Zogenix $ZGNX to be Added to the @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

I love stocks that are making 52-week highs. I love them even more when they’ve got ALL-TIME highs (set in 2011) in their sights. We’re approximately 22% away from there at the moment of this writing, but as ZGNX is now breaking out of a five month base where it...

The Glorious Pains of Growth

[originally published March 7, 2018 on medium] Announcing the newly Re-Imagined TI University Check out the doubling of subscribers in just the last quarter! Hockey stick subscriber growth at Trade Ideas, LLC has forced us to re-imagine the way we administer customer training. As with any SAAS product, there is a learning curve when...

Neurocrine BioSciences $NBIX to be Added to @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

With a couple brief exceptions during this February’s volatility freakout, $NBIX has been beautifully riding it’s 50-day moving average ever since HOLLY first triggered an entry in this name back at $47.57 on June 21st. To say she nailed it for swing traders would be an understatement. The momentum of this...

KEYCORP $KEY to be added to @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

For the second time in a week, we’ll be adding a bank stock to the HOLLY Hot List portfolio. The banking sector was a leading sector before February started and has rebounded nicely since the brief volatility scare during the first week of February. Joining Fifth Third Bank, KEY has...

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals $SPPI to be Added to the @tradeideas HOLLY Hot List

SPPI is trading at levels last scene during the final leg down in 2002 from it’s year 2000 peak. Needless to say, it needed every bit of the past 18 years to grind out the investor euphoria excesses experienced during the heady final years of the “dotcom bubble” which took...

Newest Trade Ideas Features Available in Beta

[originally published February 26, 2018 on medium] One of the refreshing and exhilarating observations since I joined Trade Ideas LLC this past summer is the relentless pace of product improvements. On a nearly weekly basis, our Dev team is pushing out new features, improvements, or back end efficiencies to improve...

The Hardest Trades to Hold

[originally published on medium] Know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ‘em. My friend and five-decades-long trading legend Peter Brandt (@peterlbrandt) has mentioned numerous times in various blog posts and interviews that over his entire career the hardest trades to hold are never the losers. Losers get cut out of...

Centennial Resource Development $CDEV Is Latest Addition To HOLLY Hot List

CDEV caught the attention of HOLLY — Trade Ideas’ AI Engine — this week as the stock attempts to break above all-time highs set in early November. HOLLY has a good track record with this stock, first alerting subscribers to an entry on October 24th when the stock was trading just below $19. Now...

Positioning for Tremendous Upside Opportunity

[originally published on medium] I’ve been reviewing my journal entries so far this year since I made a strategic decision to shift my options trading in 2018 from short premium & short volatility to long premium & long gamma, and I thought this recent journal entry from January 9th delving into my thought process...

Van Tharp asks about Artificial Intelligence in Trading

[originally published on medium] I’m a huge fan of Van Tharp and his books. I’ve read all (most?) of them. I also subscribe to his email newsletter. In a recent newsletter, Mr. Tharp revealed a small investment he made in $AIEQ, an ETF recently launched which utilizes Artificial Intelligence to make...

I’m a Side Hustle Bull

[originally published on medium]  Last night was another great night for the Colorado Traders meetup group that I run. Our gathering in Denver had over 20 traders from all walks of the trader spectrum. And even more impressive, we had several brand new faces. (If you’re in Colorado, join us!) And...

The Ultimate Commodity for Traders: IDEAS

[originally published on medium] Ideas are everywhere, but ideas with EDGE are scarce. How much are statistically significant ideas worth to you? I’ll assume that if you’re an active day trader, you’ve got at least $25K in your account. That’s the minimum our “brilliant” lawmakers insist must be in your account in...