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  Active Trader New Plays

Dividends and Oil
New Bullish Play | Sunday, January 23rd, 2005
This oil trust has a huge dividend yield and a bullish chart pattern that is sure to grab the bulls' interest.

A Bad Year
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, January 19th, 2005
This diversified media stock is having a bad year!

Rising Tides
New Bullish Play | Sunday, January 16th, 2005
This shipping/oil-tanker stock is bouncing from support.

Defense back on the offensive
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, January 12th, 2005
These two defense-related issues look ready to power higher again.

This Gas Stock Looks Ready to Pop
New Bullish Play | Sunday, January 9th, 2005
After more than a month of consolidating sideways this natural gas play looks ready to rise.

Breaking Support with Volume
New Bearish Play | Sunday, January 9th, 2005
This retailer is breaking support after what looks like a double-top pattern.

Ready for a new leg
New Bullish Plays | Tuesday, December 28th, 2004
As we approach the new year these two stocks look ready for the next leg higher.

Packaging, Chemicals and Banking
New Bullish Play | Tuesday, December 21st, 2004
Tonight's new bullish candidates all looked poised to move higher.

Spicy!
New Bullish Play | Tuesday, December 14th, 2004
After six weeks of consolidation this stock is breaking out to new highs.

Bounce From Support
New Bullish Play | Monday, December 13th, 2004
This non-oil related energy stock is bouncing from long-term rising support.

New Relative Highs
New Bullish Play | Sunday, December 12th, 2004
From a positive earnings report to filling the gap these two bullish candidates look tempting.

The Channel Has Broken
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, December 8th, 2004
After six months of channeling higher this energy stock is breaking down.

Banks to Medical Supplies
New Bullish Play | Sunday, December 5th, 2004
One's ready to pop. The other has already started.

Two more buyable breakouts
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, December 1st, 2004
Today's new bullish candidates look poised for the next leg higher.

Round 2 for Oil
New Bullish Play | Monday, November 22nd, 2004
The oil sector looks poised for a new leg higher. We're adding two new candidates with triggers to catch the move.

Fill The Gap
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, November 17th, 2004
This drug stock looks unnecessarily oversold and two recent upgrades should give it a boost.

Play Some Heavy Metal
New Bullish Play | Sunday, November 14th, 2004
That's right. We're adding some metal(s) to our play list.

Energy On the Move
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, November 10th, 2004
We are adding a broad range of energy-related stocks to the play list as bullish candidates

Profit Taking Continues
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, November 10th, 2004
After months of steady gains a disappointing earnings report has prompted a quick change in direction.

Vulnerable
New Bearish Play | Sunday, November 7th, 2004
These two stocks look poised for further declines

Medical Devices to Insurance
New Bearish Play | Sunday, October 24th, 2004
We're adding two more bearish candidates to the list and the both look poised for more weakness. Check out the monthly chart on our insurance play.

Bowling to Beans
New Bullish Play | Sunday, October 17th, 2004
We're adding a couple of relative strength winners on the non-tech bullish play list today.

Tarnishing
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, October 13th, 2004
This specialty retailer is seeing its share tarnish as the stock sets another new lower high.

Could It Be?
New Bullish Play | Monday, October 4th, 2004
Could we be seeing the beginning of an earnings run in this gambling-related stock?

Insurance looks tempting
New Bullish Play | Sunday, October 3rd, 2004
The insurance sector looks attractive for bullish positions since it's not so extended and turning higher.

Market Turns South
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004
We're going to take advantage of the market weakness to add some more shorts.

A Quintuple-top breakout
New Bullish Play | Sunday, September 19th, 2004
It's not every day you see this sort of technical breakout on the P&F charts.

Bearish Engulfing Candlestick
New Bearish Play | Sunday, September 19th, 2004
We're adding this medical supplies stock to the list as a short due to some technical weakness.

Triple-bottom Breakdown
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, September 15th, 2004
After a big run this retailer is starting to see some distribution.

Under pressure
New Bearish Play | Sunday, September 12th, 2004
Auto parts makers are under pressure now that Visteon has warned.

Tuning Out
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, September 8th, 2004
This radio broadcaster is hitting new three-week lows and looks ready to begin another major leg lower.

Oil Service Stocks Soar
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, September 1st, 2004
The oil and oil service stocks have been slowing gaining momentum ad they try and turn around. Well today they really saw some buying pressure.

Down on its luck
New Bearish Play | Sunday, August 29th, 2004
Absolutely no participation in the market's rally and a steady stream of lower highs has this stock poised for a big fall.

Take A Swing
New Bullish Play | Sunday, August 22nd, 2004
One company puts more swing in your game while the other could be said to put more swing in your step.

Banking Bulls
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, August 18th, 2004
With financials on the move higher we wanted to play a banking stock that still had room to move.

A Sweet Deal
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, August 11th, 2004
It's a tough market to find bullish plays but this stock may have put in a significant bottom.

No Steak For You!
New Bearish Play | Sunday, August 8th, 2004
Concerns over a slowing economy and disappointing spending could impact this restaurant.

REIT Breakout
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, August 4th, 2004
The entire sector has been out performing the markets recently.

Stepping Lower
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, July 28th, 2004
This footwear maker has been struggling lately and it looks ready to take a big step lower.

When $1 isn't good enough
New Bearish Play | Sunday, July 25th, 2004
The $1.00 store industry has been a weak spot in the market and the next leg down may be about to start.

Two Choices Same Sector
New Bullish Play | Sunday, July 18th, 2004
Is it too late to play energy stocks? It doesn't look like it with these two.

Retailers in a funk
New Bearish Play | Sunday, July 11th, 2004
Market pundits are calling June a slump for the whole economy, especially for the consumer.

Mining Stocks Shine
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, July 7th, 2004
The gold and silver index surged nearly 4% on Wednesday while breaking through resistance at the 90 level. Looking for a relative strength winner in the group points us to...

Rising energy
New Bullish Play | Sunday, July 20th, 2004
Energy stocks have been consistent winners for investors lately and we've found another one that is hitting new five-year highs.

Rocking Retail
New Bullish Play | Sunday, June 20th, 2004
With the Retail index recently blasting to new all-time highs, this stock really caught fire on Friday, pushing to new 4-year highs.

Channel Surfing
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, June 20th, 2004
No, we're not talking about television habits. This clothing retailer is headed toward the other side of its channel.

Weak Foundation
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, June 16th, 2004
We haven't yet seen the Housing sector break down, but this home builder is looking weak, having seen a sharp rise in selling volume after yesterday's earnings report.

Cold Pizza
New Bearish Play | Sunday, June 6th, 2004
Shares of this restaurant have gone stale over the past there months and now they look ready to crumble.

Ready To Soar
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, June 2nd, 2004
Despite soaring fuel costs, the Airline sector has been looking stronger lately and this stock looks ready to break out above strong resistance and soar higher.

Bucking For A Breakout
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, May 26th, 2004
With the broad market trying to put in a bottom, we're looking for strong stocks likely to get stronger in the weeks ahead. This two bullish candidates look ready to break significant resistance and we want to go along for the ride.

The bottom is in.
New Bullish Play | Sunday, May 23rd, 2004
After a very steep fall in April this stock appears to have put in a new level of support.

No Bounce
New Bearish Play | Sunday, May 23rd, 2004
After getting crushed for its disappointing earnings there has been no bounce in shares of this drug stock and it looks ready for the next leg down.

Time To Pounce
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, May 19th, 2004
We've been looking at this Basic Materials stock as a bearish play candidate for the past week, waiting for a great entry point and it looks like it is here now.

Breaking Barriers
New Bearish Play | Sunday, May 9th, 2004
While this biopharmaceutical company breaks medical barriers, its stock price threatens to break through a barrier of its own.

Breathe Deep
New Bullish Play | Sunday, May 2nd, 2004
Here's a relative strength play that has been unaffected by the market's weakness.

One More Chance
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, April 28th, 2004
Traders that missed the recent rally in Oil Service stocks may be getting another chance, with the market-wide pullback today. After breaking out following yesterday's earnings report, this stock looks like it is going to test that broken resistance before continuing higher.

Dead Cat Bounce
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, April 28th, 2004
Tipping over hard in the wake of earnings, this popular gaming stock has really lost favor over the past week. With one feeble rebound attempt over the past couple days, it looks like the stock is ready to commence the next leg of its bearish journey.

Going Plastic
New Bullish Play | Sunday, April 25th, 2004
We're going to buck the trend a bit here and outline a bullish play on this personal household products maker.

Commodity Play
New Bearish Play | Sunday, April 25th, 2004
With Gold and Copper prices falling on the prospects of rising inflation, it's time to take advantage of the move with a stock that is caught in the crosshairs of this bearish action.

Dynamic Duo
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, April 21st, 2004
With one pulling back to support and the other set to break out, this pair of outperformer both look set to break to new all-time highs.

From one Mentor to the Next
New Bullish Play | Sunday, April 18th, 2004
Medical device supplies has been a profitable business for this company and its rivals.

Support Failing
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, April 14th, 2004
After months of trying to build a base for a new rally, this stock appears to be losing the battle and is on the verge of a major breakdown.

Poised For Action
New Bullish Play | Sunday, April 4th, 2004
Largely immune to the pressures of the broad market, this Defense stock has been coiling in a broad ascending wedge and looks ready to break out.

Price Check
New Bearish Play | Sunday, April 11th, 2004
Stocks in the dollar store industry haven't been doing that well and the selling doesn't appear to be over yet.

Hi Ho Silver!
New Bullish Play | Sunday, April 4th, 2004
The rally in gold may be struggling with resistance, but that isn't the case with silver, as the July futures contract soared as high as $8.50 last week. This mining stock is on a tear as well, breaking out to new highs.

Bucking For Breakouts
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, March 31st, 2004
The first quarter is in the books and the window dressing is done, but this pair of bullish plays looks ready to break out and run for new all-time highs.

Drink of choice
New Bullish Play | Sunday, March 28th, 2004
Looking for both value and relative strength? Then this is probably the drink for you.

Peak Season Coming
New Bullish Play | Sunday, March 21st, 2004
This global food distributor has been a huge winner and the stock looks ready for another leg higher.

When the Buzz Wears Off
New Bearish Play | Sunday, March 21st, 2004
Some people live for the sugar and caffeine induced buzz created from a warm doughnut and a cup of coffee but what happens when it wears off?

Consistent Performance
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, March 17th, 2004
Finally separating itself from the herd, this strong stock simply dipped back to support while the rest of the market was in the bears' clutches. Already rebounding from that brief dip, it looks like a breakout to new highs is just around the corner.

Inflection Point
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, March 17th, 2004
After falling steadily for the past few months, this stock is now at a key inflection point and it looks like a major breakdown is about to be served.

Riding Higher
New Bullish Play | Sunday, March 14th, 2004
Our new addition to the play list has been raising its earnings estimates while also out performing its peers.

Broken Channel
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, March 10th, 2004
After weeks of consolidation we're finally seeing this electronics retailer breakdown under key support.

Ride The Channel
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004
Despite the bad press surrounding some of its contract awards, this company has seen its stock steadily marching upwards over the past month and it looks like another entry into the trend is presenting itself.

Homebuilders on fire again
New Bullish Play | Sunday, February 29th, 2004
The home construction index is hitting new highs again and this stock is helping lead the charge.

Forgive And Forget
New Bullish Play | Sunday, February 29th, 2004
This stock was at the center of one of the big scandals of 2002, but conditions have improved significantly, as demonstrated by investors' willingness to forgive, forget and hit the buy button.

Coiled For A Breakout
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, February 25th, 2004
The profit taking appears complete in this entertainment stock and the tight consolidation of the past few weeks appears ready to break out to the upside.

More Pulp Please
New Bullish Play | Sunday, February 15th, 2004
No, we're not talking orange juice but paper and high-end specialty papers at that!

Post-Split Depression
New Bearish Play | Sunday, February 15th, 2004
After more than tripling in the past few months and just splitting 2-for-1, this stock looks due for some serious profit taking. Let's jump aboard and enjoy the ride.

Ready To Soar
New Bullish Play | Sunday, February 11th, 2004
Despite the recent weakness in the Transports, this aviation stock held near its highs and is poised to break out in the very near future.

Coming Back To Life
New Bullish Play | Sunday, February 8th, 2004
Shunned by investors for nearly 3 years, this Drug stock is finding new life, with a bullish cross of the 50- and 200-dmas and a breakout to new 7-month highs.

Retails Rally
New Bullish Play | Sunday, February 8th, 2004
Strong January same-store sales numbers have given new life to retailers.

500% Increase
New Bullish Play | Sunday, February 1st, 2004
This credit card issuer has turned itself around and its Q4 profits were significantly improved.

Cashing Out
New Bearish Play | Sunday, February 1st, 2004
After a 100% increase in two months time it looks like traders are cashing out after a disappointing earnings report.

Real Weakness
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, January 28th, 2004
Breakdowns are abounding everywhere in the wake of the FOMC statement regarding interest rate policy, and we’ve got a pair of bearish plays that look poised to move significantly lower ahead of their respective earnings reports.

Turning the corner
New Bullish Play | Sunday, January 25th, 2004
Shares of this wholesale retailer appear to have turned the corner along with its same-store sales.

Run With The Bulls
New Bullish Play | Tuesday, January 21st, 2004
Today's strong gains in the broad market make it clear the bulls are still in control, so we've got a pair of fresh long plays the appears to have room to run.

Potentially a Stealth Winner
New Bullish Play | Sunday, January 18th, 2004
The advertising market is expected to growth between 5% to 8% in 2004 and investors are betting this marketing company will reap the benefits.

Pockets of Weakness
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, December 14th, 2003
As the broad market continues to push higher, the strong are being separated from the weak. Those stocks that can not rise on their own merits (or have risen too far) are being culled from the herd of rising stocks and we’ve managed to corral a couple of plays that should give the bears a tasty meal.

No Love
New Bearish Play | Sunday, December 11th, 2003
This investment services company is really under performing its peers and its about to get worse.

Too Far, Too Fast
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, January 7th, 2004
While this generic drug manufacturer is growing, it's stock price has moved too fast in relation to the actual business growth. The return to reality gives us a nice bearish play setup.

Renewed Fears over Renewals
New Bearish Play | Sunday, January 4th, 2004
After last week's announcement by ABC and their loss of a major drug supply contract shareholders in this drug supplier are afraid it could happen to them.

Going Down
New Bearish Play | Sunday, December 31st, 2003
After topping out in early November, this apparel company has seen its stock enter a solid downtrend and is now on the verge of a major breakdown.

Ace in the hole
New Bullish Play | Sunday, December 21st, 2003
This insurance stock has just finished three weeks of consolidation and looks ready to charge for early 2002 highs.

Unstoppable
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, December 17th, 2003
Every time the pundits call the top in the Housing sector, it comes back stronger than ever. Last week's violation of the 50-dma for this stock was just the catalyst for the latest rebound.

Best Survey
New Bullish Play | Sunday, December 14th, 2003
One of this company's units reported the best survey results in 28 years, with the survey measuring optimism among construction industry leaders. That should help this commercial and consumer finance company's prospects.

Rejected Retailer
New Bearish Play | Sunday, December 14th, 2003
There are pockets of strength and weakness in every sector. The Retail index is starting to weaken, but this stock is already ahead of the game, on the verge of breaking to its lowest levels in 11 months.

Sinking Dollar
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, December 10th, 2003
This retailer broke below its 200-dma, a months-long trendline, and round-number support.

Marathon Runner
New Bullish Play | Sunday, December 7th, 2003
This stock's P&F chart predicts that it's going to run far, but we want to collect just a few of those points.

Slicing Down
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, December 3rd, 2003
This travel commerce company's stock sliced through $20.00 on stronger-than-average volume. We think it's headed lower.

New Highs
New Bullish Play | Sunday, November 23rd, 2003
No matter how many times it happens, stocks breaking to new highs warm the hearts of the bulls and stimulate them to drive prices even higher. Let's go along for the ride until the music stops.

Brrr! It's cold.
New Bullish Play | Sunday, November 23rd, 2003
A spate of early cold weather helped this retailer, and the company looks forward to a strong holiday season.

Look Out Below
New Bearish Play | Sunday, November 23rd, 2003
Health Care stocks have continued to perform well, but not this stock. It resumed a downward trend after topping out in mid-June and is in the process of breaking down again.

Happy Holidays
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, November 12th, 2003
With strong retail sales expected this holiday season, this retailer decided to beat the rush. It broke above resistance, ready to head higher.

Predictable Pattern
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, November 12th, 2003
Financial stocks may be continuing to show strength, but this high-risk lender is definitely falling out of favor. A breakdown from here should have the stock seeking out significantly lower levels.

Look Out Below
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, November 5th, 2003
This Financial stock is showing some marked divergence from its peers, getting slammed for more than a 3% loss on Wednesday.

Lack of Credibility
New Bearish Play | Sunday, November 2nd, 2003
It's one thing when a company lowers guidance, but when guidance is lowered and then results come in right in the middle of the original guidance range, investors start to get nervous.

Another Day, Another Breakout
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, October 29th, 2003
Even staid, boring industrial companies are catching the bullish fever and this one broke out today to levels not seen in over 4 years.

On Hold
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, October 29th, 2003
A judge put this telephone company's suit against a rival on hold, but it has bigger problems. Today the stock's price reflected those difficulties, falling below the 200-dma.

Tool Time
New Bullish Play | Sunday, October 26th, 2003
This tool maker's chart offers a P&F bullish triangle breakout and a move above an inverse H&S neckline.

Cashing In
New Bullish Play |Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003
This gaming company sports a P&F buy signal and is achieving new highs.

Gravity
New Bearish Play | Tuesday, October 22nd, 2003
For months, it has seemed like there was no end in sight to the rise in this pair of diverse stocks, but that appears to have come to an end with both coming under strong selling pressure in the past week.

Out on a Limb
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, October 8th, 2003
This retailer looks as if it's due for a drop. It declined Wednesday on double the average daily volume, but we think it's ready to drop farther.

What a Dish!
New Bullish Play | Sunday, October 5th, 2003
This stock offers a rising regression channel and an ascending-triple-top-breakout P&F signal. It's just broken above round-number resistance again, too.

Sickly Trend
New Bearish Play | Sunday, October 5th, 2003
You sure wouldn't know the market is moving up to look at the chart of this stock, which appears perched right on the edge of a major breakdown, following a nearly 4-month downtrend.

Bouncing Biotech
New Bullish Play | Tuesday, October 1st, 2003
Biotechnology stocks took quite the beating last week, but now the BTK index is trying to rebound, and this stock is looking particularly strong after rebounding from the bottom of its 14-month rising channel.

Leading the Way
New Bearish Play | Sunday, September 28th, 2003
Lower, that is. The Drug stock is leading the pack lower, having already broken its 200-dma, and it looks like significantly lower levels are in store.

Bubbling Up
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, September 24th, 2003
This beverage company's stock popped above a consolidation band it spent two months building, and it broke out on 2.5 times average daily volume.

Focus on This
New Bullish Play | Sunday, September 21st, 2003
JP Morgan added this stock to its Focus List Friday, sending the stock through recent resistance on three times average daily volume.

That's Constructive
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, September 17th, 2003
After a brief pullback, this medical-device company's stock again nears all-time highs.

Can't Pan This Stock
New Bullish Play | Sunday, September 14th, 2003
This casual restaurant company's stock recently achieved a P&F bullish triangle breakout.

Defensive Drugs
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, September 10th, 2003
While the rest of the market has been languishing this week, the Pharmaceutical index (DRG.X) has been rising sharply due to some positive analyst comments. We managed to find a relatively strong stock in the sector that looks like it has room to run to the upside.

The GDP Made Us Do It
New Bullish Play | Tuesday, August 31st, 2003
This week's GDP upward revision caught many by surprise, but not this retailer's investors. The price had been holding just beneath a key level until Thursday's release of the GDP, but bounded above that level at the end of the week.

Bullish On the Basics
New Bullish Play | Tuesday, August 31st, 2003
Benefiting from the strength in the commodities markets and expectations of future economic growth, Basic Materials stocks have been rallying strongly. Here's a stock that seems to have lagged the group, but is ready to play a bit of catch up.

Take This and Sleep Easily
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, August 27th, 2003
This stock broke $40.00 today and also popped above the top of a bull flag. Oscillator evidence supports a bullish play, too.

The Trap Closes
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, August 27th, 2003
This medical stock sucked in some bulls with its failed breakout over $56 a few weeks ago, and today that trap slammed shut, as the stock broke down. This looks like a good time to consider new bearish positions for a downside continuation move.

We Think It's Time
New Bullish Play | Sunday, August 24th, 2003
This stock's sector has been consolidating and looks ready for a breakout. This stock didn't wait. It hit a new daily and weekly closing high.

Flagging Financials
New Bullish Play | Sunday, August 24th, 2003
It's time once again to play the Head & Shoulders game, as the Banking index (BKX.X) is threatening to break below its H&S neckline and this Financial stock looks poised to follow suit.

Rolling Over
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, August 20th, 2003
After a sharp slide throughout the month of July, this Pharmaceutical stock finally rebounded from just below its 200-dma. But that bounce was pretty feeble and the stock has once again rolled over, giving a strong impression that it wants to seek out lower levels.

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling
New Bearish Play | Sunday, August 17th, 2003
This stock is beginning to roll beneath its 200-dma and the top of a regression channel.

A Real Beauty
New Bullish Play | Sunday, August 10th, 2003
This company's name is a beauty and so is its chart.

Let's Clear the Air
New Bearish Play | Sunday, August 10th, 2003
This retailer saw same-store sales rise in both June and July, but something smells wrong.

Ready To Break
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, August 6th, 2003
This is a play that is all about technical patterns, as the stock is pulling back from a double top pattern and is resting right on the neckline. Once that breaks, things could get exciting in a hurry.

Sector Pressures
New Bullish Play | Sunday, August 3rd, 2003
Sitting on the knife-edge above critical support, this Financial stock looks poised to follow the breakdown in the Broker/Dealer index (XBD.X) that transpired last Friday.

Not Enough
New Bearish Play | Sunday, August 3rd, 2003
Stronger earnings, a stock split and a higher cash dividend are not enough to keep the sellers at bay for this financial stock. Broken support looks like an entry to us.

Perfect Setup
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, July 30th, 2003
Sitting right on the cusp of a breakout over major resistance, this stock is defying the odds created by the still-sagging job market and appears ready to run.

A Little Turbulence
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, July 30th, 2003
Fasten your seat belts and please place your trays in the upright position. We're about to begin our descent.

New Relative Highs Look Ready for More
New Bullish Play | Sunday, July 27th, 2003
With the market rebounding on Friday, we decided to follow strength with these non-tech plays.

All That Glitters
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, July 23rd, 2003
After a 2-month hiatus, the gold bugs are back, driving the price of the yellow metal sharply hither over the past week and gold stocks are leading the charge.

Here We Go Again
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, July 16th, 2003
We've run this drill so many times, you probably know the script by heart. The housing boom of the past couple years has been largely fueled by continued falling rates, but that dynamic is changing and not in favor of the bulls.

Investing With Style
New Bullish Play | Sunday, July 13th, 2003
This is one retailer that has been serving up impressive growth and net income numbers for the last few years. Investors are counting on another solid performance.

Playing to Weakness
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, July 9th, 2003
There's no doubt the bulls are still in charge in the broad market, but there are some solid bearish candidates that are starting to fray around the edges. With a big breakdown this week, it looks like we've found one of them.

Catching The Big Fish
New Bullish Play | Sunday, July 6th, 2003
We're outlining two possible entries on this bullish play. If we don't get the pull back we have a trigger over recent highs.

Riding the Wave
New Bullish Play | Sunday, June 29th, 2003
The new Harry Potter book is all the rage right now and amidst the strong sales, shares of this bookseller broke out to new 6-month highs on Friday.

Weakening Freight Volumes
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, June 25th, 2003
The transports have been a leading under performer in this market lately and this company's recent earnings call, while positive didn't sit well with investors.

Sell The News
New Bearish Play | Wedesday, June 25th, 2003
Don't look now, but the bullish facade around the housing sector took a hit on Wednesday as investors showed their disappointment with the Fed's measly 25 basis point cut. Housing stocks appear to be right on the cusp of a significant slide, and we want a piece of the action.

Dividend Trade
New Bullish Play | Sunday, June 22nd, 2003
While the president's dividend tax cut is old news, apparently the benefit is still being felt by dividend-paying stocks, as both of the Utility averages set new intraday highs for the year on Friday.

No Weakness Here
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, June 18th, 2003
Tobacco stocks were definitely showing a lot of weakness earlier this year, but with the abating litigation concerns, bullish traders seem to be showing renewed interest in the group. Throw in the more attractive nature of dividend paying stocks and a breakout to new 8-month highs, and we think we've got a winner.

Easy Meal
New Bearish Play | Tuesday, June 15th, 2003
Things have gone from bad to worse for this retail grocery and from Friday's performance, it looks like bears are going to have an easy meal.

On The Mend
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, June 11th, 2003
Previously out of favor and lagging stocks are starting to catch a bid in this persistently bullish market. So we've got a couple new candidates for your consideration tonight.

Coming Back To Life
New Bullish Play | Sunday, June 8th, 2003
One of the problems with the recent rally is that the old guard stocks haven't been participating. Well, Friday's breakout in this bellwether stock indicates that pattern may be changing.

Major Blowout!
New Bearish Play | Sunday, June 8th, 2003
On the highway higher in this new bull market, this stock has suffered a major blowout.

Strong Stock & Same Store Sales
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, June 4th, 2003
This retailer just turned in strong same store sales and is out performing its peers. The set up looks encouraging.

Confident Consumers
New Bullish Play | Saturday, May 31st, 2003
What economic weakness? Judging by the price action in both the Retail index and our new play, consumers are feeling more bullish, in spite of the lack of evidence of economic recovery.

Fill The Gap
New Bullish Play | Saturday, May 31st, 2003
This grocer looks ready to fill the gap and we're using a trigger to leg us into the play.

Broken Channel
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, May 21st, 2003
Channels have been popping up all over the place lately, and tonight we have a channel breakdown that looks quite tasty to the bears.

Discount Shoppers
New Bullish Play | Saturday, May 17th, 2003
We're looking for another pull back to trigger us into this bullish play on a retailer. Yup, we said a retailer.

Good Bye Resistance
New Bullish Play | Saturday, May 17th, 2003
While the major indices may be stalled at resistance, we've got a bullish candidate from the Insurance sector that just took out some major resistance.

Overbought + Weak Sales
New Bearish Play | Saturday, May 17th, 2003
This entire industry is overbought despite weak sales and lowered guidance for the current quarter. The breakdown on Friday looks like an entry point.

Rebuilding
New Bullish Play | Wednesday, May 14th, 2003
In the aftermath of the Iraq war, there's a lot of reconstruction to be done. Those companies involved in the process stand to actually see a nice boost to their bottom line.

NOT The Real Thing
New Bearish Play | Wednesday, May 14th, 2003
There's a hidden benefit to the falling dollar, as it can help some multi-national companies boost the bottom line due to a more favorable exchange rate. But it really isn't the same thing as actual business improvement, now is it?

Everything That Glitters
New Bullish Play | Saturday, May 10th, 2003
Nope, we're not playing any gold & silver stocks. This company has just raised its earnings guidance and it looks like clear sailing from here.

Sputtering Out
New Bearish Play | Thursday, May 8th, 2003
A rollover in this defense stock might portend a violation of its ascending regression channel.

Smoothing Things Out
New Bullish Play | Friday, May 2nd, 2003
Downward earnings guidance pushed this drug stock to the bottom of its ascending channel. Now that the negative news has been digested, shares may be able to follow the DRG.X to new relative highs.

Please Welcome, Fresh From the Watchlist...
New Bearish Play | Thursday, May 1st, 2003
PI Readers may already be familiar with this retailer. Poor sales data is keeping a lid on the company's stock. We're eyeing a breakdown through recent support.

Power Outage
New Bearish Play | Friday, April 25th, 2003
The current jobs market poses a serious challenge for this provider of temporary labor. Their stock has just broken to new relative lows, and there aren't any immediate levels of underlying support.

Sabre Rattling
New Bearish Play | Friday, April 25th, 2003
Increased competition, floundering airlines, poor earnings guidance, and the SARS virus may have combined to build an insurmountable wall of worry for this travel stock.

Dough!
New Bearish Play | Thursday, April 24th, 2003
We can't help but paraphrase Homer Simpson. The bears might take a big bite out of this stock if it breaks through key support.

Tune In, Turn On, Break Out!
New Bullish Play | Tuesday, April 22nd, 2003
This media stock is trading just below resistance. A breakout could lead to some quick gains in the days prior to the company's earnings announcement.

For Your Reading Pleasure...
New Bullish Play | Friday, April 11th, 2003
Shares of this publishing company are moving into a large gap. We're targeting an upside move of roughly 15%.

Breakout On the Horizon
New Bullish Play | Tuesday, April 1st, 2003
After some sideways consolidation, this medical device stock might be ready to attack new all-time highs.

Tailspin
New Bearish Play | Friday, March 28th, 2003
War with Iraq could have a devastating impact on the airline industry. Shares of this carrier are threatening a breakdown to new multi-month lows.

On the Skids
New Bearish Play | Thursday, March 27th, 2003
Falling production at the major automakers has taken a heavy toll on this tire manufacturer. The company's stock is trading near long-term lows, threatening to violate key support.

Higher Revenues, Retail and the Oracle.
New Bullish Play | Tuesday, March 18th, 2003
Believe it or not, this is one retailer that doesn't look too bad.

Hanging Up On Telecom
New Bearish Play | Friday, March 14th, 2003
Ma Bell has seen better days. Shareholders of AT&T endured a three-year downtrend in the company's stock that resulted from the collapse of the telecom industry.

Treading Higher
New Bullish Play | Thursday, March 13th, 2003
A strong earnings report and rosy forward-looking comments sent this stock into a multi-week uptrend. Shares now appear to be headed for the next level of historical resistance.

Brokerage Breakdown
New Bearish Play | Tuesday, March 11th, 2003
A weakening financial sector has helped to push this stock below support. We're aiming for a downside move of roughly 12%.

Failing At The Channel
New Bearish Play | Tuesday, March 11th, 2003
The retail sector is already in trouble. Now this go-go company has started to see some no-go sales numbers.

These Shareholders Don't Need Anti-Depressants
New Bullish Play | Friday, March 7th, 2003
A strong rebound over the past three weeks has pushed this drug stock above all of its major moving averages. Rising action in the oscillators is hinting at more upside movement.

Snowed Under
New Bearish Play | Thursday, March 6th, 2003
Shares of this department store retailer have fallen below critical historical support. We're aiming for a downside move of more than 20%.

Not Looking Healthy
New Bearish Play | Tuesday, March 4th, 2003
Shares of this hospital company are beginning to roll over from psychological resistance. With few levels of underlying support, we're anticipating a downside move of more than 12%.

Higher Net Income In A Lousy Economy
New Bullish Play | Thursday, February 27th, 2003
This retailer has managed to actually grow its net income over the last year and at current levels risk looks mitigated.

What Economic Weakness?
New Bullish Play | Tuesday, February 25th, 2003
While many industrial manufacturing businesses are experiencing tough times, this diversified company has managed to grow revenues and beat earnings. The strong technical picture suggests that their stock could be headed higher.

About To Get Flushed?
New Bearish Play | Thursday, February 13th, 2003
Shares of this appliance company have broken through key support, and the technical indicators are hinting at more selling. We're looking for a quick downside move of more than 7%.

Too Much Supply
New Bearish Play | Friday, February 7th, 2003
Strong earnings weren't enough to avert a strong sell-off in shares of this niche retailer. The stock appears to be building downside momentum after a key moving average was broken on strong volume.

Industrial-strength Bearishness
New Bearish Play | Thursday, February 6th, 2003
On Thursday the Dow Jones broke down to new relative lows. We think this downtrending stock could soon follow suit.

Deflating Price Action
New Bearish Play | Tuesday, January 28th, 2003
This chemical stock is threatening to fall below critical support. A breakdown could lead to an eventual test of its 2001 lows.

Selling's In Fashion
New Bearish Play | Friday, January 24th, 2003
Shares of this department store retailer are threatening to break through key support. We're targeting a downside move of at least 10%.

Returning To the Well
New Bullish Play | Thursday, January 23rd, 2003
Following a post-split depression, this drug stock has rebounded from multiple support levels. We think shares could soon be trading near the all-time highs.

Bears In Uniform
New Bearish Play | Thursday, January 16th, 2003
A deteriorating technical picture is hinting at continued weakness in this NASDAQ-100 component. We're looking for a downside move of roughly 10%.

What A Drag For the Bears!
New Bullish Play | Thursday, January 14th, 2003
This tobacco stock has broken above resistance. We think the stock will continue to rally ahead of the company's earnings report next week.

It's All About the Gap
New Bullish Play | Friday, January 10th, 2003
Shares of this insurance company have started to rebound from a brutal sell-off. We're looking for the stock to move above resistance and fill in a large gap on the daily chart.

Uncharted Territory
New Bullish Play | Thursday, January 2nd, 2003
Investors have applauded this medical device company's reliable cash flow. The stock is trading at all-time highs and looks technically poised to continue higher.

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  Coiling Tighter and Tighter
New Bearish Plays | January 23rd, 2005
The bearish trading pattern in this semiconductor stock is forecasting a breakdown soon. We're going to use a trigger to catch the move.

Software Sinks
Bearish Play Updates | January 23rd, 2005
Our bearish software play has broken support and its 100-dma.

 
  Dividends and Oil
New Bullish Play | January 23rd, 2005
This oil trust has a huge dividend yield and a bullish chart pattern that is sure to grab the bulls' interest.

Coal, Aerospace and Natural Gas
Bullish Play Updates | January 23rd, 2005
Our non-tech bullish candidates have been narrowed to more defensive candidates given the pull back in the market.

Untriggered
Bearish Play Updates | January 23rd, 2005
Our bearish media play has shown a surprising lack of weakness the last couple of sessions and we remain untriggered.

Earnings are approaching
Closed Bullish Plays | January 23rd, 2005
It's our policy to avoid holding over an earnings report and this play ran out of time.

 
  Too Extended
New Bearish Play | January 23rd, 2005
This investment services company looks way overbought and suddenly teetering on the edge of a big breakdown.

Another Oil Victim
Closed Bullish Plays | December 2nd, 2004
This tanker stock is another victim of the sell-off in oil.

Momentum Play Hitting Highs.
Bullish Play Updates | November 28th, 2004
This momentum play is still hitting new highs but we're looking for a dip.

 
  No New Long-Term Play Candidates At This Time.

 
  HAFC announces a 2-for-1 split
Stock Split Announcements | January 20th, 2005
Thursday afternoon right at the closing bell the Hanmi Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:HAFC) announced that its Board of Directors had approved a 2-for-1 stock split of its common shares.

EBAY announces a 2-for-1 split
Stock Split Announcements | January 19th, 2005
Internet auction giant eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) reported Q4 earnings after the bell this evening.

CHS fashions a 2-for-1 split
Stock Split Announcements | January 6th, 2005
Thursday morning before the market's opening bell Chico's FAS (NYSE:CHS) announced that its Board of Directors had approved a 2-for-1 stock split of its common shares.

CVCO announces a 2-for-1 split
Stock Split Announcements | January 6th, 2005
Thursday afternoon just minutes after the closing bell Cavco Industries, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors had authorized a 2-for-1 stock split of its common shares.

MATR announces a 3-for-2 split
Stock Split Announcements | January 6th, 2005
Thursday afternoon Matria Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ: MATR) announced that its Board of Directors had approved a 3-for-2 stock split of its common shares.

TALX announces a 3-for-2 split
Stock Split Announcements | January 6th, 2005
Thursday afternoon after the market's closing bell the TALX Corp. (NASDAQ:TALX) announced that its Board of Directors had approved a 3-for-2 stock split in the form of a 50% stock dividend.

MCRS splits shares 2-for-1
Stock Split Announcements | January 5th, 2005
Wednesday morning before the market's opening bell MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRS) announced that its Board of Directors had approved a 2-for-1 stock split of its common shares in the form of a stock dividend.

CRDN announces a 3-for-2 stock split
Stock Split Announcements | December 20th, 2004
Monday morning before the market's opening bell Ceradyne, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRDN) announced that its Board of Directors had approved a 3-for-2 stock split of its common shares.

CMN announces a 3-for-2 stock split
Stock Split Announcements | December 16th, 2004
Thursday afternoon the Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE:CMN) announced that its Board of Directors had approved a 3-for-2 stock split of its common shares.

FLIR declares a 2-for-1 stock split
Stock Split Announcements | December 16th, 2004
Thursday morning before the opening bell FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) announced its FY05 earnings and revenue outlook.

JOYG mines a 3-for-2 stock split
Stock Split Announcements | December 16th, 2004
Thursday morning before the market's opening bell the Joy Global Inc. (NASDAQ:JOYG) announced that its Board of Directors had approved a 3-for-2 stock split of its common shares.

MTH builds a 2-for-1 stock split
Stock Split Announcements | December 16th, 2004
Thursday morning before the opening bell the Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE:MTH) announced a 2-for-1 stock split of its common stock in the form of a stock dividend.

BCP grows a 3-for-2 stock split
Stock Split Announcements | December 16th, 2004
Thursday morning before the market's opening bell the Balchem Corporation (AMEX:BCP) announced that its Board of Directors had approved a 3-for-2 stock split of its common shares.

 

 

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