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52 unique view(s)

October 22nd, 2012

October 22nd, 2012 6:41:32 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Program didn't consider the dip Friday for AAPL as strong enough for a break.  We need to close down strongly today to confirm it or the support will remain.
October 22nd, 2012 5:51:50 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Bah, didn't have connection to close out of NVDA under $12 today, despite my program's exit.  Going to hope it doesn't rebound too soon tomorrow.
46 unique view(s)

October 19th, 2012

October 19th, 2012 8:59:53 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Potential support break on NVDA.  Watch the close for a stronger sell off (instead of just the edge of the candle breaching the trendline).
37 unique view(s)

October 18th, 2012

October 18th, 2012 6:49:24 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
No new trendline breaks so far today but a few Bottom signals.  Ironically one on APOL.
Note the Bottom signals don't specify how long it might take to bounce - we could flatline for months from any of these.
Also depends on how we close today as usual.

October 18th, 2012 10:52:20 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
lol program picked up a short on PCLN.  Watching for entry on Nov puts.
October 18th, 2012 11:02:31 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Stopped out of CHK calls at $1.10, entry from $.9 (yesterday)
October 18th, 2012 11:31:29 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Out of bbt puts at 2 from .8 (2 days ago)
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October 17th, 2012

October 17th, 2012 6:51:06 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Watching BK for an upper trendline break.  Needs to close higher for the break to validate.
October 17th, 2012 6:52:09 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Added more on WYNN at $2.30 to the few calls I picked up yesterday.  Thinking we can complete that break today with the rest of the market rallying.  Cut losses on CLWR at $.20

Also keeping tabs on MET, waiting for confirmation at close.
October 17th, 2012 11:58:37 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Added Nov 21x calls for CHK, also trendline break.  Avoiding BK for now - was hoping for a pullback but it just keeps going straight up.
October 17th, 2012 12:26:16 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
WYNN broke.  A close above 119 would be ideal.
35 unique view(s)

October 16th, 2012

October 16th, 2012 9:04:00 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Picked up two trendline breaks so far on WYNN (long) and BBT (short).  Going to watch into close to make sure they hold before opening positions.

39 unique view(s)

October 15th, 2012

October 15th, 2012 7:50:05 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Price, volume, and RSI seem to be calling for a bottom on the NASDAQ here but hitrate isn't as reliable.  Also the RSI2 spread is quite wide - usually you want it to be tight for better conviction.
38 unique view(s)

October 14th, 2012

October 14th, 2012 7:07:16 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Definitely too late to trade off of but just thought it was interesting my program picked up a trendline break on CLWR friday. I only bothered to run it on CLWR just now though so it doesn't help much.
38 unique view(s)

October 11th, 2012

October 11th, 2012 6:28:57 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Amazing turnaround overnight - SPY up above 144 in premarket. Smiley
Congrats to everyone who got calls on SPY.
39 unique view(s)

October 10th, 2012

October 10th, 2012 11:02:56 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Planning to pick up calls on SPY if this signal holds at close (price needs to stay this low to be oversold).
October 10th, 2012 12:57:35 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Picked up SPY Oct. 143x calls at $1.40
October 10th, 2012 12:27:46 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Out of INTC puts at $.95 from .88.  EXC calls also still doing well - going to exit probably at close or tomorrow.
41 unique view(s)

October 9th, 2012

October 9th, 2012 10:54:52 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
First time screening for intraday trendline breaks with my program - just trying this out as I don't know how effective it is on the 30-min chart yet (it works for buying the stock itself but not sure if the movement if enough for options).

Picked up a few EXC 35x Oct calls at $1.25
October 9th, 2012 11:38:04 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Good job on XME - setup is pretty good on that one.  Hope you didn't get into RIMM though.

Planning to also buy puts on INTC if this signal holds.
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October 8th, 2012

October 8th, 2012 12:39:15 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Picked up Nov calls for RSX at $1.20 based on short-term oversold.  Signal was from previous day so I was actually going to buy this morning cheaper but I hesitated.
46 unique view(s)

October 3rd, 2012

October 3rd, 2012 8:33:48 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Yeah, I gotta stop making these side trades and stick to my program.  Typical sell the news with PCS - good thing only picked up a few.

And while I was preoccupied with PCS, I didn't notice my program made another RSI flip on SPY (could've been another 50-100% trade on calls).  Really need to get it sending me emails soon so I can notice them without going home to run the program.
47 unique view(s)

October 1st, 2012

October 1st, 2012 7:27:28 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Got my exit signal for the SPY trade last week, which will pretty much hold today unless we close super-bullish (at HOD or something).  It trades on close prices only though, so when the best time is to sell today is ambiguous.  It also doesn't mean we can' t go higher, just that now my program has no clue what the market will do from here.
46 unique view(s)

September 27th, 2012

September 27th, 2012 10:05:02 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
That RSI2 trade is working great. It predicted long going into ECB and now it predicted Spanish austerity announcements. :p
48 unique view(s)

September 25th, 2012

September 25th, 2012 7:58:13 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Finally a decent trendline break on my program.  Into CHRW Nov 60x calls at $2.25


SYY also doing well from last week.  Still holding a few SPY and BAC calls just for gamble on QE.

No longer in ALTR though; let those go at a loss.  Going to stick to trendline trades only from now on.
September 25th, 2012 2:12:34 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
RSI2 generated another trade for SPY at today's close.  RSI2 for SPY and trendlines for stocks in general are my main trade strategies (which have been dry since QE3), so I'll probably be adding a more substantial position again tomorrow morning.  Can't wait Smiley
September 25th, 2012 1:48:09 pm
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Bah, my only trendline break for the week got nullified by a bad close.
Need to write a scheduler for the program so I can run the scan at the end of day while I'm in class, instead of trying to guess the close during market open.



I'll probably see how it does after this week for another chance to break the resist.  Otherwise I'll just take the loss; fortunately it's November expiration so I have plenty time.
55 unique view(s)

September 21st, 2012

September 21st, 2012 10:14:00 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Grr I woke up late today. My sell limit for PCS took me out  at .80 open only for them to go as high as 1.3 in the same hour.

Picked up ALTR October 37x calls in the meantime at 1.2 on RSI2 oversold.
59 unique view(s)

September 19th, 2012

September 19th, 2012 11:55:01 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Just finished another run of the program. Looks like only two trendline breaks for today, SYY and PCS.  I hate MetroPCS though (as a company).
Watching the close as always before entering to make sure we don't have some sudden sell off that cancels the break.


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September 14th, 2012

September 14th, 2012 7:33:54 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Got out of weekly calls at 148 on SPY.  146x today expiration, +300%
Going to reload on pullback, probably slower expiration and maybe other less overbought tickers to scale down my trading again.
65 unique view(s)

September 13th, 2012

September 13th, 2012 9:42:16 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Crazy spike on SPY. Went heavy on spy calls after we dipped back below 145. looks like qe got announced
September 13th, 2012 10:41:41 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
lol at my program still holding SPY from June.  I really look forward to the day it finally makes a trade, would be dramatic.
70 unique view(s)

September 12th, 2012

September 12th, 2012 7:58:34 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Looks like more sideways until the Fed announcement tomorrow.  Only picked up two trendline breaks for today; will watch KSS into close to make sure they keep looking bullish before I buy calls (but I'll be on my phone - so we'll see how well that goes lol ). Already picked up STJ Oct 40x calls at $1.30.


71 unique view(s)

September 7th, 2012

September 7th, 2012 7:26:58 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Out of GS at $.75 (+500%).  I think I remember someone telling me yesterday how I was sure to lose money on this trade because of the lack of hedging.  Interesting how that went. Tongue
Signal from yesterday:


CMA calls also at $1.30 here (+62%), but expiration is longer so I can hold.
AXL from a couple weeks back (a trendline break) is also at $.80 now (+45%).
September 7th, 2012 9:02:32 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
Out of AXL at .9 (+63%).
Into next week F 10x calls at $.25

Update: Out of  at $.30 - was fast. Grin
80 unique view(s)

September 6th, 2012

September 6th, 2012 6:12:50 am
Posted by pftq | #
pftq (Official) says in Stocks Daily Discussion...
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ecb-agrees-bond-buying-plan-124538395.html
Now I know why my program refused to do anything but hold long the past couple weeks.  Another win for the program since I'm already out of SPY calls.  SPY is already up $1 in pre-market.  Bah
September 6th, 2012 7:39:24 am
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 >.< )

83 unique view(s)

August 31st, 2012

August 31st, 2012 9:54:15 am
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):



83 unique view(s)

August 30th, 2012

August 30th, 2012 7:05:43 am
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 1:31:39 pm
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.