When I asked for chart requests this past week, well, that certainly opened up the floodgates! I mean, I could barely keep up with my email, I was so deluged.
All this attention, therefore, begs an upfront disclaimer: As this column has gained in popularity, the amount of daily email that comes pouring in has become mountainous. So much so, that not only can I barely get to maybe 5% of the requests, but I don't even have time anymore to send a polite response.
The Chartman: Join the discussion on
So, if you send me an email and get back nothing but eerie silence, then know that a) I read your missive, but b) it was one of many, many I received that day. Really, I'm not trying to be aloof ... it just appears that way! So, keep writing, and I'll keep reading.
The address for questions:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Including your full name heightens your chances of having your question receive national exposure!
A Real Woofer
Gary, My question has to do with priceline.com (PCLN) . We've heard this stock talked up by Ryan Jacob and
own Jim Cramer on Friday's TV show. Jacob was asked for his "one stock for '00." Cramer mentions the same stock again in his musings this week. From a technical standpoint, the stock's been a drifter -- down, but I'd appreciate hearing your thoughts as you look at the chart. Thanks. -- Mark Clayton
Wait for the Break
Gary, To this amateur chart reader, Genzyme General Division (GENZ) looked like a lead-pipe cinch to race off to 60 a few days ago. Now, I'm not so sure. Will you please give me your view? -- Don Meador
Don't Pick Up the Phone.com
Gary, How does Phone.com (PHCM) look at this point? Starting the road to recovery? -- Roger Feldman
A Capital Buy
Gary, I don't believe you've charted this B2B, Internet Capital Group (ICGE) . How about a shot? I'm long, although I sold off some today at 190 thinking I did a good thing and would buy back on the downside -- surprise, surprise. -- Carole Kropp
E*Trade Worth Trading?
Gary, How about a follow-up on E*Trade (EGRP) ? -- Michael Cronin
Salomon Says Yes, but Chartman Says Wait
Gary, Thanks for the education. You have made and saved me a good bit of money. Anyway, Salomon Smith Barney just came out and made EMC (EMC) its pick for 2000. I think it has a good-looking chart and thought that you might like to weigh in. -- TJD
Don't Be a Bull in the Corel Shop
Gary, How about a chart on Corel (CORL) ? I'd love to see you try to chart a stock as dynamic as this one. I've made more than 150% profit from my last couple of trades on this one. My last trade was long at 29, so right now things aren't looking too good, but with those spikes appearing I'm bullish on this for the next few months (tempted to buy more right now). Looks like the market is unsure of whether or not to consider this a Linux stock. I think it is, and if I'm right, this is cheap right now. -- Jason Robert
Bring in the Dell
Gary B. Smith is a freelance writer who trades for his own account from his Maryland home using technical analysis. At time of publication, he held no positions in any securities mentioned in this column, although holdings can change at any time. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Smith writes five technical analysis columns for TheStreet.com each week, including Technician's Take, Charted Territory and TSC Technical Forum. While he cannot provide investment advice or recommendations, he welcomes your feedback at