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  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    Whooee!

    Had to scramble this morning at the open. (LUV) profits TRIPLE in first quarter. Bought in my CALLs that I had open for $43.50s that expire tomorrow. LUV up .60 at the open.
    Apr 23, 2015. 09:35 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    "The Financialist" by Credit Suisse has very credible and high quality material rating by yours truly but they are not a daily source of information.

    Others I rely on are "Advisor Perspectives" and "Global Economic Intersection". I read both cover to cover daily.

    I actually use other foreign based info sources as well as I find that what ever pap we are fed from American based "news media" is at the very least slanted and more likely disingenuous and intended to mislead the American public.

    Der Spiegel and The Guardian as well as the Market Oracle Newsletter (trying this one out.)

    WT
    Apr 23, 2015. 09:28 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    >Maya-

    Re: (MEMP)

    Would I be correct in assuming that a public offering of that size would affect the distribution rate negatively?

    WT
    Apr 22, 2015. 03:33 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    One site that may not be cutting edge but that I believe is credible is:
    The American Association of Individual Investors (AAII). I have been a "LIFE" member since 1987 and a regular member before that. I will research as to whether or not they may have written a piece on information sources. They did a recent one on investing websites that I will research and get back to the QC.

    WT

    edit:

    OK- AAII did a report on the most comprehensive sites in 2011-

    Here's the link. May not be EXACTLY what we are looking for but a good start'

    http://bit.ly/1DiSmSt
    Apr 22, 2015. 03:27 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    Black hole...Mises is the right quote-

    WT
    Apr 22, 2015. 03:14 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    >FPA-

    Hype vs valid information

    A great thought-

    Kind of like a Consumer Reports page for media hype-

    The sites that really bug me are those that only give the 'sound bytes' of the story and do away with anything that may diminish the alarm ratio of the post they wrote. True yellow journalism.

    Some outfit like "Slate" might have something.

    WT
    Apr 22, 2015. 11:50 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    >Mark-

    Re: (KO)
    Thanks-
    Very good points. I look at all the data I can find on a hot topic and then try to filter out the media hype and hyperbole, then draw my conclusions/opinions. Just my suspicious way I suppose. It has served me well though.

    Looking to see who is benefiting from what the articles say reveals a lot, even if it's only purpose is peddling website hits.

    WT
    Apr 22, 2015. 11:04 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    Following the theme on global liquidity, this from John Mauldin.

    He usually is just telling where he is going etc. but this piece fits right in with our subject matter. I got quite a bit out of it so maybe you will find something worthwhile as well.

    http://bit.ly/1yS9d2d

    WT
    Apr 22, 2015. 09:40 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator January 1, 2015 To ?? [View instapost]
    >DG-

    Thanks-

    Good article with many interesting ideas.

    WT
    Apr 21, 2015. 08:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    >HTL-

    Thanks-

    Very worthwhile reads.

    WT
    Apr 21, 2015. 08:22 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    FWIW-

    Re:(LUV)

    I have a full position in (LUV) against which I have CALLs written as describer above. There is a fair chance that the stock will be called on or before Friday. Would be OK with me as I feel the stock is dangerously close to being in overbought territory right now.

    My trigger for overbought would be a close over $43.30.

    Keep an eye out for a Shooting Candle pattern that would heavily support the theses.

    Be careful out there-

    WT
    Apr 21, 2015. 06:08 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    >Maya-

    Re:(GILD) Was a dandy run-up.

    I don't have it in my trading account anymore. I let it go on the last run-up where my short CALLs were called- Nice profit on both ends there.

    We do have a full position in my wife's IRA tho. Will write CALLs on that before the retrace.

    WT
    Apr 21, 2015. 05:24 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    >MJ-

    " Seems to me that this is what HFTs do everyday -- and this is a surprise?!"

    Must be considered "Bad Form" at least as far as the British are concerned as he probably wasn't an official HFT!
    Apr 21, 2015. 01:55 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    Re: (BIOD)

    I DID read the volume incorrectly- Wrong column-

    Current volume @13:45 is 739,000.

    90 Day volume is 328,547 while the ten day is 706,904 so interest has certainly shot up this month.

    WT
    Apr 21, 2015. 01:49 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    >LT-

    "I still think it is a buy with at least a double or triple easy"

    I like the way you think!


    WT
    Apr 21, 2015. 01:22 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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