Minervini Power Play

Friday, Nov 17 2017 by

In Minervini's first book there is a small section starting on p253 about Power Play stocks.
Essentially they are pure momentum plays with little regard to fundamentals.

To qualify the following criteria must be met:

1. Stock price up 100% in less than 8 weeks, usually after a period of dormancy.
2. Stock usually moves sideways 3-6 weeks with corrections of max 20-25%
3. Days before the breakout volume will contract considerably.

I have put together a simple screen that shows some candidates both in the UK and Europe.


A fair proportion are classified as Momentum Traps.

Anyone else try this strategy ?

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sirfrank 5th Jan '18 1 of 4

Since reading this post I have used this screen regularly and added the following to my portfolio....

ZOO, GGP, ZIOC, VRS, and last but not least, RPT (up over 120% earlier today, now standing at +85%). Seems to throw up some good punts.

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vik2001 5th Jan '18 2 of 4

NAHL (LON:NAH) is another stock which looks like a minervini stock breaking out after a long period of stagnation, its now in recovery mode, with its stock rank being 99 also, and being decscribed as a super stock. I have opened a small position just to see how it plays out.

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sirfrank 8th Jan '18 3 of 4

More success for this screen! ZOO, GGP and VRS up nicely today.

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jjacob123 7th Apr 4 of 4

How exactly would you take advantage of this when the big 100% gain has already been made, followed by most likely a correction?

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