Monthly Archives: March 2012

A Reduction in Exposure

This was a “grin and bear it” kind of day in the stock market for yours truly.  The morning started, appropriately enough, with my only short position ($MCD) as the lone stock in my entire portfolio in the black.  I … Continue reading

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On Losing

Of late, I just keep driving in neutral with my trading.  My account balance just keeps trading water…I’ll appear to make some headway only to find myself (stupidly) holding through an earnings miss or an analyst downgrade.  I’m hitting a … Continue reading

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Trade Progress Report: $RENN, $SKS, $STX, $SWY, $XRX

I’m going to save the narratives about these trades for when I sell contracts/close them out.  For now, I just wanted to get my current positions out there for the sake of transparency. $RENN $SKS   $STX   $SWY   … Continue reading

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Trade Progress Report: $DIS, $MSFT, $NWL

$DIS This was one of the first discretionary positions I opened after returning to the market.  I was reaching a bit and tried to force my way into this trade by buying at the end of that ‘flattish’ base that … Continue reading

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Trade Progress Report: $COF, $CTXS, $CVS

Since I have resumed writing right in the middle of a bunch of open trades,  I have the urge to write about my positions, but feel like it would be a little disingenuous to just come out and say I’m … Continue reading

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Your Regularly Scheduled Programming Has Returned

I found a job in October, worked swing shift so I could care for my kid while my wife worked mornings (vice versa in evenings).  I thought “damn I’ll have all day to work on the market” (we live in … Continue reading

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