Shanghai is a Nasdaq Déjà vu

“All through time, people have basically acted and re-acted the same way in the market as a result of: greed, fear, ignorance, and hope – that is why the numerical formations and patterns recur on a constant basis” – Jesse Livermore

Jesse Livermore says it better than me and he is a big part of the reason why I study chart patterns so intensely. Stock charts organize human behavior in patterns that allow us to anticipate future moves based on past results. Based on this assumption, I wrote a post last October titled: Is Shanghai a Nasdaq Déjà vu

I compared the 1929 Dow Jones to the 2000 NASDAQ (as many have before me) and then the 2000 NASDAQ to the 2007 Shanghai Composite Index. The three looked so eerily similar that I knew I had to write an intense post with excellent graphics to back up the possibilities. The entire post is pasted below or can be found on the link above. This is what I had to say about the future developments of the Shanghai Composite Index based on my studies of 2000 and 1929:

This won’t happen overnight but human nature always repeats so expect a huge decline in the Shanghai Stock Exchange within the next several years.

“The price pattern reminds you that every movement of importance is but a repetition of similar price movements, that just as soon as you familiarize yourself with the actions of the past, you will be able to anticipate and act correctly and profitably upon forthcoming movements” – Jesse Livermore

Well, take a look at what has happened to the Shanghai markets since my post last October: The chart has dropped in almost an exact shape and slope as did the NASDAQ in 2001 and 2002. The index is now down more than 65% since my blog post and more than 70% since its peak.


The moral of this post (I’ll leave it to Livermore one last time):
“Wall Street never changes, the pockets change, the stocks change, but Wall Street never changes, because human nature never changes” – Jesse Livermore.

Take a look at the charts from 2007 and compare them to the charts above. Human nature!

*************October 3, 2007 Blog Post*************
The rise of NASDAQ in the late 1990’s has been compared to the rise of the Dow of the late 1920’s. Chart overlays are amazingly similar.

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Image from BullandBearWise.com

Well, the current two year rise of the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index looks remarkably similar to the rise of the NASDAQ of the late 1990’s and the charts below explain better than I can!

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The NASDAQ rose from 1,250 to 5,132 from March 1997 to March 2000: 310% gain!
The Shanghai Stock Exchange has moved from 998.23 in June 2005 to 5,552.30 today (10/2/07): 456% gain!

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As you can see, the blue line of the late 1990’s NASDAQ has moved meticulously with the Shanghai Index of today.

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Will the Shanghai Stock Exchange end up with the same result as the NASDAQ of the late 1990’s. As you can see, the NASDAQ went from 1,250 to 5,132 back down to 1,192 (all within a five year period).

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This won’t happen overnight but human nature always repeats so expect a huge decline in the Shanghai Stock Exchange within the next several years.

1929, 1999, 2007, etc…
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Is Shanghai a Nasdaq Déjà vu

China Architectural Engineering (CAEI)

Stock of the Day
China Architectural Engineering, Inc.
Wednesday’s Closing Price: CAEI – $10.75

Sector: Industrial Goods
Industry: General Contractor
52-week Price: $4.75 – $27.25

June 6, 2008 Business Wire:

“China Architectural Engineering, Inc. (CAE) (AMEX:RCH), a leader in the design, engineering, fabrication and installation of high-end building envelope systems, today announced that the Company will ring the opening bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City’s Times Square on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. EDT. The Company will commence trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “CAEI” on June 10, 2008.”

Although the company has “China” in its name, 45% of its revenue comes from Australia, Dubai, Qatar, the U.S. and Europe. Business week noted that growth should last well beyond the Olympic games this year because of robust orders in foreign markets.

The company’s order backlog is said to be at $100 million or 1/5th of its current market cap, a nice card to have up its sleeve in today’s world market.

The gap-up on the chart in May on huge volume concerns me when attempting to establish a solid risk/ reward trade strategy. I would like to see the gap fill prior to entering a position but I do see support along the 50-d m.a. or even $8 per share. I am going to set-up the “ideal trade” using the current moving average so we can cover a potential pull-back to the gap-up area noted on the charts.

Potential Trade Set-up:
Entry: $7.00
Risk is set at 1.0% of total portfolio or $1,000 of $100k
Stop Loss is 12% or $6.16 ($6.00 area)
Number of Shares: 1,190
Position Size is $8,334
Risk is $0.84
Target is $13 for a 7-to-1 risk/reward ratio

Key Fundamental Numbers:
Market Cap.: $547M
Outstanding Shares: 51.1M
EPS Growth (MRQ): 178%
EPS Growth (TTM): 135%
Revenue Growth (MRQ): 76%
Revenue Growth (TTM): 50%

Earnings per Share (EPS):
$0.50 Next year, +39%; High estimate $0.64, +77%
$0.36 current year, +71%
$0.21 last year, +50%
$0.14 previous year

VisionChina Media, Inc. (VISN)

Stock of the Day
VisionChina Media, Inc.

Tuesday’s Closing Price: VISN – $18.84

Sector: Services
Industry: Advertising
52-week Price: $5.27 – $23.00

The stock is starting to pull back to the 50-day moving average which will offer us a solid entry opportunity with an excellent risk-to-reward ratio. If my swing target method can offer any accuracy whatsoever, we could be looking at a 10-to-1 risk-to-reward trade. A buy in the $16 to $17 area could also provide us a 5-to-1 risk-to-reward ratio assuming it can get back to $23 without violating the stop.

Not bad if you ask me. I will be taking on the trade if it drops below $17 and holds support at the 50-d moving average. Maybe it will work, maybe it will flop. As I say every time (like a broken record): take the trade and follow the rules. That’s all we can ask!

Take a look at some previous posts I have made with VISN highlighted:

Hot Momentum Stocks

A couple more HOT momentum stocks:
VISN – 22.53, VisionChina Media Inc. has also been tearing up my nightly screens but it slipped past any and all ideal entry points for me as a trend trader. It is now in the hands of the day traders with a year-to-date gain of 146%, a 148% gain over the past three months and a 42% gain over the past month.

Top Rated Stocks

Other High Rated Stocks in my System:
VISN – 18.88, VisionChina Media, Inc.

Potential Trade Set-up:
Entry: $16.00
Risk is set at 1.0% of total portfolio or $1,000 of $100k
Stop Loss is 10% or $14.72
Number of Shares: 781
Position Size is $12,500
Risk is $1.28
Target is $30 for a 10-to-1 risk/reward ratio.
A move back to $23 with a buy at $16 would be a 5-to-1 risk/reward trade.

Institutional Analysis:
Held By Institutions: 43.21%
Total Held by Institutions: 48
Money Market: 29
Mutual Fund: 17
Other: 2

New Positions: 27
Positions Sold: 8
Shares Held: 36.97M
Shares Held Previous Period: 32.43M

Shares Bought: 6.82M
Shares Sold: 2.32M
Value of Shares Bought: $133.2M
Value of Shares Sold: $45.19M

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Hot Momentum Stocks

SOL Remains HOT after my post titled SOL is ‘En Fuego’

SOL – 27.80, ReneSola Ltd. was up 6.76% Monday on volume 325% larger than the average. I told you last week that this was one momentum stock you should not ignore. It’s now up almost 30% in three days after my Thursday morning post. It was up 15% last Wednesday, one day prior to me highlighting the stock which is why I will repeat that stocks in motion typically stay in motion (simple physics – right).
5/14/08:

Renesola Ltd (SOL), $21.67, is on fire over the past several weeks since its IPO debut in January. Volume has been exploding as the stock is up almost 200% since it’s low in late March. I have been watching the stock as it has crossed dozens of nightly screens but decided not to post it to the blog until now.

If you want momentum, SOL is currently providing it. The stock was up more than 15% today on volume 409% larger than the average. At least 11 accumulations days have occurred over the past month as the stock started to log new all-time highs.

A couple more HOT momentum stocks:
VISN – 22.53, VisionChina Media Inc. has also been tearing up my nightly screens but it slipped past any and all ideal entry points for me as a trend trader. It is now in the hands of the day traders with a year-to-date gain of 146%, a 148% gain over the past three months and a 42% gain over the past month.

CSUN – 13.06, China Sunergy Co. is now up more than 47.74% over the past month but is still down 20% from my original 2008 post of $16.15 on January 4, 2008 (however, I did state: Ideal Entry: $12.00). The three month gain is 80.93% with a peak of 97% – I timed this one wrong but saw the trending potential back at the turn of the year. Patience – a must in this business. CSUN did reverse Monday – the first red flag in May.
1/4/08:

China Sunergy (CSUN) is part of a booming solar industry that includes stocks such as the ones listed below; all head lined by FSLR, a stock that is up more than 700% over the past year or so.

FSLR – $265.87
STP – $88.22
SOLF – $36.95
YGE – $38.02 (another stock I am looking to add)

One last word: watch the daily action because the summer months are coming – sell off time (hint, hint). Have all stops set and always look for red flags! Enjoy the momentum while it lasts but NEVER let a solid gain slip away.

Portfolio Stocks on the Move

Today I cover four stocks that have been padding my portfolio over the past several weeks (months if we narrow it to EDU and JASO). Both EDU and JASO could be in my portfolio for many more months to come based on their fundamental and technical characteristics. This is in addition to the speculation lead-up to the Olympics in China.

JASO – 24.83, JA Solar Holdings is currently trading in the handle portion of a cup with handle base (one of the prime setups in the CANSLIM philosophy).

EDU – 80.08, New Oriental Education & Technology Group has come a long way since its correction down to the mid-$40 range. It closed above $80 on Friday and is now back within 15% of a new all-time high.

GU – 17.00, Gushan Environmental blasted 22.39% higher last week on above average volume as it closed at a new all time high.

TITN – 23.52, Titan Machinery is starting to flirt with all-time highs as volume is increasing during accumulation weeks