In late 2023, I had the opportunity to take a tour around NASA. It was for a private equity deal, and the company shares a hangar with some pretty interesting folks…
They had just rolled this helicopter out of the hangar, and some men started loading in. They were in full blown “operator mode” – with helmets, rifles, and ammunition strapped to their chests.
They told us they were just counting the alligators today, but they served as threat detection for all of Cape Canaveral.
When a manned launch happens, the military has active fighter jets in the air, and there are patrols on the ground to watch for any risks coming out of the swamp.
It’s part of the “launch status check” for NASA. You must have multiple people say that the launch is good to go – and if any of them say “no” then the launch is scrubbed.
Find Stocks That Are Ready To Rocket
Coming into 2024, there are dozens of stocks that are sitting on their launchpad, waiting for the “go” signal.
And if institutional investors give the green light, it sets the stage for triple digit gains.
Let’s look at a recent example with Coinbase (COIN):
In November 2023, Coinbase was still sputtering after a strong push earlier that summer.
For rookie investors, they bought the spike and are bailing due to their impatience.
Yet into that pullback, we can see why prices are holding…
The stock was retesting the point of control (POC). This is the “launch pad” that starts off major bull market runs.
What Happens During a Stock Launchpad Countdown
The “Point of Control” is a key area in our Trading Roadmap that shows where the most shares have been traded.
These are the institutional footprints where you can see the exact motivations of the participants that truly move the market.
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Many times, a stock will see a big move higher that fades all the way back to the point of control.
That’s when institutions have their last chance to buy shares if they think that the stock will go higher.
If they start buying, then price will respond against that point of control. That’s the signal to get into the stock.
Here’s what it looks like conceptually:
How it Played Out In COIN
COIN was seeing signs of institutional buyers grabbing the last shares before a move higher. Any “obvious” breakdown was met with aggressive buyers, sweeping it up past support.
When you see those kinds of games, it’s usually funds that are playing tricks on uninformed traders for them to stop out and hand over their shares at a good price.
When the stock launched, it went straight up without a chance to get a good pullback.
At Precision Volume Alerts, we alerted our clients to this exact opportunity, and our call option position rose 503%.
That’s the power of knowing where the institutions are going to trade… and understanding the Trading Roadmap can help you harness that power.
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