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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.
The average market capitalization for a company in the index is around $1.26 billion. The median market cap is around $528 million.
The market cap of the largest company in the index is around $5.0 billion.
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.
MONEY MANAGEMENT // term //: Refers to managing the size of market risk to ensure one's ability to keep going thru the
inevitable bad periods that every trader experiences. Money Management is the science of keeping your risk of ruin at acceptable
levels while maximizing your profit potential. Trade small enough you wont go broke and large enough to make it worthwhile.
PROTOCOL // noun //: A system of rules that explain the correct conduct and procedures to be followed in formal situations.
As a rule, growth stocks this year (2018) are
technology, consumer discretionary, and health care.
As a rule, value stocks this year (2018) are financials, energy, and consumer staples.
Note: Some stocks are considered both a VALUE STOCK and a GROWTH STOCK. For instance, many Healthcare (Large Pharma: AMGN, GILD, BMY) are considered GROWTH STOCKS but have recently been included in VALUE indexes. The chart above helps in regards to
HEADWINDS or TAILWINDS regarding SECTORS in the macro.
The NASDAQ Summation Index is a breadth indicator derived the NASDAQ McClellan Oscillator, which is a breadth indicator based on
Net Advances (advancing issues less declining issues). The Summation Index is simply a running total of the McClellan Oscillator values.
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