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...

ANNOUNCING: Trade Ideas Summit 2018 — Rise With The Machines

I couldn't be more excited to tell you about the upcoming Trade Ideas Summit to be held in beautiful Downtown San Diego, California on Saturday, October 20th. Why am I excited? Well, for one thing, I love getting the opportunity to meet and engage with our customers. Trade Ideas customers...

Cheniere Energy Partners $CQP was added to the @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

Cheniere Energy $CQP last printed new all time highs back in 2014. And since that time, it has spent four years consolidating just below those highs. Depending on your perspective and time frame, you could make a case for a very extended flat base having been formed. And now it's...

Pinnacle Foods $PF was added to the @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List today

Pinnacle Foods $PF broke out to new all time highs last week. It has been a steady performer more-or-less since it's IPO back in 2013. And it pays a dividend yielding a respectable 1.97% annually. The stock caught HOLLY's attention back on June 22nd and we've been following it closely...

I’m speaking at the Modern Traders Summit in Orlando this weekend

Shout out! to any readers, friends, or colleagues in the Central Florida area.... I'll be giving a talk titled: at the Modern Traders Summit in Orlando this Saturday (June 23rd). We'll chat about my background, my experiences, and some hard lessons I've learned. I'll also give an overview of some...

Aeglea Biotherapeutics $AGLE to be Added to the @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

$AGLE came public in the spring of 2016, printing it's all-time high of $12.75 during it's first month of trading. It has since returned near it's highest levels, spending the past 16 weeks consolidating within striking distance. I made an exception to my playbook in selecting this stock: I usually...

[Podcast] Conor Meegan: Providing a Path for Traders

One of the hardest things I've had to deal with over my 20 year trading career is accountability and access to capital. Sometimes I've had one without the other, but rarely have I enjoyed both at the some time. My guest on this episode of the TRADING WITH @CHICAGOSEAN podcast,...