Trading overnight gappers and early range breakouts

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Old Sep 29, 2007, 10:52am   #1
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Trading overnight gappers and early range breakouts

Does anyone else here focus on trading stocks that have gapped overnight? I trade the first 20min/30min range breakouts and gap fillers and reversals. From Pre-market analysis I'll have 10 to 15 stocks that have gapped up or down which have good volume, price between 20 and 80 and are movers. Most won't trend, maybe 3 or 4 do, wait for my patterns, in and out within 20 mins max. By 11.30 max am wrapped up for the day, lots of time to do more interesting things.

If there are others out there who trade the same it would be nice to compare daily stock selections and trades.
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 10:52pm   #2
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I've been trading the gappers/open recently, I'll post my list monday morning to see if we agree.
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Old Sep 30, 2007, 4:31pm   #3
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Does anyone else here focus on trading stocks that have gapped overnight? I trade the first 20min/30min range breakouts and gap fillers and reversals. From Pre-market analysis I'll have 10 to 15 stocks that have gapped up or down which have good volume, price between 20 and 80 and are movers. Most won't trend, maybe 3 or 4 do, wait for my patterns, in and out within 20 mins max. By 11.30 max am wrapped up for the day, lots of time to do more interesting things.

If there are others out there who trade the same it would be nice to compare daily stock selections and trades.
hours suit so heres the question,

Q : where do you get your search list of gapped stocks/ possible trade list from

interested because your method and time suits me and life at moment, can only concentrate on trading 8-12.
Only have access to 2 sb firms at moment, no other software.
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Old Oct 6, 2007, 12:43pm   #4
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Does anyone else here focus on trading stocks that have gapped overnight? I trade the first 20min/30min range breakouts and gap fillers and reversals. From Pre-market analysis I'll have 10 to 15 stocks that have gapped up or down which have good volume, price between 20 and 80 and are movers. Most won't trend, maybe 3 or 4 do, wait for my patterns, in and out within 20 mins max. By 11.30 max am wrapped up for the day, lots of time to do more interesting things.

If there are others out there who trade the same it would be nice to compare daily stock selections and trades.
I trade this style. I dont really aim for the gappers so much as I have had a bit of bad luck with open reversals. I now focus on Early Day Breakouts for 20/30/60 timeframes. I would be very interested in swapping stock picks and discussing how and why you picked them. Also where did you learn this trading style?
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Old Nov 24, 2007, 4:48pm   #5
 
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Although I have just started, the appeal of this kind of strategy had already lured me in. I have a stock screening technique that also appears similar to yours (with the addition of up/downing past a previous high/low) and would be very interested in discussing the nuances of this system with you.
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Old Dec 10, 2007, 12:46am   #6
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Does anyone else here focus on trading stocks that have gapped overnight? I trade the first 20min/30min range breakouts and gap fillers and reversals. From Pre-market analysis I'll have 10 to 15 stocks that have gapped up or down which have good volume, price between 20 and 80 and are movers. Most won't trend, maybe 3 or 4 do, wait for my patterns, in and out within 20 mins max. By 11.30 max am wrapped up for the day, lots of time to do more interesting things.

If there are others out there who trade the same it would be nice to compare daily stock selections and trades.
Yep I trade gappers.
I concentrate more on gappers which have gapped outside the previous day's range and similiar to yourself , pick those on good volume etc. You only need a few to trend and you can have a good profitable day.
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Old Nov 7, 2008, 6:02pm   #7
 
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Does anyone else here focus on trading stocks that have gapped overnight? I trade the first 20min/30min range breakouts and gap fillers and reversals. From Pre-market analysis I'll have 10 to 15 stocks that have gapped up or down which have good volume, price between 20 and 80 and are movers. Most won't trend, maybe 3 or 4 do, wait for my patterns, in and out within 20 mins max. By 11.30 max am wrapped up for the day, lots of time to do more interesting things.

If there are others out there who trade the same it would be nice to compare daily stock selections and trades.
I'm Just a new boy at this but have been trying to trade gappers on the ftse. I can find
web sites that help with finding gaps in US stock, but can't find help with UK. What do you use to do your pre-market analysis?
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Old Nov 21, 2008, 2:41pm   #8
 
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I trade Gappers, high volume and swing on belongs to FTSE, DJIA, NASDAQ and S&P 500 companies and all of them profitable. I may help you as I used to trade on US stock and UK stock.

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