BenTen's Watchlist + Setup + Trade Examples

BenTen

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Before we begin, I just want to go over my general ThinkorSwim setup and my stock watchlist.

Question: Ben, what indicator are you currently using?

Answer: Buy the Dip: Conservative Model (with Aggresive mode enabled)

Question: Ben, what tickers are you looking at?

Answer: I have a main watchlist called "Core" and a speculative/growth watchlist called "Tier 2". You can find all the ticker symbols down below.

Core Watchlist

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Tier 2 (Risky/Speculative/Growth)

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Trade 1: PayPal (PYPL)
  • PayPal was coming down to one of my support levels. BTD (22) was hovering around the 0 line.
  • 10/30/2020: I started a small position on the 30th of October.
  • 11/02/2020: PayPal reported their earning; they beat analysts' expectations. The stock experienced a bit more selloff before recovering. I took that opportunity to add to my position.
  • 11/10/2020: PayPal pulled back again to my support levels, I added again.
  • 11/24/2020: Took partial profit
  • 12/01/2020: Closed full position
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Trade 2: Shopify (SHOP)
  • Shopify was coming down to one of my support levels on the Daily chart. BTD lines converging.
  • 11/09/2020: Started a position
  • 11/30/2020: Took profit as the stock coming up to resistance level.
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Trade 3: Chegg (CHGG)
  • 10/26/2020: Chegg reported earnings. Great numbers. No reason for it to selloff except for people taking profit. I believe it's going to do well even after COVID. I didn't want to start a position yet because it wasn't near any of my support levels. (stay patient!)
  • 11/09/2020: Okay, finally! Chegg is coming down to my support levels. I started a position here.
  • 11/30/2020: Taking some profit here. Leaving the rest for it to run if Chegg decides to break the resistance level and make new ATH :D (it did!)
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Trade #4: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
  • 10/27/2020: AMD reported earnings. Great numbers (that's what we want to hear), the stock is pulling back (that's what we want to see). Now Ben is waiting patiently.
  • 10/30/2020: AMD reaches one of Ben's support levels. BTD crosses below the 0 line. What's next? Ben started a position ;)
  • 11/25/2020: Took profit
  • 11/30/2020: Huge green candle. Took profit again. Closed full position.
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Trade #5: Coupa (COUP)
  • I've been eyeing this stock for a while. I was eager to find an entry point.
  • 11/02/2020: I started a position as the stock was near my support level. BTD was at 0.
  • 11/05/2020: Took profit after two consecutive gap ups.
  • I basically got lucky here. Didn't have to hold for a long time.
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Trade #6: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
  • $137.5 was a critical support level on my chart. I wanted for the stock price to come down to that level. When it did, BTD also crosses below the 0 line.
  • 10/30/2020: Started a position.
  • 11/16/2020: Took some profit as the stock reaches resistance levels. I'm still holding some left.
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Trade #7: Data Dog (DDOG)
  • Similar to the CHGG and AMD trades, good earnings + selloff = buying opportunity. We saw this in DDOG.
  • 11/10/2020: Company reported earnings.
  • 11/11/2020: Stock gapped down. BTD crosses below the 0 line. I started a position.
  • 12/10/2020: Took some profit. Still holding some left.
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Trade #8: DocuSign (DOCU)
  • 11/09/2020: Stock gapped down and closed the day red. As I recalled, there wasn't anything significant or negative that came out. So, I started a position. If you look closely, the stock was coming down to my support level.
  • 11/30/2020: Taking profit because the stock was going to report earnings that week. I didn't want to risk it.
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BenTen

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I can keep going forever with more analysis, but I rather not because, at this point, it's getting repetitive, as you can see. I will post more trade examples whenever there is something significant worth pointing out.

Key takeaways

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Tradervic

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Excellent trading!!! Yes, adding to position at the right time is a great strategy!
 

stirunel

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Very nice summary Ben!
 

cswu1211

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Dear Ben, Merry X’mas. Could you summarize more of your trading “strategy”?
e.g. BTD cross zero line? Do you have scan threads? Tks
 

SugarTrader

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This is an excellent post. We all know this portal is rather super technical with all indic and scripts. It is so good to have a pratical view on how to use a model/strategy. We should do it much more often. Happy holiday to all.
 

kidsadvcate

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Hi Ben, As we go into the new year, would love to have you post what you primarily are using to take trades. What studies/indicators and confirming signals so we can all get the benefit of your trading plan and criteria for entries and exits.

This post is excellent and thank you.
 

Thomas

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I'd like to add, thanks for demonstrating a way to trade this indicator.
 
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Ronin13

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Great stuff @BenTen , very enlightening!
 
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