This is an excellent dip-buying market, but you’ve got to know how to do it right if you want your trade to be a winner!
The idea of buying stocks on a dip sounds nice, but it isn’t easy to put into practice. Some people think that buying a stock on a dip means that any weakness should be bought. Well, what defines a dip? It depends on the timeframe! When do you know that a stock has finished “dipping” and is now ready to turn higher? Should every purchase be made on a dip?
My standpoint (and that of TheStockBandit.com) is not to buy any stock just because it looks “cheap.” Buying a stock simply because it’s at a lower price than it once was is never a reason to buy in my opinion. Maybe you can shop on the weekends that way, but in the trading world, you’ll often pay dearly when you buy weakness. I wouldn’t buy a stock that just got pounded, even if it is much cheaper than it’s ever been. In fact, you’d probably be far better off short selling  a stock on a 52-week low than buying it.
The only time to buy a stock is when you think it’s going higher.
Having said that, the only time it makes sense to buy a stock on the dip is when it’s in the middle of an uptrend ! During an uptrend, a dip is merely a pullback which sets up a new pivot point for buying. What’s also nice is that pullbacks within uptrends also produce natural stop-loss areas which let you manage your trade much better than buying blindly. So, let’s see an example of what buying a pullback looks like.
Last night, BWNG popped up on my scans as an uptrending stock  that appeared to be completing a pullback within the trend. The stock had great recent momentum and had pulled back slightly off the highs but mostly was moving sideways. A well-defined trend line  was seen along the highs of the past couple of weeks, which provided us with an excellent swing trading  pivot point. I highlighted BWNG in my stock newsletter last night with a $13.00 buy point.
….. and so far this stock is rocking to the tune of more than 11%….
When you commit to buying the dips, be sure you’re doing so when there is an uptrend intact! Don’t buy a downtrending stock  that will leave you feeling more like a stuckholder than a stockholder. Buying pullbacks within uptrends can give you a great initial move and put your trade well into the black right from the start!
President, The Stock Bandit, Inc.