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  • What Every Investor Must Know About China [View article]
    Sorry, I think this article is a miss. What is missing is any cogent explanation of China's repeated moves to devaluate the Yuan.
    Aug 26, 2015. 06:01 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 282 July 28 2015 [View instapost]
    looking at gold...interesting article: "Gold Soars as Fear Strikes the Dow" by Lawrence Williams.
    http://bit.ly/1V4jGOQ
    Aug 24, 2015. 07:55 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 282 July 28 2015 [View instapost]
    According to Finviz, CHAD is up 15% for the week. That is an interesting one- it's an etf, not an etn.
    I'm going to look at it more closely. Thanks, JS!

    And Occam, I didn't think your question was capricious. I'd be surprised if the market sinks like a rock all week. I'd expect it to recover somewhat. That's why I am thinking about taking profits and talking about tight stops. It's the heart of the issue: now that the market is moving down, what do I do next with my short position?
    One thing I do not do is get into a debate whether this is a bear market...because I'm not a pundit, lol...so I am willing to play the momentum and leave it to others to decide what to call it. I call it opportunity.
    Aug 22, 2015. 05:58 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 282 July 28 2015 [View instapost]
    I went to Finviz, and looked at VXX. VXX performed incredibly well, it moved up 17% in one day, and 29% in one week.
    When markets move like this, you've just got to take some profits. That's the other question when you play momentum, when do you take profits?
    A VXX move like that, I'd be out of it very quick with a "bird in hand"...just my opinion.
    Aug 22, 2015. 05:46 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 282 July 28 2015 [View instapost]
    Hi, Occam, not being a pundit, I have no idea. But, here is what I looked at:
    The last time we had a drop this big was in 2011. I started by asking, what did 2011 look like, and what might I conclude?
    The low in the S&P in 2011 was 1122. I looked at a five year chart.
    The high is 2126.
    With a 50% retracement level, that would give me a target of 1624. I'd look for a 1-2-3 (or what some call a head and shoulders ) top for confirmation. Patience, man, patience.
    Now, pundits always say they were right afterward, don't they? History doesn't always repeat itself, sometimes it just looks similar.
    Conclusion: Pick a short etf with plenty of volume, stay on the short side for now, with tight stops and await chart confirmation. I am not a buyer here, before initiating long positions I want to see that the falling has stopped and a bottom has formed.
    Aug 22, 2015. 05:45 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 282 July 28 2015 [View instapost]
    QID is up over 15% for the week, and EEV is up over 17% for the week.
    The pundits are projecting that next week the market will drop more.
    Aug 22, 2015. 03:41 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 282 July 28 2015 [View instapost]
    Hey, Mark. Welcome to 2011. Dow fell 500 points for the intraday low.
    Gold is behaving like a safe haven.
    Aug 21, 2015. 03:53 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator May 23, 2015 To ?? [View instapost]
    LT- you touch strangers as well as friends and family.
    I hope that you derive pleasure every day of your life;
    may every day be filled with love, with sweet and rewarding moments.
    Aug 21, 2015. 05:47 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stability Of The European Union June 1, 2015 To ??? [View instapost]
    I think that article is horribly slanted. How else is Greece going to pay its debts? It's time to "pay the piper"--if not with cash, than with property. That's the way it's supposed to work.
    Aug 21, 2015. 05:23 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quick Chat 282 July 28 2015 [View instapost]
    The stock is up huge since Cramer started pumping it. It's still highly speculative. They are still years away from bringing a product to market.
    Perhaps if you don't want to take it off the table directly, you might entertain the idea of selling some out of the money calls? Put those shares to work!
    Aug 13, 2015. 05:07 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator May 23, 2015 To ?? [View instapost]
    Congrats, Maya. What else are you doing (besides a banana day)?
    Aug 13, 2015. 05:05 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator May 23, 2015 To ?? [View instapost]
    A large farm in Mexico just lost over half a mil laying chickens because of avian flu. Here's the interesting part: It's possible cardboard and crates carried the germs/contamination.
    http://bit.ly/1WkUyF4

    I have to give credit to meatpoultry.com, it is a fascinating and unique news source.
    Aug 13, 2015. 02:23 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator May 23, 2015 To ?? [View instapost]
    This will generate a temporary boost in price, imo:
    Stanley C. Erck, President and Chief Executive Officer, will appear on CNBC's Mad Money with Jim Cramer today, August 12th at 6:00 p.m. ET
    Aug 12, 2015. 03:20 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator May 23, 2015 To ?? [View instapost]
    Another use found for marijuana, it helps heal fractures:
    http://bit.ly/1UDaFvQ
    Aug 12, 2015. 01:49 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Swine Flu, MERS, Ebola And Medical News Concentrator May 23, 2015 To ?? [View instapost]
    NVAX financials still have all the same old issues- a long way to go to finish phase 3, still bleeding because of R and D, still reliant on BARDA. Don't get lulled into thinking it's all going to be a rocket ship ride from here. Anything that rises 20-30% in a matter of a few days or hours can fall really hard in the same amount of time.
    Having said that, it's still an opportunity at these prices. Don't you think NVAX could be a really attractive buy-out candidate? It's a promising pipeline.
    As for the issue of playing with house money, don't forget you can always offset your losses against this gain, and do it gradually. Right now you have the cushion of hundreds of percent of profit.
    Aug 12, 2015. 01:47 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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