## Stan Weinstein's Stage Analysis

This is a discussion on Stan Weinstein's Stage Analysis within the Technical Analysis forums, part of the Methods category; I've been watching Google (GOOG) for the last few months as it is starting to look interesting to me as ...

 Dec 6, 2011, 11:54am #136 Joined Oct 2010 Re: Stan Weinstein's Stage Analysis I've been watching Google (GOOG) for the last few months as it is starting to look interesting to me as it is approaching the 4 year highs. If you look at the price by volume on the side of the point and figure chart you'll see that the majority of volume resistance is now below it. So this could be a good breakout candidate for the method if it breaks to new 4 year highs as it's been consolidating for the last two years. One for the watchlist I think. Attached Thumbnails         __________________ isatrader Fate does not always let you fix the tuition fee. She delivers the educational wallop and presents her own bill – Reminiscences of a Stock Operator.
 Dec 8, 2011, 8:44am #137 Joined Oct 2010 Re: Stan Weinstein's Stage Analysis Stage 2 continuation breakout yesterday on YUM. Attached Thumbnails       __________________ isatrader Fate does not always let you fix the tuition fee. She delivers the educational wallop and presents her own bill – Reminiscences of a Stock Operator.
 Dec 8, 2011, 8:58am #138 Joined Apr 2003 Re: Stan Weinstein's Stage Analysis i presume as it a continuation pattern the intial stop is below the 52.5 support, say 52.2?
Dec 8, 2011, 10:05am   #139

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Re: Stan Weinstein's Stage Analysis

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 Originally Posted by theblackmamba i presume as it a continuation pattern the intial stop is below the 52.5 support, say 52.2?
That would be the investor stop position. But if you were short term trading it, I think you could go tighter below the gap low of 55.62 on the 30/11. So under 55 maybe.

The 200 day ATR is 1.21, so from yesterdays closing price, the 2x ATR(200) is: 58.01 - (2 x 1.21) = 55.59. So I'd personally try to get a price below 57.41 if you were using a stop below 55 to keep within my 2x ATR risk limit on a short term trade.
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 Dec 8, 2011, 10:26am #140 Joined Oct 2010 Re: Stan Weinstein's Stage Analysis Here's a 60 min point & figure chart that shows the near term support levels the best imo. Good support in the mid 55 area. Attached Thumbnails   __________________ isatrader Fate does not always let you fix the tuition fee. She delivers the educational wallop and presents her own bill – Reminiscences of a Stock Operator.
 Dec 8, 2011, 12:23pm #141 Joined Apr 2003 Re: Stan Weinstein's Stage Analysis thanks for charts..
 Dec 10, 2011, 2:02pm #142 Joined Oct 2010 Re: Stan Weinstein's Stage Analysis An interesting week in the markets. Volatility still rules the day at the moment. I took the stage 2 continuation in YUM yesterday at \$58.26 with a stop at \$51.98, but that was my only trade this week as I didn't want to put any new positions on until the Euro summit was concluded. I've been thinking this week about whether I can automate part of the stage identification process. And as the 30 week moving average is the key component I've been trying to think of a way to measure the momentum of it. I came up with a simple momentum indicator that uses the "Slope" math calculation of the most recent 5 figures of the MA to measure the 30 week MA momentum - which seems to work well if you look at divergences (see the bottom indicator of the attached S&P 500 chart), but I still think that there could be a better way. So can anyone suggest a way of calculating the speed and angle of the 30 week MA? I've attached the S&P 500 weekly chart, which has the NYSE Advance Decline momentum indicator mentioned in Chapter 8 of the book and also my indicator which measures the momentum of the 30 week moving average over the previous 5 weeks. Attached Thumbnails   __________________ isatrader Fate does not always let you fix the tuition fee. She delivers the educational wallop and presents her own bill – Reminiscences of a Stock Operator. Last edited by isatrader; Dec 10, 2011 at 2:13pm.
 Dec 11, 2011, 3:28pm #143 Joined Oct 2010 Re: Stan Weinstein's Stage Analysis (SPD.L) Sports Direct looks to be close to making a Stage 4 breakdown, after rolling over in the last few months to carve out a Stage 3 top. There's a risk that it'll be dragged up with the market if that decides to have a rally, but it looks like it wants to test lower levels after it's impressive 100% or so Stage 2 rally that began last September. Relative performance versus the market and industry sector is starting to under perform, but it's slightly outperforming the General retailers UK sub sector still. Volume is starting to fall off and the 30 week weighted moving average has turned down. Price pushed below the 200 day MA on Thursday and failed on the retest on Friday, so this might be a good hedge as I'm overly long at the moment, but I'm cautious of it putting in a bottom around the 200 level, as that would signal that it's going move back into the Stage 3 range and not break down to Stage 4. The 200 day ATR is 10.78, so if I short a break of Thursday low at 207.60, then the 2x ATR(200) stop loss would be 229.15. But last weeks high was 232.70 and the 30 week WMA is at 228.06, so it might safer to give the stop a bit more room above 233 and take the position size down a little to compensate. Attached Thumbnails     __________________ isatrader Fate does not always let you fix the tuition fee. She delivers the educational wallop and presents her own bill – Reminiscences of a Stock Operator.
 Dec 13, 2011, 1:12pm #144 Joined Oct 2010 Re: Stan Weinstein's Stage Analysis Gold's move down yesterday confirmed that it's in early Stage 3 now, by making it's first major lower low for a very long time. However, this doesn't mean that the bull run is over, but that it is in a Stage 3 period of consolidation with a range roughly between 1550 and 1900. It also has major trend line support around the 1600 area, so a move down to test that seems likely with the weakening technical picture and would also complete an A-B-C correction from the parabolic move up in the summer. So I'm personally going to be looking to get long again if we get back to to the trend line. But for the time being the bias is negative and looks a good short term short if it fails to recapture the 1700 level quickly. Attached Thumbnails   __________________ isatrader Fate does not always let you fix the tuition fee. She delivers the educational wallop and presents her own bill – Reminiscences of a Stock Operator.
Dec 14, 2011, 7:43am   #145
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Re: EURAUD Stage Analysis

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 Originally Posted by isatrader ...EUR/AUD forex pair. On the monthly it's been in Stage 4 for the last few years. The weekly is in Stage 1 and near the low of the range, and on the daily it has broken it's trendline today after a big down move this week. As the move has been so big I'm going to watch to see what the reaction back up is first before taking a position as the 30 day MA is a long way behind at 1.3472 currently. But it looks like it might give a weekly stage 4 continuation signal by breaking below 1.29 soon.
Yes, it has stopped its higher lows and this now looks as if the next bit of bad news will knock it down.
EURAUD 2 yr Weekly
Would you not look at this, not as a monthly, but simply as a weekly, so, until the break occurs, you can't be sure if it is a proper Stage 1 or a continuation break of a bear flag within Stage 4.

Dec 14, 2011, 10:49am   #146

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Re: EURAUD Stage Analysis

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 Originally Posted by lplate Yes, it has stopped its higher lows and this now looks as if the next bit of bad news will knock it down. EURAUD 2 yr Weekly Would you not look at this, not as a monthly, but simply as a weekly, so, until the break occurs, you can't be sure if it is a proper Stage 1 or a continuation break of a bear flag within Stage 4.
Yep it certainly looks interesting at this point, but I'm already in the euro short trade as I took the GBPEUR long I talked about at 1.1636 on 27/11, so I don't want anymore exposure at the moment.

The EURAUD looks very close the breaking down as well, but the EURUSD is very close to major support levels and people might start lightening up their positions as they go on Christmas break, so that is the key chart to watch imo. As if that holds support then we'll get a bounce in all risk assets.
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