How can you decide which stock should be your top watch?
It can be tough when there are a bunch of runners with news gapping up…
But it’s even more important to pick the best potential stock on slower days.
And there’s one indicator I look for to help me do that…
It helps me decide whether a stock stays on my watchlist, or gets booted off.
And it can prevent you from taking an unnecessary loss due to trading a low-odds setup.
It’s not an exact science though, as you’ll see in my examples…
But it can be a good indicator of whether I want to watch the stock, or if my focus will shift to another higher-odds setup…
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How to Choose the Best Stock to Trade
I featured Amprius Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: AMPX) and Microvast Holdings, Inc. (MVST) on my weekly watchlist.
But yesterday in the morning SteadyTrade Team webinar, I didn’t mention them much.
That generated questions from members about why I hadn’t mentioned them…
The number one reason they weren’t on the top of my radar was that they were trading low volume.
Every day I look for the highest volume stocks. Because those have the most potential for explosive moves.
Especially on a day like yesterday…
The markets were gapping up but the premarket trading action was still meh.
There weren’t a ton of low-float big gainers with news. So on a day like that, I’m even more focused on stocks I think everyone will be watching.
Yesterday that was Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS).
It has a low float of fewer than 3 million shares. And it rotated the float a few minutes after the market opened. Plus, it had news.
We got a nice spike out of the gate and I thought it could run more and make new highs throughout the day.
In short, it was a higher odds setup than the lower-volume stocks.
But AMPX was my second top watch … It had a bigger dollar-per-share move than MOTS. But it was a lower-odds setup because of the volume.
So while the morning move looks good in hindsight, I don’t like to play guessing games.
That’s why I pick key levels to trade off. In the watchlist, I said to watch AMPX for breaks above $12.50, because that’s the level I think the volume will come in.
That didn’t happen. And you can see from the chart that AMPX couldn’t pick a trend direction. It just chopped sideways along VWAP.
Avoiding MVST because of low volume was also the right move…
The stock completely failed after the open.
That’s what happens when a stock has a 170 million float and only trades 4 million shares by midday.
And it’s why the trading volume relative to the float is often a deciding factor for me on which stock becomes my number one watch.
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