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7 unique view(s)

October 13th, 2011

October 13th, 2011 1:10:49 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
I'm basically using NZD/USD as an indicator for the market right now haha It's worked pretty well.

Got into FAS calls at $11.60.  There was a bit of a sell-off but we held pretty well.  Right now hourly MACD is about to cross on NZD/USD; needs to be stronger though.  MACD on the market indices are a little further from crossing.  Of course, this all means nothing if they don't actually end up crossing.
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October 7th, 2011

October 7th, 2011 9:57:36 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Entered a day early but whatever. Tongue Market down 50pts already and it's not even lunch time yet.
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October 6th, 2011

October 6th, 2011 9:07:58 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Entering FAZ a bit here at height of day, S&P at 1160.  Seems like resistance should be around here based on daily chart.

Will enter more when I see an actual sell off but it's just a safe entry point for now.
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October 5th, 2011

October 5th, 2011 5:53:07 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Wow so much news today:
- Microsoft officially planning to bid for Yahoo.
- Steve Jobs has passed away.
- The hacking group "Anonymous" plans to erase the NYSE exchange on Oct.10

Probably want to short end of Thursday or Friday going into the scare. Tongue NYSE is just one exchange; it is not the entire stock market.
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October 4th, 2011

October 4th, 2011 9:05:56 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Market bouncing back a bit - into FAS at $9.
October 4th, 2011 11:23:58 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
k stopped out at a few % after the rally topped.  I guess no more crazy reversals here - looks like we're finally in an actual bear market.
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October 3rd, 2011

October 3rd, 2011 7:38:58 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Kodak back above $1.40 just for denying bankruptcy. Grin
October 3rd, 2011 12:38:43 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Into FAS at $9.50; expecting short covering like every Monday so far.
October 3rd, 2011 12:45:10 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
CLWR spiking on high volume.  Don't see news but someone is pouring a lot of money in.
CLWR
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September 30th, 2011

September 30th, 2011 12:24:08 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Bounce play on Kodak after it crashed.  In at .75
EK
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September 29th, 2011

September 29th, 2011 7:50:33 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Small runup today but headed back down again.  Maybe I should start going long in the mornings and then short after 1 hour.
Also an interesting chart - we basically bounced off of the next support yesterday after breaking the first.
September 29th, 2011 10:49:47 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Hate to say this but I'm hoping we break this support here.  Then we'll be in freefall. Tongue
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September 28th, 2011

September 28th, 2011 9:25:55 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Watching these two trendlines here on the DOW.  Will get out of FAZ depending on which breaks.
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September 27th, 2011

September 27th, 2011 10:14:59 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Break of $3.20 on S
S
September 27th, 2011 12:24:27 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Nvm market just started selling off.  Out of all long positions and into FAZ instead.
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September 26th, 2011

September 26th, 2011 6:55:53 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Into MWWC at .025
MWWC
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September 23rd, 2011

September 23rd, 2011 5:31:29 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Went long today on FAS expecting a bounce.  Got out near high at end of day. Grin

Some other stocks in play:

CLWR and S on possible buyout from Dish Network (but only one will get bought)
CLWR

S

KGN - Just way oversold because silver is down
KGN

HGSI - Running up solidly during a downmarket
HGSI
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September 22nd, 2011

September 22nd, 2011 7:02:05 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Bahaha Dow down 360 points - glad I held FAZ (3x short ETF) overnight. Grin

On the other hand.... we just broke support on the DOW.  Hm - either we bounce back hard tomorrow (and close today with a reversal candle, long wick, something) or it's down days from here.
5 unique view(s)

September 21st, 2011

September 21st, 2011 10:04:53 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
EAPH about to run.  Just got in at .10
EAPH
September 21st, 2011 12:37:42 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Back into FAZ again - looks like we got a knife down from the Fed meeting, so I'm going bearish again until we hit major support (probably the same support the DOW has bounced off about 4 times now in 2 months).
FAZ
September 21st, 2011 4:21:06 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Jumped 20000 places today in the CNBC contest.  Only 200 more to go. Grin



If only I knew how to follow currencies too; then that part of my portfolio wouldn't be dragging me back.
5 unique view(s)

September 20th, 2011

September 20th, 2011 8:46:25 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Nice chart on AAGC.  Just be careful for any sell off as it takes little volume to move it.
AAGC
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September 19th, 2011

September 19th, 2011 8:49:14 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Contest is a bit buggy - not super high on my priority because the server keeps crashing.

Meanwhile, into FAS at $12.78 Smiley
September 19th, 2011 9:16:36 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Break of $15 on OPTR
OPTR
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September 16th, 2011

September 16th, 2011 6:40:50 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Into FDMF a bit at .0078 (couldn't fill lower).  Momentum is strong on this one, at least for a few minutes. Tongue
FDMF
September 16th, 2011 12:53:39 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
GHLV is slowly building up.  Might be worth getting in .015.
GHLV
September 16th, 2011 1:53:20 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
CNBC is having a Virtual Stock Trading competition here with a real $1M 1st place prize:
http://milliondollar.cnbc.com/

Doesn't hurt to try it out.  Let me know if you want to work together. Smiley
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September 15th, 2011

September 15th, 2011 6:45:35 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Watching PSID and CWTR right now.  PSID just started shooting straight up so I'm hoping for a pullback.  CWTR had a sell off yesterday so I'm seeing if it holds support.

PSID

CWTR
September 15th, 2011 6:45:43 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Fresh chart on TDKN at 1.22
TKDN
September 15th, 2011 11:28:20 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Markets are back above the 30-day SMA on daily.  SMA is also flattening out, so this might be good for longer term; need to see if the next pullback stays above it to confirm.

Will definitely get into FAS or URTY on next pullback.

FAS
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September 13th, 2011

September 13th, 2011 8:12:29 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Was hoping for more strength going into mid-day here (when stocks usually dip).

FAS needs to break this upper resistance (across several days) to keep going.
September 13th, 2011 12:28:15 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Got out of FAS on its second bounce down from resistance.  These swings are getting smaller, as noted previously.
Edit: Nvm, got back in on pullback after it started surging up again. O_o Triple top if it fails to break 12.80 again though.
Edit2: Out at 12.70 - no greediness. Tongue
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September 12th, 2011

September 12th, 2011 9:19:47 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Into FAS a little bit here incase it reverses.  Needs to break the upward resistance to confirm though.
If it breaks support instead, I'm flipping completely and buying FAZ.
FAS
September 12th, 2011 10:05:06 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Watching support/resistance here.  We'll find out in a few minutes which line it breaks.
September 12th, 2011 11:53:28 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Bahaha upward break. My streak remains unbroken. Grin
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September 9th, 2011

September 9th, 2011 8:48:12 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Might get into FAS if it dips under $12 again.  The last run was short though, so it's getting a bit riskier - will get out immediately if the support at 10.95K falls for the DOW.
September 9th, 2011 10:02:21 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
RYUN jumped briefly to $1.60 and back down to $1.50 now.  I think it was just one guy buying a lot though, so I wouldn't enter too quickly.  Will buy if I can get in back towards the $1.40 range.

RYUN
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September 8th, 2011

September 8th, 2011 11:39:15 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Sold FAS to buy into BOCX at .044.  Looks very nice for continued run.

BOCX
September 8th, 2011 12:43:53 PM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Lots of large buys going into SRCH right now if you want to buy something just starting.
SRCH at .81
SRCH
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September 7th, 2011

September 7th, 2011 7:10:24 AM PST
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Bahaha - Market up almost 200 points this morning.  Totally spot on with the market direction. Grin

When are you guys going to start trading?