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  • Will Erlandson
    $FB running on a nay-saying rally. Long.
    5/30/13
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      • Will Erlandson
        Raised cash for selling $FB puts by exiting my $LF position. 17% gain in 1 month (8.40>9.90 including the covered calls).
        5/24/13
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        • Will Erlandson: And bought those back 2 days ago for $.04. It's not my intent to be late in reporting the trade, but I'm transitioning to a full time job...
          6/28/13
        • Will Erlandson: 47-26 = a current cost basis of 21; sold next week's 25's against my JUL 25s. Sucking out the vol again will mean playing with the house's $
          6/28/13
          • Will Erlandson
            Sold JUL 10 calls against my $LF yesterday afternoon for $.50. Reduced cost basis from 8.40 to 7.90.
            5/23/13
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            • Will Erlandson: I didn't like to see it give up most of the prior day's candle, but that was a large move over a short period so a little cyclicality is ok.
              5/23/13
              • Will Erlandson
                $LF pulls an $LF; beats, but sandbags guidance so that they can beat again next time.
                5/2/13
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                • Will Erlandson: Held. No premium to be had in selling options, and it's at the low end of the recent range. My assumption from here is up.
                  5/3/13
                • yongshuai: I'll wait, it's too soon to jump ship
                  5/3/13
                  • Will Erlandson
                    $LF Closed my eyes and added a 15% stake to my LF position @ 8.62.
                    5/1/13
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                    • yongshuai: little disappoint at myself buy in yesterday, oh well...
                      5/1/13
                      • Will Erlandson
                        $LF Best guess on the selloff today is traders looking to avoid the dip that happend after last earnings. My strategy: Close eyes, hold on.
                        5/1/13
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                        • yongshuai: same here, good luck :)
                          5/1/13
                          • Will Erlandson
                            $LF holding above 89 day MA at 8.70. Added as planned, fill at 8.82. If we remain above that average, expect earnings ramp to continue.
                            4/26/13
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                              • Will Erlandson
                                As predicted, $LF moved above the 89 day MA; up 12% since Monday's buy. Will add above 8.70 tomorrow afternoon ahead of earnings on May 2.
                                4/25/13
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                                  • Will Erlandson
                                    $APP options illiquid and wide, but since I wouldn't mind owning the stock at a likely discount, sold AUG 2.5 Puts for $.65.
                                    4/25/13
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                                    • Will Erlandson: This was a couple weeks ago when I was off SA, I normally wouldnt mention an older trade, but it could be made at a better price here.
                                      4/25/13
                                      • Will Erlandson
                                        The 4.75% upmove in $LF today is likely to see a continuation tomorrow. More importantly, we're a dime away from the 89 day MA.
                                        4/24/13
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                                        • Will Erlandson: 2 consecutive closes above that level and I'll look to add to the position I initiated on Monday at $8.
                                          4/24/13
                                        • Ocean Man: Another 4% today - nice move.
                                          4/25/13
                                          • Will Erlandson
                                            On MAR 4 I said I'd look to re-enter $LF in the 7 handle. Taking $MAT as a tell, I put an order in for 1/3 of a position @ 8.
                                            4/19/13
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                                              • Will Erlandson
                                                Well that was a pleasant surprise. My platform didn't have $APP scheduled to report until 3/13. $.04 actual vs. $-.02 estimated.
                                                3/4/13
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                                                • Will Erlandson: EPS up 119% YoY, revenue reported 173m vs. 172m estimated.
                                                  3/4/13
                                                • Ocean Man: Up 15% AH!
                                                  3/4/13
                                                  • Will Erlandson
                                                    Closing order in for my $LF for a small gain (thank you short calls). Stock has remained below the 89 day, and I can better use the $.
                                                    3/4/13
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                                                    • Will Erlandson: Would look to re-enter if it hits the 7 range or closes above the 89 day MA.
                                                      3/4/13
                                                      • Will Erlandson
                                                        89 day MA on $LF is 8.69. A close below could be bearish for the stock. My amateur best guess for a next support level is 8.51.
                                                        2/21/13
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                                                        • Will Erlandson: Clarification on my position: Full position, with about 75% of shares hedged through different short calls.
                                                          2/21/13
                                                        • Will Erlandson: Sold 1/3 of the position today to rebalance other accounts. Remaining position is covered by calls.
                                                          2/28/13
                                                          • Will Erlandson
                                                            Biggest loss of the day was a fat finger trade on $HLF earnings. Always confirm before sending...
                                                            2/20/13
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                                                              • Will Erlandson
                                                                Went long $PNRA MAR 155 calls today. $155 has been a great trampoline for a bounce up to $165 over the last 2 quarters.
                                                                2/20/13
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                                                                • Ocean Man: Nice job Will.
                                                                  3/6/13
                                                                • Will Erlandson: Thanks guys. I did well on the trade, but left a lot on the table this time by spooking myself out early. Live & learn.
                                                                  3/6/13
                                                                  • Will Erlandson
                                                                    Added to $LF today at 8.75, and rolled some of my short calls to 7.50 just in case. 89 day MA held up again; bounce likely.
                                                                    2/20/13
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                                                                    • Will Erlandson: However, it's been making a series of lower highs lately, which is why I wanted the extra protection just in case.
                                                                      2/20/13
                                                                      • Will Erlandson
                                                                        Sold 40% of my $LF position. Got a little outsized the day after earnings.
                                                                        2/11/13
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                                                                        • Will Erlandson: Had a few buys of this stock since last fall. Net cost basis 8.26, out at 9.13 on this block. Hoped for more out of earnings, still bullish.
                                                                          2/11/13
                                                                        • Will Erlandson: Adding back with covered stock today, selling JUN 10 calls. Net cost basis 8.30. Not an ideal covered stock, but enough to be worth it.
                                                                          2/13/13
                                                                          • Will Erlandson
                                                                            Any reason for the $FSLR 6% rise? I'm liking it, but considering reducing my position here. Long JUN 30/35 call spreads.
                                                                            2/11/13
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                                                                            • Will Erlandson: Also, may I ask where you found that? I checked the stock's page on my broker's site, Google Finance, and SA. No headlines when I checked.
                                                                              2/11/13
                                                                            • Perkins Cove: I subscribe to Briefing.com. (Live In Play, $300 per year) More info than standard Briefing.com found @ Yahoo.
                                                                              2/11/13
                                                                              • Will Erlandson
                                                                                I'm not a technician, but the 89 day MA in $LF that was resistance in NOV 2011 has been great support for the last month. $8.68.
                                                                                2/7/13
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                                                                                • Will Erlandson: Possible bull/bear level to watch for those that use it. I'm like Fox Mulder when it comes to TA - I want to believe.
                                                                                  2/7/13
                                                                                • vermithrax: I haven't looked at the charts in a while but yeah - it seems to bounce off that level quite a bit lately.
                                                                                  2/8/13