SWING TRADERS: August 13 HOLLY Hot List Update

Since the last update on this list I've added $CVNA, $CURO, $SEND, and tomorrow I'll be adding $CARB. Overall, it's been a good couple weeks for the stock market and many of the names on our list continue to work. The biggest gainers over the past 10 trading days have...

[podcast] HOLD YOUR DAMN WINNERS! (I’m shouting at myself)

I learned another painful lesson recently on the importance of holding my winners and I discuss ways I'm addressing this weak part of my game. I also discuss tools I use to help me source swing trade ideas and manage my existing positions. You can subscribe to the "Trading with...

SWING TRADERS: July 30 HOLLY Hot List Update

There's no way to sugar coat it. It's been a rough week for high-beta names. And a quick look at our HOLLY Hot List leaders and laggards board bears this out with our three best stocks ($FITB $GNTX $KEY) making only 3-4% gains, while our four biggest losers ($USAT $NVCR...

Latest @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List Additions and Portfolio Update

I've changed direction a little bit in blogging about HOLLY Hot List additions. Most blog posts are just expanded re-iterations of the main reason I'm interested in adding a stock to our list, which I already shared on twitter. So, I'll be changing the format to a once-per-week update in...

[Podcast] Leveraging Options Trading Ideas With Technical Analysis

This spring I joined my good friend JC Parets at All Star Charts to help him provide added value to his trading ideas for his research clients. Together, we launched All Star Options which aims to offer actionable plans utilizing options to take advantage of trade ideas suggested by the...

Let’s Call It A Hunch…

Yesterday afternoon, I got together with one of my nearby trading friends to catch up, talk about the markets, discuss good foods and wines, and generally just hang. We met at a local townie dive BBQ roadhouse in my small mountain town. When I say "local" and "townie" and "dive"...

The Parallels of Good Business Partnerships

We're building an ecosystem that others can build value on top of. The best ideas will no longer be from our internal use of the technology, but from others externally. ~ David Aferiat, Managing Director, Trade Ideas, LLC While the team at Trade Ideas is certainly proud of the product...

$ROKU to be Added to the @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

Since its September 2017 IPO, $ROKU had one big breakout to new highs just shy of $59. It has since spent the entirety of 2018 consolidating that breakout. Quietly, the stock has been stair-stepping up off the lows of this consolidation and has caught the attention of HOLLY for long...

First Republic Bank to be Added to the @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

A quick look at a weekly chart of First Republic Bank $FRC shows an image of a stock that may be on the verge of breaking out of a nearly year-long base. HOLLY took a long position back in late March that worked out beautifully which gives me added confidence...

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to Me: Reflecting Forward.

When I cracked open my laptop to begin writing this post, the "Opening Bell" rang inexplicably. My thinkorswim software is running in the background and I guess it felt the need to remind me that the stock market opened at 9:30am ET yesterday. Talk about serendipity... My intention is to...

Surface Oncology $SURF Was Added to the @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List today

Surface Oncology sports a relatively skimpy market cap at $465 million and an average daily volume of around 352,000 shares. Those red flags aside, this stock which began trading in April has been wedging higher since the beginning of June and looks like it wants to pop. HOLLY spotted a...