Technical Analysis: A 3-Weeks-Tight Pattern on Chart Indicates an Extra Buy Point

Oftentimes, if a stock progress well, you may want to increase the holding of that stock in your portfolio. In such cases, to take a follow-up entry can be a smart move. At William O’Neil, we analyze how the best growth stocks behave soon after a strong breakout. It was observed that if a true market leader with top-notch fundamentals holds firm near a certain price level for at least three straight weeks, it can give the alert investor a chance to add shares ahead of another solid price run. 

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Share Market Tips: The Selling Rules in Equity Market

“Defence is the best form of offence”.

However, unless you have a solid defence to protect yourself from significant losses, you absolutely can’t win big in the game of investing, which is why we bring to you the Golden Principles to guide you on How, When, What of Selling in Equity Market. Read our Special Article to know all about it.

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How To Invest In Stock Market Using CANSLIM Parameters

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Any investing strategy must answer two crucial questions:

  • What to invest in?
  • When to invest (and exit)?

The first question pertains to the “Stock Selection” aspect of the strategy, which comprises rules and techniques for “Stock Screening.” The CANSLIM investing system offers such stock selection tools, developed after a rigorous back-testing on ~100 years of stock data. Simple yet strong, these tools equip investors with a faster, effective, and comprehensive analysis of a stock:

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The Historic Crude Crash | Impact on India’s economy

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Brent Crude’s slide into the negative territory triggered a whirlpool of speculation, causing chaos amongst stock market players. As the economics of crude oil became the talk of the town, investors were unwilling to accept the physical delivery at the time of settlement which forced them to dump their contracts at all costs, resulting in the negative pricing.

In our Special Report this week, we have focused on how crude oil price gets impacted, the economics of production cost, the impact of crude oil price on gas price, impact on India’s economy, and sectors and stocks in focus due to crude oil.

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Reading Stock Charts: How to Count Bases And Why You Should?

Over the last couple of months, we discussed about identifying a correct buy point using common chart pattern/base formation such as cup-with-handle, double bottom, and flat base. Along with the type of base, it is important to understand the stages of base.

Stages begin at one and increase with each subsequent base pattern formed. The magnitude of the move between two base patterns will determine whether the stage moves numerically or alphabetically. If the price move from the pivot point of the prior base to the left side high of the current base is 20% or more, the stage will increase by a factor of 1—for example, from Stage 1 to Stage 2.

If the price move is less than 20%, the stage will increase by an alphabetic factor—Stage 1a to Stage 1b.

The base stage and count are always reset to 1 once an intraday low price undercuts the low of a previous base.

The current leaders in the market have formed both early- and late-stage bases. Base stages help investors identify the progress a stock has made in its price advance, the biggest clue to a stock’s remaining growth potential.

It is a good idea to track the number of bases a stock has formed during its current run-up. As a rule of thumb, try to buy stocks that are breaking out of the first or second base of their run. Late-stage bases are riskier. Late-stage means a base that is number three or higher in the base count.

After forming a fourth base, most growth stocks can’t rally much further, if at all. What usually follows is a long, steep slide. After a stock has had a large advance without a major correction, the probabilities are greater that institutional investors will cash in their profits and push the price into a serious decline.

By the time a stock forms a late-stage base, it is usually widely known to investors and running short on fresh buyers. In addition, the late-stage base tends to have unsteady price swings, bouts of strong selling, or other flaws. It is the chart’s way of telling you that the best buying opportunities are gone.

Late-stage patterns can work and sometimes do lead to nice gains, but you should understand that they involve more risk. If you buy a stock on a late-stage breakout, be sure to cut your losses quickly if the stock fails to gain traction and begins to head south.

Related:Cup-with-handle base

Double Bottom Base

Flat base

Read our last week’s article on:Breakouts: Key to Materialize Gains

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