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General Steel (GSI) Big Breakout, Wait For Retrace

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04:11:34 pm on March 16, 2014

The play right now is in the metals space – gold, silver, industrial metals, mining, etc.  The steel sector as a whole isn’t doing real well right now, but what the heck steel it’s a metal and GSI is showing massive buy demand on a recent breakout.  Take a look at the chart below.  At the beginning of March General Steel (GSI) staged a massive 60% breakout move with extremely heavy volume and now needs to retrace much of that move, providing a 2nd chance opportunity.   It has already retraced half of the entire move, but I believe there is more to go possibly down to the 1.15 – 1.20 level which would provide an excellent opportunity to scale in with a small 1st position.  Perhaps that move takes place quickly out of the gates Monday morning.

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This is a stock that soared from just over a buck to above $19 in about 9 months back in 2007.  Could a move like that happen again?  It’s not impossible, but of course the chances are extremely slim.  That doesn’t mean you could get a quick double or triple out of this one in a very short timeframe!


Disclaimer: I have no position in GSI at this time, but may look for an entry within the range I described above.

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Stock Charts Review – AMAT, NSTG, ENTA; Metals Are The Play Now

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02:27:44 pm on March 16, 2014

Well it’s been a long time once again since I’ve posted here so realistically consistent posting probably isn’t going to happen.  All my time these days is spent with Bumblejax which has been a terrific journey and remains my passion, but I miss the stock analysis and trading which I have only dabbled in the past few years.  However, the decision to step away from the market was the best decision ever for both my mental and physical health.  Being on the West Coast I can’t say I miss the 5:30AM alarm clock to get ready for the market day or the constant pressure and long hours to make sure I was providing the best information to my members at Self Investors in a timely fashion.  In a nutshell, doing that for 6 years burned me out.

I will always be fascinated by the market and the opportunities it presents.  I love researching new companies breaking out of bases for the first time following an IPO (which by the way, is often the most significant and potentially rewarding trade setup there is).  The heart and soul of my strategy remains within an analysis of the stock chart which provides a picture of supply and demand.  With that said, a lot can be learned by reviewing past stock picks to see how things panned out.  At the end of the article I’ll provide a new momentum stock play to keep an eye on in the hottest sector right now.

First up is Applied Materials (AMAT) which I wrote about in Sept of last year as it was breaking out of a double bottom base (albeit, not a perfect one) at just above $17.  Here was the chart at the time:


Now let’s take a look at the current chart to see how it fared.  You can see in the chart below it’s been a methodical, steady move up of a bit less than 10%.  Not bad, but not impressive.  Exactly what you’d expect from a big market cap stock in a rising market.  The real gains are seen in small to mid caps which you’ll see below.


The last round of breakout stocks I highlighted were in the biotech space which at the time was on fire.  That’s the key, find stocks breaking out in sectors that are catching fire across the board and your chances of success skyrocket.  Let’s take a look at NSTG.  When I highlighted it in September of last year it had just broken out of a picture perfect pennant formation .. an absolute beautiful setup for another run higher.


Take a look at the run from that breakout.  Granted, this took a bit of time to get going, but once it did it really got going!  So here’s a key moment in this trade which took place at the end of October.  See how the stock continued drifting down consolidating the big gain in September?  Had you got in during the breakout when I highlighted it at around 11.50, you’d be down a fair amount at that point and a bit nervous about holding right?  You and quite a few others.  Look how the stock shook out nervous traders, but finished the day near the top of the range which was the moment the stock  more than doubled in price.  Reversal moves like that where the stock sells off sharply in the 1st half of the trading day only to recover and close near the top of the trading range is always bullish.  It’s a capitulation move.

This is a great example that highlights some important lessons.  Lesson #1 – Do Not Enter the Entire Position Right Away.  Particularly with highly risky biotech stocks, you want to scale in slowly.  For these kinds of stocks I would typically start small with 2.5 % of the total portfolio.  This will limit the need to have a finger on the sell trigger at all times and give the stock a chance to breathe and do its thing which hopefully more often than not is up.  In this case that last dip at the end of October didn’t take out the huge breakout point in early September.  That breakout remained technically intact.  As it turned out this stock just needed more time to digest that huge gain which brings me to Lesson #2 – The Greater The Breakout Move, The Longer The Consolidation.  In this case, where I highlighted that pennant, the stock had only spent a few days consolidating that massive gain making the odds greater that it needed more time.  It doesn’t mean you can’t get in there, it just means you need to be sure to scale in slowly and give it time if it needs it.  The next breakout point in this stock was actually right out of a cup with handle type setup on Dec 6th above $13.  You could have added your 2nd position (I like to add another 2.5% of total portfolio value).


Ok let’s take a look at the next biotech breakout stock ENTA which I highlighted around the same time in Sept ’13.  This was a stock I needed to see consolidate a big breakout move that had taken place.  The 1st entry point in this stock was out of that flat base around $20.  You could have scaled into it with a 1st position at that point.  If you missed the initial breakout, no worries there are almost always 2nd chances which brings me to Lesson #3 – Breakouts Always Retrace.  What I mean by that is that in almost all cases a stock that breaks out will retrace at least half of the breakout move and often times the entire breakout move to the original breakout point.


A current chart helps to explain this concept better.  See how this stock retraced the ENTIRE move and offered a 2nd chance? This brings me to LESSON #4 – NEVER Chase A Breakout.  If you don’t get in on the breakout within 5% or less of the breakout point, let it go to minimize risk.  You want to catch them as close to the breakout point as possible.  If it gets away from you no problem!  Almost all stocks will provide a 2nd chance as this one did.  Two opportunities to capture a double on your investment in just a couple weeks.  Not too shabby.

DISCLAIMER:  Now would be a good time to remind you that the results of these two biotech plays are not typical!  I know you know that but for someone new to trading, it’s worth repeating.  These two happened to work out extremely well.  Not all do which is why it’s important to scale in with a small position and exit if the initial breakout point is broken.  You can be right less than half the time and still do extremely well if you hit on a few of these and minimize losses.  Trading is all about minimizing risk and maximizing potential reward.  The lessons above will do that and tip the odds in your favor.


Tesla Motors (TSLA) is another stock highlighted here in 2013, but I won’t get into the details of the chart of Tesla Motors (TSLA) in this post.  I think my original post covered it fairly well and you can look for similarities to the charts above.  Take a look at the 1st and 2nd chance it offered around $40/share in April 2013 before going onto more than a 600% gain in less than a year.  A new company, disrupting a long established industry breaking to new all time highs is always an extremely bullish sign and a chance at significant profit.  In this case extraordinary profit.  Even at $250 TSLA’s chart still look very healthy, but needs quite a bit of consolidation time.  No it’s not a good place to get into TSLA for the first time.

The Action Right Now Is In Metals

I’d like to wrap up this post with LESSON #5 –  70% of Stocks Move In Direction Of General Market, so it gets a bit riskier up here as the overall market remains at overextended levels with some recent selling pressure.  For that reason it’s even more important to choose a sector that is heating up.  One such sector are the metal plays with significant breakouts off the bottom in gold and silver playing out over the past few weeks.  The leading metal plays have already had healthy runs, but there are still opportunities.  When I first highlighted those biotech plays, the biotech stocks had already been heating up for a few weeks and they remained on fire for several months.  This run in metals could last awhile.

So a bit of a disclaimer on these metal play breakout plays.  They are quite speculative lower priced stocks with greater risk, but greater reward as well.  Same rule applies.  Scale in with an initial smaller position.

Go here to see the first momentum metal play!  This stock soared from just over a buck to over $19/share in about a 9 months span in 2007.  Will it make a similar move?



Train Your Subconscious Mind With Subliminal Messages

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08:47:54 pm on December 3, 2013

Your mind is like an iceberg: Your conscious mind is only a tiny proportion of your minds total function, with 90% of processing done “under the surface” by your subconscious mind. We are all constantly taking in new information, processing it, and storing it every day. This is how we learn, and develop new patterns of behavior.
Our regular way of learning is through conscious, purposeful acts; for example, we study, read books, and study. However our subconscious minds absorb all kinds of information every day that we are not aware of, which also gets processed in our minds.
The theory behind subliminal messages is to take control of the information you send to your subconscious mind – to enhance your learning capabilities by targeting your subconscious mind with only specific, beneficial messages.
So instead of randomly absorbing information from our surroundings we share here can send positive messages to ourselves to aid learning only in areas we want to develop. We can harness the power of the 90% of our minds we normally do not get to be in control of.
Many people never truly take control of their minds and develop to their full potential. It is only a small percentage of society which excels past the “norm”, and these individuals often are the ones who have learned to focus their minds and developed positive patterns of behavior to guarantee their share this site success.
Subliminal messages can be click this website used to accelerate learning, build confidence, increase motivation, relieve fears and phobias, resolve addictions, and much more. In fact whatever area you are looking to develop, or personal problem you are looking to overcome you can use the power of subliminal messages to help achieve your goal.

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Treatment Options For Dark Upper Lip

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02:45:23 pm on December 3, 2013

In the event you have dark upper lip , you must be conscious exactly how these dark patches are usually stubborn. They take prolonged treatment read more in order to fade.These types of marks many times get spread around to both cheeks, your forehead and some several other exposed parts of the body for example arms as well as neck.If you want to fade these types of spots you need to have great deal of determination. You can attempt various natural strategies. Nonetheless usually there are some cosmetic procedures like deep chemical peel, microdermabrasion and additionally laser resurfacing which usually offer more rapid final result. Most of these methods certainly are a tad high priced and even demand repeated visits to ones own dermatologist. This is the reason a lot of people try to find all-natural methods to care for dark upper lip skin complaint.

Different choices Regarding Dealing with Dark Upper Lip

You actually need to keep in mind that it is especially difficult entirely clear away these types of marks plus it entails lengthy periods of period of treatment together with medication. In reality cosmetic suppliers tend to be shelling out quite a few products that assure to clear out these spots quickly. When you use these products habitually you do have some beneficial final result. Nonetheless effective treatments for dark-colored upper lip isn’t that effortless. Whenever you stop using products, the spots revisit all over again. So what on earth is definitely the remedy?

Reasons behind Shadowy Upper Lip

Actually the answer is situated within the reason. You ought to learn what prompted darkening of the skin about the upper section of your own lip and also created facial pigmentation. This problem originates owing to various issues. The most widespread are given beneath.

* exposure to the sun.
* Reaction to quite a few cosmetics.
* Allergy to certain prescription drugs like anti-biotics as well as anti depressants.
* Hormone imbalance caused by use of contraceptive pills or pregnancy.
* Extreme utilisation of the tanning booth has got the same effect as over exposure to the sun.
* Inappropriate threading as well as waxing of upper lip.

Effective Treatment method meant for Dark Upper Lip

So find out how todeal with this matter now that you understand the explanations?

* Take care of your own self from direct sun light utilizing high-quality sun screen lotion.
* Switch or maybe discontinue using the cosmetic that you are sensitive to
* In the event the treatments you are taking causes skin discoloration consult your doctor for something different of treatment plan or simply wait till the particular prescribed by doctors period of time is finished.
* Avoid tanning booth and being out under the sun.
* Stop waxing or threading upper lip till the darkness fades and your skin is normal.

Home Remedy Regarding Removing the Dark Upper Lip

Now comes the actual treatment plan aspect. In is usually a two way treatment process. You need regular exfoliation to get rid of damaged and darkened skin. You should utilize skin improving solution or even lotions to lighten the skin and help diminish the pigmentation.Presently there is but one natural ingredient that works well like a charm regarding dark upper lip and melasma. In fact it is very effective in treating all kinds of skin pigmentation. Take one teaspoon of fresh cream, an a bit of turmeric root extract powdered ingredients and handful of drops of lemon juice. Make paste. Apply it evenly on here the affected region. click this website Let this face mask remain on your skin for half an hour. Splash cold water on to clean your face. Do this each day not less than a fortnight and you will be stunned with end result.

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Treat Constipation With Home Remedies For Constipation

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08:07:31 am on December 3, 2013

Constipation is a common health complication that originates in the digestive tract. The symptoms of this complication may include irregular bowel movement, insufficient emptiness of bowel etc. The most common among all symptoms of constipation is infrequent, irregular or difficult removal of the hard faecal matter.
Additional symptoms of constipation may include a layered tongue, stinking breath, appetite loss, dizziness, dark circles under eyes, headache, mouth ulcer, sense of fullness, pimples, lumber region, heart burn, insomnia, acidity, depression and many other related complications. One may suffer from chronic constipation, if he or she suffers from high blood pressure, appendicitis, cataract, arthritis, rheumatism, and cancer.
There are various remedies available for treating constipation problem; however, one may count on home remedies for constipation treatment as well. This article focuses on various types of home remedies for constipation and their unique features.
Treat constipation with Bael fruit
If you are share here suffering from constipation, it is advisable that you eat Bael fruits. It is an excellent laxative. An adult can take approximately 60gms of this fruit to avoid constipation problem. Some people eat banana for treating their constipation; however, modern scientific studies strongly discourage this idea. It is recommended that you should not eat jackfruit if you are suffering from constipation. Except these two, most of the other fruits including Bael fruit can be effective during constipation.
Hence, these fruits can play a key role in home remedies for constipation. It functions by cleaning and toning up the intestines. Regular and prolonged use of 2-3 months of time can ensure a significant degree of removal of accumulated faecal matter from intestines. While applying as home remedies for constipation, you should use it in its original form before your meal.
Treat constipation with Pears
Pears are considered as one of the best home remedies for constipation problem. Only one single pear taken at the share here time of dinner or breakfast can do all the wonder in normal case. However, for the chronic constipation problem, one may need to eat one pear regularly or may drink pear juice everyday to get rid off the problem.
Treat constipation with Guava
Guava fruit is loved by many individuals, irrespective of their age or location. It also offers effective home remedies for constipation. When it is eaten with seeds, it offers roughage effect to the diet, helping the clearing of the bowel wastages. A regular use of one or two guava can be beneficial in treating constipation.
Treat constipation with Grapes
You could rarely find people who do not like eating grapes. Grapes, rich with different nutritional qualities, offer you good solution for constipation problem. It contains organic acid, sugar and cellulose that make it a unique product for fighting against constipation naturally. It is beneficial for chronic constipation problem as well. If you are suffering from chronic constipation problem, you should eat 350-400gms of grapes to have the desired effect.
Treat constipation with Orange
If you can eat one or two orange before you sleep at night, it can offer you an excellent solution for clearing your bowel in time. It has the ability to stimulate the bowels and it also helps preventing the buildup of colon wastages.
Treat constipation with Papaya and Figs
If you eat half of a papaya daily in your breakfast, it can function effectively as a natural laxative. You may also add figs in your daily routine to get rid off the problem of constipation. You can use click this website either of dry or fresh figs; both of them are beneficial as an effective laxative.
Treat constipation with Spinach
Since ages, spinach is well respected among the mass for its ability for cleansing, reconstructing and regenerating of the intestinal tract. If you can have 100ml raw spinach juice on regular basis, you will be free even from most aggravated form of constipation within few days. It is really effective for any sort of constipation problem.

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Treatment for Night Emission, Discharge of Semen During Sleep Due to Over Masturbation

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03:57:57 am on December 3, 2013

Discharge of semen during sleep is a common situation here which most of the men face once in their lifetime, though it is natural phenomena but if occurs due to over masturbation it can be debilitating and hazardous for mental and physical health. It has been seen that young boys face this situation during puberty due to hormonal and physical changes in their body and it subsides to minimum with the age but even a matured or aged male can face this situation at any point of time occasionally. Masturbation and night discharge are inversely proportional, if one masturbates, chances of night discharge reduce, but due to over masturbation some physical, hormonal and mental disorders creep up which increase the frequency of such night discharge to cause serious problems even like impotency and share here erectile dysfunction. Normally, erotic dreams, person not having sex for long time or excitement during the day without lovemaking lead to night emission.
Semen is made in the body which is normally discharged when a male reaches orgasm during lovemaking which is then replaced by new one, when a person masturbates he also releases semen which avoids night discharge, but over masturbation causes stimulated secretion and production of testosterone hormone which leads to over production of semen and weakness in the sphincter muscles and nerves which are responsible for locking semen. This condition causes frequent night discharge as well as passing of semen while exerting pressure for urine or bowel movement too. Person suffering with this condition may not have an erotic dream to discharge during the sleep mere rubbing of sheets may push few drops of semen to ooze out. This condition can lead to serious problems like ED, PE, low sperm count and low sperm motility. Hormonal imbalance may also cause mood swings and low libido in the male.
Frequent marks of semen on the undergarments, few drops or complete discharge, suggest presence of excess night discharge. Presence of thick fluid after passing urine or bowel movement suggests weakness of nerves and sphincter muscles which may cause discharge of semen during sleep. Thinning of semen, change in the color of semen and obstructed urine flow in the morning also suggests excessive night discharge due to over masturbation. Weakness, drowsiness and pain in the knees are other symptoms of excessive night discharge due to over masturbation or any other reason.
Emptying urinary bladder before going to sleep is not a treatment in itself but supports the body in controlling night discharge. Drinking a cup of sage tea before going to bed in the night treats the problem due to over masturbation very well. Shilajit as supplement or in raw form can improve sexual health and treat sexual problems due to over masturbation or other reason very well and it is extremely beneficial in curing discharge of semen during click this website sleep. You can supplement Shilajit with NF Cure capsules for much faster results. Withania somnifera is another herb used for good over all health and for healthy sexual behavior, it can maintain hormonal balance, strengthens muscles and nerves and cure minor internal injuries, which may occur due to over masturbation and lead to the problem of excessive night discharge.

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Toxic Shame: Do Some People’s Childhoods Set Them Up To Experience Toxic Shame?

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10:25:54 pm on December 2, 2013

While one has inherent worth, it doesn’t mean that they’re able to realise this. And when this is the case, it is likely to be due to the toxic shame that they’re carrying within them. As all the time one is carrying this within them, it is going to make it more or less impossible for them to realise their value.
This can cause one to feel as though they’re deeply flawed and it then doesn’t matter what they do or what they achieve, as nothing will change. One can then feel less than human and as though they are completely worthless.
Two Types
One could then come to the conclusion that shame is therefore bad and that it has no purpose other than to destroy ones sense of self. However, there are two types of shame and while toxic shame is destructive, if one had no shame whatsoever, it would be equally destructive.
If one has a conscience, they’re going to feel shame form time to time and while this will cause them to feel bad from time to time, it won’t become a way of life. Through feeling bad, it will allow them to become aware of what they have done wrong and to take the steps to put it right or here not to do the same thing again.
The Absence Of Shame
So healthy shame read more allows one to be aware of how their actions are affecting others and how their own life is being affected. If this shame didn’t appear during these moments, one is going to come across as lacking empathy and as having no concern for other people.
In the absence of shame, one is likely to end up behaving in ways that are inappropriate and offensive. They are then going to come across as lacking humanity and therefore, they’re going to end up alienating themselves from others.
But healthy shame is there for a certain time and then it will soon subside. This means that one doesn’t feel as though there is something inherently wrong with them and neither do they develop a shamed-based identity.
When this happens, one is stuck in shame. The shame that one felt in relation to a certain situation has then stayed around and has become who they are. And when one feels this way, there are a number of things that can take place.
If one was to accept their shame, they’re going to feel worthless and because of this, it is not going to take much effort for other people to notice how they feel. This could be seen through how another person presents themselves and the kind of behaviour they put up with.
Ones intention is then not to be seen by others or to be in the spotlight, it is going to be to hide from others and to avoid attention. Their tolerance for being treated badly or even abused by others is then a reflection of how worthless they feel.
Another approach that one can take is to repress their toxic shame and to become disconnected from it. Here one doesn’t come across as worthless or less than others, they can come across as being larger than life and act as if other people are inferior.
The shame that they have disconnected from ends up being projected onto other people. But as they are out of touch with their own inner world, they’re unlikely to realise what is taking place.
Image Obsessed
love here And while people in the first example are unlikely share here to do anything to improve their image or to develop themselves, the people in this example can end up being obsessed with their image and have a strong need develop to themselves. This can keep their toxic shame at bay but what it won’t do is remove it; which is why it has developed into an obsession.
Perhaps this is why the cosmetic and self development industry has become so big in recent years. The need to be perfect is another consequence of feeling flawed within.
Shaming Others
And if one carries shame on the inside, there is a strong chance that not only will they shame others, but that other people will also shame them. One can shame others without being consciously aware of what they are doing. Through shaming others, it will allow one to elevate themselves for a short while and to regulate how they feel.
If one is shamed by another, they might not even notice what is taking place and this is because it reflects how they feel on the inside. So until one feels different, they’re going to allow other people to shame them and they are more likely to shame others.
An Analogy
So when one experiences toxic shame, it is like wearing glasses that are dirty and then cleaning external objects as a way to improve one’s vision. No matter what one cleans, the glasses are still going to be dirty.
Just as no matter what one achieves or how they look, it won’t change how they feel at a deeper level. What is taking place within them doesn’t belong there and needs to be released.
A Deeper Look
As one feels ashamed of who they are, they might be able to locate moments in their adult life where they felt ashamed, but this is unlikely to be where it all began. This is likely to be something that started during their childhood years and relate to how their caregiver/s treated them.
Here, one may have been physically, verbally and/or sexually abused. Neglect can also lead to the same outcome and cause one to feel worthless. This shame would then have stayed trapped in one’s body.
So in order to move beyond feeling flawed, one will need to release the shame that has remained within them. And not only will one be facing shame, they are also likely to come across grief, abandonment, rejection and even death.
To release these trapped emotions, one might need the assistance or a therapist or a healer. They will be able to hold the space and to give one the support they need to go to the depths of their being.

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Traditional and modern bars and clubs of Athens

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03:08:27 pm on December 2, 2013

“Where is the party? And a quick answer would be in Greece of course. For those who would disagree with me and would dare to challenge the place with […] Continue Reading…

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Tracing A Cell Phone – Why Do We Need To Spy On A Cheating Spouse?

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10:30:56 am on December 2, 2013

Why Do We Need To Spy On A Cheating Spouse?

You tell me.

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Transfer Factor, Colostrum And Immune Support

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11:58:26 pm on December 1, 2013

Colostrum is known to create transfer factor in the body which in return helps build up the body’s immunity to remember certain illnesses.
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