Watching $PTLA into the last trading week of 2016

This past week has been another whirlwind. I have been working hard at getting the book rocking and rolling along. Set up a trademark and did 2 more interviews with women. One in Toronto and one in Dubai. It is amazing to hear their journies and I look forward to sharing them all come publication date.

As for trading the week had strongward upward momentum for positive stocks and the loser stocks seemed to continue a downtrend.

$PTLA was a huge winner with their drug being approved. It went up 30% after the 2:12pm announcement that the FDA approved the drug. The last time we saw a huge run like this was $SRPT back in September on the 19th where it went up 80% in one day. I’m curious to see if the momentum continues tomorrow as there was the long 3 day weekend for the positive news to set in as everyone chatted away with eggnog and spirits.

My analysis and my opionion as I’m not a financial advisor is the shorts did not want to hold onto their short position A. over the long holiday weekend or even the last week of the year. There is less volume during these two weeks however if it is a lower float stock they leave themselves open to disaster if away from their trades as a short swing trade.

As for the losers dropping more many longer term investors are selling off for capital gains tax purposes. So this can lead to some bargain hunting. It was Dec 21st last year that I bought WYNN around 51 I believe and then by March it was back to 100. I was way conservative and only took about $6 profit on my shares.

I went out of my comfort zone on Friday and tried trading live with a webinar of people listening in and sharing my screen of Trade Ideas alerts. It was far more challenging than I expected it to be. I believe it is because in that hour I wanted to do a live trade and also answer questions. For me if just isnt possible to talk through a trade well and field questions. I went long CTAS and got out at my stop. If I was by myself I think I might have given it the wiggle room it needed to run up roughly $3 from my entry.

So I applaud all those that have their own trading room and are successful at teaching others and trading at the same time. It will be a little bit for me to get that under my belt.

So for now as you know I’m 6 weeks away from my guess delivery week of second week in February and the hormones have kicked in to cause me to nest.

All of a sudden it was….Oh I need to buy diapers, we need to move furniture, I need to get her clothes out and clean, dont forget the hospital bag.

All these things swimming through my head at the moment, so I know that I must trade smart this week as our baby is definitely on my brain.

I hope that you had an amazing holiday weekend with family and friends. That is what life is about. The love that you share with the people around you. Money makes life easier, but when you are in your grave it is the time you shared with people that matter that is more important than the size of your bank account.

I love hearing feedback from you. It makes my trading more personal and I like to hear how I can help you. If you have questions or comments you can contact me here or on Profitly, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook. carpeprofit@gmail.com or YouTube

The tool I use for scanning and alerting is Trade Ideas who offer an always free trading room. Discount Code through Tuesday Dec 27th is HOLLYDAY for up to 25% off. Next week long Open house is coming in January for full pro trial for more than likely less that $10 to sample the software.

For my charting and level 2 I use Equityfeed.

This blog is for information purposes I am not a registered securities broker-dealer or an investment adviser. The information here is not intended as securities brokerage, investment or as an offer or solicitation of an offer to sell or buy, or as an endorsement, recommendation or sponsorship of any company, security or fund.

 

Advertisements

Another Crazy week with $ALXN, $AKAO $UHS,and $JWN

This week was another crazy busy week. In trading $ALXN  I was rocking with the bottom bounce on Monday and then the nice reversal all week to end up $10 from the bottom on Tuesday at 110. I traded both the stock and options for a nice profit on the name.

With Options I am learning it is even more important to cut the losers quickly because it can grow into an exponential loss with the expiration date cutting the value of the option as well as the stock moving against you.

$AKAO had some great movement on Monday and I traded it for nice gains and went long just before close as a strong stock with momentum looking for the gap up on Tuesday morning. Well at 4:01 I have a trading buddy with Benzinga News and I got a message they were going to do an offering. I reacted to the news and sold for a loss after hours.

$UHS was another great winning stock I traded both long and short on Wednesday. I was timing the momentum well and banked on reading the chart based on RSI and Bollinger bands.

Wednesday was another big day as I was honoured to be interviewed by Jeremy Newsome of Real Life Trading. Jeremy like myself has the goal to really help others profit and learn in the trading world. It is coincidental that we met up through one of my followers Dee who also lives in Nashville. The internet is a wonderful thing. Here is the interview.

Wednesday evening I also had the pleasure of doing another interview for my book about female traders with Latoya who also happens to be a moderator for the Real Life Trading room and has two little ones in her office/playroom while she trades. It is so amazing to hear others’ stories about how they made it to become successful in the trading world.

My book is in the process of being written and hopefully off to the editors come Jan. 1st. My goal is to be able to tell you guys it is available in print and ebook by Middle of February when our little one is due.

Thursday I traded $UHS and I was not trading the chart but trading with hope. It does happen to me sometimes too. When my mind is not in the right place and I think no this stock has gone up so much it must come down. I shorted and exited at stops then resorted and exited at stops and I was trading the wrong side of it throughout the day. So I had a red day on Thursday. Sure enough it was Friday with the trend of the market that UHS ended up

Friday which tends to be my strong day started out rough with the internet crashing before open. OK got that fixed. Then my charting software half of the charts wanted to work. Frustrating and then I was in bounce positions on OFIX and AGIO my broker site went down. I was in the midst of setting up limit orders to execute for the bounces and it went down. So I called in the orders and made a bit. Then I saw JWN on the biggest losers list. In my head it was so oversold and it needed to bounce. So I went long at 11. Well it continued down and I got distracted and ended up taking a $1 loss/share. It ended up being another red day based on JWN.

Overall another great week of profits bringing my month profits to roughly 5k. Not as good as some months this summer but. I am trying to get a lot done before our second daughter is born.

I am loving being able to share my experience to help empower women to step into the trading world. The biggest hurdles we have in life are the ones in our mind. So once we break down that fear and take little steps into the uncomfortable and move forward we make progress. Many time progress comes from stepping into the uncomfortable world and learning something you thought impossible. Thats when the impossible becomes possible.

Super excited about the book and I have a new fire in me to really make it happen to help others. It is a tool I wish that I had at my fingertips when I started really day trading a year ago.

I love hearing feedback from you. It makes my trading more personal and I like to hear how I can help you. If you have questions or comments you can contact me here or on Profitly, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook. carpeprofit@gmail.com or YouTube

The tool I use for scanning and alerting is Trade Ideas who offer an always free trading room. Next week long Open house is coming in January for full pro trial for more than likely less that $10 to sample the software.

For my charting and level 2 I use Equityfeed.

This blog is for information purposes I am not a registered securities broker-dealer or an investment adviser. The information here is not intended as securities brokerage, investment or as an offer or solicitation of an offer to sell or buy, or as an endorsement, recommendation or sponsorship of any company, security or fund.

 

 

Humble beginnings to inspiring other women to trade.

ti-dec-2016

It was roughly one year ago, November 2015, that I began my daytrading for the second time with small amounts of money. I was still struggling to figure out the best trading strategy. At this time I also read the book Momo Traders and it inspired me to then work on reaching out to more women about trading.

I realized at that time, there are not many women traders out there to help encourage women to be active traders. So I began working on a book about female traders. Hopefully this will be coming out early 2017 and I will of course keep you informed. There are definitely female traders but not many that want to break down the mental barriers to help others succeed at trading.

I felt the best way to help others is to share my experience along the way and that is what the Women Empowering Women Seminar by Trade Ideas was all about this past weekend. You can view the full recording here  Literally I started as an aspiring day trader in my basement office not knowing much and now I’m honored to help inspire others.

It was roughly one year ago when I opened my Twitter account and I went to my husband….Look Honey I have 10 followers. As I began sharing and blogging and tweeting everything grew. I began with Twitter and then people started asking questions, so I began sharing and I thought a blog is an efficient way to answer the questions that I received from multiple people in one forum.

Thus this blog was born and created to share to answer questions that I receive often. This past September I went to the Trader and Investors Summit and was honored by Timothy Sykes with my success thus far as a female trader. My hubby is a big YouTube fan and so I began doing my weekly video about my week in review and answering more questions as well. Slowly as more questions come in I try to film the answers.  I also want to share the real point of view not the shiny happy everything is great trading view.

My openess to share my journey led me to being the keynote speaker at the event sponsored by Trade Ideas. It was an absolute honor to share my journey that has been just a year so far. I have big visions for helping more women put the fear aside as far as learning how to trade.

The biggest hurdles in acheiving any dream is the one you present in your mind.  Once you put your fear aside and start putting your energy towards your goals and dreams you see you future changing before your eyes. Day by day all the efforts you put out create your new future. Before you know it you have changed your life to be living your dream as reality.

 

I love hearing feedback from you. It makes my trading more personal and I like to hear how I can help you. If you have questions or comments you can contact me here or on Profitly, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook. carpeprofit@gmail.com or YouTube

The tool I use for scanning and alerting is Trade Ideas who offer an always free trading room.

For my charting and level 2 I use Equityfeed.

This blog is for information purposes I am not a registered securities broker-dealer or an investment adviser. The information here is not intended as securities brokerage, investment or as an offer or solicitation of an offer to sell or buy, or as an endorsement, recommendation or sponsorship of any company, security or fund.