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Over the last few months, I have had a few successes with what Minervini calls power plays. These are stocks that go up by 100% or more in an eight week (or less) period, then consolidate/correct without correcting more than 20-25%, then finally move back up and through their high (at the top of the initial increase). The buy point is just above this high…

Ocado (LON:OCDO) is not a share I would normally consider but it has popped up on a Minervini Power Play screen. Minervini looks for 100% share price increase in eight weeks (it took nine weeks for Ocado) followed by a consolidation/correction period where the price corrects by no more than 20-25% in 2-6 weeks. Ocado (LON:OCDO) has corrected by about 21% (550-432) and is now…

I have found that the William O'Neil screen is a great source of growth share ideas. Microgen (LON:MCGN) was added to his screen on Friday after the share popped above its 50 day MA for the first time in a while. I currently have a 50% position in Microgen and have held throught recent weakness. I bought when the price looked like it was going…

Guys,can I ask for your help.I've been investing now for a couple of decades, I have a maths degree and I'm fairly savvy, but I am really struggling to know what to do with this "return of value to shareholders". I have read the tender offer several times but still I am unsure what to do. I'm not asking for advice, just any experience anyone…



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Yeah, Tern was a real winner. Unfortunately I got stopped out of it only for it to move up the next day (I think on some rumour or another). I'm minded to give power plays a wee bit more room to move (maybe 12% instead of my usual 8% stop) and just take a smaller position size as the upside can be very quick and…

Maybe the most important thing about rules based investing is that you stick to the rules! Otherwise it is pointless having them. I sold ASOS (LON:ASC) at a 7% loss yesterday only to see it recover past my sell point. Now Of course that's frustrating, but my sell wasn't "wrong". Sure, I could have waited and sold at a better price or held on and…

I have tried all these options and nothing is perfect. I have my ISA with IG and the problem there is, as you say, the 0.3% + 0.3% fx commision. Hopeless for swing trading. If my average win is 10% and average loss is 5%, these then become 9.4% and 5.6%, a big difference. I also like to pyramid into a sale and scale out…

I was stopped out of IG Group (LON:IGG) before it bounced back powerfully. I might get back in if it tightens up over the next few days or weeks.Robert Walters (LON:RWA) hit my buy stop of £6.94 so I doubled up on this one. It does look very promising technically. I'm now only in 4 stocks and getting more bearish on the market by the…

I bought some IG Group (LON:IGG) just over a week ago at £8.30 and after a brief pullback, bought some more at £8.38. I've set my stop loss at £7.70. I feel this one needs to move up quickly from here and get some traction, but I like the tight price action prior to the results and the price action on Friday was quite encouraging.…

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