Connors Research Trading Strategy Series: Short Selling Stocks with ConnorsRSI
You Can Use a Short-Selling Strategy in Today's Bull Market
As long as individual stocks become overbought -- and some always do -- you may profit by shorting stocks with the help of ConnorsRSI
Are You Prepared to Short the "Scared Money"?
Even during this strong Bull Market, we just saw a period of one entire month -- from May 21 to June 24 -- when the S&P 500 dropped 5.6%.
This does not mean that the Bull is over, but it does illustrate how markets and stocks are continuously subject to the possibility of being overpriced in the short term.
This is why you can always benefit from having a strong Short-Selling strategy at your command.
Learn the Realities -- Forget the Myths
The financial media portray short selling as the stuff of legends -- with billionaire George Soros betting against entire national economies often used as the prime example.
Stories about short-selling success often include alleged access to "secret" information about massive impeding defaults or company failures. These stories can scare away individual traders.
There is, however, a more disciplined, systematic way to benefit from a shorting strategy.
This method is based on quantified research that may help you identify individual stocks that are temporarily overpriced. And as you know, such stocks exist in every type of market.
An Easy Way to Short Stocks-Backed by StatisticsThis latest GuideBook, from our popular Connors Research Trading Strategy Series, will teach you the how to successfully short stocks to capture short-term gains from overpriced equities identified with the help of ConnorsRSI.
The only quantified momentum oscillator, ConnorsRSI combines price, momentum, duration of the trend, and relative magnitude of the price change -- all in a single indicator.
ConnorsRSI gives you a quantified way to identify stocks most likely to change direction. And as you will see from the test results, especially on a percentage correct basis, shorting stocks with ConnorsRSI can be an effective way to capture gains as overbought stocks price correct themselves.
Here Are the Summary Test Results
Simulated Historical Trades from Jan. 2001 - April 2013 (short only, ranked by % Winning Trades)
|Variation||Avg. % Profit/Loss||Avg. Trading Days Held||% Winning Trades|
When you order this GuideBook, you will receive over 20 variations with specific winning trade rates over 75%.
If you are looking for a way to rely on data, not opinion or "secret information" to identify high probability short stock trades, then this guide is for you.
Here is a Sample Short Sale Trade
Shown below is a chart for Zillow in February 2013.
As you can see in the chart, a rising ConnorsRSI (lower blue line) signals a setup on Feb 14,2013. We short the stock at $44.84. Two trading days later, the conditions are met to close the position at $42.65 (green arrow), locking in a gain of just under 5% before commissions for hold of just over 2 days!
Note: Setups for Entries & Exits for this strategy occur at the market close each day -- giving you plenty of time to set up your trades at your convenience the night before.
The ConnorsRSI Difference!What sets this Short Selling Stocks strategy Guidebook apart from other short-selling formulas is that we use ConnorsRSI to help identify BOTH the entry and exit points. ConnorsRSI is the first Quantified Momentum Oscillator -- and it has been adopted by thousands of traders since its release in November 2012.
We feel that it is specifically the use of ConnorsRSI that drives simulated test results with so many variations showing high levels of both Winning Trade Rates and Average P/L per Trade -- in the table above and in the GuideBook.
[The formula to calculate ConnorsRSI is included in this Strategy Guide. You can also get the ConnorsRSI value for any stock FREE at the TradingMarkets web site.]
Here's What You Will Receive...
In Short Selling Stocks with ConnorsRSI you will receive:
- The exact trading rules. This is not a black box – full disclosure of the rules is given to you.
- How to identify the best S&P 500 Stocks set-ups.
- How to select the best entries that fit your trading style.
- Where to exactly place your orders each day -- including research on the use of limit orders.
- Where and when to exactly exit your orders.
Short Selling Stocks with ConnorsRSI test results include all liquid stocks since 2001, and we've only included those with over 200 trades to ensure that the data is robust.
For Options Traders, Too
Many traders who want to short a stock like to do this with Options. As a bonus we also added a section on how to trade options with this strategy.
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and Be Among the First to Trade This Strategy
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Short Selling Stocks with ConnorsRSI will make you a better, more powerful trader. If you are looking to trade one of the most powerful strategies available to traders today, order Short Selling Stocks with ConnorsRSI.
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Short Selling Stocks with ConnorsRSIby Larry Connors, Cesar Alvarez &Matt Radtke
$40 for a limited time
A practical guidebook with clear instructions how to apply ConnorsRSI filters that show historical tendencies to improve the winning edges for shorting liquid stocks.
About Connors ResearchFor over 15 years, Larry Connors and now Connors Research has provided the highest- quality, data-driven research on trading for individual investors, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, and bank trading desks around the world.
The strategies published by Connors Research are:
- Completely Original & Unique to Connors Research
You will not find these strategies published anywhere else.
- Consistent with Strategies Used by Billion-Dollar Hedge Funds
Institutional money managers make decisions based on sophisticated, computer-run analyses of massive amounts of trading data. So do we. So should you.
- Historically Validated Over Many Years and All Types of Markets
We quantify precise patterns to improve your trading decisions. Our proprietary database spans over two decades, with more than 12 million quantified trades.
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From best-selling books, like "Short Term Trading Strategies That Work", to our PowerRatings subscription service, to institutional software products, Connors Research continues to give professional traders and asset managers the tools to achieve professional-level results.
About the Authors
Chairman & Founder, Connors Research. Larry Connors has over 30 years in the financial markets industry. His opinions have been featured at the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Dow Jones, & many others.
Mr. Connors has been an active trader since 1981. His strategies and research are used by thousands of traders throughout the world.
Director of Research for Connors Research LLC. Previously, Mr. Alvarez was a senior developer of Microsoft Excel. For the past 12 years, Mr. Alvarez has been a professional market researcher.
Mr. Alvarez has been at the forefront of stock market research, having developed a number of trading systems now used by investors and fund managers in the United States and internationally.
Senior Researcher for Connors Research. Mr. Radtke graduated magna cum laude from Michigan State University with a degree in computer science. He has 25 years of software development experience, including work at Hewlett-Packard and Bell Northern Research.
Mr. Radtke has been actively trading stocks, ETFs, and options since 2008. Over the past several years he has become increasingly involved with the Connors Group family of companies, first as a student, then as a member of Chairman’s Club, and finally as a consultant, researcher, and author.
- Introduction Shorting with Quantifed Research
- Shorting Mechanics
- Test Results
- Selecting Strategy Parameters
- The Role of Exits
- Using Options with This Strategy
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