What Time Is It and Momentum

The Entry Points

CVO was the only stock I was focused on daytrading later in the day. Momentum is everything in crappy stocks, and let’s face it, most of the best daytraders (% profit potential-wise) are crappy stocks. It is what it is. I do prefer very high quality (to me) very strong stocks (bought into reaction setups), which are way under-covered by Wall Street, and/or stocks in, or emerging from, accumulation. But if the best daytraders are usually the ones with the momentum still up, then why do so many people want to buy them when the momentum is broken? And what about the time of day? That stuff is in the video, along with – please don’t try and trade the previous trend. And please understand what makes the probability, of the continued uptrend, much, much lower. As far as buying strength, on any time-frame, IT’S A BULL MARKET.

ROKU, MARA, XNET, EKSO, SQ gave off some warning signs – from today’s premarket:

ROKU, with a serious resistance area, is similar to EKSO, XNET, MARA to me, in that it had the big resistance area, but shorter-term there was a high probability of a secondary rally attempt. It (the buy) just didn’t set up for me. SQ, a different situation technically, more later but there could be a quick bounce in there setting up later today.”

Also discussed are DVAX, INSM, OSTK (still long all three), plus PZRX, APEN and why they are upthrust stocks, like I said about DPW and SSC in yesterday’s premarket.

 

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Trader Scott has been involved with markets for over twenty years. Initially he was an individual floor trader and member of the Midwest Stock Exchange, which then led to a much better opportunity at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. By his early 30’s, he had become very successful in markets, but a health situation caused him to back away from the grind of being a full time floor trader. During this time away from markets, Scott was completely focused on educating himself about true overall health and natural healing which remains a passion to this day. Scott returned to markets over fifteen years ago where he continues as an independent trader.

2 Comments

  1. Classic bounce set up in SQ, went to the lower part of the gap and (pre -market low) like you talk about, of course set my order a penny shy again.
    How did you know the momentum was still up on Cenveo after that big reaction?

    • David if you feel like you’re missing some, and it’s bothering you, a suggestion. But first, I miss a lot of trades, so that s not necessarily a problem, at least for me and how I do things. And I also believe that being very strict on the entry is good. But you may want to split up the orders a bit, and average in, but still stay strict. And yes, the low bar of the low of a gap, and the premarket areas are nice filters.

      As for the momentum, I’m posting a video soon for you guys about it.

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