The 5 Hardest Stocks To Trade…EVER!

I was sitting with some traders the other day, doing that standard thing standard traders do, taking about trading.  The subject came up about tough stocks to trade. Not hyper-thin biotechs or Ukrainian ADR’s, but normative, mainstream stocks that for some reason have been our personal bête noire to trade.

Five stocks popped into my head.

1.  Intercontinental Exchange ($ICE)

2.  ProShares UltraShortFinancials ($SKF)

3.  Wynn Resorts Limited ($WYNN)

4.  Potash Corporation ($POT)

5.  Walter Energy ($WLT)

For some reason over the years, these are stocks that I have constantly had trouble trading successfully.  So much so that not unlike a beaten dog, even if I see that they have good looking charts, I tend to shy away from them.

What stocks stick out in your mind as troublesome to trade?

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23 Responses

  1. MCP POT CLF(used to be better) some retail stocks like ANF JCP suck also. For me BIDU is hard, not sure if I have ever made money in that

  2. of this list the 1-2 year charts all show slight to moderate downtrends… i find that the list of stocks i have had trouble with share similar characteristics. If these where traded short i bet the result would be better. that whole trading with the trend thing.

    i have gotten whacked with MUX…that thing has my number. and once again i was trading a downtrending stock from the long side.

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