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The Oxen Group: Trading Results and Strategies

The Oxen Group:  Trading Results and Strategies 

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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

Gartman: Prepare For A Breakout In The Dow Above 30,000

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

Less than two weeks ago, Dennis Gartman had a sour message to subscribers of his Gartman Letter: "sell into strength" as "this is now a bear market", to wit.

[S]trength is to be sold into; weakness is only to be bought after the market has been sold. If one sells a thousand shares on strength, on weakness one might wish to buy back only half of that, with the intention of selling another thousand on any subsequent strength. This is now a bear market; trade then accordingly.

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The Flattening

 

The Flattening

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There’s been a ton of talk lately about the flattening yield curve. I don’t really have anything insightful to add to the conversation, but I do want to share some of the best charts I’ve seen on the topic.

First, why is the curve inverting, via Tim Duy.

Last week the interest rate spread between ten- and two-year Treasuries narrowed to a cycle low of 25 basis points. Such narrowing is a typical characteristic of a tightening cycle as short-term rates respond more quickly to monet...



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Chart School

S&P Firms Breakout As Tech Keep The Pressure On

Courtesy of Declan.

Given overnight news and Netflix disappointment I was surprised to see markets finish as strong as they did given comments on the economy by the Fed Chairman.

The S&P opened at support and 'engulfed' the prior day's trading; it's not a true bullish engulfing pattern as this is a reversal pattern and what we have is a breakout but it does contribute to a confirmation of the breakout.


The Dow Jones is inching towards channel resistance. In the context of other indices, it was a low key day...

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Digital Currencies

Bitcoin Explodes Through Key Technical Resistance, Hits 7-Week High

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

Bitcoin has suddenly exploded over 10% higher, smashing through its 50-day moving average, above $7000 for the first time since early June...

BTC is now testing up towards its 100DMA, ramping over $600 in 30 minutes...

And breaking its longer-term downtrend too...

The rest of the crypto space has gone along for the ride... ...



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Insider Scoop

David Solomon To Succeed Lloyd Blankfein As Goldman Sachs CEO On Oct. 1

Courtesy of Benzinga.

Related GS A Peek Into The Markets: US Stock Futures Edge Lower Ahead Of Goldman Sachs Earnings 8 Stocks To Watch For July 17, 2018 ...

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Biotech

How summer and diet damage your DNA, and what you can do

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How summer and diet damage your DNA, and what you can do

Bright sun and fatty foods are a bad recipe for your DNA. By Tish1/shutterstock.com

Courtesy of Adam Barsouk, University of Pittsburgh

Today, your body will accumulate quadrillions of new injuries in your DNA. The constant onslaught of many forms of damage, some of which permanently...



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Mapping The Market

Mistakes were Made. (And, Yes, by Me.)

Via Jean-Luc:

Famed investor reflecting on his mistakes:

Mistakes were Made. (And, Yes, by Me.)

One that stands out for me:

Instead of focusing on how value factors in general did in identifying attractive stocks, I rushed to proclaim price-to-sales the winner. That was, until it wasn’t. I guess there’s a reason for the proclamation “The king is dead, long live the king” when a monarchy changes hands. As we continued to update the book, price-to-sales was no longer the “best” single value factor, replaced by others, depending upon the time frames examined. I had also become a lot more sophisticated in my analysis—thanks to criticism of my earlier work—and realized that everything, including factors, moves in and out of favor, depending upon the market environment. I also realized...



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ValueWalk

Buffett At His Best

By csinvesting. Originally published at ValueWalk.

Bear with me as I share a bit of my history that helped me create SkyVu and the Battle Bears games. The University of Nebraska gave me my first job after college. I mostly pushed TV carts around, edited videos for professors or the occasional speaker event. One day, Warren Buffet came to campus to speak to the College of Business. I didn’t think much of this speech at the time but I saved it for some reason. 15 years later, as a founder of my own company, I watch and listen to this particular speech every year to remind myself of the fundamentals and values Mr. Buffett looks for. He’s addressing business students at his alma mater, so I think his style here is a bit more ‘close to home’ than in his other speeches. Hopefully many of you find great value in this video like I have. Sorry for the VHS...



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Kimble Charting Solutions

The Stock Bull Market Stops Here!

 

The Stock Bull Market Stops Here!

Courtesy of Kimble Charting

 

The definition of a bull market or bull trends widely vary. One of the more common criteria for bull markets is determined by the asset being above or below its 200 day moving average.

In my humble opinion, each index above remains in a bull trend, as triple support (200-day moving averages, 2-year rising support lines, and February lows) are still in play ...



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Members' Corner

Cambridge Analytica and the 2016 Election: What you need to know (updated)

 

"If you want to fundamentally reshape society, you first have to break it." ~ Christopher Wylie

[Interview: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower: 'We spent $1m harvesting millions of Facebook profiles' – video]

"You’ve probably heard by now that Cambridge Analytica, which is backed by the borderline-psychotic Mercer family and was formerly chaired by Steve Bannon, had a decisive role in manipulating voters on a one-by-one basis – using their own personal data to push them toward voting ...



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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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All About Trends

Mid-Day Update

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