Dan Fitzpatrick is the publisher of The Stock Market Mentor, an advisory newsletter and educational forum dedicated to teaching effective risk management and trading methodologies to aspiring traders and investors. He is a former hedge fund manager and a member of the Market Technicians Association, and he now trades from his home in San Diego, Calif. While Fitzpatrick holds various securities licenses, he does not give recommendations to buy or sell stocks.Expand

Fitzpatrick graduated from the McGeorge School of Law. He was a fellow at Pacific Legal Foundation, a nonprofit public interest firm specializing in constitutional law, and he also practiced law in the private sector before pursuing trading as a full-time career. Before growing up and getting a real job, he was a professional musician, studio singer and songwriter in Los Angeles.Collapse

Sector may not be as bulletproof as we thought.
Chances are, you won't see too many people following you.
Don't look for a rebound anytime soon.
Developer of video processors has more room to run before profit-taking.
With 19% growth and a price-to-earnings ratio of 20, it looks cheap.
Recent consolidation provides support for stock's next leg higher.
The 50-day moving average is relatively flat.
TSLA has been consolidating and has started a new uptrend.
Another reason not to trade AAPL is that it's currently range bound.
Company could have good news when it reports results.

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