Value Level: Price at which to enter a GTC limit order to buy on weakness. The letters mean; W-weekly, M-monthly, Q-quarterly, S-semiannual and A-annual.
Pivot: A level between a value level and risky level that should be a magnet during the time frame noted.
Risky Level: Price at which to enter a GTC limit order to sell on strength.
Here's My Buy and Trade Strategies for today's Woodshed Stocks:Akamai Technologies (AKAM) ($36.74) declined from $41.58 at the close on Feb. 6 to a low of $33.55 on Feb. 7 after offering weaker than expected first quarter guidance. The stock is rated a hold with a negative weekly chart profile, but weakness was above its 200-week simple moving average at $33.37 with its five-week MMA at $38.71. My semiannual value level is $28.24 with a weekly risky level at $40.14. Ann (ANN) ($28.44) reported weaker than expected preliminary sales results for Q4 2012. The stock has been sliding since testing a multi-year high at $39.78 on Sept. 13. The recent gap came from $32.80 on Feb. 6 to $28.37 yesterday. The stock is rated a buy with an oversold weekly chart profile and the five-week MMA at $31.07. My annual value level is $22.86 with an annual pivot at $30.07 and monthly risky level at $37.58. Coinstar (CSTR) ($51.14) declined from $52.19 at the close on Feb. 7 to a low of $47.25 on Feb. 8 on investors fear of competition from Netflix (NFLX). The stock is rated a hold with a neutral weekly chart profile with the five-week MMA at $49.84 and the 200-week SMA at $45.38. My annual value level at $47.60 held at the low and my annual pivot at $50.73 has been a magnet with my semiannual risky level at $54.90.
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