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Looking at 2 stocks for Monday; QCOM; HTLD

I will buy either or both with a stop limit order above Fridays high with a stop just below Fridays low.

Initial targets will be the last swing highs.

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Bought HTLD @ 22.25
Stop @ 21.80 Initial target 23.5
Capital at risk 0.5% of account.

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That was a quick trade:

HTLD hit stop at 21.79 Out with a loss

Picked up some QCOM @ 77.96
Stop @ 77.30 Initial target 80.00

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Placed an stop limit order to buy SCI @ 18.90
Stop = 18.62 Initial target = 19.95
Capital at risk = 0.5% of account

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Position sizing:

I show my position size as a percentage of capital at risk. I predetermine how much capital I want to risk on each trade. I take the difference between my calculated stop and my entry price and divide the risk capital by that amount.

For example;
Account size = $100,000
Capital at risk =0.5% = $500
If the difference between my entry and my stop = $1.00 then position size is 500
If the difference between my entry and my stop = $2.00 then position size is 250

The percentage amount I quote is the least amount I will lose. In a falling market I can lose a lot more as stops get filled as market orders.

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Placed an stop limit order to buy SCI @ 18.90
Stop = 18.62 Initial target = 19.95
Capital at risk = 0.5% of account

Filled at 18.90

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Moved stops
QCOM to 78.50
SCI to break even.

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QCOM: Move stop to 78.70
SCI Stopped out @ 18.89 Loss of capital of 0.05%

Now looking at IP; CHRW; NEE

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Buy NEE @ 98.22
Stop @ 97.40
Initial target Last swing high 101.50
Capital at risk = 0.40%

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