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Swing Trade Screen Picks – Market Lacks Conviction, But 3 New Picks Have Potential

My picks are starting off the new year on the wrong foot, but I want to give them a bit more rope before concluding that all those sell signals at the end of December were wrong. Meanwhile, last year ended well with picks closed in December averaging a gain of 12.8%, with an average holding period of 23 calendar days. This was the best monthly performance since I started this exercise 3 years ago. The tweaks applied over that time have trended in the right direction but there have been less satisfactory months too. Non-subscribers click here for access.

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For the first week of the new year, closed picks have had an average gain of 6.1% on an average holding period of 29 calendar days. Currently open picks and those that have hit stops over the past week have an average loss of 1.6% on an average holding period of 11 calendar days. Non-subscribers click here for access.

Over the past two trading sessions there were 41 charts with a second buy signal on the week, and 49 with a second sell signal. Not a ringing endorsement for a directional market, but I reviewed the charts for promising patterns, nevertheless. I liked 3 charts on the buy side and added them to the list as shown on the table below. I did not like any of the sells. There are enough shorts on the list already, and we need a reset for those to avoid hitting the stops I set. Non-subscribers click here for access.

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The strategy and tactics opinions expressed in this report illustrate one particular approach to trading. No representation is made that it is the best approach, or even suitable for any particular investor. This is a developmental and experimental exercise, for the purpose of providing experienced chart traders with ideas and concepts to use or not use as they see fit.

Nothing in this report is meant as individual investment advice and you should not construe it as such. These picks are illustrative and theoretical.

The public facing report is not the complete report. Only subscribers have access to the full report and regular tracking of the theoretical picks and closeouts made in the reports.  Non-subscribers click here for access.

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