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Quick Chat Number 147. Beginning 02/03/2011 BMO (Before Market Open)

Welcome to the Gathering of the Gades! All who venture here for the free exchange of trading and investing thoughts and ideas are welcome!
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Thanks to Lower98th for the efforts on the previous Quick Chats.
I, HardToLove (a.k.a. H. T. Love), am your temporary host for the continuation of the QCs started by OptionsGirl and hope I can do even half as well she and Lower98th have done.
All complaints can be addressed to either the profile associated with this QC or to H. T. Love, temporarily. Unfortunately, like Walmart, we don't have a complaint desk, per se, so you'll be on your own. :-))
Stocks mentioned or discussed in QC 146: AG, ALTI, AMZN, BCON, CHK, CPST, CRDC, EGI, FMLTF, GBG, GE, GERN, GPRLF, IVAN, JPM, KGLIF, KNDI, LYSCF, LYSDY, NFLX, NVAX, PAL, PSEC, S, SIRI, SNDXF, SSGDY, SVM, T, TLON, VZ, WFC, Weather
Stocks mentioned or discussed in QC 145: ALL, ALTI, AMZN, APA, ATPG, BP, CLNE, CPST, CVX, DB, Egypt, EX, F, FSC, Gold, ICO, ING, INTC, Silver, MEE, MOS, MRO, MS, NENE, NMM, NOURF, Oil, OXY, PAL, PCX, PFE, RBC, REMX, S, SPX, T, TOO, UBS, VZ, WFC, Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan unrest.
Stocks mentioned or discussed in QC 144: Abu Dhabi's ADNOC, ARAFF, BA, BCON, C, CNOA, CNPC, CPST, CYB, EGPC, F, GDLNF, GE, GERN, JPM, LNG.ASX, Led Traffic Lights in Winter Conditions, Lynas (LYSCF, LYSDY), MCP, MOS, NAT, NOURF, Oil, RTN, Treasury SFP, Saudi Aramco, Suez and Suez-Mediterranean Pipeline, SUG, TVIX, VIX, VXX, XIDE, XIDEW, YUAN
Further, you are directed to a ZeroHedge article “Presenting The Companies Most Exposed To A Slowdown In Government Spending“, as these are implicitly under discussion by inclusion of the link to the article, although I don't always include such links here. Thanks to OptionsGirl for this post.
Because GOLD had such large acton, margin increases, … I also consider this post by TripleBlack, “Small Gold Trader Makes Big Splash“ noteworty. Thanks to him for the post.
Stocks mentioned or discussed in QC 143: ACI, Advanced Propulsion Technology (Private Company), AHGP, ALSK, ARLP, BG, CAVO, CAGC, CGA, CPST, DNN, DVR, Ecomotors International (Private company), Egypt Suez Canal, FSC, GBG, GLD, GPRLF, GS, GWMGF, IBIO, Food, ICO, JAG, Joule Unlimited (Private company), JPM, KGILF, LDK, LYSCF, MOS, NLY, NVAX, PAL, PBT, PCX, PNPFF, POT, QREDF, REMX, SEED, Silver, SIRI, SLGYF, SLV, SLW, SNDXF, SPX, SPY, SRSR, SSGDF, SSGDY, SYT (or SYENF.PK, Syngenta), TBT, TOO, Treasury's SFP (Supplemental Funding Program), VXX, WCULF, Weather, WHX, XIDE
Stocks mentioned or discussed in QC 142: AAPL, ATPG, BA, BIDU, CLNE, CMG, CRM, CYTK, DNN, EMC, EXK, F, GBG, GE, GLD, GM, GWMGF, HL, HOG, JCI, JPM, LULU, MNEAF, NFLX, NVDA, OPEN, PFE, SDS, SHAW, SLV, SLW, VVUS, VIX, VMR, VMW, VVX, VXX, VZ, WPRT, Yuan.
Stocks mentioned or discussed in QC 141: ACI, AGNC, ALSK, ARR, BA, BCON, Costco, CRDC, DNN, DXY, DZZ, EEP, EEV, EXK, FSC, GBG, GLD, ISRG, JPM, LYSCF, MOS, NLY, PAL, PLG, PSEC, QID, SB, Silver, SLV, SLW, SNDXF, SPY, TVCFF, UEC, URRE, UURAF, VRNM, VIX, VXX
STOCKS MENTIONED IN QC # 140 - 139 CAN BE FOUND IN QC # 144 just ahead of the start of the comments.
STOCKS MENTIONED IN QC # 138 - 137 CAN BE FOUND IN QC # 143 just ahead of the start of the comments.
STOCKS MENTIONED IN QC # 136 - 135 CAN BE FOUND IN QC # 141 just ahead of the start of the comments.
STOCKS MENTIONED IN QC # 134 - 133 CAN BE FOUND IN QC # 138 just ahead of the start of the comments.
STOCKS MENTIONED IN QC # 132 - 131 CAN BE FOUND IN QC # 137 just ahead of the start of the comments.