Gapped up on acquisition news. First thiry minutes are key: tries to go down and finds support. A V-shaped bounce leads to a fantastic buying opportunity on the 1 min before it breaks to new highs.
Gapped up on merger news. Very active pre market. I approached this trade completely unbiased, and my first trade, albeit very small size, was long at 41. It felt really heavy so I sold at a loss and went short, double the size, around 40.50 as indicated by the first blue circle. I particularly liked how controlled the selling was, with numerous flags that broke lower, and small 1 minute candles.
Gap up to momentum long. Not the cleanest move but many potential points. First step is to recognize this as a long momentum trade rather than a fade (although the fade worked in the afternoon). Psychologically the easy trade is to short because stock is up over 100%. I like how the 5 min chart holds the 6 EMA on the way up. Also, worth noting the first obvious short entry is blown out to the upside.
Cuts guidance. Gap down to momentum short. Love the small consistent 1 minute candles and the brief flags. Also, paid to be late in this trade. Once it picks a direction after the first 30 minutes of volatility and chop, consistency sets in.