BHIivb16QnWevSIeV1UqOEn8DWU Low Risk High Reward Penny Stock Charts: July 2013



Monday, July 29, 2013

Low Risk Ascending Triangle plays for the week of 7/29

Good morning traders,

Now that I've covered the ascending triangle in yesterdays post we can use the strategy on other charts that are similar:

Good luck Traders,


Sunday, July 28, 2013

How to trade the ascending triangle (PLUG)

Good Morning Traders,

I'd like to take a few moments to explain the trade I entered on PLUG to illustrate the low risk setup. 

There are many types of traders out there with many different education levels.  This point really hit home with me while surfing Socktwitsdotcom last week.  There was an individual asking everyone's opinion on buying more PLUG.  He claimed to be in at $.48 with 2000 shares.  He bought the top of the last rally and is underwater almost 12%. 

This question tells me several things:

1)  He had no plan to enter this trade and rushed in when it was running.

2)  He is having serious doubts because the market is moving against him.

3)  He risked almost $1000 to enter a trade he had no understanding of.

I responded that it was a low risk trade to average down.  I wrote "I would add here. Set your stop loss just south of the 50-day average. Volume is drying, but someone has been buying all day."  To which he replied "my current average is .47, were about on the 50 EMA now. Would like to at least break even." 

This guy has no idea what he is doing.  We are swimming in a sea of sharks in the market folks.  Make no mistake.  We can swim among them and even get small morsels that are left over with a good plan.  Without one we will be consumed and left for dead.  The person looking for advice is so consumed with his own problem of what to do that he does not even see the indicators in the water.  How long before he is eaten is only a question of how much money he tries to lose.

Notice the two support/resistance lines I have drawn on the chart above.  The white horizontal line about $.40 and the sloped line rising to meet the horizontal one.  These two lines represent the trendlines of the chart.  As you can see the lines converge and we will run out of room.  One of these two lines will continue to represent the current trend line while the other will be broken.  The price action is as simple as that.  Will the horizontal line continue to hold the stock price down, or will the sloped line continue to carry the price upward. 

The Ascending triangle is known as a continuation pattern.  Simply stated it usually continues the trend it was originally on prior to the formation.  In this case a Bullish trend.  In order to take the lowest risk trade possible (assuming long position) one would purchase his shares as close as possible to the ascending trend line.  The moment you know to exit is when the price closes below the line for the day.  Notice the price action may go above or below the trend lines, but never closes at this price.  Get too close with your stop loss and you may get stopped out of a winning trade.

Best of luck trading,


Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday mornings stocks in play

Good morning traders,

PLUG was finally up yesterday 8% on over 680k shares traded.  It was the biggest day in over a week.  The stock closed very close to the high for the day and was in a steady uptrend.  Pulling away from the 50-day average is definitely a positive sign.  I'll be watching closely today for new highs.

The metals from previous posts (BRD, GSS, GPL, and LPR) are still trading sideways.  They have reached a relative low and are basing strongly.

I dumped CBRX last week to Get into PLUG.  I read this morning that they will reverse split at a 1:8 ratio.  I've never had a profitable trade when these stocks reverse split.  Scratch this one off your watch list for now.

Those with strong stomachs may wish to check out FFN this AM.  Up 25% yesterday on the coattails of FB's highly profitable quarter, it may have more room to run.  Beware of the First half hour Bull Trap.  Patience, timing, and a plan is what separates the winners from the bagholders.

Best of luck trading and have a great weekend,


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Smart Money in small Cap Stocks

Good morning,

I began the last post with touting PLUG.  I entered plug long due to the ascending triangle and set my stop loss just outside the 50-day moving average.  The last 3 sessions have been bearish.  The first 30 to 45 minutes the market lets it run then spends the remainder of the day pushing it down.  In the last half hour the sellers back off and it climbs back to an almost negligible loss.  I fear with the declining volume and the strength of the upper resistances (ie. $.42, and $.45) I may be stopped out today.  It is my experience that resistances do not hold up forever.  The price action has bounced off the 50-day moving average 3 times in the last 10 days.  Watch closely for some much needed news.

On a brighter note precious metals rallied yesterday and are aiding small cap mining stocks. GPL, GSS, and BRD have all closed above resistance due to yesterdays rally.  I would recommend watching for a pullback to a support level.

As always good luck trading,


Sunday, July 21, 2013

NYSE, NASDAQ, and AMEX Stock charts cheaper than $1 with positive momentum

This weeks scan provided several possible turnaround plays.  I'll be sure to be watching this week.


I like PLUG for several reasons:

1) The stock price has dropped in between the 50-day and 200-day moving averages.  The 50-day is positive and will push through the 200-day with some positive momentum.

2) Low Short ratio (<7%) 

3) Recent insider buying: Most recent purchases were at  $.36


The stock price is forming an ascending triangle just below the 50-day moving average.  Trader Beware: although price action above resistance at $.56 coupled with larger volume will trigger an uptrend it still has failed to best the 50-day MA.

Others on Watch include: