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(Date Report Was Created: 16-Jun-2014) 
Tractor Supply (TSCO)Services
Last: 64.36  (-0.64 pts, -0.98%)  Open: 64.76  High: 64.8  low: 63.86  Specialty Retail, Other

Quick Summary
  • The Stock is in Bearish Phase. The sellers have entered the market and pushing the price down. The Bearish Phase occurs when sellers have entered the market.
  • The stock has recovered 3.7% from its recent low price of 62.06 which occurred on 5-Feb-2014. A close above 20-day moving average of 64.75 could mark low of 62.06 as a recent low.
  • The closest support can be found at 63.62. The closest resistance can be found at 66.19. See Support/Resistance below for details.

How to trade Tractor Supply(TSCO)?

  • Breakout Trade: A close below the support level of 63.62 could trigger a sell signal. Confirmation would occur when the high of the day would be below 63.62.
  • Retracement Trade: Consider sell/shorting when the price retraces around 66.19 if you are aggressive. Alternatively, a conservative sell would be around 71.04.
  • Risk Management: Consider risking somewhere between 1.4805(2.3%) and 2.4675(3.83%) points on your position. Risk management is an important part of trading. Our risk management strategy is based on the average daily range of the stock.
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Market Phase:? Bearish This indicator compares long term trend with short term price action to explain the current phase of the market. According to the indicator, the stock of Tractor Supply is in the Bearish Phase. This indicates that the stock is in a downtrend. The sellers are pushing TSCO down.
Short Term Trend:     (+2) The short term trend indicator only looks at 10 to 20 day timeframe to determine the current trend. Tractor Supply(TSCO) is currently congested with slight uptrend.
3 Day Money Flow:     (+1) The money flowing for last 3 days in TSCO has been insignificant on the uptrend. This indicator summarizes the price and volume activity over last 3 days. It is a very short term indicator.

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Phase:?Bearish  Relative Strength:    (-2)
EPS Growth(yoy):    (+6)  Fundamental:    (+8)

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Here is the question that was asked by one of the users:

>Also I am having trouble to know also when to sell a stock, how can I determine the sell point of a stock? I am
>using stop losses to control my downside but I am not sure how I can determine the potential upside of a stock.
>Say I but a stock at $100, put a stop loss in at $95. If the stock goes to $105, $108, $150, this is where I am
>having trouble getting my head around. To know what is a reasonable estimation of the upside of the stock.
>Sometimes I am stopping out too quickly (novice mistakes, but I am learning).

Lets tackle with the trouble of knowing when to sell first. Knowing when to sell a stock is difficult, and not always easy. I am glad to find out that you are using stop loss to control the downside.

First, let us look at the scenario that the stock went from 100 to 105. Just make math easy, let us say that risk management is 5 points. The initial stop loss at $95 makes sense. But now the stock has moved to 105, why not move your stop to 100 or 98 (in that range). This way you are cutting down the risk of your existing trade. If the stock moves to 120, then have a stop at 115 or thereabouts. This way you lock in the profits. Suppose the stock at 115 was stopped out. You can always reevaluate you position and enter again. The reason for having a mental stop loss or an actual stop loss is to have a discipline. If we were future-knowing time travelers then we would not need such discipline. But we are humble traders who realize that we are prone to making mistakes, thus a stop loss is needed. So if the stock moves up, move the stop up with it.

The other comment that really caught my eye was that I am stopped out too quickly - a novice mistake. This is a novice mistake or not so novice mistake. In any trading, you as a trader are taking on some risk. Sometimes, you take too little and sometimes you take too much. That is the nature of trading. And any trader, someone trading for years or someone new, they have to live with it. The question remains, if it is not perfect, why do we need the discipline. Here is why:

If a $100 stock declines 5%, so goes to 95, requires a gain of 5.26% to recover.
If a $100 stock declines 10%, so goes to 90, requires a gain of 11.11% to recover.
If a $100 stock declines 20%, so goes to 80, requires a gain of 25% to recover.
If a $100 stock declines 30%, so goes to 70, requires a gain of 42.86% to recover.
If a $100 stock declines 50%, so goes to 50, requires a gain of 100% to recover.

As you can see the relationship, as the stock declines, the recovery takes higher percentage gain than the percentage loss. So a 10% decline, has a 1.11%(11.11-10.00) penalty. Decline of 20%, has 5%(25-20) penalty. As the losses grows, the percent gain needed to recover goes higher. So it is better to make a mistake earlier then later.

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