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.


7:30 AM – MORNING MARKET UPDATE & WATCH LIST

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

This morning, U.S. futures are modestly lower with the Dow’s off by -40.

European markets opened mixed, following a trend set in Asia. The Nikkei shed -0.8% after the Wall Street Journal reported Japan could be the next target in the Trump administration’s trade war.


QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.”
– Richard Bach


The U.S. Labor Department will release its monthly employment data at 8:30 a.m. ET. Investors are expecting another set of solid job gains and steady wage growth.

I ran my routine stock screens this morning, yet did not add any new stocks to our watch list.

I actually removed 3 stocks from our watch list. CLR and CBRE never confirmed a BUY signal and now have fallen too far below the TRIGGER PRICE. EXPO did trade above its TRIGGER PRICE back on 8/15, yet the volume was below our guideline, and now shares are starting to get too extended to be prudently buyable if the daily volume does ever reach +50%.

We now have 14 stocks which we will be watching for the next buyable breakout – see here.

One stock in particular is QTWO. This top financial-tech stock traded +2.1% higher yesterday on above average volume as shares neared (-0.86%) their TRIGGER PRICE.

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

Standard rules apply – 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 any of these set ups confirming a BUY signal up to their MAX BUY PRICE by default.

Keep in mind that when a stock breaks out – becomes potentially buyable – there are other factors to consider.

Volume on the breakout. A stock that is breaking out through resistance, with an increase in volume of +50% above the stock’s average volume (50 DAV), is showing more conviction and more demand. This is not saying – all lower volume breakouts will fail. Actually, we’ve seen many continue higher. If you have found that you did buy a stock that showed lower daily volume or volume under 50%, going forward – simply treat it a regular trade.

Earnings BreakOuts. Many stocks from our watch list will break out during earnings season. Earnings breakouts can be more rewarding, however, these trades carry much more risk then traditional (non-news) breakouts. One needs to also consider – the strength/weakness of the fundamental news that was just released along with the forward-looking guidance the company gave, investors response to the conference call, etc. For anyone who is not familiar with – buying earnings breakouts – I suggest that they sit through a few seasons to study, paper trade, and show some profits, before applying actual capital.

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.

Missed any of these morning reports? You can find all previous reports here.

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.