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  • Microsoft: Mr. Softie No More [View article]
    He wouldn't discuss the Nokia acquisition in one of his interviews, now we know why

    Not really feeling layoffs, sends a bad message to employees
    Jul 17 01:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Become A Millionaire For Free! [View instapost]
    LOL I put in a limit order for GLUU in May based on your site, as a test, but it never filled, so missed out on all the gainz

    Keep up the good work
    Jul 9 08:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2014 Is Fitness Mania But We're Not Invited [View article]
    MyFitnesspal > ALL
    Jul 3 09:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New SVXY Strategy [View instapost]
    Great job, I am going over this and want to try it out.

    Are you actually doing anything like rolling these out or do you just let the chips fall at whatever price you bought at?
    Jun 29 06:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Using Thinkorswim Scan Tool With The 10-20-30 Strategy [View instapost]
    It's a leading indicator which could mark a technical bottom for the stock. I always use it in combination with other indicators but this is one I send alerts to myself on.

    So (ideally), when the indicator hits, it might be a good place to go long the stock, or sell a put on it.
    Jun 28 10:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Automating Alpha: Getting Started With Stock Market Functions (SMF) Add-In For Excel [View instapost]
    Awesome, thanks !! Hyoginho the file is at this link also if you can't find it at the main site
    Jun 27 02:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Automating Alpha: Getting Started With Stock Market Functions (SMF) Add-In For Excel [View instapost]
    I don't see it there either. He might be updating it. I'd say give it a day and then post a message to the group to see where it might be.

    Also, my link to the group is going to a French site, not sure why that is but will see if I can correct it.
    Jun 26 01:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Setting Up Bollinger Band Alerts In Thinkorswim [View instapost]
    Did you see this page? It shows a scan:

    http://bit.ly/1pZ3wtg

    Also check out the post by Massive I here and see if it helps:

    http://bit.ly/1pZ3GRo

    Thanks for the heads up by the way, I'm a huge fan of Bollinger Bands and this looks like a nice indicator to complement it.
    Jun 22 05:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Setting Up Bollinger Band Alerts In Thinkorswim [View instapost]
    Hi whitedream,

    When you go into create an Alert and "Add Condition", and "Select a Condition", there is an option there to set it to Price.

    From there you can choose high, or low, or the open or close, there are quite a few options to pick from.

    Hope it helps.
    Jun 20 04:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coach Is Nearing The Bottom, But Is Not There Yet [View article]
    I actually think it's a valid point from his wife's observation, sometimes the perception on the ground is a big indicator

    Just got some feedback from someone in the industry and it was said the vintage Coach bags have a lot of value but the new lines are not what they used to be.

    Seriously I've seen people go into a trance because they wanted a designer bag so much, it's like all rationality goes out the window. That's the type of product demographic that is in play here.
    Jun 20 02:14 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Long-Term Parking [View article]
    labradoodle that was also my concern as well.

    We have these HUGE structural drags on the economy - the cost of education and the cost of medical care.

    Even if you toss aside the question of who works hard and who doesn't, and also who feels entitled and who REALLY is "self-made," on a practical scale, it's really a matter of return on investment.

    The insane amount of money that goes into health care and education went way past the point of diminishing returns years ago to the point we gotta ask ourselves what exactly is the point and who actually benefits from it?

    Often the answer is not the people who these structural systems were designed to help in the first place.
    Jun 19 01:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Long-Term Parking [View article]
    Cept the difference in his case is that educational costs have skyrocketed.

    It was common in my parents' day to take a summer job at the steel mills that would pay for an entire year of school.

    That doesn't happen anymore.

    On top of that real wages have remained flat for 3 decades, and the middle class is just about gone. Single-earner households are nearly impossible they way they were back then.

    Let's not dismiss his case as though he is entitled and not a hard worker.
    Jun 17 09:41 PM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Long Side Of Poor U.S. Policies [View article]
    I'm not much of a fan of the royalty trusts because of the tax headaches, so many calculations like depletion, with an MLP you get a K-1, but with royalty trusts you literally get a multi-page book with all kinds of charts that come with it for figuring out your credits or liabilities.
    Jun 17 05:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Long Side Of Poor U.S. Policies [View article]
    Also agree about the Thorium reactors! They have been around for decades but were dropped due to being unable to produce weapons grade material. Several countries have thorium reactors up and running and these have tons of benefits such as very low waste, no chance of creating weapons from them, and they don't have a meltdown risk like traditional reactors.
    Jun 16 01:31 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Long Side Of Poor U.S. Policies [View article]
    Here's a nice geothermal project with an ROI of 30 years, replacing four coal-fired FDR-era boilers, and heating and cooling an entire college campus, supposedly the largest geo project in the country which goes online this year, and funded as part of the stimulus package.

    The tough part in selling projects like this is we can't get past the next quarter, let alone a 30-year time horizon, so that's where it seems like a no-brainer for more infrastructure stimulus:

    http://bit.ly/1q1ETJV
    Jun 15 06:14 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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