Now just manage your winning trades

Stop loss orders not only help traders minimize losses, but they also weed out the weakest stocks. In previous posts I outlined trades of oversold / mean-reversion opportunities I saw in the market. Most of them have turned out profitable while I was stopped out of a few positions with small losses. Now, I am managing those winning positions to protect the profits. First, I always have a 3.5 x ATR based trailing stop as headline protection. And second, I look at the price charts to see if it makes any sense to partially sell out of a position or buy more into a position.
I am currently accumulating in pullbacks for ACI, BTU and IO and I progressively sold out of WYNN and INTC and closed them out today.
Here are the charts:

About Stock Trade Journal

The information in this blog is not investment advice. Please consult a financial advisor before investing. I have been trading stock since the 1990's and survived the .com crash. I am developing software applications to help me trade better and now I am making them available to help other traders. This blog is also a way to share my experiences and observations in the market.
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