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  • 4 Leading Stocks Nearing Breakouts To All-Time Highs [View article]
    Thank you very much.
    Aug 2, 2012. 07:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Current Rally Is Coming To An End [View instapost]
    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio model remains under a SELL signal generated on 5/4/12. The SELL signal was very strong but four false signals (3 SELL, 1 BUY–first time that has happened in the model since 1979) left us gun shy from going 100% all-in on the most recent strong signal. While this is unfortunate in the IRA/Retirement account (since it can not go short), as we are under-investing in inverse ETFs that are doing very well for us, it has worked itself out in the Aggressive/Margin account. Tons of stocks have produced very strong short signals for us since 5/4/12 and almost everything we are touching is working immediately. A far departure from the past two months. We realize that the market is very oversold here and thus it would be very dangerous pushing new short positions. If the market does not get a bounce on continues to selloff, we will continue to reduce the exposure in each new short signal that we receive. If the market can manage a bounce here and the charts stay broken with no real sign of accumulation in the market or leading stocks, we will look to fully press our bets on the inverse ETFs in the Retirement account and on shorts/ETFs in the Margin account. If the market does bounce, we get some good accumulation in leading stocks, and our current shorts start giving us cover signals, we will be more than happy to get exposure to the long side. However, we believe the fact that Facebook came public in such an environment and the fact that insiders sold over 50% of their personal holdings on the first day tells us everything we need to know as it relates to the 3-year bull”shit” market. I will redirect everyone to this post on April 23rd that I wrote for Seeking Alpha. It was denied publication because of its “technical analysis” content. That sure was unfortunate for their readers as the level of bullish articles that day was extremely intense. Aloha and have a great weekend.

    Current Top Holdings – Percent Return – Date of Signal

    BVSN short – 69% – 3/16/12
    AVD – 65% – 1/10/12
    UVXY – 63% – 5/9/12
    LQDT – 62% – 2/1/12
    SINO short – 37% – 4/12/12
    MNST – 36% – 1/13/12
    VRNM short – 34% – 4/10/12
    PRXI short – 28% – 3/30/12
    WZE short – 25% – 4/10/12
    May 19, 2012. 11:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 High Growth Stocks Ready For More All Time Highs [View article]
    Market is in complete danger. I am out all longs. This is about to get ugly. Our market model is back to SELL mode. This is the most dangerous market environment we have seen in our model.
    May 4, 2012. 06:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Leading Stocks Ready For New Highs [View article]
    I went long CERN on Friday. CTSH and CRM are back on watch for a breakout buy. INFA is off the table for now.

    “When you are starting out, it is very important not to get too far behind because it is very difficult to fight back. Most traders have a tendency to take risks that are too large at the beginning” – Gary Bielfeldt

    “Professional traders manage their trading to assume that each trade may be a loser.” -Peter Brandt

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio is currently under a BUY signal after having to suffer through three straight SELL signals that were followed by cutting losses and returning to NEUTRAL. The current BUY signal is mainly being produced by the mere fact that the market will not sell off following all of the recent distribution days and is back above its 50 day moving average. Volume on the upside continues to be well below what we would consider a strong BUY signal and it remains a BUY signal basically due to CANSLIM quality stocks. A lot of CANSLIM quality stocks have built or continue to build quality bases. On the day of the BUY signal on Thursday tons of CANSLIM stocks broke out of very constructive base patterns. Despite these very high quality long signals, Big Wave Trading is not investing up to the capacity that it should be due to the recent false signals in our model which in the past has not produced three false signals in a row in such a short amount of time. This is 100% a function of the current market and not our model as 1976-1978 did not even produce this kind of low volume misinformation. Clearly, price is the only thing that matters when stocks are trending up. Volume is irrelevant in a QE environment. At the same time, even if the chart is in perfect order, our portfolios will not tolerate losses and pair back anywhere from 10% to 25% of our positions in stocks if they show losses. Overall, it appears these breakouts are stronger than the breakouts in January as the current consolidation period has given many of these stocks base-on-base patterns or ascending base patterns. The bases these high quality stocks broke out of in January while sound came from the very volatile July-December period in the market thus making some of them suspect. This recent consolidation has tightened many of these charts up. While saying all of this, we are completely aware that the whipsaw market may throw us back into a NEUTRAL signal at any moment. Also, we realize that we are deep into our third year of a QE led uptrend and it remains in our view that we are near the end of this big bull market rather than a start of a brand new bull market. However, we do not trade off of our opinions. We trade off of real price signals based on 130 years of stock market history and 200 years of futures history. We may think we are near a top but if the market wants to move higher and we have signals we are taking them long.

    Top Current Holdings – Percent Gain (non-margin) – Date of Signal

    SWHC – 84% – 1/3/12
    AVD – 71% – 1/10/12
    LQDT – 53% – 2/1/12
    BVSN short – 48% – 3/19/12
    EPAM – 33% – 3/1/12
    CPWM – 30% – 3/13/12
    MNST – 30% – 1/13/12
    SUNH- 27% – 3/9/12
    PRXI short – 22% – 3/30/12
    Apr 30, 2012. 04:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Current Rally Is Coming To An End [View instapost]
    Our market direction model has returned to a BUY signal and have initiated long positions in AZO GEOI SWI. The thesis that we remain near a top based on historical charts remained. We continue to believe we are the end of this 3 year uptrend rather than a start of a new bull market. This uptrend is the possible final wave of the Elliot Wave 5-wave cycle. This move higher should put AAPL PCLN CMG completely parabolic and sucker in the final late comers to the three year rally. We have covered our short PCLN position for a profit and cut our short on CMG for a small loss. We will continue to buy CANSLIM quality stocks as they break out and ride them higher. Another rally to new highs here will only make the short side that much better when this thing finally falls flat on its face. Don't forget this whole rally from the October lows has been on below average weekly volume the entire way on the NYSE and Nasdaq. There has not been one week of higher than average volume (using the 50 day volume average). Not one. What goes straight up must come down. For now we will follow the trend and wait for the ultimate top. Our thesis remains.
    Apr 26, 2012. 03:47 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent IPO Qlik Technologies: Growth to Build On [View article]
    Really that is no reason to buy a stock? I would review these traders. With a cut loss methodology it is the only methodology that works in a lifetime of trading for a living. You can't do this for a living off of fundamentals alone. Stock market don't go up forever and we are Japan 90-now currently in the USA Nasdaq 00-2020.

    Jesse Livermore
    Richard Wyckoff
    Nic Darvas
    Ed Seykota
    Richard Dennis
    Richard Donchian
    WIlliam Eckhardt
    William J. O'Neil
    James DePorre
    Dan Zanger
    Bill Dunn
    Bill Campbell
    John W. Henry
    Michael Covel

    Just saying.
    Apr 25, 2012. 05:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Digital Media Powerhouse Is Advertising Strong Growth [View article]
    In regards to IBD CANSLIM, you guys know that AAII ran over 50 different methodologies from 1998-2010 and the #1 methodology was CANSLIM right? The data couldn't be more clear. Not sure what planet some of you guys live on. :)
    Apr 25, 2012. 05:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Current Rally Is Coming To An End [View instapost]
    Thank you Hypnos for actually reading the article. If the market turns higher, I will buy the leading stocks leading the rally higher. So difficult for non-trend followers to understand. Kind of sad but it let's me know that I will be able to do this forever as human pyschology and emotions never change. Aloha, Hypnos. #veryflexible
    Apr 24, 2012. 03:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Current Rally Is Coming To An End [View instapost]
    Perma bear, LOL. I was long from January to March. Get real. Also October to November. I am a trend follower. Perma bear? I hold no opinions. I follow the trend.The trend is turning lower. Just look at the charts. That is reality. I have made my small fortune on the long side also. Not the bear side. It just added to it. Aloha!
    Apr 24, 2012. 03:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 New Oil Related Issues Producing Profits [View article]
    Moving to Maui at the age of 18 and becoming a millionaire before 25 definitely shows I know nothing about the stock market. Got it. Thank you very much.
    Apr 24, 2012. 03:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lithia Motors And Netgear: 2 Leading Stocks Breaking Out [View article]
    You are extremely welcome, patmich. Thank you for your kind comments. I am definitely not used to them on this web site.
    Apr 24, 2012. 03:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Taking A Look At The Leisure-Travel Booking Sector's Top Stocks [View article]
    Oh my god, rofs. You might have one of the best comments I have read in a while. Notice, everyone else, that it is simple. You are correct rofs and this is one of the reasons I am currently short PCLN. Massive negative divergences across the board in multiple time, price, and volume indicators. Good job buddy for supplying a comment rooted in reality and not the future! This site and its focus on fundamental analysis is just not healthy for those reading these articles.
    Apr 24, 2012. 03:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Leading Stocks Ready For New Highs [View article]
    I clearly stated where I get all of my data from. It is right in the article. I always say if what I post from my data provider is wrong it is on them not me. I write what it says and it is the software used by elite brokerage firms across the country. WONDA/MarketSmith.
    Apr 24, 2012. 03:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Leading Stocks Ready For New Highs [View article]
    How can anyone predict the future. Nobody can do this. When I wrote the article there were no technical damages to it. After I submitted it they started to appear and I corrected the article. It is what it is. The market is not possible to predict. You can only react. If CRM breaks out on volume I buy. If it does not I avoid it. It is that simple. That is what trend following is about.
    Apr 24, 2012. 03:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Another Leader Ready to Tumble [View article]
    It does prey on those that do not know fundamentals? Really? I made my millions off of technicals alone and so have:

    Jesse Livermore
    Salem Abraham
    William J O'Neil
    Nic Darvas
    Bill Dunn
    Bill Campbell
    Ed Seykota
    William Eckhardt
    The Turtles
    Richard Wyckoff
    Richard Donchian
    Gerald Loeb
    James DePorre
    Dan Zanger
    Tim Sykes

    Yeah, TA alone sure doesn't work. ;)
    Apr 24, 2012. 03:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment