Historical Performance of Stock Day Trading Alerts - Stocks Buy Alerts

Historical Performance of Stock Day Trading Alerts

Here you can find stock charts for each of day trading alerts generated since the beginning of 2017. I hope these charts will help you to analyze your stock trading approach and make it more profitable.

Explanation of the charts:

  • The title of each chart includes Symbol, Alert Time, Alert price.
  • The first chart form the top is RSI index.
  • Second, is the price chart of the stock. I decided not to display the price after 3 PM in order to make the charts more readable.
  • The third is the SPY price chart for the same timeframe to give you an idea on the market conditions.
  • And the last one is MACD for the original symbol.

Day Trading Alerts in Q1 2021

The world looks quite a bit different than it did at the beginning of last year, and we hope that we are on the verge of entering into a brighter period. Successful vaccines should lead to the end of social distancing and a return to normalcy.

US Equity Markets in Q1: The S&P 500 increased by +6.2% in the first quarter. The market reached another new all-time high on March 26th when the S&P closed at 3,975. After declining by nearly -34% during the pandemic selloff last year (2/19/20 to 3/23/20), the S&P 500 is up by over +80% from the low.

Our system generated multiple day trading alerts this quarter.

Day trading alerts in January 2021

Day Trading Alerts in Q4 2020

Global equities gained in Q4 as a number of vaccine breakthroughs fostered hopes of a return to economic normality. Government bond performance was mixed, with US yields rising (meaning prices fell). Corporate bonds gained ground. Commodities gained on vaccine news and a weaker US dollar.

US equities gained over the quarter, with November especially strong due to the vaccine news. The developments eclipsed Joe Biden’s win in the US presidential election, as well as a $900 billion stimulus package announced in late December. The Federal Reserve nonetheless reinforced its supportive message, stating it will continue with current levels of quantitative easing. Economically sensitive sectors made the strongest gains, with more defensive sectors making more modest progress.

See all day trading alerts for Q4 2020

Day Trading Alerts in Q3 2020

After a devastating 1st quarter for stocks and risk assets, followed by a 2nd quarter recovery on the back of heavy monetary and fiscal stimulus, it had already been a rather wild ride for the first half of 2020. The 3rd quarter brought continued recovery at a more moderate pace, as most major indexes posted gains for the quarter.

In the U.S., the S&P 500 index gained 8.93% for the quarter. Large tech stocks drove the S&P 500 movements, surging through August before selling off in September. The VIX, a widely-used stock volatility gauge, was at extreme levels around 4x its long-term average at the onset of the Covid-19 stock selloff in March & April. It has gradually trended downward through the 2nd and 3rd quarters, but still ended Q3 about 30% higher than its long-term average.

See all day trading alerts for Q3 2020

Day Trading Alerts in Raging Q2 2020

At a Glance: The first half of 2020 was a tale of two markets. 1Q20 culminated in the fastest peak to bear market in S&P 500 history, as volatility spiked to unprecedented levels and the coronavirus pandemic spread like wildfire. 2Q20, however, proved the best quarter in over twenty years. Aggressive stimulus & policy, vaccine/therapeutics optimism, and a fasterthan-expected bottoming/rebound in some economic data contributed to the strong performance. Growth shares outpaced Value, while Technology, Consumer Discretionary, and Energy fared best among sectors.

Despite the strong stock market performance, the state of the economy remains mixed at best. Unemployment has been in the double digits (though declining) for three straight months, and the economy shed roughly ~13 million jobs over Q2. Unemployment insurance claims have flattened out, but at a concerning level. Still, several data points indicate a more V-shaped recovery. Manufacturing and service PMI data have rebounded strongly, while the housing market has remained shockingly resilient. All eyes remain on Washington, as an anticipated fifth coronavirus stimulus bill will be key to the continued recovery, particularly given the dire employment situation.

See all Day Trading Alerts for Q2 2020

Day trading alerts in plummeting Q1 2020

The Dow and S&P 500 had their worst first-quarter performances ever, losing 23.2 and 20%, respectively. The Dow also had its worst overall quarter since 1987 while the S&P 500 had its biggest quarterly loss since 2008.
Wall Street also posted sharp losses for the month. The Dow and S&P 500 fell 13.7% and 12.5%, respectively, in March. It was their worst one-month declines since 2008. The S&P 500 and Dow also recorded moves of at least 1% in 21 of the 22 trading days this month.

Q1 was a great opportunity for day trading. Vast majority of the day trading alerts generated by our system were winning!

See all day trading alerts for Q1.

Trading alerts performance in Q4 2019

Stocks recorded solid gains in the fourth quarter, helping the large‑cap S&P 500 Index notch its best yearly gain since 2013—albeit one measured off a low base established by steep declines the previous December. The gains helped lift most of the major indexes into record territory, while the small‑cap Russell 2000 Index remained roughly 4% below its August 2018 peak. Technology shares performed best within the S&P 500 Index, helped by strong gains in Apple and Microsoft, which, together, ended the year accounting for nearly 40% of the sector’s market capitalization. Health care shares were also especially strong after underperforming earlier in the year. The small real estate sector declined slightly and was the sole segment to record a loss on a total return (including dividends) basis.

See full Q4 day trading alerts report

Amazing performance of day trading alerts in August 2019

August has been a rollercoaster for investors, as trade tensions and fears of a recession injected uncertainty into global markets.

After much back and forth between the U.S. and China, the two nations expressed optimism and a willingness to come to a trade deal on Thursday.Yet on Sunday, the U.S. is still scheduled to slap 15% tariffs on select Chinese goods in another escalation of the more than year-long trade war.

Even as President Donald Trump said he would delay key consumer items from the list being affected this weekend, some apparel and household goods will still be impacted.

So far this month, the S&P 500 and Dow tumbled nearly 2%, while the Nasdaq sank by around 2%. Meanwhile, investors continued to flock toward safe haven assets such as gold. The precious metal jumped 8% in August.

High volatility contributed to the high quality of the day trading alerts this month.

See all August’s day trading alerts

July 2019

US stocks closed July higher, with large-caps up 1.44 percent and small-caps up 1.14 percent (S&P 500 and 600 indices). They would have closed considerably higher if the month had ended on the 30th. But the 31st saw large-caps decline by 1.09 percent, the only burst of market volatility in July.  International stocks didn’t fare so well.  Developed-market stocks were down by 1.27 percent and emerging-market stocks by 1.22 percent (MSCI EAFE and Emerging Markets indices).  The stronger dollar accounted for these falls from a US investor’s perspective: when the dollar is stronger, the value of foreign assets measured in dollars falls. Bonds rose modestly with the Bloomberg Barclays Global Index up 0.22 percent.

See all July’s trading alerts

Stock trading Alerts in June 2019

Closing a remarkably strong first half of 2019, June was a positive month for stocks at home and abroad as well as for bonds. US mid-cap stocks saw the highest returns for the month, up 7.64 percent, with large- and small-cap stocks also up over 7 percent (S&P 400, 500 and 600 indices respectively). Emerging-market stocks were up by 6.24 percent and developed-market stocks by 5.93 percent (MSCI Emerging Market and EAFE indices). Bonds were up as well, with the Bloomberg Barclays Aggregate Index rising 1.26 percent. US stock markets were fairly calm, with the S&P 500 up or down over 1 percent on only two days.

Full trading alerts summary

May 2019

Stocks fell sharply in May, closing out their worst month since last December. Each of the benchmark indexes posted month-over-month losses exceeding 6.5%. While market performance has largely swung on trade rhetoric, it appears investors have reached their boiling point and are moving away from stocks and floating toward bonds, pushing yields on 10-year Treasuries down (-37 bps in May) as bond prices soared. Oil prices fell sharply on trade tensions and a slowing Chinese economy. 

Meanwhile, the day trading alerts generated by our system demonstrated great performance! 

See the report on day trading alerts in May 2019

April 2019

April was a remarkably good month for all major types of stocks. U.S. stocks led the way, with large caps (S&P 500) up 4.05 percent and hitting an all-time high during the month, recovering from last autumn’s sharp decline. Small caps (S&P 600) were hot on their heels, up 3.87 percent. Global stocks fared well too. Developed-market stocks were up 2.81 percent and emerging-market stocks 2.11 percent (MSCI EAFE and Emerging Markets indices). Volatility was notably absent in the U.S. stock market. The S&P 500 moved by +/- 1 percent on only one day in April. Bonds were almost unchanged over the month, with the Bloomberg Barclays Aggregate Bond Index up 0.03 percent.

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Fantastic Day Trading Alerts Performance in March 2019

March 2019 was mostly a good month in the markets.  It was just great in terms of performance of day trading alerts provided by
stocksbuyalerts.com! Large-cap domestic stocks (S&P 500 Index) and bonds (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Index) saw the highest returns, up 1.94% and 1.92% respectively. Global stocks nearly erasing losses incurred in Q4. However, gains in March accumulated at a slower pace than either January or February and were more concentrated. Bonds continued to impress, as investors drove yields lower in the wake of the Fed confirming further rate hikes are expected to be on ice for the remainder of the year.

The rapid Q4 correction and 2019 recovery whipsawed many investors who reacted emotionally. After an extraordinary lack of volatility in 2017, recent choppiness is a good reminder that markets don’t go in a straight line and strong up and down moves should both be expected and planned for. Those with a strategic plan were able to benefit from tax management and rebalancing and we believe remain by far most likely to emerge from full market cycles successfully.

Day Trading Alerts generated by our AI-powered system could definitely help you to out perform the market in March 2019! See the summary charts.

See all day trading alerts generated in March 2019

February 2019

US stocks continued to rebound in February 2019, generating the strongest performance for the major asset classes in February. Foreign stocks, high-yield bonds and US real estate investment trusts (REITs) also rose while investment-grade bonds in the US and abroad slumped.

Equities in the US were the clear winner last month. The Russell 3000 Index increased 3.5%, marking the second straight monthly advance in 2019. Year to date, US equities are ahead by a sizzling 12.4%.

Last month’s biggest loser for the major asset classes: foreign government bonds in developed markets. The FTSE Russell World Government Bond Index shed 1.3%, the first monthly loss for the benchmark since last October.

See the alerts generated in February 2019

January 2019

Here is the 2019 YTD performance of the major market indices (as of the close on 1/31/19):

  • S&P 500 (SPX)                         +7.9%
  • Nasdaq Composite (COMPX)   +9.7%
  • Dow Industrials (DJI)                 +7.2%
  • Russell 2000 (RUT)                  +11.2%

Can the market correction can “officially” be declared over? It doesn’t really matter, because our alerts can help you stay profitable even if the market goes down.

See the January 2019 summary.

2018: Our stock trading alerts could help you stay profitable in such an ugly year

2018 was a record-setting year for stocks, but it’s one investors would rather forget. The Dow fell 5.6%. The S&P 500 was down 6.2% and the Nasdaq fell 4%. It was the worst year for stocks since 2008 and only the second year the Dow and S&P 500 fell in the past decade. (The S&P 500 and Dow were down slightly in 2015, but the Nasdaq was higher that year.)

December was a particularly dreadful month: The S&P 500 was down 9% and the Dow was down 8.7% — the worst December since 1931. In one seven-day stretch, the Dow fell by 350 points or more six times. This year’s Christmas Eve was the worst ever for the index.

Meanwhile, our AI-powered trading alerts demonstrated great performance!

See the summary for 2018 here.

2017: Great performance on a bull market

2017 will be remembered for an equity bull market in full force and synchronized global growth.

It was a record-setting year for equity markets. In the U.S., the S&P 500 index recorded a positive return in each month of the year for the first time in history.  On the way to that historical achievement, the S&P 500 hit 62 record closing highs.  That was only one of the major U.S. equity indices to set several record closing highs.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average set 71 new highs, the largest number of closing highs in a single year, topping the previous record set in 1995.  The technology company heavy Nasdaq Composite had 72 new highs during the year. 

Stock Market Returns in 2017

See the summary of 2017’s alerts here.