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  • Ashraf Eassa
    $BRCM looking good, my friends. PATIENCE - I don't write articles for day traders :-)
    9/6/13
    Reply (38)
    • Zeus2012: Guess the Citi tech conference paid off. Lot of $27 strike Sept call buying. Just hope we don't get any surprises on Sept 10th.
      9/6/13
    • Clayton Rulli: Wake me up when we reach 29 or so http://seekingalpha.com/s/guibw
      9/6/13
    • vinyal: what a wast of a recommendation. It is like investing in MSFT and watch the paint dry for 10yrs
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    • vinyal: looks like that is your Niche. Stocks that dont go anywhere. INTC is another of your recommendations
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    • Clayton Rulli: tough crowd lolol
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    • Goinidias: vinyal... intel did have that run from 19.26~ to 26... Yea it's back down... it's only up 17% from when I started following.
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    • Information Overload: Vinyal, wheelz23 lets talk again in 2015
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    • wigit5: $INTC up over 22.70 Ash
      9/6/13
    • Goinidias: Yes he will... least I hope so. would you have him write them on things people don't want to read? Not understanding your point.
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    • Goinidias: yes. do you? When do you think analysts stop reviewing stocks, especially one that people are interested in?
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    • Ashraf Eassa: wheelz23 - No, but saying that I just "write for pageviews" does.
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    • Ashraf Eassa: Yes, I like to be compensated for my work. Surely you don't go into work every day and work for free?
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    • Ashraf Eassa: I do it for my Alpha Rich Pro pieces, since those are always either bullish/bearish calls.
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    • Ashraf Eassa: Many of my articles just provide information/analysis on something related to a specific company.
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    • Ashraf Eassa: I do not disagree.
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    • Ashraf Eassa: In trading (day, swing, etc.), timing is absolutely everything. In longer term investments...it really depends.
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    • Ashraf Eassa: Sometimes you buy/short in anticipation of a particular catalyst, and it either plays out or it doesn't. That's a short term call.
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    • Ashraf Eassa: Other times, the thesis requires a longer view. It really depends on what your goals are. If I were running a swing trader oriented
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    • Ashraf Eassa: newsletter, I would be writing about many different stocks, I wouldn't focus so much on fundamentals as on general sentiment, and I would
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    • Ashraf Eassa: be very focused on technical analysis/catalysts.
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    • Ashraf Eassa: In the Alpha Rich Pro pieces, yes, absolutely. In others, it really depends. Am I providing information/insight, or am I making a call?
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    • Ocean Man: Good conversation you two. #1 ranked author Bill Maurer posted yesterday that he was delaying articles in an attempt to get more page views:
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    • Ocean Man: http://seekingalpha.com/s/hz6nq
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    • Ashraf Eassa: There's nothing wrong with maximizing PVs on work you'd do anyway :-)
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    • Ocean Man: I'm not sure there's nothing wrong with it Ashraf, although it depends on the content of each article. If you cost your followers a couple %
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    • Ocean Man: on a good idea you delayed publishing for a few extra bucks.... the debate gets a little livelier. Like you both said, timing is everything.
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    • Ocean Man: If the article said something like "buy the next dip under $30", there may not be any harm in a 1-day delay.
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    • Ashraf Eassa: @ wheelz23 - you are right. I will keep a list of my calls and performances on a monthly basis in a piece on my Instablog.
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    • Ashraf Eassa: I believe that this is a VERY valid thing to ask for from a "top ranked" contributor :-)
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    • Ashraf Eassa: wheelz23 - your wish fulfilled, my friend: http://seekingalpha.com/p/1b550
      9/6/13
    • Ashraf Eassa: I will start tracking my non-AR results. It is absolutely important for authors, especially people like me who use this as a platform
      9/6/13
    • Ashraf Eassa: to gain exposure and build credibility, to keep track of results of calls.
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    • Ashraf Eassa: Thanks. Hope that you find my stuff useful in the future.
      9/6/13
    • Ashraf Eassa: @ wheelz23 - great ideas. I'll update them soon. I'm preparing to fly out to San Francisco to cover Intel Developer Forum, but will do more
      9/7/13
    • Ashraf Eassa: when I am back by the end of next week.
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    • Ocean Man: Nice job with the tracking table Ashraf!
      9/7/13
    • Ashraf Eassa: Thanks, OM. I will be taking wheelz23's suggestions and expanding the table with more information ASAP. Feel free to suggest ideas :)
      9/7/13
    • harryjack: $BRCM is dirt cheap, buy the common denominators for $AAPL,
      9/8/13