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Industrials (^DJI):
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As of 11/25/2014
17,815 -2.96 0.0%
9,203 36.27 0.4%
590 -0.79 -0.1%
4,758 3.36 0.1%
2,067 -2.38 -0.1%
YTD
7.5%
24.4%
20.3%
13.9%
11.8%
Tom's Targets    Overview: 11/14/2014
18,100 or 17,200 by 12/01/2014
9,300 or 8,700 by 12/01/2014
610 or 570 by 12/01/2014
5,000 or 4,500 by 12/01/2014
2,100 or 1,975 by 12/01/2014

Written and copyright © 2009-2013 by Thomas N. Bulkowski. All rights reserved.

This page lists links to actual trades I made in the stock market. Some turned into big winners and some into losers. That's the way the game is played.

Since it can be difficult to place a trade into one category, be sure to review all of them. Popcorn is available in the lobby to enhance your reading pleasure.

Latest Releases

  • September 16, 2013: Assurant (AIZ) trade. Made 69% in 15 months on measured move down. Exit on price target.
  • May 2, 2011: Teradyne (TER) trade. Made 194% in 22 months on Eve & Eve double bottom. Exit on price target.
  • May 2, 2011: Frontier Oil (FTO) trade. Made 64% in 3 months.
  • May 2, 2011: Price (PDE), 21% in 6 weeks on ascending triangle and take-over.
  • May 2, 2011: Nvidia (NVDA), 11% loss trading a high and tight flag.
  • May 1, 2011: CH Energy (CHG), 35% gain in a dividend paying stock by range trading.
  • January 23, 2011: Monsanto (MON), ugly double bottom on entry, hit stop on exit, +15%, +19% in 63-73 days.

    Buy-and-Hold Trades

    These trades make up my core positions, the ones I hold for long term appreciation, even though they may drop substantially from the buy price. Often they are utility stocks that pay handsome dividends.

  1. Ann Taylor (ANN), high and tight flag entry, sell in May and go away exit, 78% in 9 months.
  2. Assurant (AIZ) trade. Made 69% in 15 months on measured move down. Exit on price target.
  3. CH Energy (CHG), average down on buy side, sell at overhead resistance, +50% in 3 months.
  4. Pinnacle West Capital (PNW), ascending triangle entry, sell for diversification using 38% Fibonacci extension, +21% in 17 months.
  5. Teradyne (TER) trade. Made 194% in 22 months on Eve & Eve double bottom. Exit on price target.
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    Position Trades

    These are position trades, which are longer term trades held until the trend changes.

  7. Coldwater Creek (CWTR), congestion breakout on entry, hit stop on exit, 83% in 7 weeks.
  8. CNO 2.0. Fibonacci retrace on entry, inverted dead-cat bounce on exit. I made 90% in 2 months.
  9. Encore Wire (WIRE), rounded bottom on entry, inverted dead-cat bounce on exit, +24% in 2 months.
  10. Frontier Oil (FTO) trade. Made 64% in 3 months.
  11. hhgregg (HGG), symmetrical triangle on entry, 2B on exit, 13% in 3 months.
  12. Hudson Highland Group (HHGP), head-and-shoulders on entry, hit stop on exit, +55% in 3 months.
  13. National Fuel Gas (NFG), ascending triangle on entry, hit target on exit, +23% in 3 months.
  14. Nicor (GAS), symmetrical triangle on entry, premature sell, +15% in 6 weeks.
  15. Tesoro (TSO), head-and-shoulders on entry, change in fundamentals on exit, +3.8% in 2.5 months.
  16. Vivus, full retrace of gap on entry, sell on symmetrical triangle breakout and bad news, 37% in 7 months.
  17. ZEP (ZEP), spin-off buy on entry, 2B chart pattern on exit, +1% in 5 weeks.
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    Swing Trades

    These are swing trades, which are shorter-term trades often held until the swing ends. Since I don't consider myself to be a swing trader, these are trades meant to last longer but I decided to sell early.

  19. Cache (CACH), support zone on entry, descending triangle on exit, -7% in 1 day.
  20. Charlotte Russe (CHIC), ugly double bottom on entry, trend change on exit, +9% in 7 days.
  21. CH Energy (CHG), 35% gain in a dividend paying stock by range trading.
  22. Conseco (CNO), flat base on entry, inverted dead-cat bounce on exit, +110% in 6 days.
  23. Hecla Mining (HL), head-and-shoulders bottom on entry, trend change on exit, +15% in 9 days.
  24. Georgia Gulf (GGC), Adam & Adam double bottom on entry, +32% in 3 days.
  25. Monsanto (MON), ugly double bottom on entry, hit stop on exit, +15%, +19% in 63-73 days.
  26. MSCI Australia Index Fund (EWA), head-and-shoulders bottom on entry, overhead resistance on exit, +5% in 28 days.
  27. MSCI South Africa Index Fund (EZA), ascending triangle on entry, 2B top on exit, +6% in 43 days.
  28. Nvidia (NVDA), 11% loss trading a high and tight flag.
  29. Price (PDE), 21% in 6 weeks on ascending triangle and take-over.
  30. YRC Worldwide (YRCW), flat base on entry, an inverted dead-cat bounce on exit, +34% in 1 day.

Quiz Trades

Other trades can be found in the quiz section of this website, as compressed Word files, but here is a selection.

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