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Tristan R. Brown

 
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    So now that SCOTUS has declared Obamacare to be a regressive tax, does this mean Krugman will come out against it?
    6/28/12
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      • Tristan R. Brown
        Picked up Jan 13 VXX calls this am to hold for a while. Hours later I'm tempted to take my winnings and run...I'm not normally this lucky.
        6/21/12
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          • Tristan R. Brown
            Have a new book out on biofuels science and policy: http://bit.ly/Hg6eUs. Important read for investors in GEVO, KIOR, REGI, AMRS, SZYM, etc.
            3/28/12
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              • Tristan R. Brown
                After hearing Kass's call for the S&P to top 1500 in '12, I've figured the great mystery out...Kass is GOLLIATH.
                12/27/11
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                  • Tristan R. Brown
                    VIX is almost back to its July lows. Sign of EU problems dissipating, or just volatility weariness? Good time to hedge w/ puts, either way.
                    12/21/11
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                    • Rubenov: Volatility is the norm rather than the exception I guess.
                      12/21/11
                      • Tristan R. Brown
                        TVIX is under 35? That is very, very tempting.
                        12/20/11
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                        • JCH57: Yeah, tempting for me to shoot myself for buying it at 38
                          12/20/11
                        • campusglass: Yup
                          12/20/11
                          • Tristan R. Brown
                            Back in TVIX at 37.7. Let's see how much steam this play has left in it.
                            12/19/11
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                            • MoneyWalksStocksTalk: Not much I'm waiting for 30-35
                              12/19/11
                              • Tristan R. Brown
                                I really need to start buying TVIX first thing in the morning and selling it during lunch.
                                12/16/11
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                                • campusglass: yup
                                  12/16/11
                                • Rocket Robin: Remind to self : morning of the biggest IPO of the year, buy volatility.
                                  12/16/11
                                  • Tristan R. Brown
                                    Tempted to head back to the TVIX well now that it's back under 40.
                                    12/15/11
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                                    • 0ZJ: Yesterday we closed about 1211 and TVIX about 42.
                                      12/15/11
                                    • 0ZJ: 10/9 = 10/19 above.
                                      12/15/11
                                      • Tristan R. Brown
                                        Looks like I should've been greedier with TVIX. Oops.
                                        12/14/11
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                                        • mbill: Me to, but did good so can't complain.
                                          12/14/11
                                        • Demi9OD: Still holding from 41.5.
                                          12/14/11
                                          • Tristan R. Brown
                                            Out of TVIX @ 43 (in yesterday morning), 7% gain. Not bad for my first time trading it.
                                            12/14/11
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                                            • johnnyBuz: Tristan, congrats. My first 5 trades of TVIX put me up 150%. Now I'm holding the bag at $88 per share :(
                                              12/14/11
                                            • leskall: johnny: no worry, you have a lot of ppl on the same boat with you. i'm holding @48
                                              12/14/11
                                              • Tristan R. Brown
                                                What's the longest you've held TVIX for? Everyone always says not to hold it "long term" but no context provided. 1 day? 1 week? 1 month?
                                                12/13/11
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                                                • Financialfacade: 2x & 3x Leveraged Items usually reset daily, so returns can drift if held more than a day. Good for a trend but it can change fast
                                                  12/13/11
                                                • Stockrates: Yeah, leveraged ETFs can't take a punch. Not a good idea to hold overnight if you anticipate any potential AH news (downgrades, etc).
                                                  12/13/11
                                                  • Tristan R. Brown
                                                    Woot TVIX!
                                                    12/13/11
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                                                    • Ned Edward: i could only afford 27 shares at 40.06... *sigh. still better than being made to feel crazy another day in a row
                                                      12/13/11
                                                      • Tristan R. Brown
                                                        I promised myself I'd finally buy some TVIX at 40 so...here goes nothing.
                                                        12/13/11
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                                                        • sean.parmelee: Today, you are my enemy.
                                                          12/13/11
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                                                            Not sure where all of the bullishness is coming from, the news from The Economist is that the EU is just treating the symptoms.
                                                            12/9/11
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                                                            • Rubenov: Most people are not bullish... the futures have come down a bit... and we have more Euro drama for the forseeable future.
                                                              12/9/11
                                                            • Rubenov: Also, I'm know in the camp that an event worse than Lehman is coming. Without the ECB stepping in substantially Euro banks are F*
                                                              12/9/11
                                                              • Tristan R. Brown
                                                                Interesting fact for day: last example of coordinated rate cuts caused SPY to jump 3%. Date: October 8, 2008.
                                                                11/30/11
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                                                                • 1ras1: thats why i view it as a bad sign of the health of the economy
                                                                  11/30/11
                                                                  • Tristan R. Brown
                                                                    Selling last of my longs (XOM, EXC) today. Correct me if wrong, but last coordinated central bank move was Oct 8, 2008. Scary precedent.
                                                                    11/30/11
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                                                                    • johnybutts: very interesting. I will have to investigate.
                                                                      11/30/11
                                                                    • Tristan R. Brown: At least according to a calender-based Google search: http://bit.ly/rZNVBn. Same search for more recent periods turned up zilch.
                                                                      11/30/11
                                                                      • Tristan R. Brown
                                                                        Debating trading my index puts for calls if and when we hit SPY 111 again.
                                                                        11/23/11
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                                                                        • Ricardo Espinosa: Sounds good.
                                                                          11/23/11
                                                                          • Tristan R. Brown
                                                                            Today I'm thankful for EWG puts.
                                                                            11/23/11
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                                                                              • Tristan R. Brown
                                                                                Typical Friday afternoon on ST...depending on who you ask, we're either shooting up big or repeating early October '08 next week :)
                                                                                11/18/11
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                                                                                • Eric Stalee: Key difference this time around is the S&P is still below 1220 for now.
                                                                                  11/18/11