Top Trades – Early May 2021

Top Trade Update - Early May

Concerns about potentially overheated cryptocurrency and tech sectors, global unrest and inflation fears have all driven market turbulence. In this type of market, gains can be found in sectors will perform well with increased consumer demand (industrial metals) and those that have been underperforming (energy). Experts who have seen cycles come and go are invaluable in these times. While some of these gains may not seem massive compared to prior months, we are purposefully featuring Top Trades that represent excellent risk/reward bets – megacap names, sector ETFs. Follow these experts on the Trade Exchange!

MO: +20% in 22 weeks – The Fibocall

Gary Berman of The Fibocall uses Fibonacci-based technical analysis for broker/dealers and family offices. In late January Gary wrote: “The March 2020 spike low was the clear bottom for MO. Higher lows were made while some backing and filling occurred. We’re looking for higher and a close above the 200 day weighted moving average @ 51.60 to ADD to longs.”

TSCO: +16% in 8 weeks – Alpha Insights

Another opportunity emerged for Alpha Insights with an excellent risk/reward profile. Jeffrey Huge provided this idea in mid-March: “The shares of Tractor Supply Co (TSCO) have resolved a classic patterned based formation and checked back for an opportunistic entry point. The bullish inflection above $160 projects a measured move to approximately $199. We entered the trade at $171.50 and set our stop-loss provision at $148 for a 4:1 positive risk skew.”

PICK: +16% in 10 weeks – ETF Trend Sense

In a market where hot sectors cool down, opportunity emerges in sectors that respond to demand. Sal Mangano of TradingStockAlerts.com, publisher of the ETF Trend Sense product: “The prices of copper, aluminum, tin, lead and nickel have all been rising recently as traders bet on a resurgent global economy based on vaccinations pandemic, central bank involvement and fiscal stimulus. This ETF is comprised of miners of industrial metals only. As metals prices increase, profit margins for miners should increase as well. Note that bond yields have widened lately and some investors are beginning to worry about inflation. A common hedge against inflation is, you guessed it, an investment in commodities. We think this ETF has more room to run as tech seems to be slowing down and traders look for a bull market in an alternate sector.”

CYH: +14% in 1 week – Turbo Trading Swing Trade Membership

One of our top experts moves into a different sector to find profits. Bob Knight of Turbo Trading: “Stock held the rising channel line and broke out through lateral resistance. Its chart strength indicated additional upside, and we were able to take quick profits in an unsteady market.”

XLE: +7% in 3 weeks – Sector & Group Rotation Swing Trades

Our experts provide ideas that tell you when to move into long-neglected sectors. Serge Berger of The Steady Trader, publisher of Sector & Group Rotation Swing Trades: “The energy sector, after significant multi-year underperformance against the broader equity markets, is at a turning point to squeeze higher and surprise underweighted investors. Many if not most institutional investors are underweighting the energy sector. The energy sector ETF (XLE) has already begun to show better relative and absolute performance, but could now be on the verge of really forcing underinvested funds to chase this sector higher.”

SLB: +5% in 1 wk – Altos Trading Stock Alert System

Another opportunity in the energy sector with a global mega-gap name. Jeff Tompkins of Altos Trading uses an algorithm-based approach to identify profitable trading opportunity based on price trends. On April 29 he identified an “oil and gas trend line breakout” with Schlumberger, a massive oilfield service company with a global presence. Less than a week later he booked a solid gain in a turbulent market.

DISCLAIMER: While these ideas (dates, times and purchase/sale prices for entry and exits) have been documented within Trade Exchange’s system, these are examples of past performance and not an indicator or promise of future performance. Individuals who follow experts featured on the Trade Exchange assume all risks and take full responsibility for unveiling and following ideas, whether they execute trades in their linked brokerage account through the Trade Exchange app or in their brokerage accounts that are not linked via the Trade Exchange app. Trade Exchange strongly encourages everyone to review all the trades posted by a partner, as many lose money. All results –  including entry and exit prices – are available for review.

Top Trades – Late April 2021

Top Trade Update - Late April

Late April’s Top Trades include a promising provider of vaccines to combat Covid-19 variants as well as electrical vehicles and payments. Bob Knight’s Swing Trade Membership delivers another big winner, while other experts use objective approaches to identify short-term profit windows. We are also delighted to feature Sal Mangano’s ETF Trend-Sense product for the first time, which has been consistently identifying profitable opportunities focused exclusively on ETFs.

OCGN: +49% in 2 days – Turbo Trading 

One of our top experts identifies an opportunity with a company combatting Covid-19 variants: Bob Knight from Turbo Trading wrote on April 21: “Strong phase 3 interim results for OCGN out of India. Pull back to support at this level. Would look for a double.” With a strong move less than 48 hours later, Bob booked a 42% gain for his followers. Bob is always on the lookout for opportunities with OCGN and other breakout candidates through his Swing Trade Membership product.

NIO: +16% in 1 week – RajCAP Swing Cycles

A disciplined objective approach helps to identify near-term opportunities in the hot EV sector. On April 20 Rajendra Parmar wrote: “Trend reversal” for NIO, the Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer. For those of you who are not yet familiar with Rajendra’s other top trades, he’s an adherent of the Elliott wave trading system that identifies objective swing trading opportunities with attractive risk/reward ratios.

IJK: +14% in 3 months – ETF Trend-Sense

As the name indicates, Sal Mangano’s ETF Trend-Sense focuses on ETFs with improving price trends and room to run. This Top Trade illustrates how his approach effectively balances risk and rewards. On January 11, Sal recommended IJK, the iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF. “IJK has been on our radar. We have seen mid-cap ETFs putting in strong performances and it appears safe to jump on that bandwagon now. A resumption of strength we first noted in early November is just now coming into play. It looks primed to break through that level to new highs.”

PYPL: +14% in 10 days – Bahama Capital

Patrick Moorhead identifies a near-term profit opportunity in a global payments leader. “PayPal’s technology and digital payments capabilities enable digital and mobile payments, benefitting consumers and merchants. Their two-sided global platform will benefit from the steady post-Covid recovery.”

DISCLAIMER: While these ideas (dates, times and purchase/sale prices for entry and exits) have been documented within Trade Exchange’s system, these are examples of past performance and not an indicator or promise of future performance. Individuals who follow experts featured on the Trade Exchange assume all risks and take full responsibility for unveiling and following ideas, whether they execute trades in their linked brokerage account through the Trade Exchange app or in their brokerage accounts that are not linked via the Trade Exchange app. Trade Exchange strongly encourages everyone to review all the trades posted by a partner, as many lose money. All results –  including entry and exit prices – are available for review.

Top Trades – Early April 2021

Top Trade Update - Early April

Our experts continued to book solid top trades during the first half of April. There are four new companies and two new experts in this list. Follow these experts and others on the Trade Exchange App. If you have not done so already, download it in the App Store or on Google Play

If you have not checked out the app recently, now’s a good time to take a look. We’re showing additional detail to give you a better sense of the trade prior to unveiling it. Also, read more about the experts you are following under “Following” or look for others by clicking on New Experts. Hit the Details button or the expert’s name to learn more about their approach and see all the closed trades they’ve provided on the Trade Exchange. 

VUZI: +51% in 10 days – Raspo’s Swing Trades

A new expert delivers April’s top trade on a familiar name. Josh Raspopovich: “Vuzix is an AR-smart glasses company riding tailwinds from Covid shutdowns. Their existing contracts with the Department of Defense, Verizon and leading healthcare organizations are just the beginning of the exponential growth that is starting to be realized. The company CEO believes their upcoming consumer product has the potential to replace/augment smartphone usage as we know it. ARK Invest began adding shares two weeks ago, and we are buying the dip before this start making new highs again soon.”

PLBY: +42% in 1 week – viditrade

A decades-old company delivers a lucrative return within a week. “Playboy, yes that one, has recently tripled up to $32. This week’s pullback is attacking my line in the sand at $24, which now allows one more upleg, approaching $38.50.”

OPTT: +23% in 2 days – Tom’s Stock Picks

One of our experts describes his thought process as he delivers and updates ideas for his followers. Tom Waller: “The company had an acquisition in early February (3Dent Technology) and also had a patent approved earlier this year. I was aiming to buy below $2.80 for a swing and set the entry price at $2.95 so the trade would be visible to customers for longer. The chart started to look weak two days later, so I provided an update to book profits around $3.30.”

BAC: +22% in 8 weeks – SmarTrend Premier Portfolio Trading Ideas

Some top trades emerge from mega-cap stocks. To identify their ideas, SmarTrend uses a library of 300 proprietary indicators, which yield buy and sell signals. When the timing is right, a sum total profits taken across short time periods can yield greater profits than a single trade over the longer term. Their algorithm generated a buy signal for Bank of America in mid-February and booked a nice profit two weeks ago.

LNDC: +17% in 4 days – Aspen Trading

This opportunity was uncovered through a combination of objective and subjective technical indicators. Dave Floyd, Aspen Trading: “Objectively, the 1-month rate of change crossed below -15%, which has historically represented strong mean-reversion opportunities. We also got a subjective indicator, a rounded ‘cup’ of support where support intersected with .618 Fibonacci retracement.”

MSTR: +16% in 3 weeks – Peak Analytics Technical Trade Alerts

Bitcoin volatility yields other opportunities to capture short-term profits across the crytocurrency ecosystem. Tim Walsh, Peak Analytics: “We see BTC/USD completing what appears to us to be  an “abc” downside correction and fully anticipate a short-term rally to commence as long as support holds at 50,358.09. We are playing this anticipated move up in BTC via shares of Microstrategy (MSTR). When things are good for BTC, things are typically great for MSTR.”

DISCLAIMER: While these ideas (dates, times and purchase/sale prices for entry and exits) have been documented within Trade Exchange’s system, these are examples of past performance and not an indicator or promise of future performance. Individuals who follow experts featured on the Trade Exchange assume all risks and take full responsibility for unveiling and following ideas, whether they execute trades in their linked brokerage account through the Trade Exchange app or in their brokerage accounts that are not linked via the Trade Exchange app. Trade Exchange strongly encourages everyone to review all the trades posted by a partner, as many lose money. All results –  including entry and exit prices – are available for review.

Trade Exchange Founder Series – Terry Donahue, Bull & Bear Trading

Terry Donahue has been one of the top performing experts on the Trade Exchange platform since its inception. His approach is “opportunistic,” combining elements of technical, fundamental and quantitative analysis. He labels this fusion of perspectives “rational analysis.” Terry believes the market has unrealistic expectations of what can normally be made on a trade and it will become increasingly difficult to pick winners. It’s always great to hear Terry’s thoughts on the market – check this interview out!

Trade Exchange Founder Series – Joey Zhou, SmarTrends

Trade Exchange Founder Series - Joey Zhou, SmarTrends

Dongping (Joey) Zhou of SmarTrend uses proprietary quantitative models to analyze pricing data in real time. While SmarTrend believes the stock market is efficient, they also feel it moves erratically due to investors’ emotions, yielding short-term buying opportunities. Hear how Joey and SmarTrend use proprietary algorithms that generate buy and sell signals, and how they can be used to break up a profitable trend into several, more profitable shorter-term trades. Their approach is perfectly suited for a platform like Trade Exchange!

Trade Exchange Founder Series – Rick Ackerman

Trade Exchange Founder Series - Rick Ackerman

In Rick Ackerman’s hyper-objective trading world, “fundamentals don’t exist.” While it’s a slight overstatement, this honest perspective is very refreshing, and it’s one of the reasons why he’s a consistent strong performer on the Trade Exchange. Every pick is based on the Rick’s technical interpretation of the stock chart, defining a “mechanical entry point” driven by a stock’s violent price action. Watch this interview and hear more about Rick’s approach and why he is able to consistently deliver profitable ideas, even in a bear market.

Trade Exchange Founder Series – Jeff Huge – Alpha Insights

Interview with Jeff Huge - Alpha Insights

We are proud to have professionals like Jeff Huge of Alpha Insights delivering stock tips on our platform. Jeff has over three decades’ worth of experience working on both the sell and buy side. He publishes a monthly 100-page research report for institutional clients and also manages money for his family office. Jeff’s disciplined approach focuses on price, analyzing a stock’s trading patterns, momentum and relatively strength. Hear Jeff’s views on recent stimulus packages and his take on cryptocurrencies.

Trade Exchange Founder Series – Tim Fortier

Trade Exchange Founder Series - Alpha Chartist Tim Fortier

Tim Fortier of Alpha Chartist talks about his experience and evolving approach to identifying ideas. He began his career finding “cup and handle” formations on printed stock charts received in the mail. The tools have evolved and Tim has added more to his arsenal, but this discipline remains. Tim focuses on fundamentals like risk management, the power of compounding and removing emotion from trading. Mike and Tim discuss a couple of example trades – the first being HEXO – a company in a strong sector with a strong earnings, revenue and EDITDA profile. They also discuss Sorrento Therapeutics, which emerged from two of Tim’s screens: a strong-performing sectors and high options volume.

Trade Exchange Founder Series – Barry Steinman

Trade Exchange Founder Interviews - Barry Steinman

Barry Steinman has delivered impressive results since joining the Trade Exchange, with over a 100% return (as of 2/18/2021). 91% of his ideas have been winners and his average winner has returned 63%. Learn about how his tracking of macro trends (new administration, Covid-19, China) and his experience with commodities and equities exchanges influence his stock picks. He reviews his thinking behind some of his picks (TIGR, SGBX, AG). And he sheds light on the value provided by Reddit communities and looks to the future.

Trade Exchange Founder Series – Michael Levin – We Trade Setups

Trade Exchange Founder Interviews - Mike Levin - We Trade Setups

Learn more about Mike Levin and We Trade Setups – how he captures short-term profits by combining technical and fundamental analysis. Mike finds stocks poised for rapid, highly profitable “movement in the middle” using classic setups in pricing charts. If you believe in this approach but lack the time or experience to do the analysis yourself, follow We Trade Setups on the Trade Exchange! Mike has had a 60% return and an 80% win rate across all of his picks since partnering with us.