Sunday, March 27, 2011

3/27 Bull Worksheet

I tapped into another pool of stocks to analyze. This posting updates with my findings.

A note on terminology: I’m changing what I call tradable stocks that haven’t made the Top Prospects list from "Not So Interesting" to "Not Top". I mean, all stocks are interesting, even the dogs. I never met a chart I didn’t find absolutely fascinating, even on shares that I wouldn’t trade for love nor money.

Issues in bull phase that presently are not top prospects for new positions in my accounts. (See the Top Prospects posting for issues that I’m considering for new positions.)

  • Recent breakouts: ALCO, BHI, DORM, DTV, FAST, GLD, HK, IPGP, LFUS, MMR, PH, PM, TSO, WDC, XOP.
  • Existing phase added: AIRM, CNX, CSX, HLF, IPG, MKTX, PFE, TPX, TRIB, TSCO.
  • Parabolic Sar divergence, taken out of play (Exit 5): IPG, TRIB.

Not Top
Issues that are not Out of Play but fall short of being Top Prospects.

sym adx traj psar bday blevel bstop 2-day?
AIRM       mar11 $60.26 $58.45  
ALCO       mar25 $166.48 $161.49
BHI       mar24 $71.90 $69.74
BIDU       mar23 $131.63 $127.68  
BMY       mar25 $26.90 $26.09
BX       mar25 $18.57 $18.01
CAT       feb21 $105.86 $103.58  
CNX       mar17 $54.10 $52.48  
CSX       2010feb11 $72.04 $70.17  
DORM       mar24 $39.00 $37.83  
DTV       mar25 $46.90 $45.49
EMN       mar24 $97.84 $94.90
EOG       mar24 $115.17 $111.71
EUR/USD       feb1 $1.37851 $1.35303  
FAST       mar25 $63.74 $61.83
GLD       mar24 $140.61 $137.20
HK       mar27 $22.44 $21.77  
HLF       feb23 $71.16 $70.00  
IPGP       mar24 $60.50 $58.60
LFUS       mar25 $54.98 $53.33
LPNT       feb28 $38.77 $37.61  
MEE       mar23 $67.17 $65.15  
MKTX       2010sep9 $16.00 $15.52  
MMR       mar25 $18.10 $17.58
NLY       mar23 $18.05 $18.59  
PBR       feb22 $38.70 $37.54  
PFE       jan4 $17.90 $17.41  
PH       mar25 $93.60 $90.79
PM       mar25 $64.74 $63.45
SBUX       mar7 $34.03 $33.01  
SRCL       mar25 $88.28 $85.85
TLT       mar16 $94.70 $92.04  
TPX       feb4 $44.95 $43.60  
TSCO       jan27 $49.64 $48.94  
TSO       mar25 $26.72 $25.92
WDC       mar25 $36.79 $35.69
WMB       mar25 $31.00 $30.07
XOP       mar25 $62.57 $60.69

Out of Play
Issues whose parabolic sar is in bear phase. If held, under my rules they are sold. If not held, they are not candidates for a new position.

sym adx traj psar bday blevel bstop 2-day?
GBP/USD       feb1 $1.60935 $1.58585  
IPG       feb3 $11.34 $11.00  
TRIB       mar3 $9.19 $8.91  
YUM       mar8 $51.54 $50.08  

Issues that I hold positions in are marked with an asterisk (*).

See the Top Prospects posting for issues evaluated as top prospects, and the Bull Worksheet and Bear Worksheet postings for other evaluations.
  • Top Prospects are issues upon which I would consider opening a new position.
  • Not Top plays are issues that are tradeable under my rules but fail to meet the criteria for Top Picks. It's not against my rules to trade these stocks, but their condition on the chart leaves me unenthusiastic about opening a new position.
  • Out of Play issues aren’t prospects for new positions under my rules because the parabolic sar phase doesn’t match the price-channel phase.

  • adx: Average direction index location, indicating the strength, or the temperature, of the trend. Orange for 40 or greater, aqua (light blue) for 30 and up but below 40, magenta (light purple) for 20 and up but below 30, and brown for anything below 20. (Mnemonic: Orange for the overhead sun, blue for the surrounding sky, purple for sunset on the horizon and brown for the earth.)
  • traj: Trajectory of the ADX, green for strengthening, red for weakening or yellow for unchanging. Note that if the adx column is orange and the trajectory column is red, then the position must be closed.
  • psar: The parabolic sar, either green for bullish or red for bearish.
  • bday: Breakout day, the day the price broke through the upper or lower 55-day price line.
  • blevel: Breakout level, the price level of the line that was broken through.
  • bstop: The stop/loss price calculated on breakout days as the 14-day average true range below the breakout-day low for a bull phase and above thre breakout-day high for a bear phase.
  • 2-day?: Marked with an "✔" if the two-day rule is in effect. Under the rule, if the price closes below the breakout level on each of the two days following breakout day, then the position must be exited.

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Tim Bovee, Private Trader tracks the analysis and trades of a private trader for his own accounts. Nothing in this blog constitutes a recommendation to buy or sell stocks, options or any other financial instrument. The only purpose of this blog is to provide education and entertainment.

No trader is ever 100 percent successful in his or her trades. Trading in the stock and option markets is risky and uncertain. Each trader must make trading decision decisions for his or her own account, and take responsibility for the consequences.

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