This story originally appeared on Zacks
While “the trend is your friend” when it comes to short-term investing or trading, timing entries into the trend is a key determinant of success. And increasing the odds of success by making sure the sustainability of a trend isn’t easy.
Often, the direction of a stock’s price movement reverses quickly after taking a position in it, making investors incur a short-term capital loss. So, it’s important to ensure that there are enough factors — such as sound fundamentals, positive earnings estimate revisions, etc. — that could keep the momentum in the stock going.
Our “Recent Price Strength” screen, which is created on a unique short-term trading strategy, could be pretty useful in this regard. This predefined screen makes it really easy to shortlist the stocks that have enough fundamental strength to maintain their…