But as a downtrend moves into a support level, it’s time to take a look at the strength of the selling in the stock and determine if there will more likely be a bounce and resting phase in the downtrend or if a bottom is near. Some might be preparing for a bottom right now, perhaps thinking that we’ve seen enough of a correction for this long term bull market, given a little hope by the rising Institutional scan yesterday and all the buying to cover we’ve been seeing in the Momentum Sell scan, but one must remember that there is also a possibility that after a resting period, stocks can move down further if buyers don’t kick in with sufficient numbers. Especially as stocks move in on a support level, it’s time to study your shorting candidates or held stocks to see if there are the makings of a bottom developing or just a temporary pause in the downtrend.

It’s important, even for shorters, to study the weekly chart in order to see the strength of the support levels better and also the strength of the price action in the current trend..."  Mele Ainuu, TechniTrader® Student Support Team

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Posted on August 8, 2014 by Registered CommenterAdrienne | CommentsPost a Comment

August 1, 2014 FLIP Study Group This Month: Bottoms and Tops by Mele Ainuu

"We studied both bottoming and topping stocks in this month’s study group that are instructive patterns for what’s going on in the current market.

AAOI is a very young stock that IPO’d in September of 2013. A correction from the March high took the stock down into a short-term V bottom that failed to complete the platform it was forming at the short term bottom completion level. I point out this particular pattern because as stocks begin bottoming after their corrections from new highs, it is even more important to make sure that bottoms are complete before entry. The group decided entry would be best on a strong pattern that could challenge the all-time high not far away, but you’ll come across stocks like this that have much more tempting point potential to move back to the all-time high..."  Mele Ainuu, TechniTrader® Student Support Team

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Posted on August 1, 2014 by Registered CommenterAdrienne | CommentsPost a Comment

July 11, 2014 "Review of Stop Losses" by Mele Ainuu

Stop losses are essential for all traders and investors. They provide a critical ingredient to trading, which is control. When you learn how to properly use stop losses, you take control over your risk of loss. By controlling your risk, you automatically also begin to control your emotions. 50% of your success or failure in trading stocks is controlling your emotions while in a trade, so it makes sense to learn how to use this invaluable tool correctly.

Stop losses should be placed under support levels based upon chart analysis for each individual stock. Different stocks will use different kinds of support levels. Why? Because the mix of small retail traders, investors, institutional traders, institutional investors, professional traders and odd lot traders varies from stock to stock. Understanding who is buying and who is selling helps you locate the ideal stop loss support for each stock. The key to successful stop loss placement is strong technical analysis skills and the ability to identify potential profit taking and sideways price support areas.

The type of support you find in a stock chart can tell you which type of trading style should be used to trade the stock. The longer and wider the sideways pattern, the more support for that price. Depending on the duration of the trade, you would use different types of support levels for stop losses..."  Mele Ainuu, TechniTrader® Student Support Team

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Disclaimer: All statements, whether expressed verbally or in writing are the opinions of TechniTrader®, its instructors and or employees, and are not to be construed as anything more than an opinion. Student/subscribers are responsible for making their own choices and decisions regarding all purchases or sales of stocks or issues. At no time is any stock or issue on any list written or sent to a student/subscriber by TechniTrader® and its employees to be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell any stock or issue. TechniTrader® is not a broker or an investment advisor, it is strictly an educational service.

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