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September 6th, 2012

September 6th, 2012 6:16:12 AM PST
Posted by alice | #
alice (Guest) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
yup. still dont understand this stuff. I give up.
September 6th, 2012 7:39:24 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
GS and CMA just broke upper resist on my program.  My program doesn't buy until close, but I will try to time an entry before then (we'll see how well I can time on a phone during class >.< )

September 6th, 2012 9:34:44 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Managed to grab GS weeklies at .15, already at .25 now. Couldn't fill my whole order quickly enough though.
September 6th, 2012 10:46:22 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Added CMA Sept 31x calls at .80. Was supposed to buy at ask at .72. Hate the Wi-Fi here.
September 6th, 2012 4:27:13 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Bah GS calls didn't trigger the sell limit I left at $.32 while I was in class. (highest price just 2 cents lower but I wasn't there to change it).  Hope it triggers tomorrow morning. <_<
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September 4th, 2012

September 4th, 2012 7:31:06 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Out of SLV calls at $1.55 (+29%).
September 4th, 2012 7:33:16 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Watching AAPL today to see how strong this bounce is:


Going to be in classrooms with poor reception all day though, so probably no trading until tomorrow morning.
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September 3rd, 2012

September 3rd, 2012 4:35:26 AM PST
Posted by metrolist | #
metrolist (Guest) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
RSI 2 and Trentline have differ results for SLV, BRF, and EWG.   RSI2 had no indicator to buy or short. 
 
 
 
September 3rd, 2012 10:11:59 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...

RSI2 and Trendlines are complementary strategies. They almost never signal at the same time.

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August 31st, 2012

August 31st, 2012 6:42:25 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Out of SPY next week calls at $1.5
Might go for a straddle on SPY options the few minutes before Bernanke speaks... haven't decided yet.
August 31st, 2012 7:30:33 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Looks like my own program beat me here (it just held long this week).
Bernanke saying there's still no QE3 had almost no effect.
Markets went right back to technicals after his speech (no more pending event, for now).
August 31st, 2012 8:30:20 AM PST
Posted by wd1040 | #
wd1040 (Guest) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
haha whatever the case, the focus is now back on europe
August 31st, 2012 9:24:30 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Interesting dip across the board just now, back to lower end of today's range (which is also about the entire week's range).

Picked up a few 141x SPY calls expiring today at $.25 to see if we might bounce back to the upper range again, not risking anymore than half of today's gains from selling next week's calls.
August 31st, 2012 9:54:15 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Some trendline breaks off my program today, not many but worth a watch (or trade, but watch the close first as always):



August 31st, 2012 1:06:39 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Ended up flipping SPY 141x calls (expiring today) from $.20-25 to $.40.  Gotta love the end-of-day buying coming in.  Reminded me very much of last year's volatility Grin

Also picked up SLV Sept. 30x calls at $1.20, now at $1.30.
August 31st, 2012 1:11:20 PM PST
Posted by wd1040 | #
wd1040 (Guest) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
haha looking at silver upside too. However, gold has cleared right to the next fib today... have a short in... targeting 1660 for half the position, 1620 for the rest.
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August 30th, 2012

August 30th, 2012 7:05:43 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Added a few SPY Sept.7 141x calls at $1.10 on this morning's dip.
Thinking we're just boucning between lower and upper ranges of this week before Jackson tomorrow.

My ED short play from last week is also playing out finally.
Signal from last week:
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August 29th, 2012

August 29th, 2012 7:17:28 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Just an update on what I'm watching for SPY:
August 29th, 2012 10:21:33 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Bah, my phone committed a market sell on my calls while I was trying to raise my limit sell. Oh well, I'm out of my SPY calls at 3.00 from 2.30.
August 29th, 2012 1:31:39 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
EXEL bottom signal finally playing out. Price is now 4.50-60 and closed today with a bullish candle.

Quote from: pftq
Current still watching LVLT and just added EXEL to my watchlist based off my bottom indicator.


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August 27th, 2012

August 27th, 2012 6:03:41 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
AAPL's even higher in premarket right now - $679 now.  I got in at $662 and only need $5-8 to double, you can do the math. Tongue
August 27th, 2012 7:05:07 AM PST
Posted by metrolist | #
metrolist (Guest) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Your are up 3x

 
 
 
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August 24th, 2012

August 24th, 2012 6:36:46 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Picked up SPY Sept. 140x calls at $2.30 for the RSI2 signal from my program.

Also picked up EEM 39.5x Sept calls at $1.12.
August 24th, 2012 9:10:50 AM PST
Posted by marth5426 | #
marth5426 (Guest) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Bought some HRB and SPY
August 24th, 2012 10:36:06 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
SPY is just rebounding hard today.  The $2.30 calls are already $2.90 - should have bought weekly expiration instead, oh well.
August 24th, 2012 4:45:09 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
AAPL just broke $670 resistance after hours, from winning suits against Samsung.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444358404577609810658082898.html

I only need about a $5 move to double on calls and the stock is already up $12 after hours.
So glad I kept a few Sept. calls, can't wait for Monday. Grin
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August 23rd, 2012

August 23rd, 2012 9:46:28 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Sell limit at $9.50 triggered for 2/3 of my AAPL Sept. calls while I was in class so I got out of those with +28%.  Glad my guess for a top was correct there before I left.

Just letting the rest ride to see if we go higher into the iPhone5 release.
August 23rd, 2012 10:05:46 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Just picked this up on my program batch scan.  Picked up a few puts at $.80.  Will add more if the signal holds at close.
August 23rd, 2012 4:49:57 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
My program generated a buy today for SPY (oversold) using a variation of this strategy.  I was in class all day though and only just saw it.  Going to hope tomorrow morning is still low and jump into calls as soon as possible.
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August 22nd, 2012

August 22nd, 2012 12:02:44 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Not much trading today.  Just doubled down again on AAPL this morning when it dipped below $650.
School starts tomorrow, so I'll be slowing my trading down again. Sad
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August 21st, 2012

August 21st, 2012 7:11:42 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Out of BAC calls at $.40 (+185%), stock at $8.40 (re-entered a couple days ago at $.14 after already making almost 100% in one day).
More than content with this stock already. Tongue

I'm thinking it should pullback at least a little bit (intraday timeframe in mind) from the resist at $8.40 exact.
But my program just generated another buy signal on today's candle and $8.25 break, so I'll probably get back in on longer expiration end of day.
Edit: Have to see the price near close first though - buy signal today can be completely cancelled out if the candle is no good.


Also out of BBG at $1.80, already past my expected holding period.
Doubled calls on Sept. 700x AAPL during the pullback just now.

Watching for an exit on SPY as I don't want the weekly decay to bite into my gains.
Edit: Got out at $1.20 (+50%) on calls (from $.80 last week).  Think it'll go higher but I'll probably want to re-enter and father expiration calls.
August 21st, 2012 9:23:33 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Watching this intraday support on SPY right now.  Not really convinced we've put a short-term top on SPY yet unless it breaks.


Edit: There it goes, SPY ending way down.
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August 20th, 2012

August 20th, 2012 1:03:45 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Added AAPL Sept 700x Calls near close today at $7.45.  Saw it kind of late but just buying off the cup-handle formation and the hype building up to the iPhone5 release.
AAPL
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August 17th, 2012

August 17th, 2012 9:20:29 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Out of BAC calls this morning at $.19 - basically a +90% gain.
Picked up SPY Aug.24 142x calls at $.80 during the light dip
August 17th, 2012 11:42:21 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
All trendline triggered trades in green finally.  5 for 5 on automated trendline trades so far.
SANM - in at .45, currently .50 bid
HUN - in at 1.2, currently 1.3 bid
BBG - in at 1.75, currently 1.85 bid
AXL - in at .55, currently .6 bid
SPY - in at .80, currently .80 bid


Edit:
Exited SANM and HUN at the same prices, since my program also sold.
Re-entered BAC at $.14.

BBG - in at 1.75, currently 1.75
AXL - in at .55, currently .6
SPY - in at .80, currently .9
BAC - in at .14, currently .13

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August 16th, 2012

August 16th, 2012 8:07:22 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
If we close here, we break the upper trendline resist for SPY. (bullish) But it's very close to the stronger horizontal resistance right above.
Looks like the long signal from June still works though.

August 16th, 2012 10:30:11 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Quite interesting.  Pretty much all the trendline breaks I'm getting today on my program are long signals.

August 16th, 2012 11:07:55 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Picked up a few BAC Aug24 calls at $.10 in anticipation of the upward trendline break (and recent market resistance break).  Only a few because it hasn't actually broken on my program yet, so I'm frontrunning the signal a bit.

Special thanks to Davecash at Hotstockmarket for the heads up.

August 16th, 2012 1:32:13 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Some other breakouts picked up by my program going into close.  Didn't have time to trade them though as I'm already busy with my existing positions.




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August 15th, 2012

August 15th, 2012 6:43:54 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Into SANM September calls at $.45


Current still watching LVLT and just added EXEL to my watchlist based off my bottom indicator.