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  • Should investors mimic the trading patterns of CEOs? [View news story]
    Great stats in the first two bullets, terrible example in the 3rd. I'm sure there are lots of other CEOs who made more than $16,000 on their buys.
    Nov 19 08:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Like To Play Earnings [View instapost]
    Nice job cornell!
    Nov 14 01:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Like To Play Earnings [View instapost]
    No action today, as there were only 3 candidates and all 3 gapped up more than 3% - GOGO, CYD, and CTIB.

    CYD missed filling by only 7 cents (0.3%), then rose more than 7% from there. A heartbreaker.
    Nov 11 09:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Like To Play Earnings [View instapost]
    Today's plays: MITK, NKTR, LCI, ECPG, BCEI, CYTX, HZNP, and OLED all gapped up and didn't fill.

    FF filled at $17.57 and stopped out for a 2% loss.

    EBS filled at $18.98 and stopped out for a 12.7% gain.

    Total / average = +5.4% today.
    Nov 8 03:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Like To Play Earnings [View instapost]
    That's for each person to decide on their own. Everyone has different charges per trade at their broker, risk tolerances, etc.

    I'd say you'd want probably $3,000 to $5,000 minimum per position to keep broker charges at a reasonable percentage, but it depends on the broker.
    Nov 8 03:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Like To Play Earnings [View instapost]
    Today's plays: DXCM, BZH, PBH, and GNK gapped up and didn't fill. CODI's pre-market bid/ask spread was below the previous day's close, and SCTY was down 9% pre-market, so both were crossed off. I also crossed off ATVI due to lowering guidance and down 3% pre-market, but it would have worked for a 6% gain. Doh.

    AAON filled at $28.86 and stopped out for a 2% loss.

    LNT filled at $52.72 and stopped out for a 0.6% loss.

    RGEN filled at $11.28 and stopped out for a 0.3% loss.

    ARQL filled at $2.21 and stopped out for a 0.9% gain.

    OILT filled at $58.00 and was sold for a 1.8% gain.

    Total / average = Break-even today.

    Today's big regret was ONE. It was a borderline play, which opened up 2.8% and proceeded to rise 27%. That would've been nice to catch.
    Nov 7 06:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Like To Play Earnings [View instapost]
    Today's plays: AXAS, REGI, XEC, SPA, MIG, and BCOR gapped up and didn't fill. SA said RGR was a beat, but Briefing.com said it was a miss, MYGN was up 9% in the pre-market, CHK is more of a headliner than what we're looking for, and YY has unaudited Chinese results, so all of those were crossed off.

    EOX filled at $8.85 and stopped out for a 2% loss.

    FURX filled at $36.32 and stopped out for a 2% loss.

    SGEN filled at $38.80 and stopped out for a 1% loss.

    FOR filled at $22.31 and stopped out at break-even.

    EPR filled at $51.23 and was sold at $52.45 for a 2.4% gain.

    SUNE filled at $10.69 and stopped out at $11.49 for a 7.5% gain.

    Total / average = +0.8% today.
    Nov 6 04:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Like To Play Earnings [View instapost]
    EPR and SUNE working today. Nice job Kevin!

    Missed MIG by a PENNY and then it shot up 8.5%....
    Nov 6 12:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Like To Play Earnings [View instapost]
    The biopharmas are notorious for "selling the news" on good news, but they can also produce some of the largest gains when they work.
    Nov 5 10:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Like To Play Earnings [View instapost]
    Today's plays: RBA, REGN, AFH, PMC, and SB gapped up and didn't fill. THC was crossed off due to a $42 by $46 bid/ask spread in the pre-mkt vs. a $48 previous day closing price, SA said that ENH beat revenues but Briefing.com said it didn't, and AGII was crossed off since it had only been trading for 5 days.

    ISIS filled at $34.00 and quickly stopped out for a 2% loss.

    HIL filled at $3.68 and later stopped out for a 1.6% loss.

    CVU filled at $12.50 and was sold at $12.98 for a 3.8% gain.

    KBALB filled at $11.35 and was sold at $11.83 for a 4.2% gain.

    AFSI filled at $38.16 and was sold at $40.67 for a 6.6% gain.

    Total / average = +2.2% today.
    Nov 5 07:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Like To Play Earnings [View instapost]
    Sold AER at $21.45 for a gain of 2.8%.
    Nov 4 03:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Like To Play Earnings [View instapost]
    MTZ stopped out at $33.47 for a 4.5% gain.

    KRG stopped out at $6.30 for a 2.8% gain.

    Total / average = +3.6% today.

    Cumulative total for the week = +9.8%.
    Nov 1 03:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Like To Play Earnings [View instapost]
    Friday's plays:

    HEES, CALD, EPAY, OEH, and FSLR gapped up too high to fill.

    MTZ filled at $32.04.

    KRG filled at $6.13.
    Nov 1 09:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Like To Play Earnings [View instapost]
    Today's plays:

    SPRT, GLUU, GCAP, and SPWR were trading down and/or had gap-down bid/ask spreads in the pre-market.

    FLDM, ZLTQ, and CRR gapped up too high to fill.

    ARRY filled at $5.40 and stopped out for a 2% loss.

    Q filled at $43.75 and stopped out for a 2% loss.

    IVZ filled at $33.50 and later stopped out at break-even.

    QUIK filled at $3.90 and later stopped out at $4.07 for a 4.4% gain.

    ITMN filled at $13.33 and later stopped out at $14.22 for a 6.7% gain.

    Total / average = +1.4% today.
    Nov 1 12:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How I Like To Play Earnings [View instapost]
    There were a lot of qualifiers last night and this morning. Last night included BXP, ATRC, TRLA, TTWO, EIX, and QCOR. I crossed off QCOR due to negative news, TTWO because fan-boy video game stocks don't trade right, and BXP because the pre-market bid/ask spread was an ugly $100 by $106 after a previous day close of $108. This morning included AEGR, TASR, DXYN, and LGND.

    ATRC, TRLA, AEGR, and TASR gapped up too high to fill.

    EIX filled at $49.65 and later stopped out for a 1.4% loss.

    LGND filled at $57.23 and pretty quickly stopped out for a 2% loss.

    DXYN saved the day, filling at $11.35 and later stopping out at $12.94 for a 14% gain.

    Total / average = +3.5% today.
    Oct 30 11:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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