– James F. Taulman, former Editor-in-Chief of the first independently licensed website to offer stock reports and services based on the CAN SLIM® investment system.


NOTE: Today’s watch list can be found here.

This morning trading resumes after Wednesday’s observance of the death of former President George Herbert Walker Bush.

After a huge sell off on Tuesday where the the Dow closed down -3.1%, the S&P 500 dropped -3.2% and the Nasdaq shed -3.8%, Dow futures are currently off another -450 points this morning.


“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
– Maya Angelou

The chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada.

The arrest sent major shock waves through Asian stock markets. The main index in Hong Kong fell more than -2.5% and Tokyo stocks dropped nearly -2%. Shanghai’s market slid about -1.7%.

Markets were also unsettled in Europe, where major indexes fell by up to -1.5%. US stock futures were pointing down more than -1%.

The arrest could overshadow talks between the United States and China aimed at defusing their damaging trade war. Investors were already worried that a truce negotiated at the G20 would not hold.

As far as earnings, we have Duluth Trading Co (DLTH), H&R Block (HRB), Kroger (KR), Lands’ End (LE), Michaels Stores (MIK) and The Children’s Place (PLCE) will release earnings before the bell.

Lululemon Athletica (LULU) and Ulta Beauty (ULTA) will follow after the close.

The US Census Bureau will release its October trade balance report at 8:30 a.m. ET.


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Just when a new rally got going with a confirmed follow through day last Wednesday, some solid breakouts through the week, and a strong close on Friday, we have what happened on Tuesday with a huge selloff day, and today looks just as bad.

The only thing we can do is pay close attention to the recent breakouts. Take it one stock at a time.

Of course, we can expect some pullback in those individual issues, so support areas and price and volume comparisons should be watched closely.

Our two latest buyable breakouts from our watch list were on Monday as both EL and ICLR blasted above their posted TRIGGER PRICE.

Each has pulled back, yet remain above support.

EL $152.65 12/2/18 $147.33 12/3/18 -2.20%

Chart courtesy of stockcharts.com.

ICLR $147.17 12/2/18 $145.00 12/3/18 -0.99%


Chart courtesy of stockcharts.com.

I ran my routine stock screens this morning yet did not add any new stocks to our watch list.

We now have a total of stocks which we will be watching for the next buyable breakout – see here.

One of those is COLM which broke out on Tuesday, yet the volume did not confirm a BUY signal.

Chart courtesy of stockcharts.com.

Now you can get access all watch lists with updated trading criteria including –TRIGGER PRICE, TRIGGER VOLUME, and MAX BUY PRICE for every stock here.

Missed any of these morning reports? You can find all previous reports here.

Standard rules apply – any gains above the stock’s TRIGGER PRICE while the day’s volume is at least on pace to make the TRIGGER VOLUME would have any of these set ups confirming a BUY signal up to their MAX BUY PRICE by default.

Keep in mind that when a stock breaks out – becomes potentially buyable – there are other factors to consider.

Volume on the breakout. A stock that is breaking out through resistance, with an increase in volume of +50% above the stock’s average volume (50 DAV), is showing more conviction and more demand. This is not saying – all lower volume breakouts will fail. Actually, we’ve seen many continue higher. If you have found that you did buy a stock that showed lower daily volume or volume under 50%, going forward – simply treat it a regular trade.

Earnings BreakOuts. Many stocks from our watch list will break out during earnings season. Earnings breakouts can be more rewarding, however, these trades carry much more risk then traditional (non-news) breakouts. One needs to also consider – the strength/weakness of the fundamental news that was just released along with the forward-looking guidance the company gave, investors response to the conference call, etc. For anyone who is not familiar with – buying earnings breakouts – I suggest that they sit through a few seasons to study, paper trade, and show some profits, before applying actual capital.

As always, if anyone has any questions – please feel free to email me at james@jamestaulman.com as I would be glad to assist you.


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