The stock market has been holding up well the last month, and I’ve been nibbling at some long trades, but mostly just watching to see if the stocks I’m watching can continue moving to the upside.
So far so good. Some trades are working, although none have hit a full profit target yet. That said, the market conditions are good enough to continue nibbling at some swing trades…which means scanning and watching for opportunities.
See the latest Stock Market Health Update for a look at the current market conditions and why I’m willing to deploy a portion of my capital right now.
I only trade stocks that are on my swing trading stock watchlist, as shown below.
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US Swing Trading Stock Watchlist
Here are the scan criteria used this week. 139 stocks met the criteria.
In case you can’t read my writing:
LLY, OTTR, RGP, FNKO, ENPH, SEDG, UTHR, EXLS, VRTX, KDNY, TMDX
A Couple of Notes
How breakouts perform lets me know how easy it is to make money, and how much capital I should be deploying. If breakouts are working, I want to be involved and putting capital to work. If most breakouts are failing quickly, or not producing gains, then I know to stay mostly in cash and/or await better conditions.
Right now, breakouts are somewhat working. There are breakouts occurring from patterns I’m watching, but none have reached the targets yet.
Nearly all of these stocks I will end up “watching” not “trading”. Because the uptrend in the market—if this even turns into one—is very young. There’s no rush to jump in at the moment. I’m willing to deploy capital to a few of these trades I really like, but it will be a small percentage of my overall capital…for now.
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By Cory Mitchell, CMT
Disclaimer: Nothing in this article is personal investment advice, or advice to buy or sell anything. Trading is risky and can result in substantial losses, even more than deposited if using leverage.