Talking stocks, trading, and investing in general

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by mikeman, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. CYstyle

    CYstyle Senior member

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    Dunno, futures so far are pointing for a pretty flat open. A good jobs report, maybe we'll see a rally but I wonder if it's already priced in. But then again anything could happen :p
     


  2. Verniza

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    Possibly already priced in but all the added liquidity needs to keep moving causing markets to be really volatile. I won't be holding positions for longer than a week now unless I decide to speculate. Gonna just be trading the swing with all the news releases and what nots.
     


  3. Slopho

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    I want to start looking at HGSI for a good entry point. Near their 52 week low, I may enter around $7.
     


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  5. GreenFrog

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    ahhh fuck. I'm going to get raped by ARR today.

    SHIT

    it's my biggest position in my portfolio
     
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  6. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Yup.

    Just lost a good portion of my overall gains.
     


  7. idfnl

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    Sorry bro. With you... ZGNX earnings and guidance was total shit. Way down.
     


  8. GreenFrog

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    :(...

    how 2 ease the pain?
     


  9. idfnl

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  10. Slopho

    Slopho Senior member

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    Anyone here use Fly on the Wall??
     


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    Hey guys I studied Econ and loved it, but after an internship doing cold calls and watching other portfolio managers at UBS I realized its a miserable life. I'm taking my experience in econ and going for a masters in Design and Technical Graphics (Industrial Design) which is a killer field at the moment. On the other hand I am looking for some advice on starting my portfolio, I have sizable assets and I'm sick of my guy at UBS (wealth management) not listening to anything I tell him to do. Most of my knowledge is pure theory, but I feel like it could be very helpful for investing, I know how to diversify (as in buying picks with negative correlations in order to maintain a balanced position in the long term), I know how to calculate risk and optimum portfolio's yet, I've never actually invested a dime myself. I want to start small ($5K). E*trade vs Scottrade? Some good stable gainers? What are the restrictions to investing in emerging markets as I would like to have most of my higher risk investments in BRIC countries. Do I need to invest in a larger hedge fund to get access to BRIC country stocks?
     


  12. yjeezle

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    i hate e*trade. if you're picking between the two go with scottrade.

    are you working at UBS now or...?
     


  13. Verniza

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    First things first, it is a whole different ballgame when you have money on the line. It's no more about knowledge but about the state of mind.


    I don't really remember any restrictions present for investing in BRIC. You just need to find a broker who has a presence and offers their services within the respective indexes. The other alternative if you can't find a broker with services to BRIC stock indexes are ADRs. Hedge funds are not middlemen, if you invest in a hedge fund the fund managers of the hedge fund will manage your money and you don't call the shots.
     


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    BRIC? Hmmm. I'd stay away from that shit. I have Indian guys on my team and they all tell me never to invest in the Indian stock market, its very corrupt. Same goes for Russia and China. I guess Brazil is the best of that lot? Ouch, that says something.

    What are your 5 top stocks you watch and are interested in buying?

    Broker, I would go with the cheapest, you can do research anywhere. Interactive Brokers is what I use now. Interactive brokers lets you trade most exchanges around the world. Dunno about BRIC.
     
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    ADR's are a much better bet but the stuff he is looking to trade is rife with price fixing on their original exchange which just gets reflected back into the price of the ADR.

    He's gonna lose money.
     


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