• TruffelPig
    My son's PF is UP 1.6%.......AAPL @ 320, MAKO @ 22, ECYT @ 3.2
    5/23/12
    Reply (19)
    • TruffelPig: Caramba.....
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    • TruffelPig: Return since last July: roughly 80%
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    • TruffelPig: I started it in July and bought AAPL. Sold AAPL once. Rebought. Some loss on MU. 150% on ECYT
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    • TruffelPig: I think his small PF is outperforming my big one - lol
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    • jdub2788: You are probably more actively trading your account vs his. Active trading rarely does better.
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    • FortSumter: Same here. I had PETM, LF, and DIS and all went boom this past year. Might have to "borrow" from it. haha
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    • TruffelPig: @JDUB2788 - exactly! This teaches me a BIG lesson
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    • TruffelPig: @FS: super selection!
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    • OneLongTrade: TP also a little lucky with AAPL's biggest run in a 52 week period. If you looked at say an IBM in the 90s-2010, it never really moved up.
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    • OneLongTrade: Sometimes you need active trading, sometimes you don't. But passive investing is only good in an unidirectional market and with great picks.
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    • OneLongTrade: You've had both going your way since last July.
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    • TruffelPig: OLT We all need luck - and on ECYT conviction!
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    • TruffelPig: MAKO is new - opportunity
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    • FortSumter: OLT - great comment concerning "passive investing" a euphemism for buy and hold. That was me for 20 years but no longer.
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    • FortSumter: Too many periods of sideways movement.
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    • OneLongTrade: Exactly FS. To think the Dow/SPX still is about the same level it was over a decade ago makes passive investing seem silly unless you were
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    • OneLongTrade: in those momo names (AAPL, AMZN, GOOG, CMG, etc)
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    • TruffelPig: AAPL is not exactly a MOMO - it is a MOMO value play (you can not lose on those really)
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    • TruffelPig: AMZN, CMG, LULU = expensive MOMO (you can lose on those)
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