Has this ever happened to you? You visit your favourite Forum and read an entry about this new stock that had escaped your attention. (most likely for a very good reason...) So you bring up your chart - or whichever crystal ball does "it" for you - and try to find what this writer sees in it.
as an aside: when I first read the term "positive expectancy", I thought it referred to this attempt, where you desperately want to expect something useful and positive.Sometimes, you can see a little silver lining here or a half-hidden suggestion of a promise there - and you buy a few. Alas! you soon find out you shouldn't have.
So, my New Year's Resolution is this: If it's a stock I've never heard from, and if it doesn't tick all the boxes in the checklist I'm using for all my own regular trades :::
DO NOT BOTHER!