Monthly Archives: July 2011

Trade Rationale: $QQQ

I mentioned last Wednesday night about how I felt the market was reaching a short term point of inflection.  Yes, I use a few technical indicators…but as with most of my trading decisions, it’s more of a ‘feel’ than a … Continue reading

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Weekend Watchlist (cont.)

Ahh Saturday…I’m looking forward to football season.  In the meantime, allow me to continue with some stock analysis of names that I have begun to populate my watchlist. A bit of background, I have decided to refine my industry performance … Continue reading

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Interesting Times

After reading this fantastic article (thanks @howardlizdon), my head is just spinning with disgust and frustration over what our once great country has become.  Our government is a pathetic joke.  The problems are so great and so fundamentally ingrained throughout … Continue reading

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Recent Transactions

This morning, I sold out of my disasterous long call position in $VZ.  The Sept 37 calls were sold at 0.26 from a purchase of 0.56.  Simply put, I got greedy with this trade…the market wasn’t there and I tried … Continue reading

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Bears Rejoyce!

From the looks of the futures, those who have (recently) decided to short this market will be rewarded tomorrow.  These news (or non-news, in this case) events always provide additional uncertainty to an already uncertain profession.  Trying to predict market … Continue reading

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All’s Well That Ends Poorly

So, I decided to leave my computer and go for a swim at 2 EST with the market still way up.  I return home after the close to find a) things didn’t really finish up very well and 2) my … Continue reading

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Left Watching

So, I’m left watching the market blast to the upside this morning.  Yes, as advertised in my post last night, my head is about to explode.  If I were to try and navigate this kind of minefield action (-2.5%, +1.2%, … Continue reading

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