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  • As Insider Buying Spikes, Chimera Could Be Primed For A Takeover [View article]
    Someone just pointed out that there was no post Xmas Insider buying. These were all awards ( $0.00 ) :
    Dec 31 10:39 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chimera Investment Reports Higher Book Value, A Positive Sign For Anxious Investors [View article]
    IMO, nice news for Chimera, but the author was wrong about the real estate collapse (particularly in the Sacramento region) for a couple of years...Take his recommendations with a grain of salt.
    Dec 29 06:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Short Interest In Advanced Micro Devices Has Dropped - Should Investors Take Notice? [View article]
    There was a dip in the short value according to your chart. However, your chart ends 2 weeks ago and a lot can happen in that period of time. Factually, short interest daily has ramped up again as evidenced by this chart which covers the period where your chart ends ( Courtesy Short Analytics) :

    Not to say now is or isn't the time to buy AMD, or on what time frame..or that the present Congressional antics aren't skewing the market....Just saying that short volume has increased markedly this last week.
    Dec 28 06:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Highly Shorted Stocks Under $5 Being Bought By Insiders [View article]
    You can just go to any site that lists insider buys and see what was paid for the shares. I use It'll show you the unit price paid. Clearly a "$0.00" unit price is an option exercise.
    Dec 26 08:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Highly Shorted Stocks Under $5 Being Bought By Insiders [View article]
    I was invested in $OPK for awhile, but finally dumped it. The trust is the CEO, Dr. Phillip Frost, who presently owns about 40% of the company's shares, and he buys volume like clockwork. However, the stock price doesn't respond to his buying. You can see his purchases here:!
    Dec 25 12:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • OCZ: Is The Nightmare Over? [View article]
    Nothing stays the same. Some keep tanking, others bounce a bit. I'm really not much for prophesy or even that focused on fundamentals. In fact, on the breakout, I picked up 2000 shares of $OCZ and I'll ride it up as far as it goes...That still doesn't negate the intent of the article. Lets face it Kodak had a nice bounce just before it filed Chapter 11. ;=)
    Dec 21 07:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GOP To Try Plan B [View article]
    My Twitter account has been pretty screwed up the last 2 weeks. Surprised anyone noticed. I can post with Stocktwits and Shareaholic, but can't read my stream or direct comments on my desktop...It's annoying and I've tried fixing it with little luck. I'll try some other desktops after Xmas.

    Anyway..keep up the good work. You're my one-stop shop for charts.
    Dec 21 07:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The worst commodity shipping market in 26 years may persist next year as an oversupply of vessels continues to curb ship owners’ ability to boost charter rates, according to shipbroker Clarkson. Dry bulk shipping rates have plunged 71% since Nov. 28, with both capesize and panamax shipping rates declining for 16 straight days. Baltic Dry index -58.5% YTD. [View news story]
    The BDI clearly is a disaster. I can't believe the number of traders that are looking for a bottom in DRYS or EXM... However, ULTR might be worth looking at. it isn't your regular Dry Bulk stock. In fact, it's more like KEX which plies the US's inland waterways. ULTR moves goods around Brazil (they use their waterways the same way we use rails)..They also operate port tugs and some drilling rigs etc...I like the inland shipping aspect a lot. Check out the Brazil ETF here : and the ULTR chart here: Brazil seems to be growing and ULTR seems to be playing tag with the 1.70/1.80 level..In fact, it may be an inverse H&S with a target of about 2.40. Worth watching IMO.
    Dec 20 11:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GOP To Try Plan B [View article]
    I'm waiting for Plan C, which I expect to pass on Christmas Morning. It's a surprise!
    Dec 20 09:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Resurrection Of TVIX [View article]
    Wasn't it the Direxion FAS and FAZ that had a reverse split back in 2010 or 2011 for the very same reason..So they didn't evaporate? If I recall, there were several articles explaining why these double and triple ETFs tended to sink into oblivion over time. I even knew one guy that just shorted both FAS and FAZ and over a period of time, they kind of pair traded him into a nice low maintenance profit.
    Dec 19 07:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • OCZ: Is The Nightmare Over? [View article]
    I'd say the market reaction to Schmidt's speech substantially supports the author's position. Well done.
    Dec 18 10:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Zogenix A Buy After FDA Panel Says 'No' To Zohydro? [View article]
    You think parents purposely force feed their kids a bottle of Tylenol out of the medicine cabinet? Clearly you've never had kids.
    Dec 17 09:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Middle East Facts You Should Know [View article]
    Nicely laid out. Thanks.
    Dec 16 08:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rumors Of A Deal Come And Go [View article]
    In fact, SS is in the black and is funded..It would be considerably better off if Congress (read the House) was busy creating jobs instead of purposely tanking the economy to undermine Obama.. And you are completely correct about our Military budget. It is the same size as SS and is not funded.. In fact, costs associated with it, such as the unfunded Veterans Administration, unfunded Foreign Aid (bribes so we can have access) and God knows how many other hidden expenses, not to mention this whole mess' share of the interest payments make the Pentagon our biggest budget busting, ineffective drain on our economy.
    Dec 12 11:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Have We Seen The Bottom In The Dry Bulk Industry? [View article]
    Baltic Dry hits a multi-year low this week. IMO, stay away from shipping for awhile. Maybe buy the pops. The one exception that I'm looking at is ULTR, which moves merchandise through So American waterways much as we use the Mississippi (In essence, they use waterways in lieu of rail) and runs a series of tug boats as well as some drilling rigs. It looks like it's forming an inverse head and shoulders with a shorter term 2.00 target and a longer term 2.50.
    Dec 8 07:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment