If you’ve been following me, you know 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) is a ticker I’ve had my eye on for a while. Based on its recent performance, there’s a lesson to be learned from the 3D Systems stock.
This isn’t the first time I’ve used 3D Systems to teach a lesson about trading. I initially brought up this stock in early November during a live trading room session. When I filmed a video a few weeks later, it was up 13%. Today, the stock has climbed 90%.
One of the biggest keys to successful trading is to get in on stocks early.
It’s tempting to follow trends and want to get in as they’re climbing higher and higher. But that’s not the best way to get the most bang for your buck.
I talked about my days as a journalism student back in November. I explained that I had a professor ask us one simple question: “How would you advance the story?”
We had to figure out what other pieces of information we could add or link together to bring a new side to the story. That’s a lesson that I carry over every day into trading.
The 3D Systems stock breakout is a perfect example of when advancing the story pays off.
You don’t know the story of a stock just by looking at the chart. For a long time, this was a losing stock that many were tired of holding and losing patience with. Those people didn’t advance the story.
If they had, they would have held on a little longer and would be seeing the benefits of an 87% increase in the course of the day… Or they would have gotten in early.
Dive into the story of 3D Systems stock with me and how we got to this breakout, so that you can take a lesson away from this.
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