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Bailey's Basics

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | September. 27, 2001
The "inside day" trading technique
One of the most simple yet effective shorter-term trading technique that a trader can learn is the "inside day."

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | September. 14, 2001
The BULLISH vertical count
Many subscribers want to know how to calculate the BULLISH vertical count using a point and figure chart.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | September. 14, 2001
The BEARISH vertical Count
Many subscribers want to know how to calculate the BEARISH vertical count using a point and figure chart.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | September. 13, 2001
What Exactly is "Hedging a Position?"
Investors have heard the phrase "hedging a position," but may not know how to implement a hedge

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Mar. 26, 2001
10-Year YIELD at 4.835%!
On Friday I was looking for a YIELD on the 10-year Note (TNX.X) to trade above the 4.835% level to potentially trigger a trading rally of "biblical proportions."

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Mar. 23, 2001
This is the most important thing I'll write today.
Trade each stock on its own merits, but KEEP A WATCHFUL EYE ON BOND YIELDS!

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Mar. 23, 2001
Is the tail wagging the snake?
Earlier we had mentioned that the Semiconductor Index (SOX.X) was trying to take on the role of the head of the snake, and the Telecom Index (IXTCX) was the tail.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Mar. 09, 2001
Commentary is independent
Today my e-mail box is running over with subscribers notes regarding "Position Strategy" call plays in the QQQ's and my commentary (Jeff Bailey) regarding a short position in the QQQ's.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Mar. 06, 2001
Equity futures point to strong open
Equity futures are pointing to a strong open this morning with S&P 500 futures up 9, NASDAQ futures are higher by 54 and Dow futures are up 63.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Mar. 05, 2001
Equity futures higher
Equity futures are looking higher this morning with S&P 500 futures up 4 and NASDAQ futures are higher by 21.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Mar. 03, 2001
Equity futures lower
Investors can thank Motorola (NYSE:MOT) and Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW) for this morning's lower outlook as both companies warn that earnings will be less than analyst expectations.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Feb. 21, 2001
Watch your bond yields!
It can be very easy to get "roped" into complacency and get caught off guard.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Feb. 20, 2001
Retracement levels
Using retracement levels is more of an art than science, but here's my two-cents worth.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Feb. 13, 2001
Excellent comment from a reader.
Last night I profiled shares of Read-Rite (NASDAQ:RDRT) as a potential bullish trade for today.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Feb. 12, 2001
More Q & A with Jeff Bailey
Readers ask about SDLI...

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Feb. 28, 2001
Equity futures show fractional gains
Much attention will be given to Mr. Greenspan's speech today and thanks to Bear Stearns, many market participants will be looking for a rate cut.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Feb. 07, 2001
Start with the "strongest"
I'm a firm believer that the "leaders lead" and the rest will follow.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Feb. 07, 2001
It doesn't have four letters so it's not technology
I get one or two e-mails a week from traders that "only trade technology stocks".

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Feb. 07, 2001
Snake Scenario Spelled Successsssssss!
Today I received several e-mails from subscribers commenting on my "snake" comparison and many traders played "mongoose" and made some money in the group.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Feb. 01, 2001
Recent action still hints of a "traders market"
Green, then red, then green again.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Jan. 26, 2001
Correlate your trades with bond yields!
Traders should remember that the Fed will be making a decision next Wednesday on INTEREST RATES and traders need to be watching BOND YIELDS (two entirely different things).

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Jan. 25, 2001
You can almost imagine what institutions are thinking
It's not out of the question that institutions are starting to think that the Fed isn't going to cut interest rates 50-basis points.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Jan. 25, 2001
How do I make money Part II
How about taking some profits in American Power Conversion (NASDAQ:APCC)?

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Jan. 25, 2001
Great Commentary, but how do I make money?
Here's where that trader's logbook comes in handy. It's tough to remember all the stuff I write about on a daily basis.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Jan. 24, 2001
Be careful of this!
I constantly talk about traders trying to leave some "old" trend lines on their charts.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Jan. 03, 2001
Equities higher in early trading and we're also watching Gold/Silver
In almost a surprise move to some traders, the major equity indexes are in positive territory.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Dec. 26, 2000
Eye on the VIX.X
Last week we pointed out how the Market Volatility Index (VIX.X) might be able to help traders assess market psychology and we've got our eye on what's taking place in this index this morning.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Dec. 26, 2000
Doing some shorting here
Both the Dow Industrials (INDU) and NASDAQ Composite (COMPX) have slipped into negative territory and traders may want to be doing some shorting at current levels.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Dec. 26, 2000
That was then, this is now.
Earlier today, I highlighted a potential bearish trade in shares of International business machine on IndexSkybox.com.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Dec. 26, 2000
Making observations is key to developing a plan
Many readers have asked "why is it important to make so many observations" in my market commentary?

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Dec. 26, 2000
How a trend is developed?
If you're an experienced trader, read on.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Nov. 11, 2000
Bullish Percent Updates
One of our key's to understanding risk is field position and we've been unveiling "old tools" that not a lot of institutions talk about openly.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Nov. 08, 2000
Understanding risk is key
Ask any football coach, or Army general what is the most important variable to winning a game, or a battle and they will say maintaining "favorable field position".

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Oct. 02, 2000
Batting .500, but making money
Those traders that are new to the game of day trading may be under the impression that you have to win 90% of the time to be successful.

Trading Basics with Jeff Bailey | Sept. 26, 2000
The Analog Devices Convertible
For some traders, you know the story on convertibles.

  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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