This article is for education purposes only, and not to be taken as advice to buy/sell. Please do your own due diligence before committing to any trade/investment.
Welcome to our 17th part of our series on Systematic Trading!
In this part, you’ll discover two position trading opportunities in the US stock market.
Before you scroll further, you’ll want to check out our stock pick in February on Air Products and Chemicals and Rivian Automotive.
Are you ready to check out Lyft and Petco Health and Wellness to discover if they are ready for a position trade?
Lyft (NASDAQ: LYFT)
1. About the Company
Lyft is a technology company which provides ride-hailing services.
Like Grab, Lyft has a car rental program.
In addition, Lyft has a wide network of bikes and scooters for short-term use.
Knowing that autonomous driving is about to disrupt its business, Lyft has started offering access to autonomous vehicles.
Does its future look bright for traders and investors?
Let’s find out!
2. Position Trading (Daily)
Looking at the chart of LYFT, I can tell if it’s time to sell its shares short for a position trade.
There’s no need for any technical drawings on the chart.
This is because the indicators on the chart – the red arrow and Trend Impulse Factor indicators are sufficient.
These indicators form the TradersGPS (TGPS) which enables traders to have an advantage over the rest.
Here, there’s a red arrow on the latest candle of LYFT.
This suggests renewed bearishness. Its share price could continue to fall.
But is this drop going to be sustained for a position trade?
This is when you’ll want to refer to the color of its Trend Impulse Factor bar.
It’s light green in color, signaling that this bearish move is unlikely to last long.
Therefore, you won’t want to take a short position trade on LYFT as the drop is likely to be too short to be worthwhile.
What about the other stock of the month – Petco Health and Wellness?
Petco Health and Wellness (NASDAQ: WOOF)
1. About the Company
From its name, you would’ve guessed that the company is in the health and wellness industry for pets.
And you’re right!
More than being just a vet, Petco Health and Wellness sells pet food, pet insurance, and other pet related services.
As the cost and stress of raising a child around the world rises, it’s little wonder that people are turning to pets as companions.
Does this mean that the shares of Petco Health and Wellness are doing well?
Let’s find out!
2. Position Trading (Daily)
Is the time ripe to short WOOF?
Looking at its chart above, it’s clear that WOOF is in a downtrend.
This is clear from the red arrow that’s above its latest candle.
The red arrow suggests that this is the beginning of a new downtrend.
Next, you’ll want to look at the color of its Trend Impulse Factor bar.
Similar to LYFT, the bar of WOOF’s Trend Impulse Factor indicator is in light green which signifies that the bearish momentum is likely to end in a flash.
Hence, WOOF is not ripe for a short position trade yet.
Though both stocks aren’t ready for a short, there’s a chance they could be ripe sometime in March, especially if the stock market tumbles.
It’s always better to be overly prepared than to be caught unprepared, missing out on potential money-making opportunities as a result.
There’s a very important concept I’d like to bring to your attention – the use of a stop loss.
Because the stock market doesn’t behave according to our instructions and hopes, it’s advisable to place a stop loss level to protect your trading capital, should an unexpected event occur.
Trading stocks without a proper system can be highly risky. This is why TGPS was created. The indicators will help you determine if a stock is ready for action to be taken. You won’t have to feel in the dark and make wild guesses.
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