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    Aug 14, 2013 2:04 PM

    THIS CHAPTER IS FOR POSTINGS FOR THE PORTFOLIO CHALLENGE ONLY !!

    SO ALL UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE TO PLACE YOUR TRADES DURING NORMAL TRADING HOURS AND YOU GET THAT DAYS OPENING AND CLOSING PRICE. WE ARE STOPPING THE 2AM DEADLINE. IF YOU POST AFTER 4PM YOU GET THE NEXT DAYS OPENING PRICE.

    What started out as a small group discussing anything related to investing has grown extremely educational over the last few months.

    We have Authors, Financial Advisors, Seasoned investors, Experts in specific fields, and just the average Joe pitching in...

    Folks.. we are growing and posters like it. If you are new to investing then this site is for you.

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    The chapters continue to advance so this may not be the latest one. Please just look at the bottom of the chapter for the next link !!

    As of now we have a small group of investors nervously playing a game. It is ONLY a game but as I have learned that if it is a competition and we do keep standings people take it seriously. I am happy to see this as I am learning while I lose money ( fiat of course, or monopoly money ) lol

    But as we progress we are changing rules to make it fairer and more competitive. I have been received messages from all with your ideas and it is your game as well. So please feel free to add whatever thoughts you have. I hope over time other will join as we are still at the beginning stages.

    I urge all to post on other articles and blogs what you like about our chapters and challenge in hopes others will either follow or join in the conversation. So keep posting when you trade why you trade for all to see the reasoning. Good luck to all !!

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  • Author’s reply » So who loves the FED ???
    14 Aug 2013, 02:05 PM Reply Like
  • To Gold bugs --

     

    I'm thinking it's a good day to buy (DUST). Down 14% now. For real, with my real money.

     

    Is this gold climb temporary with a bounce down coming?

     

    Or are we breaking out into better gold prices, as the markets start some deflating (or at least sideways moves) and investors "brace" themselves by buying gold? (I have no idea what the dollar is doing, but even after I look - I won't know what it means.)

     

    Any thoughts? Obvious opportunity, or still has some risk attached?
    14 Aug 2013, 02:09 PM Reply Like
  • I'm NOT a Gold Bug but I know a few.
    18 Aug 2013, 03:56 PM Reply Like
  • @ Coins

     

    I've learned recently that gold bug can be considered a negative label. I just thought it meant people who thought gold is a good investment - not that it's the only thing they buy. Investopedia's definition is same as mine, but now I know not to use it.
    18 Aug 2013, 03:59 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @COINS

     

    I ALREADY posted that using those two words ( gold bug) carries a whole different meaning. We are a sensitive group who own gold and silver yet HATE being called a gold bug.

     

    We do own stocks, we don't expect the world to end, etc.

     

    Curls I think now understands this.
    18 Aug 2013, 04:01 PM Reply Like
  • @ IT

     

    IT: "Fed Bullard spoke and the markets listened !! "

     

    Bullard spoke at a luncheon, dovish that there's not enough inflation. The markets went down. So either:

     

    1) they're no longer reacting to tapering comments
    2) they don't think his dovishness has impact on what Fed does
    3) this isn't as dovish as it seems to me.
    4) they didn't react to the blip this time.

     

    Any thoughts?
    14 Aug 2013, 02:30 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @CURLS

     

    They reported Bullard has a concern INFLATION might become an issue in the future. That caught my attention !!
    14 Aug 2013, 02:53 PM Reply Like
  • Curls,

     

    it's fed "noise", market may be starting a corrective phase, fed "excuse' will be used to explain what is happening with market,,

     

    If we go lower its because , prices are somewhat extended, profits are being harvested after some enormous gains in individual stocks.

     

    IMO , it wont be because of a fed head making a comment.. We can leave that stuff for the people that "trade by the hour " - LOL
    15 Aug 2013, 09:27 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » BULLARD going to be making a formal announcement around 3:15 pm...!!! Let's see what happens with the markets ???
    14 Aug 2013, 03:05 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Sell all my shares of (NTI) at todays close and put it in cash.. Buy 1k shares of (PSEC)
    14 Aug 2013, 03:57 PM Reply Like
  • Sell 173 shares of (ABX) Please .
    14 Aug 2013, 03:58 PM Reply Like
  • Curls, with the uncertainty right now I think (NUGT) is a better bet than (DUST) right now. It's like playing in a casino tho, so good luck!

     

    This uncertain market will be with us until Oct/Nov, IMO. Too many doubts about the economy, tapering, etc. We need another quarter to get the kinks out. Plus the election in November....another crap load of uneasiness for the markets.

     

    Gold is going up short term....but that's JMHO.
    14 Aug 2013, 08:30 PM Reply Like
  • @Bluesky

     

    Very good points. Doug PMed me similarly, that gold could go either way right now for short trades. There will likely be bounces along the way. You are right that this is about uncertainty and there's plenty of it right now.

     

    I decided at end of day, to not buy to hold overnight. That was too risky. To buy only while it's moving, if I am paying attention at the right moment. Which is low probability...
    14 Aug 2013, 09:39 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » I just looked and I believe we still have two of us who made trades today not yet updated!!

     

    Maybe no one noticed?

     

    Thanks!
    14 Aug 2013, 10:17 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » I sold (NTI) 500 shares@ 22.85 for $11,425.00
    I bought (PSEC) 1K shares @ 10.91 for $10,910.00

     

    balance of cash of $515 added to my $675 dividend for a cash balance of $1,190.00 . Maybe off a penny ....
    14 Aug 2013, 10:38 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Ok, now with my balance of $1190.00 please buy as many shares at opening price tomorrow of (NUGT).

     

    Thanks!
    14 Aug 2013, 10:49 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Above purchase of (NUGT) . Cancel that !! Leave cash of $1,190 in my bank.

     

    Thanks...
    14 Aug 2013, 11:19 PM Reply Like
  • Hey y'all--

     

    I'll be modifying the tracking sheet tomorrow so dividends will get credited to the cash balance once they are received.

     

    Unless anyone objects, after this weekend I propose we use the ex-div as the payment date. If you hold on ex-div, you'll get it one way or another. Using ex-div for payment date will do two positive things - we'll get div funds sooner, and (the big one) it eliminates another date that has to be kept track of. This way, can ex-div and pay all at once and be done with the entry.

     

    Barring objections, I'll plan on that going forward.

     

    Have a good evening. I think all trades for the day have been executed.
    14 Aug 2013, 11:20 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » JBT

     

    Did you catch my cancelled trade?

     

    As far as the ex dividend date goes I am fine with that ! If it makes it easier for you..
    14 Aug 2013, 11:23 PM Reply Like
  • k, just read it - will take it off my list.
    14 Aug 2013, 11:25 PM Reply Like
  • JB,
    Sounds good to me for dividends.
    Thanks for the work!!!
    15 Aug 2013, 08:00 AM Reply Like
  • @ IT

     

    Are you taking indecision lessons from me?

     

    @Bluesky

     

    Wonder how DGI will advance now that those dividends are adding in!
    14 Aug 2013, 11:21 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Yup..Now John, clarify this for me as I learn. If I buy a stock tonight for tomorrows open and it goes ex dividend tomorrow will I get the dividend?

     

    I think you have to own it for the day prior to ex dividend date because a trade takes 3 days to clear and the record date is 2 days after if I understand correctly.

     

    So how do you want to handle that ?
    14 Aug 2013, 11:30 PM Reply Like
  • If you bought it at today's close, you'd get it. Have to have purchased the day before ex-div. The "at the open" thing was supposed to be an exception for those not available during the day to make the trade @ close price.
    14 Aug 2013, 11:34 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Thanks for clearing that up cause I know CURLS would have tried something !!
    14 Aug 2013, 11:41 PM Reply Like
  • @ IT

     

    I am a scheming - you know I am :).

     

    So in real life, you have to own sometime on the previous day to ex-dividend. Wonder, does afterhours buying work?
    14 Aug 2013, 11:55 PM Reply Like
  • Yes, as long as it's that day.
    15 Aug 2013, 07:04 AM Reply Like
  • @ John

     

    Cool!
    15 Aug 2013, 07:42 AM Reply Like
  • JB or FG,
    I just checked the spreadsheet and have a question? I had the trades on 8/14 close to:
    1) Sell 2800 (JE) @ 6.31= $17,688
    2) Sell 1800 (ARR) @ 4.38= $7,884
    Total from sales = $25,572
    3) Buy 3000 (CLM) @ 7.14=$21,420
    Should have cash left of $4,152
    But, spreadsheet says cash balance= $1,918.79.

     

    Am, I missing something?
    Thanks in advance.
    15 Aug 2013, 08:15 AM Reply Like
  • @JB or FG,
    I found the error. I just checked my spread sheet and I think I screwed up. I show I had 1800 JE and 2800 ARR vice 2800 JE and 1800 ARR. So:

     

    1) 1800 JE@ 6.31= 11,358
    2) 2800 ARR@ 4.38= 12264
    Total sales= 23,622
    3) Buy 3000 (CLM) @ 7.14=$21,420
    =cash left of @ 2,202

     

    Hmmm? Still doesn't work out with spreadsheet????
    15 Aug 2013, 08:32 AM Reply Like
  • Fixed.
    15 Aug 2013, 08:57 AM Reply Like
  • John,
    Thanks for your continued efforts with the spreadsheet,

     

    Your ex- div idea for the spreadsheet will work well..

     

    :)
    15 Aug 2013, 09:14 AM Reply Like
  • F&G,

     

    No problemo.

     

    Notrub,

     

    Found an overpayment on CLM div. received ex- 8/13. Corrected it. You should be all straight now.
    15 Aug 2013, 09:18 AM Reply Like
  • JB,
    Thanks. I didn't even get to the dividend part....:o)
    15 Aug 2013, 10:42 AM Reply Like
  • We are supposed to update our potfolios at least monthly so here goes my first update.

     

    No changes to be made at this time. The relative strength of the portfolio is still strong compared to the market. The benchmark I am using is a portfolio that is 70% SPY and 30% BND. The portfolio is just slightly below the performance of the benchmark but it is way to early to determine any trend.

     

    The portfolio I constructed uses a number of investing techniques to try and generate alpha above the benchmark. I will discuss one of these techniques each time I update. The one for today is the performance of an equal weighted portfolio. RSP is an equal weighted portfolio that tends to outperform it's market weighted brethren.

     

    http://seekingalpha.co...

     

    http://seekingalpha.co...

     

    Many say the equal weight version should be compared to a midcap instead of a large cap fund however performance is still better than the standard market weighted S&P fund.
    15 Aug 2013, 09:11 AM Reply Like
  • Buy 5,000 (VICL) at the close today
    15 Aug 2013, 10:08 AM Reply Like
  • Nice job on that dividend spreadsheet.
    15 Aug 2013, 10:32 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Curious to see if anyone trades today !!
    15 Aug 2013, 10:52 AM Reply Like
  • VTSMX has to come down quite a bit more before I go to cash or a short duration bond fund (in real life, I don't have access to a short duration bond fund in the 401k, so I'll use cash to keep things simple for the challenge).
    15 Aug 2013, 11:24 AM Reply Like
  • @ User7

     

    i am curious to see how that process works out in your portfolio. It seems like a good solution.... I am implement it, once I set up my long term portfolio (real life), if it's looking good for you.

     

    While markets are down, and I expect that will continue a bit, it's a lot better to stick to a known pre-thoughtout plan.... then to do with the whim sentiment of the moment.

     

    Can you give a quick summary again of it? MA & % correction were the triggers?
    15 Aug 2013, 11:28 AM Reply Like
  • @ Curls,

     

    Hello again (thanks for diverting me from doing chores and for the additional diversion from killing the main dog for barking literally since 6am to the present, muzzle or no muzzle),

     

    I believe that the whole idea is based on that the market will go up over long periods of time. But the idea of a long period of time may be more than a decade. I invested some money in 1999 with my first real job in VTSMX. In the years 2001 and 2008, I did what I usually do in a crisis situation - squat in the corner and cover my eyes with my hands and start chanting whatever can keep my mind off the current news.

     

    So what can be done to keep your gains to a certain extent? I read this article (which I am not the writer, but am happy to get him a few more page views for presenting interesting ideas) last fall:

     

    http://seekingalpha.co...

     

    That got me mulling over things. I spend a considerable amount of time researching individual companies and cefs and various preferreds. Which is a hobby of mine and I enjoy it, but at the end of the day I could spend that time working part time at another job or robbing pawn shops to further increase my immediate income, which in the short term would dwarf anything I could make with yield or capital gains.

     

    Extremebanker was nice enough to post this link to a white paper a few weeks ago which validates the strategy:

     

    http://bit.ly/169pIbk

     

    And I think he's doing something along the lines of me for the challenge. Except he's using more funds and a hybrid approach , but I've only got one in my real-life 401k that can be used, which is VTSMX. And the cash alternative is a Vanguard money market account. Which pays jack and tortellinis for interest these days. A short duration bond fund would probably be better, but I want what I'm doing for the challenge to match the options I have in the real life account.

     

    So. The idea is that the market will always go up. It may be down for a very long time, but it will go up at some point. What I am doing is using a very broad index equivalent fund to represent the market. (I have tried sector specific funds in back-testing, and they don't do well). SPY or something that has a large number of holdings should work as well, and I believe is what Nat Stewart used in his article.

     

    But by using a long term simple moving average vs. the price of the broad fund, we get a known danger zone to move to cash and miss the really big 2008 type crashes! And thus preserve most of the money you have! Using barchart.com, the 300 day sma is a bit under $38 for VTSMX, so I have $4 or so for it to fall before I would begin considering converting to cash. If it goes below the 300 sma this fall or whenever, I will go to cash and wait for the price of the fund to go back above the mark before converting back to the fund.

     

    The idea is to ride the upside of the market, but miss much of the biggest downturns. And from running charts over the period from 2007 to the present (the furthest that barchart will let me go back) using my admittedly unscientific 300 sma, I would have been kicked out of this fund and in to cash in the beginning of 2008 to re-enter in the later part of 2009, kicked out in later 2010 and repeat in 2011, and would have stayed in since (pretty much).

     

    So I would have missed the worst of the 2008 disaster, collected some dividends (hah!) along the way by being in cash and collected much of the upside of the stock market over the last two years. Without calculating it and by just looking at the chart, I would have done much better than my buy in 1999 and sit approach.

     

    Now on a day like today, when ALL of my taxable account is in the red, I revert back to my squat in the corner technique. I remind myself that I'll get some dividends tomorrow. I'll get some more at the end of the month. I had some two weeks ago. And I pretend that they will make up for the paper losses that I have today.
    15 Aug 2013, 02:32 PM Reply Like
  • I have a page on my personal spreadsheet with all dividend information - amount, growth rate, how much received, next projected increase, etc., etc.

     

    I look at that page only on days like today. :) Dividends keep me grounded and sane.
    15 Aug 2013, 02:41 PM Reply Like
  • @User7

     

    Glad to help distract! First I have to comment. You're getting " jack and tortellinis" for cash at Vanguard? I'm jealous. I'm getting .15% expense ratio for my Vanguard cash... I want some tortellinis. (Come to think of it, I want dinner. But that's another topic.)

     

    I need to look at this in more detail, but anything that gets you out before big slides and keeps you in for most of climbs... is a great returns increaser. I think I might add a bit of Stan Weinstein's ideas. The classic that Krustyman recommended to me "Making Profits in Bull and Bear markets." If going below MA200, and RSI is down trending, and there's a break below the current trading range, it'd be a sell. Those seems similar to the measure's Nat is using. So it could be a good way to confirm that you're onto something --- including to confirm while you're in the corner chanting. He may have nailed it down more solidly and measurably than Stan, and so may be a very workable effective tool...

     

    On corner squatting. One of my observations is, once you identify a plan and it's important to do that -beforehand-. Then sticking with it makes the difference. It should have what you expect, but also what to do if the market doesn't do what you expect based on the indicators and how and when that point is, and what you'll do. Then stick with it. New plans in the moment tend to come out of emotion so they're less likely to be solid. So a little distraction staring at the wall paint sounds like a good thing!
    15 Aug 2013, 04:53 PM Reply Like
  • Gold is not moving much today, I would have expected it to go up with the big move down in the markets. It's only down $1.10 but all day, it's been inching up. The only thing I can predict is, I can't predict anything lol!

     

    Here's my dividend list. I was just writing down payment dates, but I won't be selling anything. Maybe I'll buy gold with the cash from dividends, ha!

     

    OAK $1.51 per share = $302
    LMT $1.15 per share = $115
    BAC 0.01 per share = $5
    CMI 0.625 per share = $62.50
    MCD 0.77 per share = $77
    SNA 0.38 per share = $38
    WFC 0.30 per share = $75

     

    I see WFC is already updated, thanks John.

     

    So unless you are buying gold (or silver) I guess you aren't making $
    This market looks gloomy for awhile.
    15 Aug 2013, 11:46 AM Reply Like
  • Curls, you were right not to get into the market. Are you buying now? The DOW was down over 200 earlier, now it's come back to down 172. I guess some people are buying, brave souls.
    15 Aug 2013, 11:48 AM Reply Like
  • In real life, I actually bought gold this am. It's a form of insurance....and I was very impressed with how Dr. Ken has done with his (NUGT) position.
    15 Aug 2013, 11:49 AM Reply Like
  • No real trades for me today except the re-investment of (OHI) dividends. I think tomorrow I'll have auto-additions (they are bi-monthly) to (LMT) and (XOM). Looks like all three trades will be at a bit of a discount.

     

    I have a box of taper for the Fed members at my house. Hoping they stop by so we can open it up. ;)
    15 Aug 2013, 12:54 PM Reply Like
  • @John

     

    Here, here - just get the tapering started and leave the markets to do their thing...
    15 Aug 2013, 04:54 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @BSF

     

    hopefully you did not use (GLD)...But if you did not buy physical I welcome you to the casino!!
    15 Aug 2013, 11:52 AM Reply Like
  • @ Bluesky

     

    Or I could have gotten in when I saw happy feet, and gotten out when the top made me nervous -- and gained about 5% in small caps. I'm regretting that. There was a bounce, standard stuff, but I didn't think to use it.

     

    Mostly it was fine to get in long term all along, but I was a little late in the game... and it was too close to a top. Besidesn who knows - could bull back from here without a pullback? I doubt it, but never say never either...

     

    Importantly, small caps are still 3-4% higher than point I got out and May 22 high point. It's S&P that's finally below the point in May. Meanwhile, I've missed 2 months of dividends, so maybe it didn't do well for me? I'm still figuring out my views on what's best for me, and how it all plays out on average. I normally ride everything out.

     

    Also, it is possible to buy... RiteAid is annoyingly green for days as everything is red. I'll wait for more market pull back and hope it hits Riteaid, but I'm going to look for longer term when I start getting in. So I agree, bravesouls. I'm going to wait a bit...
    15 Aug 2013, 11:55 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @CURLS

     

    "Or I could have gotten in when I saw happy feet". Why do you think people or institutions selling is just happy feet? How about maybe they are smart feet?

     

    Gold and silver going up is a sign for sure. I bet on (DUST) to learn but in real life I own physical for quite some time as insurance too. Might be selling my (DUST) TODAY as I am in the camp long term commodity prices will go up!
    15 Aug 2013, 12:03 PM Reply Like
  • @ IT

     

    I don't think selling is happy feet. There was one day in June just as the upswing began, that I saw happy feet feeling in the market, and expected an upswing. i.e. buying that felt like a change of mood to the upside.

     

    Has nothing to do with smart or dumb. I didn't care if they were right to be buying. I cared, that I gain returns by buying a trend that's going up. I missed it, even though I spotted it. I would have been warry and getting out when the recent down days began, so it would have worked.
    15 Aug 2013, 12:13 PM Reply Like
  • @ IT

     

    Happy feet aren't feet that are leaving. They're dancing feet enjoying buying. When I saw lots of tall green candle lines... I got the feeling of happy in the market. It was that last hour, not a witching day, and figured computer buying was enthusiastic.

     

    My saying "happy" isn't intended to make any judgement about them -- whether they're dumb or smart feet.
    15 Aug 2013, 04:25 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @CURLS

     

    So then you want to day trade it seems? Good luck with that .I am serious . I know a ton of people who tried that and lost everything

     

    In a market rising like the last 4 years you could have made a killing. But right now a correction can kill you. That is why you should try it in the challenge and see what happens.

     

    You nailed two day trades so far , but I would wait until you do about 20 of them to judge if your plan works. Just a word of advice.
    15 Aug 2013, 12:19 PM Reply Like
  • @ IT

     

    Please slow down and read my postings more carefully. You''re putting all sorts of things onto them.

     

    I'm not basing my "timing" on those two trades, lol. Not on trades actually because I'm not talking about trading.

     

    Can we either discuss points, or leave them be -- but ribbing at them, isn't working. Gotta go now...
    15 Aug 2013, 12:33 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @CURLS

     

    If you are taking my comments as ribbing then we don't understand each other. I guess I just don't get what point you are trying to make .

     

    So I will not respond to them, to avoid the confusion. I guess you don't understand my stance either then.

     

    No worries:)
    15 Aug 2013, 02:47 PM Reply Like
  • @ IT

     

    Does seem we are missing each other -- and better to let that lie. But I'll try to explain myself more anyway :).

     

    On here, I was on a totally different topic than in Chapter 32. There I was talking market direction in general.

     

    Here I was commenting to Bluesky's comment about the 2 days of down move we've seen. While it makes it look smart that I've been hanging out of the market, I was listing my doubts. One doubt is that I've been missing out on dividends. The other is I missed the climb the last couple months, and if the market goes up from here without much correction - I lost. That would be market timing and / or a swing trade that I missed. (I guessed right, but didn't trust myself.)

     

    None of it was about general market direction that it will go in from here. I expect it to go down from here, but even though it looks like I guessed right, I was saying, who knows?
    15 Aug 2013, 04:40 PM Reply Like
  • Leroy Jenkins knows...
    15 Aug 2013, 04:42 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Well at least I learned what "happy feet" are ...hehe

     

    Now watch my moves over the next 5 months to dig me out of this hole I gambled and lost on !!!

     

    I will be back.....
    15 Aug 2013, 05:06 PM Reply Like
  • IT I bought (NUGT) but only as insurance because this morning it looked like there could be a stampede of bulls leaving the market. There is so much bad news today, and likely it will take another quarter or two before the market decides if it wants to go up or not. Until we get threw the election in Nov. and other crapola going on in DC, the market is going to be awful IMO. The next big fight in DC is going to be over the budget. All that DC distraction makes people wary about the market.

     

    (WMT) doing badly is a big downer for us. We need some data to confirm that people are spending money & getting better jobs. Both look dim right now. It's just an ugly time for everyone.
    15 Aug 2013, 12:30 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @BSF

     

    "The next big fight in DC is going to be over the budget. All that DC distraction makes people wary about the market"

     

    Did you hear that Congress might consider passing a budget BUT cutting out the line item to fund Obamacare which would essentially kill it?

     

    (NUGT)....Welcome to the casino.. lol
    15 Aug 2013, 12:34 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » So as to not confuse anyone ( including myself) please sell my (DUST) and put it in cash for now!

     

    I deleted my two prior comments so that it did not mix everyone up!

     

    @BSF.

     

    In real life my opinion is if you have a 5 to 10% day in these 3x leveraged funds I sell and lock the profits up. Most don't believe in manipulation but all the FED has to do is put out the word to their cronies to write naked shorts on gold and the price will drop !

     

    Just my 2 cents!
    15 Aug 2013, 01:53 PM Reply Like
  • point well taken IT. It is gambling in the casino....!
    15 Aug 2013, 03:11 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @BSF

     

    I am a newbie but if a stock rose 15% in a day after you bought it how would you handle that?

     

    Me, I sell in a heartbeat. Especially when we are talking about commodities.. I never saw a PROFIT I wasn't happy about.. lol

     

    The gambling in the casino imo is also the stock market since the FED got involved to depreciate the dollar.
    15 Aug 2013, 03:16 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Additionally please sell my (ACAS) and use my funds to buy as many shares of (FSC) and include all my funds in cash and from the sale of (DUST) as well.

     

    Thanks!

     

    If I am home I will post the closing prices to see if we agree.
    15 Aug 2013, 02:30 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » OK. Here goes !!!!

     

    Sold (ACAS) 750 shares @ $12.90 = $9,675.00
    Sold (DUST) 99.862 shares @ $45.95= $4,588.66
    had cash in account.................. $1,381.60
    --------------
    Total.................... 15,645.26

     

    Bought (FSC) $15645.26/ $10.38 = 1507.25 SHARES....
    15 Aug 2013, 04:20 PM Reply Like
  • Google's closing price was wrong. (FSC) closed @ $10.36. You're already "ahead" on the trade. Well, not really, but...
    15 Aug 2013, 04:30 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » JBT

     

    ok.....

     

    Bought (FSC) $15645.26/ $10.36 = 1510.16 SHARES.... ??
    15 Aug 2013, 04:40 PM Reply Like
  • Add 300 (LINE) @ close 8/15
    Add 200 (RIG) @ close 8/15
    Own both in “real” portfolio, added today in diff accounts.

     

    FWIW,
    Oversold & “thrown” away , both up today in down market,
    & should weather any real downturn in market,,
    if i’m wrong & they continue weaker. i get “stuck” with RIG @ 4.7% yield,, LINE @12.2% yield - collect income in a down or sideways market.
    I like the risk/reward.
    15 Aug 2013, 03:07 PM Reply Like
  • Dr. Ken is up over $33,000. Should we all just throw in the towel, lol!
    15 Aug 2013, 03:12 PM Reply Like
  • Next time he's betting - I may follow with real money....
    15 Aug 2013, 04:18 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @CURLS

     

    You do remember he was down once close to 30k....just sayin.
    15 Aug 2013, 04:37 PM Reply Like
  • @ IT

     

    I couldn't quite remember, just vaguely. So hope he tells us his thinking. Maybe if we all pool thoughts together -- it will give some good ideas on how to figure these things out.
    15 Aug 2013, 04:58 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @CURLS

     

    Dart throwing an answer? lol
    15 Aug 2013, 05:04 PM Reply Like
  • @ IT

     

    Sometimes... but sometimes even when people tell you that... they have real things they're basing it on. It's worth listening. I've gotten out of some tight jams in life by listening between the lines to other people and figuring out their intelligence, they didn't know they were using....
    15 Aug 2013, 05:07 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @CURLS

     

    I agree, but when you take 100k and place it on one symbol do you think anyone here would do that? Seriously?

     

    Hell. I guessed right and made 3k in one day. Not saying he doesn't have his reasons but go look back at his first trade, then the others..

     

    His first trade was wrong and he switched positions quickly. So maybe he has a system. I am not discounting it, just always cautious. EVERYONE has a reason why they pick a stock just like EVERYONE at the track has a reason they pick a horse. Why is the markets any different?

     

    I try to make my decisions on what I would do in real life. He could be so rich that 100k to him is like 1k to me. Who knows but I am sure he'll drop in to give us his link to his book and blog soon.

     

    Like I always say if someone is that good they would be on an island drinking a Martini right now.!! When I was a gambler you had touts telling you they had the system down pat. Pick 90% winners and they were thrown off the newspapers for a reason.

     

    Maybe he is making his clients Millions, but I do not see Buffet posting anywhere here do you?

     

    This is what makes life interesting !!
    15 Aug 2013, 05:20 PM Reply Like
  • All the m/billionaires post over on MW.
    15 Aug 2013, 05:35 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Oh, sorry guys gotta go !!
    15 Aug 2013, 05:39 PM Reply Like
  • So Dr. Ken

     

    - can you share what made you expect (NUGT) up the last couple days? Was it method? A feeling? A wild guess? I'd be curious :).
    15 Aug 2013, 04:30 PM Reply Like
  • I do not make any guesses. If you go back to my Blog site and my posting of Last Saturday Aug 10, 2013 , you will realize I do no make any guesses. It is totally logical and works 95% of the time. The market will also tell me when to sell
    15 Aug 2013, 06:23 PM Reply Like
  • @ Dr. K

     

    Can you explain a little of how you figure out your moves? I didn't guessing as an insult...I have no idea what methods you use, but glad to here it's something we all can learn from!

     

    What's the link to your blog? Thanks.
    15 Aug 2013, 08:54 PM Reply Like
  • Dr. K:

     

    Ops, that was supposed to read "I didn't mean guessing as an insult... I have no idea what methods you use, but glad it hear it's something we can learn from!"
    16 Aug 2013, 08:33 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @DR

     

    So you are still bullish on gold ??

     

    You are up 36k now. Forget a month ,lets see where you end up in July of next year. That will prove to me your system works.. I am looking forward to see the results. I hope you do well so that we can all learn from it !

     

    Good luck..
    15 Aug 2013, 06:43 PM Reply Like
  • yes i am still bullish on Gold Miners 3X Bullish ETF (NUGT). It follows Gold. Gold is up again in Japan. All short sellers are covering in Panic.
    16 Aug 2013, 03:03 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Can this be true??

     

    http://bit.ly/14DNeGj

     

    Wow !! Just like Germany !
    15 Aug 2013, 08:51 PM Reply Like
  • Intervention time.... IT, step AWAY from the crazy sites. ;)
    15 Aug 2013, 08:54 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » JBT

     

    Then can you give me a rational answer why Germany needs to wait 7 years?

     

    Can't wait to hear this:)
    15 Aug 2013, 08:59 PM Reply Like
  • Logistics.
    15 Aug 2013, 09:08 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » I said rational:)

     

    But I guess that's as good as any I would get. hehe
    15 Aug 2013, 09:20 PM Reply Like
  • http://bit.ly/14HmlkU
    16 Aug 2013, 06:44 PM Reply Like
  • That site has a lot of gold ads.... And one for dollarcollapse.com. Probably no bias to their reporting... :)
    16 Aug 2013, 06:59 PM Reply Like
  • Nope , no bias at all :)
    16 Aug 2013, 07:02 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Guys

     

    I only hope you guys have bought some metals along the way. I have NEVER met a Financial Advisor that has no exposure to them.

     

    Now I guess ALL those reports and figures our govt. spits out we should ALL take to the bank? Really? :)

     

    Okey dokey>>>>
    16 Aug 2013, 07:28 PM Reply Like
  • So Germany got their gold back because of advertising ?
    16 Aug 2013, 07:32 PM Reply Like
  • In 2013, I bought 3 porcelain(?) coated gold crowns. :) Since May, I've bought two ounces of silver each month (a bar and a round) so I can get some spaghettios when the zombie pockeyclypse comes.

     

    The crowns have been useful so far.... The silver just sits in a box. Doesn't even talk!
    16 Aug 2013, 07:35 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @What are your stocks saying? lol

     

    Those certificates do make great toilet paper fwiw...
    (sometimes I just kill myself)

     

    Two ounces huh?...
    16 Aug 2013, 07:46 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @COINS

     

    Is it 7 years already???
    16 Aug 2013, 07:46 PM Reply Like
  • My stocks actually do talk. :) They said, "don't worry - we've been through this before, and we'll still pay you money every three months while we wait for prices to recover. And hey John, have you looked at your yields on cost lately? Eases the pain, doesn't it?"

     

    I have to agree with them.
    16 Aug 2013, 07:57 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Now my physical silver and gold talk as well. They say you bought all of us at the right time. A +40% return on gold in 3 years isn't bad. Just wait until the TBTF guys cover their shorts ( they have) and then go long ( they have)...

     

    Plus they are pretty to look at , right next to my shotgun. I am sure you got a few of them as well??

     

    Ok, Football time. New England playing Tampa. You getting any games tonight?
    16 Aug 2013, 08:06 PM Reply Like
  • Just the FOX game - would rather watch the Vikings (I'm a Packers fan), but I'll settle for this in HD instead of looking for a crappy internet feed of the Minnesota game.
    16 Aug 2013, 08:22 PM Reply Like
  • @ IT ,When that time comes they will not get their Gold,they will get some form of paper. Probably will get paid with Post WW II Bundesbank notes :) ,or FRN's LOL
    16 Aug 2013, 10:02 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @COINS

     

    http://aol.it/18Bn1MI

     

    Hi Ho silver !!!
    17 Aug 2013, 01:15 AM Reply Like
  • Good Link IT ! Thanks.
    18 Aug 2013, 08:21 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » JBT

     

    Sorry, I just googled Bernanke's comments and he said the same thing !!

     

    I guess it's true>>>
    15 Aug 2013, 09:30 PM Reply Like
  • Who do you think briefs Bernanke? ;)
    15 Aug 2013, 09:46 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Are you in Bernanke's briefs?

     

    I so could you hook up a camera and a mike....
    15 Aug 2013, 10:17 PM Reply Like
  • Sure he's not a boxer guy?

     

    It took Germany many years to release other stuff. Switzerland even longer. Legal logistics. 7 years sounds like a rush job! (Imagine if it was Italy, how long it'd take.)
    16 Aug 2013, 09:31 PM Reply Like
  • Not only legal logistics... I hear the Ocean's group wants to heist the shipment....
    16 Aug 2013, 09:35 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » You know it will be Tungsten painted gold IF we do send it.
    New England looked tough tonight>>>

     

    @ROS

     

    Got a Maloney alert tonight and he is buying silver today and tomorrow!!
    17 Aug 2013, 12:45 AM Reply Like
  • Looks like its ready to move. I have to see where my beloved PSLV stands in October and then decide if I want to add more or go down a different road.
    18 Aug 2013, 01:19 AM Reply Like
  • So when can I buy 75 shares of (DUST) ? I want to own it before the Monday morning open.
    18 Aug 2013, 02:22 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @COINS

     

    You can buy it right now at the opening price. That is the only price you can get .

     

    Unfortunately you cannot buy it prior unless you posted it on Friday before 4pm then you would have gotten the closing price on Friday.
    18 Aug 2013, 03:23 PM Reply Like
  • @ CoinsK

     

    What makes you think (DUST) is going up?

     

    I ask with my real money in mind :).

     

    On Friday, it went up, but hesitantly so back and forth with (NUGT) moving back and forth too.

     

    For the portfolio, I think (don't quote me) that you can buy it at opening's price up until opening.
    18 Aug 2013, 02:28 PM Reply Like
  • I have a friend who believes that since there is a reverse split on for (NUGT) it could be good for (DUST) .Just want some downside coverage before gold and Silver go up.

     

    http://yhoo.it/1cXUS7z;_ylt=A2KLOzK4JxFSfUgA...
    18 Aug 2013, 03:58 PM Reply Like
  • @ Coins

     

    Well I'm disappointed in SA software. I've been checking in to see if SA had new comments for me... with nary a peep... and here you wrote something!

     

    That's a very good point that a (NUGT) reserve split 1 for 10, could have an effect. I've been wondering and found it peculiar that there per share prices are so different. Same day (DUST) is doing a straight 2 for 1 split, which is usually positive for a stock (don't know for leveraged ETFs). Thanks for the great link!
    18 Aug 2013, 10:23 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Ok, I decided to sell my shares in (AINV) and (TICC) and buy as many shares in (NUGT) as possible at the opening !!

     

    Gold's got legs still imo...

     

    I am going against you COINS!!!
    18 Aug 2013, 10:09 PM Reply Like
  • IT Wrote : " I am going against you COINS!!! "
    In the words of Dr. Phil :
    How's that been working for you so far ? LOL
    19 Aug 2013, 07:18 AM Reply Like
  • I will be buying 5,000 (NVAX) at todays close.
    19 Aug 2013, 10:49 AM Reply Like
  • Taking that order up to 8,000
    19 Aug 2013, 03:34 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @FP

     

    You feeling lucky?? lol

     

    Should I quote Dr. Phil...hehe
    19 Aug 2013, 03:49 PM Reply Like
  • @ FocalPoint

     

    I've had a little eye on (NVAX). What's making you think the pop is now or soon, or more?
    (Unfortunately I missed the 10% up day, while the market was going down everywhere else.)
    21 Aug 2013, 01:53 AM Reply Like
  • Hi Curis, they announced their very 1st analysts day for September 24th. I don't think they would do that unless they had something to say, particularly after their so-so second quarter results. I suspect three things, a fast track announcement for their RSV vaccine, a Barda announcement, or another strategic partnership announcement. They currently have plenty of cash on hand, so the risk of a dilution at this time is low. It appears several people have come to a similar conclusion, hence the pop.
    21 Aug 2013, 07:43 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » I will be selling all of my shares of (FSC) at todays' close and buying as many shares of (PSEC) as possible.

     

    I will do the math later today.
    19 Aug 2013, 03:06 PM Reply Like
  • Time for me to change it up a bit. BUD may be a nice one to have for a while but in our competition I have 20% of my holdings in the brew so I am selling it off along with two others and bringing in some new blood. Being that I am a Photographer, computer nut/geek and love that silver I decided to get me some. So, based on Tuesday's opening prices I would like to ....

     

    sell BUD 200 shares approx $19,400
    sell PSJ 200 shares approx 6,370
    sell AL 200 shares approx 5,200 approx $31,000

     

    BUY PSLV 900 shares approx 9,320
    BUY CAJ 200 shares approx 6,222
    BUY INTC 600 shares approx 13,300
    BUY CSCO 135 shares approx 2,427 approx 31,269

     

    With a couple hundred I have lying around in cash i do believe these
    numbers will pan out. If for some reason I just missed by a few bucks and need a reduction, take 5 away from CSCO and make
    it 130 instead. Hoping to get some better results with this group...

     

    Once again, one of my main reasons for acquiring stocks in this challenge is to become more aware of stocks I am genuinely interested in and would consider buying in the future.

     

    First, I grab some of my beloved silver through (PSLV) Sprott Silver, and then might as well invest in my favorite camera company Canon (CAJ), which also happens to have a major office machine department. Next I will grab Intel (INTC), a long time favorite and one which I have read some good things about. I fully expect to own some for real relatively soon and for the long haul so this will give me a preview. Finally, I add another bushel of shares on top of the ones I already have in CSCO.

     

    So now I am much more invested in technology and my favorite commodity, silver. Whatever is left in cash will sit for now but I doubt there is much.
    20 Aug 2013, 02:15 AM Reply Like
  • Rich,

     

    Entered trades using yesterday's close. I have some work (finally) this morning and won't be around at open, so prices may need to be adjusted accordingly later.
    20 Aug 2013, 08:13 AM Reply Like
  • Someone's hacking the Portfolio challenge spreadsheet. I had a gain on (DUST) Monday it split and it now shows a loss,and the rankings are off the chart crazy.
    20 Aug 2013, 07:07 AM Reply Like
  • Splits were effective 8/20. They will be fixed today.
    20 Aug 2013, 07:09 AM Reply Like
  • FG or JB,
    PGH went ex dividend today for.04 per share payable 16SEP13.

     

    http://bit.ly/13OFQsB
    20 Aug 2013, 09:58 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @FOCAL

     

    Tell Dr. Phil I am doing ok !! (NUGT) holding ok today ...
    20 Aug 2013, 03:05 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Sell my NUGT AT CLOSE !!
    20 Aug 2013, 03:59 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » (NUGT) sold ...191.9528 shares @ $96.26 = $18,611.74 placed in cash !!
    20 Aug 2013, 04:07 PM Reply Like
  • At Wednesday's open...

     

    SELL AMD 1900 shares

     

    BUY DLR 125 shares

     

    Goodnight and have a pleasant tomorrow :-)
    20 Aug 2013, 11:20 PM Reply Like
  • Sell 35,000 (VICL) purchased at 1.55 at todays close.
    Buy 2,000 (NVAX) at todays close.
    21 Aug 2013, 09:52 AM Reply Like
  • At todays close please...

     

    sell 200 shares (MRK)

     

    buy 300 shares (MSFT)
    21 Aug 2013, 03:03 PM Reply Like
  • In retrospect, a very auspicious purchase. ;)
    23 Aug 2013, 12:21 PM Reply Like
  • Buy 1000 (SDS) at the close today...
    21 Aug 2013, 03:45 PM Reply Like
  • Yay. Another down day. :) So, today 'taper' was definitively defined and nailed down.... "Sometime, most likely before the end of the year, maybe, we might possibly trim our asset purchases, or not. If we don't, that means we changed our minds, and because we are actually a group of masochists who thoroughly enjoy watching investors twist in the wind. Sincerely (but not really - we hate you), The Fed"

     

    Did the three-state tour on work today - TN, MO, and AR. Arkansas has a horrible mosquito and biting fly problem... They call the mud there 'gumbo', and it sticks to your shoes horribly. Best to let it dry and chip it off with a hammer and chisel.

     

    It was good to make some $$, and breakfast and lunch were provided by my GC (breakfast), and the customer (lunch).

     

    A pox on the family Bernanke, I say. I know where to buy hexes, you know... :)
    21 Aug 2013, 07:26 PM Reply Like
  • @ John

     

    LOL. That's an apt description. Right head on the nail, of the Fed mins.

     

    Though I don't target Bernanke. He did well getting out of the recession (that officially barely existed). So now the drivers are all sorts of people, with fingers in this pie. All we know is he & Obama don't agree.

     

    What did the market think of the news?? It was like picking pedals off a daisy all afternoon "the fed loves me," "the fed loves me not,"... What was that big climb followed by a slide that would make any playground proud?

     

    I watched the (DUST) climb but didn't get in -- I can't tell how to spot the trends while they're in action. Hum, volume maybe?
    21 Aug 2013, 08:26 PM Reply Like
  • Please SELL all of my (DUST) Holdings at open this morning. I had 75 shares but not sure how the Split affects this now. Just sell all of the shares and put the money into cash. I'll be gone for a few days,until labor day .Happy trading everyone.
    22 Aug 2013, 06:46 AM Reply Like
  • I see it is now 150 Shares of (DUST) .Sell them all please.
    22 Aug 2013, 07:05 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Pleas use all my cash and buy as many shares as you can of (PSEC) at the opening !

     

    Thanks!
    22 Aug 2013, 09:04 AM Reply Like
  • The market was insane yesterday. It was up around 3pm, then after going out & checking the market close, down over 100 pts on the DOW?? Gold was crashing too. But it's up today, so (DUST) is blown away. Go (NUGT)!!!

     

    I don't know if anyone has noticed, but my DGI (kinda) portfolio didn't fall as much & has come back nicely today. Meanwhile, I'm going to collect about $1000 in dividends by the end of Sept. and over $4,000 for the year. My biggest problem is what to do with all that cash! However, the leader continues to be Dr. Ken - who has it all in (NUGT). As long as gold stays up, he's doing good.

     

    In real life, I still have half my (NUGT) position & a lot more gray hairs.
    22 Aug 2013, 10:35 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @BSF

     

    WELL I proved to myself I have no clue how to day trade. Which is exactly why I wanted to do this. It forced me to watch my trades, record them, and learn from it.

     

    So now I am taking a conservative approach and most likely will hold what I have for a long time. I wished others would have played along and it is obvious some have stopped posting.

     

    That is fine as what I have learned about investments here is priceless. I appreciate all of your input. BTW I will catch you by the end of July !!
    22 Aug 2013, 10:42 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Just looked at the standings in the challenge and wonder if some feel this way??

     

    http://bit.ly/1f57UNb

     

    Just sayin>>>
    22 Aug 2013, 01:27 PM Reply Like
  • I'm just lulling everyone into a false sense of security. It is THEN that I strike. ;)
    22 Aug 2013, 02:23 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Well this is how I feel ! Personally I feel the same way about the POTUS.

     

    http://bit.ly/14HZs1H

     

    Just sayin>>>>
    22 Aug 2013, 03:08 PM Reply Like
  • Sell 1,000 SDS at the close today.
    22 Aug 2013, 03:41 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » sell all shares of PSEC at close today!
    22 Aug 2013, 03:59 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @BSF

     

    Afternoon.

     

    Maybe check out the challenge and look above you!

     

    I am back !!!
    22 Aug 2013, 04:09 PM Reply Like
  • Goodness, I'm still in 3rd place? Still I wish I'd won that (DUST) day in real cash, or better yet, got BSF's gain in (NUGT)! I do think when you're not sure, it can be better to do nothing. Bet I get beaten soon, as others trades start plowing ahead! -- but I'm hoping to figure out a plan soon. <no snickering IT>
    22 Aug 2013, 08:24 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » @CURLS

     

    Got my sights set on ya !!
    22 Aug 2013, 09:39 PM Reply Like
  • Welp, all those holders of (MSFT) will be happy today:

     

    Friday, Aug 23
    9:25 AM
    More on Microsoft/Ballmer
    Microsoft's (MSFT) board has formed a special committee to find a new CEO; Bill Gates is a member. Ballmer will remain CEO until a decision is made.Two big questions: 1) Did Ballmer lose Gates' support? The Microsoft chairman's backing of Ballmer in the face of intense criticism is widely seen as a reason he has held onto the top job for such a long time. 2) Did activist investor ValueAct (reportedly seeking a board seat) play a role, and if it did, will its other ideas now have an audience?Twitter is abuzz, with reactions to the move (unsurprisingly) quite favorable.Microsoft continues to surge, shares +8.7% premarket to $35.20. News of Ballmer's departure has added $24B to the software giant's market cap.Previous: Ballmer retiring within 12 months
    23 Aug 2013, 09:32 AM Reply Like
  • Ballmer made over $200 million more (something like that) in his stash of (MSFT) just by retiring. Nice bump for the stock. Glad to see Ballmer go, just hope they don't pull a (JCP) & get a worse CEO.
    23 Aug 2013, 11:37 AM Reply Like
  • whoa Ballmer was up over 800 million this am, then dropped back to over 600 million at the close. wow quite a day for him! The market loves the fact that he's leaving.
    23 Aug 2013, 07:13 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » ok, Please at todays close by as many shares of (PSEC) as possible..

     

    Again, learned never to try and time the market, I thought a slight pullback would have happened today, it seems it will not. Back to buy and hold mode for those lurking.

     

    Real life ya gotta like gold and silver !!
    23 Aug 2013, 12:49 PM Reply Like
  • IT:

     

    Here are the stocks I want to buy (at the open if possible):

     

    1,000 (XRX)

     

    1,000 (NYT)

     

    50 (AAPL)

     

    1,000 (INTC)

     

    1,000 (CSCO)

     

    I will use the balance to buy (RAD). 2,000 shares would be perfect.

     

    That's it! :-)

     

    Thanks!
    24 Aug 2013, 04:43 PM Reply Like
  • Krusty,

     

    I have added you to the challenge spreadsheet using Friday's closing prices - we'll adjust for any opening difference on Monday, so it's not entirely accurate until then. You had enough to tentatively purchase 1940 shares of (RAD). That might change a little bit. I just wanted to get a jumpstart on the week. Adding someone is not a Monday morning job. :)

     

    Welcome aboard, and good luck!

     

    John
    24 Aug 2013, 06:28 PM Reply Like
  • Thank you, John!

     

    Krusty :-)
    24 Aug 2013, 07:45 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » KRUSTY

     

    I have asked posters if they don't mind give reasons as to why you picked specific stocks. JBT can send you the link that ONLY players get to see.

     

    That is why I appreciate reasons for picks, trades, etc.

     

    Welcome back, we have missed your posts as a ton has changed since you left !
    24 Aug 2013, 11:09 PM Reply Like
  • Hi there IT!

     

    No problem, I will write something as soon as I get a chance today or tomorrow. Always a pleasure to share with you guys.

     

    Cheers!
    Krusty ;-)
    26 Aug 2013, 04:42 AM Reply Like
  • Buy 1,000 shares of (INO) at the close today please.
    23 Aug 2013, 02:44 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » VERY IMPORTANT INFO

     

    It seems that for whatever reason the Dr.s posts are being delayed up to a day. I understand when you are new you are subjected to monitoring. But I thought that only lasted about 10 days or about 20 comments.

     

    So in all fairness or until someone figures out a better system I have made the decision that we MUST use the timestamp provided by SA.

     

    I am fully open to suggestions, and maybe the DR should contact SA about the delay as well. But by now I don't understand why he would still be under monitoring. He has over 50 posts and has been posting long enough.

     

    His information is valuable but to an outsider it looks like he has an advantage that others do not. Not suggesting anything intentional but the delay looks very long. For me years ago it was only hours, not a day or two.

     

    Opinions??
    25 Aug 2013, 11:34 AM Reply Like
  • When I first started commenting, same thing used to happen to me. It took awhile to see my posts in real time. Maybe he should send a PM to one of us, & then we can post his trades.

     

    Gold is up! Premarket, over $1400 - check it on CNBC.com.

     

    Maybe (NUGT) isn't done yet!
    25 Aug 2013, 07:48 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » The Dr sent me a PM and said he will advice me of any trades he will make.!
    25 Aug 2013, 07:51 PM Reply Like
  • What if he PMs to John or IT at the same time as posting his posts. Those won't be delayed, and John or IT can then post them to the blog on his behalf and they'll show up timely.
    25 Aug 2013, 11:37 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » I am fine with that !
    25 Aug 2013, 12:07 PM Reply Like
  • Fine by me.
    25 Aug 2013, 12:15 PM Reply Like
  • This Is being sent at 10PM PT on Aug 25
    Buy $100,000 worth of (NUGT) and $30,000 worth of (USLV) on opening on Aug 26, 2013
    The reason I sent it because my postings are being delayed.
    Thanks
    26 Aug 2013, 01:23 AM Reply Like
  • Buy $100,000 worth of (NUGT) at the opening on Monday 26th of Aug. Also buy $30,000 worth of (USLV) at the opening on Monday Aug 26.
    26 Aug 2013, 01:24 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » This Is being sent at 10PM PT on Aug 25
    Buy $100,000 worth of (NUGT) and $30,000 worth of (USLV) on opening on Aug 26, 2013
    The reason I sent it because my postings are being delayed.
    Thanks

     

    From the Dr. Apparently his posts are no longer being delayed !
    26 Aug 2013, 04:41 AM Reply Like
  • Please sell 1000 shares of (SLV) Thanks.
    26 Aug 2013, 10:14 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » ANYONE TRADING???

     

    MOVE ALONG TO NEW CHAPTER !!

     

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    26 Aug 2013, 03:03 PM Reply Like
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