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  • Position Sizing And Averaging Down [View instapost]
    A couple of these questions require long answers which I will try to get to this weekend, but thanks everyone for the great questions and kind comments.
    Apr 4 01:54 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Seeking Alpha Is Doing To Prevent Paid Stock Promotion [View article]
    I realize that this article is about combating paid stock promotion, but in the greater battle against SA being used for pure stock manipulation, I would suggest you consider rules around article publication in the last few days prior to monthly option expiration. Those attempting to maximize gains by manipulating stocks like to publish articles shortly after loading up on options when they are cheapest, just before expiration.
    Mar 27 07:10 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Seeking Alpha Is Doing To Prevent Paid Stock Promotion [View article]
    Good to know, thanks Eli. There are a handful of us who read all of the Stocktalks every day, and it's kind of obvious to us who the promoters are. Their Stocktalks are all of the same "style", often a repeat of a previous day's Stocktalk on the name, often at the same time each day, often in a group of four or five posts by the same user. Not sure if that helps or not, but maybe can help you form a suspicion list.
    Mar 27 06:58 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Seeking Alpha Is Doing To Prevent Paid Stock Promotion [View article]
    Eli - your efforts are appreciated. Allow me to give you an example of how this has been permitted here for years, though. The following contributor says right in his profile that he is a compensated stock promoter. Over the past three years, up through and including last month, he has published 14 articles, over 800 StockTalks, and over 3,200 Instablog posts. He's even been named in multiple articles exposing what you're attempting to fix:

    http://bit.ly/OYzN3D

    There are a number of others just like this.
    Mar 27 02:39 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Facebook/Oculus [View news story]
    I can reposition my head just fine without purchasing that.
    Mar 25 08:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent ADP job gains revised lower, but others pushed higher [View news story]
    If the revisions swing by such large amounts months later, why should we pay any attention to today's number?
    Mar 5 08:35 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2014 March Madness Trading Contest [View instapost]
    SLCA.
    Mar 2 09:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P: BDCs no longer eligible to be in U.S. indices [View news story]
    I will absorb some of that overhang tomorrow.
    Feb 25 10:12 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Special dividend for the QQQ [View news story]
    My math says it's 4 cents to each QQQ share, currently at $90.
    Feb 23 09:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nabors' operating profit slips but results beat estimates, +2.3% AH [View news story]
    My diet starts tomorrow too.
    Feb 18 07:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Like To Play Earnings [View instapost]
    CBR did well today, but gapped up a little too much for this play. Same with OTTR. I've been really busy with work lately and haven't been able to research this each day, but hopefully it's working for other people.
    Feb 11 10:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Like To Play Earnings [View instapost]
    A big red day in the market can be a headwind to a long / momentum strategy like this. Tread carefully, play for smaller amounts, or hit the sidelines for a day. When people are selling the indices, there is downward pressure on all stocks. They can go up, but it's into the wind.
    Jan 31 08:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Like To Play Earnings [View instapost]
    Somebody PM'd me that they played PLD for a 5% gain using this system this morning. I don't know how I missed that one, fit the criteria perfectly and would have been the biggest winner of the day. Oh well. LOL.
    Jan 30 10:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Like To Play Earnings [View instapost]
    1/30/14:
    ININ gapped up too far at the open.
    PRXL filled at $48.80, sold at $49.42 for a gain of 1.3%.
    SLG filled at $91.71, sold at $93.85 for a gain of 2.3%.
    DRE filled at $15.07, sold at $15.51 for a gain of 2.9%.

    Overall gain for today: +2.2%.

    System to date: +65.7% in 5 months.
    Jan 30 03:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rich Kinder feels undervalued, but says doubters will be proved wrong [View news story]
    Long KMP. No plans to sell. Terrific yield, one of my favorites.
    Jan 16 09:04 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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