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Discussion in 'Investing/Trading/Cryptocurrency/Altcoins' started by Rawr, Sep 17, 2007.

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    Post any positions that you are holding and reactions.

    Just sold LVS last week so right now in Cash.

    Watching:

    XOM (did well recently)
    WYNN and LVS (both gained over last few weeks)
     
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    I've been holding RAD for quite some time :smxB:.
     
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    Some of my holdings include:
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    GD - defense

    Some of the only reliable and consistant stocks out there right now in my opinion.

    Tom
     
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    DRYS: Play on the globalization of trade
    CELG: Biotech with recent strength..just a collar trade
    BTU: Energy play in retirement account...have owned for almost 2 years
    IMCL: recent strength..collar trade
    GILD: another collar
    HAL: oil service important in searching for that high priced oil
    CTXS: collar trade
    CHK: love natural gas heading into winter..hoping for a cold one
    GG: need I say anything about gold and fiat currency
    PAAS: same as above
    YHOO: possible turn around story
    WDC: improving tech cycle
    VCLK: collar play but ?? buyout candidate...feel 20 represents support
     
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    Current Trend Trading Positions:
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    AAPL
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    NOTE: I have tightened stops in several of the positions.

    **I did sell all of my PTR position prior to this week's run-up**
     
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    I'm holding ETFC and WM.... SHORT!!! Hah glad I am too, I suspect this market is swirling the bowl now.
     
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    Wow, what a day, every single one on my screen red.

    Anyone selling like right now and running?
     
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    I'm 83% red for the day.:bgh:

    Fortunately, I had a few stocks hit my target highs during the past 10 days and sell.
    Otherwise I'd be bumming...nothing worse than getting 98% to your goal before a retreat.
     
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    Yesterday is why I tightned my stops. It was mostly a red sea on my screen! But, we knew the pullback was coming. I explianed it in detail on a blog post last week and updated it today. I tightened my stops due to those reasons explained. If anyone is interested, you know where to find my work. I am not going to repeat here in the forum (too long and too boring).

    Don't panic, follow your rules and you will be fine. A lot fo people are now in panic mode. it will be interesting to see the Monday morning open. Don't sell at the open, wait for the first 10am (or so) bounce and unload IF THAT IS YOUR PLAN.
     
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    What I am worried about is that this crap will offset a great quarter earnings report and will not move the stock down - I saw a few companies that did well yet their stock didn't go anywhere.
     
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    Hmm CFC earnings are on the 26th, that could be a very nice short :O. Should be trading down in NFI's range any week now....
     
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    Friday was options day!

    I only hold one stock and I'm not saying what it is. ;)
     
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    I am holding VMW into earnings today. Not so comfortable. I am using calls on the long side and distant puts to lower risk. You can say it's an odd long straddle.
     
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    I am loaded with Nov and Dec DRYS calls which are very in the money.

    After paper trading some of Kidgas` and The Edge`s strategies, I started pulling the triggers on the long side only to find myself wrapped up in profits before the end of the day. When I found myself ready to hedge the gains, the profits kept climbing. At this juncture, I will probably start looking to close out the Nov calls.
     
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    Congrats, randall. One of the important things you mentioned is hedging the gains. I think it is important to lock in some profits while giving a stock some room to run. However you choose to do this is up to you, but if I have learned nothing else over the last several years, it is do not lose your capital.

    I picked up some CY today purchasing Nov 30 puts and waiting for a little bump in price to sell the Nov 35 calls. Goal is to gain just over 4% for the month.
     
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    I picked up more NSIT today during its dip ... earnings November 1st. The stock has held nicely during the downturn with down day volume very light.

    Congrats to all the folks playing the options. Keep the stories coming!:smxG:
     
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    I picked up RIMM today. Was thinking about buying the LFT ipo at 25$ but didn't :(. Would've made a easy 40% right there if I did counting afterhours, but o well....
     
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    Not holding it yet, but i'm considering getting out of my element and getting long EJ. Probably either straight calls or a debit call spread.
     
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    Well, it worked out for the better but I was still uncomfortable, not with my risk but with the idea of the type of trade I put on.

    I have been accumulating long term calls in BX for late 2008 and early 2009. Two choices here: execute the shares and hold them or take the gains in the options. I like the company long term.
     
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    Picked up some STV the last few days. China play.

    Buying INAP going into earnings.

    May buy some VDSI. Lots of growth ahead. Selling is overdone.
     
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    Staying put as they continue to tear it up! Ride the trend. When will this trend end??? This is just crazy!
     
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    FYI: For all you China fans: GA IPOs today!
     
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    Chris, does that mean you're a buyer?
     
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    MJ,
    If I can get in early enough, yes I am a buyer. $12-$14 is the target open area with anything under $20 a solid entry. You never know; it could open and blast to $30 before an order from a small timer like me gets filled.

    I am still holding this month's VMW calls. Bought them when the stock was trading $100; now at $120. Maybe I am getting greedy but a quick pump can launch this sucker to $140 (that would be an amazing move for my calls). My protective puts are worthless but they were only insurance.

    Still accumulating BX for the longer term and holding several others.
     
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