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Serial Killer Trades: RDNT On the Radar

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One of my favorite strategies from my Hit & Run books is the 1 2 3 Pullback. This is a 3 day pullback in a strongly trending stock — up or down. I created the strategy in the late 1990s after seeing that momentum moves typically don’t see more than 1 to 3 days against […]

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How To Pinpoint Spike Highs & Lows

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Knowing when and where to sell into strength is more of an art than knowing where to buy. But it is critical because if it is an institution’s agenda to trim, they must do so into strength due to the size of their positions. EH came off a Climax Run to 130 in mid-February, unraveling to […]

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Is A Fed Bull Trap In the Wheelhouse?

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QQQ struck a new high on Monday as it satisfied 3 drives to the top of a trendline connecting February and April peaks. This is important resistance. However, after going sideways for virtually 4 months since February, it would not be surprising for a Bull Trap false breakout to play out. Notice a Ghost Line from […]

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Why Jeff Cooper Invented Hit and Run Trading

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The Buy and Hold method bankrupted my father and nearly bankrupted me. So I created a methodology that anticipated market volatility rather than assuming stocks would always go up. In this article, you’ll learn the five principles of my Hit and Run Methodology.How the Buy and Hold Strategy Ruined my FamilyIn the late 1950’s, my […]

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TSP: How I Pinpoint Killer Trades

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TSP is a recent IPO that triggered a Rule of 4 Breakout last week. A Rule of 4 Breakout is a strategy I created in my Hit & Run books over 20 years ago that does a good job of pinpointing explosive moves. It is a breakout over triple tops. TSP ran up from 39 […]

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GDX: The Really Big Picture

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We usually look at the more speculative GDXJ where the junior gold miners reside as this is where the leverage is. Today I want to look at GDX which embodies the more liquid stocks the institutions will come for first. GDX carved out a big wave 2 low in March 2020. As Hit & Run […]

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VXRT & the Rule of 4 Breakout Setup

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Earlier this week VXRT was flagged on the Hit & Run private Twitter feed anticipating a Rule of 4 Breakout. This is a breakout over triple tops. You seldom see triple tops or bottoms in the market. The 4th time through usually seals the deal for follow through, which oftentimes is explosive. The daily VXRT below is […]

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Planet of the Apes

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“But I am just a monkey man I’m glad you are a monkey woman too.” – The Rolling Stones, Monkey Man “They own AMC. We work for them.” – Adam Aron, CEO, AMC “A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public: they thought it was a joke […]

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My Ten Commandments of Trading

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1) Only the humble survive in this game. The best traders have been humbled by the game at some point. All of them. Arrogance comes with a price. That said, successful speculation is a curious cocktail of ego and humility. A great trader balances arrogance and confidence with humility and patience. 2) There are a […]

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What is the Setup In Gold?

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In early June 2020, gold commenced a rally to new all-time highs in early August. The advance ended in 43 trading days. From the early March 2021 low, gold rallied 43 trading days into Tuesday’s peak when it showed a signal reversal bar. Wednesday was a Pause Day. Thursday gold gapped down, testing its rising […]

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