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  • Large Cap Stocks with Buy Signals [View instapost]
    The data above was in a nice little table but they cleverly stripped the formatting. Sorry about that. The symbols are JNJ, F, GM, DELL, PRU, GIS, WM, LBTYA. The Gigascanner features annotated charts showing these buy signals (and other signals too) so you can get a feel for how they work historically.

    Don't miss my stock market blog, at
    Nov 3, 2011. 08:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Driving These 5 Stocks To New Highs? [View article]
    All but one of these stocks except BMY appear to be in decent uptrends. It's all part of the bigger picture. Take a look at my latest blog post: Phil's Stock Market Blog
    Oct 23, 2011. 12:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 11 Stocks Trading Near Highs With Strong Sources Of Profitability [View article]
    Just did a write-up on LLTC from a more technical standpoint, however it's worth noting that it's "the most profitable" company in the entire S&P-500.

    Phil's Stock Market Blog
    Oct 17, 2011. 09:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Finding Cheap Stocks In A Volatile Market [View article]
    Likewise, thanks!
    Sep 27, 2011. 12:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Finding Cheap Stocks In A Volatile Market [View article]
    Regarding my post above on CVX, actually, said downtrend may be changing. Assuming today's buy signal works, it would be "not" a lower low, but a low bouncing from the same support level as the previous buy signal in early August. Here's the chart again - - with the Pristine buy signals shown in purple. There was also a Climax Low buy signal a while back, shown in blue. This is the more accurate of the two signals since in incorporates the volume into the equation You can see how it caught the low perfectly. Naturally we tend to get a lot fewer of the Climax Lows than we do the Pristine signals.
    Sep 26, 2011. 08:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Finding Cheap Stocks In A Volatile Market [View article]
    Interesting.. we had a so-called Pristine buy signal today on CVX and in several other oil stocks as well. There was also a buy signal on the overall market today.

    CVX will probably move upward from here, but it's been in a serious downtrend so the upswing may not last. Here's a chart - the buy signal is shown in purple:

    Additional analysis in my stock market blog, here:
    Sep 26, 2011. 07:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There's No Reason Why Stocks Are Down Today [View article]
    I hear you, but take a look at this - - not the correct url, but it will transfer. You will see that these things actually are predictable, but by technical analysis (not by analyzing the news).
    Sep 22, 2011. 03:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There's No Reason Why Stocks Are Down Today [View article]
    From my standpoint, the "reason" for the decline is the sell signal we had on Tuesday in the Nasdaq. This is purely technical - the computer doesn't know anything about global economics etc. It doesn't need to.
    Sep 22, 2011. 02:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cisco Has 50% Upside Potential [View article]
    Hey Joe, it's probably worse than you might think. All this confusion is an insidious but vital part of the market, in fact it's as if the entire system is set up to create more confusion. Like a constant stream of "experts" on CNBC - one guy says "buy", and the next one says "sell", based not on any particular knowledge, just unproven theories of how they think things work.

    Or many times they act like the market is random, responding every day to the minute-by-minute news. This is completely wrong - either that, or else our technical signals have the amazing ability to predict the news, and the markets' reaction to it, several days in advance. Right. Without all this BS to throw people off the track, we'd have a lot harder time of it.

    Now go check out our amazing (in my opinion) web site:
    Sep 21, 2011. 12:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cisco Has 50% Upside Potential [View article]
    I don't get it, you guys are obsessing over a dead horse. It could take years for CSCO to go up, or it may never go up. There are thousands of other stocks right now that are performing better. If you want to make some money, try buying some new highs on surging volume, like CBOU the other day. It's the perfect market now for this kind of stuff. You can find the hot stocks just at the right time with our free stock-screening tool, here's the link for the control panel:
    Jul 6, 2011. 10:06 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Caribou Coffee: Valuation Still Reasonable Despite Stock's Recent Run-Up [View article]
    The fundamental side is a great backdrop, but that doesn't make it go up. Did you ever read Darvas? He has a great story about this. The fundamentals don't predict a price increase, this is one of the biggest misconceptions around. Getting the stock to go up takes motivation on the part of the buyers to pay up. It's not like they're going to send you a dividend check in the mail, so it's based on expectations of higher prices to come.

    I have no idea what it takes to create this kind of buying frenzy, but all the forces came together a couple weeks ago. CBOU started making new highs on a big surge in volume. This is what we look for with our free stock scanner tool at

    You do have to watch it, you can't go buying new highs willy-nilly, without regard to price, support, and resistance, and how far extended it is from the moving average. It's best to buy the first new high of the run. At present the stock is a bit "extended" from the base pattern. I would watch carefully for a tight-looking pullback on declining volume. The optimal buy point will materialize.
    Jul 6, 2011. 09:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cisco Has 50% Upside Potential [View article]
    All very interesting, but this is not what makes stocks go up! That's strictly a matter of buyers being more motivated than sellers, for whatever reason. This hasn't been the case with CSCO for quite a while, and especially not now, when the overall market's going down. You can see it in the charts on my free stock scanning web site:
    Jun 14, 2011. 12:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • DJSP: Time to Double Up? [View article]
    We have this amazing stock-screening tool to find killer signals on market-leading stocks, it's called This stupid thing won't let me publish the link, why?
    Mar 5, 2011. 10:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DJSP: Time to Double Up? [View article]
    Well, that buy signal caught the exact low (I kid you not) at 0.47, then it rallied up to about 0.70, which was your big chance to take a profit.

    However, personally, I would never play a stock like this. First point is that it's in a serious downtrend. And we don't even know if there's anything behind it. Could be just a couple guys in a corner office in a run-down strip mall, deeply in debt, etc.

    For best results, you should stick to issues above about 15 dollars per share, in an uptrend, with high relative strength, and robust trading volume. Use our free stock screener to find them.
    Mar 5, 2011. 10:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Moving Averages: Exponential or Arithmetic, Are Either Really Meaningful? [View article]
    I use a 50-period XMA, it works great for support on a pullback. In fact, we tend to get lot of buy signals in this situation. The buy signals don't know anything about the XMA, but it just happens to work that way. Probably it's the self-fulfilling prophecy thing. Here's a chart, as an example. The XMA and the buy signal are shown in blue (also new highs are shown in green). <img src="" /> - will the img tag make it? We'll see. Check out our free stock screener too.
    Jan 11, 2011. 08:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment