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


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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!

Trades for Wednesday 7/18/07

By the skin of my teeth....

Closing Trades:
Sld KEY @ 36.83 9:40
BC IPCR @ 29.79 9:30

Tough going today for longs...ORB and USNA both had good earnings guidance. If purchased per the strategy between 9:35 and 9:40, USNA made money, ORB struggled a bit.

Opening Trades:
Buy ORB @ 23.75 3:59
SS PPDI @ 34.08 3:58


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

An Indigo Girls Moment...........

For You #1:

"......All the shiny little trinkets of temptation - something new instead of something old. All you gotta do is scratch beneath the surface and it's fools gold......"

And For You #2:

"............ so what is love then is it dictated or chosen does it sing like the hymns of 1000 years or is it just pop emotion? And if it ever was here and it left does it mean it was never true and to exist it must elude is that why i think these things of you?....."

Trades for Tuesday 7/17/07

Closing Trades:
Sld MCD @ 52.32 9:36

A few to choose from today, all with positive earnings guidance news:
if purchased between 9:35 and 9:40 per strategy both would have been fine.

Opening Trades @ Close:
Buy KEY @ 36.66
SS IPCR @ 29.92


Monday, July 16, 2007

Trades for Monday 7/16/07

Happy Monday, All!

Closing Trades:
None today - there was nothing going on for the strategy to trade at the close on Friday

Day Trades:
Nothing going on for the daytrading strategy in the price range that I typically buy, so I went with MCD (good earnings guidance) @ 52.23, 9:34........Sld @ 52.43, 9:57 - didn't do much but go down past that.....but I'm practicing for 20 cents.

Opening Trades (@ the close)
Again, not much going on, long or short, in the price range that I typically like, so I'm sticking with MCD:
Buy MCD @ 52.12, 3:59

Friday, July 13, 2007

Weekly Results - The Bulls Have It!

Here is a summary of the trades for this week:

SLP - $1.39
IBKR - $0.07

HBAN - $0.10
PLCE - $0.10

ATVI - $0.10
PRFT - $0.10

ACGY - $.10
CPKI - ($.28)

CTR - $0.54
BLKB - (0.44)
VSCN - $0.26

TOTAL: $2.14
Assuming a purchase of 1000 per trade, thats $2140.00 net profit this week.

Trades for Friday 7/13/07

Closing Trades:

Sld CTR @ 24.75 (premarket)
Sld BLKB @ 22.85 (at the close)
BC VSCN @ 18.75 (at the open)

There were a few securities with positive earnings guidance, but nothing worth trading, namely, WTI and ESIO, but the news on these two indicated negative stuff, and both stayed down the whole day, so I wasn't about to touch them.

For the same reason, there were no opening trades at the close today. All of the short possibilities either had no volume or a low price. So I'm taking the day off on Monday...............oh the possibilities!!!! I'm open to suggestions!

Gutt Shabbos all!


Thursday, July 12, 2007

Trades for Thurs. 7/12/07

I hate pizza today!!

Closing Trades:
BC CPKI @ 26.56 at the close (BLAH!!!!)
Sld ACGY @ 26.37 (got as high as 27.20)

Today's positive guidance: CTR and BLKB. CTR was fine if you were in before 9:38 (I wasn't). BLKB was fine.

Opening Trades:
Buy BLKB @ 23.29 3:58
Buy CTR @ 24.21 3:58
SS VSCN @ 19.01 3:59

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Wednesday Trades 7/11/07

The Lesson of the Day....PATIENCE!!!!

Ok people - it was rocky this morning - patience and belief in the strategy was definitely necessary! But it paid off....

Closing Trades:
Sld PRFT @ 22.04 (got to 22.13)
Sld ATVI @ 19.29 (got to 19.36)

Positive earnings guidance for ACGY - however - not the best for daytrading today - it stayed pretty steady (if you must know, I'm still in @ 26.27)

Opening Trades:
Buy ACGY @ 26.27
SS CPKI @ 20.28

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Tuesday Trades 7/10/07

Rough market today...

Closing Trades:
BC HBAN @ 21.74 9:31 (if I would have waited another 30 seconds, I would have gotten 30 cents - oh well!)
BC PLCE - down as love as 44.59 today (I didn't actually trade this one)

Daytrading Strategy:
Positive earnings guidance this morning for ATVI, GHS, PBG.
ATVI and PBG could have been traded early (9:35 or so) for profit later in the day. GHS trades with fairly low volume. I wouldn't have recommended daytrading it for this reason, and it tanked anyway.

Opening Trades:
Buy ATVI @ 19.19 3:59
Buy PRFT @ 21.93/21.94 3:59


Monday, July 9, 2007

Rebel's Gold Star Pick...AA

Hopefully you took that short position on AA on the hunch that their earnings would suck! Because you were indeed correct! Down 50 cents in afterhours trading....gold star for you!

Monday Trades 7/9/07

Not a bad day...

Closing trades:

Sld SLP @ 11.84 9:31 (a gift!)
BC IBKR @ 24.84 9:36

Opening trades at the close:

SS HBAN @ 21.84
SS PLCE @ 46.42

@ 9:35 XFML
@ 9:35 AXYS
Both worked.


Friday, July 6, 2007

I've Been Tagged!

I've been tagged by Rebelwithacause!
Here are the rules. Each player lists 13 facts/habits about themselves.
The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed.
At the end of the post, the player then tags 3 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

This is hard to do – I don’t want to appear too psychotic!
Here goes...

1. I hate to eat in front of people.When I am at a Shabbos table with others, I basically nibble on Challah, but do not partake of all the yummy food with gusto, as I would do were I alone.

2. Some mornings I give my son pizza bagels for breakfast! He’s a picky eater, but I figure its less sugar than most cereals plus veggies! (Well – tomato sauce!!) I also figure that he Is the reason I wake up in the morning, so it’s the least I can do!

3. I’m a vegetarian. My whole family is and I grew up that way (strange for a frum family – I know) Even stranger was that my father owned the only kosher butcher store in the town where I grew up – yes – you read that correctly, a frum, vegetarian butcher. But I’m in no way a crazy tofu eating liberal – so enjoy your cows all ye carnivores!

4. I love to read. Books give me a wonderful escape from the real world. My reading habits vary, as I can read all sorts of literature from a classic play to a trashy magazine. I also MUST finish a book in one sitting.

5. I do not have a lot of real friends, rather I have a lot of acquaintances. The friends I do have though, are very close and dear to me and I would do literally anything for them!

6. I am a procrastinator. All of my friends know what “Sara-time” is and adjust accordingly! I push off doing stuff I need to do, or I have others do them for me! Perhaps I am just lazy sometimes, who knows? No – I know – I’m lazy!

7. My taste in men (and women) is unique. I often find people who others think are ugly to be attractive and cute, depending upon their personality and attitude. To me personality is more important than looks. I’m a total sucker for musicians as well! There’s a reason why funny looking musicians get hot girls!!!

8. I do not drink coffee. I do enjoy a good tea though.

9. I am not a girlie girl nor am I a tomboy. I don't wear makeup or a lot of jewelry. My favorite color isn't pink, and I am a good driver. I also don’t get manicures or pedicures – I can’t stand strangers touching me in any way!

10. I have hard to manage, curly hair. When I was a kid, the ONLY reason I wanted to get married was so that I could wear a sheitel and not have to deal with it. I still feel its pretty much the only reason!

11. I have the highly developed sense of humor of a 12 year old boy. I thought Jackass was a classic! Ok – maybe not a classic, but definitely in my top 5 favorite movies!

12. I have been in love with 3 people in my life….and in hate with one!

13. I consider myself a very lucky person! Sure I've been though a lot of crap in my life - who hasn't? But I thank Hashem everyday that I have an awesome son, a wonderful SO, and terrific friends! I really couldn't ask for much more.

Thanks to the one that helped me with this! It was fun!

Now I tag:
Gevezener Illuy


Trades for July 6, 2007

Sld SONO @ 36.25 2:59

New opening trades at the close:

Buy SLP @ 10.95 - although in doing more research it looks like my sources aren't correct - guidance was provided on Tuesday, but for some reason its listing it the guidance as today...so we'll see
SS IBKR @ 24.91

A good shabbos to everyone!


Thursday, July 5, 2007

Enough of This Frivolity!!!!

So the postings for the past week have been fairly worthless in terms of trading - for two reasons:
1) I was having fun fooling around with my blog,
2) it was slim pickings for my strategy (I assume because of the short trading week)

HOWEVER, I am rededicating myself starting with an opening trade on Friday by the close.

Today's pick that I should/would have done is the following:

Buy SONO @ 36.15


Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Wishing Everyone...

A Happy and Safe 4th of July!!!

Plus I'm the boss of me!

Have a....

I've never been sure why people wish each other "An easy fast", because, its not suppose to be EASY...is it? So to those of you who are fasting today, I wish for you a SUCCESSFUL (?) and PRODUCTIVE (again, ?) fast!

Monday, July 2, 2007

A Tribute.....

That's Me...

Results of Friday's picks.... of course I didn't really trade them - they were too good!!

Sld AZZ @ 34.50 @ open
BC AHM @ 18.17 @ 9:33

Nothing for overnight....til tomorrow!