Category Archives: General

Back from R&R

San Diego. It’s easy to understand why it costs so much to live in that damn town.  I’m the type of person that prefers a little more variability in my weather patterns…maybe that’s from growing up in the rust belt?  … Continue reading

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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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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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(Looking to) Add to Short

I know that I said I really prefer to make my purchases at the end of the day, but this midday ‘rally’ is really tempting me to add to my $IWM short.  Question: why would this consolidation be any different … Continue reading

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Yes, I Went Short Today

As noted on StockTwits, I closed my speculative Oct 29 call position in $SLV position prior to the close for a very nice gain (selling at an average of 3.47 from 2.75 for a 26% gain in 2 days).  I … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again

As I peruse the Stocktwits stream this morning, I am mildly amused by the number of people who seem to be anxious to declare the validity of this “rally”.  If this describes your mind set…I’m warning you: there is a … Continue reading

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