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  • Nova Measuring Instruments' Earnings Show Price Action Is on Fire [View article]
    Hi jotenn,

    Tight stops are a great idea. One thing to consider is NVMI can move around quite a bit on a daily basis, which could make it easy to get stopped out. Unfortunately, option strategies aren't feasible for NVMI.

    Best Regards,

    Christopher J. Hawkins
    Apr 14, 2011. 09:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Washington Post: Buffett's Next Target? [View article]
    HI, "lonely" value investor.

    Mar 3, 2011. 05:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alan Mulally: Interview With the CEO That Turned Around Ford [View article]
    I would like to point out that Mr. Mulally implemented the four point plan when he first arrived at Ford in 2006. The plan was being reiterated with emphasis during the economic crisis.
    Feb 13, 2011. 06:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has This Rally Only Just Begun? [View article]
    Volume never lies. Price action(without volume confirmation) continues higher fueled by cost cutting.(With the exception of a technological paradigm shift) Unfortunately, corporate cost cutting has gone from pinpointed microscopic surgery(FEAR), to butchering with a broadaxe(GREED). If you are going naked in to this 2800 S&P ideal, you are really going NAKED. ...............motive?... claims of DJIA 30,000............more comments................. clicks.................more $$$$$$$$$$!!
    Feb 11, 2011. 09:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alan Mulally: Interview With the CEO That Turned Around Ford [View article]
    Mr. Mulally called me on Feb. 9 to thank me for the article. That was a great birthday gift. I was beyond impressed talking with him. He truly inspired confidence in our economy at a time when we needed confidence more than anything. I wonder if most people understand the gravity of what he did for America at that time. THANK YOU Mr. Mulally!!
    Feb 10, 2011. 09:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nine Percent Is Now Full Employment in America [View article]
    I agree that 9% is the new normal. How do we apply the 'new normal' indicator as an investor. If 2Q earnings are any indication, corporate america seems to be slowly growing, without 9% of the workforce in play. The yang to the earnings ying, is the continuous flow of grim macroeconomic data.
    As long as these two forces continue to battle, the market will be trapped in a violent, range. A range that has come down from 52 week highs, as institutions reduce there positions.
    From my perspective, the only way to make short term, alpha in these markets is to scalp, use sophisticated options strategies, or do some overnight trading. If going long equities is your game, then I would recommend the emerging markets.
    Two of my top choices would be Germany and Brazil. Germany, because of there growing ties with China. Brazil for there resources that are a necessity to the civilized world. With Brazil's recent deep water oil/gas discovery and vast amount of fertile land, it is only a matter of time before they become a dominant player in the global economy.

    Aug 28, 2010. 04:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Proposing an Overnight Gold Fund [View article]
    An article that instigates a heated debate, is the first step to transparency.
    Aug 28, 2010. 08:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 10 Most (and Least) Shorted S&P 500 Stocks [View article]
    If short interest is not increasing, then that is a sign that institutions are reducing there exposure. I think they are on the sidelines during these mini-rallies, giving them the opportunity to dump stock, without taking as big of a hit.
    Aug 28, 2010. 12:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment