Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thursday's Agenda

QQQ, with a potential bull signal having high historical odds of success, was the only prospect for a trade today. It failed to confirm the signal, leaving me with nothing for further analysis today.

Under my trading system, a bull signal occurs when a price closes above its 20-day price channel. However, it must confirmed. For a high-odds signal, that means the price must continue to trade above that breakout point the next day.

QQQ's price dropped back within the channel, so no confirmation.

For a symbol with low odds of success, confirmation would mean retreating back within the channel, but that doesn't apply here.

Another important point: A signal isn't complete until it is confirmed. Therefore, the odds of success are calculated only on confirmed signals. Unconfirmed signals such as QQQ's today don't affect the odds.

-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, May 28, 2015


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