Here are some of our highlights of 2018. CRON (+180%) GOOS (+212%) WEED.CA (+240%) GLUU (+210%) XXII (+122%) PENN (+104%) TLRY (+900%)
---2018 HIGHLIGHTS (RECAP*)---
S&P 500 (SPY) & RUSSELL 2000 (IWM) ____
A premium member winning trade. We've managed to successfully short the market with its recent pullbacks... ....(Oct/'18 to Dec/'18- a loss of about 20%) and the pull back that occurred April/'19 to June/'19 - a loss of about 7%.
We've also managed to capitalize off of the market's rally; particularly the one that started after the market bottomed out in December of '18 - a gain of about 27% (from the lows to the market's most recent peak).
I say all of this to say; the market has provided opportunities for profitability, whether you're on the long or short side.
The most recent pullback in the markets (precipitated by rate cuts) has once again provided investors and traders a like with trading opportunities. Make sure you're paying attention.
With that said; the volatility in the market has many traders frustrated beyond belief. I wholeheartedly believe the worst thing you can do as a trader/investor is to come to the markets unprepared and without a plan.
Ensure you have a plan for all your trades.
As of current I am/ We are short the overall market.
In the upcoming weeks I will issue a blog regarding my reasoning behind this short position and its subsequent outcome (you don't want to miss it).
Target, Inc. (TGT) ____
A premium member winning trade. Target reported earnings last week and the numbers were well received by the investing public. The stock gapped up over 20% in one day and continued to rally the subsequent trading day. Going from a low of $85.53 to $106.52 in 3 trading days.
The stock gave back some gains on Friday (down about 2.6%) but I still believe this stock has the ability to put up more gains in the intermediate. Make sure you're paying attention to this one; I do believe this has the potential to run.
Add TGT to your watchlist.
Advanced Micron Devices, Inc. (AMD) ____
A premium member winning trade. We continue to use the pullbacks in the stock market to our advantage. We were able to pick up AMD at a reasonable price for a swing trade. Our short swing netted members over 20% in profits within a relatively short period of time.
Trade tensions between the US and China caused a pullback in the overall markets and AMD got caught in the cross hairs. Despite this 7% pullback; I still believe AMD presents a good trading opportunity for those that are paying attention.
Add AMD to your watchlist.
MaxLinear, Inc. (MXL) ____
A premium member winning trade. Valued under 2 Billion dollars, these are the type of companies that have tremendous room for growth and continued upside. We entered this trade several months ago when the risk/reward became favorable.
The stock has lost some ground since appearing on our watchlist. A lot of this has a great deal to do with the overall markets decline. I've stated many times over; if the overall market is taking a beaten; chances are, your stocks are pulling back as well.
Despite this pullback, I remain bullish and see, at minimum, a print of $30 in the near future. Sitting here with a price target under $20, there's plenty of upside left w/ MXL.
Add MXL to your long watchlist.
BITCOIN USD (BTC-USD) ____
While this isn't an official trade in our premium member community; I have been publicly vocal on my bullish thesis regarding Bitcoin. And I am long Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. On many levels the coin has outperformed the markets and other asset classes by a meaningful amount.
There is so much to be said about this coin and why I believe it should have a place in everyone's speculative portfolio. Granted, Bitcoin is very volatile and it comes with a great degree of risk but allocating 1% of your portfolio in this space can make a huge difference if your bet is correct. Place Bitcoin (and other crypto-currencies) on your watchlist; I would not be surprised to see this at $100k before years end.
However, before we can get there. Bitcoin needs to trade above $14k.
SPOTIFY TECHNOLOGY (SPOT) ____
A premium member winning trade. We entered this trade in the low $130s based on our knowledge of trading channels. The stock most recently went as high as $161.38 before pulling back. I suspect the pullback had a great deal to do with the overall market's sell off. In spite of this pullback, the stock is up nicely from our buy-zone. I remain bullish on SPOT if it does not violate its channel to the downside. Find out how to trade a channel HERE.
AURORA CANNABIS INC. (ACB) ____
A premium member winning trade. We were able to capitalize on this trade on the long side, adding it to the list of marijuana stocks we were able to trade successfully. We were able to achieve double and triple digit returns in companies like Tilary, Inc (TLRY); Canopy Growth (WEED.TA / CGC) and Cronos Group (CRON) and I am curious to see if the same will unfold with ACB.
The recent sell-off in the pot market and the stock market has added a great deal of pressure to this stock; however, the technical chart remains intact (relatively speaking). I do see more downside for ACB in the shorter term. So if you're looking to enter this trade on the long side; I think you'll be able to get in at a better price point in the upcoming future.
I remain bullish on the marijuana sector in the long term. Add ACB to your watchlist.
ZOETIS, INC. (ZTS) ____
A premium member winning trade.
ZTS continues to show extreme strength. I have been publicly bullish on this stock for quite some time. We initiated a position within this stock when it was trading in the low $90s and each price target I have placed on this stock has been achieved in a-relatively- short period of time. The stock surpassed our $110 target a few trading days ago and I quickly upped our secondary target to $120.
The stock has since surpassed our secondary price target; going as high as $128.41 before pulling back.
ZTS continues to act bullish and because of that; I am once again setting a new price target on ZTS. I see this stock hitting $150 if the stock market resumes its uptrend.
Any stock hitting new 52 week highs deserves to be on your watchlist.
Add ZTS to your watchlist. There is still potential upside.
THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY (DIS) ____
A premium member winning trade.
I remain bullish on the stock in the longer term. As a reminder, we entered this trade in the low $100s. With a recent high of $147.15; the stock has clearly broken out of a multi-year channel and have provided both premium and free members with a good sized returns.
Disney was on our list of stocks to OUTPERFORM the market in 2019. So far; it's doing one heck of a job. Find out more about that list HERE.
I remain bullish on any stock that continues to make new 52 week highs/all time highs. I am therefore bullish on Disney. With blockbuster hits being released like Toy Story 4 and The Lion King; I suspect we can see $150-$200 within 2019.
Add DIS to your watchlist
ZYNGA INC. (ZNGA) ____
A premium member winning trade. The stock continues to put in new 52 week highs, even in a declining market. With a new 52 week high of $6.65; premium members saw a WHOPPING 90% gain on this stock.
Zynga's stock has since retreated and has broken some key support levels. This gives me reason for pause but not necessarily enough reasons to throw out my bullish thesis. Until other key levels are violated, I am going to stick with my year end price target of $8.
Add ZNGA to your watchlist. I believe the stock is going higher.
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY (BMY) ____
A premium member winning short trade. When opportunities present themselves we try our best to capitalize on price action. In this case; with a recent low of $42.48; we were able to capture north of 20% on this short trade.
Although BMY gained a bit of momentum a few weeks ago; it has not bucked its overall downtrend. And the stock made a new 52 week low.
Add BMY to your short watchlist
EVO PAYMENTS INC. (EVOP) ____
Another HUGE winner in the premium member community. Premium members were able to capitalize on this mid-cap hidden gem. Take note that this stock was also listed on our top stocks to succeed in 2019. Find out more about that list HERE.
With a recent high of $31.93; premium members are up north of 50% from the lower end of our stated entry zone. If the stock continues to act in the manner in which it has; I see $40 in the shorter term.
Add EVOP to your watchlist; a stock with the potential to double written all over it.
JD.com, Inc. (JD) ____
A premium member winning trade. With a recent high of $32.38; premium members were up north of 70% on this trade. I indicated on our last weekly update that JD needs to begin trading over $28 for my bull thesis to remain intact. With a close of $28.77; we are currently above those key levels.
If the overall market does not see a major pullback; I am bullish on JD with a projected price target of $35. Let's continue to monitor.
Walmart, Inc. (WMT) ____
Another premium member winning trade. I have been publicly bullish on WMT since the beginning of 2019 with a price target of $110. With a recent high of $115.49; the market has surpassed that target.
If the overall markets does experience a correction; I see a short term price target of $120.
Pay attention to $115, if we can pass those levels with ease; you know you're on your way.
Add WMT to your watchlist; I see more upside from here.
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