For the 5 day period ended April 25, there were 73 charts with multiple buy signals as of the last two trading days of the period. There were 33 with a second sell signal. A little surprising considering the bloodbath on Tuesday. However, many of the buy signals were generated on Monday. Tuesday’s action negated many of those. Non-subscribers click here for access.
I would just caution that it has been months since the system has produced a string of winners, so I would not rely on these numbers as a market signal. Non-subscribers click here for access.
Rangebound markets produce a preponderance of whipsaw signals, which is why I call them meatgrinders. Eventually the market will break out and trend for a while. Until then, the string of small losses is likely to continue. It’s a slow bleed that wears out both long and short traders. But it’s necessary to keep playing the game in order to catch the next big move when it comes. Non-subscribers click here for access.
Given the excitement of the selloff yesterday, I looked at the sell side output first. There were 4 charts early in the alphabetical order that I liked enough to put on the list starting with the opening print today. Non-subscribers click here for access.
On the buy side, while some would like more beans, Mr. Taggart thinks we’ve had enough. But there’s one stock that I’m adding for sentimental reasons. It’s CHD. Early in my career on Wall Street, in 1980, this stock was selling for the equivalent of around 20 cents a share, adjusted for splits. Over the next 45 years it gained 46,000%. In other words if you had bought $1000 worth of stock in 1980, today you’d have $4.6 million. For a company that makes baking soda, for gosh sakes. Respeck! Non-subscribers click here for access.
It’s a slow mover, but hey, maybe on the heels of this short term buy signal, this could be a core holding. What could be more defensive than baking soda? Let’s see what happens over the next 3-4 weeks. Throw in a little CLX and it could be explosive. LOL Non-subscribers click here for access.
Other than that, I’ll stay put there, with added or adjusted stops on several picks as shown on the table (subscriber version). Non-subscribers click here for access.
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