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ARTICLES ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

HOLLY Hot List Update: A Story of Rotation

It's no secret that even as the S&P 500 was printing new all-time highs last week, many leading stocks had already begun retracements from their highs. In no place has that been clearer than in our HOLLY Hot List where we've shed 16 names since early September -- the most...

Why A.I.?

At Trade Ideas, we've been honored over the years to win several awards for our innovative approach to actionable market analytics for active stock traders, and we've been increasingly recognized for achievements in delivering Artificial Intelligence to retail and professional market participants. Of course, to make sure we are given...

Sept 5: HOLLY Hot List Update For Swing Traders

SMACK! Summer is over. Let's get back to trading reality. Happy Autumn! Interestingly, I'm starting to notice some smart people talking about some bearish signs that are beginning to appear. This type of commentary often returns with Traders coming back from summer vacation, and I expect this September to be...

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence For Swing Trading Outperformance

Much has been written and celebrated in the press about the combination of Man + Machine to outperform the markets. And no software application has done it better than HOLLY, the artificially intelligent virtual trading assistant designed by the team at Trade Ideas, LLC and launched for public access in...

HOLLY Hot List Update for Swing Traders

We're coming into the end of August, Labor Day Weekend, and the unofficial end to Summer and "Summer Trading". I don't know about you, but this summer's trading didn't at all feel dull to me. I suppose if you are a Bear you've had a tough go of it, but...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Korn/Ferry $KFY Was Added to @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List today

When a stock breaks out of a nearly two decade-long base, does that mean the top is in? That's a trick question. The answer is no. This spring, Korn/Ferry $KFY did just that. It broke out of levels last seen in the year 2000 and week ago, we popped higher...

Deciphera Pharma has been Added to the @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

Deciphera came public last fall, first trading around $20 per share. It then printed a high near $30 in February but has spent the rest of this winter and spring forming a base. Until last week... $DCPH had a massive breakout Monday of last week signaling to the crowd that...

Gentex $GNTX to be Added to the @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

Auto-dimming rearview mirrors and electronics for the automotive industry might not sound all that sexy. But sex does NOT sell on Wall Street. Gains sell. And Gentex $GNTX has been quietly dragging its 50-day moving average higher since the fall. And strangely, it's longer term weekly and monthly charts both...

Verso Corp $VRS to be Added to @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

Stop me if you've heard this before: "Paper is sexy." Ok, so maybe those words have never been uttered (at least not in polite company). But there can be no doubt that a long-term chart in $VRS has all the right curves, regardless of your tastes. Verso came public in...

REATA Pharmaceuticals $RETA to be Added to @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

If you're a swing trader using HOLLY to identify potential swing trades, then you may have had a chance to enter $RETA back in early April around $21. If you did, you're probably still holding as you haven't taken any real serious heat and you're currently sitting on a gain...

Don’t Let Headlines Scare You Out of Your Trading Plan

In the newest episode of "Trading with @chicagosean", I riff on how headlines are designed to put us on tilt. Doesn't matter who you are or what you do, scary headlines grab your attention and knock you out of whack. In few places is this more dangerous than in politics...

Novocure $NVCR to be Added to the @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

I love when stocks are making life-time highs. Especially when those highs are the first all-timers since the first days or weeks following an IPO. That is precisely what is happening with $NVCR which came public in October 2015, printed a high of $30.89 in the days around that initial...

Charles Schwab $SCHW to be Added to the @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

Charles Schwab is a familiar name to many @tradeideas customers -- it's one of the trading platforms most popular with our customers. Well, trading must be good because $SCHW has had a fantastic couple of years, soaring 180% off early 2016 lows (coincides nicely with HOLLY's fantastic track record since...

Consolidated Energy $CEIX to be Added to the @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

It certainly feels to me that markets want higher. Look no further than the Russel 2000 for proof. As such, we want to continue putting ourselves in position to ride the highest beta names with the best statistical chances of outperforming. It just so happens, that's exactly what HOLLY is...

USA Technologies $USAT to be Added to @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

USA! USA! USA! Ok, with Memorial Day approaching, perhaps I'm feeling a bit patriotic. But here we are with a company called USA Technologies forming a high flag pattern. I mean, c'mon!!!! This provider of wireless networking and cashless transaction solutions has a modest $635 million market cap, but does...

Reflections on a Whirlwind Month of Fintech Conferences (#WATTBA)

Since the middle of April, I’ve been to New York for three conferences and one in Chicago: The CMT Annual Symposium, Stocktoberfest, The Chicago Trading Show, and the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards. While the first was an annual gathering for some of the smartest and most influential minds in the...

Pure Storage Inc $PSTG to be Added to @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

It's a Bull Market, you know. And it's being led by Software and Big Data. Pure Storage Inc, a computer storage device manufacturer and software developer, came public in October 2015, trading as high as $20 per share during it's first month of trading. It did not return to those...

Box Inc $BOX to be Added to @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

This provider of cloud content management software came public in January of 2015. It promptly traded lower from Day 1 and hasn't seen higher prices -- until today. HOLLY saw something early last week when she signaled a trade on April 30th, getting subscribers long at $23.14. HOLLY had a...

Nutanix $NTNX to be Added to the @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

The S&P 500 once again flirted with it's 200-day moving average today, then rallied hard off the bottom on impressive volume, once again frustrating Bears. But all of this is irrelevant noise to our non-emotional Artificially Intelligent friend, HOLLY. She just looks for edges backed by statistics and finds trades...

Haemonetics $HAE to be added to the @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

From January 2013 to the fall of 2018, $HAE stock formed a base that digested a run which saw the stock nearly triple over the course of a decade. Now, a "triple" sounds lovely, but when it takes a decade to produce, it's not overly exciting for those of us...

More Bad News for Active Traders

There is a new Army of traders gunning for available profits in the zero-sum game of trading. It was bad enough when NASDAQ changed the rules in the early 2000’s to remove the names of market makers (Wall Street firms) from the Level2 box in favor of anonymous exchanges which resulted in you...

Casa Systems $CASA to be added to the @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

This provider of software-centric broadband products to deliver voice, video, and data services at multi-gigabit speeds recently IPO’d this past November 2017 at $13.00 per share. The stock performance has been fantastic, and now the technical analyst in me finds the high flag pattern developing over the past 30 days...

HollyFrontier $HFC to be added to @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

Slippery markets are certainly making it tough for Traders getting caught in the schizophrenic back-n-forth we’ve seen in indexes since the S&P 500 first found it’s 200-day moving average on March 23rd. However, for those who can tune out the noise and zoom out to a longer-term focus, we think...

Fifth Third Bancorp $FITB to be Added to @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

[originally published February 22, 2018 on medium] Regardless of the bullish narrative for Bank Stocks (rising interest rates, improving earnings, stronger balance sheets, etc…), it all comes down to price. As my friend Brian Shannon @alphatrends says: “Only Price Pays.” And all the information a swing trader needs to know...

Teck Resources to be Added to the @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

[originally published on February 13, 2018 on medium] Depending on your point of view, we’ve either already seen the bottom of the recent lightning fast 10% correction in the S&P 500 index and it revealed to us resilient stocks like $TECK that are setting up for breakouts to multi-year highs…...

Arena Pharmaceuticals $ARNA is Latest Addition to HOLLY Hot List

[originally published on February 4, 2018 on medium] Welcome back volatility! What a wild ride February is proving to be. Is the bull market over or simply due for a well-deserved pause? I don’t have an answer to either of those questions, but if one were to look at a...

Mazor Robotics $MZOR is Latest Addition to HOLLY Hot List

[originally published February 1, 2018 on medium] You wouldn’t know by looking at a chart of $MZOR the past few days that the broader market indices had suffered their first noticeable pullback of 2018 (does a 2% pullback in the S&P 500 off all-time highs even matter?). Maybe HOLLY has a soft...

Norwegian Cruise Lines $NCLH is latest addition to the HOLLY Hot List

[originally published on January 29th, 2018 on medium] Just under 6% away from it’s All-Time-Highs, showing tremendous price action in calendar year 2018, and consistently improving quarterly earnings results have all combined with recent HOLLY alerts to make NCLH a stock we can no longer ignore. The potential for a...

Introducing: @TradeIdeas HOLLY AI For Swing Traders And Institutional Market Participants

[originally published January 22, 2018 on medium] It is with great honor that I’ve been tasked with the wonderful opportunity to showcase the power of Trade Idea’s Artificially Intelligent Virtual Analyst, HOLLY, for swing trading and position building aimed at an institutional and swing trading audience. In the course of interacting...

What if I told you your stock earned you 52%?

[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...

Using Artificial Intelligence to Uncover Better Breakouts

[originally posted October 4, 2017 on medium] If a stock making a new high within the timeframe you monitor is sufficient input for you to enter a trade, any free charting platform will do. If the stock must meet certain parameters to be included within a watchlist from which entry...

How Swing Traders Can Leverage AI into Big Wins

[originally posted December 5, 2017 on medium] As more and more Professional traders and active retail traders are made aware of the possibilities which Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning present for elevating their process, the more they land at the doorstep of Trade Ideas which has been pioneering and leading the charge...

First Financial Bancorp $FFBC to be added to the @tradeideas HOLLY Hot List

“The time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets.” ~ Baron Rothschild Tomorrow’s addition to the HOLLY Hot List isn’t exactly getting pummeled in recent market action (…and that’s what I love about it). But the overall markets are having a rough go of it. And if you’re a believer that big bull...

First Quarter 2018 Review for HOLLY Hot List Trades, powered by @TradeIdeas

Let’s not beat around the bush — the 1st quarter of 2018 is the first quarter in seemingly forever that U.S. stocks actually lost ground. So let’s first talk about the losers. (who starts off with losers?) Here are the stocks that never really gave us a chance. We got in, and...

Five Below $FIVE to be added to @tradeideas HOLLY Hot List

When you’re bullish long-term and you’ve got an edge present in the market, you welcome market selloffs. While today’s market didn’t really do that much to reduce our basis for entry in $FIVE at tomorrow’s open, we’re always appreciative of any discount. And it feels apropos to purchase this “value retailer”...

Teledoc Inc $TDOC to be added to the @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

$TDOC IPO’d in 2015 at $30/share. After a few weeks +/- a few bucks, the stock began a painful decent and never fully recovered for nearly two years into mid-2017. It has since spent the past 8 months-ish forming a high base just above it’s IPO price and now appears...

Goldman Sachs Declares: “It’s a Stock Picker’s Market.”

[originally published March 21, 2018 on medium] Spoiler Alert: We already knew that. Much has been written about the wave of “passive investing” sweeping The Street. Years and years of underperformance by actively managed funds has driven the nail home that only suckers invest with active managers. And the data has surely been...

Intel $INTC to be added to the @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

It only took nearly 18 years for the NASDAQ to reclaim it’s all-time highs last set in the year 2000. /sarcasm But, strangely, one of the remaining tech darlings from that period which is alive and kicking as strongly as ever — Intel corp — is still approximately 33% away from it’s high water mark set...

Smart Global Holdings $SGH to be added to @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

[originally published March 14, 2018 on medium] This specialty DRAM manufacturer came public in May of 2017 and has become an all-too-rare-these-days IPO success story. It debuted on the exchange at $12.00 per share and today trades around $40 per share. With a market cap of $844 million and average...

Goods Holdings, Ltd $GDS [might*] be Added to @TradeIdeas HOLLY Hot List

While HOLLY’s timing may not have been perfect on all of her entry signals (depending on how tight your timeframe perspective is), there is no doubt her seven signals since October have an edge in GDS which has been in a very strong uptrend since June. GDS has spent the...

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...

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...

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...

Financial Media is Failing Active Traders

[originally published on medium] The real money is made in the Data, not the Narrative. When the Trade Ideas Artificial Intelligence Virtual Analyst (Holly) triggered an entry to buy HMNY on Sept 26 at $9.43, chances are you weren’t reading about this on wsj.com or getting alerted to a potentially...

Trading comes down to you. Take responsibility. Take ownership.

[originally published on medium] Systematic or machine trading is no panacea. It is a tool. It’s seductive to think that we can turn our investing or trading over to a money making machine, then sit back and simply count cash as it rolls into our account. Feet up, cold drink in...

Introducing: The BTFD Pro Alert powered by Trade Ideas

It’s no secret to active stock market participants that the best trade since 2009 is the BTFD trade. In case you moved to North Korea in 2008 to avoid bill collectors on your busted sub-prime loan portfolio and have therefore lost all contact with Western social finance circles, “BTFD” stands...

My Mission: Advocating for Truth in Trading and Empowering Traders

Sometimes the most obvious solutions are staring you right in the face, but you’re too blinded or distracted to see it. During the past month or so, it has become crystal clear to me that I have a very important role to serve in both the retail and professional trading...

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