Seeking Alpha
  • Ocean Man
    Sold $CVS for a gain of 2.3% in 2 days. $50.34 ---> $51.50. http://seekingalpha.com/s/c8h8v
    2/28/13
    Reply (16)
    • Ocean Man: I like that company, but I'd rather buy the next dip on it. I bought several names around mid-day Tuesday after a 2-day drop, and now I'm
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    • Ocean Man: selling a few names after a pretty big 2-day run, just to say "Hey, my portfolio tagged this week's market moves pretty well."
      2/28/13
    • DaLatin: A big ditto there OM
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    • Perkins Cove: OM, do you keep a running tally of your %gain per day over a 10 day period? Or is that not appropriate for swing trading?
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    • DaLatin: IMHO..OM doesn't have a device that can handle amounts that large. A few days to use an abbacass
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    • Perkins Cove: LOL
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    • Ocean Man: I keep a spreadsheet of my current holdings with buy prices, dividends received, and current amount of gain / loss, and then another page of
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    • Ocean Man: everything I've sold. I also keep an eye on my total portfolio value and note it from time to time.
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    • Perkins Cove: I guess I'm looking for "total portfolio value". And whether it's increasing or decreasing over a 10 day span.
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    • DaLatin: My account shows the totals and there is a chart.. 1 day to 1 year.. easy
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    • Perkins Cove: I recognize that daytraders and swing traders may use different metrics to measure performance. Thanks for your openness, as usual.
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    • Perkins Cove: You Da Oberman......thumbs up!
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    • Ocean Man: I don't really take that 10-day average approach because sometimes I'm in "make a lot of gains" mode and sometimes I'm in "protect what you
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    • Ocean Man: got" mode.
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    • Perkins Cove: "got' it OM......so, you were up over 20%, with a 35 horse stable earlier this month. Safe to say you have kept your gains...?
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    • Ocean Man: Yep. It's been a good start to the year.
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