3/24/17 Update – Holding Full Size Position in CROX

Stock CROX

CROX daily chart

Taking a look at where I stand with CROX, I’m glad to be sticking to my original game plan from the initial trade idea on 3/1/17. After what looked to my eye to be a potential reversal candle on 3/1/17, I first bought shares on the following trading day as CROX continued to be strong and took out the high of 6.94 from 3/1/17. Since then it has sold off a bit and appears to have found some support around 6.50 which is good. Upon making the original trading plan, I had noted that the area of 6.50 would be potential support and thus decided to add shares at 6.57 giving me an average price of 6.68. The stock closed on Friday 3/24/17 at 6.66, two cents lower than my purchase price. From here, I think CROX presents a pretty good risk/reward with an upside target at 8 or above which aligns with the 200 day moving average and a stop level around 6.20, the low from 3/1/17.

Sold a little more than half MYGN today at 19.04

Stock MYGN

MYGN daily chart

I’ve been holding MYGN since 2/15/17 at 17.21 and today took partial profits at 19.04. Slightly deviating from my original plan of selling around 20, but I’ve decided to sell some shares at this level because the stock went up to 19.90 earlier this week (Monday 3/13 and Tuesday 3/14). During this time I had my limit sell order in for 19.95 and was so bummed to come within a nickel two times. Since then, it’s pulled back to the low 19’s and I the reason I took some profits today is because I believe MYGN will find some resistance around the 20 area, which it casually approached this week, but not quite. Maybe I should have set my limit for 19.85. From here, looking to close out the position on a pop towards 20 and using the area around 18.50 as my limit to the downside.

New position- Long NUS at 51.10

Stock NUS

NUS daily chart

I’ve been watching NUS since March 1 when it transacted an unusually large number of shares. Since then, it’s been clinging to the 51 area without breaking thru having made it within .25 of 51 five times since 2/24/17. Today was the first day it was able to break above 51 and a couple hours into the trading session my stop of 51.10 was hit and my order was filled at that amount. From here, looking to start taking profits around 55 and using February’s low of 47.10 as my stop.

February QCOM Trade Working Beautifully

Stock QCOM

QCOM daily chart

QCOM has been behaving very nicely since I initiated a long position at 54.41 on 2/13/17. For starters, I managed to capture the $0.53 dividend on 2/27/17. Then yesterday (3/10/17) I sold 2/3 position at 58.74 with QCOM hitting my predetermined profit target area of 58.67 which represents the high from the massive selloff on 1/23/17. From here, looking to sell the remaining shares at or around 60 which I believe there will be some resistance as the area acted as support in July, August, and September 2016.

CEF on Watch Tomorrow 3/9/17

Stock CEFCEF caught my eye this evening after trading higher today by 3.28% and forming a bullish kicker candlesick signal. After Tuesday’s trading session CEF was entering the oversold stochastic territory. Today’s volume is well above average trading 3.4MM shares versus a 10 day average of 821k. Given the oversold condition and rallying very nicely today with bullish action on higher than normal volume, this could indicate higher prices to come. I am in interested buyer of CEF tomorrow if it continues through today’s high of 12.68. I’d be looking to open the position in the range of 12.72-12.75 and target around 13.50 to take profits while using Tuesday’s low of 12.20 as a stop.

  • 3/9/17 update- CEF is a no play. Traded lower today and failed to continue bullish action

Insane volume for NUS

Stock NUSToday’s volume in NUS is certainly something to take note of. The stock traded 9.4M shares versus a 10 day average of 1.4M. Volume escalated in mid February with the major gap down selloff and since then has stabilized a bit, still on high volume, and for the past 4 days has started to look bullish as it’s closing back up around the 8EMA. Potentially could use this weeks high of 51 as an area to go long. If NUS can hold above that I think it should be able to get back to 55 quickly, while using the low of 47.10 from 2/23/17 as a stop.

CROX May be at the Bottom

Stock CROXToday’s action in CROX reminds me a lot of RLGY in November when it bottomed. Earnings gap down and immediate reversal to close near highs, and on much higher than average volume. Going to follow CROX closely and interested in opening a long position on 3/2/17 if it continues through Wednesday’s high of 6.94. If this is the case, it could make its way back up to 8 or even 9 in the near future.

Closed out PX today at 120.00 for 3.8% overall

Closed out PX today at 120.00 from entry in November 2016 and, considering this a mismanaged trade, I am very happy to make it out with a profit. Bought back in November with an average price of 116.35 and had several opportunities to close it out as it approached 125, but seemed to get caught up in the news that the Linde merger was going to drive this to the moon. Sure enough, when the merger was announced on 12/20/16 the stock tanked. Failed to stick to my original plan and definitely should have taken at least partial profits above 124.

Stock has shown some strength in the past couple weeks and I’m happy to exit for a profit as well as capturing the .75 dividend in December. Looking to put these funds to better use by sticking to the game plan on the next trade.