Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Trades for Wednesday 4/30/08

Ok - today is the day for deeeep breathing!

Im still short the things I was short before, namely MAS and HSY, so Im not doing anything new today, but here are the picks:

Possible Trades for the Close:



I Hate.....

Fed rate week!!!!!!!


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Trades for Tuesday 4/29/08

Closing Trades
BC CG @ 67 - I decided to keep this one a bit long to help offset HSY

Possible Shorts for the Close:
MAS @ 18.54

Monday, April 28, 2008

Trades for Monday 4/28/08

Well, my streak was bound to break sooner or later..... Im still short HSY, so no closing trades yet!

Possible Shorts for the Close:
CG @ 67.73

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Trades for Thursday 4/24/08

Closing Trades:
BC LII @ 31.81

Possible Trades for the Close:


The earnings season is in full swing!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Trades for Wednesday 4/23/08

Closing Trades:
BC AVY @ 50.23

The other short is fine, the long is still not there yet. AVY is the one I did.

Possible Shorts for the Close:
LII @ 32.31

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A Belated...


from the kid with the biggest becher EVER and his family!

Trades for Tuesday 4/22/08

A belated Happy, Healthy and Kosher Pesach!

Closing Trades:
BC CNW @ 44.53

Possible Shorts for the Close:
AVY @ 50.73

Possible Buys for the Close:

There are several that fit, but I dont have the time today to look at all the historicals. Im fairly confident with these.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Trades for Thursday 4/17/08

Nothing was open today.

Possible SHORTS for the CLose:

CNW @ 44.83

There are a few banks as well that fit, but I'm staying away from banks for now.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Trades for Wednesday 4/16/08

Closing Trades:

Sold JBHT @ 31.41

I upped the limit on this one when i saw how strong the market was today.

No pick for the close.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Trades for Tuesday 4/15/08

Closing Trades:
BC WB @ 25.05
BC GE @ 31.55

Possible Trades for at the Close:
JBHT @ 30.66

Trades for Monday 4/14/08

Im still short GE

Possible trades for the CLose:
WB @ 25.55

Friday, April 11, 2008

Trades for Friday 4/11/08

I had no open positions today.

Possible Shorts for the Close:
GE @ 32.05
(of course!)

Have a great shabbos!

A Friendly Reminder!!!!

You have a few days left to make your 2007 IRA CONTRIBUTIONS by April 15th!! Take advantage of this tax deduction!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Trades for 4/10/08

Closing Trades:
BC SGR @ 54.27
Sld MU @ 6.97

Nothing for the close.

Trades for Wednesday 4/9/08

Closing Trades:
BC AA @ 36.65

Possible Shorts for the Close:
SGR @ 54.77

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Trades for Tuesday 4/8/08

Finally some possible shorts for the close:

AA @ 37.15

Your Opinion....

So a friend (ty makac!) was telling me about an article on that was bothering him, and asked me to read it, so I did. Though the story was touted as a positive one, we both found it rather....disturbing. Here it is....what feelings does it bring up in you?
Only an hour and a half remained until candle lighting Friday afternoon in Jerusalem. The cashiers were finishing up with the last remaining customers, the workers were putting away their mops, the managers were locking up their offices. The week was over, the Shabbos queen was on her way and it was time to go home and get ready to welcome her.

But the small bald man with the quick smile thought otherwise. He ran up to the door out of breath, thanking God that the store was still open. He tried to walk in, but the guard with the metal-detecting baton stopped him.

"Sagur- closed."

"Please," the man replied in rapid-fire Hebrew. "I just need to get a few things for Shabbat."

"No. "

"It will take me two minutes and no more."

"It might as well take you an hour. You're not coming in. Sagur!"

"Please sir. I have a family. What will we do for Shabbat?!"

"We all have families," the guard said, starting to get heated. "And we have to all get home for Shabbos. If we let in everyone -"

The clever man spotted an opportunity and wasted no time taking it. He turned himself sideways and slipped right on through the door jamb. The guard spun around and lunged to catch him, but the man was too quick; he was inside the store.

He ran to the challahs first, smiling and smoothing ruffled feelings over his shoulder. "It will only take me a few seconds. It's so kind of you to let me in."

He picked out a few challahs, threw them into a plastic bag, and ran to the fish. "I'm almost finished already. Thank God I have such a big family."

He ran to the vegetables, picked out a bag of salad, some tomatoes, a few cukes, a handful of onions. "Just a few more things. This makes me feel proud to be a Jew."

He ran to the canned goods -- grabbed some olives and pickles. "The kids love these. A blessing on your heads."

He ran to the desserts -- grabbed a big round cake and a package of candy. "For the honor of shabbos." He said piously and ran over to one of the cashiers sitting at her checkout counter.

A middle-aged stoic, Russian immigrant, she would not take monkey business from anyone. When the man threw everything onto the conveyor belt, she simply leaned back in her chair, folded her arms over her belly, and said solidly in her thick Russian accent, "Sagur - closed."

"Please miss. It will just take you one minute to ring me up."

She sat there, her arms folded, stoic and unyielding. "Sagur."

"For the honor of the holy Shabbat."


"For the sake of my wife and seven children."


"For the sake of the Holy One Blessed be He!"


"Have mercy on me and my descendants!"


It was clear to everyone -- the managers, the guard, the other cashier, the workers and even to the man himself -- that it was all over. She wasn't going to budge. The man's shoulders slumped forward. He cast his eyes to the ground. If he couldn't pay for the food, he couldn't have the food. It was as simple as that. Chutzpadik he was; a thief he wasn't.

Then suddenly his face lit up.

He pulled a big white plastic bag off the dispenser and threw everything in. Ready for his quick getaway, he opened his wallet, pulled out enough bills to more than cover his purchases, slapped them onto the counter with a "Thank you very much" and ran out of the store as fast as he could. Everyone was too shocked to do anything other than stand there, but that wasn't the end of the story. Half a minute later, his little bald head and hand appeared from one side of the door jamb.

"Shabbat Shalom!" he said to everyone, smiling, and then disappeared.

Our sages teach, "Nothing stands before a person's desire."

When the door to achievement is somewhat ajar, if our desire to accomplish is great enough, the Almighty will help us get it done.

If that man had come to the store only five minutes earlier, there would be no story. The guard would have let him in, he would have done his shopping and he would have gone home.

If the man had arrived at the store only five minutes later, there would be no story. The store would have been locked shut and the man would have gone home empty-handed.

It was only when that door was somewhat ajar -- when it was hard for him to accomplish what he wanted, but not impossible -- that his desire gave him the nerve, the cleverness, the zeal and the strength to overcome the significant obstacles in his path (even though what he did in this case was ultimately wrong).

"Nothing stands before desire" is a realistic formula for accomplishment. It says that when the door to achievement is somewhat ajar, if our desire to accomplish is great enough, the Almighty will help us get it done. We may have to push a bit beyond our boundaries and venture out into uncharted territory. But when we know what we want, and we know that it is the right thing for us -- then nothing can stand in our way.


Only one wiggly baby, and one fat mommy!

Friday, April 4, 2008

For Your Enjoyment...

I love Pachelbel's Cannon in D major. I found this very cool version....Enjoy and have a great shabbos!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Trades for Thursday 3/3/08

Closing Trades

Sld KMX @ 20.55
not a bad start

Possible Trades for the Close:

Long MU
Here's the deal though - I don't typically trade stocks under $10, but this is Micron and its very liquid, and its a long play, and it fits the strategy, sooooo its a possibility. I will not be looking for $0.50 however. Probably something like $0.25.

Also - please note, I changed the DAY on the post below - we're just gonna blame it on the pregnancy - I barely know what day it is!

Trades for Wednesday 4/2/08

Closing Trades:
I actually closed APOL the other day...

BC APOL @ 40.68

Ok - so here is the first trade for the new long strategy. I only did a couple hundred shares...after all, MAYBE we are in a recession!!!

(ya think??)

Buy KMX @ 20.05