In 1597, Francis Bacon coined the phrase, “Knowledge is Power.” If knowledge is used properly it yields money, which is power in today’s times.

Saturday, we learned how powerful gaps are in trading. Now, after hearing Dr. Barbara Star’s amazing and valuable presentation to our VectorVest International Online User Group Forum, we have the knowledge of what to look for, the types of gaps and their function, and how to use gaps in our trading. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REPLAY.

“Incredible knowledge,” said David M.  “Awesome presentation.” – Bob K.

“I never knew the kinds of gaps before,” said Erwin V. “Thank you.”

“Not a presentation you would want to miss,” said Rosario A.

More Questions? Dr. Star has kindly agreed to attend our regular SOTW Q&A next week to answer any additional questions about using gaps in trading. Programming Note: For next week only, our Q&A will be held Monday, December 4 at 12:30 Eastern time. REGISTER NOW. Can’t attend? Register now to receive the recording.

New GAP Searches. Dr. Star shared with us four GAP searches she created just for VectorVest, two for the Canadian market and two for the U.S. The searches identify two types of gaps: 1. Bullish Gap with High Volume; 2. Breakaway Gap Channel Search. These are custom searches that you can create following Dr. Star’s explanation in the recording, and save to your VectorVest program.

Note: The two Channel Searches were designed especially for members who have RealTime or purchased separately the Pro Trader premium plug for technical searches. If you would like to try Pro Trader free for two weeks, or if you need help in setting up any of the searches, please call Support at the toll-free number for your country.

On behalf of our VectorVest community, I wish to thank Dr. Star most sincerely for giving us her time and sharing her technical analysis expertise with our VectorVest members.

Irwin B. summed it up best for everyone, saying, “Thank you Barbara for giving us another set of investment tools and new perspectives to add to our trading arsenal.”

Gap Example Dec 2 2017

A planned presentation on “Reversal to the Mean” was held over. All registered Forum attendees will receive by email a recorded presentation within the next two to three weeks.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this Blog is for educational and information purposes only. Example trades and strategies must not be considered as recommendations. You should always do your own analysis and invest based on your own risk tolerance, investment style, goals and time horizon. There are risks involved in investing and only you know your financial situation, risk tolerance, financial goals and time horizon.

To View previous Online Forum video replays, click on the recording links below:

December 2, 2017 – Using Gaps in Trading, by Dr. Barbara Star.

November 4, 2017 – Three Ways To Invest In Europe’s Strong Markets by Susan Hayes, Cullerton.

October 7, 2017 – Sarosota User Group’s Covered Call Income Strategy by Dennis Fluegel and Finding Winners With Rising RT by Stan Heller.

September 2, 2017 – Strategic Investing with VV’s High CI Indicator: KISS The High CI, by Dr. Gord Nixon and Mike Simonato; and List of U.S. ETFs Tracking Global Markets, by Stan Heller.

August 5, 2017 – How to Run a Manual Backtest Using Market Timing Signals by Stan Heller, and Stock Ideas from our VectorVest Community.

June 3, 2017 – Hidden Divergence Patterns by Dr. Barbara Star, PhD, Technical Analysis Expert and Author.

May 6, 2017 – Weekly Zone Pattern Recognition by David Paul, VectorVest UK Managing Director and Energy Sector Review by Michael Wuetherick, Energy Insder and VectorVest User Group Leader, Red Deer, AB.

April 1, 2017 – Value Zone Trading Part II by Petra Hess, Burlington, On User Group Leader and Hidden Wisdom in VectorVest’s Training Tab and Help Files by Stan Heller, Consultant VectorVest Canada.

March 4, 2017 – Developing a Simple Trading Plan, by Tom Mitchell, Nanaimo, BC User Group and Value Zone Trading, by Petra Hess, Burlington, ON User Group Leader.

February 11, 2017 – Work. Life. Trading Balance. by Margaret Bell. Global ETFs and Industry Tracking by Stan Heller, Consultant, VectorVest Canada.

January 7, 2017 – Stock Chat hosted by Stan Heller, Consultant VectorVest Canada

December 3 – My Three Friends: Value, Price and Earnings by Mike Simonato, Ontario VV Member.

November 5 – Guide to Worry-free Investing with Dr. Bart DiLiddo

October 1 – Running With Momentum: Momentum ETF Portfolio; and Jamin Heller’s Enhanced Trade Analysis and Risk Management Spreadsheet.

September 10 – Trading Pullbacks: Possible entry and exit points combining candlesticks and the 10 EMA and 30 EMA by Wendy Johnson, Arkansas User Group Leader; and 5-Steps to Profitable Bottom Fishing by Stan Heller.

August 6 – Three new ways to trade 3/8 EMA Crossovers by Petra Hess, Burlington UG Leader and How to Use QuickFolios to find what’s hot and what’s not, by Stan Heller.

July 4 – Keep it Simple! Lesson from Regina, SK User Group presented by Irwin Blank; and Finding Trade Ideas using Price, Volume and ADX/DMI, presented by Stan Heller.

March 5 – Best Stock Ideas and Analysis Methods presented by Canada’s User Group Leaders and Members.

Feb 6 – Relative Safety Driver – A new search and trading strategy by Rick Rodgers and How to Use Custom Field Builder for Candlestick Searches by Graham Jones.

Jan 2 – Lessons from the Derby Jockey Club by Audrey Kelliher; Industry Group Analysis Methods by Bob Binfet; and How to Set-up and Manage Your Portfolio for 2016 by Petra Hess.

Dec 5 – Simplify Your Trading Using the 3/8-EMA by Petra Hess; Portfolio Management Using WatchList Graphs by Mike Simonato; Energy Sector Analysis by Michael Wuertherick; Bank Sector Analysis by Marcia Elgie and Emanuel Althuis; and Business Services Industry Group Analysis by Sandy Cook.

Nov 7 – Jake’s Patent Winners by Jake Pattinson and How to Bottom Fish and Covered Calls by Emanuel Althius.