Top Stocks to Watch Today: Friday, April 23

Tech stocks are the top stocks to watch today. 

They’re moving on news of big investors, Reddit chat pumps, and earnings. A few others are just riding the wave of momentum.

But I wouldn’t chase any of them. I prefer to buy dips.

Always consider your risk/reward before you take a trade. And keep your eyes on the overall markets. They’re choppy this week…

Yesterday there was a massive sell-off in the afternoon after reports that Biden may propose higher capital gains taxes on the wealthy.

That could throw a wrench into any potential trading plans. We’ll see how the markets react today. Always protect, protect, protect!

Here are the top 10 stocks to watch today…

10 Stocks to Watch for Friday, April 23, 2021

Remember, this is a watchlist, not a ‘must trade’ list. I’m not always right, and I don’t trade everything I watch. That’s why you should never blindly follow or buy anyone’s stock picks — even mine.

But there’s always something you can learn.

Watch out for patterns that fit your strategy. Always have a trading plan for every trade. Here are some resources to help you get started:

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Now, here are 10 top stocks to watch today…

Stocks to Watch Today #1: Quantum Corporation (NASDAQ: QMCO)

QMCO is a tech company that specializes in providing digital storage solutions. On Monday it announced that a former executive from NVIDIA joined its leadership team.

“While at NVIDIA, Cabrera helped the company grow from a market valuation of $15 billion to over $100 billion. He was responsible for a global team of 150 staff, handling legal, compliance, cyber-security, physical security, as well as government and regulatory matters.”

Read the full press release here.

The stock didn’t react to the news. Yesterday the stock had a huge gap up but volume was weak and the stock closed near its lows. Traders can watch for a panic dip-buy opportunity.


Stocks to Watch Today #2: Qualtrics International Inc. (NASDAQ: XM)

XM is another tech company. It announced first-quarter earnings in after-hours Wednesday. The stock had a huge gap up yesterday following the news. It offered a good morning panic dip buy opportunity before it continued higher.

Earnings are a fundamental catalyst and earnings winners can run longer than you think. Traders can watch for continued upside momentum.


Stocks to Watch Today #3: Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC)

Yep, another tech company … TDC offers business support, consulting, and analytics.

It released preliminary first-quarter earnings in after-hours on Wednesday. The stock had a massive gap up on high volume but struggled to hold its gains. Traders can watch for a morning panic dip buy opportunity.

Learn how to read earnings reports here.


Stocks to Watch Today #4: CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM)

CVM is a biotech company that works to develop cancer immunotherapies. It’s also developing a treatment for COVID-19.

It’s a former spiker so it has the potential for volatile moves. (Past performance is not indicative of future results.) But I don’t see any recent news on the company. It already had three green days in a row and closed off its highs yesterday. Traders can watch for a dip buy opportunity into a big panic.


Stocks to Watch Today #5: Skillz Inc. (NYSE: SKLZ)

SKLZ operates a mobile gaming platform.

The stock had its first green day on Wednesday after news that ARK Investment ETFs bought roughly five million shares. Yesterday the stock gapped up but then had a morning panic and didn’t recover.

The stock’s still trading high volume. Traders can watch for dip-buy opportunities.


Stocks to Watch Today #6: MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: MVIS)

MVIS is a tech company that develops lidar sensors for self-driving cars. It was moving Wednesday on Reddit chat hype.

It’s another stock that had its first green day Wednesday. Yesterday it gapped up and spiked before fading off. It also traded higher than average volume. Traders can watch for a dip-buy opportunity and a potential bounce.


Stocks to Watch Today #7: UiPath Inc. (NYSE: PATH)

PATH began trading through an IPO on Wednesday. It’s yet another tech company. It offers an automation and robotics platform.

It’s another stock that was scooped by ARK Investment ETFs. The funds purchased 2.74 million shares of the company.

The stock had two huge green days since its IPO. But yesterday the volume was significantly lower. Traders can watch for a panic dip buy opportunity.


Stocks to Watch Today #8: Bionano Genomics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNGO)

Yesterday BNGO announced the publication of a new study that “described a method combining optical genome mapping (OGM) with Bionano’s Saphyr® system with a labeling method developed by the scientists.

“The Saphyr-based method was capable of determining the timing, speed and origin of DNA replication in human cells at a coverage level that is thousands of times higher than what earlier methods such as nanopore sequencing allowed.”

Read the full press release here.

The stock gapped up on the news with higher than average volume. It’s a former runner with a lot of overhead resistance.  Traders can watch for a dip buy opportunity. Swing for singles if you trade this stock.


Stocks to Watch Today #9: Affimed N.V. (NASDAQ: AFMD)

AFMD is another biotech company focused on developing cancer treatments. On Wednesday the company filed two SEC filings. One updated disclosure of ownership. And the other was an amendment to the company’s annual report.

The stock traded higher Wednesday and yesterday. Traders can watch for a multi-day breakout over $10.79.


Stocks to Watch Today #10: Voyager Digital Ltd. (OTCQB: VYGVF)

VYGVF has been on the watchlist previously when crypto and NFT stocks were running. The company’s subsidiaries operate a crypto trading platform.

On Wednesday the company announced “it has adopted a normal course issuer bid (NCIB) under which the Company can repurchase up to 5% of its Common Shares.”

Read the full press release here.

The stock traded higher the last two days. But the company’s share purchasing doesn’t begin until May 30. And it has a year to complete its purchases. Traders can watch for a dip-buying opportunity into a big panic.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Stocks to Watch Today

What Are the Best Stocks to Trade as a Beginner?

My favorite stocks to trade are penny stocks. I think they’re a great way for beginners to learn the trading process with a small account.

Can You Get Rich Trading Stocks?

Don’t come into trading with a get-rich-quick mindset. Trading is a marathon, not a sprint. It can be a lucrative career but it takes years of hard work and dedication to learn the nuances of the market — which is what I teach.

How Much Money Do You Need To Start Trading Stocks?

Only start trading with money you can afford to lose. You can start small. In fact, I teach traders to focus on education first to learn the process, then slowly scale up over time.

Is Trading Stocks Risky?

All trading is risky. No trader is right 100% of the time. That’s why I keep my losses small by cutting losses quickly.

Conclusion About Top Stocks to Watch Today

Remember to only use this list of stocks to watch as a guide. Dig deeper into why these stocks are on my watchlist. Use all my trading resources to build your trading education.

I want you to become self-sufficient.

I’m just training wheels. And I’ve had the privilege of working with many top traders in my Trading Challenge. It’s a proud moment for me when they prove they don’t need me anymore. They take my lessons and strategies and make them their own.

If you want to get the same education as those top traders, apply for my Trading Challenge. I don’t accept everyone. Honestly, I don’t have time for anyone who only wants to be spoon-fed ‘hot’ stock picks.

I teach the trading process, mindset, strategies, and patterns to help my students find their own way in the markets. If that’s your goal as a trader, apply today.

What do you think about these top stocks to watch today? Do you see potential trades? Let me know in the comments … I’d love to hear from you!


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