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Jesse’s idea was simple, after a shakeout to a low, if there is another shakeout that undercuts the previous low, the buy price becomes the previous low price plus 10% of that low. Jesse referred to this as a pivotal point.
The “+ 3” aspect came about as O’Neil’s example was based on a stock that was $30/share, hence, 10% of $30 is $3, so it was known as a shakeout + $3.
On November 3rd, 2020 AMD setup a potential shakeout + 3 early entry. It starts with a recent low undercutting a previous low:
Using the two lows shown above, here are the steps to calculate a shakeout + 3 entry point:
Step #1 – Get two recent low values:
Original low: $73.85
Undercut low: 73.76
Step #2: Calculate prices at 5% and 10% of original low:
5% of $73.85 = $3.70
10% of $73.85 = $7.40
Step #3 – Calculate early entry range:
The range is the original low plus the 5% and 10% values from above:
Range = $77.55 ($73.85 + $3.70) to $81.25 ($73.85 + $7.40)
Step #4 – Look for an area of resistance:
As with the range, an area of resistance was not part of the original concept described by Livermore or O’Neil. Using prior resistance you can find a more logical area to enter a trade.
In the figure below I’ve highlighted the early entry range ($77.55 to $81.25). The orange line is an area of resistance, notice several times in the past the price action didn’t move beyond that level.
Here’s a cheatsheet of the shakeout + 3 pattern and how to calculate the entry price.
Mike Webster and Irusha Peiris recently discussed power trends on the Investing with IBD Podcast. Ajay Jani took the time to code the concept in an Excel document which shows power trends for both the Nasdaq and S&P.
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