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How to Enter Stocks in Downtrends

Stocks have been getting slaughtered lately.

That’s why we sold everything and went to 100% cash in my premium advisory service, Alpha Stocks, two weeks ago.

We got out of the way of the bear market and saved a lot of money in the process.

But we can’t sit on the sidelines forever…

At some point, we have to get back into the market.

So, how do you know when a stock is done falling? When should you buy?

Here’s what I look for…

Signs of Change

First, I need to see a change in the behavior in the stock.

Simply put, I want to see it stop trending down.

The easiest way to judge this is just to draw a line.

Here’s an example from last May in Apple (AAPL) stock…

Daily Chart of Apple (AAPL) with Downtrend Line — Source: TradingView

You don’t need to overcomplicate it!

Draw a line that touches most of the highs… That’s your downtrend line.

And once that downtrend line is broken, the stock could be getting close to a buy point.

Next, it needs to form a “pivot.”

Pinpoint the Pivot

When looking for a pivot, I like to see price get tight.

In other words, I want to see the daily candles get smaller and close together.

I also look for a resistance level. This will be the price level that the stock is having trouble getting above.

In the case of Apple, that was the white dashed line at $128…

Daily Chart of Apple (AAPL) with Pivot Point — Source: TradingView

That level then becomes my pivot point.

Once the stock gets above that price, that is where I want to buy.

The Price is Right

If you are right and the stock turns higher, you should know pretty quickly.

With the AAPL trade, price never went against the buyers.

They were profitable from the first day of the breakout, and shares ran to $149 the next month.

This strategy won’t work every time. But it’s the same when you’re wrong…

You should know fairly quickly that you’re wrong, and the loss can be kept small.

This is a far superior approach to blindly buying stocks when they’re in freefall.

Unfortunately, that’s what most investors do. But most investors lose money…

Follow the Insiders

Now, there’s another way to know when the selling has gone too far and the buyers are ready to step back into the market…

When corporate insiders like CEOs, CFOs, executives and board members put down their own hard-earned money to buy shares of their own companies, it’s a huge vote of confidence.

After all, these folks have a footing of knowledge about their companies that Main Street investors simply do not.

I’ll be talking more about how I use stocks and options to profit from corporate insider activity in a special LIVE session today at 12:00 p.m. EST.

It’s absolutely free to attend, so I really hope you’ll join me.

I’ll cover my strategy for trading alongside corporate insiders and generating potentially massive gains with less risk.

Just click here to register and reserve your seat for this special Insider Effect presentation today at 12:00 p.m. EST.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Embrace the surge,

Ross Givens
Editor, Stock Surge Daily

Ross Givens
Ross Givens

I bought my first stock when I was 12 years old. It was Microsoft. I’ve been a registered financial advisor. I’ve worked as a stock broker. I ran a managed fund. I was a Vice President at JP Morgan with Series 7, Series 66 and Series 3 securities licenses. I’ve been featured on Fox Business, CNBC, Bloomberg, and a bunch of other networks. The only thing I enjoy more than making money, is helping YOU make money.

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