Sunday, December 30, 2007

Happy 2008!

I thought this was cool

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Slow Earnings........

As is typical of this time of year, from now til the end of the year is slow for earnings. There are a few things that may looking interesting coming up, but I'm not neglecting the blog - there just isnt anything to play.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Unravel me
a distant cord
on the outside is forgotten
a constant need

To get along
and the animal awakens
and all I feel is black and white

The road is long
the memory slides
to the whole of my undoing
put aside
I put away
I push it back to get through each day
and all I feel is black and white
and I'm wound up small and tight
and I don't know who I am

Everybody loves you when you're easy
everybody hates when you're a bore
everyone is waiting for your entrance so
don't disappoint them

Unravel me
untie this chord
the very center of our union
is caving in
I can't endure
I am the archive of our failure

And all I feel is black and white
and I'm wound up small and tight
and I don't know who I am

Everybody loves you when you're easy
everybody hates when you're a bore
everyone is waiting for your entrance so
don't disappoint them

Everybody loves you when you're easy so
don't disappoint them

Don't disappoint them...

****Sarah McLaughlin

Friday, December 21, 2007

Trades for Thursday 12/21/07

Closing Trades:
BC CMC for $0.50

All the others worked as well.

For the close today:

Considering shorts for
WOR @ 18.35


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Trades for Wednesday 12/18/07

Finally some action!!!!!

Considering the following to short at the close today....

CMC @ 29.60


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Trades for Thursday 11/?/07

BC HRB for $0.50
BC COO for $0.50

Nothing to fit the strategy today..........


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Stumbled Upon Lyrics.....

"Tears And Rain"

How I wish I could surrender my soul;
Shed the clothes that become my skin;
See the liar that burns within my needing.
How I wish I'd chosen darkness from cold.
How I wish I had screamed out loud,
Instead I've found no meaning.

I guess it's time I run far, far away; find comfort in pain,
All pleasure's the same: it just keeps me from trouble.
Hides my true shape, like Dorian Gray.
I've heard what they say, but I'm not here for trouble.
It's more than just words: it's just tears and rain.

How I wish I could walk through the doors of my mind;
Hold memory close at hand,
Help me understand the years.
How I wish I could choose between Heaven and Hell.
How I wish I would save my soul.
I'm so cold from fear.

I guess it's time I run far, far away; find comfort in pain,
All pleasure's the same: it just keeps me from trouble.
Hides my true shape, like Dorian Gray.
I've heard what they say, but I'm not here for trouble.
Far, far away; find comfort in pain.
All pleasure's the same: it just keeps me from trouble.
It's more than just words: it's just tears and rain.

Tears and Rain.

Tears and Rain.

Far, far away; find comfort in pain,
All pleasure's the same: it just keeps me from trouble.
It's more than just words: it's just tears and rain.

-----James Blunt

Trades for Wednesday 12/12/07

BC NCS for $0.50

For the close:

Still short HRB - lmt for $0.50


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Do You Know What Books Are In Your Child's School Library?

In Zev's class, Wednesday's are library day.  Zev loves library day, and when I pick him up from school on library day, he enjoys looking at the book he borrowed on the way home in the car.  I'm usually regaled with "Look at this mommy - look at that mommy!" Usually the books he picks are about sports or Korea or science.  I enjoy it because I love to see him develop his own interests and get excited about what he learns.

Well, this Wednesday, Zevi gets in the car, and as Im pulling out of the school parking lot, he says, "Mommy!  When you get old your breast will hang low!!!"  My immediate reaction was, "OMG - what book do you have, kid??"

Lo and behold, said book is called It's So Amazing!  On the  whole, not a bad book.  Im pretty open about such subjects with Zev, and he knows, in theory, how babies are made and how they come out (we prepared him to be there with us during my delivery of Ami, so he saw the birthing  videos.) And we read the book together over the course of the following days.  Here's my problem though.......

The book says that its for ages 7 and up, and its geared toward children, true, however, I don't think it should be readily available to kids.  If a parent requests it, thats cool...but a child shouldn't just be able to get the book off the shelf.  I made a fuss about Imma On The Bimah, should I make a fuss about this one too? 

PS: Yes, Jewish Day School.  Yes, pics from the book. 

Trades for Tuesday 12/11/07

For the close.........


And they allllllll fffffffffaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllll down.


Monday, December 10, 2007

A Vote of No Confidence......

So I announced the other night that I would be attempting to make latkes and I awoke to this sign:

Ok - so i admit that I'm not the best cook in the world by any stretch of the imagination....but look how they came out!!!

And the house is still standing!!!!

Happy chanuka everyone!


Trading Last Week.......

There was absolutely nothing to trade per the strategy (slow earnings season)...however, I continue to be short XHB.

There seems to be a few possibilities for the coming week.....stay tuned!


Monday, December 3, 2007

Trades for the Week of 11/26-11/30

For my own records....I havent traded this week between computer issues and working on the other project. But here are the picks for the strategy this week:



Wednesday (11/28):
at the close...

Thursday (11/29):
at the close....

Friday (11/30):

I look to grab 40 cents - everything was good - but still waiting for MENT.


Thursday, November 29, 2007


Ok - I realize that this "vent" is totally outside the general topic of this blog - but I have a need to do it!

So I got this email from a mother of a kid in my son's class....note, my son goes to a Jewish school - clearly not the most frum by any stretch of the imagination - but Jewish nonetheless.

Hello Everyone,

I am resending the below email as we have not gotten many RSVP's.

All Kitah Alef families are joyfully invited to celebrate the last night of Chanukah at the School. On Tuesday, December 11 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. we'll gather in the lunch room for a yet-to-be-determined dinner, gelt, and dreidel spinning. Bring your menorah and candles so we can see what 270 candles burning at one time looks like! We will also be collecting contributions for Chanukah tzedakah. We would like to sponsor a child through The Smile Train. Through this group, physicians provide free cleft palate reconstructive surgery to children in the Third World. It costs $250 to sponsor one child's surgery and according to their literature, the full 100% of our donation goes to providing medical care. The cost of the evening should cost about $20/family. (This includes the evening, the food, and the donation) You can prepay Paula or pay the night of the party. Please RSVP to Paula at [edited] by Monday Dec 3rd.

I have a few issues with this -
#1 - I give tzedaka like everyone else, but I resent being told (and not being included in the decision) where my money is to go for stuff like this.
#2 - Come on - this is a Jewish school - can't we find a JEWISH place to send the money??? I mean - seriously! And as one of my politically incorrect, yet usually right friends pointed out - if a kid is living in a third world country, there has to be more important things than oral surgery. I tend to agree. (However - I have a sister who had a cleft palate, so Im acknowledging the difficulties of it ...) But really - its doesnt have to be fancy!! Give the money to the school for crying out loud!!

Independent Frum Thinker wrote an interesting post on the topic.

So I'm torn - I would like Zev to go to the party - all of his friends will be there. Do I let it go, pay my $20 and not say anything? I'm not one of those parents that complains about everything. Do I fire off an email to this women who probably wouldnt get it anyway? Perhaps a letter to the rabbi? My inclination is to, instead, announce my own donation of $20.00 to Kahane Chai - I mean - if your gonna protest do it right, you know?

Any advice?

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Trades for Tuesday 11/27/07

Opening Trades:

SS XHB @ 17.10

Trades for Monday 11/26/07

Closing Trades:
BC XLF @ 28.77 (.50)
BC XHB @ 17.81 (.50)
Sld BGP @ 11.86 (-.35)

No new trades - COMPUTER BROKEN!!!!!!!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Trades for Friday 11/23/07

Opening Trades:

SS XLF @ 29.27
SS XHB @ 18.31

I'm still short BGP.

Gutt Shabbos, All!


Thursday, November 22, 2007

I've Been Tagged..........

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by Come Running and Miriam

Here we go......

8 Passions
1) My son and his happiness
2) My friends and their happiness
3) Investing and Stock Strategies
4) Business
5) Painting (when I am in the mood - it tends to be all consuming, but I havent been there in a while)
6) Israel
7) Survivors of abuse in general, but particularly in the frum community
8) How to rectify #7

8 Things To Do Before I Die:
1) Seeing that my son is happy, independent, and productive
2) Make aliyah
3) Get over my issues and myself
4) Do something really useful with my life
5) Adopt (stop rolling your eyes, Steven)
6) Make peace with my hair
7) Learn how to fix cars
8) Im gonna go with learning to take a compliment (sorry Miriam - but its a good one!)

8 Things I Often Say:
1) "I'm sorry!" (not as in - i did something wrong and I'm sorry about it - i don't often apologize when i should - rather as in YOU: Ach - I'm stuck in traffic! ME: I'm sorry!)
2) "STFU!" - the actual words
3) "Ach - whatever!"
4) "You're the best Zevi ever!!"
5) "I lost money today" (well - I've been saying that lately - hopefully it will change)
6) "I DID call you back!!" (For Ms. Sharon)
7) "You rock!"
8) "IHVSFFU!!"

8 Book I've Read Recently:

1) Awareness by Miriam Adahan (my handbook - lol)
2) Perfect Match by Jodi Piccoult
3) The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright (great book - thanks to my supplier!)
4) A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer
5) The Little Midrash Says - (Zev and my erev shabbos ritual)
6) Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides
7) Souled by Hanoch Teller (ok - I'm old school people!)
8) When Do The Good Times Start by Avraham Twerski (old school again!)

8 Songs That Mean Something to Me:
Pretty much everyone with some significance in my life has a's a partial list!
1) How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You - James Taylor (Zev and I sing this at the top of our lungs in the car when it comes on!)
2) Refuge (When Its Cold Outside) - John Legend (also reminds me of Zev)
3) I'm Feelin' You - Michelle Branch -(for my relationship with my SO)
4) #40 - Dave Matthews Band - for a very good friend - its how our relationship goes!
5) Brick - Ben Folds - reminds me of a very difficult time in my life, but also a time of growth...
6) Two Step - Dave Matthews Band (YOU know!)
7) When You're Strange - The Doors - (my dad used to sing this a lot - reminds me of good times)
8) What A Good Boy - Bare Naked Ladies (sums up some conflicts that I have)
8.5) Anything by Nickleback - (major cheese!!!) :-)

8 Things I Look For In a Friend
I dont have that many friends, so clearly I'm not that successful, perhaps I have high expectations, but I am grateful for the ones I have!
1) Loyalty
2) Openmindedness
3) Self Awareness
4) Looking to improve themselves and their lives
5) A good parent to their children
6) Non-Judgemental
7) Something about them that doesnt "fit" (does that make sense??)
8) The ability to put up with my crap!

Wow - that took a long time! I'm gonna pass it on - but I don't have 8 people to pass it to - so here are a few:
HaKiruv (but i thought I saw u tagged somewhere)
.......also - Ehav - but he's got an interesting discussion going on on his blog and I dont want to break the flow - so, Ehav, if you see this, consider yourself tagged when you get a chance!


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Trades for Wednesday 11/21/07

I couldnt stay away...

OPening Trades:

SS BGP @ 11.51

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Trades for Tuesday 11/20/07

Closing Trades:
BC CPB @ 34.40

No new trades til after the holiday!


Trades for Monday 11/19/07

Closing Trades:

BC XLF for 70 cents

Opening Trades:

SS CPB @ 34.90
(I'm prepared to hold this one to make more)


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

What Can I Say.......

The market sucks...........

And though Im no expert, I think it will get worse before it gets better - even with today's gains......Currently I'm short XLF and holding til i realize some gains................

In the meantime, check out my other project....


Sunday, November 4, 2007

Trades for Friday 11/02/07

Closing Trades:
BC TTI @ 19.26 (.15)

Opening Trades:
B NVTL @ 25.10

Trades for Thursday 11/1/07

Closing Trades:
Sld BLKB @ 27.12 (.15)

Opening Trades:
SS TTI @ 19.41

Thursday, November 1, 2007

For My Friend WIth the Questionable Taste in Music

Ok - maybe not questionable.....everyone is entitled to be cheesy and have guilty pleasures every once in a while!
So here, indulge a bit, my friend..........and tell me, what's your guilty pleasure - musical or otherwise?

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trades for Wednesday 10/31/07

Closing Trades:
Sld TRN @ 35.41 (.22)

Opening Trades:
Buy BLKB @ 26.97

Trades for Tuesday 10/30/07

Closing Trades:
None (I'm still long SCRX)

Opening Trades:
Buy TRN @ 35.19

Trade for Monday 10/29/07

Closing Trades:
Sld SPN @ 34.01 (0)
BC ALO @ 20.67 (.15)

Opening Trades:

Buy SCRX @ 26.62

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Trades for the Rest of the Week 10/24-10/26

Wednesday (10/24):
Closing Trades
Sld CDNS @ 21.59
BC EYE @ 21.57

Opening Trades
Buy ELX @ 21.42

Thursday (10/25):
Closing Trades:
Sld ELX @ 21.57

Opening Trades:
SS LPX @ 16.29

Friday (10/26):
Closing Trades:
BC LPX @ 16.14

Opening Trades:
Buy SPN @ 34.01
SS AOL @ 20.82

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

To The Best Zevi Ever!!!!

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You Rock!!! I love you very much!!!

How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you

I needed the shelter of someone’s arms, and there you were
I needed someone to understand my ups and downs, and there you were
With sweet love and devotion
Deeply touching my emotion
I want to stop and thank you baby
I want to stop and thank you baby

How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you

I close my eyes at night
Wondering where would I be without you in my life
Everything I did was just a bore
Everywhere I went it seems I’d been there before
But you brighten up for me all of my days
With a love so sweet in so many ways
I want to stop and thank you baby
I just want to stop and thank you baby

How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you

You were better to me than I was to myself
For me, there’s you and there ain’t nobody else
I want to stop and thank you baby
I just want to stop and thank you baby

How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you

**How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You** James Taylor

Catching up.....

Trades so far this week........

Closing Trades:
BC ELON @ 24.25

Open Trades:
B ANAD @ 19.05

Closing Trades:
S ANAD @ 19.20

Opening Trades:
SS EYE @ 29.62
B CDNS @ 21.86


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Mea Culpa.........

I've been very neglectful of this blog in the past week...I'm going to try catch up soon!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Trades for Tuesday 10/16/07

Closing Trades:
BC MTG @ 31.07

Opening Trades:
Buy CBST @ 23.65
SS SOV @ 15.98
Buy AVCI @ 10.64


Monday, October 15, 2007

Lame Question of the Day........

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What has been your favorite age to be and why?

Trades for Friday/Monday 10/12&15/07

Bot SONC @ 24.77
SS MNI @ 19.57

Sld SONC @ 24.92
BC MNI @ 19.42

I Am..........

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Yes, its true.......

After my biggest gain of the year, I had my worst loss of the year, a SPECTACULAR loss - to the tune of $4.00 on 500 shares. The silver lining - Thank G-d for the day before, or my account would be in pretty bad shape! Now that I'm a few days removed from it, I'm a bit less pissed off, but still............

Anyway, the loss shifted me into high gear (mostly the panic of "oh crap, now I have to get a real job, cuz this isn't working out!!!" and I had sort of an epiphany....from which came a modified trading strategy. Yoeli and I have been crunching the numbers, and it seems to works, on average, 95% of the time. Quite an impressive number. I implemented the stategy on Friday at the close. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Trades for Wednesday 10/10/07

Not a bad day.... A personal best, I think....

Closing Trades:
Sld HST @ 24.01 (premkt)
Sld INFY @ 54.45 (premkt)
BC PLCE @ 22.71 (open)

I didn't daytrade today

Opening Trades:
Buy FAST @ 49.31 (3:59)
I know on my other blog I said I was going to short PETM, but my computer froze and I couldn't get the trade done! Oh well!

Enjoy the evening!


Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Trades for Tuesday 10/09/07

Closing Trades:
BC R @ 45.85
Sld ETE @ 35.35

Positive earnings guidance for:
(YUM did not work - the others did)

Opening Trades:
SS PLCE @ 22.93
Buy INFY @ 53.92
Buy HST @ 23.09

(being aggressive today!!!!!)

Monday, October 8, 2007

Lame Question of the Day......

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Besides your own.....(and mine! ha!) which is your favorite blog?

Read My New Blog!


Trades for Monday 10/08/07

The market WAS open today...

Closing Trades:


Opening Trades:
SS R @ 46.00
B ETE @ 34.85


Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Trades for Tuesday 10/2/07

Closing Trades:

Worked ok - depending upon when you got in..

Opening Trades:
Buy PBG @ 37.94
Buy WWW @ 28.45


Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Today's Lame Question of the Day

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(see - M aka C, I can admit it!!)

What does your spouse (or SO) think is your most annoying habit?

Results for the Week of 9/24-9/26

I'm posting this now because I just got out of a trade from last week!

DMND - $0.15
PNM - $0.24

EMC - $0.15

HXL - $0.17
PLCM - $0.15 - this is the one I just got executed

Total: $0.86 ...........Hey - it was a short week!

Monday, October 1, 2007

For the Parents........

Especially if you're home with your kids for chol hamoed......

(thanks Miriam B.)

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


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So sometimes I get complaints that people feel as though they can't participate with commenting on my blog because trading isn't something that they are interested in, so I'm trying something new, mostly because I'm bored at the moment! I'm gonna ask a random answer....easy huh? Here's today's question (an easy one):

What's your favorite, strangest food combination?

(mine...not so weird...chips, feta cheese, and pickles)

Happy Birthday!!!!

Happy Birthday, Sha!
Only good things this year!
I love you!
Thank you for your friendship!

Trades for Tuesday 9/25/07

Closing Trades:
SLD EMC @ 20.67

None today

Opening Trades:
Buy PLCM @ 27.56 (3:59)
Buy HXL @ 22.94 (3:50)


Trades for Monday 9/25/07

Closing Trades:
Sld DMND @ 18.13
Sld PNM @ 22.43

MAXY did not work, the others did.

Opening Trades:
Buy EMC @ 20.52

Monday, September 24, 2007

Results for the Week 9/17/07-9/21/07

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Not a great week...perhaps I am loosing my touch...


AVR - $0.10
NWL - $0.15

SON - ($0.33)
CACH - $0.15
GYI - $0.15

KMX - $0.26

AKAM - $0.19

Total: $0.67
Assuming 1000 shs per trades, thats a whooping $670.00 which I wil try not to spend all in one place.........grrr!!

Trades for Friday 9/21/07

Closing Trades:
Sld AKAM @ 30.55 (premarket)

Positive earnings guidance for
was fine for the strategy

Opening Trades:
Buy DMND @ 17.98 (3:59)
Buy PNm @ 22.25 (3:59)

yes, I'm still short MLHR.............shut up!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Trades for Thursday 9/20/07

Closing Trades:
BC KMX @ 21.04

NTCT - might have worked depending how early you got in...

Opening Trades:
SS MLHR @ 27.37 (Grr....I didn't notice that the spread was so freakin' huge!!!)
B AKAM @ 30.36

Have a good evening all!

Trades for Wednesday 9/19/07

Sorry I'm late posting this.........

Closing Trades:
BC SON @ 31.12
Sld CACH @ 17.93
Sld GYI @ 27.55

Opening Trades:
SS KMX @ 21.30

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Trades for Tuesday 9/18/07

Closing Trades:
BC AVR @ 11.14
Sld NWL @ 28.10/28.11

Positive earnings guidance for
did not work today

Opening Trades (at the close):
SS SON @ 30.79 (3:59) bad execution!!!!!!!!!
Buy CACH @ 17.78 (3:59)
Buy GYI @ 27.40 (3:59)

Have a great evening all!

Trades for Monday 9/17/07

Closing Trades:

Was fine for the strategy

Opening Trades:
Buy NWL @ 27.95
SS AVR @ 11.24

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Here's To A Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year!

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L'shana Tova U'metuka, Everyone!


I'm Back.....

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And so is BIG Y!!!!

Now let's get focused..........

P.S.: Y - I'm so glad!!! xox

Friday, September 7, 2007

Trades for Thursday 9/06/07

Not a bad day today....

Closing Trades:
BC TSN @ 18.63 (3:55)
Sld STLD @ 43.95
Sld VCLK @ 20.97

MATK did not work

Opening Trades (at the close):
Buy FDO @ 28.36
SS CPB @ 36.68

****Strategy #2****
Buy PTV @ 28.83

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Trades for Wednesday 9/05/07

Closing Trades:
Sld KSU @ 32.20
Sld KNXA @ 29.09 (my stp was triggered)

Slow day...
didn't work for the strategy, but you could have gotten out even at the end of the day.

Opening Trades (at the close):
SS TSN @ 19.13 (3:59)

----for Strategy #2---
Buy STLD @ 43.80
Buy VCLK @ 20.85

Have a good evening!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Sara's Midday Market Commentary for Wednesday 9/5/07

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I need an f-ing DRINK!!!!


Trades for Tuesday 9/4/07

Closing Trades:
Sld OVTI @ (0.50)
Sld CACH @ 0.15
BC UNFi @ 0.10

Not much going on today in terms of positive earnings guidance
was fine for the strategy

Opening Trades (at the close):
Nothing in my prx range for earnings guidance
Strategy #2:
Buy KNXA @ 29.59
BUY KSU @ 32

Monday, September 3, 2007

I'm Back......(with my picks from Friday August 31)

Did ya miss me???

Ok fine - I know you didn't, but a good time was had by all! (except Daniel who was galavanting all over NYC! Geez! Hope you like the fudge though!!)

Here are some pics for your enjoyment!

And a special thanks to Mandy for helping to make it extra fun! xox

Here are my picks:

CACH (new strategy)



Sunday, September 2, 2007

Friday, August 24, 2007


The time has arrived!

We are off on vacation from Sunday until next Monday!

I will be making picks next week, but not trading for real!

Enjoy the week, y'all!


Results for Week of 8/20-24/07

RDEN - $0.12
HOQ - $0.15

PLD - $0.41

DKS - $0.21
OPLK $0.10
AEO - ($0.50)

TECD - $0.73
ROST - $0.16

SSI - $0.10
PPLCE - ($0.41)

Total - $1.07
Assuming 1000 shares, that's $1070.00

Trades for Friday 8/24/07

Closing Trades:
BC SSI @ 10 cents
BC PLCE @ -20 cents

Positive earnings guidance for
Was fine today

Opening Trades:
Buy MENT @ 14.73 (3:58)
SS HIBB @ 24.83

Gutt Shabbos!

Thank you.........

For helping me not give up!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Trades for Thursday 8/23/07

Closing Trades:
Sld TECD @ 38.40 (premarket)
BC ROST @ 26.87 (open)

Positive earnings guidance for
Did NOT work today!

Opening Trades:
SS SSI @ 16.58
SS PLCE @ 27.42

Enjoy the evening!


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Trades for Wednesday 8/22/07

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Another one of those cold rainy days............

Closing Trades:
Sld DKS @ 60.61 (open)
BC OPLK @ 12.96
BC AEO @ 23.33 (WTF????)

Positive earnings guidance for
LMIA and TECD didn't work, the others did.....also my stupid pattern observations - is it just me or does the one that I list first always work?? I'll have to check that!

Opening Trades:
Buy TECD @ 37.67
SS ROST @ 27.03


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Rainy Day Trades for Tuesday 8/21/07

Closing Trades:
Sld PLD @ 59.40 (premarket)

Positive earnings guidance for
both were fine for the daytrading strategy

Opening Trades:
Buy DKS @ 60.40 (3:58)
SS AEO @ 22.83
SS OPLK @ 13.06

Have a good evening!

Trades for Monday 8/20/07

Closing Trades:
Sld HPQ for 15 cents (premarket)
Sld RDEN for 12 cents (open)

Day trades:
was fine for the strategy

Opening Trades:
Buy PLD @ 58.99 (3:59)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Results for Week of 8/13/07-8/17/07

AXCA - $0.20
DIVX - $0.40


WMT - $0.20

M - $0.20
SLE - $0.10

WW - $1.03
WOR - ($0.03)
EL - $0.10

Total: $2.20
Assuming 700 shares (yes - i was being a bit cautious this week) that's 1540.00

Trades for Friday 8/17/07

Closing Trades:
Sld Ww 47.90 (open)
BC WOR @ -($0.03)
BC EL @ $0.10

Positive earnings guidance for
only RDEN did not work

Closing trades:
Buy RDEN @ 23.75 (3:59)
Buy HPQ @ 47.07 (3:59)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Trades for Thursday 8/16/07

Closing trades:
BC M - 20 cents (open)
BC SLE - 10 cents

Positive earnings guidance for
strategy worked fine

Opening Trades:
Buy WW @ 46.87 (3:59)
SS EL @ 40.38 (3:59)
SS WOR @ 20.50 (3:59)


Baby Pics!

Presenting..........The Baby!!!!
Isn't he sweet?

Trades for Wednesday 8/15/07

Closing Trades:
BC WMT @ 43.69

Positive earnings guidnace for
was fine for the stratgey

Opening Trades:
(I'm in NY and didn't actually make these trades, however....)


The baby has arrived!!!

And he's the cutest!!!!

And mom's great!!!

Posting pics soon!

(And I'm in NY, so my schedules a bit off...will catch up with posting soon!)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Trades for Tuesday 8/14/07

No closing trades today.

You could have gotten 10 or 15 cents, but probably not 20 if purchased at 9:34.

Opening Trades:
SS WMT @ 43.89 (3:58)

I had HIBB on the short list as well, but apparently there weren't enough shares available.


Happy Happy!!!

You are wonderfully awesome and awesomely wonderful (and you put up with my crap!!!)
Happy Birthday, Steven!
We love you!!
Samantha and Zev

Monday, August 13, 2007

Trades for 8/13/07

Closing Trades:
Sld AXCA @ 18.76 (premarket)
BC DIVX @ 13.22 (open)

Slim pickings today..
Was fine today.

Opening Trades:
None today - PHTN has no volume regularly, so I'm not chancing it.

Enjoy the evening!


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Get Ready for Another Rollercoaster Week!!!

(plus I thought this video was cute!)

Friday, August 10, 2007

Results for the Week of 8/6/07-8/10/07

NTAP - $0.10
VSCN - $0.07

FTEK - $0.10
ELOS - ($0.99)

WXS - $0.35
YSI - $0.30

CSCO - $0.10

INSP - $0.21
FOE - $0.45
KOP - $0.39

Total : $1.08
Assuming 1000 per trade, that's $1080.00

Trades for Friday 8/10/07

Closing Trades:
BC INSP @ 16.51
BC FOE @ 18.18
Sld KOP @ 31.40

Positive earnings guidance for
(WCRX and DTSI did not work)

Opening Trades:
Bot AXCA @ 18.56
SS DIVX @ 13.62

Gutt Shabbos

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Results for Thursday 8/9/07

So as my previous post indicated, there was no need for me to overreact to CSCO!
Closing Trades:
Sld CSCO @ 31.83

All worked except KOP

Opening Trades:
SS FOE @ 18.63 (3:58)
SS INSP @ 16.72 (3:59)
Bot KOP @ 31.02 (3:59)

Once Again......

I get in my own way!!

No need to sell out early today...sure the market is tanking, but the strategy worked! And I'm out 30-something cents...grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!


Yup - I caved this morning before the market even opened!
I didn't like the way the market was shaping up with the credit woes turning global. CSCO's such a major component and I didn't want to risk it. Personally I'm making money this week, and I'd like to keep it that way!

Sld CSCO @ 31.40

Strap in and enjoy the ride today, all ye longs.......I'm going to work on my tan!



Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Trades for Wednesday 8/8/07

Not a bad day...

Closing Trades:
Sld WXS @ 35.30 (open)
BC YSI @ 12.95 (open)

Daytrades:Positive earnings guidance for
All were fine for the strategy.

Opening Trades:
The market was quite volatile at the end of the day (surprise, surprise) and I also was on the phone with a friend and not concentrating 100% on my trades (I'm not complaining! Just saying! IHVSFFU!!). So I did:
Buy CSCO @ 31.73 (3:59)
However, the following trades were on my list:


Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Trades for Tuesday 8/7/07

Closing Trades:
BC FTEK @ 27.15
Sld ELOS @ 24.18 (after hours! WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Positive Earnings Guidance for
All were fine for the strategy except CUTR

Opening trades:
Buy WXS @ 34.95
SS YSI @ 13.25


DMB Heaven!!

So the Dave Matthew's Band is in town today and all the radio stations are playing DMB non-stop!!! Its freakin' awesome!!!!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Trades for Monday 8/06/07

Closing Trades:
BC NTAP @ 22.81
BC VSCN @ 15.96

Positive earnings guidance for
NEITHER worked today :-(

Opening Trades:
SS FTEK @ 27.25 (3:59)
Buy ELOS @ 25.17 (3:59)


Friday, August 3, 2007

Results for Week of 7/30-8/3/07

BPO - $0.45
VECO - ($1.04)

GYMB - $1.42
NNN - $0.63

VCI - $0.08
HW - $0.35

IRM - ($0.20)
JNY - $0.10

GTI - $0.50
MOLX - $0.28

Grand Total: $2.57
Assuming 1000 shares per trade, that's $2570.00

Trades for Friday 8/03/07

Closing Trades:
Sld GTI @ 17.49 (at the open)
BC MOLX @ 25.07 (at the open)

Several today with positive earnings guidance
All would have worked per the strategy.

Opening Trades:
SS NTAP @ 22.91 (3:59)
SS VSCN @ 16.03 (3:59)

Gutt Shabbos, All!

Trades for Thursday 8/2/07

Closing Trades:
BC JNY @ 21.73
Sld IRM @ 28.04

Positive Earnings for:
ALl were fine except WGL

Opening trades:
Buy GTI @ 16.99 3:58
SS MOLX @ 25.35 3:59

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Trades for Wednesday 8/01/07

The wild ride continues.....

Closing Trades:
BC VCI @ 11.78 9:36
Sld HW @ 16.49 at the open
Sld LBY ????? - ok in my own defense - I have no idea what happened with this one!! I didn't really trade it, and because of that didn't look at it that closely...the average volume on it is very low and I should not have recommended it. Mea culpa!

Positive Earnings Guidance for
All would have been fine

Opening Trades at the Close:
Buy IRM @ 28.24 3:58
SS JNY @ 21.83 3:59

**Warning on JNY - they are apparently selling off part of their business - the news came out late in the trading day and I missed it. Lesson learned...hopefully it won't be an expensive one!


So my son and my SO have been nurturing a sunflower plant for quite a few months. They planted it during a little presentation at the Brooklyn Children's Museum and when it got big enough they planted outside. It got really tall and the flower was just about to open, when it was felled by our evil 7 year old neighbor! This is my Homage to the Sunflower!

Thought for the Day...

You have but one life to lead. If you go to your grave with a list of "reasons why I didn't" as long as your street, all it means is that YOU DIDN'T. - Andrew Matthews

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Trades for Tuesday 7/31/07

(Photo Disclaimer: I FOUND this pic online, I didn't take it - however - its totally how I feel - in way over my head, with my training wheels and helmet - but I'm taking it on, DAMN IT!!!)

Welcome to the Wild Ride!

Closing Trades:
Sld GYMB @ 40.90 (at the open)
Sld NNN @ 21.74 (at the open)

Positive earnings guidance for:
All but LBY were fine for the strategy

Opening Trades (at the close):
ok - so the market was tanking at the close, so I was VERY hesitant about going long....for myself I only shorted, but I did have two long picks. I didn't not actually amke the purchases - but I will include them in the strategy calculations.

SS VCI @ 11.86 3:39
Buy HW @ 16.14
Buy LBY @ 19.96

Have a good evening!

Ahh....The Lazy Days of Summer!

If you're a kid, of course!

Photo Credit: Zev's Dad

Monday, July 30, 2007

Trades for Monday 7/30/07

My worst performace since starting this stategy....blah!

Closing Trades:
BC VECO @ 18.45 (yuk!!! It was upgraded today!)
Sld BPO @ 23.40 (@ the open)
Sld PGI @ 11.75

A few to choose from today with positive earning guidance:
all were ok if in before 9:34 - POR had a problem if not - the others were fine.

Opening Trades:
Buy GYMB @ 39.48 3:59
Buy NNN @ 21.11 3:59

Enjoy your evening!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

A Birthday Tribute.....

For one of my best friends! (Don't worry - it will just take a minute!)

Tables turned again
And you my friend
You and I face each other
Oh time and time out
I know it's sometimes hard
But knowing just oh
That we will get along
'til we are old and gray
And doubled up
We're doubled up, we'll sit
And laugh of times were hard
And laugh of times
When we thought
All it would end, it all was over
Then again
And know that i'm your rich rain
And to leave you out, i'll die
Oh my friend
It will be you untill the end with me
....#40 DMB

Happy Birthday!!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Strategy Results for Week of 7/23-7/27

TPX - $0.40
STX - ($0.27)

CRNT - $0.30
ACI - $0.85
LPNT - $0.44

CPO - $0.98
NFLX - $0.10
LXK - $0.12

ALGN - $0.10
PFCB - $0.10

ELON - $0.17
NEWP - $0.10
AGP - $0.10

Total: $3.49 - Assuming 1000 shares per trade, that's $3490.00

Trades for Friday 7/27/07

Another rocky day!

Closing Trades:
BC ELON @ 19.49
BC NEWP @ 13.37
Sld AGP @ 27.78

A few positive earnings guidance plays today:
All would have worked per the strategy

I'm revealing my opening trades at the close before I do them because I'm on baby watch and on my way to NY and won't be back online until Sunday...

Opening Trades (@ the close)

Gutt Shabbos!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Trades for Thursday 7/26/07

Rough out there today! I need a drink!

Closing Trades:
Sld ALGN @ 27.79 10:04 (I wasn't waiting for this one, given market conditions today, however, I could have gotten 20 cents)
BC PFCB @ 32.90 10:17 (YES, the market was tanking, YES every other stock and its brother was tanking as well...BUT WAIT! This piece of crap waited and waited til it finally gave up..I was patient - but not patient enough for more than 10 cents! I just wanted out!)

There were several with positive earnings guidance today, however, again, given the market today, I wasn't wanting to go long. Ironically, all would have worked! Why? Say it with me now...........Cuz Sara didn't actually trade them!

Opening Trades:
SS ELON @ 19.66 3:58
SS NEWP @ 13.47 3:59
Buy AGP @ 27.68 3:59

Enjoy the evening!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Trades for Wednesday 7/25/07

Again, good results today, especially since I didn't actually trade them!

Closing Trades:
Sld CPO @ 45.80 (at the open)
BC NFLX @ 15.97 12:11
BC LXK @ 44.78 (at the open)

Several today with positive earnings guidance:
*Did not work for the strategy. All others did.

Opening Trades:
Buy ALGN @ 27.69 3:58
SS PFCB @ 33.00 3:59
(I actually did these trades)
Have a great night, y'all!

From the Music Vault

I haven't heard this song in years, but I heard it today, and for some reason, it has always reminded me of girls in my line of work. Perhaps because of the few financial references in it or perhaps simply because it was a popular song around the same time I was enmeshed in a real Wall St. job! Either way, its a great song! I'm dedicating it to all the Trader Girls out there (Including you REBEL!!) Enjoy!

I want a girl with a mind like a diamond
I want a girl who knows whats best
I want a girl with shoes that cut
And eyes that burn like cigarettes
I want a girl with the right allocation
Whos fast, and thorough, and sharp as a tack
Shes playing with her jewelry, shes putting up her hair
Shes touring the facility and picking up slack
I want a girl with a short skirt,
And a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong jacket

I want a girl who gets up early
I want a girl who stays up late
I want a girl with uninterrupted prosperity
Who uses a machetti to cut through red tape
With fingernails that shine like justice
And a voice that is dark like tinted glass
She is fast, thorough, and sharp as a tack
Shes touring the facility and picking up slack
I want a girl with a short skirt,
And a long, long jacket

Short Skirt, Long Jacket

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Results/Picks for Tuesday 7/24/07

Of course my picks did well! I didn't really trade them!!! Geez!

Closing Trades:
Sld CRNT @ 14.03 (at the open)
BC ACI @ 32.45 (at the open)
BC LPNT @ 31.80 (at the open)

Two positive earnings plays today:
Both were fine per the strategy

Opening Trades:
Buy CPO @ 44.82 3:59
SS NFLX @ 16.07 3:59
SS LXK @ 44.90 3:38

Again - did not actually trade today...back to regularly scheduled trading tomorrow!


Monday, July 23, 2007

Results/Picks for Monday 7/23/07

Closing Trades:
Sld TPX @ 32.60 (at the open)
BC BRCM @ 34.30
BC STX @ 24.88 (27 cent loss)
BC PSSI @ 16.40
BC XLNX @ 27.16
Since I didn't actually trade any of these, for strategy calculations, I'll use TPX and STX.

Much to choose from per strategy:
All with positive earnings guidance. All worked except for CRNT.

Opening Trades (at the close)
Going long, any of the above are good, but I'll pick:
Buy CRNT @ 13.73
SS ACI @ 33.30
SS LPNT @ 32.24


Sunday, July 22, 2007

To M.L.:

Welcome back from the country! You were missed!


Picks for Friday 7/20/07 @ the Close

My best friend is about to give brith any minute so I am back and forth to New York this week. I was there over shabbos and didn't get a chance to actually trade on Friday afternoon.

Here are my picks for opening trades, however....
(All Friday Close)
Buy TPX @ 32.20
SS STX @ 24.61
SS XLNX @ 27.26
SS PSSI @ 16.50
SS BRCM @ 34.40

Take your pick!

I am not actually making any trades tomorrow (Monday) or Tuesday because of Tisha B'Av. I will be making picks however. Back to a regularly scheduled trading on Wednesday at the close.


Friday, July 20, 2007

Results Week Ending 7/20/07


MCD - $0.20

KEY - $0.17
IPCR - $0.13

ORB - $0.10
PPDI - $0.10

AVCI - $0.15
CTAS - $0.04
HBAN - $0.10

Total: $0.99 (assuming 1000 shares per trades, that's $990.00)
Not bad, not great, but at least I didn't loose.

Trades for Friday 7/20/07

Closing Trades:
Sld AVCI @ 11.54 (premarket)
BC HBAN @ 20.26 (premarket)
BC CTAS @ 38.37 (at open)

I am in New York for Shabbos and I didn't have time for daytrades today. I will post my Opening Trades on Motzei Shabbos!

Gutt Shabbos all!


Thursday, July 19, 2007

Trades for Thursday 7/19/07

Have you noticed I've been hanging in for 15-20 cents instead of just 10? Yea - that didn't happen today - no patience! (And Zev was seriously late for camp!)

Closing Trades:
Sld ORB @ 23.85 9:36 (got as high as 24.22)
BC PPDI @ 33.98 9:32 (got as low as 33.04)

Several positive earnings guidance plays today to choose from:
all would have worked per the strategy....
ELY would not have worked.

Opening trades @ the close:
Buy AVCI @ 11.39 3:58
SS CTAS @ 38.41 3:59
SS HBAN @ 20.36 3:59