AlphaTrends Trading Room

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Alphatrends Trading Room

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Welcome to the Alphatrends Trading Room, moderated by Brian Shannon. Please read and follow the guidelines below the chat box so we can all receive the most benefit from this service.

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GOALS- THESE ARE THE GOALS OF THE TRADING ROOM.

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It is never the intent to tell people what to do.  The goal is to point out what appear to be low risk high probability ideas for swing trades.  It is up to you to decide if the trade makes sense for your style of trading.  Think of Brian as your coach who calls in the plays but YOU are the player who has to make decisions in the heat of the battle.

To keep our analysis consistent and to make sure we are all looking at the same thing we discuss SPY, not SPX, not ES. If you refer to the S&P 500 please refer to SPY.   We do not look at futures, cash indexes or levered ETFs.  All analysis of indexes is done via the liquid, non levered ETFs.
No changes to swing trade stops will be made in the Trading Room. The stocks that Brian mentions in Trading Room will be ones which have been on our watch list over the last few days and may include new watch list ideas which do not get mentioned in videos. The new ideas should be considered “daytrade ideas” but you may choose to trade them on a longer term basis.

Biotech stocks are considered high risk and should always be traded with smaller than normal size.  Small cap biotechs, in particular, are never suggested for overnight holds.  If you choose to hold longer please be aware of the higher risks in these stocks.

The official swing trade ideas are identified and updated in the videos and on the spread sheet, those are the only times that swing trade stops will be adjusted. There will generally be no real price targets, except “higher “ for longs and “lower” for shorts, the main emphasis will always be RISK MANAGEMENT.
TRADING ROOM TERMINOLOGY
GM- no, we are not talking about General Motors every morning, we are saying Good Morning!
HOD- high of the day
LOD- low of the day
YTD- year to date
WTD- week to date
MA- Moving average
ATH- all time high
ATL- all time low
5 DMA- 5 day moving average, See This Link For More Information
Gap- When a stock opens above or below the previous day close it can dramatically change the setup based on our prior analysis. See This Link For More Information
Pivot, R1, R2, S1, S2- these are the “pivot levels” which are determined by a mathematical formula Fibonacci (Fib level, retracement) See This Link For More Information
VWAP- volume weighted average price
VWAP since event – volume weighted average price since a certain event such as an earnings report or some other catalyst that got the stock moving
Innocent until proven guilty- the stock or market referred to is in an uptrend and that uptrend should be expected to continue as long as the “most recent, relevant higher low” is not violated
Guilty until proven innocent- the stock or market referred to is in a downtrend and the downtrend should be expected to continue as long as the “most recent, relevant lower high” is not violated.

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