October 25, 2022 - The RightLine Report


Notes From The Editor

Almost all traders enjoy discussing different trading strategies and the merits of one stock or sector over another. However there is one important subject that rarely gets much attention - "discipline." The very thought of discipline often conjures up images of punishment and pain. Fortunately when it comes to trading, the word carries a different meaning.

Forget about the usual negative definitions associated with discipline. For our purposes "discipline" simply means drafting a set of trading rules that we believe in, then sticking with them. While the rules can be changed to reflect a trader's growth, they shouldn't be arbitrarily deleted or ignored.

It's rarely a good idea to change your trading rules while you're in an open position. If you see or learn something that causes you to consider revising your methods, always exit the position under the old rules before implementing new ones.

Why? Because it prevents overreacting to every minor price move or some other distraction when you are emotionally wrapped up the trade. It's extremely difficult to make intelligent trading decisions when you have money on the table.

The wisest approach to "rule change" is to stay with your plan until it takes you out of the position, or intentionally exit the trade before making a rule change. Waiting to finish the trade before making rule changes emphasizes the importance of having a "formal" set of trading procedures.

Having a rule that regulates how and when you change your rules implies that you respect for your own rules. This alone will set you apart from most casual traders who don't follow any consistent methods.

Some rules never change. For example "Use the Risk Control Calculator to determine position size" should always be on the list. On the other hand, "only go long in a bull market" or "only go short in a bear market" are rules that work well for some traders, but may be too broad for others who have learned to play counter-trends successfully.

Bottom Line: When I was a kid I wasn't particularly fond of rules, and no one ever accused me of being disciplined. In fact, I still fall off the wagon from time to time. I guess it's normal to take a few "shortcuts" occasionally, but I've found things tend to work out best when I follow my own rules.

Discipline - just another way of showing you have the self-respect to be a winner.

Trade well,

- Thomas Sutton, Editor

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Quick List

Stock     10/25     10/25      Buy      Short   Trailing Stops     Gain 
Symbol    Price      +/-      Entry     Entry   Initial/Tighten   Amount 
------  --------  --------  --------  --------  ---------------  --------

STNG      48.54      1.26     49.47                   4.39/2.2      5.14
TNP       17.45     -0.09     18.11                    1.6/0.8      1.84
PARR      23.06      0.06     23.66     22.08        1.58/0.79       1.8
TREE      22.45      0.88     23.12     20.63        2.49/1.25      3.78
JAMF      23.67      0.38     24.29     22.72        1.57/0.79      2.24

The "Quick List" provides a brief summary of each stock write-up and should be taken in the context of the related write-up presented in the "Stocks Covered in This Issue" section of this Report.

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Market Summary

Stocks were higher on Tuesday despite reports showing a drop in consumer confidence and a larger decline in regional manufacturing than forecasted. In equities, earnings announcements were mixed as 3M Company (MMM $119) announced an upbeat profit surprise yet lowered guidance for the full year. General Electric (GE $72) missed earnings predictions and also lowered guidance, while Coca-Cola (KO $59) topped earnings estimates and raised its outlook. Oil prices and gold were higher, treasury yields and the USD/dollar finished the session lower.

                        Oct 24, 2022           Oct 25, 2022   
                  --------------------   --------------------
Dow                 31,499.62   417.06     31,836.74   337.12
Nasdaq              10,952.61    92.90     11,199.12   246.50
S&P 500              3,797.34    44.59      3,859.11    61.77

NYSE Volume                      4.79B                  4.87B
NYSE Advancers                   1,835                  2,731
NYSE Decliners                   1,347                    519

Nasdaq Volume                    4.84B                  5.18B
Nasdaq Advancers                 2,333                  3,636
Nasdaq Decliners                 2,240                    991

                                 New Highs/Lows

                   10/18  10/19  10/20  10/21  10/24  10/25
NYSE New Highs        40     33     37     40     66     70
NYSE New Lows        115    310    412    548    333    114
Nasdaq New Highs      76     53     72     69     68    105
Nasdaq New Lows      157    326    372    454    443    188

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TRADER'S TIP: "Earnings: Holding Through or Getting Back In"

It's no secret that we believe in avoiding undue risk. Because earnings reports often end up surprising traders, we often suggest closing out positions before the company announces earnings. However, if a stock is moving in a solid trend (long or short) and earnings estimates support that trend, experienced traders will often elect to drastically reduce the number of shares in their position and hold them through the earnings announcement.

In some cases traders jump back into the trade after the company reports better than expected earnings. This can be profitable at times, but don't chase the stock. If it has jumped more than 5% beyond your exit point, you're probably better off waiting for price to pull back to a moving average support level.

The Technical Analyst

SPX Daily Chart

For help with this chart, be sure to read "Understanding The Importance Of Support And Resistance"
and "Improve Your Trading With Moving Averages".

S&P 500 - 3859.11 October 25, 2022

52-Week High: 4818.62
52-Week Low: 3491.58
Daily Trend: UP
Weekly trend: DOWN
Weekly Pivot Levels
Resistance 3: 3966.34
Resistance 2: 3842.20
Resistance 1: 3797.47
Pivot: 3718.06
Support 1: 3673.33
Support 2: 3593.92
Support 3: 3469.78

NASDAQ Composite - 11199.12 October 25, 2022

52-Week High: 16212.23
52-Week Low: 10088.83
Daily Trend: UP
Weekly trend: DOWN
Weekly Pivot Levels
Resistance 3: 11652.78
Resistance 2: 11222.24
Resistance 1: 11040.98
Pivot: 10791.70
Support 1: 10610.44
Support 2: 10361.16
Support 3: 9930.62
Dow Industrials - 31836.74 October 25, 2022

52-Week High: 36952.65
52-Week Low: 28660.94
Daily Trend: UP
Weekly trend: DOWN
Weekly Pivot Levels
Resistance 3: 32976.44
Resistance 2: 31854.80
Resistance 1: 31468.67
Pivot: 30733.15
Support 1: 30347.02
Support 2: 29611.49
Support 3: 28489.84

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Market Calendar

ECONOMIC REPORTS AND EVENTS (all times are Eastern):    

Monday, October 24, 2022:
24-Oct  8:30 am   Chicago Fed national activity index
24-Oct  9:45 am   
24-Oct  9:45 am   

Tuesday, October 25, 2022:
25-Oct   9 am   
25-Oct   9 am   FHFA U.S. home price index (SAAR)
25-Oct  10 am   Consumer confidence index

Wednesday, October 26, 2022:
26-Oct  8:30 am   Trade in goods (advance)
26-Oct  10 am   New home sales (SAAR)

Thursday, October 27, 2022:
27-Oct  8:30 am   Real gross domestic product, first estimate (SAAR)
27-Oct  8:30 am   Real final sales to domestic purchasers, first estimate (SAAR)
27-Oct  8:30 am   Initial jobless claims
27-Oct  8:30 am   Continuing jobless claims
27-Oct  8:30 am   Durable goods orders
27-Oct  8:30 am   Core capital equipment orders

Friday, October 28, 2022:
28-Oct  8:30 am   Employment cost index (SAAR)
28-Oct  8:30 am   PCE price index (SAAR)
28-Oct  8:30 am   Core PCE price index (SAAR)
28-Oct  8:30 am   PCE price index (12-month change)
28-Oct  8:30 am   Core PCE price index (12-month change)
28-Oct  8:30 am   Real disposable income (SAAR)
28-Oct  8:30 am   Real consumer spending
28-Oct  10 am   UMich consumer sentiment index (late)
28-Oct  10 am   UMich consumer 5-year inflation expectations (late)
28-Oct  10 am   Pending home sales index

For a chart of typical Up or Down market reactions to specific major US economic reports 
go to:  Economic Indicator Effects

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TRADER'S TIP: "Learn As You Earn"

Short term trading is a great teaching vehicle. Through repetition we quickly learn how to select the correct number of shares for each position, and how to control risk using stops. We also rapidly learn how to trade in harmony with the trend, and become adept at managing each trade on its own merits.

Stocks Covered in This Issue


Scorpio Tankers Inc. (STNG: Energy/Oil & Gas Midstream) - NEW HIGH DIP. As a rule of thumb, outstanding stocks like STNG continue to perform well for extended periods of time. The recent pullback from a new 52-week high gives us a chance to enter a position without taking much risk. STNG's price behavior on Tuesday points to another move higher, so prepare to BUY shares at the trigger price of 49.47. Once in, follow the purchase with a 4.39 trailing stop. Change the stop to 2.2 upon gaining 5.14 points. STNG closed Tuesday at 48.54. Earnings Report Date: Nov 01, 2022. Beta: 0.46. Market-Cap: 2.866B. Optionable.

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TNP: Energy/Oil & Gas Midstream) - BULLISH BOUNCE. Another bullish bouncer, TNP appears ready to resume trading in an uptrend after recent selling forced the stock lower for several days. Tuesday's positive price action near Moving Average support says it's time to BUY shares if TNP reaches our entry trigger set at 18.11. Also place a 1.6 trailing stop which can be narrowed to 0.8 when you reach a 1.84 profit. TNP closed Tuesday at 17.45. Earnings Report Date: Dec 14, 2022. Beta: 0.07. Market-Cap: 510.421M. Optionable.

Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. (PARR: Energy/Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing) - SQUEEZE PLAY. One interesting trait of price volatility is that it cycles back and forth through periods of expansion and contraction. Stocks that have recently seen their daily price range shift from an average or wide range to an extremely contracted state are ideal candidates for expansive price moves. In many cases the next move is relatively fast and covers a sizable amount of territory. To take advantage of these trades we use both a BUY and a SELL entry. This allows us to enter in whichever direction the breakout takes. In PARR's case we will enter a BUY should it reach the 23.66 level, or a SELL short trade if it drops to 22.08. As usual a trailing stop is essential, 1.58 which should be tightened to 0.79 on a 1.8 gain. PARR closed Tuesday at 23.06. Earnings Report Date: Nov 01, 2022. Beta: 1.96. Market-Cap: 1.388B. Optionable.


LendingTree, Inc. (TREE: Financial Services/Financial Conglomerates) - SQUEEZE PLAY. When a stock's daily price range contracts to an unusually low point, you can safely assume that in most cases a breakout from that range will result in a nice price move. To capture a portion of this potential movement we have set both a long and a short entry into TREE. A move to the upside will trigger our BUY entry at 23.12, while a drop to 20.63 will trigger our SELL short entry. Follow your position with a 2.49 trailing stop. Tighten the stop to 1.25 once you have a 3.78 gain. TREE closed Tuesday at 22.45. Earnings Report Date: Nov 03, 2022. Beta: 1.73. Market-Cap: 293.965M. Optionable.


Jamf Holding Corp. (JAMF: Technology/Software-Application) - SQUEEZE PLAY. Trader indecision has put JAMF squarely in the center of a Bull versus Bear standoff. This tight spot should soon give way to a clear winner in the short-term, and we want to be in position for the move. To do that we've set a BUY entry at 24.29 and a SELL short entry at 22.72. Now it's up to JAMF to show us which entry will be filled. Once the trade is underway place a 1.57 trailing stop, which can be tightened to 0.79 after you achieve a 2.24 profit. JAMF closed on Tuesday at 23.67. Earnings Report Date: Nov 09, 2022. Beta: 0.60. Market-Cap: 2.857B. Optionable.

IMPORTANT: Before entering any positions, always use the Risk Control System to determine the level of acceptable risk and the maximum number of shares to buy. Use Gap Adjusted Entries to reset the Entry Price for stocks that gap beyond recommended entry levels.

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Stock Splits

Below are the stocks that have announced splits and have recently executed or will execute soon. There is generally a return to normal price behavior in the weeks following a split announcement in what we call a "Dormancy Phase." As the stock nears its split execution date (Effective Date) it often moves into the "Pre-Split Run" stage where quick and sometimes dramatic gains can occur.

                             Announce     Eff.       Split
Company Name     (Symbol)      Date       Date       Ratio   Options  
---------------- -------     --------    -------     ------  -------   
Copart            CPRT       11/4/2022 11/4/2022     2-for-1   Yes    

Split details are also available online at the RightLine Online Stock Split Calendar. For a detailed look at the different stages of a Stock Split, Click Here.

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