Hey there VWAPians,

I’ve got a quick lesson for you this morning.

And it’s about none other than…

Can I get a drumroll?

You guessed it… Trading!

Yes that’s right my friends… It’s about trading.

Imagine that.

Yesterday we pounced on a trade in Leap Therapeutics (LPTX).

As simple as it was, the trade was a great example of what trading is all about.

So today I’m going to spend a few minutes harping on it so you don’t miss the lesson.

To top it off, I’m also going to check in on the potential Marin Software (MRIN) trade I scouted at the end of my time yesterday.

And of course, don’t miss my LIVE trading hour at 9:30 a.m. ET…right here.

Catch my rolling watchlist here, as well as my daily Warlock Watchlist at the top of ThisIsVWAP.com.


We traded Leap Therapeutics (LPTX) right off the open yesterday morning.

I got in at 3.33 as the stock broke above the premarket consolidation, just above VWAP.

I was able to take a little off at 3.43 right away and then it quickly retraced, making a low at 3.27.

At this point I said to put a stop at 3.23 for the rest.

This let us play out the trade with just a ten cent risk… 3.33 to 3.23.

And luckily LPTX started to move back up from there.

Sell on the way up

What’s the rule we follow when the stock is moving in our direction?

Right again my VWAPians – take some off along the way.

If there’s one thing you’ve learned from watching me, it’s this… you never exit your whole position at one price.

We piece out of it.

This allows us to lock in a winner, but still participate in any further moves in our direction.

So while LPTX was making its move up, I was locking in profits along the way.

30 minutes into the day, A Day’s Pay

The stock peaked at 3.76 and this is when I said it’s time to lock it up and move our stops to 3.50.

At this point we’ve been paid on the way up and we still have a little left to participate if it keeps going.

But I’m not giving this money back, so my stop is going to protect me and capture the last of the gains.

In case you haven’t caught on… We aren’t trying to catch the top.

There’s a lot of meat in the middle and I’m just looking to take a bite out of it.

That’s where professional traders make a living.

That’s Trading.

Now check out the Marin Software (MRIN) chart I left you with yesterday.

Sell Some!

I laid out a potential trade in MRIN at the end of my hour yesterday.

The theory was based on support at 3.53 and the exhaustion of the massive sell off.

If you bought some as it bounced off that level, you could be looking for a little pop from short covering.

The stock was extended from VWAP at this point, so this was a reversion play with a tight stop under support.

The moral of the story – as long as you define the trade, it’s okay if it doesn’t work out.

There was a potential 60 cents (red line) to one dollar (VWAP) in the trade… all on about 10 cents of risk.

And by taking profits along the way, like at 10, 20, and 40 cents, we would be able to manage it the same way we did in LPTX.

That’s Trading.

MRIN was moving in our direction when my time was up, and I had already said to take some off at a 20 cent gain.

And looking at the chart below, you can see how the trade played out after I was off the air.

Chart: courtesy of thinkorswim

The white arrow was our potential buy when I was talking about it.

The red line under it was the stop, and the red line above was a 60 cent target.

MRIN made a clean move giving us outs at 10, 20, 40, and 60 cents… and potentially even $1 depending on how you moved your stop after the red line (60 cents) was hit.

Grabbing 20 – 60 cents on an $8 stock…

That would take you 48 years to make in a bank.

And That’s Trading.

Join me LIVE every day at 9:30 a.m. ET and let’s keep this train moving.

Check out my rolling watchlist here, as well as my daily Warlock Watchlist at the top of ThisIsVWAP.com.

See you in the room!

Kenny “The Warlock” Glick


3 responses to “And That’s Trading”

  1. I am extreamy interested in the room you are about to make.any wayi can know the cost up front ? I am on dissability so funds are limited. Iam doing ok but kinda play it to safe art times. Trying to build up enough to join whatever Kenny creates because I understand its value especially to me . Not looking for a handout just honesty.many i have thought were good never were,just smoking mirrors.with Kenny i see it i don’t understand it all yet of course.but man he is as close to perfectly correct as a human can get.e.motta6@gmail.com heres hoping i can afford it.thank you anyway God works in mysterious ways

  2. Mr Glick,
    I wanted to thank you for making trading fun again.
    I started trading in the mid 80’s and tried to learn by reading and experiment.
    But it was work and the rewards were inconsistent.
    I became very risk adverse to put it mildly to the point of only investing and almost no trading.
    Thanks to you I am slowly starting trading again and enjoying it.
    Keep up the entertaining and sound trading!
    Thanks again

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