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  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Ok, with my 7% profit from my sale of (NYSEARCA:NUGT) last week i am buying (NYSE:MAIN) and see how that trade works out adding another dividend play..
    10 Aug 2014, 07:29 PM Reply Like
  • crademan
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    Good morning, IT. Happy trades to you! http://bit.ly/1oX7Ffx
    11 Aug 2014, 10:23 AM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    For the mishy-mashy markets we've had since 8/1, everyone (as of right now) is showing a profit. Good stuff! :)

     

    I am selling out of my (NYSE:WAG) position for a quick 5% profit. I'll most likely gamble a little bit and put that money into (NYSE:KMI) and see what happens. ;)
    11 Aug 2014, 11:13 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » JBT

     

    Nice to grab a quick profit isn't it, I did the same on my (NYSEARCA:NUGT) position...
    11 Aug 2014, 03:54 PM Reply Like
  • crademan
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    Woo-hoo, Old Warrior has pulled ahead and left the rest of us in his dust! JBinTN, You and I are neck and neck, so I put in orders for 36 (NYSEARCA:VDE), 60 (NYSEARCA:BND), and 125 (NYSEARCA:BKF).

     

    Are we having fun yet?
    11 Aug 2014, 11:31 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » CRADE

     

    OW is having good day. But that is the weekly chart. Check out the overall one !!
    11 Aug 2014, 03:53 PM Reply Like
  • crademan
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    IT, Do you mean the Top Players of All Time where MadcapLaughs is number one and I'm next to last? With a little luck, maybe in a week or two I can catch up with User 7 on the TPAT. ; )
    11 Aug 2014, 04:22 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Yup.

     

    We are all chasing that speedster MADCAPS!! LOL
    11 Aug 2014, 04:43 PM Reply Like
  • User 7415181
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    Looks like plenty of people have already caught up to me. :)
    11 Aug 2014, 05:10 PM Reply Like
  • Ordinary Average Guy
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    Well the Madcap Laughs put in a buy & sell limit that expired today. Sell 90 shares of (NYSEARCA:VDC) at 113.25 & buy 3500 shares of (NYSEMKT:SAND) at 5.75. Neither of these limits were hit.
    11 Aug 2014, 07:07 PM Reply Like
  • RoseNose
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    Anyone take profits in KMP, KMR, KMI or EPB today?
    11 Aug 2014, 04:29 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » ROSE

     

    Good question. Let's see if we get any response...
    11 Aug 2014, 04:43 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » ROSE

     

    Why not join the challenge. Waiting on AL as well !!
    11 Aug 2014, 09:31 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    I added 4 stocks from the lists I am working on.
    (NASDAQ:ARII) Projected 14.6% Gain within 3 months
    (NASDAQ:DXPE) Projected 13.1% Gain within 3 months
    (NASDAQ:JAZZ) Projected 14.8% Gain within 3 months
    (NASDAQ:NFLX) Projected 15% Gain within 3 months
    I think I have posted about all my stocks except (NASDAQ:BWEN), which came from my own holdings. Any stock not posted about on http://seekingalpha.co... came from my own Portfolio, based upon some prior article by Peter F. Way.
    The data came from http://www.blockdesk.com .
    12 Aug 2014, 12:05 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Radical change in my portfolio.. Selling (NYSE:CVX) (NYSE:SO) (NYSE:SCG) and going strong with high dividend plays.. (NASDAQ:PSEC) (NASDAQ:FSC) (NYSE:O)

     

    thinking is if we have any sort of pullback I am set up with a larger % of high dividends.. Sorry but I am not good enough to even guess what projected gains will be. Hoping for positive !!
    12 Aug 2014, 08:33 AM Reply Like
  • jhooper
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    As long as the Fed continues with taper, the equities markets will have wobbly knees. As soon as taper is complete and the latest round of QE is officially over, that's when a pullback can be expected. It won't fall out of bed, but I can see settling out in the 1800s or maybe the high 1700s.

     

    Next year, 2015, lots of people can expect to see their healthcare premiums go up 30% to 40% as the insurance companies (who had to guess this year) finally have some hard new costs to utilize to factor in for how much they are going to raise premiums. This will act like a tax, and thus lower incomes and thus lower earnings for equities and the available Fed notes which can be used to purchase equities.

     

    Also, Dodd Frank is still rolling out. Dodd Frank is bascially a tax on credit. Whatever you tax you get less of, so DF will result in less credit. Less credit is the same thing as the Fed raising the discount rate or shrinking its balance sheet. Again, this means less Fed notes that eventually find their way into earnings and/or are available to bid up equities.

     

    As equities struggle, the fear trade will get stronger, and yields will fall. In short, the basic risk-off is shaping up. In theory, the Fed would want to reinflate by another round of QE, so the trick would be to buy a few months before that, and then ride the next wave up. How long this will take will be the real question.
    12 Aug 2014, 08:44 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » JH

     

    I am not sure those who might bail out ( no pun intended ) will wait until next year . My guess it happens in the 4th quarter of this year !!

     

    Care to join us in the challenge. Still waiting on COINS, and AL !!

     

    The *IT FIB* is sending out signals pertaining to this year . People will want to lock up some profits and sit it out until they can figure it out .
    12 Aug 2014, 08:48 AM Reply Like
  • Economic Analyst
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    More on Bunds...got this link via SA email distribution; interesting perspective on demand from Europe and discussion of the external trend drivers.

     

    I'm still thinking of picking up some (NYSEARCA:TLT) for the challenge, maybe next time we get a yield bump I'll pick some up.

     

    I notice they spike up every once in a while like the weeds in my yard after a heavy rain but they don't usually last very long.

     

    http://bit.ly/1sOfhRt
    12 Aug 2014, 02:07 PM Reply Like
  • jhooper
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    We are at 2.39 this morning, and the German 10 yr has broke 1% for the first time in history, I believe.

     

    Europe economic data is disappointing, and the geopolitical turmoil seems to have some staying power.

     

    There may not be a chance for a spike up. Fear is a great herbicide.
    14 Aug 2014, 10:28 AM Reply Like
  • John Wilson
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    Jh
    I agree.
    Obamacare will eat away at the disposable income of the middle class like a flesh-eating bacteria. And just wait till the employer mandate kicks in, in 2015. More layoffs. Another thing, if you think Obamacare works bad when just an individual or family is trying to sign up for it, just wait until a whole company of 20 employees tries to sign up.

     

    It is already bogged down under its own administrative rules as it is.

     

    Remember too that the Advance Premium Tax Credits [APTC] - the taxpayer is supposed to get these, are really insurance company subsidies.

     

    The "consumer" applies the APTC to his insurance premiums (doesn't actually get them); they are a direct loss of revenue to the government as they are a transfer payments to the insurance industry. They are deficit spending transfer payments that create money, "Ex nihilo" for the insurance companies.

     

    What they are costing are not reflected in the deficit yet.

     

    After all these APTCs that have been given to the insurance companies, they will still need to raise rates as you have said.

     

    The APTCs will probably be a nightmare in the upcoming tax season of 2015. There is no way to anticipate the turmoil and anguish that will result when people try to do their taxes and reconcile the Obamacare APTCs and maybe find out they have to pay some of it back!!

     

    2015 will be a bad year. The pain may start before the end of this year.
    14 Aug 2014, 11:23 PM Reply Like
  • jhooper
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    I saw the 10 yr down near 2.30 today.

     

    Just a note on taper. Last by this time, the Fed balance sheet had grown by about $650 billion. This year is about half that.
    15 Aug 2014, 06:25 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    In actuality, most of these "Additional Costs" to the middle class are already being paid by the government in the form of deficit spending payments for medical care via medicaid (not to be confused with Medicare). In other words, a considerable portion of government spending on medical care for the uninsured or underinsured is simply being brought into daylight by switching the care costs from the government to the population. These huge costs have been being paid all along, but by the government. It's only when these costs got shifted to the population at large that the true cost of our bloated medical care system is being revealed, and felt by everyone. Medicine is a huge consumer of dollars; but the people have been shielded from seeing the massive spending on medical care in the past by it being paid from government coffers. The gov coffers are empty, thus the populace has to take on these costs. Now seeing just how much Medicine is eating from the GDP, perhaps some changes to how we spend our medical care dollars can be addressed. Defensive Medicine is the single largest waste of care spending. Doctors must order extra tests to tell them what a good clinical exam has (or should have) already told them. A typical example is my wife's stroke. A clinical exam easily defined the CVA (Cerebral Vascular Accident) was located in the left MCA (Middle Cerebral Artery) diagnosed by the speech impairment, the loss of Rt side limb function, and the other symptoms that medicine knows are located in very specific areas of the Brain. A CT was indicated only to define whether it was a bleed or infarct (blockage). Treatment for each is opposite. There was no valid reason to do an MRI as the stroke had reached full maturity by the time they did that, yet this very expensive test was ordered to confirm what everyone already knew. I only allowed it to be done because I thought that they were going to include a look at the arteries leading to the brain (which were unsatisfactorily assessed via Ultrasound (I had to teach the incompetent tech how to see her vertebral arteries).

     

    The bottom line is that this money is currently being spent. People only feel it when their share has to come directly from them and not via Medicaid.

     

    Insurance companies should be regulated like Utilities to prevent overcharging. Medical care should also be limited in liability when something that a reasonable person should be able to draw a logical conclusion, and need not be confirmed by excessive tests, only those necessary. Payments should be limited to actual costs rather than charging whatever the market will bear. For example, my wife was charged >$300 for the interpretation of her MRI, perhaps 10 minutes work by a radiologist ($1800/hour at that rate). Being insured under my Veterans Insurance, they authorized ~$75 and by law could not bill me for the difference. Ordinary Insurance companies have to pay that $1800/hour rate as they have no legal protection from such excessive fees.
    Don't blame ObamaCare for revealing the truth about medical fees. Legislate such fees to reasonable levels as the VA does (when paying for non-VA care), and indeed Medicare does in Inpatient cases. Medicare pays a flat rate per admission depending upon the diagnosis, regardless of tests and procedures done. If Outpatient work was equally controlled, the costs you are now revealed would be reduced unimaginably.
    15 Aug 2014, 11:29 PM Reply Like
  • crademan
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    Old Warrior, First of all, best wishes to your wife for a speedy recovery.

     

    Thanks for explaining how the practice of defensive medicine is increasing unnecessary testing. The big five MRI device manufacturers (Hitachi, Toshiba, Siemens, Philips, & GE) benefit when physicians prescribe an unneeded MRI to defend themselves from medical malpractice claims. Do those companies run ad campaigns to encourage doctors to overuse MRI machines?

     

    Your innovative suggestion to regulate medical insurance companies as public utilities makes a lot of sense. Because insurance companies are regulated differently by each of the 50 U.S. states, that will be hard to accomplish. A relative of mine went into health insurance sales. I was surprised to learn that by law in Arizona, insurance agents have fiduciary duties to serve the interests of the insurance companies for which they work, but not to the customers who purchase insurance policies. Only in the sales of Medicare supplement insurance policies does the Federal government regulate insurance company practices in favor of the customers.
    16 Aug 2014, 11:08 AM Reply Like
  • jhooper
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    If you could get one state in the union where there was no regulation of insurance, that state would have the lowest insurance costs and the lowest medical costs and a thriving medical tourism business.
    16 Aug 2014, 06:43 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Their add campaigns are extensive in medical publications, as well as personal monthly (at least) visits by representatives showing off new software as well as system addons to existing customers. Additionally, every medical conference and seminar is swarmed by salespeople. The largest I attended regularly was the Radiological Society of North America, held annually at McCormick (sp) Place in Chicago. This is a massive convention center, perhaps the most Sq footage anywhere, all packed inside with equipment. Entire Semi-Trailers are brought in and parked inside. The amount of hardware brought in probably exceeds a billion $ or more. Every medical imaging device imaginable is displayed, with concurrent massive promotion of each's supposed capability (often exaggerated).
    With the financial power of the combined insurance industry, regulating them will be all but impossible without a massive (virtually a revolt) "grassroots" effort. The amount of money they control may be larger than all the top 10 banks in the US combined.
    The politicians had little say in Obamacare. That law was written by and for the insurance industry.
    16 Aug 2014, 08:46 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    @jhooper
    Only if you can somehow assure no collusion among them. How do you do that without regulation? It's an unsolvable paradox.
    16 Aug 2014, 08:50 PM Reply Like
  • jhooper
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    Collusion is a cartel. Cartels always fail. Even gov regulation that attempts to enforce the cartel eventually fails, like smuggling. Theres a great book out about how smuggling built the US. The smuggling was an end run around Britain's enforced cartels.
    16 Aug 2014, 09:08 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » OW and HOOP

     

    A favor. Could you guys carry this conversation over to the regular chapter ? We get a bigger audience there. This way others might join in I appreciate it.
    16 Aug 2014, 09:09 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » http://seekingalpha.co...

     

    Here is the link !!

     

    Thanks..
    16 Aug 2014, 09:13 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Sorry Boss
    Think it's over anyway, but if not I'll go there with my Rant!
    17 Aug 2014, 01:34 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » ANYONE TRADING TODAY ??

     

    if you are would you be so kind to let the others know what you did and why you did it ?
    12 Aug 2014, 01:17 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » WILL THIS HAVE ANY BEARING ON YOUR INVESTING ?

     

    Obama Administration May Announce More Troops To Iraq, Officials Say !!!!

     

    http://huff.to/1r7wKry
    12 Aug 2014, 05:38 PM Reply Like
  • crademan
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    IT, Did you see how fast kanwar99 skyrocketed ahead of us with (NYSEARCA:TNA)? Its 3.95 beta is scary, but it has beaten the Dow all year.

     

    Although I'm against sending U.S. troops to Iraq, that Presidential decision won't change my investing strategy. Everything I bought -- except (NYSEARCA:VDE) that's down 1.0% -- is above water. I'm going to sit tight and see whether or not VDE will recover.
    13 Aug 2014, 01:41 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Yup, I tried playing those leverage investments last year and I got burnt. This year I am trying to be more in line how I would do it in my RLP.

     

    I will know in a year how I do . The idea for me is to beat inflation and try to be conservative..
    13 Aug 2014, 02:34 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Those Triple Short ETFs can pay big for a day, but it's a huge risk to hold them overnight.
    13 Aug 2014, 04:44 PM Reply Like
  • crademan
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    OldWarrior, Thanks for the advice about ThreeX ETFs. Congratulations on being in first place again today.
    13 Aug 2014, 04:50 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » CRADE

     

    I wish there was a way to see everyone's moves and portfolio. I am staying the course with half Consumer and half Financials..

     

    In real life I don't think I would play those 3x leverage plays again, that is why I got out of (NYSEARCA:NUGT) fast and only had a small % invested !!
    13 Aug 2014, 04:55 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Gold tonight was over 1313, but is falling. From what I have seen over the last 4 months, buy DUST if gold breaks 1310, and switch to NUGT when it falls to 1290.
    As of this time, Stock futures are flat to slightly up for tomorrow.
    Saving most of the rest of my purchasing power to Day Trade Triple Short ETFs as hedges if I see weakness.
    13 Aug 2014, 10:44 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Not to be misunderstood; the triple short ETFs are dangerous to hold overnight, but the triple longs not so. The reason is that predicting shorts is a much less exact science than predicting Long. You, in your DD, must look at the holdings of any ETF; and especially so the Levered ones, as even so-called "Index" ETFs like (NASDAQ:TQQQ) are weighted towards certain stocks within the Index. TQQQ holds not only levered positions in the NASDQ; but also stocks like (NASDAQ:AAPL), despite the fact that the NASDQ is already heavily AAPL weighted. Still, by looking at the Market Maker's indicators of what these Levered stocks are implied to do, significant profit can be made over several months. They are not "Buy-and-Hold" stocks, but the timeline to hold one should certainly not exceed 3 months without extra data and continuing DD.
    Again, whenever buying an ETF, look at their top 10-20 holdings and evaluate each one of those (at least any over ~4% of their holdings). You are buying a bundle of companies which serve to diversify you within limits; but would you buy shares in most of their Top Ten if you had 10x the money to spend on such? As for (NYSEARCA:TNA), the direction of the Russel 2k has not been good consistently over the last Q, so it is probably nearly as dangerous to hold for even a week, as the Shorts are for overnight.
    15 Aug 2014, 08:16 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    @Crade
    And did you see how far down he fell on the basis of lack of diversification this week. Levered ETFs should always have stops put in if you are holding Long ETFs, and Day Trade the Shorts. (see my rant below starting "Not to be misunderstood...)"
    17 Aug 2014, 01:38 AM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    i'm not expecting to hold on to my rank for long in this wobbly Market, but I'll take my few good days. I'll be setting target prices for selling what I have, but not much new buying until I have time for some new research. Most of my stocks carry a projected 10-15% gain over 3 months with ~ 92% Odds of it, so some will certainly Tank. I just hope to make enough on the others to stay in the game.
    13 Aug 2014, 05:52 PM Reply Like
  • John Wilson
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    Don't ask me why, but I am looking for, (not necessarily predicting with 100% certainty) a market top around the 25th or 26th this month, - a 4 or 5% gain from here, which would be the top, then 25% down side after the Harry Dent and contratianadvisor point of view. Although I have concern that Treasuries may not be a safe haven this time. Weakness in Treasuries could even be the trigger of a decline.

     

    A S&P rally back to 2000 by the third week of the month would be something to really watch.
    14 Aug 2014, 09:12 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » CARL2014 WOULD YOU PLEASE STAND UP AND IDENTIFY YOURSELF :) I like to know who the investors are..

     

    Thanks !!
    15 Aug 2014, 12:33 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » I am looking to buy either an ETF or fund that is a value DGI fund. Does this even exist? If so I would appreciate some symbols to do my homework on

     

    Thanks !
    15 Aug 2014, 01:07 AM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    http://bit.ly/1oA1yPI
    15 Aug 2014, 07:14 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » JBT

     

    Thanks!
    15 Aug 2014, 08:51 PM Reply Like
  • crademan
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    Are Economic Analyst & John Wilson crazy or foxes for keeping most of their funds in cash that earns a risk free 3%?
    15 Aug 2014, 12:15 PM Reply Like
  • Ordinary Average Guy
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    I think that could prove to be a good strategy. Time will tell. Markets are ripe for a correction. I am watching the QE situation. I still think if QE does end it will only be temporarily, and that it will not be bullish for the markets but rather could set up a market correction.
    15 Aug 2014, 12:32 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    OAG
    I am of the opposite opinion as I show by being ~150% invested. Well chosen stocks can beat 3% annualized as long as you don't stay too long. That is why I have sell targets or time limits in my discipline. None will be held > 63 Market day (3 months).
    15 Aug 2014, 01:59 PM Reply Like
  • jhooper
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    " still think if QE does end it will only be temporarily,"

     

    That's a good question. Yellen has painted herself into a bit of a corner. As she tapers, the support for the risk-on scenario will weaken, but because the taper has occurred, the implication is because the economy is getting better. Ramping up QE too soon after it has been stopped may not be all that palatable for her, since it implies their assertions about the economy getting better were wrong.

     

    She may wait until next year before even hinting at more QE.
    15 Aug 2014, 06:23 PM Reply Like
  • Economic Analyst
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    With regard to inflation, the minutes noted that inflation has moved higher in recent months but is still running below the Fed’s target rate of 2%.

     

    The Fed has said it won’t consider raising interest rates until inflation hits a range of 1.7%-2% and the unemployment rate falls to 5.2%-5.6%. down from its current 6.1% level.

     

    http://fxn.ws/VGCPw4
    20 Aug 2014, 08:26 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    EA and jhooper
    If you can move this over to the other Blog (Chapter 77) I'll put my 2 coppers worth in.
    Since I have been having to do the family shopping of late, I have some pretty strong opinions about inflation. I hope to start my own "Inflation Basket Jan 1. In the meantime, I need to find out exactly what the Government puts in their "Basket, and where they are shopping to be able to claim such low inflation. Maybe they are shopping at Sam's Club!!!
    20 Aug 2014, 10:18 PM Reply Like
  • crademan
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    OldWarrior, Let's remember that Mark Twain said, "There are lies, damned lies, and statistics!"

     

    The government calculates inflation this way: http://1.usa.gov/MBqzEj
    21 Aug 2014, 12:14 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    My (NYSE:TRGP) sold at it's Target Price for a ~3% gain in 6 Market days. I had it on a tight leash because blockdesk.com gave it a lower credibility ratio than I like. ( below .9)
    15 Aug 2014, 04:12 PM Reply Like
  • crademan
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    OK, Interesting Times. To satisfy your curiosity, this is my virtual portfolio at the close of trade this week:

     

    (NYSEARCA:VPU) 55 89.64 91.66 5,041.30 2.25%
    (NYSEARCA:VNQ) 134 74.80 76.23 10,214.82 1.91%
    (NYSEARCA:VTI) 353 99.50 101.27 35,748.31 1.78%
    (NYSEARCA:BKF) 125 40.08 40.53 5,066.25 1.12%
    (NASDAQ:VXUS) 285 52.73 53.32 15,196.20 1.12%
    (NYSEARCA:BND) 182 81.98 82.48 15,011.36 0.62%
    (NASDAQ:BNDX) 97 51.55 51.85 5,029.45 0.58%
    (NYSEARCA:VDE) 36 139.92 138.46 4,984.56 -1.04%
    15 Aug 2014, 05:02 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » CRADE

     

    May I suggest looking into investing in a ETF? :)
    15 Aug 2014, 08:41 PM Reply Like
  • crademan
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    IT, your comment made me laugh! I bought my first individual stock shares in 2011. ETFs allow me to buy baskets of stocks or bonds that are more likely to produce good results for a novice investor like me. Or I could hire a dart throwing monkey. http://onforb.es/19ZfSop
    16 Aug 2014, 11:18 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Wonder what strategy the Dr has ?? Fill us in please...
    15 Aug 2014, 08:56 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » OW

     

    You want to be my Financial Advisor ??
    15 Aug 2014, 08:57 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    IT
    LOL 1 good week does not make me a genius. I will tell you that I get my advice from a really good CFA- Peter F. Way.
    His site is now open to retail investors. I have links to it at both of my Blogs.
    http://seekingalpha.co...
    is my Analysis page
    16 Aug 2014, 12:30 AM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Here's mine
    TKR QTY BOUGHT LAST $ GAIN/LOSS

     

    (NASDAQ:JAZZ) 200 139.20 148.10 29,620.00 6.39%
    (NYSE:SEMG) 100 77.94 82.59 8,259.00 5.97%
    (NASDAQ:ARII) 200 74.07 76.54 15,308.00 3.33%
    (NASDAQ:NFLX) 30 450.98 459.09 13,772.70 1.80%
    (NASDAQ:IPXL) 600 23.56 23.89 14,334.00 1.40%
    (NASDAQ:MDSO) 200 45.09 45.71 9,142.00 1.38%
    (NYSEARCA:IWP) 115 87.27 88.45 10,171.75 1.35%
    (NYSE:CHD) 100 66.60 67.29 6,729.00 1.04%
    (NYSE:COF) 150 78.85 79.30 11,895.00 0.57%
    (NYSE:RGA) 125 80.73 81.14 10,142.50 0.51%
    (NASDAQ:DXPE) 132 76.72 76.88 10,148.16 0.21%
    (NASDAQ:BWEN) 1,100 8.86 8.77 9,647.00 -1.02%

     

    BWEN is a position I sold out of my RL account, but It's my "Wild Card" in here.
    15 Aug 2014, 08:59 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » HERE YA GO !!

     

    SYMBOL, SHARES,BOUGHT, CURRENT, VALUE, GAIN/LOSS
    (NYSE:KO) 250 39.35 40.88 10,220.00 3.89%
    (NYSE:PM) 100 81.89 84.50 8,450.00 3.19%
    (PM) 125 79.46 81.78 10,222.50 2.92%
    (NYSE:O) 275 43.57 44.71 12,295.25 2.61%
    (NYSE:MAIN) 300 31.75 32.37 9,711.00 1.95%
    (NASDAQ:PSEC) 2,000 10.74 10.73 21,460.00 -0.05%
    (NYSE:CLX) 100 88.95 88.44 8,844.00 -0.57%
    (NASDAQ:FSC) 2,000 9.79 9.70 19,400.00 -0.87%
    15 Aug 2014, 10:15 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » RANKINGS !!

     

    My Rankings, Username, Cash Balance. Market Value, Initial Portfolio Value, Current Portfolio Value,Return

     

    1 MadcapLaughs -14,278.75 118,188.60 100,000.00 103,909.85 3.91%
    2 OldWarrior -45,366.00 149,169.11 100,000.00 103,803.11 3.80%
    3 cbowman 2,534.16 99,931.00 100,000.00 102,465.16 2.47%
    4 JohnBinTN 77.29 102,167.55 100,000.00 102,244.84 2.24%
    5 Interesting 998.11 100,602.75 100,000.00 101,600.86 1.60%
    6 crademan 4,929.00 96,292.25 100,000.00 101,221.25 1.22%
    7 User7 64.01 100,832.57 100,000.00 100,896.58 0.90%
    8 EconomicAnalyst 69,028.83 31,838.62 100,000.00 100,867.45 0.87%
    9 nocnurzfred 2,551.78 98,103.00 100,000.00 100,654.78 0.65%
    10 Carl2014 7,537.18 92,955.00 100,000.00 100,492.18 0.49%
    11 Cwinn 13,301.05 98,239.00 100,000.00 100,154.05 0.15%
    12 JohnWilson 91,001.20 9,130.00 100,000.00 100,131.20 0.13%
    13 kanwar99 38,539.16 161,142.00 100,000.00 99,679.16 -0.32%
    14 deercreekvols 28,215.42 70,860.00 100,000.00 99,075.42 -0.92%
    15 Aug 2014, 10:21 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Sold (NYSE:CLX) today for a small gain. Stock wasn't doing much in this run up so I thought I would move onto something else..
    18 Aug 2014, 01:09 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » After some due diligence I bought (NYSEARCA:TZA) for a short term trade. Sorry, I am not buying the economy is doing this good !
    18 Aug 2014, 02:21 PM Reply Like
  • John Wilson
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    IT
    Wait until the market peaks. See my apparently unnoticed comment right up above on Aug 14.

     

    Also, remember, Mondays are historically the strongest day of the week for the market. Best gains are on Mondays.
    18 Aug 2014, 02:52 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » That is why I shorted it today as a trade !!
    18 Aug 2014, 03:10 PM Reply Like
  • User 7415181
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    Sold (NYSEARCA:RUSS) today whilst at work for a pretty decent loss. I think about 11% on the 10000 I dedicated to the leveraged funds. I would have sold on 8/15, but didn't have a computer set up as we were still in the process of moving.

     

    Bought (NYSEARCA:YINN) with the remaining cash, using my original guidelines for these funds. I also set a limit order on it for a 10% gain (which I should have done with RUSS). If it doesn't hit that mark, I will sell or hold it on the last day of the month.

     

    At the rate I'm going at, I'm going to whittle that 10000 down to nothing in short order. Or hopefully the strategy will start working with some tweaking.
    18 Aug 2014, 04:30 PM Reply Like
  • Ordinary Average Guy
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    Sold (NYSEARCA:VAW) 90-shares @ 112.54 & sold (NYSEARCA:VDC) 90-shares @ 116.01. Both at the close. I had bought both of these on 8/4. VAW @ 109.20; & VDC @ 112.55. -madcap laughs
    18 Aug 2014, 04:37 PM Reply Like
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    Got impatient and sold (NYSEARCA:VDE) for a $45 loss. Bought 60 (NYSEARCA:BND) @ $82.31 and 25 (NYSEARCA:VTI) @ $102.08 with the funds. Yes, IT, more ETFs... at least until a tipster sells me on a hot stock. ;
    18 Aug 2014, 05:03 PM Reply Like
  • Ordinary Average Guy
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    Crade, I am in your camp with most of my holdings. I am still not smart enough to assemble a strong portfolio of stocks. For now, I will continue to use a large portion of ETF's in the challenge. I will still be watching others here along the way and maybe learn some things too.
    18 Aug 2014, 05:13 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » CRADE

     

    I will gladly give you a discount on my daily newsletter. Usually cost $9.95 daily !! But I am trying to get a hold of Eric Snowden so that he can break into our challenge and list both OW and Justin Giles portfolios !!
    19 Aug 2014, 09:32 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    LMAO
    I listed all mine, as well as the source.
    BlockDesk.com is open. You can buy the Daily Top Ten out of ~2500 Stocks and get 3 months worth of Tools to use to decide which to buy and do the desired tracking via the Tools. For a Primer on using the Tools, Look at my Blog at http://seekingalpha.co...
    I'll even discuss my Blogs on SKYPE with anyone interested in "Training Wheels". Essentially I explain how to pick the top 4-6 from each list of Ten. You don't need to show me your screen or Video, I'll show you my screen as I talk you through it.

     

    Tomorrow's Futures are down a bit late tonight, so it will be interesting to see if Justin's stocks hold up in a minor retreat. 2 of mine hit their Sell Targets today so I banked about half of my Gains. If we hit a down day, I'll use that to buy Dips on stocks that are still favored by the Market Makers. I AM going to put a Stop in on my (NASDAQ:BWEN) as it is vulnerable. I have no MM Data on it, I just bought it because I made a lot on it in RL and it had dipped again. It's really a gamble, while the rest have good Data backing them.
    19 Aug 2014, 11:38 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Hopefully Justin Giles will let us know what his portfolio is !!
    18 Aug 2014, 05:23 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    (NASDAQ:ARII) and (NASDAQ:JAZZ) sold at PT today ARII @ 80.96, JAZZ@158.04. JAZZ has since fallen to <154 after hours. I may pick up more of it on a dip around $150.
    I've now sold all of my accounts that put me in Margin, so have about 110K to spend on any pullback. There should be at least 1 day this week when people start taking profits.
    19 Aug 2014, 05:33 PM Reply Like
  • crademan
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    Bought 68 (NYSE:PWR) @ $35.29. S&P Analysts gave it five stars, and Thompson Reuters Stock Reports rated it a ten. Let's see whether whether their strong buy recommendation signals a winner.
    19 Aug 2014, 07:39 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » SOLD my trade gamble quickly (NYSEARCA:TZA). How foolish of me to think anything will go wrong in the markets on Janet's first trip to the hole !!
    19 Aug 2014, 09:22 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    IT
    In retrospect, that TZA may be good tomorrow (8/20).
    I may buy some at open if I can get up that early.
    I locked in 9.15% gain on the (NASDAQ:ARII), and 13.46% on the (NASDAQ:JAZZ). Not bad in under 2 weeks. Ony 2.81% on the (NYSE:TRGP) but that was in only 7 calendar days. I'll take that annualized any day. My math isn't great this late with the Meds, but that's like 146% unless I'm wrong.
    20 Aug 2014, 12:33 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » OW

     

    I already put the trade in. You read my mind. This can't keep going straight up can it ??
    20 Aug 2014, 01:52 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » OW

     

    Have to wait until tomorrow on (NYSEARCA:TZA). But I do feel a dip coming :)
    20 Aug 2014, 04:16 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Still early in the evening, but the futures are up so far tonight for tomorrow. Keep that TZA powder Dry; but I wouldn't load quite yet.
    I don't think that the Challenge allows for "After Hours" Trading, but that is when to buy those Tr Shorts in RL. They usually open within 20 cents or so of the Day High, ex Market Crash. (not a minor weekly profit taking like early today).
    20 Aug 2014, 08:12 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » OW

     

    I shot that load already. Will ride it out for a few days . This has to drop one day !!
    20 Aug 2014, 11:59 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » CRADE

     

    Get away from me. Check out the overall standings !!
    20 Aug 2014, 01:27 PM Reply Like
  • crademan
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    IT, Three weeks doesn't mean much. Let's wait and see where we are after three months. With 25% invested in bond ETFs I could fall far behind the rest of you. I ought to hold a 50%/50% bond to equity ratio for safety but I'm living dangerously because this is only a game. ; )
    20 Aug 2014, 01:36 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Still, get away :)

     

    If you look at my portfolio I am trying to be heavier on a dividend stream, which I would like to see when I retire. I have no pension and cannot work due to a car accident.

     

    Also I plan on making this an ongoing challenge as long as participants want it. We might have some drop out, and newbies enter. But one year isn't long enough for people to learn and try things imo..

     

    But get away !!
    20 Aug 2014, 01:40 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Come on, where are those Monthly dividends? Crademan is within a $100 bucks !!

     

    This is like watching paint dry !!

     

    Meanwhile those entrepreneurs from down south are making a run at OW !!

     

    Bonnie and Clyde >>
    20 Aug 2014, 04:15 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Heh I've been really wishing I could see what trades keep bringing people up to me, and sometimes past me, only to fall away again.
    It's the Slow Creepers like C. and John B. that are going to eventually pound me into dust.
    20 Aug 2014, 08:18 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    I'm expecting to lose some ground before my latest trades catch some momentum. To replace the 3 I sold, I bought (NASDAQ:BIIB), (NYSE:ETE) and (NASDAQ:NEOG). I also added (NYSEARCA:XBI) later today. All these have been selected from the above mentioned list in my Blog.
    20 Aug 2014, 03:11 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Well my (NYSEARCA:TZA) GAMBLE isn't looking so good right now. Smart move on my part with Janet speaking tomorrow..Idiot
    21 Aug 2014, 08:12 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » I just added some (NYSEARCA:NUGT) as the bleeding has to eventually stop !
    21 Aug 2014, 12:36 PM Reply Like
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    You've said that before... ;)
    21 Aug 2014, 12:57 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    As my favorite Thoracic Surgeon always said "All bleeding stops eventually!"
    21 Aug 2014, 01:59 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » JBT

     

    Even a broken clock is right 2x a day ! :) lol

     

    Small position, but I do have the blood infusion already set up. Just in case !!
    21 Aug 2014, 02:10 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » OW

     

    But I hope I am still kicking when it does. My plan was to short the market with a small position (NYSEARCA:TZA) and when gold fell to around $1275 I opened an additional small position in (NYSEARCA:NUGT).

     

    So if we do get a small correction I have leverage.

     

    Now where are the band aides??
    21 Aug 2014, 02:15 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » JBT

     

    I am happy to report that my (NYSEARCA:NUGT) trade made me a killing ($20)...Now I am set up for the Janet screw up tomorrow and cash in on (NYSEARCA:TZA).

     

    See, I have it all figured out. Then my dividend plays , which pay monthly, kick in next week !!

     

    I might as well write that newsletter..
    21 Aug 2014, 04:50 PM Reply Like
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    I am going to follow my own advice, and try to buy 100 shares of NUGT after Hours tonight at Schwab (Limit 42.85), with the intention of selling out at ~47 or at ~2 Eastern Friday, whichever comes first.
    21 Aug 2014, 07:54 PM Reply Like
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    Raised my bid to 42.88 and got picked up. My minimum sell price is 44.71, but set a sell at 46.95.
    Set a Buy for NUGT at open in our Challenge, which I will hold until Gold breaks 1300 again. I sold my 1100 (NASDAQ:BWEN) today for a 2.4% gain. Again, my BWEN was not in my Study List, so I didn't want to pollute my study by it being an "Outlier" compared to the S&P Metric.
    21 Aug 2014, 08:09 PM Reply Like
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    Technically, it's "a stopped clock is correct twice per day". "Broken" could mean running slow/fast, etc.
    22 Aug 2014, 01:30 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » JBT

     

    In NY if your "Broken" you ain't moving :)
    22 Aug 2014, 11:25 AM Reply Like
  • crademan
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    I looked at Justin's DSS http://yhoo.it/XDatEZ;range=2y

     

    Is that what is sometimes called a "penny" stock?
    21 Aug 2014, 01:05 PM Reply Like
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    @Crade
    Fits the description exactly. Notice the "Pump and Dump" on it's chart back in late 2013.
    PE of 65. At least it does actually make some money.
    I dabbled in Penny Stocks a few years ago, and still get spam from those scams.
    While I made great money on Nokia when it was under $3, that was an exception to my trading. I rarely buy any stock under $5 unless there is some powerful motivator. In Nokia's case, they had a massive contract with (NASDAQ:MSFT) to develop Windows phones. Once that ended by MSFT buying their phone division, I got out at >$6 and never looked back.
    21 Aug 2014, 02:09 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Yup...

     

    You can make a mint or go broke ... Most are pure gambles.
    21 Aug 2014, 02:12 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    As so aptly demonstrated by Justin's meteroric rise, followed by an equally fast decline. It may "pendulum" some, but if you stay in long, eventually you will make little. The trick is to set a target sell price that is achievable, then get out. Here is where "Hogs get Slaughtered".
    21 Aug 2014, 07:50 PM Reply Like
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    Also adding more (NYSE:CBI) to my RL Portfolio (Only adding 100 to my 300) because of this. (I can't add it to my Challenge unless it appears in one of Peter's articles in order to maintain my Study Parameters. If my NUGT pans out, I will have to account for that, but I just can't pass up putting my "phony" money where my mouth is). Along those lines, I CAN buy (NASDAQ:CHTR), as it is in my study in my Analysis Blog.

     

    OMAHA, Neb. (NYSE:AP) In a story Aug. 14 about changes to Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio, The Associated Press reported erroneously the company had reduced its stake in engineering and construction firm Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. by 1.1 million shares. Berkshire Hathaway has increased its position in Chicago Bridge & Iron by 1.2 million shares.

     

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. filed an update on its portfolio with the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday.
    Berkshire said it owned 2.3 million shares of cable television provider Charter, which is based in Stamford, Connecticut, at the end of June.
    Many investors like to copy Buffett's moves because of his remarkably successful record. But Berkshire's combined filing includes investments made by two other executives at the company, so it's not always clear whether Buffett made the decisions.
    Berkshire officials don't routinely comment on these quarterly stock filings, and they didn't immediately respond to a request Thursday.
    Buffett has said investments smaller than $300 million are likely to be the work of Berkshire's investment managers.
    During the second quarter, Berkshire added to its holdings in General Motors Co., VeriSign Inc., USG Corp., Visa Inc., Suncor Energy Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and IBM Corp.
    The nearly 13 million shares of VeriSign that Berkshire now owns gave Buffett's firm ownership of just over 10 percent of the company that manages the databases that house ".com" domain names.
    Berkshire increased its stake in engineering and construction firm Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. by 1.2 million shares. Berkshire held 10.7 million shares at the end of June.

     

    Gee it must be nice to be able to tell your employees that $300M is "Pocket Change" that they can invest any old way they want. Of course, if they take a beating on their investments, Berk takes them to some 3rd world country, and gives them a "BEATING" <WEG>.
    Seriously, he knows he is getting old, so the people he is letting use money are the ones who may well be competing for his chair in a few years, so they best do well. It's a VERY big chair!
    21 Aug 2014, 08:49 PM Reply Like
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    I couldn't get my Buy price on my CBI today. I was expecting Yellen to kill the Market and me get the CBI on the Cheap, but no such luck. Market essentially Flat, and Gold wound up only up about 60 cents from yesterday, which is down from Open at 1276 even atm; which stopped my NUGT from making it worth the risk of holding it over a weekend. (I am holding it in my Challenge Portfolio over the weekend, but that doesn't count)
    22 Aug 2014, 06:27 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Market Futures are up for Friday, as is Gold Gold hit $1280 up >$4 by midnight Eastern.
    22 Aug 2014, 12:11 AM Reply Like
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    Dr Ken, what is your market short vehicle of choice?

     

    Markets have recovered from the recent weeks of profit taking and sell down, to make new highs today. There may be some follow through tomorrow, but Monday 8/25 I would expect new highs again in new high territory. Tuesday, maybe trade again at Monday's level, then watch for downside action after Tuesday??

     

    Its now seven years from the 2007 high which was 7 years from the 2000 high. Nice symmetry
    22 Aug 2014, 12:22 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » JW

     

    Me thinks the Dr has abandoned ship !!
    22 Aug 2014, 01:04 PM Reply Like
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    I did add 660sh of (NASDAQ:UGLD) @ 14.66 & 1,740sh of (NYSEMKT:SAND) at 5.74 yesterday. -The madcap laughs
    22 Aug 2014, 10:45 AM Reply Like
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    Funny, I'm now #7/722 on the Dollar Challenge but only #8/15 for ITC2. Tough crowd!
    22 Aug 2014, 12:59 PM Reply Like
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    LOL EA
    I should mirror my buys in the Dollar challenge to what I do here.
    22 Aug 2014, 06:29 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » I made some radical changes to my portfolio.. I sold (NYSEARCA:TZA) for a loss, sold (NYSEARCA:NUGT) for a small gain... Then rolled it all over and bought 1700 shares of (NASDAQ:PSEC) which goes ex dividend next week !!

     

    Going for that retirement dividend stream.. The *IT FIB* made the recommendation. It also put out a message to JBT to not be upset at his wife kicking his butt !!
    22 Aug 2014, 01:03 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Trade chart news (NYSE:KO)
    250 39.35 41.35 10,337.50 5.08%
    Trade chart news (NYSE:PG)
    125 79.46 83.42 10,427.50 4.98%
    Trade chart news (NYSE:O)
    275 43.57 45.18 12,424.50 3.69%
    Trade chart news (NYSE:PM)
    100 81.89 84.50 8,450.00 3.19%
    Trade chart news (NASDAQ:PSEC)
    3,740 10.82 10.89 40,728.60 0.64%
    Trade chart news (NASDAQ:FSC)
    2,000 9.79 9.72 19,440.00 -0.66%

     

    So as everyone can see I have close to 60% in BDC'S that pay a monthly dividend.. Tortuous approach, at least for today :)
    22 Aug 2014, 01:21 PM Reply Like
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    My portfolio at end of trade today

     

    VPU 55 89.64 92.83 5,105.38 3.55%
    VTI 378 99.67 103.01 38,937.78 3.35%
    VNQ 134 74.80 76.75 10,284.50 2.61%
    PWR 68 35.29 36.20 2,461.60 2.58%
    BKF 125 40.08 40.80 5,100.00 1.80%
    VXUS 285 52.73 53.61 15,278.85 1.67%
    BNDX 97 51.55 51.98 5,042.06 0.83%
    BND 242 82.06 82.27 19,909.34 0.26%
    22 Aug 2014, 06:29 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » END OF WEEK STANDINGS !!

     

    My Rankings, Username, Cash Balance, Market Value, Initial Portfolio Value, Current Portfolio Value, Return

     

    1 OldWarrior -62,044.73 169,065.62 100,000.00 107,020.89 7.02%
    2 cbowman -395.07 105,778.40 100,000.00 105,383.33 5.38%
    3 JohnBinTN 77.36 103,575.85 100,000.00 103,653.21 3.65%
    4 MadcapLaughs -13,403.02 116,117.20 100,000.00 102,714.18 2.71%
    5 crademan 12.79 102,119.51 100,000.00 102,132.30 2.13%
    6 Interesting 60.67 101,760.90 100,000.00 101,821.57 1.82%
    7 User7 35.19 101,753.69 100,000.00 101,788.88 1.79%
    8 Carl2014 7,541.52 94,218.00 100,000.00 101,759.52 1.76%
    9 justin 17,799.96 83,840.50 100,000.00 101,640.46 1.64%
    10 EconomicAnalyst 29,150.08 72,440.39 100,000.00 101,590.47 1.59%
    11 Cwinn 13,308.68 99,011.00 100,000.00 100,569.68 0.57%
    12 JohnWilson 91,053.56 9,085.00 100,000.00 100,138.56 0.14%
    13 nocnurzfred -6,090.85 105,234.00 100,000.00 99,143.15 -0.86%
    14 deercreekvols 39,242.12 59,080.50 100,000.00 98,322.62 -1.68%
    15 kanwar99 9,054.16 192,596.00 100,000.00 92,100.16 -7.90
    22 Aug 2014, 09:17 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » MOVING ON WEEKEND WARRIORS !!

     

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    22 Aug 2014, 09:21 PM Reply Like
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  • Mondays are now themed pass over ...explain why you would pass over a certain stock or sector. Should be interesting. Join us !!
    Jun 22, 2015
  • http://seekingalpha.com/p/269b8 Dramatic and explosive posts pertaining to the Swiss pegging issue and what it means to all of us. Must read!
    Jan 20, 2015
  • http://seekingalpha.com/p/24ky5 Oil, China, Russia, Pm's, stocks. The mock challenge standings starting the week. Going to be a quiet one ??
    Dec 22, 2014
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