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Kevin M. O'Brien
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Options trader full-time, author, owner of, a subscription-based service. Born in Chicago. Follow many stocks in the tech, financial, and agricultural sectors. Trade daily with a 5 Technical Indicator Strategy I developed. Also trade debit spreads, strangles, and also hold... More
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  • jonlien
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    Thanks for the updated list. I was missing some of the alternate stocks. I see that you no longer have VFC as your main stocks. What is your ratio of trades made with the main stocks versus the alternate stocks?


    Currently, I am giving all these stocks equal treatment. Do you just keep your primary focus on the main stocks and check the alternate stocks once in a while?


    17 Feb 2012, 11:55 PM Reply Like
  • Kevin M. O'Brien
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    Author’s reply » I have the focus on the main stocks, and will use the others as secondary ones, but there will be great opportunities that come along, along with costing much less.
    18 Feb 2012, 12:33 PM Reply Like
  • Tahir
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    Hi Kevin. I see that ISRG and CAT are no longer on your list. Do you still update your Instablog whenever you add or remove from your list, as you have in the past?
    20 Feb 2012, 12:17 PM Reply Like
  • Kevin M. O'Brien
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    Author’s reply » ISRG is out, as liquidity is horrible now and so is the spread... I will update this. I still use CAT occasionally, but opportunities are scarce.
    20 Feb 2012, 02:11 PM Reply Like
  • stiles
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    Any thoughts on CRM for Friday? Looking to go long based on opening or short it if it drops for a day trade.
    24 Feb 2012, 07:41 AM Reply Like
  • Kevin M. O'Brien
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    Author’s reply » I would stay away from CRM Friday.
    24 Feb 2012, 08:38 AM Reply Like
  • stiles
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    I did and glad of it, but really gave up a large gain by not being long the day before earnings announcement. Just afraid of the technicals of the stock.


    Still long on Wynn and CF.
    Initiated two trades yesterday:


    XLE June 75 calls
    Kodiak Oil & Gas KOG June 10 calls. Earnings are next week and looks very positive.


    Any additional trades for us to consider next week?


    25 Feb 2012, 09:35 AM Reply Like
  • Kevin M. O'Brien
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    Author’s reply » I'm hoping to get some articles out this weekend, and throughout next week. WYNN is looking good here and I think CF may finally break $200/share.
    25 Feb 2012, 11:14 AM Reply Like
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