Top Stocks to Watch Today: Tuesday, February 23

Due to demand, my ‘stocks to watch today’ posts now focus on higher-priced stocks… 

Personally, I love the volatility of penny stocks. But my niche might not work for everyone. And trading’s all about finding the right strategies and patterns that work best for you…

You might like day trading higher-priced stocks, like the ones on my list of stocks to watch today. Or you might prefer swing trading or position trading. You get to choose.

Like penny stocks, higher-priced stocks can move on news, hot sector momentum, earnings, and technical patterns. But they also follow the overall markets more closely, so keep your eyes on the major indices…

Today, oil and gas stocks, biotechs, crypto-mining companies, and SPACs are all on my list.

Here are the top 13 stocks to watch today.

13 Stocks to Watch for Tuesday, February 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 13 top stocks to watch today…

Stocks to Watch Today #1: Bitfarms Ltd. (OTCPK: BFARF)

BFARF is a cryptocurrency mining company. On February 18, it announced it increased its previous order of bitcoin miners by 50%. The miners will increase its hash rate by 35%.

The stock had a volatile spike yesterday morning before leveling off. Traders can watch for a breakout over Friday’s high of $7 and a retest of yesterday’s high of $8.50. But keep an eye on the sector leader, bitcoin.


Stocks to Watch Today #2: People’s United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT)

Yesterday, PBCT announced it would be purchased by M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE: MTB). The all-stock deal is worth $7.6 billion. Shareholders will receive 0.118 shares of MTB for every share of PBCT they own.

The stock had a huge gap up on the news. Traders can watch for continued upside.


Stocks to Watch Today #3: SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM)

Yesterday, oil and gas and energy stocks were running due to a spike in the price of crude oil. Goldman Sachs raised its price estimates for crude to $75 per barrel by the third quarter.

Last week, SM announced fourth-quarter earnings. The stock didn’t react well to the news. But yesterday the stock had a huge bounce.

Traders can watch for a multi-day breakout and new 52-week highs over $14.38.


Stocks to Watch Today #4: Taoping Inc. (NASDAQ: TAOP)

On February 19, TAOP announced a consulting agreement with another company. The consultants will help TAOP take advantage of blockchain investment opportunities.

The stock has volatile moves due to its low float of around 5 million shares.


Stocks to Watch Today #5: Rodgers Silicon Valley Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: RSVA)

RSVA is a SPAC (special purpose acquisition company). Yesterday, it announced Enovix Corp. will go public through a merger with the company.

Enovix makes 3D silicon lithium-ion batteries. After the merger, the company will trade under the Nasdaq ticker ENVX.

Yesterday, the stock had a huge gap up and traded record high volume. Traders can watch for continued upside.


Stocks to Watch Today #6: Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI)

On February 19, the company announced its smart glasses enabled medical students to gain job-shadowing experience. That was otherwise unavailable due to COVID-19.

Yesterday, the stock had a huge gap up and a multi-day breakout over $18.15.

The company also announced it will participate in Verizon’s upcoming presentation to the U.S. Department of Defense on February 23. Traders can watch for continued momentum to the upside.


Stocks to Watch Today #7: Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO)

Yesterday, MRO was moving with other oil and gas stocks following a spike in crude oil prices.

It had a multi-day breakout over $9.80 and released its fourth-quarter earnings after-hours.


Stocks to Watch Today #8: Churchill Capital Corp IV (NYSE: CCIV)

CCIV is another SPAC. Reports were swirling over its talks with Lucid Motors to go public through a merger with the company.

After-hours yesterday, Lucid confirmed the deal. The stock tanked on the news. It’s a perfect example of a ‘buy the rumor, sell the news’ play.

The stock received a ton of attention leading up to the deal … And Lucid is also led by the former chief engineer of Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA).

Traders can watch for the stock to find support and dip buyers to come in and create a potential bounce.


Stocks to Watch Today #9: Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS)

AMRS is in the hot biotech sector. Yesterday, it announced positive preliminary results from the preclinical study of its COVID-19 vaccine.

It had a multi-day breakout over $17.19 and made a new multi-year high of $18.57. Traders can watch for continued upside.


Stocks to Watch Today #10: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT)

Yesterday, GT announced it will purchase rival company Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) for $2.8 billion. The deal increases Goodyear’s exposure in the Chinese market.

Traders can watch for continued upside and a breakout over $17.50. But the stock had a huge move yesterday and could be overextended.


Stocks to Watch Today #11: Hut 8 Mining Corp. (OTCQX: HUTMF)

HUTMF is another cryptocurrency mining stock. Yesterday the company announced it entered into exclusive partnership discussions with an energy company. The partners plan to co-develop an industrial-scale energy generation platform.

The stock had a huge breakout over $8.90 following the news. Traders can watch for a retest of the $13 high.


Stocks to Watch Today #12: Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEN)

PTEN is another oil and gas company. It’s running in sympathy to the increase in crude oil prices.

Yesterday the stock had a breakout over $7.08 before retreating. Traders can watch for continued momentum to the upside if crude oil prices continue to run.


Stocks to Watch Today #13: Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRS)

ACRS is another hot biotech. Yesterday it announced the CEO will present at two upcoming conferences in March.

Midday yesterday there were rumors the company hired investment banks for the potential sale of the company. But there’s no official press release.

Traders can watch for a breakout over $25.50. It could be a ‘buy the rumor, sell the news’ type of play with continued speculation about a potential sale.


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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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