040: Buy breakouts instead of false bottoms



Financial Movers Podcast #40



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Today’s Agenda:

  1. Election, can we predict who wins by using the S&P 500

  2. We’re all life students of the market

  3. What I entered. 

1.Can we predict who wins by using the S&P 500?

- Fun fact, the S&P500 can predict with extreme accuracy which party wins the US election. It's all about the performance in the 3 months leading to the election. If stocks are up the incumbent party wins, and the other way around.

Citation: @besomebodyfx

2. Always keep learning from your own mistakes and from others:

  • Make your wins more valuable

  • Make your mistakes valuable. Record in journal/excel

  • Always be reading. I was reading a book the other day that a friend sent me called “Getting Started”, which is written by Trading Experts. 4pt book, no i'm not a member. 

  • Buying tops/breakout, not predicting bottoms

  • Plenty of examples, during this run. They go and keep on going (apple, fsly, paypal, amzn)

- Amazon (AMZN):

trading at $3285, ATH $3344 (less than $100 away)

- Enter now at $3285, stop at week low of $3154, thats a 3.9% risk for a potential big move up

- Colgate (CL):

trading at an ATH of $78.18, which is topping 3 year resistance (2017) at $77. Attempted to break through $77 three times in three yrs and failed. This could be it.

The way I see it is like this: 

Stop at week low $76.83

Trading now $78.18 

That’s risking 1.72% on the hopes that CL goes parabolic and makes you half a years salary

-Intercontinental Exchange (ICE):

trading at ATH $104.04, previous high at $101.93 made in Feb

  • Entry at $104.04 Stop at $99.85 to hold support over $100. Risking 4% for parabolic growth. 

- All of these stocks have been beating the market and leading the COVID rally. I doubt they drop while market rockets on. 

- I’m not saying I'm entering any of these but mark them. Do your research on this type of trade strategy and let me know what you think. Twitter, email. 

- If i do make an entry i'll let you know on my Twitter and ill have my stop posted. Be sure to follow me on Twitter

3. What I entered: 

  • Facebook (FB)

I entered and went long $FB on Tuesday at $262.78 

Price consolidating since PEG up in July

Holding above $260 as price becomes relevant

20-day coming to give support

Low sell volume over past three down sessions

Momentum in $NDX and tech

Stop at $258.85 (barely under this week’s low)

First Target $280, where it will test ATH. If it can break through there then parabolic growth.

  • Visa (V)

-Just entered $V at $201.90 with stop barely below yesterday's low at $198.50

-First target is $215

-3.8/1 risk reward

-$215 will be test of ATH, so i will be tight on my stops, but price could go parabolic and be a massive gainer.

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