Seeking Alpha
  • anonymous#12
    ORCL, JBL....more earning misses coming, warnings too.
    12/20/11
    Reply (27)
    • campusglass: I hope. My stomachs in my throat from today
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    • anonymous#12: Put tight stops on your shorts. I lost today, but this month has been one of the best of my life.
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    • campusglass: I shudve. I didnt. Now i dont have much of a choice but to hold em and hope they workout. Down to the point that if i sell im out of mkt
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    • campusglass: small money sucks losing 20% makes me to small to trade at all.
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    • campusglass: then again. I lose under2 gs. Most ppl here can make or lose that in an hour.
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    • dak269: Chasing me out of ATML in a hurry, that's for sure. Fidelity likes that! :P
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    • John Rayhall: I dunno I still after 6 years of trading my own portfolio am still more comfortable being long it's easier to manage and you know your
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    • Youngone91: learn to cut your losses better
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    • John Rayhall: stock can only go to 0. Also I guess it suits my personality as I am a glass half full kinda person. mkt is going to sell off again u know
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    • John Rayhall: that stick with your convictions.
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    • campusglass: Thanks youngone GREAT ADVICE. fucking monday morning quarterback over here. Sorry im grumpy.
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    • campusglass: Actually tahnks to all of you. the ppl on here taught me alot. And make losing less miserable.
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    • campusglass: as a sub 5k portfolio its more to learn, but itd be nice to be a winner too.
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    • John Rayhall: Gotta start somewhere. When I was in college I def did not have any money saved to trade so kudos to you! :)
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    • Youngone91: haha sorry dude i got burned a little by tvix too, bought in at 43 had to sell at 39
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    • JCH57: You should see some of the bad calls I've made this year. But so far riding them out has made me money, selling early has lost money.
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    • JCH57: The trick is to know when to ride it out, and when to eat the loss and move on. That just comes from time and hard knocks.
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    • Josh Krause: Selling early has lost me more money than I can rightly think about without crying inside. Holding my puts through this BS rally.
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    • campusglass: Im trying to close my eyes and let the mkt do its thing. Might sleep late tomorrow. Give my head time to clear start trading at noon or
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    • campusglass: something. losing 20% in like 30 hours is killing me.
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    • campusglass: I know that my money seems small, but the idea of NOT BEING ABLE SEV TRADE is my biggest fear.
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    • campusglass: I love the mkt, love following it, and would hate to do an IQ7 and capitulate
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    • John Rayhall: Did you have any hedges or you were all short?
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    • JCH57: Drinking heavily helps a lot.
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    • brownlee30: The bottle of Grey Goose or kettle one will be tipped at my house tonight..
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    • diepwjulius: At least you guys trade, I'm a buy and hold pussy. 6% year for me (div/distributions), nothing but junk bonds and pipelines.
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    • diepwjulius: Flat on cap. gains b/c of garbage like TEVA and GLW (down HUGE on both)
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