There is always a runt in the litter, and yesterday, despite some very nice gains in the portfolio, ZION (an early morning addition) was signaling “Breakout” across the board. As a result, I put about 5% of my capital in this stock, and early on, I was feeling pretty good about things, as it went up about 1% from where I bought in at. But soon thereafter and for the duration of the afternoon, this stock just drifted lower…and lower…and lower. Only to close the day a smidgen above my stop-loss at $21.59.
I held it overnight, because I thought I might get a sympathy bounce out of it in the morning, but no such luck, and opened lower and traded lower, until it hit my stop-loss at 21.59. Even my sell-stop order slipped some and got filled at $21.56. So overall, the trade sucked and I’m moving on.
Anyways – I thought I’d share an example of a trade that just reeked from the beginning….ENJOY!!!