Richard-James– James F. Taulman, former Editor-in-Chief of the first independently licensed website to offer stock reports and services based on the CAN SLIM® investment system.


8:00 AM – MORNING MARKET & WATCH LISTS UPDATE

NOTE: Today’s watch list with annotated charts can be found here.

All three of the major averages ended lower for the week but closed higher for the month of December.

Both the Dow and the S&P closed 2018 within -1% of their respective record levels as the Nasdaq ended within -2%.


QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Ring out the false, ring in the true.”
– Alfred Lord Tennyson

 

For the year, the S&P gained +19.4%, and the Nasdaq rose +28.2%. The Dow added +25.1%, having hit 71 closing records over the year, itself a record.

All three posted their best year since 2013, and the Nasdaq rose for its sixth straight year, its longest such streak since one that lasted from 1975 to 1980, according to WSJ Market Data Group.

The market remains in its uptrend and breakouts continue to be buyable.

As far as our watch list for today…

I ran my routine stock screens early this morning, and added 2 stocks to our watch lists.

We now have a total of 27 stocks which we will be watching for a possible breakout here.

One stock in particular is VRTX which is from our TrendLine SetUps WatchList as is near its TRIGGER PRICE.


Chart courtesy of stockcharts.com – Click chart to enlarge.

No one has to wait for me to issue any type of alert. Any gains above the stock’s TRIGGER PRICE while the day’s volume is at least on pace to make the TRIGGER VOLUME would have this set up confirming a BUY signal up to the MAX BUY PRICE.

Current Portfolio Members can access all watch lists with updated trading criteria including – TRIGGER PRICE, TRIGGER VOLUME, and MAX BUY PRICE for every stock here.

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As always, if anyone has any questions – please feel free to email me at james@jamestaulman.com as I would be glad to assist you. _________________________________________________

About the Founder: Richard-JamesJames F. Taulman – James served as Editor-in-Chief of the first independently licensed website that offered stock reports and services based on the CAN SLIM® investment system.

He has developed a knack for being able to quickly and accurately analyze high-ranked stocks based on this winning investment strategy.

Over the years, Mr. Taulman has enjoyed assisting individuals from professional money managers to private investors with their needs in relation to implementing this investment approach on a daily basis in the current marketplace.

Each Sunday you could hear him deliver his weekly market report as part of the “Your Money Matters” radio program on ABC and CBS radio networks. _________________________________________________ Disclaimer: James Taulman is not an investment advisory service, nor a registered investment advisor or broker-dealer and does not purport to tell or suggest which securities or currencies customers should buy or sell for themselves. The independent contractors and employees or affiliates of Company may hold positions in the stocks, currencies or industries discussed here. You understand and acknowledge that there is a very high degree of risk involved in trading securities and/or currencies. The Company, the authors, the publisher, and all affiliates of Company assume no responsibility or liability for your trading and investment results. Factual statements on the Company’s website, or in its publications, are made as of the date stated and are subject to change without notice. It should not be assumed that the methods, techniques, or indicators presented in these products will be profitable or that they will not result in losses. Past results of any individual trader or trading system published by Company are not indicative of future returns by that trader or system and are not indicative of future returns which be realized by you. In addition, the indicators, strategies, columns, articles and all other features of Company’s products (collectively, the “Information”) are provided for informational and educational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice.