By Ask Gil

Jan 10, 2012

January 10, 2012 12:11 am ET

Q: I have heard of a buy signal being given if a stock is up in 12 of the past 15 days. Where would the actual entry point be?

G: I look for 11 out of 13 or 12 out of 15 days up in a row after a breakout. Once the stock does this, I’ll wait for it to move sideways or perhaps pull back for anywhere from 3-10 days, and once it moves back out through the top of this little formation I will come into the stock heavily as I add to my original position, or even sometimes just enter the stock for the first time.