• Michael Bryant
    Hain Celestial Group (HAIN), Synopsys (SNPS), Eagle Materials (EXP), Cirrus Logic (CRUS), & Ancestry.com (ACOM) rose Thursday on unusual vol
    8/24/12
    Reply (34)
    • phemale60: Michael, just saw this and commented on previous stocktalk re HAIN and CRUS! Glad I have one of them CRUS! My one shining light yesterday
      8/24/12
    • Michael Bryant: I post these hoping people will see a pattern. And glad you're doing well.
      8/24/12
    • phemale60: Thanks!! Shoulda, woulda, coulda held my HAIN!
      8/26/12
    • Michael Bryant: There are always more chances. Try a small position in KCG. I say small because it is still risky although oversold.
      8/26/12
    • phemale60: Thanks Michael. What do you think of XIV (reverse VIX) - my friend has it and has lately been doing pretty good. I know not a company
      8/26/12
    • Michael Bryant: I would stay away. VIX may jump soon. http://yhoo.it/MtHY4T;c= http://yhoo.it/U2VA7r
      8/26/12
    • phemale60: my timing has been off this year with VXX -- finally sold it last week at loss -- holding at $15 didn't make sense anymore.
      8/26/12
    • phemale60: Think I'll stick with ordinary company stocks -- less risky. AMPE - HCN really popped last week - think good buys? or too late?
      8/26/12
    • Michael Bryant: AMPE! Wow, right again. I wrote about AMPE. Usually my employer posts what I write each week on Sunday at http://bit.ly/eIvFSG .
      8/26/12
    • Michael Bryant: I used to post here, but I noticed one day that my post was taken down. Maybe Seeking Alpha doesn't like it, because it is like an ad.
      8/26/12
    • Michael Bryant: So I don't post anymore. And technically, I am not allowed to spread secrets for free, since it is a paid newsletter.
      8/26/12
    • Michael Bryant: But I can say that it will probably rise to $4.50. So when it hits that point, sell. Don't buy HCN. http://bit.ly/PegrQD
      8/26/12
    • Michael Bryant: Oh, and don't assume I always write bullish articles for the newsletter. I usually do, but some are bearish.
      8/26/12
    • phemale60: Thanks for sharing, Michael. Looks like time to take profits on CRUS also; was way up premarket but sunk during day; judged by chart?
      8/27/12
    • Michael Bryant: Yup, that's a sign of selling pressure.
      8/27/12
    • phemale60: Thanks. I'd read your newletter but I don't understand options (embarassed but true); I have a ebook to learn but have so litle time.
      8/27/12
    • Michael Bryant: The easiest way is to play options like stock options given by companies. You just have to make sure the difference in the current price
      8/28/12
    • Michael Bryant: & the strike price is greater than the total cost you paid for the option. Options are risky in the sense that you have to time the market.
      8/28/12
    • Michael Bryant: My employer is doing options trading, which is using the premium.
      8/28/12
    • phemale60: am trading with my IRA so not allowed anyway - or so I'm told. Fidelity is pretty good with me and gets me even better price than limit
      8/28/12
    • phemale60: at times. Ony $8 a trade. I give them plenty of biz. Get up early - CNBC this morn NTP caught my eye, usually stay away from Chinese cos.
      8/28/12
    • phemale60: but bought 100 and it went up 1.09! If braver I would've bought more. Now, take my $100 or hold it awhile. Got a dividend also!
      8/28/12
    • phemale60: Takes an agile mind to grasp options - mine is foggier than San Francisco these days. Too involved in politics! Watching everything!
      8/28/12
    • Michael Bryant: Hold NTP. Great company. Watched it for years. They got smashed because they decided to focus on smartphones, a very competitive area.
      8/28/12
    • Michael Bryant: Guess their vision is starting to pay off.
      8/28/12
    • Michael Bryant: Dividend used to be 5%. If they do well, they could up dividend. Also, speculation China may offer more stimulus soon.
      8/28/12
    • phemale60: Michael, thanks so much. It was a dilemma trying to decide what to do. I like it too!!
      8/29/12
    • Maria Auziliadora: Keep CRUS
      9/17/12
    • phemale60: Maria, I missed you!! Nice to see you. Too late, I sold CRUS 9/4 when tanking - lost 2/3 gain and had to close the deal. May buy back
      9/17/12
    • phemale60: Doing swell w/BCS, PHM (not today so far tho) and new one TCPTF holding up nice; still long WFM, VVUS. Home today and tom'w for Jewish holiday
      9/17/12
    • Maria Auziliadora: Long WFM CRUS love those 2
      9/21/12
    • Maria Auziliadora: Hi phemale I have been doing good very busy though
      9/21/12
    • phemale60: Maria, I'm crying. VVUS tanking on Euro disapproval and I sold. ;-( Am buying some back but feel bad I let it go at 59% instead of 98%
      9/24/12
    • phemale60: I know 59% sounds good enuf but held since 2010 -- should not have succumbed to panic. At work so hard to think, and make wrong choices
      9/24/12