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  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    >Mercy-

    Re:(NE)

    Well done! I sold mine too early but still had a gain. (MRO) appears to be brightening a little- May add some more on Tuesday.

    FWIW- (RAX) beaten up pretty badly recently but one of my tech triggers dinged and I am looking at a buy should the pps move above $44 with any kind of volume. It's currently just under $43 and the 250 is at $45. Could become interesting on very short notice.

    I also like (LUV) and (DAL) with (AAL) also in the picture. I am long a heavy trading position in (LUV) right now.

    I Hope everyone has a safe weekend. Watch out for that other driver!

    WT
    May 22, 2015. 09:13 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    >D-inv-

    Re: (LUV)

    Seems like the invest community is concerned about competition driving down profit across the whole air patch.
    Since when did competition have that kind of effect on prices across the board?

    LUV is one of a very few long term holdings for me.
    Think I will join you in adding a bit.

    WT
    May 22, 2015. 02:45 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    >dapizz-

    Re trading practices-

    I saw Mercy's comment in response to your question and just now am able to answer. I was 8 time zones out of my normal zone and just now got off an airplane after a 5 hour redeye. I'm waiting for my next flights in LAX.

    I control five tax deferred accounts that are more investing than trading. I frequently buy for longer times, often income producers and write covered calls on them. I also write covered called on stocks I will not be holding for more than a few days.

    For my trading account I am sensitive to taxes although not in all that high a bracket. In this account I write naked calls and puts and sell short a good part of the time. I feel traders miss out by watching a stock drop when they knew it would and not be short on it. I also do currency trading but it's mostly arbitrage- Using very large amounts of money to obtain a small profit.

    I am a trader by nature and do not hesitate to do a scalp on a one hour (or less) holding. Mainly I look for certain patterns to look for opportunities for a swing trade which can be a couple of hours or a couple of months. I really find long term investing a somewhat boring and low producing effort but that is my nature. I do this stuff because it is stimulating- Oh yeah, making money is an added plus.

    Hopes this answers some questions.

    WT
    May 21, 2015. 10:49 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    >DG-

    I'm pretty sure your comment didn't show up.
    I don't see it!

    Yuck, yuck!

    WT
    May 18, 2015. 08:00 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    >Maya-
    There is nothing worse than losing a child still in youth. My thoughts are with you and your friend at this time of loss.

    WT
    May 15, 2015. 12:53 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    Aw gee, Maya- I was just getting used to having those (WRES) stock certificates around. I might feel guilty if they went to $6 and I wanted to sell my old friends. I might miss them-

    LOL!

    WT
    May 14, 2015. 05:37 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    This is an interesting read from the Richmond fed dealing with a comparison between Greece and Germany economic situations and how they got there- where do they go from here.

    Conclusions are drawn so that even an economic Neander like me could get something out of it. Nice job by the Richmond fed's guy Robert Hetzel.

    Not a quick read but extremely thought provoking and I feel that it is probably accurate without hyperbole. It is done as a 'white paper'.

    http://bit.ly/1RtbTcw

    Enjoy-

    WT
    May 10, 2015. 10:52 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    >Mark-

    "...consumption supply and demand..."

    Mark! That's heresy-
    Manipulation and flash trades is the name of the game here!

    LOL!

    WT
    May 9, 2015. 12:34 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    >FPA-

    Yeah, Rattie-

    Maybe a couple more nice juicy wars will do it-

    WT
    May 8, 2015. 01:48 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    >Mark-

    Re: Birth-death model-

    There must be some way we can convince workers to die more rapidly-

    WT
    May 8, 2015. 01:18 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    Hat tip to Mark on his posting of exit of euro vehicles in the last couple of weeks. I looked at what he posted and similarly vacated the hedged investments at least for the present.

    Euro was about $1.05 and now touching $1.14- quite a jump in a short period. Got out of the trades in one piece.

    WT
    May 6, 2015. 03:37 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    Re:(REED)

    Bailed out at $5.71 with a basis of $5.04 - 1 day.

    WT
    May 6, 2015. 01:59 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    (REED) with a big hop up today. I can't access news right now. Sounds like an analyst upgrade or Maya's good buddy Cramer 'Like'.

    LOL!

    WT
    May 6, 2015. 12:33 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    >Maya-

    I'm thinking your take is on point.

    I struggle to find a business model that makes serious money for the company or has the potential to do so. I made a few bucks trading with it on the short side for two scalps but I just don't see it as a long term investment.

    WT
    May 5, 2015. 08:11 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #280, April 16, 2015 [View instapost]
    Taking a look at (TWTR) but my crystal ball says stay clear for a while. Still a heavy downdraft in momo with any upside volume disappearing quickly.

    Hanging on with (MRO) even tho dn 3+% on 9.3Million shares- That's a lot!

    (MEMP), NE) and (STO) behaving today.

    Toe back in the water with (REED). Story looks good- Patience I guess is the rule of the day.


    WT
    May 5, 2015. 04:03 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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