Follow on to TraderLion conference, this Wednesday’s Long Island talk; Examples of black dot signals; GMI=6 (of 6)


Welcome to new visitors who heard my presentation at the TraderLion annual conference. You may also want to check out my presentation to the Worden  2012 TC2000 users group here. If you are new to this blog you can sign up to receive it by email by completing the box on this page. Scroll down the page and see the list of books I mentioned yesterday.  Also, if you select the Topics tab on this blog you can access   My Favorite Posts or Nicolas Darvas, and view posts you may find interesting. And if you want to hear more from me, please attend the free Long Island Stock Traders Meetup on Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM EST. There may be sufficient time for me to answer questions.

I ran out of time yesterday to show some charts with my new black dot signals. Black dot signals appear on my daily charts when a stock’s daily 10.1 stochastic was <=25 in any of the past 3 days,  has a current price >prior day’s price, and is currently above either its 30 day average or its exp 21 day average. This is what the formula looks like for TC2000 to put the black dot on the chart. My co-instructor has posted a tutorial video (see below) showing how to  put green dot signals on a chart and it can be modified with this formula to place the black dot.


Black and green dot signals only work on stocks that are in an up-trend. You can see how I define and search for up-trends by watching the recording of yesterday’s, June 12, presentation on the TraderLion YouTube site. Green and black dots help me to find stocks that are bouncing from oversold conditions. I prefer to use these indicators as part of a scan I created that identifies stocks that hit an ATH (all-time-high) recently and then became oversold and started to rise. I like this set-up because I am looking for rocket stocks that have rested on the way up and I can place my stop loss just below the bounce and get out with a minimal loss if the stock fails to hold the bounce. Here are several examples. Below, the  chart for PGNY shows the 3 stochastic indicators I use (daily 10.1, 10.4 and 10.4.4). The black dot is based on the daily 10.1 stochastic shown by the gray line. When it is 25 or below, it represents oversold and a good place for me to consider buying only if the stock starts to turn back up. Note that a black dot appears only if the stock has regained its 30 day average or the 21 exp average. Note also the support often found simultaneously at the lower daily 15.2 Bollinger Band.


This black dot  on ALLY happened Friday and showed up in a TC2000 scan I use to find stocks in a yellow band up-trend that have just bounced from oversold. Will this bounce hold?

I love a black dot that occurs  after a GLB (green line break-out). Note the black dot followed by a green dot.


These set-ups work best in a rising market and I monitor market trend each day by my General Market Index (GMI). I post this GMI table each weekend but I update the GMI and T2108 after the close every time I post. The GMI is 6 (of 6) and on a Green signal. When it closes <3 for two consecutive days, it triggers a Red signal and I become more defensive. A GMI=0 is a very bearish signal for me. I also list in the table my short term QQQ trend count, currently indicating the 12th day (U-12)of an up-trend. I use this short term indicator to guide my buying of TQQQ or SQQQ, as discussed yesterday. The 3x leveraged ETF moves fast and requires one to be very nimble. The GMI2 is just a collection of indicators I want to monitor. Note also T2108, which is a pendulum of the market. As I showed in my presentation yesterday, when T2108 registers <10 one should be looking for a major market bottom and consider slowly buying a market index ETF. I tweet signals intraday @WishingWealth. Please follow me,  but understand that you have to evaluate for yourself any break-out or set-up I tweet or post about. I will post on this blog when/if I will offer a not for credit university based course open to the public.




Blog post: $QQQ short term up-trend holds, has now reached 7 days; the GMI remains Green; I hope to see you at this weekend’s free TraderLion first annual trader conference


QQQ held on the edge of the cliff on Friday and the QQQ short term up-trend survived. Thus far, the Sell in May and go away theme has been more right than wrong. I was amazed to run a scan over the weekend for launched rocket stocks and to find only 1% ($GOOGL) among the Nasdaq 100 (the QQQ ETF) stocks, but 7% among the S&P500 stocks and 11% in my watchlist of 730 stocks that have been highlighted in the past on lists of promising stocks on or on the MarketSmith Growth 250 lists. This analysis showed me clearly that the QQQ type tech stocks have not been the place to find winning stocks. So this is why so many traders have opined on social media that this has been a very difficult “hard penny market” of late. Note that in the GMI table below I show that SPY has closed above its critical 10 week average for 18 straight weeks, compared with only the last 2 for the QQQ.

My extraordinary student, Richard Moglen, was introduced to technical analysis during my university honors course for undergraduates and has become passionate about stock trading and educating others. Richard’s youtube tutorials and interviews with accomplished traders are an invaluable educational resource and he has recently joined theTraderLion team.  Richard will introduce me this Saturday to present at  the TraderLion’s  first annual trading conference. Experienced Portfolio Managers, Hedge Fund Managers, US Investing Champions, and Veteran Traders will share their insights at this live event. This free 2-day event will be streamed live on TraderLion’s YouTube channel on Saturday, June 12th and Sunday, June 13th. The presentation topics will range from entry setups to risk management and trading psychology. To stay in the loop visit

TraderLion is dedicated to educating people about trading and I will be pleased to present some of the set-ups and concepts I have developed based on my experience with the trading and investing the past 50+ years. I will speak at 2:30-3:45 and hope to see you there. Please go to the TraderLion site above for more information about the event…..

The GMI remains positive at 6 (of 6).

Blog post: GLB (green line break-out) explained; Some stocks having a GLB last week: $MEC $OMP $TGLS $FLNG $CUBI


One of the most important innovations I developed was the GLB or green line break-out. I like to buy stocks that have advanced to an all-time-high (ATH), consolidated for at least 3 months, and then break out to close at a new ATH. I use TC2000 to draw in the green line on a monthly chart at an ATH and alert me the moment the stock trades above the line. A green line can only be drawn after 3 months (3 monthly bars) have passed since a peak price bar that has not been surpassed (see monthly chart below). I make an exception for recent IPOs when the green line may be drawn after consolidating a few weeks after reaching a peak ATH.

Last December, I posted a weekly chart showing that PGNY had had a GLB at 36.50 and a weekly green bar (WGB). PGNY closed Friday at $64.04,  75% above its GLB.

Here is its monthly chart showing where the green line was drawn.


If I buy a stock after a GLB I sell it immediately  if it closes back below its green line. A failed set-up on which I base my purchase must always be sold. It is preferable for the GLB to occur on above average weekly trading volume. This weekend I identified a few stocks that have met the above criteria last week or a few weeks before. Here are their charts.

It is impossible to tell if any of these stocks’ GLB will fail or if it will rocket higher. I did look up their fundamentals on MarketSmith.  Their IBD Composite scores are MEC (78) OMP (94) TGLS (99) FLNG (98) CUBI (99). All have floats of <30 million shares.

The GMI is 6 (of 6), flashed a Green signal, and the new QQQ short term up-trend has now reached 3 days (U-3). I have begun to purchase TQQQ, the 3X leveraged bullish ETF for QQQ. If this up-trend persists I believe this is where I will likely make the most $$$$. Note that QQQ has now closed back above its 10 week average while SPY has closed above its 10 week average for 17 straight weeks.