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'MAP SYNTAX', is a 'Performance Driven' Discretionary (vs. Black Box) proprietary research effort that focuses on finding the best stocks the market has to offer. Using multiple time
frames, 'MAP SYNTAX' is designed to identify the best candidates for both long term price
momentum investing and short term price 'thrusts' for swing trading. Optimize the 'Sweet Spot'.
All charts are strictly for educational purposes only. No investment decisions should be made based on the analysis here. Momentum investing can lead to large losses. Very important to have a sound money
Map Syntax & Stephen Stewart are not a registered investment adviser, investment advisory service, registered analyst, or broker-dealer and does not advise specific advice on securities to anyone.
In Map Syntax land, we care about
VIOLENT price action and optimizing it. Thats it. Simple Simon
11/15 (Long Bias) PDD
11/03 (Long Bias) GH, NIU
11/02 (Long Bias) ALLO, GRTS (two off-the-shelf cancer therapy IPOs)
Price action goes into Map Syntax, answers come out. Listen to your MAPS.
When you master your craft (trading system) and can execute flawlessly - There is a price you pay - Work (trading) becomes boring.
However, the financial rewards become astronomical, just ask Tiger Woods or Roger Federer. ....And when you ask them how
they MASTERED THEIR 'CRAFT', they will tell you, it isnt the mechanics or system of their game that takes them to the top, but rather,
the six inches of space between their ears that they have learned to manage and master. Trading is no different. ~
In my opinion, trading momentum is for the investor that wants to get paid right now. It is nothing more then participating in a trend.
However, momentum investing is 'NOT' a good 'risk/reward' trade. In fact it is risky because you are betting on other investors to keep
buying in the face of higher prices by chasing prices. We are trying to profit from investors' fear of 'MISSING THE MOVE'.
However, you can manage this risk well. How? Because you can always sell (if your wrong).
The term TAILWINDS describes some condition or situation that will help move growth higher. For example, falling gas prices will help
a delivery company be more profitable. Lower gas prices is said to be a tailwind for the freight services industry. HEADWINDS are just
the opposite. Its a situation what will make growth more difficult. For example, if the price of beef goes much higher, McDonald's is facing
NOTE: Cycle MoMo is NOT to be used in deciding if you should or should not trade a particular stock.
The chart of the stock you are considering taking risk with (micro) should be your guide. Cycle MoMo (macro) simply tells
us if there are TAILWINDS or HEADWINDS when taking risk with a momentum stock. For me, Cycle MoMo comes at the END
of my decision process to take risk, NOT the beginning. In Map Syntax land, MICRO always takes precedence over MACRO.
Two times a day, Wall street delivers THRUST, BUST or STALL.
Use those KEY DECISION TIMES to identify and time THRUST as well as pick an ideal time to book gains or cut losses.
[NOTE: This is not day trading.]
MONEY MGMT = Position Size, Timing the Entry, Cutting Losses & Booking Gains
- One of the traders most important tools is Money Mgmt
- The worlds best traders recognize it as their most important key to success - NOT THE TRADING SYSTEM
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