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Turning Point Analytics (TPA) has been using Targets and Stops with its Trend-Range strategy for over 10 years with great success.  The discipline of establishing a roadmap for each idea at the beginning and making those parameters the guideline keeps investors in winning trades and forces them to cut losses before they become too large.

The data below represents actual recent recommendations and illustrates how targets and stops locked in profits and reduced potential losses.

Positive P&L

5/3/2019 BUY DISH @33.60, Stop = 31.42, Target = 40.99, Closed out with P&L +22.00% on 6/18/2019

5/22/2019 SELL    CNC @ 57.14, Stop = 60.57, Target = 42.86, Closed out with P&L +25.00% on 9/27/2019

6/3/2019 BUY SYK @ 183.24, Stop = 174.08, Target = 210.73, Closed out with P&L +15% on 7/25/2019

12/24/18 BUY: AAPL, AMZN, GOOGL, NFLX, NVDA, Target +25%, Closed out all 5 stocks up 25%.

Negative P&L

6/6/2019 SELL AMAT @ 40.59, Stop = 43.23, Target = 31.66, Stopped out P&L = -6.50% on 6/10/2019.
Reached high of 52.42 on 7/24/2019.  Prevented loss = -29.15%. 

7/11/2019 BUY    NKTR @ 34.79, Stop = 32.39, Target = 49.75, Stopped out P&L = -6.90% on 7/16/2019. Reached low of 17.50 on 8/9/19.  Prevented loss = -49.70%. 

8/9/2019 SELL VAC @ 89.48, Stop = 95.30, Target = 67.11.  Stopped out P&L = -6.50% on 8/20/2019. Reached high of 113.08 on 9/13/19.  Prevented loss = -26.37%. 

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