@papajohn Hello John, We talked a bit yesterday in the chat room. Since then I've read your blog posts and have been reviewing your trades to understand your recent success. For example, I see exactly how you played SLTK; in at 1.92 around 3pm and out during the next morning gap up. Perfect!
And $AMPE...I had been watching that for a swing for a week but didn't recognize what was happening: On 12/18 it perks to 3.18, retreats and bases at 2.60, then slowly grinds until 12/26 when it breaks thru that previous high and finishes strong before running to nearly $5 a couple days later. So I was watching that stock but didn't understand how to make a plan based on the history of the chart. Thank you for helping me understand what to look for.
1.) How did you find/watch SLTK? It wasn't up that much and I don't remember seeing it on the % gainers scan. Hot sector?
2.) When looking at a chart for previous areas of supt and res what time frame do you use? Do you look at a 1yr chart for an overall feel and then work back to 90 days, 30 days, etc to find definitive res areas that signify potential breakout levels? Or is it more about finding stocks that are up-trending and finishing strong after 2PM?
I hope you don't mind me asking some questions. I've been a challenge student for 10 months but have mostly floundered because I haven't been able to nail down a pattern that works for me. I'm under PDT so your success story really inspired me and I intend to turn my trading fortunes around by following your lead. In addition to reviewing your trades I'm watching Trading Tickers over the holiday weekend and hope to really focus on the multi-day O/N runners in 2018. Wish me luck!
Thank you again for your insight in the chat room and for any further advice you may have. And congratulations on your awesome turnaround. I look forward to seeing you hit the $100k level.
See you in the chat room. Happy New Year!
Kerry in MI