5 “Green Light” Stocks for 2024

By TradeSmith Research Team

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The stock market can be a merciless teacher, punishing anyone who holds on to losers too long and those quick to snatch meager profits. 

Creating a trading plan can help you break out of this cycle, but it’s not enough.

You need an objective indicator to help you decide whether to hold ’em or fold ’em…

…one that’s been rigorously tested through every type of market and works with any stock.

And we’ve cracked the code. 

Take the five stocks showcased in the widget above.

These are potential goldmines on the brink of explosive growth.

How could we possibly know?

We created a trading tool that is not only powerful, but also highly effective, combining momentum and historical volatility into two simple measures: our proprietary Health Indicator and Volatility Quotient (VQ). 

So how exactly do they work?

Let’s start with a stock’s unique volatility quotient, or VQ. This is a proprietary measure of a stock’s volatility, providing insights into:

  • How much room to give a stock before selling
  • The optimal position size for your risk tolerance
  • When to take profits or cut losses

Think of the VQ as your stock’s unique fingerprint. It ranges from a low-risk percentage of 15% or less for stable, blue-chip stocks like Coca-Cola or Johnson & Johnson, to a sky-high risk percentage of more than 50% for volatile biotech and small-cap stocks. 

This approach ensures you’re not applying a one-size-fits-all strategy to your diverse portfolio.

For example, a stock with a 10% VQ suggests you might consider selling if it drops 10% from its high, while a stock with a 30% VQ gives you more wiggle room for larger price swings.

Next is the Health Indicator. This powerful tool uses the VQ as its foundation and acts like a traffic light for your investments:

  • Green: The stock is healthy, moving within its VQ and is in an uptrend.
  • Yellow: The stock may be experiencing turbulence and has dropped by more than half of its VQ from a recent high. If a stock is in the yellow zone, consider holding – we wouldn’t recommend selling or establishing a new position.
  • Red: The stock has plunged by more than its VQ from a recent high. This is your indicator to consider selling or avoiding the stock.

The beauty of the Health Indicator lies in its simplicity and efficacy. You can see at a glance what action to consider for any stock in your portfolio – or any stock you’re considering. 

By focusing on stocks in the Green Zone, you’re zeroing in on companies that are thriving in current market conditions.

While the Health Indicator signals when to enter (or exit), the Volatility Quotient (VQ) can help you understand how much risk you’re taking on when you invest in any stock.

By combining the Health Indicator’s “green light” with a stock’s unique VQ, you’re equipped to make smarter decisions about when to buy, how much to invest, and when to sell. 

This powerful duo could be the key to transforming your investment strategy and potentially boosting your portfolio’s performance.

Now that you’ve glimpsed the power of the Health Indicator and Volatility Quotient, imagine how they could transform your investing strategy. 

These aren’t just theoretical concepts – they’re battle-tested tools that could be the key to unlocking your portfolio’s true potential.

It’s time to harness the power of data-driven decision-making and put these game-changing tools to work for you.

Don’t let another day pass watching opportunities slip by. 

Click here to learn how you can apply these powerful indicators to your portfolio.