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  • Research In Motion: Hope Is Not A Strategy [View article]
    The game is over. RIM needs to liquidate their assets and contact Realtors to sell their buildings and other properties. Then divide whatever is left among the shareholders.
    Jun 29 01:32 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Insiders Buying Heavily Into These 2 Plunging Telecoms, And Other Telecom Buys And Sells [View article]
    Gene - I guess great minds think alike. :) For me, it goes back to watching sector rotation, having a group of 50+ stocks I keep an eye on as some are dropping, some consolidating and others are rising in value. In using my stock trader experience, I use a multiple large screen display set-up for charts (22-26 inch) with 6 different SMA lines (3,5,10,20,50 & 200) and the MACD, Slow Stochastic, Chaikin Osc., and the CCI (Commodities Channel Index). I then look at the candle charts over a two year duration using price channels (and trend lines) and focus in using a 9 month chart and zoom in as needed for clarity (data can get squished and hard to read). I buy or short-sell as indicated by the stock pattern with the above chart set-ups. Due to present Euro politics, I rarely hold stocks over the weekend due to risk of loss from Friday's closing price...better to miss out on a profit than guarantee a loss and lose money.

    Worst stock drop I have ever seen was a 72% drop in 2-1/2 hours...and that was this year...glad to have stayed away from that one. At least Facebook didn't do that bad. If FB had dropped from it's opening of $38 to $10.65 in 2-1/2 hours, people would have been beyond upset. And a few directly involved people may have had their names published in the funeral notice section of the paper a day or two later. The average investor is gullible and easily deceived into buying bad stocks based on a good sounding prospectus. My advise is to stay away from IPO's until the dust settles and then evaluate it's prospects, to see if it's good or bad.

    I liked your comment about the "wizard" behind the curtain. It's appropriate. I could go on about what is happening behind the scenes & out of sight from the public but that would make a large multi-page article that is not relevant to the subject. If the general public knew the truth it would scare the crap out of them with what is already in the works and not yet sprung on them. Suffice it to say that watching the charts for short-sell opportunities is far safer than buying & holding stocks. for those who buy & hold, they need to be prepared to dump stocks with less than one day's notice...preferably less than 2 hours notice. Use a "Stop/Limit Order" for loss protection and keep it adjusted daily, but not too tight so as to accidentally exit a profitable trade.

    One other thing...Professional stock market trading in a classroom setting with students working in groups taught by several of the large brokerage houses is far superior to what people can get over the internet. It's expensive but the results are worth it.
    Jun 14 12:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Insiders Buying Heavily Into These 2 Plunging Telecoms, And Other Telecom Buys And Sells [View article]
    I also agree with you Gene. There has been heavy insider selling for the last three months since March 2 and that coincides with the stock peak just over $39.00 at the end of February 2012. The two year chart's SMA200 line is indicating $35.36 on today's date, so it looks like your "Interest level price" is correct. I suspect it may hit that level the week following the July 4th weekend. We shall see what happens. Short-term traders can make money on this stock with 1-3 day trades, but I think the "buy & hold" investor should wait until after the July 4th weekend to see if it is in position for a buy.
    Jun 6 11:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stop Marching In The Facebook Clown Parade!: Clownish Trade Of The Day [View article]
    Chad2, Why don't you learn how to be a technical trader and learn how to read charts with moving averages, support & resistance lines, analyze data and etc.. Stop asking others to think for you. Learn how to make your own decisions in trading stocks. If you do, you will discover a new world of opportunity open to you.
    May 23 11:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unwarranted Fear Creates Buying Opportunity For Groupon Shares - $15 Near Term Target [View article]
    Time to Short Sell GRPN while you can before you hit the SEC price limit for short selling.
    May 5 12:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unwarranted Fear Creates Buying Opportunity For Groupon Shares - $15 Near Term Target [View article]
    Looks like a really good Short Sell opportunity to me. This spammer business model needs to go out of business once and for all. Current Friday closing price of $9.97 on 5/4/12 on 2,540,122 shares traded. We need to take it down so it will be delisted from NASDAQ and turn into a "penny stock" and finally end it's misery.
    May 4 06:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Buying Groupon [View article]
    Groupon struck me as a spammer from day one when I first received unsolicited email from them. I flagged Groupon as spam and my spam filter has worked perfectly by putting every Groupon email directly into the spam folder for automatic delete when I close-out my email session. Never invest in a spammer, it's a bad investment.
    Apr 18 02:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Norfolk Southern: Hybrid Locomotives, Vehicle Electrification At Relevant Scale [View article]
    When I was a pilot years ago, depending upon how long the taxiway distance was to the end of the runway and weather conditions, I would routinely taxi from a slow speed of around 10 mph to as fast as 45 mph from the ramp area to the end of the taxiway where you wait for clearance to enter the active runway for take-off. The objective was to get to the end of the taxiway and be ready for take-off as soon as possible to minimize ground time with the engines running. When you are given clearance for take-off, they want you to get going immediately because another aircraft will be landing on that same runway and may be five miles out on final approach and coming in at 200kts. This is plenty safe as long as your engines are running and all you have to do is line-up on the active runway, add full power and go, not wait while you start your engines and check to see that they are running properly.
    Apr 18 01:42 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Norfolk Southern: Hybrid Locomotives, Vehicle Electrification At Relevant Scale [View article]
    I wonder if they could use the same method the aircraft industry does for starting the aircraft engines. They use a ground power cart on the flight line to supply electric power to keep heat/air conditioning running on the aircraft when it is parked on the flight ramp and when the aircraft is ready to start the engines (turbines), the ground power cart supplies the necessary electric power to start the large turbine engines as well. This method eliminates the necessity of carrying heavy batteries on the aircraft for restarting the engines. Only a small battery is carried to start the auxiliary power turbine if it is needed to supply power. The aux. power turbine is the 2nd choice method of power for starting the main engines, while the ground power cart is the preferred method of supplying power to the aircraft while it is on the ground.
    Apr 18 12:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Potential Tech Buys Ready To Move, 2 To Avoid [View article]
    PWER has a Negative Return of 50.18% for the TTM and a Negative Return of 11.74% for the past 6 months with declining peak highs and a Short Float of 6.39% does not look good for this stock. You should find a better stock than this one. There are plenty of good stocks available as long as you know how to find them. AMOT is a far better stock in the same sector with a current volume of over 6.7 million shares traded as of 2:48PM Eastern Time in a strong uptrend with a Short Float of only 0.31%.
    Apr 11 02:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Potential Tech Buys Ready To Move, 2 To Avoid [View article]
    Stone Fox Capitol, I'm in full agreement with you. It did not make sense for RVBD to drop off the cliff when they have had consistent previous quarters and had projected continued growth in the coming quarter (current quarter now).
    Apr 11 11:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Riverbed Technologies: Highest Returning Protected Covered Call [View article]
    Good article. Reminds me of stock training classes when I was learning to be a professional trader years ago.
    Mar 25 03:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Investors Must Know About A Kodak Bankruptcy [View article]
    The "Ha!" referred to the comment by "marketman54" (ie: I bet you said that to the gas light company, buggy and buggy whip company and all those that fell behind the whatever game they were in!) I am a stock-trader by occupation...not investor. Investor articles are meaningless to me.
    Oct 17 01:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Investors Must Know About A Kodak Bankruptcy [View article]
    ...an additional thought... You would be really overwhelmed to know what is technically possible but withheld from the market for various reasons. I have worked with 1600 line resolution video systems (color) and and 4000 line resolution systems (monochrome) were available in the late 1960's, as were 3D video systems that did not require you to wear special viewing glasses of any kind...just normal eyesight. There are also special 3D surround video systems not allowed to be seen by normal people that consists of a suspended tube like device above a table surface that creates a full 3D image in color that appears solid when viewed from all directions as you walk around the suspended image. The sound is the equivalent of full surround sound. This system is not allowed to be seen by the public...period.
    Oct 15 11:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Investors Must Know About A Kodak Bankruptcy [View article]
    I wasn't around then... Ha!
    Oct 15 11:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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