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  • Announcing Winners For Seeking Alpha's First-Ever Investment Pitch Contest [View article]
    Excellent point. Making money in stocks can be a simple as looking at a chart, albeit for the about half the time you suggest, i.e. 5 seconds, not 10. Very few traders/investors understand this, very few traders/investors outperform the market averages, or have consistently positive returns at all. Not that those two observations are necessarily correlated...but they are.
    Mar 26, 2015. 12:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Friday The 13th Omen For Stocks [View article]
    "There is compelling evidence that the Nasdaq, and therefore the entire stock market, has or is in the process of putting in a massive multi-year price top and will be at least 20% lower between July and October of this year. The analysis is set out in this Long Term chart of the Nasdaq Composite. All of these pattern-recognition set-ups have been discussed before, they are all coming together in the current time period." - Weekend Update, March 14, 2015

    A Top of Epic Proportions:
    Mar 14, 2015. 12:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sorry But This Is Not 1997 For The Market [View article]
    In a hundred years, the Seeking Alpha of the era will be referring to 2015 has the measure against which all insane market bubbles will be measured. No will even remember the significance of, 1929, 1974, 1987, 2000, or 2007.

    A Top of Epic Proportions:
    Mar 14, 2015. 12:35 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Friday's Sell-Off: Assessing The Damage And Opportunities [View article]
    Why Friday Was Important:

    Friday's decline was not enough to trigger an Intermediate Term Sell Signal, but market action has all of the earmarks of being in a transition to a new trend lower, one that will become entrenched as at a minimum an Intermediate Term down trend. It may also be beginning of Longer Term down trend into bona fide bear market measuring in months-to-years. See charts:
    Mar 7, 2015. 05:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • InVivo Therapeutics: Long Idea Playing Out With Room To Run [View article]
    I've posted an updated NVIV chart on my Instablog:
    Feb 27, 2015. 02:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: The Floor Is Yours [View article]
    The ratio of negative Tesla articles to positive articles on Seeking Alpha seems to be in the stratosphere. I stopped counting at 10-1 negative. I suspect the same negative bias would have surrounded Apple in the early 1990's, if Seeking Alpha was around back then. Everyone is an expert, that's why we are all so damn rich.

    Apple and Tesla
    sitting in a tree,
    First comes love,
    then comes marriage,
    then comes baby
    in an electric carriage!
    Feb 21, 2015. 11:26 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CTIX Update - Major Phase 1 Breakthrough [View instapost]
    Thanks everyone for contributing to the discussion and especially thanks for your kind words. I've gotten paid by Seeking Alpha for articles that had a lot less substance to them than this one, but apparently they drew a lot of views and qualified for SA payments-to-authors criteria. They can keep their money, I'd rather post what I want, not what they want.

    The dragon isn't totally evil, they do allow for this public Instablog without editorial restrictions, and this will do just fine.
    Jan 24, 2015. 04:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • CTIX Update - Major Phase 1 Breakthrough [View instapost]
    I don't know if anyone else is reading this blog or not, but for what it's worth, I submitted the above post to Seeking Alpha for publication and they returned it to me saying it was, "too bullish". This on a day when CTIX was up 35.62%. What's worse is some of the schlock they publish here from the more "name brand" analysts. Oh well, my guess is that if you are reading my stuff, I am preaching to the choir. Long CTIX since June, 2012 at 70c. Too bullish, indeed.
    Jan 20, 2015. 06:57 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rite Aid: A Classic Value Trap [View article]
    How a purely objective analysis?
    Dec 23, 2014. 11:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 420 Investor Newsletter [View instapost]
    Alan, the correct spelling of your first name is, "Allan." Don't worry, you're not alone, I've been running into it my whole life and am very grateful my parents got it right.
    Nov 29, 2014. 04:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Trading Or Investing? Making Money......or Not?  [View instapost]
    You run your trend line day-to-ay, or for shorter-term traders, hour-to-hour. You will NEVER get in at the absolute low tick and you will NEVER get out at the absolute HIGH tick. You WILL catch most of (80%+) of any normal trend. It's not perfect, and you WILL on occasion get whipsawed, 1, 2, maybe 3 small losses in a row. Then, you get into an extended trend and you not only make up for those small losses, you generate a substantial, outsized return. The epitome of "Keep your losses small, let your profits run." The idea is to make money, not try to impress yourself, or others, on how smart you at picking stocks. Easier said than done? Damn straight, look at your own skepticism. It took me 20 years to figure it out, but I've never looked back. 
    Nov 29, 2014. 04:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Trading Or Investing? Making Money......or Not?  [View instapost]
    Trading is a game of probabilities, not certainties. I cannot be certain of what price will do tomorrow, but I do know that the overwhelming probability is that price will do tomorrow what it did today, and will do next week what it did this past week. Once you understand and put that very basic probability assumption on your side, trading will never be the same. Making money in the market is a zero sum game, for every winner, there is a loser. You have it in your power to be one or the other, but it's not about ego, its about probability.
    Nov 29, 2014. 03:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Twitter +4.9%; Costolo promises instant timeline, better messaging [View news story]
    My short-term trading service bought the TWTR Dec $41 calls for $2.25 at 12:30 pm (EDT). They are currently trading at $3.40. This trade was based SOLELY on a trend algorithm.
    Nov 12, 2014. 02:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GoPro: On The Way To A 52-Week Low [View article]
    Theo, I've been reading the Seeking Alpha articles on GPRO since it's IPO, virtually every one of them bearish since the $28 IPO price right through to your article (very well written by the way, right or wrong) today. As erroneous as those predictions were, the "Comments" on the articles were even more bearish. I haven't run the numbers yet, but it seems that about 90% of the total commentary on GPRO was negative, some extremely so. I've come to trade momentum and only momentum, it seems to get it right every time.
    Sep 29, 2014. 12:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GoPro's IPO Pop Could Be Very Justified - A Look 3 Years Down The Road [View article]
    One of the few bullish articles on GPRO just before it's price soared, along with an overwhelming bearish consensus in the comments to the article. Kudos to the author!
    Sep 29, 2014. 12:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment