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Interests: Stocks

Location: London, England

Twitter: @TacticianTrader

Fantasy Fund: Exile on Wall St.

About Me:

Software developer and stock trader. I apply a Mark Minervini influenced strategy. Primarily focused on US stocks at the moment.

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One of my favourite features on Stockopedia are the Fantasy Funds. It’s great to be able to track your own progress and those of others in near real-time. I have made a concerted effort this year to align my Fantasy Fund with my real life portfolio. The Fantasy Funds have the facility for Limit Orders but not Stop Loss Orders. In my real life portfolio,…

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MySale (LON:MYSL) is a good example of why I follow the Mark Minervini maxim - "Never trade on fundamentals until the chart agrees." If you bottom fish a stock in a downtrend, you're much more likely to wake up one morning to bad news.

"How can anyone possibly predict at what level a falling knife will bottom out at? They usually bottom out at a level far below what people initially imagine." Couldn't agree more.

herbie, I agree that it's sometimes difficult to align a Fantasy Fund with a real portfolio. You've got the 20 minute delay and also you can't buy within the spread as you can in real life. That's a particular disadvantage with small caps. I think those are fairly minor disadvantages though compared with the lack of Stop Loss Orders.

Thanks for the link to the feature requests page. The rules state that a Fantasy Fund must be at least 60% invested. I don't think there's a conflict with stop losses; just because a stop loss has been triggered doesn't necessary mean that this requirement will not be met, unless many stops are triggered at once.

A High Stock rank is not a substitute for a disciplined approach to cutting losers.

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