I wouldn't recommend this trade to anyone who has not logged more than 10 years trading experience in the markets. Let me clarify here, its a trade, its not even a trade based on fundamentals. Its a trade based on meeting certain crucial parameters, its a fun trade.
Since this actually happened on Friday, I will be able to go through in detail the steps and thought process. On a normal week, I get tips on at least 2-3 stocks. Usually I do not get many tips as I, more often than not, will drill down on the "real value case" of the tips. Who, why, when .... and then another round of ... why now? So, I have manage to filter down my contacts to the bare minimum as the run of the mill types would not have get much air time with me.
Always keep a track record of each of your "informant" - its a two way thing. Now more often than not, my contacts are really running through their counters through me for verification and veracity. I usually do not act on the information unless they tick the right boxes. I do not cry if a tip goes well and I did not get in, you cannot win them all, you are not supposed to.
It was last Friday and I was driving back to Ipoh for my cousin's wedding. Got the call to look out for UEM Land, my initial thoughts ... hmmm ... sounds good judging from the current good run on index stocks and GLCs. Tick.
I asked for the price range traded for the day, it was up 5 sen still towards the high. Its a Friday afternoon, most traders would have closed off their positions, not many would be taking on new ones with just an hour or two left, and over the weekend to boot. Hence for a flat day, this was significant for a stock to be holding near its highs on a Friday afternoon. Tick.
The price range and volume was pretty solid. I expect this kind of volume build up as a second gear move, watch for third and fourth gears shifts.Tick.
Do I know of anything happening with UEM Land, no ... this is actually good as that meant corporate developments not out yet. It does not matter what it is for a trade (I know that sounds irresponsible but I am laying out guidelines for a pure trade not on fundamentals). Tick.
I of course asked for more info, no more info was forthcoming as it was hush hush. Granted, no need to push anymore. Its better I do not know anything. Went long for a trade.
Now, let's see if this trade works out on Monday and Tuesday ... lol....
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