Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hurricane  IRMA

Last Sunday Sept 10th, I was home alone with my 4 cats while the hurricane IRMA was barreling down towards the Tampa Bay - my home area - with over 130 mph winds.  My internet was down and I didn't get to post my regular weekly blog post that I publish before Sunday midnight.  I was scared and very concerned for my family and friends and loved ones in the area.  I have experienced many hurricanes living in Florida for the past 47 years but this one was definately a very scary one and in hind sight I should have left Florida with my 4 cats.  6 million Floridians - 1 out of 3 Florida residents - evacuated and left the state.   This has never happened before and I am proud of the emergency officials for letting the residents know to evacuate from all the low lying areas.  Flooding was the main concern.   A category 5 hurricane would have brought in a 15 to 20 foot tidal surge and would have submerged most of my county of 1.2 million people under water.

I am most thankful for the prayers that were offered to me personally from my connections in social media.  I received so many messages from all regions of the world that I felt truly blessed.  I know their prayers had a large role to play in the wrath that IRMA was bestowing on Florida residents.  The storm made landfall and it dropped down to category 2 storm by the time it got in my area on Sunday evening at 8 pm.  Wind speed dropped down to 65 miles per hour from 135 miles per hour.  We were all sparred.  I offer my very special thanks to all the prayers from all my followers and readers.  I am grateful that all my family, friends and loved ones - including my 4 cats - are all safe and sound.  

Performance  of  My  27  Stocks 

My internet had been down since the day hurricane IRMA landed in Florida on Sunday Sept 10th.  It was finally restored just 3 hours ago - in time for me to publish my blog post tonight.  I was completely cut off from the markets last week because there was no way for me to access the markets.  One very important lesson that I learnt was that having trailing stops to lock in profits and/or to mitigate losses in your positions is critical part of trading the stock market.  I always do that and this hurricane confirmed my thesis as to why this should be a standard operating procedure for any disciplined trader and investor. 

The performance of 3 major indexes since my last post 2 weeks ago as compared to my 27 stocks is as follows:
  • $SPY ...      +0.55%
  • $QQQ ...     +0.06%
  • $DJI  ...       +1.28%
  • 27 stocks ... +2.98% (out performed the leading index $DJI by  233%)
September traditionally is the worst month of the year but I managed to outperform the market by leaps and bounds.  This is not an accident or an anomaly.  It takes one to be totally engaged with the market on a daily basis and to be disciplined to follow the rules of trading.  4 of the stocks were stopped out with  -4%  losses and 1 stock was stopped out with    +16.22%  gain just 3 weeks in the trade.

Losses  and  Profits  of  27  Stocks ($ Amount)

  1. $KEM      +3.0
  2. $CTRL    +4.92
  3. $VMW     +14.50
  4. $FOXF    +3.0
  5. $ALGN    +11.00
  6. $RACE     -4.48
  7. $MNST    +1.18
  8. $CRM      +1.63
  9. $MRCY    +0.03
  10. $ATHM    +3.83
  11. $CNC      +10.18
  12. $CDNS    +0.77
  13. $ADBE     +3.49
  14. $RTN       +1.5
  15. $LMT       -2.70
  16. $RHT       +2.30
  17. $UNH      +3.22
  18. $CI          +6.55
  19. $CCL       -2.73
  20. $IPGP     +9.84
  21. $PYPL     +1.20
  22. $ASML     +5.91
  23. $ANET     +0.96
  24. $GRUB     -2.94
  25. $CELG     +4.04
  26. $V            +1.65
  27. $MA         +8.28

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Happy Trading!

Amin
 




Monday, September 4, 2017

Market  Performance  For  August

Traditionally, the month of August delivers   +0.10%    on an average for  $SPY  when looking over the data over the last 50 years.   For August of 2017, the 3 major indexes had an above average performance as indicated below:
  • $SPY   ... +0.29%
  • $QQQ  ... +2.07%
  • $DJI    ...  +0.26% 
I am a Growth Stock investor and if you had followed my lead, you would have gotten the results very similar to the performance of the leading   $QQQ   index.   While the general market performance was   +0.29%   as measured by the   $SPY,    the leading index   $QQQ,   outperformed the general market by  7 times.   This is why I have been asking my readers and followers to stay engaged with the market.   There were plenty of opportunities to profit in the market in  August,  if you only allowed the data to drive your decision.   Data was suggesting that the   $XLK (Technology Sector)  was the leading sector.   Had you been engaged with the market, you would have duplicated the performance of   $QQQ.    

Performance  of  My  28  Stocks 

I trade and invest in Growth Stocks because they tend to outperform the market.   It is not a  "Buy and Hold"  strategy or "Buy Low and Sell High"   Strategy.   These are flawed strategies.   My stocks had a performance that was  +70%   better than the performance of the  general market as measured by   $SPY.   This is during the month when we had  2  brutal   distribution days   (August 10th and August 17th)  when both the   $SPY  and  $QQQ    dropped below the  50 day sma(simple moving average)   trend line.   I have highlighted the performance of all the 3 major indexes as compared to the overall performance of my  28  stocks:  
  • $SPY   ...     +1.52%
  • $QQQ  ...     +2.75%
  • $DJI   ...       +0.59%
  • 28 Stocks ... +2.54% (out performed $SPY by  +70%)

Learn  To  Trade  From  Me

Following are the trades that you might want to follow on your virtual platform.   I have indicated in parenthesis the date that the trade was executed.  I also have noted the price of entry next to the the stock symbol:
  1. $KEM    $18.50   (8/11)
  2. $CTRL   $23.00  (8/14)
  3. $VMW   $95.75  (8/18)
  4. $FOXF   $38.50  (8/25)
  5. $ALGN  $173.50 (8/28)
  6. $RACE  $112.00 (8/28)
  7. $MNST  $55.00  (8/28)
  8. $CRM    $93.00  (8/28)
  9. $MRCY   $47.00 (8/28)
  10. $ATHM  $62.00  (8/29)
  11. $CNC    $85.80  (8/29)
  12. $CDNS  $37.50  (8/29)
  13. $ADBE  $151.00 (8/29)
  14. $RTN   $181.00  (8/29)
  15. $LMT   $305.00  (8/29)
  16. $RHT   $105.00  (8/29)
  17. $UNH  $194.96  (8/30)
  18. $CI      $179.50  (8/30)
  19. $CCL   $68.20   (8/30)
  20. $IPGP $170.39  (8/31)
  21. $PYPL $61.30   (8/31)
  22. $ASML $156.50 (9/1)
  23. $ANET $176.00 (9/1)
  24. $GRUB  $56.50  (9/1)
  25. $CELG $138.00  (9/1)
  26. $V       $103.65   (9/1)
  27. $MA    $133.30   (9/1)

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

How  I  Outperform  The  Market

I am a Growth Stock Investor and I follow Mr. William O'Neil's (founder of Investors Business Daily) methodology of trading Growth Stocks.    Studies by IBD has shown that Growth Stocks tend to perform  2 to 2.5 times   better than the average performance of the market, as measured by the performance of  $SPY.   My strategy involves:  

  1. Buy  "High and Sell Higher"
  2. Do not   "Buy and Hold"
  3. Do not  "Buy Cheap Stocks"
  4. Buy "Right and Sell Right"
  5. "Harvest Profits"  as the stock moves higher
  6. Use "Trailing Stops" to protect profits and mitigate losses

That is exactly what I did with the leading Growth Stocks that I had brought to the attention of my readers and followers through my blog posts and my daily tweets.   The two major Indexex and my 28 stocks had the following performance for the last 2 weeks: 
  • $QQQ ...    -0.09%
  • $SPY  ...    +0.18%
  • 28 Stocks  +0.87% (Out Performed the Market by 4.83 times)

Performance  of  My  28  Stocks

9  of the  28  stocks retraced from the  8 day ema (exponential moving average)  but did not trigger the trailing stops.   They are still in the profit zone from their initial buys.   Rest of the  18  stocks continued to move higher or were consolidating along the  8 day ema  while the market was correcting.   I have indicated in parenthesis, how much was the loss and how much was the gain for the last two weeks from  8/14 to 8/25

  • $ALL      (-$1.93)
  • $ABMD   (-$3.70)
  • $ALGN   (-$1.01)
  • $GRUB    (-$0.31)
  • $FB        (-$1.76)
  • $LMT      (-$0.95)
  • $RTN      (-$1.32)
  • $MRCY   (-$0.16)
  • $NVR      (-$11.59)
  • $HDB      ($2.30)
  • $MA       ($4.20)
  • $V          ($2.45)
  • $PGR     ($1.17)
  • $PYPL    ($1.93)
  • $CBOE  ($3.54)
  • $CI        ($4.92)
  • $CNC    ($3.76)
  • $ANET   ($8.04)
  • $IPGP    ($3.47)
  • $MNST   ($1.40)
  • $RACE   ($6.42)
  • $CDNS   ($1.06)
  • $ASML   ($3.03)
  • $BABA   ($20.04)
  • $RCL     ($3.22)
  • $CCL     ($0.69)
  • $NCLH   ($0.95)
  • $BA       ($1.01)

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