[originally published September 14, 2017 on medium]
…and what if that return was earned in 6 hours?
Well, it happened today:
That blue arrow is showing you where the artificial intelligence of Trade Ideas (we call her Holly) alerted subscribers to initiate a long position — at $7.10 during the opening 90 minutes of trading this morning. The stock ended up closing the day at $11.10 — a stunning 52% gain from the AI entry and a 72% from yesterday’s close! Not a bad yearly return, in six hours!
Now, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that this is an every day occurrence, nor even a regular one. However, as I dig into the data and view chart after daily chart with past AI entries shown, my eyes are being awakened to the power and possibilities that having a machine being my eyes and ears to unearth opportunities in a way that is nearly humanly and physically impossible provides.
It is definitely spurring me to dig into developing personal risk management and position sizing algorithms for a trendfollowing strategy aimed at holding stocks for longer and larger swing trades.
As impressive as a 72% gain is for ALDX, moves like this rarely occur in isolation. And a look at a longer term chart shows that this stock may just be getting started. Do I have a crystal ball and can I predict that? Of course not, but if you made an entry today based on Trade Ideas’ AI signal, a 52% gain since initiation — on day 1 — certainly would give you a comfortable cushion to let this swing trade breath.
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