Picking up from my last post regarding my strategy for September, I’ve manage to be lucky and correctly call the basura + gaming craze. I’ve iterated countless times on my FB that it’s all about gaming and basura names (because everything else sucked)
At some point I was betting on an index bounce, but I was mistaken. I tried buying into a mainstream name $ALI–here’s what happened:
I put a bet on ALI, but was stopped out at 33, 32.70, took a hit there, but as usual, it’s part of the game. When I’m wrong, I take my losses immediately. It’s my usual mistake of being careless and impatient after coming from a winning streak.
After that I re-organized and shifted back to my original game plan which was BASURA + GAMING. It all started again with the leader, $IS.
Basically the SHABU portfolio, literally went into SHABU mode, focusing mostly on SHABU names: $IS, $UNI, $SFI, $MED
Here are some of the screenies I was able to take, I wasn’t able to record much though because I was juggling between trading Basuras and focusing on my Chartered Market Technician (CMT level 1 Exam) review, fortunately I was able to pass. My main focus during those times was to survive, and milk as much money as I could, while not being too preoccupied.
As for the selling, I’ll keep that to myself 😉 You well know where these stocks went anyway.
Take note though… I do not advocate trading BASURA stocks. Specially for the newbies. It’s just that the whole INDEX sucked during the month of October. Most blues just sucked. So I didn’t bother.
My system is simple, go with the leaders, go where the money is going, go where “strong trends” are potentially forming.
Basuras went to a temporary climax. As it became a stupid monkey’s game. Anyone and everyone was just cheering, throwing darts, betting blindly, hyping, and what not. Even fundamentally principled traders were betting on basuras. Imagine how the BASURA craze could turn people into drug junkies and hypocrites. (nothing wrong with that, anyone can do anything, but it gave me a big clue that the SHABU phase was about to end, or pause.)
From time to time you’d see me post charts, but please, it does not mean that it is an indication to BUY. I share for entertainment, discussion and for FUN.
Besides basuras, GAMING is indeed that sector that shined the most.
If you’re a trend follower you have all the reason to have exposure in these names. These 3 are the leaders for me. You may add PLC as well, anyway it’ll probably move with these others.
Notice how all of them are hovering within their 1-2 year highs? Enough said.
Besides gaming I’d take a second look on retail names $PGOLD, $COSCO, $RRHI, and the upcoming $SSI. Some battered charts kindly look attractive already.
Global markets are at the highs, because of the surprise on Japan’s monetary easing shiznit. My strategy for the coming months is still the same.
GAMING + nibble on some retailers + positioning on undiscovered BASURAs
Also, I’m shifting back on trading FOREX + Global Indices since I see very interesting moves / set ups happening in the global markets. I don’t limit myself to equities, if there are strong trends developing abroad, whether on currencies or indices–i try my best to capitalize on them.
Just a friendly reminder..
Please take responsibility for your own trades, know why you entered a trade.
Do you have a strategy?
What is your strategy?
When do you BUY when do you SELL?
What are your entry & exit levels?
What are your stops?
When will you know that the tide has changed from positive to negative?
When will you know that it is game over?
If you fail to answer these questions and you are playing with BASURA names, then chances are the market will sooner or later eat you up.
It’s so easy to be freaking lucky, trading on tips, rumors, and on the ticker, but if you have no discipline, and no reliable system, it will all get back to you. LUCK WILL only bring you so far. So please, don’t be a dummy… HELP YOURSELF.
This blog aint a reco to buy or sell shit. This blog is mainly my journal meant for sharing, and entertainment purposes. Don’t take everything too seriously. Wag nyo po ako susumbong sa PDEA.
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