The boys on the Mechanical Board have stock-picking and asset-selection wired. Them’s who you should be looking to for ‘how’to’s’.
What Quill and I focus on --if I can presume to speak for him-- is methods of vetting those stock picks technically for the purpose of making short-term trades. The Mechanical Board focuses on longer holding-periods, typically a month minimum before rebalancing.
Again, I’m presuming to speak for Quill. But he writes scripts and runs scans at StockCharts. I depend on some legacy software, no longer sold or supported, that can slam through 100 stocks per second to find the few that might be breaking out. Both of us then hand-chart what the screens kick out, each of us vetting them with slightly different templates.
If it’s stock picks you’re looking for, every broker has a screener, as does places like FinViz, Yahoo Finance, etc. In fact, everyone and his cousin will tell you, “Buy this. Buy that.” How good those tips are is a whole 'nother matter. LOL
Also, if you use TD AmeriTrade’s TOS platform, there are beaucoup tutorials on how to write scanning scripts, plus the firm will provide free consultations, and pre-covid, they used to host free workshops put on by some really good instructors.
I work in a field where people always have a stock tip and I have one question for them - how much did you buy? Usually they haven’t bought any and are just telling me something they read or someone else told them.
Then there are people like Arindam and Quill who show how they research and what they are thinking with results. You decide which technique you prefer…doc
I hope you perused through the above to get an idea how we buy and sell stocks/Efts via Simon Sez III two (2) simple rules and using the HA Smoothie from Barchart.
Recession is here and please learn how to use the Tetter Totter to help protect your ASSets.
I have been Tetter Tottering since 2006 - 2014 and 2014 - 2022. 2023 - with SPXL / SPXS and QQQ / PSQ and a few others as well per the Simon Sez III two (2) simple rules. It only takes minutes a day to make an informed decision. Simon Sez you can’ blow it.
I have been Swing Trading the same as HA Smoothie charts with TOS (think or swim) Trend Trader PRO since 2021.
Now, we have to listen to what Simon Sez to do with just two (2) simple rules.
a. BUY on the First GREEN Bar after the Last RED bar. No waiting.
b. SELL on the First RED Bar after the Last GREEN bar. No waiting.
I am also a subscriber to Stock Charts, Barchart, Traders Pro,
I find stocks for the 2.5 percent theory at All US Exchanges Five Day Gainers - Barchart.com . use columns 5DAvg Vol, highest to the lowest, then look at %chg, for stocks greater 3.0 percent. When found, click on the plus (+), then click on the Quote and see that 4 out of 5 days it is greater than 3.0 percent.
eg… found PALT.
Manage the following with risk and money management skills.
MCHP laid me off back on May 1st, 2007, at high noon. So, I bought the company’s stock.
COST wouldn’t hire me as a greeter at the door - bought the company’s stock.
CAR wouldn’t hire as a car transporter - bought the company’s stock.
For relaxation, I like to play Roulette and Baccarat at night for about an hour on
earning $500 to $600.00 a day with several strategies with a $1,300.00 bankroll.
When I hit the target, done for the day.
I wish you the Best.
Quillnpenn - a poor church mouse scratching for a living as a Swing Trader for over 45 + years and Investor for over 60+years
------------ Vision - Multi-Millionaire…Goal - earn 1.3% - 2.5% compounded Daily per the 2.5 percent theory.
re: 2.5 percent theory in buying stocks in advance
At around 3:50 to 3:55 pm, place a Buy at ASKED PRICE as a MARKET order. Sometimes it will get picked up right away the following morning.
And then at time you will be sold out the same day. Otherwise on average 3 days later.
Yes, do put PERI on a watchlist. It’s exactly those kinds of companies you’d want to be bidding on after the market/economy crashes.
When’s that going to happen? Who knows? But we all know that it inevitable, given the discrepancies between income and spending at both the public and private levels, never mind this county’s disastrous foreign policies and the fact most of the non-western world is increasingly finding ways to bypass the $US.
Thanks to all who have contributed to this topic! I can see that I’m going to have to roll up my sleeves and flex my stock picking muscles (which are out of shape).
As an aside - I was going to dig into ThinkorSwim (ToS) and create some screens, but I have heard that Schwab (which bought TDA) doesn’t intend to migrate ToS until later this year. My TDA account is due to be moved this month so it looks like I’ll have to use something else for the time being. I just started a subscription with BarChart so I think it will be my first choice.
Has anyone else heard anything different about ToS?
I have been part of major software migrations in the past, so I don’t fault Schwab, just hate to put aside ToS until the migration is complete.
I know from several sources that Schwab isn’t going to mess with TOS, for a whole bunch of reasons. #1. It’s cheaper buy technology than to develop it. #2. The instant they shut down TOS, they’d lose nearly every one who currently uses it. #3. TD reps are actively phoning their customers, offering to teach them how to use it. #4 Schwab’s “active trader” platform sucks majorly (as does what Fido offers) and Schwab knows it and doesn’t care, because TOS users aren’t their core audience from whom they make the bulk of their money.
In short, use Schwab for what they do superbly well, namely, mutual funds, preferreds, and investing stocks. Stick with TOS if you intend to trade stocks or ETFs. Even better, keep both accounts.
Thanks Arindam, but I’m still confused. TDA was bought by Schwab and will be absorbed and cease to exist as a separate company. TOS is a platform that exists on top of TDA and which I get for free as a TDA account holder. When you say keep both accounts, do I need to subscribe to ToS separately from my new Schwab account?
as a guess, PERI will peak at around $45.00 as it did back in 2013.
As a Swing Trader using Simon Sez III rules. One can make a substantial amount of money. PERI had a sell signal yesterday earning about 35.9610 percent. Or 8.5K for 30 days of work at 10 minutes a day.
In my warehouse, I manage 4 PORTFOLIOS + RUNNING the 2.5% theory daily. I only look and read charts and avoid the noise these talking heads mumble. Basically, we follow what our peers are doing with their hard-earned money.
Today, I have some free time and was looking at Cathy Woods ARK portfolios. The HODlers (Hanging on for dear life) would take a pounding and complain they are losing money in value. While I and the folks who Swing Trade via Simon Sez are making a substantial amount of money with ease.
$14 Billion Cathie Wood Portfolio / ARK Invest Holdings Cathy appears to be buying and selling good stocks. I would have no trouble managing the ARKK and the stocks within. I’d setup the watchlists in Barchart or Stockcharts and let it rip via the Flip charts and let’s see what Simon Sez to do.
Took all but 15 seconds to look at the Sector SPDRs. 5 seconds to look at $ETHUSD - Ethereum to the US Dollar. All are making money.
Just ran two (2) scanning tools, one being Bullish 20 Ema over 200 Ema and found 42 candidates. Any stocks over the 20 ema (blue line) is good until it drops below the 20ema line.
StockCharts - nobody beats Simon Sez instructions.
Barchart - with HA Smoothie and Simon III charts.