Top Stocks to Watch Today: Thursday, May 20

Even with the ugly overall markets and bitcoin crash, there are still multi-day runners on the list of stocks to watch today. 

But I’m not chasing anything in this market…

The increased volatility means risk/reward is even more important to consider. So be careful with all longs.

No gunslinging — and no holding and hoping.

This is the time for disciplined trading only. Stick to your trading rules and best setups, even if you underestimate them. Selling too soon is OK. Holding a loser isn’t.

Take advantage of the volatility and always expect the worst from these companies.

Here are the top 10 stocks to watch today. Trade safe!

10 Stocks to Watch for Thursday, May 20, 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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The stocks on this list aren’t penny stocks. Even if I rarely trade higher-priced stocks, their movements can still affect stocks within my price range. So to me, they’re worth watching.

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Now, here are 10 top stocks to watch today…

Stocks to Watch Today #1: Filo Mining Corp. (OTCQX: FLMMF)

FLMMF is a Canadian mining company that explores for copper, gold, and silver in South America.

It was on Tuesday’s watchlist after it had a multi-day breakout over $7 on Monday. The stock ran after the company announced “a significant new zone of high-grade copper, gold and silver mineralization at the Filo del Sol project in San Juan province, Argentina.”

The stock has been consolidating since it broke out. It had a red day yesterday and volume is fading. Traders can watch for a morning panic dip-buy opportunity.


Stocks to Watch Today #2: Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. V (NYSE: IPOE)

IPOE is a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). On Tuesday it announced its business combination with Social Finance, Inc. The new business will switch to trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker SOFI.

Read the full press release here.

Yesterday the stock failed to break out convincingly over $17.50. Traders can watch for a panic dip buy opportunity.


Stocks to Watch Today #3: MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY)

MOSY is a tech company that develops integrated circuits for multiple applications.

On Monday it announced, “it will be adding support for optimized P4 (Programming Protocol-Independent Packet Processors) pipeline acceleration to its Stellar Packet Classification Platform IP family.”

Read the full press release here.

The stock had a huge green day with massive volume on Friday. But it had no news. After the news on Monday, the stock went down. Then yesterday, it had a giant short squeeze and broke out over $5.

It’s getting pumped on Twitter as a Reddit penny stock to watch. It closed near its highs and could potentially squeeze higher. But if it gaps down, traders can watch for a panic dip buy opportunity.


Stocks to Watch Today #4: Nuvve Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: NVVE)

Nuvve Holding Corp. develops technology for electric vehicles (EVs). Its platform allows EVs to charge and sell unneeded electricity back to the grid.

It was also on Tuesday’s watchlist after it reported earnings and a joint venture agreement on Monday.

The stock’s a multi-day runner with two big green days. But yesterday it gapped down. Traders can watch for a dip-buy opportunity into a big panic.


Stocks to Watch Today #5: Moxian, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOXC)

MOXC is a Chinese tech company that operates a social media and business platform.

It has been on my watchlist recently for a panic dip buy since it started its multi-day run-up. Yesterday it had a gap down. Traders can watch for a panic dip buy opportunity.


Stocks to Watch Today #6: LifeMD, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFMD)

LFMD is a telehealth company that connects patients with healthcare professionals.

On Tuesday it announced two actresses have become brand ambassadors for their female hair loss products.

“The partnerships announced today will include global online and offline advertising campaigns in which the stars will share their personal hair-restoration journeys and successes using Shapiro MD’s prescription and over the counter products for female hair loss.”

Read the full press release here.

Traders can watch for a breakout over yesterday’s high of $10.70.


Stocks to Watch Today #7: Trio-Tech International (NYSE: TRT)

TRT is another tech company in the semiconductor industry.

The company announced third-quarter financial results last Friday. The stock consolidated after the news, until yesterday.

It traded high volume and spiked from $4.88 to $6.43. It has an extremely low float of roughly 2.5 million shares. It could have a volatile move but it has a history of one-day spikes. Traders can watch for a dip-buy opportunity.


Stocks to Watch Today #8: Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (OTCPK: WDOFF)

Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. is a Canadian gold mining company.

Yesterday it announced drilling results from its new high-grade gold discovery in Quebec.

The stock traded higher than average volume and broke out over $9. It made new 52-week highs of $9.55. Traders can watch for a dip-buy opportunity and more potential upside.


Stocks to Watch Today #9: ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (NYSE: ZIM)

ZIM is a container shipping company. Yesterday it announced first-quarter earnings and a special $2 dividend, on top of the 2021 annual dividend.

Company president and CEO, Eli Glickman said, “Driven by ZIM’s differentiated approach and proactive strategies, we generated our highest ever quarterly net profit, EBITDA, and cash flow, while continuing to deliver industry leading margins. We also significantly strengthened our balance sheet, with shareholder equity now in excess of $1 billion.”

Read the press release here.

The stock broke out over $42.89 to new all-time highs of $47.37. Traders can watch for potential continued upside.


Stocks to Watch Today #10: Lordstown Motors Corp. (NASDAQ: RIDE)

RIDE is a consumer cyclical stock. The company manufactures light-duty electric fleet trucks.

On Monday the company announced it will hold a “Lordstown Week” in June. On Tuesday the company registered an SEC filing stating, “Lordstown Motors Corp. (the “Company”) was unable, without unreasonable effort or expense, to file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021”

The stock has a beaten-down chart. Traders can watch for a panic dip buy opportunity.


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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!


*Please note that these kinds of trading results are not typical and do not reflect the experience of the majority of individuals using our products. From January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020, typical users of the products and services offered by this website reported earning, on average, an estimated $49.91 in profit. This figure is taken from tracking user accounts on, a trading community platform. It takes years of dedication, hard work, and discipline to learn how to trade. Individual results will vary. Trading is inherently risky. Before making any trades, remember to do your due diligence and never risk more than you can afford to lose.

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