Archive | April, 2012

Swing Trading Watch List – April 23, 2012

23 Apr

Watch for AAPL earnings on Tuesday and the Fed meeting on Wednesday. These will have a big impact on the market direction going forward.

AAPL Daily Chart

NASDAQ Weekly Chart

Stocks to Watch this Week

This is likely to be a more volatile week with the exception of Weds morning due to the Fed meeting. While there are a lot of stocks on this weeks watch list I prefer to filter the top names I feel are most likely to make the biggest moves and ones that allow me to easily define my risk.

Longs: ACFN, ARG, ARI, ARSD, AWH, CHKP, CPA, CRI, DG, DISCA, DKS, HD, KO, MNTX, PII, ROST, THR, TJX ULTA

Shorts: APAGF, APOL, ARTC, AU, BHI, DMND, ERF, NFX, TAC, UPL, WBMD

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Swing Trading Watch List – April 12, 2012

12 Apr

Boy it’s been a while. Sorry for the lack of posting these past two weeks.

A Little Spring Break Vacation

After 3 months of trading I took a nice little vacation out to the Smoky Mountains to do some riding. The weather was great, the roads were epic and the trails were super dialed in.

For those interested we stayed in western North Carolina near Bryson City and rode at Tsali along with all across Swain County putting in about 23 hours of riding in 7 days. What a blast. Legs feel great as we gear up for racing season. But anyways, back to trading…

I find that little breaks from the market really help keep me motivated. I look at them as little rewards for good trading and an opportunity to clear your head and remind us of why we trade. It’s not about sitting in front of a computer all day, let’s not forget what’s really important.

Stocks to Watch this Week

After running through my scans and sifting through about 500 potential stocks I’ve narrowed down the list and have some great names I’m watching.

Longs: AAP, ACFN, CHD, CLB, CMG, CPA, DKS, DORM, ELLI, LO, MCRS, MNST, MSG, ORLY, REGN, RNF, ROST, SBAC, SXCI, TTC, TWO, ULTA, V, VAC, WFM

Shorts: BHI, BTU, CEL, CHK, ERF, LAYN, NFX, NPK, NVEC, UPL