Ticker Sense is managed by Kevin Pleines, an equity market analyst at Birinyi Associates. Posts and articles are added by Kevin and the other analysts and traders at Birinyi Associates. Birinyi research and commentary is regularly featured by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Barron's, Bloomberg, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, and CNBC.
*** These days I post my charts/thoughts on http://www.stocktwits.com under the same user name BreakoutTrader ***
"Charts are worth a million words." - Ralph Acampora
"Having learned what folly I was capable of, I closed that particular incident." - Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
"The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.” - John Maynard Keynes
"For those properly prepared in advance, a bear market in stocks is not a calamity but an opportunity." John Templeton
I bought my first stock in the late 1980's and have been in and out of the markets
since then ...
Over these years, I have traded in equity, options and futures markets and have
used trading and technical analysis software such as TradeStation, Wealth Lab
Developer, Amibroker, StrataSearch, VectorVest, TC2000, etc.
Being a software engineer with professional certification and advanced degrees
in Computer Science and Physics, I have been using my technical and science
skills to develop my own trading strategies, technical indicators, and screeners.
My primary trading style is looking for stocks in consolidation using technical
analysis with indicators and screeners I have developed. I am in particular
interested in using relative strength to identify trading opportunities.
I believe options strategies, when used properly, not only can achieve better returns,
but also can do so with less risk than pure equity trades. However, analysis must be
performed independent of options strategies before choosing the right options strategies.
I have therefore been mainly trading with options after I have done my technical analysis
on equities and the markets.