May 2, 2011: Price (PDE), 21% in 6 weeks on ascending triangle and take-over.
May 2, 2011: Nvidia (NVDA), 11% loss trading a high and tight flag.
May 1, 2011: CH Energy (CHG), 35% gain in a dividend paying stock by range trading.
These trades make up my core positions, the ones I hold for long term appreciation, even though they may drop substantially from the buy price. Often they are utility stocks that
pay handsome dividends.
Ann Taylor (ANN), high and tight flag entry, sell in May and go away exit, 78% in 9 months.
Nicor (GAS), symmetrical triangle on entry, premature sell, +15% in 6 weeks.
Tesoro (TSO), head-and-shoulders on entry, change in fundamentals on exit, +3.8% in 2.5 months.
Vivus, full retrace of gap on entry, sell on symmetrical triangle breakout and bad news, 37% in 7 months.
ZEP (ZEP), spin-off buy on entry, 2B chart pattern on exit, +1% in 5 weeks.
These are swing trades, which are shorter-term trades often held until the swing ends. Since I don't consider myself to be a swing trader, these are trades meant to last longer
but I decided to sell early.
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