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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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I've just bought back the shares I sold earlier ay 43.8p. The chart tightened up nicely for the last few days and when it broke above 44p, I decided to go back from a 1/4 position to a ½ position. I'm a little concerned with the low volume today but it might come yet. M.

It would need to set up again to be another power play. Its extended from its base now. You could buy if it broke through its highs but it would be a much higher risk trade than my original proposal above.I'm not sure what you mean by "played out". I have sold half (23% profit) and moved my stop to breakeven (35.5p). For that remaining…

unwise, like you I subscribe to Mark's service and have found his weekly commentary very helpful. One thing I have noticed is that he often misses perfectly good breakouts and buy points (Weinstein/O'Neil style) and often sells way too soon and misses big moves up. On other occasions, he buys stocks that if someone else had mentioned them I'm pretty sure he would have rejected.…

I bought this on a 35p pivot and then 36p (breakout). Minervini sometimes sets percentage rather than technical stops. Sometimes he staggers his stops so that he can give half of the position more room. The other option he suggests is to take a smaller position and accept a slightly larger stop which means the same risk as a full position with a regular stop.…

Thanks for your comments Paul. For me at the moment this is indeed a simple momentum based power play trade. I'm up over 8% in one day. You may well be right and SOS may well go on to be a big winner but at this late stage of the bull market I'm reluctant to hold onto stocks for too long. This does look like…

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