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Forum: Trading Journals May 5th, 2021, 11:44 PM
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Posted By deaddog
The only thing that would concern me is that none...

The only thing that would concern me is that none broke out on volume. Although the whole market wasn't trading huge volume.

So far so good.
Forum: Trading Journals May 1st, 2021, 11:54 PM
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Posted By deaddog
Never heard of Patrick Walker till now. Googled...

Never heard of Patrick Walker till now. Googled the name and spent some time watching a Youtube interview with Richard Moglen.

There are some similarities; we're both old farts, both started...
Forum: Trading Journals April 22nd, 2021, 10:00 PM
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Posted By deaddog
BHC and I go back a long way. I made a lot of...

BHC and I go back a long way. I made a lot of money when it was Valiant; My strategy took me out almost immediately when it took it's tumble. Since then I have traded in and out. Fundamental wise it...
Forum: Trading Journals April 21st, 2021, 11:42 PM
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Posted By deaddog
Do you look at any fundamentals?

Do you look at any fundamentals?
Forum: Trading Journals April 21st, 2021, 04:39 PM
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Posted By deaddog
As near as I can tell the spike on the 24th was...

As near as I can tell the spike on the 24th was caused by a fund releasing a positive report on twitter.
Most of the spike took place in the first 10 minutes.

What it does tell me is that there...
Forum: Trading Journals April 21st, 2021, 10:46 AM
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Posted By deaddog
Up to 1% of my capital. Risk = difference...

Up to 1% of my capital.

Risk = difference between my entry and my stop.
Forum: Trading Journals April 20th, 2021, 10:00 PM
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Posted By deaddog
Even with my criteria the 80/20 principle...

Even with my criteria the 80/20 principle applies. 80% of my profits are made by 20% of my trades. Cutting losses quickly eliminates over 50% of the trades. Of the remaining forty some odd percent...
Forum: Trading Journals April 20th, 2021, 08:38 PM
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Posted By deaddog
Here are the boxes I like to see checked. I would...

Here are the boxes I like to see checked. I would prefer to see the stock breakout to new all time highs and should maybe add that in but I do some bottom fishing.
...
Forum: Trading Journals April 19th, 2021, 11:41 PM
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Posted By deaddog
I took a quick look at the symbols above and with...

I took a quick look at the symbols above and with a couple obvious examples didn't see what I would call breakouts. Only VCEL didn't have overhead resistance.

How many checked all the boxes?
...
Forum: Trading Journals April 18th, 2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 117
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Posted By deaddog
Depends.:); I grab a weekly chart and look back 5...

Depends.:); I grab a weekly chart and look back 5 yrs. Longer until I find an all time high.

What it depends on is the catalyst. Why is the stock breaking out now? What's new? Management, product,...
Forum: Trading Journals April 17th, 2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 117
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Posted By deaddog
I tend to be a more all in all out type of...

I tend to be a more all in all out type of trader. I set a stop based on price action. Could be swing low or low of the breakout day.

I then adjust my trailing stop as the trade progresses. I...
Forum: Trading Journals April 17th, 2021, 10:49 PM
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Posted By deaddog
Sold my BHC this week when it broke the 50ma. Got...

Sold my BHC this week when it broke the 50ma. Got in in early Jan when it broke out from 27.

I'm watching ATD.b nice contraction pattern although it's not breaking out to new highs.

Also for...
Forum: Trading Journals April 17th, 2021, 08:03 PM
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Posted By deaddog
Is there a set multiple you use? How do you...

Is there a set multiple you use? How do you determine whether to sell 1/3 or 1/2?
Forum: Trading Journals April 17th, 2021, 11:01 AM
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Posted By deaddog
Right and there is no law that says you can't get...

Right and there is no law that says you can't get back in.
Forum: Trading Journals April 16th, 2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 117
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Posted By deaddog
I thought the objective was to buy breakouts (Big...

I thought the objective was to buy breakouts (Big Grin).
Forum: Trading Journals April 14th, 2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 117
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Posted By deaddog
Speaking from experience I can almost guarantee...

Speaking from experience I can almost guarantee you'll want to spend less time. I spent some time day trading and found I make just as much swing trading as I did sitting in front of a computer all...
Forum: Trading Journals April 14th, 2021, 10:17 PM
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Posted By deaddog
I don't understand a 20/4 perfect set up but is...

I don't understand a 20/4 perfect set up but is there a reason you take the trade as soon as the breakout occurs.
The way I understand it you are looking for stocks that will make a huge move. A...
Forum: Trading Journals April 14th, 2021, 09:53 PM
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Posted By deaddog
How about TSLA And todays buy SONO

How about TSLA

And todays buy SONO
Forum: Trading Journals April 14th, 2021, 01:13 PM
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Posted By deaddog
Where did you place your stop?

Where did you place your stop?
Forum: Trading Journals April 13th, 2021, 10:26 AM
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Posted By deaddog
Well be warned you are dealing with an idiot. In...

Well be warned you are dealing with an idiot. In my defence it was late at night and the I is right next to the U.:stupido3:
Forum: Trading Journals April 13th, 2021, 01:48 AM
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Posted By deaddog
What I don't see on either is a breakout to new...

What I don't see on either is a breakout to new highs on above average volume. Both closed in the bottom half of their range.

I wouldn't consider SU a Minervini stock. Too much overhead in the 23...
Forum: Trading Journals April 9th, 2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 117
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Posted By deaddog
Do you have a set of criteria that has to be met...

Do you have a set of criteria that has to be met before you consider a stock?

Just looking at the stocks you hold they don't seem to meet what I think is Minervini criteria.

MU for instance,...
Forum: Trading Journals April 8th, 2021, 12:10 PM
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Posted By deaddog
I trade mainly the Canadian market.(Home country...

I trade mainly the Canadian market.(Home country bias). Right now I'm holding BHC and a couple Canadian banks (BNS & BMO).

I'm looking to do some bottom fishing with the gold miners. FNV a week...
Forum: Trading Journals April 8th, 2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 117
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Posted By deaddog
I just stumbled over your journal. Thanks for...

I just stumbled over your journal. Thanks for taking the time and effort to post your trades.

I also trade break-outs and use 52 week high to find trading ideas. I follow the methodology of...
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