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Fix for MarketSmith Charts Cutoff on Upper Right

Here are two quick workarounds if you find the top right of a MarketSmith chart is not viewable.

Option #1 – Zoom In

This is the option that I prefer as once the zoom level is changed, all the charts (in theory) should show within the constraints of the display area.

On the downside, the zoom is applied to all the content on the display. For instance, the font size will also be larger so there may be fewer lines of EPS and Sales information shown in the lower left of the Fundamentals area when viewing a weekly chart.

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Finding and Tracking Shared MarketSmith Screens

Rather than re-invent the wheel and always build screens from the ground up, with MarketSmith, you can search and find screens that other users have created and shared.

In the short video that follows, I’ll walk through how to find several screens created by Chris Gessel, IBD’s Chief Content Officer. I’ll also show a quick tip on how to track a screen, such that you’ll have quick access to those same screens in the future.

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What Stocks Are Held by Top Growth Funds?

A goldmine of information can be found by looking at the stock holdings of top growth funds. This short tutorial will show you how to find this information in MarketSmith.

I’ve included a short list of several highly regarded growth funds that you can review for their holdings. I’ll also cover a few additional ways to locate fund holdings if you are not a MarketSmith subscriber.

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Look for Tightening Price Action Preceding a Breakout

The concept of tightening price action, lower highs and higher lows, along with volume declining, will often lead to a breakout that follows in the direction of the prior trend.

William Jiler in 1962 referred to this as a coil. Mark Minervini, in his book Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard, describes similar price action which he refers to as volatility contraction pattern (VCP). It is also known as a symmetrical triangle.

In this post I’ll show historical examples as well as recent breakouts and current setups. My focus here is on daily and weekly charts. With that said, take some time and look at various intraday charts, the same concepts apply.

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