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  • Synergy Trader Pro July 2013 - What A Boring Month!

    It's usually slow here at Synergy Trader during earnings season; but my goodness this is ridiculously slow! I think this is just a testament to how over bought these markets truly are. We are at record levels WITHOUT the proper economic data to back up the price we currently see in the markets, thus big hedge funds and insiders are hesitant to put money on the table until the markets have a substantial sell off or we start seeing better economic data.

    Needless to say this month's newsletter will be a short one. Not all was lost however as our software did make one alert towards the end of the month. We called ALXA after the market closed on 7/26 and traded on that alert Monday morning. We are currently in ALXA at $4.60. This stock has had a few pops in price but thus far has been unable to sustain anything and we are currently about even on the position ($4.66 as of this writing). ALXA reports earnings on Aug 9th and we are hoping that will be the catalyst in this trade, this security has a LARGE short position (22% of the float!) so any good news here could cause a massive short squeeze and increase in price.

    Another talking point this month was SNTA, a stock that we alerted early last month when it was trading at 4.57. SNTA traded down 6% and we were stopped out after a few days. However, soon after our software sold the position more insider buying came through the SEC and the stock has since catapulted over 50% to over $7.00! Since our software uses an automated systematic approach to trading we sometimes miss these big moves and get stopped out early before a big move, the markets are unpredictable and we take our profits and cut our losses at predetermined intervals.

    To anyone that bought SNTA on our alert and continues to hold, congratulations! I would advise taking some profits but I also think this has much more room to run!

    Latest News:
    • Our new message board /forum is now live! We encourage you to come on over and contribute to the community. Any time a new alert comes through our software I will post a message to the forum so that it can be discussed among our members.
    • Our "Double your $$" challenge account remains about even money. However, it will not take long to get this going in the right direction when some quality picks starting coming in after the market settles down.
    • We would like to welcome our new members that joined us in July. We hope that you find this service useful and please feel free to contact us or post on the forums anytime with any questions or concerns that you may have.
    A summary of our picks from June 2013:

    None

    Any other picks that were called within 7 days of the end of the month will be covered in the next newsletter. This month that includes: ALXA

    Although it was another slow month for our automated online stock trading system I am not concerned in the least. Swing trading is a marathon, not a race and there will always be some bumps in the road.

    Because we follow big money transactions our system has a very unique way to mitigate risk. It's very simple; if smart money is not buying, our trading system is not buying. With markets overbought there simply is no value in many stocks right now.

    The good news is that in the future (it could be late fall), I expect we will see the buying pick up again and we will be well positioned to take advantage of some great opportunities in the market. In the mean time, I encourage you to head on over to the new forums and participate in the stock market discussions.

    As always feel free to contact us with any questions/suggestions. Our goal here at Synergy Trader Pro is to build relationships with like-minded traders who seek a systematic and automated way to trade the stock market.

    Happy Trading!

    Disclosure: I am long ALXA.

    Tags: ALXA, SNTA
    Aug 01 12:27 AM | Link | Comment!
  • June 2013 - Finally A Proper Correction!

    We have been waiting for this for what seems like forever. Back in March & April the markets were becoming extremely overbought and continued that trend through May. Our picks were becoming few and far between as market caps became inflated, the picks that did make it through our Synergy Stock Screener never had much upside with the market already posting record gains on the year. It is a tough market to make money in and we have been running about even on our win/loss ratio at the halfway point of 2013. We have been hoping that the market would present some buying opportunities and it appears that we may be seeing that now or at least very soon.

    We have felt that if we could get a proper pull back of 5-10% it would create some new opportunities for our trading system. The Dow Jones corrected about 5% which is a healthy normal correction. Personally, I would like to see the Dow Jones around 14,000 and in time, I think we will. This would represent a 10% pullback right in line with the rising 50 day moving average on the chart. I think if this happens we will see some major insider buying activity lighting up our automated trading software.

    Due to this market correction we have had an unusually slow month of June with our software only recording 2 picks both of which came early in the month and have not fared the greatest.

    The simple fact of the matter is; big money is not purchasing stock at these levels and likewise neither will our trading software.

    Latest News:

    · Our new message board /forum is now live! We encourage you to come on over and contribute to the community. Any time a new alert comes through our software I will post a message to the forum so that it can be discussed amongst our members. This forum will also be open to anything stock market related, or as a place to just chat about anything. If you have any questions about the service, feel free to ask about them there! I look forward to meeting some of our members and growing this community through our forums.

    · Our "Double your $$" challenge account remains about even money. However, it will not take long to get this going in the right direction when some quality picks starting coming in after the market settles down.

    · We would like to welcome our new members that joined us in June. We hope that you find this service useful and please feel free to contact us or post on the forums anytime with any questions or concerns that you may have.

    A summary of our picks from June 2013:

    Note: XNPT & CYCC were called within the last week of May.

    XNPT was called after the market closed on 5/23 with a closing price of $5.39 per share. Our software waited 30 minutes after the market opened on the 24th to open a position in XNPT at $5.54. Over the next day and a half XNPT had a very nice increase in price on above average volume all the way up to a high of $5.94 per share. Unfortunately this was only a 7% gain from our purchase price, XNPT reversed course the very next day and dropped all the way down with the rest of the market to a low of $4.47 stopping us out of this trade for a loss of 6%.

    CYCC was called after the market closed on Friday May 24th with a closing price of $3.25. The next Monday CYCC gaped up and started to run, our software was able to open a position at $3.50. That same day CYCC reached its high of the month at $3.64 before reversing course and eventually falling all the way down to $2.78. We were again stopped out of this traded for a 6% loss.

    CALD was called after the market closed on June 4th with a closing price of $6.26 per share. CALD moved up slightly the next morning as most of our plays do and we were able to open a position at $6.35. CALD was alerted when the stock was nearing 52 week highs, which sometimes works out very well as it may be in the middle of a short squeeze, but can be difficult to trade because it has already seen a very impressive increase in price. CALD has however held up considerably well during the days when the Dow fell over 5%. CALD has moved about 5% both directions from out purchase and as of this writing is currently trading a $6.50 for a small gain. This trade is set to expire on July 5th, automatically selling at market if it has not realized it stop-gain or stop-loss target by then.

    SNTA was alerted during market hours on June 7th while trading around $4.50 per share. Our software was able to immediately open a position at $4.57. We have played SNTA before and have had mixed results, this stock has a great share structure, a large short position and what seems like a lot of insider buying. However it is also very volatile and can move in either direction very quickly. In this case the stock could not get anything going and eventually fell lower with the rest of the market. We were stopped out of SNTA for a small 6% loss.

    It should be noted that we were a bit to early on this one as more insider buying has been reported in SNTA and the stock price has seen a very nice recovery off of its lows, gaining more than 25% in a strong bounce. However our software waits for at least 2 months after the initial insider purchase to "replay" a security.

    Any other picks that were called within 7 days of the end of the month will be covered in the next newsletter. This month that includes: N/A

    Although it was another slow month for our automated online stock trading system I am not concerned in the least. Swing trading is a marathon, not a race and there will always be some bumps in the road.

    Because we follow big money transactions our system has a very unique way to mitigate risk. It's very simple; if smart money is not buying, our trading system is not buying. With markets overbought there simply is no value in many stocks right now.

    The good news is that in the future (it could be late fall), I expect we will see the buying pick up again and we will be well positioned to take advantage of some great opportunities in the market. In the mean time, I encourage you to head on over to the new forums, start some great conversations and most of all - enjoy your summer!

    As always feel free to contact us with any questions/suggestions. Our goal here at Synergy Trader Pro is to build relationships with like-minded traders who seek a systematic and automated way to trade the stock market.

    Happy Trading!

    Disclosure: I am long CALD.

    Jul 02 4:56 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Sell In May And Go Away? Not This Year - MTSN Soars 42%!

    The old adage "Sell in May and go away" does not appear to be ringing true in 2013! Our software has been rocking this month, and as of this writing Synergy Trader Pro has alerted 8 plays with one of those going for an outstanding 42% gain over a 30 day period!

    Not all is roses and sunshine though as we are STILL pushing new highs on what seems like every other day and in my opinion, this is just not sustainable - a huge market correction has got to be on the horizon, the question remains not if but when. However, as John Maynard Keynes has been quoted saying; "The markets can stay irrational for far longer than we can stay solvent". So with that we will continue to view the market as bullish until it isn't!

    With the increase in insider buying it leads me to believe that we will continue on this path for the foreseeable future, sure there will be some pull backs along the way but on the whole it appears big money thinks that this bull run will continue and I won't argue with an executive putting $300,000 of his own money on the line - in fact we will be buying right along with them.

    Speaking of small pull backs in the market, there have been several small corrections this month and our picks have held up incredibly well. With only a 6% stop loss on these trades we do not have much room for error so withstanding a -200+ day on the DJIA is really saying something about the quality of these picks. Historically the summer months have been the most profitable for our trading system and so far 2013 appears to be no different. We are off on the right track this May and think this trend of solid 6+ picks will continue through the next several months.

    Latest News:
    • Lookout for a new message board / forum coming soon on the website. We are striving to build relationships with our users and we feel a forum where we can discuss our strategy as well as current or past trade ideas will be a perfect addition to this service.
    • Our "Double your $$" challenge account is going strong. As of this writing we have closed two 10% winners and just one 6% loser. We currently have 4 trades still in action which could go either way, we estimate the over the 30 day cycle the account should have increased $300-$400 or a full 6-8%! Feel free to play along as right now ALL of our picks our being sent out via email in real time. Just sign up for a FREE account to get started!
    • We would like to welcome our new members that joined us in May. We hope that you find this service useful and please feel free to contact us anytime with any questions or concerns that you may have.
    A summary of our picks from May 2013:

    (NASDAQ:MTSN) was called after the market closed on 5/1 with a closing price of $1.44 per share. (MTSN) gaped up over 10% on the open and continued to run without looking back. Synergy Trader Pro does not chase stocks on the open, thus we were unable to open a position. (MTSN) eventually topped out at $2.25 19 days later for an incredible 42% GAIN from the point where we would have purchased if the software had purchased this security.

    We still track the results on our website even though the software did not trade on this particular pick.

    (MTSN) is a great example of how our software attempts to mitigate risk. The next day when the market opened (MTSN) soared 13% higher. Our software waits 30 minutes after the open to purchase a stock in an attempt to catch pullbacks from securities that "gap up" such as (MTSN) did. However our software DOES NOT CHASE, meaning that when it is time to buy, if the stock is still 10% over the previous days close it will place an order at 5% above the previous close. If the stock never comes back to that point within 3 days we are forced to abandon the play and move on to the next one.

    (NASDAQ:DEPO) was alerted just before the market opened on 5/13, previously closing at of $5.13 per share the day before. (DEPO) also gaped up in the morning, after waiting 30 minutes we were able to open a position at $5.32. (DEPO) hovered just under the 20 day moving average before finally breaking through the 20, 50 AND 200 day moving averages before topping out at $5.92 on 5/24 for a maximum GAIN of 11%

    (NYSE:CVO) was alerted during market hours on 5/14. We love the picks that come through during market hours because it shows the true power of automated trading, we also do not have to deal with those nasty gaps at the open which can sometimes cut 5-10% into our trade margins. (CVO) was trading around $2.20 when the insider purchase hit the wires and Synergy Trader Pro was able to immediately open a position at $2.25. Over the next hour (CVO) had a huge buying surge hitting $2.34 in short order. However, over the coming weeks it continued to drift lower. We really liked this one, everything seemed setup to be a great trade. It just goes to show you can't win them all. After getting rejected at 20 and 50 day moving averages several times we were stopped out for a 6% loss on the trade.

    (NYSE:IMN) was also alerted during market hours on 5/14 when it was trading around $3.74 per share. Once again when the insider purchase news was made public, (IMN) immediately shot higher, all the way up to $3.96 within the next 30 minutes. Synergy Trader Pro was able to open a position at $3.80. (IMN) has had a steady march higher over the month - gaining just a little bit at a time. We finally closed our position for a 10% gain on 5/28. As of this writing (IMN) has realized a maximum GAIN of 11% topping out at $4.22 on 5/28

    (NASDAQ:FTEK) was alerted before the market opened on 5/17 with a previous closing price of $3.62 per share. (FTEK) gaped up the next morning, after waiting 30 minutes we are able to open a position at $3.84 which cut 6% into this trade right from the start. (FTEK) moved all the way up to $4.01 that same day before slamming into the 50 day moving average. So far (FTEK) has had a hard time getting passed the $4.00 mark. It currently seems to be consolidating, we are we are confident that it will move higher in the near future. This trade is still live and we are set to take our gains at $4.22 or cut our losses at $3.61.

    (NASDAQ:HA) was alerted after the market closed on 5/20 with a closing price of $5.50 per share. After waiting 30 minutes after the market opened on 5/21 we were able to open a position in (HA) at $5.57 which was a fantastic price! The very next day (HA) exploded moving up 9%, touching the 200 day moving average. It has since pulled back and consolidated some but I am confident that within a few days (HA) will move past the 200 day moving average giving us the opportunity to clear out of this trade at $6.12. If not, we will cut our losses at 6% or $5.24.

    Although (HA) is not in an industry where we typically see a lot of insider buying, we have played this one before - back in February of this year and were successful with it. The stock failed the 200 day moving average in March and is primed for another run up again.

    Any other picks that were called within 7 days of the end of the month will be covered in the next newsletter. This month that includes: (XNPT) and (CYCC)

    Although we have several plays still in action I feel very confident that if we survive the major market corrections our picks will eventually trend higher allowing us to take our gains off the table. Be sure to check out the "Double your $$" challenge blog for the latest updates on our quest to double our account using the Synergy Trader Pro software over the course of 12-15 months. We are currently in the black on the account and confident that trend will continue.

    As always feel free to contact us with any questions/suggestions. Our goal here at Synergy Trader Pro is to build relationships with like-minded traders who seek a systematic and automated way to trade the stock market.

    Happy Trading!

    Disclosure: I am long XNPT, HA, FTEK, CYCC.

    Tags: MTSN, DEPO, CVO, FTEK, HA, XNPT, CYCC
    May 31 10:56 AM | Link | Comment!
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  • $CALD trying to get jiggy with it! Will we see $7.00 soon? Anyone still holding from our initial alert @ $6.35?
    Jul 15, 2013
  • Although we are longer in the trade, I have to say $SNTA is looking REALLY strong here. GL anyone still in.
    Jul 15, 2013
  • Waiting for #synergy to churn out a new pick so we can take part in this "rally" on 2nd thought maybe not such a good idea $SPY #nosebleed
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