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  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 124... [View instapost]
    For some reason the IT Challenge page is no longer Ranking me or showing my rank. I'm at 19.2%
    Jun 22, 2015. 01:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 124... [View instapost]
    Monday is "Hangover Day" (not to be compared to "Passover") as I always stay up too late Sunday night watching all the races I recorded during the day <g>.
    Jun 22, 2015. 01:29 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 123.... [View instapost]
    Yeah, I liked ECOL enough to put some in my RLP. STZ is a better performer right now, but it's not on my new buy list, just holding atm.
    Jun 22, 2015. 01:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 123.... [View instapost]
    Ok Sorry to be slow responding, but these are stocks that have shown a couple of days of optimistic Market Maker opinions. They are not the highest rated, but are more consistent than most others as of today.
    AKRX UDOW DRN BC B SPB AALN ECOL REGN SAVE JAZZ GWRE FBHS.
    I put JAZZ in to show off how you can make money in a stock that at a glance, has not had any significant movement since it broke 170 last September.
    The devil is in the volatility.
    JAZZ is a perfect example of how one can make money in a stagnant market. The net has been sideways, but there have been a number of buying opportunities to be exploited.

    There have been many trade-able moments since September for the active investor, as it has traded between 145 and 190 during that time; but if it had been in a "Buy and Hold" portfolio, it would not look great as it is only up to ~180 now. If you look at it's chart, you can see the range that has made me a lot of money. It is volatile, and for that reason following MM Recs, I have gotten in and out like 4 times for ~55% annualized gain.

    ECOL is the only other stock on this list that I have currently in the Challenge, bought at 47.93 and holding for ~10% expected gain within my 3 month max holding period.
    Jun 19, 2015. 10:16 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 123.... [View instapost]
    I should have some potentially profitable symbols in a couple days Al. When I test stocks, they need to stay in range for at least 2 consecutive days before I buy. Assuming that I get my price for my T-Bird, I'll have some new money to invest. Only asking ~$15K for it. The restoration is like 98% complete, but my wife can't drive a car with all the horsepower that I built into it since her stroke. Her right foot is not as precise as it was before.
    Jun 15, 2015. 04:33 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 122 [View instapost]
    They came from "Humor and Word Play".
    If a person wants to find examples of fraud and malfeasance, certainly there will always be plenty, yet still somehow most of these services are still provided. Roads get repaired and yes even widened. There are pheasants in the fields and fish in the city lake. Yes, even medicare sends payments to my wife's Doctor and the VA has the X-Ray machine that finds my bowel obstruction.
    If you want to reduce the bad government, you can always get involved and change the laws. It DOES happen-Look at what MADD has done for DUI laws.
    If you look for bad you will find bad. If you look for good, you can find that as well. Sometimes you just have to look a bit harder.
    Jun 15, 2015. 04:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 123.... [View instapost]
    I'll work the Prop Desk <g>. I still like the rewards of disciplined Price and Time Targets, Max 3 month hold. Also experimenting with a 31 Market Day target system as a % of the 90 day target. For instance, if the 63 Market Day target is x%, the 31 Market Day target might be between 50 and 75% of that. It's going to take a lot of work to smooth the edges and find where the best statistics land though.
    Jun 14, 2015. 07:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 122 [View instapost]
    "If you think about it, supplements are just refined foods, like white flour and white sugar. "
    Except that many contain contaminants, if not flat out poisons. In my 25 years in medicine, I saw so many cases of destroyed livers and kidneys from the use and abuse of non-FDA approved items that I would not even take vitamin pills that do not meet federal standards of labeling and packaging. I almost lost a sister to some herbals out of Mexico a few years ago.

    USE THESE WITH EXTREME CAUTION and SKEPTICISM!
    Jun 14, 2015. 07:40 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 122 [View instapost]
    "(this has not worked with me for ribs of any type or brisket)."
    Make smoked Jerky with the brisket. No reheating necessary. Smoked fish is also a favorite preserved food.
    Jun 14, 2015. 07:34 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 122 [View instapost]
    Personally, I will use my main account for the same purpose as the current one, that being to demonstrate and do testing on the Blockdesk Trading Tools. I may run a second one devoted to dividend investing for comparison purposes. For dividend payers to equal what I am using currently, interest will have to climb enough to make REITs more viable though IMO.
    Jun 14, 2015. 07:31 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 122 [View instapost]
    Actually it sounds like just more of the same old whining about taxes, even to the point of obvious duplications ie. Property Tax, ยท Real Estate Tax .
    Many of those taxes are NOT general revenue taxes, but taxes that are necessary to support the uses they are directed at such as the Fishing license and fuel tax. I hear people whining about fuel tax in the same breath that they whine about Potholes. You cannot have these services without paying for them. I don't mind paying the Fish & Game service for a fishing/hunting license, as there would be no fish left without the F&G Dept to manage fisheries and wildlife.The US is one of the least taxed countries in the world. Just ask Canadians and the Britts about fuels taxes and the taxes that pay for health care. Ever hear of the VAT? there is no more onerous tax system in the world that hits those least able to pay.
    There is certainly abuse in every taxation system; but think about the hidden taxation in so many other countries that is corruption and the expectation of bribes. Without someone paying for the 911 service, both my wife and I might both be dead. If you don't like phone taxes, get rid of your phone, you likely don't say anything worth the money you pay for even the basic service anyway.
    "I don't need anger management.
    I need people to stop irritating me!
    My people skills are just fine.
    It's my tolerance to idiots that needs work."
    Thank you Crade for the timely quotes.
    Jun 14, 2015. 07:26 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 121 [View instapost]
    I wish my meds worked as well as Peter's methods. I no longer can bear full weight on my Rt leg, some days no weight at all.
    It's a progressive thing. Started with a helicopter crash up in the Ia Drang Valley in 71. I was fully ambulatory until about 10 years ago, which is not to say I was without pain, it was just more tolerable.

    Anyway, the ideas about the Investment club/fund are beginning to get some ideas moving around. Sending me an email address where I can include you in the discussion in no way obligates anyone to invest. It is just open discussion of ideas. I look forward to possibly hearing from a few more of you. There may well be advantages to being a "Charter Member".
    Jun 3, 2015. 05:46 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 121 [View instapost]
    MarketWatch has a nice article on BioTechs. http://on.mktw.net/1FW...
    I personally have done well with AKRX in the last year or so, but all 10 that they list have decent possibilities IMO.
    BioTechs have outperformed the S&P ever since 2008.
    May 31, 2015. 10:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Took Good Care Of The Market While I Was Gone [View article]
    Thank you again Peter. As the Market has gotten more sideways, it's great to have some insight. It seems that while the best buys get fewer, the performance of Blockdesk data becomes ever more valuable.
    May 31, 2015. 09:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 121 [View instapost]
    In my experience, ETFs are great in a climbing market, but they bite in a sideways one like we have.
    Still, my investing style is so different from most that my experience may be different from someone using a different strategy.

    I rarely hold a stock for more than 90 days. I have a much more active approach, with strict time and price targets.
    May 31, 2015. 09:21 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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