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Mast Therapeutics, Inc.: A Swing Traders Play Too

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Mast Therapeutics, Inc (MSTX) is a great long term investment, but I have been swing trading it successfully now for a couple of months. It seems to be trading within its Bollinger Band offering repeatable opportunities for between 10% to 20% profit per swing trade.

There is a solid bottom due to the cash on hand with financing just recently out of the way and multiple good catalysts upcoming in the third and fourth quarters. Trading both below book ($0.76) and well below enterprise value has the bulls calling this play a no brainer.

This new evaluation of MST-118 EPIC trial with phase III redesigned (Peds only) sets up MSTX for huge win. A new article published on 9/25 called "Mast Therapeutics Begins Pivotal Phase 3 Study in Children with Sickle Cell Disease" can be accessed at the hyperlink.

For Swing Traders

Here are a few of the sources I use to help keep abreast of when to buy and when to sell. I don't base my decision when to buy, or sell solely on these analytics, but they are fun to use and do provide valuable insight towards making decisions.

Stock Consultant at

Three Bullish Indicators with an overall technical summery that is 90% Bullish with zero Bearish Indicators as of the time of this publication.

1) Intermediate trend bullish, Downtrend turned sideways, possible bottom. (This is the third time in a row it has bottomed here)

2) Mild bullish 3 day chart pattern with Good 3 day accumulation.

3) at support

Candlestick chart patterns at

Our system's recommendation today is to BUY. The BULLISH HARAMI CROSS pattern finally received a confirmation because the prices crossed the confirmation level which was at 0.4331, and our valid average buying price stands now at 0.4340. The previous SELL recommendation was issued on 9/11/2013, 9 days ago, when the stock price was 0.4500. Since then MSTX has fallen by -3.56%.

Market Outlook

Let's jump on our white horses and go for a bullish ride. Today's candlestick has a white body and its close is above the confirmation level. The bullish pattern that was previously identified is finally confirmed and a BUY signal is generated. The trend is also bullish and perhaps it is the right time to participate in bullish fervor. The market is telling you about a new profit. Do not miss this bullish opportunity.

Here at you can find some great analysis tools.

Mast Therapeutics Inc is now traded for 0.43 . This company has historical hype elasticity of 0.35 and average elasticity to hype of competition of 0.44. Mast Therapeutics Inc is projected to increase in value after the next headline with price jump to $0.57. The average volatility of media hype impact on the company stock price is about 84.43%. The price appreciation on the next news is estimated to be 32.67% where as daily expected return is now at 0.15%. The volatility of related hype on Mast is about 67.26% with expected price after next announcement by competition of 0.87. The company has Current Ratio of 15.93 suggesting that it is liquid enough and is able to pay its financial obligations when they are due. Given investment horizon of 30 days, the next projected press release will be in a few days.

P.S. Enjoy these resources for other stocks as well.

Disclosure: I am long MSTX.