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I find investments are very different and difficult in these extremely Interesting Times!! We hear whispers of manipulation. QE'S that have never been done before. Then we have a template experiment in Cyprus to see the worlds reaction. I just ask everyone to sit back and ask themselves "... More
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments!! PORTFOLIO #13.......  135 comments
    Jan 29, 2014 11:07 PM

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

    SO THAT ALL UNDERSTAND ANY POST FOR TRADES MADE DURING TRADING HOURS THE CLOSING PRICE OF THAT DAY IS USED. IMPORTANT CHANGE,,,,,,IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS EXPERIENCE MORE LIFE LIKE WE ARE GOING BACK TO THE ORIGINAL RULE THAT YOU HAVE UP TO THE MARKET OPEN TO GET THAT DAYS OPENING PRICE..

    FOCAL WANTED US TO HAVE STOPS DURING THE DAY. BLUESKYFOREVER ALSO MADE A SUGGESTION. ACTUALLY I THINK THEY WERE DEMANDS. SO WE EVOLVED AND BECAME MORE COMPETITIVE AS THE RULES GET MODIFIED WEEKLY..

    MY POOR TWO MAN IT DEPARTMENT HANDLES IT WAY BETTER THEN THE ACA WEBSITE..

    YOU MUST OWN A STOCK THE DAY PRIOR TO THE EX DIVIDEND DATE TO COLLECT THE DIVIDEND!

    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.

    Here is the current link to our BLOG CHAPTER !http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/5038891-interesting-times/2342802-interesting-times-for-all-commodities-and-investments-chapter-37

    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 !!

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

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  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Someone else can post their trades here !!!
    29 Jan 2014, 11:08 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    I'll stand pat with my current holdings for now.
    29 Jan 2014, 11:15 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » http://bit.ly/1icADUc

     

    For those who missed the new link to the challenge..
    29 Jan 2014, 11:22 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Tomorrow @ open:

     

    sell 6.0344 shares (CLX)
    buy 300 shares (OTCPK:LNVGF)
    30 Jan 2014, 12:45 AM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Sell all of my (TZA) and then use my balance of cash for (USLV) please. Thanks.
    30 Jan 2014, 06:59 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Natural Gas clean efficient affordable.
    30 Jan 2014, 07:35 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » "Jobless claims for the latest week rose more than expected this week coming in at a level of 348K compared to forecasts of 330K. This represents an increase of 19K from last week and is the highest weekly reading since December 13th."

     

    Any importance to investing ??
    30 Jan 2014, 12:04 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    It might be to the people who lost their jobs... ;)
    30 Jan 2014, 12:16 PM Reply Like
  • John Wilson
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    This will be my 10th position:

     

    Buy 120 shares of (SDRL) tomorrow open.
    30 Jan 2014, 09:20 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » JW

     

    Go for it !!
    30 Jan 2014, 09:23 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    They are top notch and state of the art brand new Equipment ,i know a sailor who just went heavy on them (SDRL) (D) (LMT).
    30 Jan 2014, 09:36 PM Reply Like
  • Notrub
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    Sorry, I have been out of it for a while because of surgery on my leg. Still can't sit for more than a couple of minutes at a time.

     

    Anyway, can you just buy however many shares my cash will get on Monday's close for (CLM)?
    Thanks!
    2 Feb 2014, 02:00 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » NOTRUB

     

    I wish you a speedy recovery !!
    2 Feb 2014, 01:12 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    I should have posted this here. Please sell 500 shares of (USLV) at 4:00 close . I posted in chapter 12 by mistake.
    3 Feb 2014, 03:58 PM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    I thought the game was over… when did it start again?
    3 Feb 2014, 04:53 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » JBT was kind enough to take it over...The link is at the start of the chapter...But here it is for you..

     

    http://bit.ly/1icADUc
    3 Feb 2014, 05:06 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    JBT,

     

    Thank You !
    3 Feb 2014, 05:22 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    I think I'm caught up... Taxes were a big distraction.
    3 Feb 2014, 07:11 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » JBT

     

    I give you credit.. Once you buy and sell it is another animal doing one's return..

     

    Hope you made a killing !! lol
    4 Feb 2014, 08:14 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Less capital gains than last year. Self-employment tax killed me, otherwise we would have gotten a nice, fat refund. As it turned out, it's only an okay, kinda skinny one.
    4 Feb 2014, 08:16 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » As long as it is a profit !! Boy, I do hate that Self-employment tax...
    4 Feb 2014, 08:29 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Please sell 350 shares of (USLV) at today's close Thanks.
    4 Feb 2014, 03:53 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Sell (CHK) (LNG) and split 4 ways evenly between(PEG) (ED) (NU) (UIL).
    4 Feb 2014, 06:54 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    Sell all shares of GALE

     

    Buy as many shares of VIXY as possible

     

    Could someone send me the link to the google spreadsheet...I lost it somehow...

     

    Thanks so very much
    4 Feb 2014, 08:45 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » DEER

     

    http://bit.ly/1icADUc
    4 Feb 2014, 09:01 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    Thank you IT...I appreciate it...big drop for deercreekvols portfolio, thank goodness my real ones are not following suit...
    5 Feb 2014, 07:24 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Hi !
    5 Feb 2014, 07:26 AM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    Stop action on selling GALE...(sorry about that)

     

    Keep all shares of GALE...(I hope this doesn't mess things up, if it does, then go ahead with sale)

     

    Thanks for putting up with my flip-flop.

     

    It got me into this mess and its going to get me out...maybe...

     

    Good Morning to al roman...and all others...
    5 Feb 2014, 07:29 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    DC! DC! DC! DC! DC! DC!!! Morning All...
    5 Feb 2014, 07:33 AM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    This "stand" may turn out worse than The Battle at Thermopylae for me...if only I "300" shares of something to get me back in the green...

     

    Someone has to be at the end of the line, as my kindergarten teacher used to say :)
    5 Feb 2014, 07:38 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    We do not want to be at the whirl pools edge of the great bye & bye,at least not yet.
    5 Feb 2014, 07:41 AM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Please add 100 shares of (BMO) thanks
    5 Feb 2014, 07:37 AM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    OK- no turning back on this one....

     

    Sell all shares of GALE

     

    Use money to buy as many shares of LGF as possible...

     

    Please ignore any further request tonight as I am going to relax and have a few ice-cold Labatts

     

    Thanks- deercreekvols
    5 Feb 2014, 08:36 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    Back again...

     

    Please sell all shares of (LGF)

     

    Buy as many shares of (VIXY) as possibe...

     

    Time to protect against the dreaded non-farm jobs report....

     

    Thank you...

     

    As always, please ignore any requests this evening...muscle relaxers following a HS ball game... I will not be held to any trade requests while under prescription medication... :)
    6 Feb 2014, 06:46 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » DEER

     

    Muscle relaxants? That's candy ..

     

    Anyway you do know that you get tomorrow's OPENING price since you placed the trade after hours.. If you need to change anything the muscle relaxants will allow you to type freely. Might not hit the right keys , but it should be pain free..
    6 Feb 2014, 07:04 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    vcasghchxa!
    6 Feb 2014, 09:40 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Please sell all of my (USLV) at today's close. I don't think I'm going to catch IT this week :)
    7 Feb 2014, 02:51 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    Monday morning-

     

    Sell 50% of (VIXY) shares.
    Buy as many shares of (BP) as possible.

     

    Considering (NKE), but not yet. Spring time play.

     

    Thank you.
    7 Feb 2014, 10:55 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » COINS

     

    Get off my back :) You are starting to scare me !
    10 Feb 2014, 12:30 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    It's a new week !
    10 Feb 2014, 08:46 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » COINS

     

    Get off my back! Tired of looking at that lead closing ..Might have to do something drastic or hope July 31st comes soon ...lol

     

    But once those (PSEC) dividends kick in the lead will open. I hope >>
    10 Feb 2014, 09:48 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    At close sell all my shares,i'll get back.
    11 Feb 2014, 12:45 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    If i buy now do i get closing after hours or opening price,

     

    Thank you.
    11 Feb 2014, 07:23 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    You get tomorrow's opening price up until tomorrow's open.
    11 Feb 2014, 07:38 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    John did the buy orders go through ?
    12 Feb 2014, 10:02 AM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    They will in a little bit.
    12 Feb 2014, 10:07 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Dynomite !
    12 Feb 2014, 10:08 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Opening price...You need to post prior to 4pm to get that days closing price..
    11 Feb 2014, 07:38 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Split account 3 ways between (DANG) (CPL) (CHK)
    11 Feb 2014, 07:38 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Did (OTC:NEST) get de-listed? I need to know how to value this for the sale? Is it indeed $0.00?
    11 Feb 2014, 07:44 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    John it looks like their is 22.38 in nest.
    11 Feb 2014, 07:47 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Got it. Looks like Google is having problems - sheet is all jacked up at the moment.
    11 Feb 2014, 07:58 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Goog had a problem on cnbc i went to sikorsky page and it cleared right up.?
    11 Feb 2014, 08:00 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » So is it fixed ? I seem to be having problem with it ..
    11 Feb 2014, 08:07 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Not fixed here...
    11 Feb 2014, 08:08 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Let a Black Hawk take care of it (UTC).
    11 Feb 2014, 08:11 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Fixed. Apparently I had a null value somewhere that Google Docs didn't like.

     

    Weird. But, after looking at my last paycheck, not worth researching. ;)
    11 Feb 2014, 08:16 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Drones are on the way. NSA the problem..
    11 Feb 2014, 08:12 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Don't be afraid of skunk works.
    11 Feb 2014, 08:14 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    SA's a thumbs up !
    11 Feb 2014, 08:32 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    Please sell the following:

     

    All shares of (SEED) and all shares of (VIXY)

     

    Use all money to buy shares of (ARNA)

     

    Thank you,

     

    Mr. 18th Place
    12 Feb 2014, 07:34 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    A for effort !!
    12 Feb 2014, 07:56 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    At closing sell(DANG) buy (ED)
    12 Feb 2014, 12:53 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Please add 100 shares of (ZSL) at today's close Thanks !
    12 Feb 2014, 03:56 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » COINS

     

    Got close huh?
    12 Feb 2014, 04:00 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Close but yet so far away !
    12 Feb 2014, 04:04 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    Sell 256.87 shares of (BP)

     

    Use money to buy as many shares of (GRO) as possible.

     

    Back to China!

     

    Mr. 18th Place and licking my wounds....
    12 Feb 2014, 04:48 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Do you mean 265.87 (the last purchase made)? If not, preference on lot to sell shares from (FIFO/LIFO)?
    12 Feb 2014, 05:04 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    Sorry...I had the numbers wrong...things look fine...thank you so much
    15 Feb 2014, 07:13 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » JBT

     

    Muscle relaxants ??
    12 Feb 2014, 05:13 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    I'd prefer 2 Ativans and a 6-pack...
    12 Feb 2014, 05:15 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    It may have been the Evan Williams Cherry Bourbon over ice that caused me to mis-type the numbers. This seems to work just as the same as muscle relaxants.

     

    Thanks to JohnBinTN for making the correction and all that he does on the Portfolio Challenge.

     

    deercreekvols
    16 Feb 2014, 02:54 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Please add 300 shares of (AMD) at the opening tomorrow. Thanks
    12 Feb 2014, 07:04 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » JBT

     

    Here is the dividend schedule for (PSEC)

     

    http://bit.ly/Pecw9g

     

    Please use the dividends to buy additional shares on the ex dividend date..

     

    Thanks, I do know were about 10 days early but wanted to give you advanced notice.. My plan is to let it drip until July 31st unless something unforeseen happens..

     

    My plan in real life as well. I don't trade like some of you do here...Wish I knew how to read charts. I just use the *IT FIB* for guidance..
    14 Feb 2014, 09:29 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    I fail when I try to "trade". Looks like no (PSEC) for me 'til after ex-div. Not a bad thing, as I will have more cash in the account (not enough more to justify two commission charges), so I'm okay waiting.

     

    I'm actually more watching my stocks for good sell points to get the money away from Computershare and into my brokerage account. I have sell prices set for (MO), (PM), (FTR), and (VZ). I don't like that they take a %'age of my dividends in fees.

     

    Nice recovery from the 'correction', hey? I hope it lasts.

     

    First day back working today. Long day, and I definitely earned my $$. I like not working more. I'll have to look into getting some Obama entitlement money, because I'm feeling very disenfranchised right now. ;)
    14 Feb 2014, 10:06 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    JB,

     

    I'd be livid.Now i see why the old guys in the end put it in mattresses and the closet with the led Z in hand.
    15 Feb 2014, 05:36 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » JBT

     

    Good luck with those sell prices...Let's hope this recovery from the correction holds up!
    14 Feb 2014, 10:49 PM Reply Like
  • CWinn1970
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    Sorry posted in an older blog...please purchase (GNC) at open on Tuesday. All remaining funds I have.
    15 Feb 2014, 12:30 AM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    At open, 2/18:

     

    Sell all (OTCPK:LNVGF). That was me trying to play the news, and it failed miserably.

     

    Buy 65 shares (PSEC). This is a trade I wanted to do IRL, but am holding off. I want to see the "what if I had bought" story play out. Reason to buy = income generation.
    15 Feb 2014, 06:14 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    Sell 100 shares of (BP) and 100 shares of (CSX) at the open on Monday

     

    Use all money to purchase as many shares as possible of (NUGT)

     

    Thank you very much

     

    Still trying to dig out of the hole...thus the (NUGT) purchase...

     

    deercreekvols
    15 Feb 2014, 07:21 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    Should have been....at the open Tuesday.

     

    Can't blame Evan Williams Cherry for that one...that was my fault.

     

    Enjoy President's Day and thank you.
    17 Feb 2014, 08:22 AM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    IT,

     

    Just read this piece and thought I would pass it along to you and others...
    http://seekingalpha.co...

     

    Have a great day. More snow in WNY.
    16 Feb 2014, 12:16 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Hi John, please buy 1000 shares of (JO) @ open,thanks.
    18 Feb 2014, 08:50 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Sell (CHK) at Close I'll be back later,thank you.
    Even 3 way split buy (FCEL) (FSLR) (GALE).
    18 Feb 2014, 01:28 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Hi John,please buy 500 of (JO) @close.
    much appreciated.
    18 Feb 2014, 03:11 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Getting a late start, but hope to catch up.
    All buys and Sells are motivated by data from articles by Peter F Way and the data compiled by Blockdesk.com.
    BUY
    (ACT) 50 (MDSO) 330 (V) 50 (ARII) 200 (CBI) 100
    (LBTY) 114 (MU) 400 (RCL) 200 (REGN) 30
    Please check my math after opening, If I am over 100K, please take it out of (MU) Micron. Do I go to the Spreadsheet to see my results?
    12:44 EDT 2/18
    19 Feb 2014, 12:45 AM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    (LBTYA)?
    19 Feb 2014, 07:48 AM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    LBTYA works. I took the Ticker symbol from http://seekingalpha.co...
    LBTYA closed at the exact price I had for LBTY so I assume it's the same. I will watch to make sure it moves in Lockstep.
    19 Feb 2014, 07:12 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Not familiar with the stock. Not sure what the diff is between the 3, but LBTYB is very low volume.
    19 Feb 2014, 07:19 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    (LBTYA) is the ADR for LBTY, a Large Cap UK Media Company. AKA Liberty Global.
    Peter Way studies hedging by MMs to determine forecasts, so the Market Makers list the company, as their customers are international, while in the US it's an ADR (Thus the A) I believe the LBYTB are the Preferred Shares.
    Average volume on LYBTA is ~3m
    Berkshire announced 2-14 a 2.9m share position. Shares out 222m so not close to 5% yet, but it caused numerous trading halts.
    19 Feb 2014, 08:32 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    When I added up purchases, I was 770.59 over 100k. Please remove 31 (MU) to correct this. MU did not move today so close=open and I am under 100k. Sell more if you have to at open to put me within rules please. To have been within the rules, those 31 should never have been requested by me, just math at open was higher on some. Adjust as necessary to make me legal please.
    19 Feb 2014, 09:08 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Will fly as-is, if you don't mind. You got the previous day's close. Unless you want to supply each stock's 2/19 open - I can make the adjustments in that case if you insist.
    19 Feb 2014, 09:20 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    I just want to be within the rules. MU opened and closed at 25.42 today. If being that $770 over is a problem, you can remove the 31, If it's easier on you, and not against rules, you can leave it alone. It's not like I haven't given everyone else a Head Start, and I assume you score by % gain not $ over 100k necessarily. I'm new here so just so I know what you do for my home scorekeeping. It's only "Monopoly" money anyway. To me it's too much bother to look up all 9 opening prices and list them here.
    19 Feb 2014, 09:48 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Same for me re: bother. :) I wanted to get you added before the market opened, and it made it easier on me to just go with previous day's close.
    I assume you would have entered the same trades if you had posted last night.

     

    Everything looks good to me, and the rules were only 'bent' a little, which happens.

     

    Welcome to the learning exercise. :)
    19 Feb 2014, 09:57 PM Reply Like
  • Land of Milk and Honey
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    Please sell my (IWM) at open. Thanks!
    19 Feb 2014, 08:52 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    John i see you did sell (CHK) Did you purchase (FCEL) (FSLR)
    (GALE) if not we can work on something any way.
    19 Feb 2014, 08:52 AM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Got it now. You must have edited that post. Original did not include any buys.
    19 Feb 2014, 09:05 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Thank you john i should just of divided chk total by 3 and divided by each company share value and and quotient and gave to you a finished product
    I apologize and good morning SIR.
    19 Feb 2014, 09:09 AM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    No problem. I only get notified of new posts, not edits. And good morning. Hopefully markets will firm up a little today...
    19 Feb 2014, 09:13 AM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Comments (414) | Send Message
     
    John,please sell all shares of ( Jo ) @open,thanks
    19 Feb 2014, 09:17 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Comments (16940) | Send Message
     
    John at today's close sell (CPL) buy (UNG) !
    19 Feb 2014, 01:08 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Comments (414) | Send Message
     
    John
    please buy 500 shares of (TZA)@ close.
    thanks
    19 Feb 2014, 03:49 PM Reply Like
  • Land of Milk and Honey
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    Comments (8708) | Send Message
     
    Please buy 10k of (IWM) at open. Thanks!!
    19 Feb 2014, 06:19 PM Reply Like
  • Land of Milk and Honey
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    Comments (8708) | Send Message
     
    Never mind - not (IWM) at open :).
    20 Feb 2014, 08:17 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Comments (16940) | Send Message
     
    John at close sell (GALE) Buy (UGAZ) !!!
    20 Feb 2014, 11:27 AM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Comments (414) | Send Message
     
    Gonna put on my monkey suit and throw some darts.
    Please buy 100 Shares of (CORN),100 of (DBA), 100 of (VNM)@ close,thanks
    20 Feb 2014, 12:41 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Glad to see some trading going on!!
    20 Feb 2014, 03:09 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Comments (2672) | Send Message
     
    Please sell my ARII, it having reached it's Price Target of ~13%, and buy 140 (DDD).
    Reason for buy-recommended by http://bit.ly/Ogo4xx
    PT on DDD ~17% gain
    20 Feb 2014, 07:55 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Comments (16940) | Send Message
     
    At close sell (FCEL) and buy (CHK)
    21 Feb 2014, 03:46 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    I don't see that my (OTCPK:ARRI) was replaced with (DDD) yesterday. I hate to give up the ARRI gains today, but they shouldn't be there.
    21 Feb 2014, 04:08 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Comments (4364) | Send Message
     
    Thanks. I didn't scroll down far enough this morning and missed it. Entered now, though. :)
    21 Feb 2014, 04:13 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Comments (2672) | Send Message
     
    I just wish I had bought (ARII) in my RL portfolio.
    21 Feb 2014, 11:06 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Comments (4364) | Send Message
     
    I love/hate stocks like that... Had I put all my money in (LMT) when I first bought it, I'd be very well off right now. They need to make better crystal balls.
    21 Feb 2014, 11:15 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Comments (2672) | Send Message
     
    Meant (ARII)
    21 Feb 2014, 05:45 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Comments (3683) | Send Message
     
    Please add 100 shares of (DUST) thanks.
    24 Feb 2014, 07:58 AM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Comments (4364) | Send Message
     
    10 stock limit.
    24 Feb 2014, 08:22 AM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Comments (3683) | Send Message
     
    OK .Sorry about that John. Sell (BMO) at close today and add 200 shares of (DUST) Thanks.
    24 Feb 2014, 08:26 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Comments (14994) | Send Message
     
    Author’s reply » COINS

     

    You can sell at the open and buy at the open today if you like ??
    24 Feb 2014, 08:43 AM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Comments (3683) | Send Message
     
    That's ok .Just do it at todays close .Just tinkering anyway :)
    24 Feb 2014, 10:42 AM Reply Like
  • Newbie trader
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    Comments (386) | Send Message
     
    Hello everyone! I am new. OH! Monopoly Money!!!
    I would like to buy FAZ as much as I could. (at today's close, I guess) XD
    Thank you.
    24 Feb 2014, 11:05 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Comments (14994) | Send Message
     
    Author’s reply » NEWBIE

     

    Welcome, just letting you know that the person (JBT) who handles adding new people might not get to this until the weekend.

     

    He went back to work...So don't be concerned if you do not see the trade listed.. But it will be at today's closing price ...

     

    Do you have the link to the challenge and our daily chapter ?

     

    Have fun !
    24 Feb 2014, 12:34 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Comments (16940) | Send Message
     
    Hi Newbie ! Welcome (FAZ) hmmm
    24 Feb 2014, 11:08 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Comments (16940) | Send Message
     
    At close sell (FSLR) buy (UIL)
    24 Feb 2014, 12:38 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Comments (414) | Send Message
     
    John
    please sell all (TZA) shares.
    Thank you.
    24 Feb 2014, 02:58 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Comments (14994) | Send Message
     
    Author’s reply » I POSTED THIS FROM THE CHAPTER ..

     

    Dr. Ken Kapur February 24 at 3:00p

     

    Buy $30000 worth of NUGT at close today Time 11 55 Am Pac Time
    Thanks
    24 Feb 2014, 03:05 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Comments (414) | Send Message
     
    John
    Please buy 300 shares of (CORN),100 (DBA),100(SGG)@close,
    yeah give me some sugar baby.
    Thank you
    24 Feb 2014, 03:06 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
    , contributor
    Comments (14994) | Send Message
     
    Author’s reply » THIS AS WELL..

     

    Dr. Ken Kapur February 24 at 2:01p Please Sell all shares of TNA at close today Feb 24. Time now is 11 AM
    Thanks ..
    24 Feb 2014, 03:07 PM Reply Like
  • Dr. Ken Kapur
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    Comments (174) | Send Message
     
    Sell all shares (TNA) at close today. Thanks
    24 Feb 2014, 03:14 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Comments (14994) | Send Message
     
    Author’s reply » NEW CHAPTER FOR ALL!!!

     

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    24 Feb 2014, 03:39 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Comments (414) | Send Message
     
    John,please buy 1000 shares of ( UGAS)@ close,thanks
    24 Feb 2014, 03:53 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Comments (16940) | Send Message
     
    Tom you see the same gamble i see,i was waiting.
    24 Feb 2014, 03:54 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Comments (4364) | Send Message
     
    Need the ticker that Google likes - (UGAS) pulls up something else.
    24 Feb 2014, 04:20 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Comments (16940) | Send Message
     
    (UGAZ) ?
    24 Feb 2014, 04:21 PM Reply Like
  • tommyinexile
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    Comments (414) | Send Message
     
    Sorry John,was in a rush.(UGAZ)
    Thanks AL,I wish you would have locked in your profits.
    3x=rewarding or punishing.
    24 Feb 2014, 04:26 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
    , contributor
    Comments (16940) | Send Message
     
    no prob Tks.
    24 Feb 2014, 04:27 PM Reply Like
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