US Stock of the Day - Understanding How it Works

US Stock of the Day is for traders who are looking for a US Stock to trade each day. I base my picks on US Stocks I follow on the Nasdaq, Dow, S&P and other indices such as the Russell 1000, etc., watching for a swing in the momentum upward. I keep a tight stop loss on all trades to minimize my risk... and allow the great stock trades to continue rising. These are not recommendations... merely entertainment. Please see the warning at the bottom of this page.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February 28, 2012

I know... it's been a while. It's been so busy at invest in the markets. We continue to see fabulous results in the Weekend Investor Newsletter as well as the Evening Investor Stock Tracker... with several double digit returns with names like AAPL, MNST, AGU.TO and others.

Europe seems to have settled... and the US news from companies continues to impress. I continue to enjoy JAZZ and CAT... both with no risk at this time due to the gains from the purchase point. 

In a couple weeks, we'll be having a free webinar on "How to Diversify without Diluting your Stock Portfolio." I hope you'll be able to join us... there will be lots of time for discussion.

Lots of ideas and resources are available as always at Invest in the Markets. Be sure to check out the stock tracker!

Monday, February 13, 2012

February 13, 2012

Just as Greece seems to find some footing, the President sends his budget to Congress who were poised with guns drawn, ready to kill it as it enters the doors... sadly, we are about to enter another political squabble at the expense of the average person.

Nevertheless, we continue to make great gains... I even jumped into a couple new positions including JAZZ today and CAT. I'll keep tight stop losses, but watch them climb if they do... I suspect with one more positive day, I'll have no risk again... only profits.

Learning to be selective is critical, so I thought I'd take advantage of JAZZ's 3 day pullback... even if it is only of 4% or so.

Lots of ideas and resources are available as always at Invest in the Markets. Be sure to check out the stock tracker!

Friday, February 10, 2012

February 10, 2012

I've shifted recently out of many of my positions... and am flirting with new purchases in several inverse funds including PSQ, HXD.TO, and others. With the markets a little frustrated with the re-emergence of Greek rhetoric and an element of uncertainty rising again, caution is wise.

Some of the longer term positions continue to rise (strong names like Whole Foods Market) but even those may struggle a little if the market pressure mounts. Time will tell... and we won't predict what's going to happen, but we will be prepared.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, February 3, 2012

February 3, 2012

I ended up moving out of PRGO when it wouldn't get legs... HUM as of now is up 1%. 

I mentioned a couple of days ago that PPY.A.V was dropping again and it was "providing another good upcoming opportunity to buy for quick profits... I'll keep this one on my radar and jump in on the rise." I did get in as it popped (@ $8.67) and now it sits at $9.00, a 3.8% gain so far. 

I also mentioned MCD... which is in a consolidation phase. 

I left you (on the daily picks) with FBHS at $18.42 and it now sits at $19.63, a 6.6% gain.

Of course, all of this strength is only helped by the jobs report today of 243,000 non farm payrolls with avg. hourly earnings also increasing 0.2% - so it's not simply on the backs of lower wages.

Well, I'll check back in this weekend!  See you then.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February 1, 2012

So HUM is humming along today... rising off the EMA of 50 and forging ahead. I'm expecting it to ready $95.29 prior to slowing down... so this will be some great upside health.

PRGO is stalled right now... I'll keep raising my eye on this so as to not let it turn into a failure.

I like the way PPY.A.V is dropping again... providing another good upcoming opportunity to buy for quick profits... I'll keep this one on my radar and jump in on the rise.

MCD is another name a these levels with a 4-5% short term potential and 10+% long term with little downside risk if it stays above the 50 EMA.

Just some thoughts for today... what are you doing to profit?