This is a quick post on making watchlists. This is one of the most important parts of trading. Each day, before you get ready to trade, you need to have 10-15 setups that are ready to roll. If you wake up and think you’re just going to hop in the chat room and make thousands of dollars, you will never succeed. Just like any sport or profession, you have to put in hours and hours of practice and preparation before the big game! So, I make two watchlists on Sunday. One list comprises potential plays for the week, and then a second watchlist of stocks that will be ready the next day. Each day, I prune through the weekly watchlist and take out the stocks that broke out or have moved in such a way that the setup is no longer valid. I transfer the ones that look ready to my daily watchlist, along with the stocks I found that night on my scans, and then I set my alerts. Bam! Now you have a game plan.
1. Go through the list of GOTO STOCKS . This is the list of stocks we trade every day – you should scan it nightly
2. Run your nightly scans for new stocks
3. Prune your weekly list
4. Fill out your TRADING CHECKLIST
5. Set alerts on your trading platform
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