In the stock market, nothing works 100% of the time. That’s why you have to be prepared to deal with failed signals. In CAN SLIM, the market itself – the M in CAN SLIM – is the most important factor for making money. Your chances of grabbing profits in growth stocks increase when the market is acting right.
According to the O’Neil methodology, every major stock market bottom featured a follow-through day. It essentially confirms that a fledgling uptrend in stocks is underway.
“Just remember buying at new highs is buying into emerging strength.” – William J. O’Neil
Overhead supply, also known as percent off high, represents price levels at which a stock’s recovery is impeded as it tries to rally back from a steep decline. The pressure comes in the form of investors who bought the stock earlier at lofty prices and are waiting for the stock to recover just enough so they can sell and break even.
You found a company with an amazing product. Strong demand was fuelling big earnings and sales growth. Mutual fund sponsorship was top-notch, and the stock was in a bullish technical pattern. But the stock went lower soon after you bought it because you were wrong about the direction of the general market.
Mistakes are plentiful during a market downtrend. Avoid these common ones, and you will be able to keep your hard-earned cash intact.
Currently, the market is in a Downtrend, as Nifty is trading near its five-month low. All the sectoral indices are trading below their 50-DMA, indicating broad-based weakness. In such a scenario, it is advised to trim positions and stay in cash rather than making huge losses. The importance of taking small losses is emphasized in this article.
“A standout stock needs both a sound growth record in the recent years and a strong current earnings record in the last several quarters. It’s the powerful combination of these two critical factors, rather than one or the other, that creates a super stock, or at least one that has a higher chance for true success.” – William J. O’Neil, MarketSmith Founder
For an investor, having the right approach toward choosing a stock is the key to making sound investments. Identifying leaders in a market uptrend and timing the purchases at the right entry point or a breakout will be an ideal strategy. Here are the three basic steps that come handy while taking new positions.