Talking stocks, trading, and investing in general

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

  1. JoeGat

    JoeGat Well-Known Member

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    Pretty interesting stuff, thanks
     


  2. NameBack

    NameBack Senior member

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    Ugh, about to take a beating tomorrow (we're short) because markets are totally overreacting to the news of a single EU bank regulator. I mean, that's all well and good but how exactly does that stop a Greek exit and subsequent bank run in the no-longer EU country? And how does it stop yields from going higher in Italy and Spain?

    But whatever, tomorrow is looking like a 1-2% day on the S&P and I'm going to get fucked.
     


  3. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    OID?
     


  4. RedLeg

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    I'm not worried about another big bank collapse. They have plenty of capital stockpiled. A further erosion of confidence in financials just prolongs this economic stagnation.

    You are right to worry about smaller firms. I still remember what happened to Jefferies. Even though they were pretty well hedged, they got crushed because of counterparty risk.
     


  5. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Afraid so.
     


  6. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That was an unusual issue. I have never seen one devoted to only one idea.
     


  7. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Very true. I think in times gone by there may have been expansions of one theme (tech bubble, or whatever), but I've never seen a single stock so dominate an issue.

    If you google around, there are some interesting observations on the publication-- it seems that the editor/publisher is even weirder than one would expect. The same reports suggest that he's had some personal reason not to have put out an issue for a while. So is he swinging extra hard as he comes off the bench?
     


  8. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My wife spoke with him once. She said he was nice but odd.
     


  9. JoeGat

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    I wonder whether this Euro Crisis will ever sort itself out before we start worrying about our own problems back home?
     


  10. GreenFrog

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    RR has been BLOWING UP lately.. :slayer:

    Might have to sell as I don't see why it's gone up so much.

    BTW, I fucking hate it when Seeking Alpha (yes, I read articles on there when they're linked from google finance) authors write a stupid post after a stock they said in a past article will go up, goes up. They always go, 'look here at my last article (link) where I say that ____ stock will under/overperform... yadda yadda yadda.'

    STFU cause you just got lucky, son.
     
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    Decided my post did not contribute to thread.
     
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  12. djblisk

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    PPL coming back strong
     


  13. GreenFrog

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    Speaking of apple, their earnings release is july 24th and I think they're going to disappoint a lot. I'm going to sell my position before the release.
     


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    I don't know what to do with AAPL. I want to sell now and take my 25% because I too am thinking earnings will disappoint. The IPhone 5 is going to be HUGE though and it is the reason I bought AAPL in the first place.
     


  15. GreenFrog

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    My hypothesis and action plan:

    - Tomorrow, the gubment will release positive jobs numbers, indirectly boosting Apple's recent run-up a little more
    - Sell all my Apple shares before EOD tomorrow and take profitz
    - Expect Apple shares to pull-back a little before earnings release
    - Expect Apple shares to fall dramatically after earnings release
    - Buy after tumble, and hold until end of the year
     
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