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Swing Trade Screen Picks – Swinging and Missing

List performance was poor again last week. I’ve been in a slump lately. I’m not seeing pitches well, and my swing timing is a little off.  Non-subscribers click here for access.

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Trading is a tough game. The pitches that we see are hard and often deceptive. The game has sped up. The season is long. As we age, our vision and reflexes aren’t what they were when we were younger players. I have confidence that by sticking with proven swing mechanics, we’ll eventually start making good contact and hitting home runs again. Non-subscribers click here for access.

Meanwhile, in this week’s games… Non-subscribers click here for access.

Including picks still open at the end of the week plus those stopped out during the week, the list had an average loss of 1% with an average holding period of 13 calendar days. That compares with a loss of 0.6 % with an average holding period of 12 calendar days, for the prior week. Non-subscribers click here for access.

Screens of Friday’s closing price charts resulted in 21 stocks meeting preliminary buy side criteria versus 136 on the sell side. That compares with 20 buys and 82 sells the week before. Do I detect a trend? Non-subscribers click here for access.

Next, I counted the signals that were triggered on Friday alone. After applying these trigger filters, just 3 of the preliminary buys qualified on Friday, while 8 of the sells did. Not many, either way. After reviewing the charts, I took the pitches and didn’t swing. Non-subscribers click here for access.

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For picks closed in May, it was a losing month. Picks closed out during the month had an average loss of 0.1% and an average holding period of 22 calendar days.  Non-subscribers click here for access.

For all picks closed out in April the average gain was 15.2% on an average holding period of 34 calendar days. Of those 7 were buys and 4 were shorts.   Non-subscribers click here for access.

Past performance does not suggest future results.

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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.

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