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The Oxen Group: Trading Results and Strategies

The Oxen Group:  Trading Results and Strategies 

stock tradingBy Ilene 

David, of The Oxen Group, has been giving us high-probability trade recommendations that have been a terrific addition to our trading strategies – simple stock selections, great for single day trades. If you haven’t been following, or wish to see David’s updated results, there’s a summary of results table below. As you can see, out of 23 trades, 20 were breakeven (two) or profitable (18), and only three ended in losses.
 
In our experience of a little over one month, we’ve identified a dynamic factor to keep in mind:  market moving news. News that can change the premise of a trade may come out between the time of David’s recommendation and the opening of the equity markets. This has occurred with TYH – the Direxion Daily Technology Bull ETF.  A similar situation occurred recently when the trade was an either-or trade, but a specific pre-condition changed. 
 
On the day of the TYH trade, in pre-market comments, Phil suggested passing on the trade due to news that came out prior to the opening. Phil wrote:  "Well I’m generally worried and David is bullish so that’s a "no play" to me.  Also, note that he took that position around midnight, when the Hang Seng and Nikkei still looked good and oil was pumped up to $73, all that collapsed with the World Bank report.  If we do hold our floor, then it can be a fun trade but I sure wouldn’t be jumping right into a 3x bull tech this morning."  In this case, TYH drifted down all day - the premise for the trade was over powered by the intervening World Bank report.
 
We will try to notify readers when we know of events prior to the open that may affect a pending trade idea.  However, even if you don’t see anything specific, remember that over-riding and unforeseeable market forces may come into play after David’s analysis.  
 
The second incident was last Thursday.  David’s premise didn’t change, but the number he was initially looking at was preempted by other numbers.  The jobs report was worse than expected, resulting in the actual trade being ERY (not ERX). 
 
While we work on ways to get information to traders quickly, please be sure to check The Oxen Group’s site for trading
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Oxen Group’s Buying NSM

Oxen Group’s Buying NSM

Courtesy of David at Oxen Group

The Oxen Group, for Friday, is looking at perhaps a sideways day at this point. There is not a lot of economic data coming out, and the news was light in after hours. Futures are trading right around no gains or losses. Therefore, it appears to be a market that will move on news for sectors and stocks, either way. One company that could have a nice day tomorrow is National Semiconductors Corp. (NSM). The company reported what might appear to be extremely weak earnings, dropping 150% in profits from one year ago, posting a $64 million loss for the company’s latest quarter. However, there was a lot of bullish information that came with the earnings. Expectations were very low for NSM. The Oxen Group had predicted an EPS of -0.43, while the company hit -0.28. The company also had some other bullish reports, noting that they expected the next quarter’s revenue to reach $285 – $305 million, while analysts were only expecting $283 million. Sales were better than expected, as well, and CEO Brian Halla noted that conditions are improving for his company and the industry. Underneath that 150% drop is a lot of good stuff, and I think we may see a quick selloff in the morning with an upward trend after that as buyers enter the stock. With low tech news coming out in after hours, this stock should swing up without much hindrance. Techs are neutral because the sector has been rising, but there is room to move up towards the upper bollinger band, and it is only slightly overvalued on RSI.

Entry: Recommend buying within first 15-30 minutes.
Exit: We recommend exiting after a 2-5% increase.
Upper Resistance: 15.50

David’s Oxen Trade Results to Date 

Date       Stock Entry Exit Change  
5/29/2009       GPS 16.99 17.67 4.00%  
5/30/2009       TM 80.77 81.72 1.18%  
6/2/2009       SRS 18.06 18.6 3.00%  
6/3/2009       DUG 16.68 17.35 4.00%  
6/4/2009      TLAB – SS 5.95 5.84 2.00%  
6/5/2009       XOP 35.84 35.85 0.00%  
6/8/2009       BLK 164.76 168.87 2.50%  
6/9/2009      USD 20.3 21.12 4.00%  
6/10/2009      SINA 30.17 31.07 3.00%  
6/11/2009      SRS 18.39 19.3 5.00%  

 


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Zero Hedge

ECB May Have Only €220 Billion In QE Left If The Hawks Get Their Way

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

After seemingly sending out trial balloons (via Bloomberg and Reuters simultaneously) on tapering last Thursday, which had almost zero impact (see “ECB Reportedly Considering Slashing QE in Half in January, EURUSD Shrugs), Draghi’s minions have been busy again.

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The pull of energy markets - and legal challenges - will blunt plans to roll back EPA carbon rules

 

The pull of energy markets – and legal challenges – will blunt plans to roll back EPA carbon rules

Courtesy of Hari OsofskyPennsylvania State University and Hannah WisemanFlorida State University

Grid operators set the prices for energy markets and are structured to take the lowest prices – a disadvantage for coal and nuclear power. CC BY

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Indo-US Obnoxious Stance On CPEC: A Critical Appraisal

By Guest Post. Originally published at ValueWalk.

Since  the beginning of work on China Pakistan Economic Corridor project (CPEC),  India is quite open in opposing this mega Project and now the US has also shown its weight behind India by saying that it too believes the route of corridor passes through a disputed territory — a reference to Northern areas of Pakistan. The statement has come at a time when Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif was in Washington and held series of talks with the US officials to normalize the tense relations. This new stance has started another debate and is undoubtedly going to further damage the bilateral ties, as it is profusely obvious now that US envision a greater role for India in the region. Pakistan and China are wo...



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Chart School

Market Cycle Top?

Courtesy of Declan.

About four years ago I went to a Bloomberg hosted talk on Market Cycles. I have been wracking my brain and Google trying to find the presentation and speaker name (which was available on line) but I thought the talk interesting enough to market in my Google calendar the date for the New Moon in October 2017, which was a focus point convergence of a number of market cycles and potentially a significant market top event (the countdown clock in the sidebar). The years have since ticked by and we are not just a couple of days from the October 2017 New Moon. The market has at least cooperated by sitting at new all-time highs but whether this evolves into a major top remains to be seen. I'm mad with myself that I can't find in my pinboard or delicious bookmarks the link so all I can say is the day will soon be upon us ...

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Insider Scoop

The BLUE And The BOLD; Analyst Suggests Pair Trade Ahead Of Year-End Catalysts

Courtesy of Benzinga.

Related BLUE 30 Stocks Moving In Monday's Mid-Day Session Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For October 16, 2017 ...

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WTF is the Blockchain?

 

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Puts things in perspective

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Puts things in perspective:

The circles don't look to be to scale much!

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Biotech

Circadian rhythm Nobel: what they discovered and why it matters

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Circadian rhythm Nobel: what they discovered and why it matters

Courtesy of Sally Ferguson, CQUniversity Australia

Today, the “beautiful mechanism” of the body clock, and the group of cells in our brain where it all happens, have shot to prominence. The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their work on describing the molecular cogs and wheels inside our biological clock.

In the 18th century an astronomer by the name of Jean Jacques d'Ortuous de Ma...



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Members' Corner

Day of Last Dances

News today has been relentlessly terrible. A horrific mass murder happened last night in Las Vegas. (Our politician's abject failure to address gun control is beyond sickening.) And today, reports that Tom Petty died of a heart attack, followed by reports that Tom Petty is not dead, and now reports confirming that Tom Petty has passed away. 

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OpTrader

Swing trading portfolio - week of September 11th, 2017

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This post is for all our live virtual trade ideas and daily comments. Please click on "comments" below to follow our live discussion. All of our current  trades are listed in the spreadsheet below, with entry price (1/2 in and All in), and exit prices (1/3 out, 2/3 out, and All out).

We also indicate our stop, which is most of the time the "5 day moving average". All trades, unless indicated, are front-month ATM options. 

Please feel free to participate in the discussion and ask any questions you might have about this virtual portfolio, by clicking on the "comments" link right below.

To learn more about the swing trading virtual portfolio (strategy, performance, FAQ, etc.), please click here ...



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Kimble Charting Solutions

Brazil; Waterfall in prices starting? Impact U.S.?

Courtesy of Chris Kimble.

Below looks at the Brazil ETF (EWZ) over the last decade. The rally over the past year has it facing a critical level, from a Power of the Pattern perspective.

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EWZ is facing dual resistance at (1), while in a 9-year down trend of lower highs and lower lows. The counter trend rally over the past 17-months has it testing key falling resistance. Did the counter trend reflation rally just end at dual resistance???

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Mid-Day Update

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