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Joshua "MauiTrader" Hayes is CEO, President and founder of Big Wave Trading Inc., a Maui, Hawaii-based stock market advisory service. Hayes is a well-respected stock trader who combines fundamentals, technicals, psychology and money management to trade professionally for his personal,... More
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  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings 0 comments
    Mar 10, 2013 8:05 AM | about stocks: CSU, CAMP, HIMX, EAC, FLT, POWR, AXLL, WAGE, CHUY, CPSS, PFBI, V, GNMK, HEES, ASTM

    The Big Wave Trading Model switched back to a BUY mode on 3/5/13 following a switch to a NEUTRAL mode on 2/25/13. The switch to NEUTRAL on 2/25/13 in our analysis of over 130 years of stock market history should have not switched back to BUY mode so quickly. The price breaks on 2/20 and 2/25 have historically led to months of choppy trading or started downtrends outright. The fact that we switched back to BUY mode so soon is historically extremely out of the norm.

    However, this entire market choppy and slow uptrend from the 2009 lows coming on such below average weekly and monthly volume is also historically extremely out of the norm. Huge volume selloffs are quickly absorbed and new highs, not on higher volume but, on lower volume are soon followed. As we have stated before, nowhere else in the history of the United States stock markets can you ever find this trend. Low volume rallies have always been quickly destroyed by higher volume selloffs or do not last long and are followed by heavier volume accumulation to the upside. The odds times continue.

    On that note, that means the only logical thing to do is to follow price here and be very careful with the size of long commitments. While Big Wave Trading misses the days when we plunged on margin, today's market environment does not bode well for that type of investing. A more conservative approach is respected here knowing that a 2010 and 2011 shock experience is always just around the corner with a low volume market rally.

    Therefore, we will continue to operate on the long side enjoying the paltry gains we see below (paltry in comparison to the gains we produced before the QE and ZIRP world we have been living in since March 2009), until a clear trend change becomes apparent. For now, the trend is up. We will obey our master-Price.

    Top Current Holdings - Percent Return - Date of Signal

    CSU long - 115% - 9/4/12
    CAMP long - 95% - 4/26/12
    HIMX long - 84% - 12/19/12
    HEES long - 71% - 9/4/12
    EAC long - 65% - 12/17/12
    POWR long - 64% - 12/11/12
    FLT long - 58% - 9/6/12
    AXLL long - 36% - 1/4/13
    WAGE long - 34% - 1/8/13
    PFBI long - 31% - 11/19/12
    CHUY long - 29% - 1/10/13
    CPSS long - 26% - 1/31/13
    V long - 25% - 8/31/12
    GNMK long - 25% - 11/16/12

    Disclosure: I am long CSU, CAMP, HIMX, EAC, FLT, POWR, AXLL, WAGE, CHUY, CPSS, PFBI, V, GNMK, HEES.

    Additional disclosure: I am short ASTM

    Themes: ZIRP, QE Stocks: CSU, CAMP, HIMX, EAC, FLT, POWR, AXLL, WAGE, CHUY, CPSS, PFBI, V, GNMK, HEES, ASTM
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