Last week I bought the breakout in INTT. This is a very similar setup to COHU a few weeks ago. As I’ve stated previously I look for entries where the stock is less than 20% above the 30-week MA (which is shown on the chart below on the PPO which measures the percent above the 30-week MA). Ideally I’d like to buy as close the the 30-week MA as possible. To accomplish that the best time to buy is either the break above the 30-week MA or a consolidation back to the 30-week MA.
The gap higher in INTT allows me to raise my stop above the 30-week MA (and thus less than 20% of risk, where the current PPO is a little over 30%) and right below the gap which occurred on 5x average volume. This is because a stock that gaps higher on massive volume is showing a big increase in accumulation at that price level. And since I only want to be long stocks under accumulation I can now use that price level as a signal to exit the market if things change.
I also took some partial profits (which means I reduced my position size but still hold a position) in stocks that I’ve mentioned on the RTR (DAIO and NVMI) and stocks that I’ve mentioned on Twitter (ICHR and YRD). This is done to reduce risk in case a market correction does materialize, and if it doesn’t I can look for setups in other stocks since I have fresh cash to deploy back into the market.
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