Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Yearly Round Up.....

Things are typically slow the last week of the year, so Ive had a chance to go back and calculate my return on all of my picks that I made this year.  It wasnt too bad, though I admit, I hoped it was more, but in such a sucky market, I'll take it.

So I grossed 151% (this means if I traded $10000 everyday, my gross profit without touching the original trading capital is $15100, a total of $25100) This doesnt include commission or margin interest costs.  Sticking to a set strategy has really helped.  My issue in the coming year will probably be indentifying t he turning point in the economy and switching  to my long strategy, but until then, im sticking with the shorts.

You can check out all of my picks for the past year here.

Even The Muslims Hate OJ!

Or something like that!

(ht to The  Muqata)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Trades for Monday 12/22/08

Closing Trades:
Bot back LEG with 1.7% and AG with 2.3%

Strategy Picks for the Close:

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Chanuka Everyone!

My Friday Non-Pick

I havent been trading on Friday since Shabbos starts so early, but here's what I would have picked..........

A Short of CTAS


Catching Up - Trades for Thursday 12/18/08

Closing Trades:
Got back SLAB with 1.9%
LEG is still open

Strategy Picks for the Close:

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Trades for Wednesday 12/17/08

Closing Trades:
nothing today - nothing was open

Strategy Trades for the Close:

Monday, December 15, 2008

Trades for Monday 12/15/08

Closing Trades:
Finally got rid of KR with 1.8%

No new picks!

The World's Longest Commercial....

but amusing!



Hat Tip: AC

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Trades for Friday 12/12/08 and Weekly Wrap Up

Closing Trades:
Got rid of SWK with 3.3% at the open.
We are still short KR.

No new picks today - shabbos is too early.

Weekly Wrap Up:
Weekly Total:  9.2%

Monthly Total So Far:  21.6%

Just a Pic.....

Zev and his Baby!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


In need opinions about a post, but I recognize that the pics may be offensive to some.  That's your warning.

The post is here.

Trades for Thursday 12/11/08

Closing Trades:
Got rid of my short of MTN with 2.4%
Still short KR, but Im ok with it!

Strategy Trades for the Close:
Short SWK

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Trades for Tuesday 12/09/08

Closing Trades:
Bought back MMM with 3.5%

Strategy Picks for the Close:
(Though I am acknowledging that any agreement with the Big 3 will make the markets rally...)

You Would If You Could...

So I was thinking...what would I do if I could, in terms of work?  Im lucky in that I LOVE trading.  But if I didnt have any restrictions (monetary, religious, etc) Id totally want to be a roller derby girl and/or a tattoo artist....how about you?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Trades for mOnday 12/08/08

No Closing Trades - Nothing was open.

Strategy Trades for the Close:
Short MMM

Friday, December 5, 2008

Trades for Friday 12/05/08 and Weekly Wrap Up

Closing Trades:
Bought back SLB with 1.2%.  Could have gotten more.......but I gotta make shabbos!

Here's how the week shaped up:
Weekly Total: 12.4%

Monthly Total So Far:  12.4%

Think I'll take it........its my best week in a while!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Trades for Thursday 12/04/08

Closing Trades:
Bought back both EMN and BBBY  with 2.9% and 2.5%, respectively.

Strategy Picks for the Close:
Short SLB

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Looks like Im screwed on STJ........crap crap crap!!

(Update 9:46):  ok - never mind.....i got out with 1.7%.

Strategy Picks for the Close:

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Trades for Tuesday 12/2/08

No Closing trades.  Nothing is open.

Strategy Picks for the Close:

Short STJ
(this isnt my regular strategy.  Im testing one out.)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Trades for Monday 12/1/08

Closing Trades:
Bought back FRO with 7% at the open

No picks for the close.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Weekly and Monthly Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up:

TECD:  3.0%
DE:  1.4%
Weekly Total:  4.4%

Monthly Total:  21.2%

Friday, November 28, 2008

Trades for Friday 11/28/08

Closing Trades:
Bought back DE with 1.4%

Strategy Picks for the Close:
Short FRO

Nothing Left to Say....

Hashem Yokum Damam
Baruch Dayan Emes

Thursday, November 27, 2008

For Liz......!!

My comment to your last post.......:-)

(See I made it just for you!!  It would encapsulate your words very nicely.......just point to the shirt......and should some idiot shmo still not understand, and u are forced to beat his/her ass, ur identity is easily be concealed....after all, isnt that what hoodies are for?)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Trades for Wednesday 11/26/08

Closing Trades:
We bought back TECD with $0.50 for 3%

Strategy Picks for the Close:
Short DE

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Trades for Tuesday 11/25/08

Closing Trades:
None today - nothing was open

Strategy Picks for the Close:
Short TECD

Great Company Names.....

A few posts ago I commented on LFD's blog about how his wife should start a company cuz she's quite good at carving watermelons for simchos and I mentioned I could come up with good names for her company if she were to make one!  (Im sure lots of you could!)

I appreciate a good business name.  Here are a few I've seen lately:

1)  Knobs and Knockers (they sell pulls and knobs for cabinets and doors in Lahaska, PA)
2)  Lets Get Stoned (granite and stone contractor in Horsham, PA)
3)  Superior Screw Company  (guess what they make........screws, silly!)

Have any companies you've used or seen in the past with cool names?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Trades for Friday 11/21/08 and Weekly Wrap Up

Closing Trades:
Got out of PDCO with 2.7%

No new picks for Friday.....

Weekly Wrap Up:
MDT - 1.3%
PDCO - 2.7%
Weekly Total:  3.9%

Month to Date:  16.8%

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Trades for Thursday 11/20/08

Closing Trades:
Nothing was open.
We got out of MDT with 37 cents.  Again - could have gotten more with patience.  So 1.2% for now.

Strategy Pick for the Close:
Short PDCO

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Trades for Tuesday 11/18/08

Closing Trades:
We closed BOBE last week evenly......a little more patience would have yielded a gain.  I didnt have patience.

Strategy Picks for the Close:
no longs.


Some Brotherly Love...

Zev and The Pastrami

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Trades for Wednesday 11/12/08

Closing Trades:
Bot TJX @ 3.6%

Strategy Picks for the Close:
No Longs.


Guess Who Doesn't Employ the 7 Second Delay?


(Note: If four letter words offend you, do NOT click the video - in fact if 4 letter words offend you, don't read my f***ing blog!)

The best part is he doesn't even realize he said it, and he kept on going!  Classic.

(Hey - when you watch MSNBC all day, you live for these moments!!!  Give me a break!)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Trades for Tuesday 11/11/08

Closing Trades:
Bought back ED with 2%.

Strategy Pick for the Close:
No longs.


Thanks for Your Service!

Happy Veterans' Day!

And for the kids...click here!

(Hat tip - Lakewood Falling Down - thanks!)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Trades for Monday 11/10/08

No closing trades.  Nothing is open.

Strategy Picks for the Close:
No Longs.


Turning Disaster Into Art...

This is a cool article about an artist giving the people on Wall Street a (small) voice........a cool idea!

Trying to think what I would write......

Friday, November 7, 2008

Wrap Up for the Week of Nov 3-7 2008

Nothing new for Friday, but we bought back CXW with half a point (3.3%)

Here are the totals for the week:
MGA - 1.5%
GET - 3%
CXW - 3.3%
Weekly Total:  7.3%

(not bad, huh?)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Trade for Thursday 11/06/08

Closing Trades:
We got out nicely on GET and bought back with about 3%.

Strategy Picks for the Close:
No Longs.


Hey! iamestherhadassah!!

Hope all is doing well by you!  Come by more often!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Trades for Wednesday 11/5/08

Closing Trades:
We bought back MGA with $0.50 (1.5%)

Strategy Picks for the Close:
No Longs

(watch your %'s here due to the price of the stock)

Just Curious.....

Who is visiting here from New Paltz, NY?

HELP!! Information Overload!

We had the first round of parent/teacher conferences for Zev last night and his reading teacher told us that she thinks Zev may have dyslexia.  We got things rolling for the IU to come in and evaluate, but I have been trying to do some research online........omg there is so much information out there!

I know I have some educators that read this blog........can anyone point me in the right direction to start?


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Trades for Monday 11/4/08

No closing trades - nothing was open.....

Strategy Picks for the Close:
No longs


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Hello, My Name is Bob, and Im Calling on Behalf of the Obama Campaign.....

Ok - so Im not voting for Obama, but there is a registered independent voter with liberal leanings living in my house.  As a result, over the past few days, we have received at least 6 phone calls a day and 2 or more knocks on the door a day asking said independent voter to vote for Obama, and telling him where the polling place is in our area as well as offering rides to the polling place to vote........which I think would be amusing to schedule since the polling place is four doors down from our house!

Anyway - though one can admire Obama supporter's zeal.......its freaking annoying!!  I was woken up twice from a shabbos nap!!  And the more annoying thing is that said independent won't TELL them that s/he is planning on voting for Obama anyway so they will leave us alone!!

Have they come for you too??

Oh - BTW - we have heard NOTHING from the McCain campaign.....hmmm.......but if they don't bother your shabbos nap, Id say.....vote for 'em!

Friday, October 31, 2008

School and Baseball......

So baseball fever has hit Philly in the wake of the World Series win.  I couldnt care less about baseball.....or any other sport for that matter - so maybe thats my issue with the following comments and I acknowledge my lack of team spirit, but heres the deal.....

Last night Zev's school sent a mass voicemail to parents (yes, a very fancy system, who's stated purpose was to inform parents when there is an emergency - yea ok) saying that the children should come to school wearing red and white today and that the children would be participating at school in a large rally in honor of the Phillies........

Um, hello  - i have issues here!!  How about some parsha which Zev has yet to learn this year....how about you go back and teach my kid something about sukkos and simchas torah - cuz he learned NUTHIN'!  Im really not happy paying almost $2k/month in tuition to have my kid go to a rally for a baseball team........

Sure - Im all about fun......and I really dont begrudge anyone their sports - to each their own....but seriously!!!

Steven saying Im being unreasonable, maybe I am.

Go Away........Please!

"I've got my sight now
I see everything you hid
So don't you try to right now
All the wrong you did
I might forget you
But not forgive "

.....Natalie Merchant, Seven Years

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Trades for Wednesday 10/29/08

Closing Trades:
None - still short CTL

Picks for the Close:
No longs



Being a Philly Girl, I Guess I Have To.........


Bring on the hate.

No, I didn't watch the game.......so how do I know the Phillies won?  Every idiot that drives down my street is honking and waking up my kids.........stupid Phillies fans.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Trades for Monday 10/28/08

Closing Trades:
None - nothing open.

Opening Trades:
no longs


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Trades for Friday 10/24/08

So it didnt take a genius to short anything at the close on Thursday - 98% of stocks we down on Friday, so needless to say, all picks were fine.

No new picks for the close of Friday, due to the drastic drop....Ill wait til Monday.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Sure, Jews Do Weird Stuff.....

like kaparos, and shaking lulavim.....

But xtians are waaaaaaaaaay stranger!!!

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

HT: my babydaddy

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Back to the Regularly Scheduled Program....

Strategy Trades for the Close:

No Longs


Friday, October 10, 2008


Im a stock market junky........Ive been so as long as I can remember.  I can talk stocks and the market all day long (much to the chagrin of my friends and family).  This market has been pretty extraordinary and I think even the average non-junky has noticed.
So I have a question............how has all of this financial/market crisis effected you personally?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Short Selling

I get asked a lot about short selling.  It seems to confuse people, but here's a great article...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ok - The Last Baby Post!!

Amitai Yitzchak's Bris

Well, Well......

Who called the Dow below 10k?
Anyway - yes Im still trading........no, Im not long ANYTHING!  Which means, since earnings season hasnt kicked in yet, Im not trading everyday.
Today's pick - short AYI
Thursday's pick - short MOS - kept until Monday - yielded over $1
Im not totally confident about today's pick.  Any little good news will make the market swing in the other direction, but it fits.....

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Just A Few More Pics!

Baby loves his big brother!


Monkey Face!!

Zev loves his baby!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Important Post from Rafi.........

Rafi over at Life in Israel has taken the time out to write and send a letter to the JP regarding Dr. Twerski's resignation from Dov Hikind's task force on sexual abuse in our schools.

Please read his post and consider sending a letter of your own!


Thursday, September 18, 2008

5000 Visitors!

Some hit from Romania - but hey - it's 5000 visitors in a little over a year!  I know its small potatoes for some bloggers, but Im pretty excited!  But, more than that, Im actually happy Ive stuck with something this long!  Ive met some really great people, so thanks guys!


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Quote of the Day....

"If you're a trader, 40 percent of the time, you're wrong," said Ari Kiev, a New York city psychiatrist who treats financial sector workers and author of "Mastering Trading Stress."

"Part of job is learning how to ride out downturns," Kiev said. "You have more experience dealing with disasters than the ordinary person."

Hang in there!

It's Been Real............

So long Merrill and Lehman Bros....who'da thunk it?

I wonder who's next?

Your views my former Bear Stearns employed friend?.........

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Couldn't Let This One Go By.....

I don't often comment on things like this, mostly because its too close to home, but I have to say - what the hell is wrong with our people?

This item was in Vos Iz Neias.

Why are there people that want so badly to suppress this information? I really, really don't get it. But then again.......I guess Im not surprised.

Almost makes me want to hand in my "frum" card.....if I even have one to begin with........

As an aside - how come Yeshiva World will report on stupidity like a music hechsher, but not something like this? (at least as of 7:00 pm)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

'Nuf Said.....

Had Enough......

File Under: People Are Stupid

When you're pregnant, people say a lot of stupid things to you. Anything from, wow - how'd that happen?? to unwanted advice and horror stories.

Today I had the most stupid comment so far, I think. Someone (a frum person actually) asked me when I was due, my response, of course, was 9/11. Oh! they said, you dont want to give birth on that day!!! I kinda knew what they meant, but out of curiosity, just to see what they would say, i asked why...Well - you know - it was such a bad day! Yes it was, I said, but does that mean that no good things should ever happen on that day? After all, Tisha B'Av was a sad day too, but isn't Moshiach supposed to be born on Tisha B'Av? They stopped talking to me after that.......

Seriously I didnt mean to be a smartass and I guess the knee-jerk reaction to my due date IS to say - Oh that's horrible! - but really....why can't good things come from bad? If not, the terrorists win!

Or in other words.....think before you open your mouth to say something stupid to a hormonal pregnant woman in the homestretch!

Thank you!

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Cutest!

I was watching a rerun of Sarah Palin's acceptance speech yesterday (since 
NPR cut off the live feed the other night - stupid liberals).  Anyway - beyond all the blah blah, this was the highlight, IMHO......

So I have This Friend......

my age, I went to school with her.  She's the type of girl who is very supportive of every stupid thing Ive ever done in my life (and continue to do).  Over the years she has gone "off the derech", (as I did at one point) but has told me that she has been going to chabad and has expressed an interest in being frum again, but through all of this talk, she continues to date her non-Jewish boyfriend.  The reason, she says, is that no frum guy wants her right now (she hasn't actually made the commitment to be frum again, so THAT would be why).

Now she tells me that, with her (frum) parents blessing, she will be marrying her non-Jewish boyfriend in the near future.  She wants to have children and a family, etc.  She insists that she will be able to send her children to yeshiva and be frum, even though her husband isnt Jewish, and maybe she can.  However, thought Im very much a "live and let live" kind of person, I strongly disagree, and am having a REALLY hard time feeling excited for her.

On one hand, I guess if she's happy, and her parents dont care, then, why should I?  I suppose the answer lies in the bigger picture.  I strongly feel that to intermarry, and by extension, support it, is to contribute to the downfall of the Jewish people.  (For the record, my SO thinks this is a very extreme view).

So now, what do I do?  So far I have managed to steer wedding talk to a different topic, but its only a matter of time before I will be forced to say something, either outright, or in the form of declining an invitation.

What would you do?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Trades for Thursday 9/4/08

No Closing Trades.
Nothing Open.

Strategy Trades for the Close:

No Longs.

Yes!!! This Is Still a Trading Blog!

Now that Zev is in school, I have a little more time, so Ive decided to tie up a few loose ends - one being to post my trades from mid-July.  Of course, they are posted at www.tr8ergirl.com (go there, buy a subscription!!), but since this is a tr8ergirl blog, I should post here as well.  So here's goes, in a nutshell:

Profit/Loss for July 2008:
EBAY (or XLNX)...$0.50
ATR................$0.50 or GILD......$0.89
DST (or DOV)..$0.50
BDC (or TEX)..$0.50
BEAV............($0.35) or MTW...$0.50
ADP.................$0.50 or AKAM..($0.35)
Total: $4.80 (This is the "worst case scenario" using the losses when there is a choice)

If you traded in 200 share lots, your profit would be $960.00.
If you traded in 500 share lotss, your profit would be $2400.

YTD Totals:
200 share lots: $6646.00
500 share lots: $16868.00
So thats July - August coming later......................

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Because Paying $1900 in Tuition Every Month Isn't Enough.....

Zev starts school tomorrow, and, as usual, I have been procrastinating in getting his school supplies. So I dug out the list today so we can go............HELLO!!!! It's sooooo freakin' long (and SPECIFIC!!) Look!!!

* 24 sharpened pencils (um...isnt that like asking to provide a chalkboard??)
* 2 erasers  (there are 24 erasers on the sharpened pencils, no?)
* 1 pair of pointed Fiskar scissors (so the dollar store ones don't cut as well, I guess)
* 6 UHU glue sticks (white)  (6??? And besides, remember that big pot of Elmer's glue they would give you to share while doing a project, and that smell!  And the token kid that would eat it!  Ha!  Good times!)
* Assorted highlighers  (to highlight our college textbooks??  In 2nd grade??)
* 7 folders with bottom pockets, one of each of the following colors:
red, purple, yellow, white, green, dark blue, student's choice
(Im speechless on this one..)
* 1 pack of colored pencils (12)
* 1 pack thin markers (8)
* 1 pack thick markers (8)
* 1 pack crayons (16)
* 3 black/white composition books
* 2 boxes of tissues (sleeves, kids, sleeves!)
* 12 yarmulkas (how about the one he wears to school with a ton of clips in it?)
* 1 ruler with inches and centimeters
* 1 box quart sized Ziploc storage baggies  (IDK, I totally picture the morah taking home all the boxes of baggies and using them to pack her kids' lunches everyday)
* 1 small pencil sharpener
* 1 rainy day game (stop it!!  Paper, crayons, scissors, all of which I provided...what else do you need on a rainy day??)
* 1 smock
* 7 recent photos (will not be returned)
* 2 small, different photos of your child with a close up of your child's face (will not be returned)  
(so when he runs away, the cops will know what he looks like??)



I mean really.....what school doesnt provide flipping pencils to the kids? When I was a kid (ugh!) my mother send me to school with maybe a few notebooks and a folder. You got the pencils, crayons, etc at school - you know, those cool big crayons...and markers? Who the hell was allowed to use markers in 2nd grade anyway??

And families with multiple children......I don't know how you do it!! Do public schools have such a list?

Do you really buy your kids all the stuff on the list?

Anyway - off to further empty the bank.....!!!!!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Zev's Brush with "Greatness"

Steven and Zev went to go visit Jordan at school today and went to the local skate shop, where they met Bam Magera. Steven heard he could be a bit of a douche when it comes to meeting fans, but thats not something that would deter Steven, so he asked for a pic. Bam was like, "Yea sure, whatever". Zev didnt really have any idea who he was (I mean, he's not Tony Hawk after all, lol) In fact, Zev probably thought Bam wanted his pic! (My son is a celebrity in his own mind! How's THAT for self esteem!!??) Anyway - here's the pic!

Have you had a recent brush with someone famous?

Oh - and here I am with all the boys....at YitzPeking (greatest kosher Chinese in Philly) for the Going to College (and 2nd Grade) dinner)

Good luck to everyone in the new school year!

Virtual Nesting

I havent quite gotten to REAL nesting at home yet (Steven is taking care of that!) but I did some cleaning out and adding to the blogroll.

I added a few new blogs, like The Muqata (a classic one, I know, I just havent had a chance to add it) and a new kid on the block, Lakewood Falling Down. so check them out!

I got rid of blogs whose authors havent posted in months (though I kept a two that I *hope* will return). I also got rid of one that doesnt have their own blogroll, nor do they allow comments. I dont know - I always kinda thought that was obnoxious.

This has been a big year for JBloggers leaving cyberspace.......whom do you miss the most?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

For The Readers of the Preg Blog.......

I know you've been waiting........

Not one, but TWO more posts.....


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Well, Its Been A While.

Yup, it has. Lots of little stressful things have been going on and I have been pretty unmotivated to blog.

The Pregnancy
Things have seemed to straighten themselves out here.  The baby is no longer breech, though to be sure we are still having an ultrasound on Monday.  Other than that, at 37 weeks, the waiting game has begun.  My doula has returned from Israel so I can uncross my legs (was that too crass??)

The Trading
The strategy is continuing to do what its supposed to do, ie, work.  The Tr8erGirl website has the track record and I do have a few subscribers, which is cool.  Looking for more though!!!  So buy a subscription and tell your friends to do the same! :-)

The Kid
Had a great summer at camp!  Even tried overnight for a night and loved it, and my fears that he would just walk away from camp never to been seen again did not materialize (B"H)!!  His surgery went fine as well.  He continues to progress well with his reading and is looking forward to being the best big brother ever.  He left with his dad to go "down the shore" for a few days and his instructions to me were - Mommy - don't have the baby til I get back!

The Other Stuff
Lots of other stuff is going on, some quite sad, but, Ive realized within the past few days, incredibly karmic in nature.  If so, Im happy to have the karmic part behind me and the debt paid.  

Anyway - going forward, Im going to try to continue to post at least the trades on a daily basis.  If I dont and your interested, you can alway find them at www.Tr8erGirl.com.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tables Turn Again...

hopefully for the good of all involved........

Just be happy!

Friday, July 25, 2008


Johnny Cash Rules!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Open for Business! This post will stay at the top for a while...new stuff is below it!)

I am pleased to announce the opening of my new stock picking website!! After a few weeks of thought, and a few more weeks of work (yes, I do work!) I am finally ready to launch it! Check it out:


(i can't get the link thingy to work, so you"ll have to cut and paste!)

If you or someone you know:
* Is looking to make some extra money.
* Is a stay at home mom who wants to suppliment the family income.
* Wants to learn more about trading without the information overload.
* Has an extra $2500-$5000 (or more) laying around and wants to put it to work.

Then spread the word!

The strategy is simple. The track record is great. The subscription price is cheap! What more do you want???

I will still be posting trades here, but only after the fact (which I typically do anyway) SO, if you want my picks BEFORE the market closes, please consider a subscription! (PLEASE!) I will be limiting subscriptions to 350 people (I'm not looking to move markets here) so hurry!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Trades for Tuesday 7/22/08

Closing Trades:
Sold DST @ 57.68
DOV was fine too.

Possible Trades for the Close:
No Shorts.


Monday, July 21, 2008

Please Daven for ............

Zev Meir ben Sara

My son is having minor surgery tomorrow morning.  I know its minor and all, but they are knocking him out, and it makes me nervous!


Friday, July 18, 2008

SAY What???

SAY (my long for the close of Thursday) was listed on briefing.com as coming out with earnings on Monday, before the market opened, however, this did not happen.  The (bad) earnings came out on Friday resulting in the drop in price.  I was not really long this stock, and Im taking it out of the equation, since it didnt ACTUALLY fit the strategy since the earnings didnt come out as originally reported.

Im thinking things turned out this way since the stock is an ADR and an Indian company.  But either way, it was reported on briefing,com incorrectly.


Trades for Friday 7/18/08

Closing Trades:
BC XLNX @ 23.44

Possible Trades for the Close:


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Trades for Thursday 7/17/08

Closing Trades:
Sold ATR @ 42.60

Possible Trades for the Close of the Day:


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Trades for Wednesday 7/16/08

Closing Trades:
Sold EBAY @ 27.42
XLNX was fine also

Possible Trades for the Close:
No Shorts (should be some tomorrow, namely, XLNX)


But you already would have known that if you had a subscription!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Trades for Tuesday 7/15/08

Closing Trades:
BC MTB @ 58.23 (again - the opening price)

Possible Trades for the Close:
No Shorts.

EBAY @ 26.92


Yesterday's Examples of Overthinking.....

Yes, yesterday's pick went well today. However, I didn't post any longs. I overthought the longs, I guess you could say, however, here is a list of the longs I was looking at that fit, but I didn't post:

(and all were good for $0.50 today)


Monday, July 14, 2008

As Promised..

Just for you! But for YOU (and you know who YOU are)...its free! :-)

You're Welcome!

Trades for Monday 7/14/08

Closing Trades:
Sold PII @ 39.29 (this was the price at the open)

Possible Trades for the Close:

No Longs

Enjoy the evening

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Trades for Friday 7/11/08

No Closing Trades. Nothing is open.

Possible Trades for the Close of the Market:
No Shorts

PII @ 38.37

Enjoy the weekend!


Israeli PM Agrees to Release More "Palestinians" (aka terrorists)

Perhaps I missed something here, but what is Israel getting in return for this gesture??????************************************

PARIS - An Israeli government official says Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has agreed to release an unspecified number of Palestinian prisoners.

The move is intended as an overture to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as the two sides try to move ahead on peace talks.

Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev said that in a meeting between the two men in Paris on Sunday, Abbas brought up the issue of the thousands of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

Regev says Olmert "agreed in principle" to such a release as a "gesture" to Abbas.

Because so many Palestinian families have members in Israeli jails, the issue is of prime importance for the Palestinian people.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

PARIS (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday that Israel and the Palestinians have never been closer to a peace deal than now.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, standing with Olmert at the French presidential palace, said both sides are "serious and want to achieve peace."

Meanwhile, Olmert also said Sunday that Israel hopes to have direct contacts with Syria soon. The rival neighbors have been holding indirect talks mediated by Turkey.

Olmert and Abbas held talks Sunday with French President Nicolas Sarkozy ahead of a sweeping summit launching the Union for the Mediterranean, bringing together leaders of some 40 nations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

"We have never been as close to a possible (peace) agreement as today," Olmert told reporters.

Repeated rounds of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks since a peace conference in Annapolis, Md., last year have produced little movement.

But the atmosphere was friendly when Olmert and Abbas posed on the steps of the Elysee Palace with Sarkozy in the center, arms linked.

Olmert's domestic troubles, meanwhile, have clouded peace efforts. Law enforcement officials announced the widening of the corruption investigation against olmert. The ongoing investigations threaten his political survival and will make it more difficult at least in the short term to make major steps toward peace.

Palestinian negotiator Saeed Erekat said Sunday that those troubles were not affecting current discussions. He said Israeli and Palestinian officials would review the status of negotiations on the sidelines of the Paris summit, discussig Israel settlement activity, the Gaza border and Palestinian prisoner releases.

Syria's President Bashar Assad said Sunday that talks with Israel could move toward direct contact but suggested that would not happen until there is a new U.S. president in place.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Trades for Thursday 7/11/08

Closing Trades:
Sold FAST @ 45.35

No Trades at the Close.

ATTENTION: Readers of my Pregnancy Blog (all 4 of you!)

I've decided to take my pregnancy blog private. Things have been stressful lately with a certain person in my life and I have the need to vent about it freely, and I've decided to do that in that forum. I don't know if this person knows of that blog or reads it, and Id like to keep it that way.

Anyway - if you read the blog and are still interested in doing so, just drop me ur email address and I will put you on the list!



Trades for Wednesday 7/10/08

Closing Trades:
Sold AIR @ 14.76

Possible Trades for the Close:
No Shorts.

FAST@ 44.85


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Trades for Tuesday 7/8/08

I guess I over-thought things yesterday - WWW was fine - more than fine actually.....

So ANYWAY.......

Possible Trades for the Close:
No Shorts.

AIR @ 14.26


Monday, July 7, 2008

Cool Link

A friend of mine recently started a website called Avi's List. (www.avislist.com) - Its cool........so check it out.......and post stuff.......and tell your friends!

Also - if you own a business, or know someone who does, the advertising rates are worth it!


Trades for Monday 7/7/08

Ok people - here's the thing - I havent had a pick since Monday since earnings season is slow. That coupled with last week's holiday, means VERY slow.

There has been excitement going on in the market. The Dow is inching closer to 10,000 (my prediction - but of course, Im no expert) and I do believe we are officially dealing with a bear market......is anyone really shocked?

Anyway - Im backing off from the long strategy a bit though Im still going to post the longs that fit. That doesnt necessarily mean that Im trading it. So having said that, WWW fits the long bill today, HOWEVER, its competitor, NKE did ok with earnings, but had a not so ok outlook, which is why Im staying away.

Things look busier tomorrow.........

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The One I Told You About...

How f-ing cool is that???

Thought you'd appreciate!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Trades for Monday 6/30/08

Closing Trades:
BC KBH @ 17.25

Nothing for the close..........short week!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Last Ultrasound!

Placenta is in the right spot (ie: no C-section - yay!)
Baby is fine (though s/he gave the technician a hard time) and no longer looks like Harold from Harold and the Purple Crayon!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Trades for Friday 6/27/08

Closing Trades:
BC LEN @ 12.82
RBN was fine too

Possible Trades for the Close:
KBH @ 17.75

Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Another Cool Site

I met this artist the other day and his stuff is pretty cool. Check it out!

Trades for Thursday 6/26/08

Perhaps the proverbial shit has finally hit the fan.........unfortunately I was on the wrong side of it today. My STP kicked in early, which is a good thing at this point. I decided yesterday that I wasnt going to take the chance and wait for earnings. So....

Closing Trades:

Sold ACN @ 38.87

In terms of opening a new position today, Im inclined to sit back and wait, however, there is one long that fits the strategy. I just havent decided if Im going to play it or not.

Possible Trades for the Close:


LEN (not looking for the regular 1/2 pt on this one given the prx)




Stock pickers need side jobs too!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Trades for Wednesday 6/25/08

Closing Trades:
None - and nothing is open

Possible Trades for the Close:
No shorts


Enjoy the evening!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Trades for Tuesday 6/24/08

Closing Trades:
Sold DRI @ 31.66

Possible Trades for the Close:

Now THAT'S A Niche!

I love business...the whole process of taking a concept and creating a money making enterprise fascinates me.

I recently came across this business idea in a magazine and found it to be rather amusing...yet needed, I'm sure! SOMEONE was using their head!!!



Damn Damn Damn!!

Must be Opposite Day!!!!

I hate Fed rate week.....Im certainly no analyst, but come on people, they arent going to do anything!  Inflation has hit, so to lower interest rates again, I doubt will happen.  I dont see the rationale in raising them either...


(Edit @ 12:30 pm):  Well then - I suppose I spoke to soon.......Im really waaay better off if I dont watch things!!!  I hereby take back Opposite Day, but still stand by my interest rate comments.  So there!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Trades for Monday 6/23/08

Closing Trades:
Sold KR @ 26.38
(Didnt want to wait for earnings on this one - my stop limit kicked in)

Possible Trades for the Close:
WAG - not 100% confident in this one....not a lot of history to go on - WAG doesnt often miss its numbers AND its a DOW component.  It does fit the model however.  Im not doing it.

DRI - perhaps im reading to much into this, and I should know better than to read the message boards, but it doesnt look good.......I even compared the messages leading up to earnings in other quarters, and this quarter is decidedly more negative.  So im a bit stuck now.  So as a compromise, Im buying, just not so much ....@ 30.66.


George Carlin


Friday, June 20, 2008

Trades for Friday 6/20/08

Closing Trades:
None and nothing is open.

Possible Trades for the Close:
KR @ 26.88

No Shorts

Have a gutt shabbos!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Trades for Thursday 6/19/08

Closing Trades:
BC KMX @ 15.84

Possible Trades for the Close:

Enjoy the weekend!


Analysts suck!

Update (10:09 am): HA!


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Trades for Wednesday 6/18/08

No Closing Trades
Nothing was open.

Possible Trades for the Close:
KMX @ 16.34

No Longs

Trades for Tuesday 6/17/08

Closing Trades:
Sold CLC @ 44.12
Squeaked by on this one!!

No Opening Trades. 

Monday, June 16, 2008

Trades for Monday 6/16/08

Closing Trades:
Sold ADBE @ 42.84
(Earnings were coming out at the close, and I didnt want to risk it) For the record, FDS, the other stock that fit the strategy, but I didnt pick it (mostly because of the price).
Possible Trades for the CLose:
No Shorts
CLC @ 43.62

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Trades for Friday 5/16/08

Finally something....

Possible Trades for the CLose:
No Shorts

ADBE @ 42.71

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Trades for Wednesday 6/11/08

Sorry - nothing for today..........tomorrow looks more promising!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Trades for Thursday 6/5/08

Closing Trades:
Sold FMCN @ 36.34

No trades for the close.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Trades for Wednesday 6/4/08

Closing Trades:
Sld CIEN @ 30.58
Sld PSS @ 11.38 (I grabbed only $0.20 from this one since the price was so low.)

Possible Trades for the Close of the Day:
No Shorts

FMCN @ 35.84


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Trades for Tuesday 6/3/08

Closing Trades:
Sold VIP @ 35.59

Possible Trades at the Close of the Day:
No Shorts

PSS @ 11.18
CIEN @ 30.08

Before They Were Rock Stars

.......they had to perform in Music Cafes!

He was nervous and wouldnt look up!!

Kol HaKavod to the Music Department! All the kids were great! And Zev was asked to be in the orchestra next year!

Trades for Monday 6/2/08

Happy June Everyone!

Earnings season is slowing down.....

No closing trades today. Nothing is open.....

Possible Trades for the Close:
No Shorts

VIP @ 35.09

Friday, May 30, 2008

It's Only Temporary.....

For Sha......

"Read My Mind"

On the corner of main street
Just tryin' to keep it in line
You say you wanna move on and
You say I'm falling behind

Can you read my mind?
Can you read my mind?

I never really gave up on
Breakin' out of this two-star town
I got the green light
I got a little fight
I'm gonna turn this thing around

Can you read my mind?
Can you read my mind?

The good old days, the honest man;
The restless heart, the Promised Land
A subtle kiss that no one sees;
A broken wrist and a big trapeze

Oh well I don't mind, if you don't mind
'Cause I don't shine if you don't shine
Before you go, can you read my mind?

It’s funny how you just break down
Waitin' on some sign
I pull up to the front of your driveway
With magic soakin' my spine

Can you read my mind?
Can you read my mind?

The teenage queen, the loaded gun;
The drop dead dream, the Chosen One
A southern drawl, a world unseen;
A city wall and a trampoline

Oh well I don't mind, if you don't mind
'Cause I don't shine if you don't shine
Before you jump
Tell me what you find when you read my mind

Slippin’ in my faith until I fall
You never returned that call
Woman, open the door, don't let it sting
I wanna breathe that fire again

She said I don't mind, if you don't mind
'Cause I don't shine if you don't shine

Put your back on me
Put your back on me
Put your back on me

The stars are blazing like rebel diamonds cut out of the sun
When you read my mind

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Trades for Thursday 5/29/08

So here's the deal with the long strategy. I've used it before in the past. Its a good strategy that gets me $0.50 about 90% of the time, however, since it is based on the momentum that builds before the earnings come out, there is tremendous downward potential if it doesnt hit my price before the earning come out. I've been burned quite badly before with this strategy, and now that earnings have come out on yesterday's picks, Im glad I made the decisions I made today regarding my closing trades. JRJC was fine, more than fine actually, after some struggle in the morning. JCG was a different story. So when I saw it coming back up for a second time today after hitting a fairly deep low, I grabbed my profit and walked away. As of now, it's down over $7 after the close.......whew!

Closing Trades:
Sld JRJC @ 25.67
Sld JCG @ 47.63

Nothing fit the strategy today except to short SHLD, but its a bit out of the price range I normally trade, so Im leaving it.

Enjoy the evening!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Trades for Wednesday 5/28/08

Closing Trades:
Sld HNZ @ 47.36
TSL was fine too after some struggle.

Possible Trades for the CLose:
No Shorts

JRJC @ 25.17
JCG @ 47.63

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Trades for Tuesday 5/27/08

Closing Trades:
Sld SNDA @ 34.35

Possible Trades for the Close:
No shorts

HNZ @ 46.86
TSL (im not so confident about this one - I dont have much to go on...)

Catching Up

Here were the SHORT trades for when I was away:

Tuesday 5/20:

Wed. 5/21:
RRGB - $0.50

Thurs 5/22:
BCSI - $0.50

Friday 5/23:
No Shorts!!!
Longs: SNDA - $0.50

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Where Have You Been, Tr8erGirl?

In the hospital.

What For?

A kidney infection

That Sucks! You Better Now?
Yup, thanks for asking.

Baby OK?

Back to your regularly scheduled program........

Monday, May 19, 2008

Trades for Monday 5/19/08

Closing Trades:
Sld CNTf for $0.50

Possible Trades for the CLose:


Enjoy the evening!

Catching Up..

Ive been behind in my postings, so here is the wrap up...

Closing Trades:
BC TTI @ 19 on 5/14
BC WFMI @ 28.66 on 5/14

For the longs, I had as follows:
5/14 - BMC
5/15 - EXM
5/16 - CNTF

All of which were fine.

Going forward, I will be posting my longs as well, before the close.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday Music Picks

I know Im behind in posting picks, but I had to do this, cuz Im in the mood...

I was speaking today with a friend and he mentioned about how the movie The People VS Larry Flint is one of his favorite movies, and I immediately thought of...........Courtney - who I have a girl crush on!!!