Monday, September 23, 2013

Watchers for the 9-24-13 trading session


Again, despite more rising, this is top heavy. Short on weakness. Obey stops, see my previous comments.


New 52's. Short term, these yearly high stocks often go higher. Consistently strong price action, like trading above the opening price level after the first 5 minutes, is a long. Or, if it gaps down a bit to debut or opens flat and falls briefly, a red to green and hold with strong volume. Also long on spiking up at or near the gun as a scalp. This might be an EOD exit, depending on how it holds up. Also long on a break above to new yearly highs (over 3.18) and holds. Avoid shorts, keep flat on true weakness. Nice move above 3. Needs to keep above the Monday close, or at least above 2.86 on pull backs to remain viable as a long, aside from any early noise. Early sustained prices over 3 are ideal for aggressive entry. Up A/H a tad.


Red floater scan return. Idea is to play for more down side on day 2. Closed red by over 3% on Monday off a gap up that ended below the debut. Stop just above the Monday session high (7.20) to cap losses on head fake fade entries. I'm only into the shorting possibility if it surfaces, keeping flat on strength. Also a short on heavy volume dumps/confirmed weakness cues. Moderate sell volume on Monday means it may have unclear chances to work. A 6.50 fail may be ideal. Avoid big gaps/longs. Panic dump?


B/O scan. I like it long back over 7.42 and holds. Ideal to stay over that on tests aside from early noise if it triggers. Stops also possible just under the close on Monday or the 1st 30 minute low of Tuesday. Avoid all shorts and all big gaps. The low on Monday is likely too far away to use for risk managing stops. Also a long on spiking up at or near the gun as a scalp. Large volume on the rise, a poor sign for new buys. Exiting below 7.25 on fails after trigger entry is possibly advisable. Early r/g? Down A/H over 1%.


Bullish Engulfing. I like this long over 8.49/holds. Modest volume on the rise, which is a fair sign for new buyers. Keep flat on real weakness aside from a typical red to green move, etc. Stops just under the low last time or the initial 30 minute one on Tuesday. More conservatively a stop placed under Monday's close, too. The low on that day is not too far away to use for stops. Ideally stays above 8.38 on pull backs to remain viable as a long if it triggers. No big gaps or shorts. Down A/H about 1%.


In play both ways. As a long on continuation of momentum above 9.78/holds. Or as a scalp up at or near the gun for a scalp buy. Or, as a short on a fall fail of 9 and holds. Or as a scalp sell on a pop down at or near the bell. Avoid all big gaps. Be careful maintaining a short on a reversal back over 9. The fade is more likely given the price action on Monday, but keep an open mind. Careful, modest sized float. Down A/H over 1%.


Hammer scan long. The tail is not too long to use the low as a stop level unless the position is very large. Use the previous session close alternatively instead. Trigger is above the high of last time, here above 16.35/holds. Avoid all big gaps, especially up ones. If it gaps over the trigger or 16.19 let it test/hold/perk 1st before entering. No shorts, keep flat on redness. Modest sell volume, which could mean overt sell interest is waning, suggesting reversal upwards may soon be at hand. 

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