Kathy Donnelly: How Post-Trade Analysis Can Help Increase Your Gains | Summary and Q&A

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June 25, 2020
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Kathy Donnelly: How Post-Trade Analysis Can Help Increase Your Gains

TL;DR

In this episode, Kathy Donnelly discusses the current market trends, post-analysis strategies, and shares stock ideas.

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Questions & Answers

Q: How should investors handle potential pullbacks in the market?

Pullbacks are expected and can be healthy for the market. Investors should remain disciplined, avoid chasing stocks, and focus on following their set rules and strategies to avoid getting caught in a pullback.

Q: What is the significance of the 40-week moving average in stock trading?

The 40-week moving average is an important trend line that serves as a primary indicator of the stock's long-term trend. If a stock breaks below the 40-week line, it could be a sign of trouble.

Q: How did Kathy get into investing and become a long-time customer of IBD and MarketSmith?

Kathy's interest in investing started in college, and she was encouraged by her parents, who were value investors. She got into growth investing to achieve her goal of retiring early and becoming her own boss. She became a customer of IBD and MarketSmith, attending seminars and meetups to learn more.

Q: What is post-analysis, and why is it important?

Post-analysis is the process of reviewing and learning from past trades and investment decisions. It helps identify mistakes, improve trading strategies, and learn from successes and failures.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The market is still in an uptrend, with some expected rest and pullbacks before making new highs. Round numbers often create turbulence in the market.

  • The current market has been unprecedented, with a pandemic sell-off followed by a rapid recovery. Kathy has not experienced anything like this in her trading career.

  • Kathy got into investing during college, initially making mistakes but eventually finding success by following the Investor's Business Daily (IBD) rules and focusing on growth investing.

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