So this was a slow couple of weeks for me. I was out of the country on vacation for most of that period, so I was trying not to do much trading. Also, I don't like to do a whole lot in the heart of earnings season, because the market can often become choppy from one day to the next based on how the reports are each day.
First an update on the positions (CENX & MNTA) I mentioned in the previous Trades of the Week.Read More ➞
I'm going to try to do a post like this at least every other week. My goal here is to show a bit of my process and the scans I use to find these trading candidates. They certainly won't be the best trades one could have possibly made, it will just highlight those I found and chose to take.
First up is CENX. This stock has been on my watchlist for a few weeks because I traded it in December. I bought above that consolidation pattern at $16.14 (with a stop loss under that rectangle at 15.30 -- a great example of a classic Darvis Box or a flag) and sold it on December 28th at 19.82. So my initial risk (1R) (read more about R and R multiples here) was 84 cents per share, so I made 4.4 times my initial risk (4R). I liked how the stock was acting, so I kept an eye on it by adding it to one of my watchlists.Read More ➞