CUZ | Cousins Properties Trading Journal with VantagePoint

VantagePoint Trading Software is a forecasting tool that uses a combination of end of day data and artificial intelligence to provide traders a forecast of market movement 1-3 days in advance with the goal of helping them improve their timing on making trades and maximizing their profit potential. The artificial intelligence software forecasts market movement for stocks, futures, Forex and ETF markets. This journal entry looks at the recent market movements of Cousins Properties NYSE: CUZ.

VantagePoint Trading Journal CUZ

CUZ shares have been in a strong uptrend since the beginning of April 2017.  However, the VantagePoint predicted moving average recently forecasted a change in the current trend direction. This new crossover to the downside signaled an opportunity to get short the market.  But before we look to open any positions, we look for confirmation from the VantagePoint Neural Index. This indicator is a 48-hour indicator, designed to signal short-term strength or weakness. At the time of the bearish crossover on June 22nd, the neural index was sitting in a “zero” position. This confirms the direction of the trend and allows us to more confidently short this market.

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VantagePoint indicated a potential new trading opportunity based on the new crossover on June 23rd.

Going into this trade, our goal is to maintain a core position while looking for opportunities for some short-term profits. We’ll use the predicted high and low levels in VantagePoint to find those short-term chances.  We’ll look to open 600 shares and split that into 2 lots. One 300-lot will be the core position, and one 300-lot to use for short-term trades. This approach allows me to take short term profits and minimize the total loss should the trade not go as planned.  Additionally, I can take profits even when the market trades sideways and still remain in the long-term market in the event of a breakout.

We make our first move immediately after the crossover on June 23rd.  We short 600 shares at $9.00. We’ll look to take profit on 300 shares at the predicted low on June 23rd of $8.83 and keep the remaining shares in play. Our stops will be placed at $9.25 to adequately deal with volatility for both the short and longer term trade positions.

Using the predicted high and low levels we are able to capture a $51 short-term profit on June 27th.

Below is a summary of the recent market movement of CUZ as of June 27th:

300 SHARES = $5,400

ENTRY Price for SHORT position on 6-23-17 = $9.00
Close price as of recent chart (6-27-17) = 8.86
Potential profit = $0.14 per share
Current Stop Loss = $9.25
This is $0.25 away from entry price and our current risk per share

Short-term Trading 300 Shares 6-23-17

ENTRY Price on SHORT position = $9.00
Exit Price = $8.83
Realized Profit = $0.17 per share ($51 total)

Update on CUZ 6-29-17

Another short-term trading opportunity presented itself on June 28th. The market moved towards the predicted high of $8.98 and we shorted 300 more shares. Our target profit area is the predicted low level of 8.76. We achieve that level on June 29th and made another $66 profit.

A second short-term profit opportunity of $66 brings our total profits $117. This helps minimize the total loss should the core trade not go as planned.

Below is a summary of the recent market movement of CUZ as of June 29th:

300 SHARES = $5,400

ENTRY Price for SHORT position on 6-23-17 = $9.00
Close price as of recent chart (6-29-17) = 8.78
Potential profit = $0.23 per share
Current Stop Loss = $9.25
This is $0.25 away from entry price and our current risk per share

Short-term Trading 300 Shares 6-23-17

ENTRY Price on SHORT position = $9.00
Exit Price = $8.83
Realized Profit = $0.17 per share ($51 total)

Short-term Trading 300 Shares 6-28-17

ENTRY Price on SHORT position = $8.98
Exit Price = $8.76
Realized Profit = $0.22 per share ($66 total)

Update on CUZ 7-3-17

The market again moved up to the predicted high level on July 3rd.  Another 300-share short position was added at $8.90. Our target will be $8.70. Our core position will remain mostly untouched on as long as the downtrend remains with the predicted moving average (blue line), remaining below the actual moving average (black line).

While our core position remains unchanged, we continue to find short-term profit opportunities. The latest has us entering the market at the predicted high value of $8.90 and a target exit price of $8.70.

Below is a summary of the recent market movement of CUZ as of July 3rd:

300 SHARES = $5,400

ENTRY Price for SHORT position on 6-23-17 = $9.00
Close price as of recent chart (7-3-17) = 8.94
Potential profit = $0.06 per share
Current Stop Loss = $9.25
This is $0.25 away from entry price and our current risk per share

Short-term Trading 300 Shares 6-23-17

ENTRY Price on SHORT position = $9.00
Exit Price = $8.83
Realized Profit = $0.17 per share ($51 total)

Short-term Trading 300 Shares 6-28-17

ENTRY Price on SHORT position = $8.98
Exit Price = $8.76
Realized Profit = $0.22 per share ($66 total)

Short-term Trading 300 Shares 7-3-17

ENTRY Price on SHORT position = $8.90
Target Exit Price = $8.70
Expected Profit = $0.20 per share ($60 total)

Update on CUZ 7-10-17

We hit our target exit price for the 3rd short-term trade on July 7th. This allows us to take another $60 profit, bringing our total short-term profits to $177.

Our third short-term trade target was hit on July 7th. This brings our total short-term profits to $177.

For now, we’ll leave our position at 300 shares until we see another predicted high level is reached. The market has moved in our favor since our initial position and looks to continue working in our favor. We’ve decided to move our stops to $9.10 and cut our market exposure by more than half.

With the market continuing it’s bearish trends, we want to reduce our market exposure by tightening our stops to $9.10.

Below is a summary of the recent market movement of CUZ as of July 7th:

300 SHARES = $5,400

ENTRY Price for SHORT position on 6-23-17 = $9.00
Close price as of recent chart (7-7-17) = 8.62
Potential profit = $0.38 per share
Current Stop Loss = $9.10
This is $0.10 away from entry price and our current risk per share

Short-term Trading 300 Shares 6-23-17

ENTRY Price on SHORT position = $9.00
Exit Price = $8.83
Realized Profit = $0.17 per share ($51 total)

Short-term Trading 300 Shares 6-28-17

ENTRY Price on SHORT position = $8.98
Exit Price = $8.76
Realized Profit = $0.22 per share ($66 total)

Short-term Trading 300 Shares 7-3-17

ENTRY Price on SHORT position = $8.90
Exit Price = $8.70
Realized Profit = $0.20 per share ($60 total)

 

How VantagePoint works

The VantagePoint Trading Software is a forecasting tool that uses a combination of end of day data and artificial intelligence to provide traders a forecast of market movement 1-3 days in advance with the goal of helping them improve their timing on making trades and maximizing their profit potential.

The artificial intelligence software forecasts market movement for stocks, futures, Forex and ETF markets.

The basic concepts operate using two indicators. The traditional simple moving average (SMA) is displayed as a black line on the charts. VantagePoint’s patented predictive moving average (PMA) is displayed as a blue line. This proprietary indicator uses artificial intelligence to analyze both the past price data of a given market and the 25-30 most influential markets and how they affect the price action of the market.

When the blue PMA line crosses the black SMA line to the upside, traders can interpret this as VantagePoint signaling a new uptrend, or bullish trend. Traders can expect the uptrend to continue if the blue line remains above the black line. The trend is over when a new crossover occurs and the blue line crosses the black line to the downside.

Conversely, if the blue PMA crosses the black SMA to the downside, VantagePoint is suggesting the start of a new bearish, or downtrend. Traders looking to short the market may find this instance as the best time to enter the market if they are looking to follow a downtrend.

A second key aspect of the VantagePoint Software is the neural index. Another patented indicator, this measures the anticipated market movement over the next 48 hours. If the software predicts the price to be higher over the next 48 hours, the green indicator line moves to the “one” position. If the prediction is for lower prices, the indicator slides down to the “zero” position.

Using the neural index in conjunction with the crossovers on the chart allows traders to easily see when a new trend is starting and what to expect from a market in the coming days. This has the potential to greatly increase a trader’s profit potential by more clearly identifying trends and entry and exit points.

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