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Monday, May 1st, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Steadymed Ltd [STDY]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 7.20

WHY: STDY is gathering some momentum just below the 7.50 level and could push higher near term.    

TRIGGER PRICE: >7.26


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Endo Pharmaceuticals [ENDP]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 10.90

WHY: ENDP closed higher in the last session on very strong volume. I expect to see some follow through.    

TRIGGER PRICE: >11.05


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 12.79

WHY: AMD hit oversold levels and popped back up in the last session. It now seems set to make a push higher over the next few sessions.   

TRIGGER PRICE: >12.90


Monday, April 17, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Progenics Pharmaceutical Inc. [PGNX]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 8.45

WHY: PGNX held support near the 8.00 level and has been building momentum. It is now possible that we could see a move to the upside near term.  

TRIGGER PRICE: >8.65


Thursday, April 13, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Aquinox Pharmaceuticals [AQXP]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 14.36

WHY: AQXP hit oversold levels against support earlier this week and now seems set for a possible move back to the upside. 

TRIGGER PRICE: >14.67


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Marvell Technology [MRVL]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 14.96

WHY: MRVL hit oversold levels and held a key support area. It is now possible that we could see a move back to the upside. 

TRIGGER PRICE: >15.05


Monday, April 3, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 14.55

WHY: AMD saw some range expansion on heavy volume in the last session. This suggests that we could see more upside. 

TRIGGER PRICE: >14.80


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Gamestop Corp [GME]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 21.72

WHY: GME is building some momentum at this level and could move higher  from here. 

TRIGGER PRICE: >21.85


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Cliffs Natural Resources [CLF]

PREVIOUS CLOSE:  8.26

WHY: CLF hit oversold levels and held support near the 7.70 level so we are now looking for some follow through to the upside over the next session or two. 

TRIGGER PRICE: >8.32


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

RATING: SELL

STOCK: Cypress Semiconductor [CY]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 13.98

WHY:  CY sold off on decent volume yesterday and the price action is suggesting that we could see more downside. 

TRIGGER PRICE: <13.85


Thursday, March 16, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Regions Financial [RF]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 15.00

WHY:  RF is presently oversold and could make a move back to the upside if it can get above the 15.12 level. TRIGGER PRICE: >15.12


Monday, March 13, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Approach Resources Inc [AREX]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 2.39

WHY: AREX is coming off recent lows and building momentum. It is possible we could see a move to the 2.70 area.   TRIGGER PRICE: >2.45


March 10, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: WPX Energy Inc [WPX]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 12.22

WHY: WPX became oversold against a key support level and now has a high probability of making a move back to the upside.    

TRIGGER PRICE: >12.25


March 8, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: New Gold Inc [NGD]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 2.80

WHY: NGD is among the junior miners that are starting to catch some bids now. It is possible that we could see some follow through to the upside.    

TRIGGER PRICE: >2.82


March 6, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Biocryst Pharma [BCRX]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 7.68

WHY: BCRX has seen a lot of buying lately and there has also been bullish positioning in the options market. It is possible we could see a major breakout and continued push higher.   

TRIGGER PRICE: >7.75


February 28, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 15.20

WHY: AMD is breaking back to the upside on good volume and any break of the 15.45 level should see some follow through. 

TRIGGER PRICE: >15.45


February 27, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Control4 Corp [CTRL]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 15.53

WHY: CTRL is holding in a high, tight flag pattern and could push much higher if it can cross above the 16.00 level . 

TRIGGER PRICE: >16.00


February 22, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Freeport McMoran [FCX]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 14.13

WHY: FCX is currently hitting oversold levels and if it can get back above the 14.50 area we should see a move back to the upside . 

TRIGGER PRICE: >14.50


February 15, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Groupon Inc [GRPN]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 3.78

WHY: GRPN closed above its 20DMA on strong volume and now looks like it could follow through to the upside and possibly test the 4.15 area. 

TRIGGER PRICE: >3.85


February 13, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Immunomedics Inc [IMMU]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 5.23

WHY:  IMMU closed back above the 20DMA on heavy volume and range expansion in the last session. This price action is suggesting that we may see some follow through to the upside. 

TRIGGER PRICE: >5.45


February 8, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Sprint Corp [S]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 8.34

WHY: S is currently oversold and if it can break back above the 8.45 level we should see a quick move back to the upside. 

TRIGGER PRICE: >8.45


February 6, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Weatherford Int'l [WFT]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 6.14

WHY: WFT seems to be gathering some momentum on the Weekly time frame and could push higher if it can take out the resistance up @ the 6.35-6.40 area. 

TRIGGER PRICE: >6.45


February 2, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Entero Medics Inc [ETRM]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 8.38

WHY: ETRM held support around the 5.95 level and made a strong move back towards the 20DMA on very good volume. The price action is now suggesting that we could see some follow through near term.  

TRIGGER PRICE: >8.75


February 1, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: MBIA Inc [MBI]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 10.20

WHY: MBI is currently oversold and holding against support @ the 10.00 area. Its possible that we could now see a move back to the upside.  

TRIGGER PRICE: >10.50


January 30, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Torchlight Energy [TRCH]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 1.82

WHY: TRCH made new closing highs on decent volume and now seems set for further upside over the near term.  

TRIGGER PRICE: >1.85


January 26, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Tidewater Inc [TDW]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 2.45

WHY: TDW seems to have found some support near the 2.20 level and is now set to make a move back to the upside. 

TRIGGER PRICE: >2.55


January 24, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Magal Security Systems [MAGS]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 6.60

WHY: MAGS is showing signs of strength and we should see some follow through to the upside. 

TRIGGER PRICE: >6.75


January 23, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Tucows Inc. [TCX]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 43.15

WHY: TCX has broken to new highs and seems set for possible follow through to the upside. 

TRIGGER PRICE: >43.85


January 19, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Endo International PLC [ENDP]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 13.17

WHY: ENDP has hit oversold levels and seems to be finding some support around the 13.00 level. If it can get back above 13.25 we could see a move back to the upside.  

TRIGGER PRICE: >13.25


January 18, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Weatherford International Ltd [WFT]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 5.42

WHY: WFT found some support at 5.17 and is now making a move back to the upside. A break above 5.55 should see some upside momentum. 

TRIGGER PRICE: >5.55


January 17, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Advanced Micro Devices Inc [AMD]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 10.58

WHY: AMD hit oversold levels last week and now seems set for a possible reversal to the upside.         

TRIGGER PRICE: >10.80


January 12, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Petroleo Brasileiro [PBR]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 11.54

WHY: PBR saw some volume and range expansion and now seems set to make a move higher near term.         

TRIGGER PRICE: >11.62


January 10, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: JC Penney Co. Inc. [JCP]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 7.00

WHY: JCP is oversold at current levels and seems to be heavy on the short side so if we get some buying going here we could trigger a short squeeze that should be good for a point or so.         

TRIGGER PRICE: >7.35


January 9, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Zafgen Inc. [ZFGN]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 4.18

WHY: ZFGN has broken above a long base on high volume and rage expansion. This price action is suggesting that we could see more upside.        

TRIGGER PRICE: >4.42


January 6, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Halozyme Therapeutics [HALO]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 12.61

WHY: HALO broke above the 20DMA on very heavy volume and the price action is suggesting that we will see some follow through.       

TRIGGER PRICE: >12.80


January 5, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: US Steel Group [X]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 37.33

WHY: X seems set to make another push towards the previous high and possibly make new highs.       

TRIGGER PRICE: >37.55


January 4, 2017

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Fitbit Inc. [FIT]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 7.94

WHY: There seems to be some momentum building in FIT at this level and we are seeing some range expansion which both suggest that more upside is possible near term.      

TRIGGER PRICE: >8.10


December 27, 2016 

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Newmont Mining Corp[NEM]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 32.46

WHY: There seems to be some buyers stepping in at the current levels and if it can take out the minor resistance at the 33.00 area, we should see some follow through to the upside.     

TRIGGER PRICE: >33.00


December 22, 2016 

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Oclaro Inc [OCLR]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 9.52

WHY: The price action is suggesting that momentum is building in OCLR at current levels and that we could see a continuation to the upside.    

TRIGGER PRICE: >9.60


December 15, 2016 

RATING: SELL

STOCK: Abercrombie & Fitch Co [ANF]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 13.85

WHY: ANF continues to show signs of weakness as more sellers show up. We could see momentum pick up to the downside if it can crack below the 13.80 level.    

TRIGGER PRICE: <13.80


December 13, 2016 

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Taser Int'l Inc [TASR]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 23.52

WHY: TASR Is currently hitting oversold levels against support. If this level of support holds we should see a rebound to the upside near term.   

TRIGGER PRICE: >24.05


December 8, 2016 

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Marvell Technology [MRVL]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 14.37

WHY: MRVL remains strong and seems to be gathering even more momentum at this level. A breal above 14.45 should see higher prices.  

TRIGGER PRICE: >14.45


December 6, 2016 

RATING: SELL

STOCK: Chesapeake Energy Corp. [CHK]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 7.48

WHY: CHK is overbought and pressing against major resistance near the 8.00 level. If there is a pull back and a break below the 7.40 level, we could see a breakdown and test of the 6.50-6.70 area.   

TRIGGER PRICE: <7.40


December 2, 2016 

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Carbonite Inc. [CARB]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 17.70

WHY: CARB is currently approaching oversold levels near minor support at the 17.30 level. It should rally on a close back above the 17.90 level.  

TRIGGER PRICE: >17.90


December 1, 2016 

RATING: SELL

STOCK: MBIA Inc. [MBI]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 10.39

WHY: MBI is hitting extreme overbought levels on declining volume so there is a high probability that we could see a pull back near term.   

TRIGGER PRICE: <10.15


December 1, 2016 

RATING: BUY

STOCK: 3D Systems Corp. [DDD]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 13.85

WHY: DDD is close to oversold levels and is sitting just above minor support @ 13.50-13.70. If this level holds, we could see a quick move back to the upside.   

TRIGGER PRICE: >14.15


November 30, 2016 

RATING: BUY

STOCK: JD.com Inc. [JD]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 26.85

WHY: JD is building momentum just below some minor resistance on the daily time frame. If it can break above 27.05 we should see a decent move higher.  

TRIGGER PRICE: >27.05


November 29, 2016 

RATING: SELL

STOCK: Allscripts Inc. [MDRX]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 11.27

WHY: MDRX is overbought at this level and should start to turn lower once it breaks below the 11.10 level.  

TRIGGER PRICE: <11.10


November 23, 2016 

RATING: SELL

STOCK: International Game Technology. [IGT]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 27.29

WHY: IGT is breaking down on heavy volume after hitting overbought levels. This move should pick up momentum if it can brak below 26.70 level.  

TRIGGER PRICE: <26.70


November 22, 2016 

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Marathon Oil Corp. [MRO]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 16.48

WHY: MRO is tapping againts resistance near the 16.50-16.80 price level but momentum is building.  If it can get  above the 16.90 level, we will could seea breakout to the upside. 

TRIGGER PRICE: >16.90


November 21, 2016 

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Endologix Inc. [ELGX]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 7.70

WHY: ELGX is oversold and ther are signs that some buyuers may be stepping in. If it can get back above the 7.90 level, then we could see an attempt to close the gap.  

TRIGGER PRICE: >7.90


November 18, 2016 

RATING: SELL

STOCK: Beazer Homes Inc. [BZH]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 12.51

WHY: BZH is getting a little overbought at this level and we could see a pull back if it crosses back below the 12.30 level.  

TRIGGER PRICE: <12.30


November 18, 2016 

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Cosan Ltd. [CZZ]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 6.98

WHY: CZZ seems to have found some support neat the 6.70-7.00 area and with Sugar futures basing as well it seems we could see pop back to the upside near term.  

TRIGGER PRICE: >7.35


November 17, 2016 

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Coty Inc. [COTY]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 18.35

WHY: COTY seems to be trying to find some footing after sliding over the last week or so. If it can cross back above 18.50 we should the upside momentum pick up.  

TRIGGER PRICE: >18.50


November 16, 2016 

RATING: BUY

STOCK: JD.com Inc. [JD]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 26.41

WHY: JD is rallying out of an oversold condition and the price action is suggesting that we could see some major follow through if it gets above the 27.05 level. 

TRIGGER PRICE: >27.05


November 15, 2016 

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Barrick Gold Corp. [ABX]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 14.64

WHY: Back on November 2nd I posted a short/sell recommendation for ABX ( scroll down) and it worked out beautifully. Now ABX is oversold and its time to go long/buy as we could see a run to the upside if it can get above the 15.25 level. 

TRIGGER PRICE: >15.25


November 14, 2016 

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Square Inc. [SQ]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 11.88

WHY: SQ is recovering from a recent oversold situation and should pick up upside momentum once it crosses above the 12.05 level

TRIGGER PRICE: >12.05


November 11, 2016 

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Carbonite Inc.  [CARB]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 17.35

WHY: CARB continues to break higher amid signs of increased institutional activity

TRIGGER PRICE: >17.90


November 10, 2016 

RATING: SELL

STOCK: LABD Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3x ETF [LABD]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 16.18

WHY: The strength in Biotechs should continue to put pressure on LABD in the near term. 

TRIGGER PRICE: <15.55


November 9, 2016 

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Fitbit Inc. [FIT]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 8.69

WHY: FIT is extremely oversold at this level and if it can get back above the 9.17 level, we should see a move back to the 10.00-10.50 area. .  

TRIGGER PRICE: >9.20


November 7, 2016 

RATING: BUY

STOCK: Cosan Ltd [CZZ]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 8.34

WHY: CZZ made a new 52 week high back on October 24th and has backed off that level. The volume and price exhaustion are signs that the downside is overdone and we could see a move up near term.  

TRIGGER PRICE: >8.70


November 7, 2016 

RATING: SELL

STOCK: Brocade Communications Systems Inc [BRCD]

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 12.28

WHY: BRCD hit extreme overbought levels and is now set to see some weakness on profit taking. The move down should accelerate if it can take out the 12.20  area.      

TRIGGER PRICE: >12.20


November 4, 2016 BUY: CORT

WHAT: Corcept Therapeutics 

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 7.89

WHY: CORT continues to build upside momentum and seems set for another push higher on the weekly time frame. This momentum should be more evident if it can cross above that 8.25 level.     

TRIGGER PRICE: >8.25


November 3, 2016 BUY: MU

WHAT: Micron Technology Inc

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 16.68

WHY: MU is currently oversold and if it can hold the support around the 16.50 level we should see a move back to the upside.     

TRIGGER PRICE: >16.90


November 3, 2016 SELL: SLV

WHAT: iShares Silver ETF.

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 17.56

WHY: SLV is starting to pullback from a near term overbought situation on the daily time frame. If it can break below the 17.30 level we should see downside momentum pick up.     

TRIGGER PRICE: <17.30


November 2, 2016 SELL: ABX

WHAT: Barrick Gold Corp.

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 18.41

WHY: ABX is hitting overbought levels as it runs into near term resistance at the $19.00 level . A failure at this level will see a sharp reversal to the downside.    

TRIGGER PRICE: <18.10


November 2, 2016 BUY: PBR

WHAT: Petroleo Brasieiro 

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 11.09

WHY: PBR is  hitting oversold levels and is sitting just above its 50DMA. A turn up in Oil ( which has a similar technical picture) should se PBR breaking back up.    

TRIGGER PRICE: >11.70


November 1, 2016 BUY: MEET

WHAT: MeetMe Inc.

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 4.89

WHY: MEET hit near term oversold levels yesterday and put in a hammer on the daily time frame. It is now possible that we could see some buyers step in here and fuel a move to the upside.   

TRIGGER PRICE: >5.05


October 30, 2016 BUY: ON

WHAT: ON Semiconductor Corp

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 11.53

WHY: ON is entering oversold levels on the daily time frame and will test its 50DMA and an area of support near the 11.40-11.50 area. If these levels hold, ON should turn and make a run back to recent highs.   

TRIGGER PRICE: >11.95


October 30, 2016 SELL: AA

WHAT: Alcoa Inc

PREVIOUS CLOSE: 28.37

WHY: AA is currently hitting extreme overbought levels on the Daily time frame and it is possible that we could see a pull back over the next session or two.  

TRIGGER PRICE: <28.05


October 27, 2016 Stock To Buy: FDX

WHAT: Fedex Corp

WHY:  FDX is breaking out of a tight flag on volume. This suggests that we could see strong continuation to the upside. 

TRIGGER PRICE: >173.75


October 26, 2016 Stock To Buy: UNG

WHAT: United States Natural Gas Fund

WHY: UNG has hit oversold levels and is showing signs that some demand/buying is kicking in. This should see a move to the upside in the near term. 

TRIGGER PRICE: >8.65


October 25, 2016 Stock To Buy: VZ

WHAT: Verizon Communications (VZ)

WHY: VZ is oversold and showing signs of exhaustion here. It s possible that we could see a tune back to the upside near term.

TRIGGER PRICE: >48.85


October 24, 2016 Stock To Buy: PG

WHAT: Proctor & Gamble  (PG)

WHY: PG is showing price and volume exhaustion at current levels which  could lead to a move up out of the oversold conditions. 

TRIGGER PRICE: >84.85


October 20, 2016 Stock To Buy: XON

WHAT: Intrexon Corp (XON)

WHY: XON is recovering from a near term oversold level on very good volume. I am also seeing some buying in the December calls as well so it is very possible that it is getting ready for another leg up.  

TRIGGER PRICE: >27.25


October 19, 2016 Stocks To Buy: MBLY

WHAT: Mobileye NV (MBLY)

WHY: MBLY is showing signs after putting in price and volume exhaustion moves near the 37.00 level. 

TRIGGER PRICE: > 37.85


October 17, 2016 Stock To Buy: WYNN

WHAT: Wynn Resorts (WYNN)

WHY: WYNN has found some support near the 91.00 level and is showing signs of price and volume exhaustion. This usually indicates that there is a high probability that a stock is about to turn. 

TRIGGER PRICE: > 91.80

Track Record & Performance

* I have been trading the system since 2005 but I started sharing the trades under IVtrades in 2009*