RDWR went through a mini crash in April, which formed the left side of a beautiful cup and handle pattern. When it formed the right side, and hit the stiff resistance at 24, the price relative line broke out, betraying strength. The handle had a fairly severe downslope, the only real flaw here, but if you look ath the trend line on it (the blue line), it supplied a higher risk breakout point just above 21. As it turns out, on re-reading How to Make Money In Stocks, O'Neil also recognizes that point as a breakout point, although he also describes it as higher risk, Look at how beautifully CMF follows the big money: it started to decline well before the April peak, as there was selling into strength, then it troughed just after the base hit bottom and shot back up as accumulation started the right side of the base.
I am not a financial professional, just a guy that trades my own account.
I am also not a musical professional, just a guy that makes music on the computer. Thus, two blogs, one trading and on musical.
And, no, the picture is not me, it is the late, great John Belushi, one of the inspirations for these blogs.
This blog is focused on technical analysis of stocks and markets, putting heavy emphasis on chart analysis. My trading style is derived primarily from my mentor, William "Yoda" O'Neil, and the focus here is on leading and breakout stocks, but all forms of trading are covered to some extent. Economic and political news that effects the market are also topics here, and the blog may occasionally become a platform for my political and philosophical ranting. I keep several spreadsheets on Google docs which track various aspects of the market and readers are welcome to vies and comment on them.
Google Docs Spreadsheets
There are several spreadsheet that I maintain on Google docs to track various watchlists and trends in the market.
1. The earnings list - a group of small and micro cap, low float stocks that have exhibited recent rapid earnings growth. They are modeled along the lines of William O'Neil's CAN SLIM system, but limited to small cap, highly volatile stocks.
2. The relative strength list - a group of stocks which are near 52 week highs and have shown an increase in average daily volume. The list is limited to the top 200 stocks according to my methodology, which will be detailed on one of the pages of the spreadsheet.
It can be accessed here, and is also updates weekly.
3. Relative strength by industry - Uses industry data from Finviz.com to track the percentage of stocks within each industry that are in the top 25% of the 52 week price range, looking for trends.