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Technical Analysis: Three stock charts poised to trend higher

Many companies trading in the Canadian stock markets such as the TSX and TSX Venture exchange go through periods of consolidation where not a whole lot happens with either the share prices or the fundamentals at the company. This is where technical analysis can be helpful as it provides a bit of a guide as to when these 'quieter' stocks may be set to make a move. Here are a few stock charts with companies poised to trend higher.

5i Aug 23, 2018

Technical Analysis Stock Picks on Photon Control (PHO), VersaBank (VB), Dollarama (DOL)

Technical Analysis on Photon Control, VersaBank, Dollarama

Photon Control (TSXV:PHO) has spent the last 3+ months consolidating within a round bottom continuation pattern. Price action has now begun to breakout from this rounded bottom pattern and above the volume by price accumulation bar. Relative strength vs. the S&P 500 has broken out above its downtrend line as momentum (MACD) begins to curl higher. This price action suggests the bulls are regaining control and the prior uptrend is set to continue...

5i May 08, 2018
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Logarithmic Scale vs. Arithmetic Scale (Technical Analysis)

If you're familiar with my work, you know I'm a huge proponent of momentum investing. For those of you who don't know, momentum investing is a strategy where the objective is to profit from the continuation of trends. The term "trend is your friend" derives from the theory that stocks trending in one direction will continue to go much higher than assumed possible...
5i Apr 24, 2018

Technical Analysis - Opportunities In Tech: OpenText, BlackBerry and Descartes Systems Group

Opportunities in Tech

Since the goal of many investors is to outperform the market, the relative strength indicator is a very important tool for identifying opportunities. The relative strength indicator is often used to compare the performance of a stock vs. a benchmark such as the TSX index. More importantly, at a time when the TSX is down more than 900 points from the January high, the relative strength indicator can also be used to find pockets of strength.
Since the TSX has very few places to hide in a market downturn, being able to find these pockets of strength can be very profitable...
5i Mar 08, 2018

Using Weekly Charts to Identify Long-Term Trends

Using Weekly Charts to Identify Long-Term Trends

Looking at the bigger picture allows investors to take advantage of longer-term trends and chart patterns missed by most novice investors. Using weekly charts can help remove intraday noise and volatility that tends to scare short-term focused investors. 

Institutional money managers with several million dollar positions use larger time-frames like the weekly chart because they can’t react fast enough to the short-term fluctuations in the market. Since institutional money moves stock prices, it can become very profitable for retail investors if they are able to identify and jump on these larger trends created by this money...
5i Dec 11, 2017

The Importance of Having a Plan: Photon Control, Ballard Power Systems, The Stars Group

The importance of having a plan: Technical Analysis
No matter how much experience you have as an investor, a trend following system is a straight forward approach to systematic trading that can be easily deployed and managed by anyone. This is a great way to profit from large moves without having to manage positions on an intraday basis. If you have spent time learning lessons the hard way, like myself, then you will relate to what I am about to say.

The two problems I struggled with the most were taking a position too large for my account and selling too soon. In my experience these problems often go hand in hand, I was always putting myself in the perfect position for emotional ruin. Every time I would get onto a winning trade I became greedy or scared and locked in profits prematurely, cutting my potential returns short.

This is exactly what happened last week to one of my subscribers with Photon Control (TSXV:PHO)...

5i Oct 11, 2017

Technical Analysis Stock Picks on Avigilon (TSX: AVO) and Innergex Renewable Energy (TSX: INE)

Technical Analysis on Avigilon (AVO) and Innergex Renewable Energy (INE)

My main focus is tracing abnormal volatility which flags the potential of momentum coming into an underlying name or sector. As a momentum trader, I rarely look at major indexes, but at small-cap names with high institutional or insider ownership. This is because small cap names offer many advantages to traders. One being that they tend to move with a greater velocity than large-cap names. This is due to supply and demand...

5i Sep 18, 2017
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