I booked gains in CLR Tuesday at $116.88 for a 4% gain. I probably could have been more patient with it into the close, but at the end of the day, I make it a habit not to worry about leaving a percentage or two on the table. I judge whether I should continue to hold a stock or not based on risk.
If the risk is beyond my level of tolerance, I will get out of the trade and CLR clearly became that for me today.
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Here’s Wednesday’s trade setups:
Long SunPower (SPWR)
Long Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD)
Long Noble Energy (NBL)
Short FirstMerit (FMER)
Short Helix Energy Solutions (HLX)