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  • Why You Should Shift From Profits To Protection [View article]
    Thank you so much for reminding everyone again that it pays to stay protected! Stay aware of increasing risk is made easy with services offered today.
    Sep 17 05:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Netflix A Buy, Sell Or Hold? [View article]
    That's why its important the investors stay protected as regardless of if you make a bad entry point, you can live to play another day. Can't do that unless you first properly position size upon your entry and have some kind of exit strategy to alert you when risk is elevated.
    Sep 11 01:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • George Soros Is Betting Against The Market And Why Investors Should Take Notice [View article]
    Imagine if true transparency in real-time were made the requirement of the market.

    SmartStops Risk analysis triggered its 4th in series of recent downtrend for Gold. http://seekingalpha.co...
    Sep 2 02:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Inc.: When Should You Take Profits? [View article]
    Sell or hedge at the first sign of Elevated Risk.
    Aug 5 12:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cemex: Go Ahead, Be A Buffett [View article]
    Glad to hear it. It has been a great run. It may be time to take some profits and be prepared for the next good opportunity. I currently like Dryships (DRYS), Cree (CREE) and LuLu Lemon (LULU) for beaten down stocks that I think have a bright future. For Cree and LuLu Lemon, both are participating in markets that are growing extremely fast and both can expand further overseas. DryShips is a play on a turn around in shipping and continued success in their drill ship company.

    Best of luck.
    Jun 19 09:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Chipotle's Valuation Is Absurd [View article]
    Always stay protected and "risk aware" for when the tide has turned against you. As $89 ago it did on CMG.
    Apr 28 02:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Sell In May? [View article]
    If you are concerned about trading programs seeing "stops", its easily avoided by using contingent orders etc. All orders are housed on the broker's side (as actually are stop limit orders..). They aren't sitting out there in the market.

    But you don't have to use stops. Just make sure you've got some kind of Risk Alert trigger. And some kind of game plan for when it hits (you could hedge with options for example). But use an alert that has some intelligence to it, vs. just a "dumb" trailing stop. One that knows how to give room when its trending well to the upside and starts to tighten up when the downturn unfolds.

    As to taxes, and GoLakers questions/points, well, let's just say - would you have wanted to capture $89 per share in profits on CMG recently? Or just let it labor there, "hoping" it will recover and not going to know even when that might be. People will say - well see I held on through 2008 downturn and lo and behold, things recovered. Well, let's thank the Fed for that first of all. And then, let's ask ourselves, how long did that take? What was the opportunity cost to holding on? Would it have been better to have been sitting in cash in late 2007 when the warnings signs were flashing?

    Of course no one can predict the future. No once can call a perfect top (well..only in hindsight). But you can put probabilities on your side. That is proven and just read some of Andrew Lo's publications to educate yourself further. You don't even have to time it all that well.
    Apr 28 02:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Efficient Market Hypothesis, Fact Or Fiction? Part 2 [View article]
    great series Larry. Thxs!
    Apr 26 02:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Efficient Market Hypothesis, Fact Or Fiction? Part 3 [View article]
    then what would your definition of an EMH be? That more participants create great efficiency? What is "efficient" anyway? Is it efficient that perhaps without anyone's knowledge the market gets propped up by financial engineering that the fed is doing? Just another proposed speculation. And I assume done under the economic theory that a greater flow of funds creates a more bountiful boat that floats well for the majority. Why it is that someone like Andrew Lo , guru from MIT, shows the inefficiency and then goes off to run a hedge fund? Do people with the computing power and intellect then get the upper hand?

    There are "Trillions" of dollars in the mutual fund industry which built itself upon modern portfolio tenets of diversification and allocation. Yet modern studies will show you that Buy & Hold is an outdated philosophy. And yet the funds managers have many limitations in their action. And 401ks are locked into that industry at the moment too. And the investors and companies helping to fund that are also restricted. How is that made efficient for the masses who are the ones that have poured their hard-earned monies into this?
    Apr 26 02:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Why Do The Bears Get It Wrong? [View article]
    Don't forget - part of a runup can be those short's stops triggering fueling the momentum upwards. Unfortunately , there's no transparency in the market that I know of that divulges that detail. If one wants to establish their "bullish" position, they must take into account risk right up front via a position sizing calculator. That's the first step. Then, just stay aware of the changes in the risk profile and take protective actions (hedging, exiting) when the market is telling you that risk has increased to a point of probable decline. When studies have shown that market leaders fall 72% from their highs, its prudent to do so.
    Apr 25 02:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • TAN Benefits From Global Solar Outlook, SolarCity On U.S. Rooftops [View article]
    You can find all split history on symbols here : http://bit.ly/1mseMtW
    Apr 21 12:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What To Make Of Google's Latest Expansion Into Hotel Listings [View article]
    This is why it is so important to stay aware of ever-changing risk in your investments given the various moves made within the industry. PCLN has ensured a $141.55 per share loss with this most recent downturn. The first trigger to an elevated risk state occurred on 3/14/14 at $1279. Now on the 5th trigger. Just make sure you are keeping profits protected or worse, if you've entered at the wrong time, cut your losses.
    Apr 10 02:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Sell Facebook And Buy LinkedIn? [View article]
    Be confident in being long if you want on FB or LNKD , just keep protection on!
    Mar 29 03:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cemex: Go Ahead, Be A Buffett [View article]
    The cash flow CX generates when the economy is growing will cover its debt.
    The historically low rates on capital today also benefits businesses that are capital intensive and carry debt.

    So far so good. As long as the global economy keeps improving, CX should be fine.

    The US may soon end the embargo with Cuba, who's entire infrastructure need upgrading. This tool will help CX.
    Mar 28 04:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Only 20 Companies That Matter [View article]
    Good article. And since no one can truly predict when the party is going to end. The best thing to do is to stay aware of detections of the elevated risk before say a 10% correction has already occurred. Takes ongoing diligent analysis to do it right.
    Mar 27 12:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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