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Posted: 12/8/2008 7:03:08 PM EDT
I bought GM and ford. Not so sure about GM but we will see. I just put in an order for BPenergy, Duke reality, ATT and last but not least Smith and Wesson. I am praying we see more says like today. CB
Link Posted: 12/8/2008 8:32:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/9/2008 4:50:33 AM EDT
CLF, the $100 stock that dropped to $16. It jumped $4 and change yesterday. This stock either drops 4 or gains 4 daily.
Link Posted: 12/9/2008 7:30:02 AM EDT
The only stocks I own are USO and SLV. Both ETFs. I don't really like USO because it falls further and further from the oil price, but I don't know an easier way to bet on oil prices. These are a small percentage of my porfolio, strictly to hedge against rising prices if that should happen. I am mostly out.
Link Posted: 12/9/2008 11:24:40 AM EDT
I have ING, AUY, F, and just a little in SWHC just for giggles. Holding on all till Next summer or fall. With the exception of SWHC which I will see what happens with their 4th qtr financial.
Link Posted: 12/9/2008 4:14:45 PM EDT
AKS, CHK, FCX, LAYN is what I'm currently holding.
Link Posted: 12/10/2008 7:02:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bigsapper:
AKS, CHK, FCX, LAYN is what I'm currently holding.


a big +1 on the CHK. I averaged down from 18. I was out of town and didn't get to load up at the bottom at around 10, but I think that its going to 20+ short term.
Link Posted: 12/10/2008 2:43:56 PM EDT
I loaded up on SGY this morning,buying with both hands.
I'm not a market "tout",nor do I play one on TV (!) so do your own research and make your own decisions, PLEASE!
That said..1) Overlay the 1 year chart of SGY on the 1 year chart of Crude Oil,and YOU decide if you agree with me that this stock is overlooked and undervalued.
2) Check the PE,company history,etc,etc,etc. Do your due dilligence.
BTW....SGY is also heavy into Nat Gas.
I trade commodities. Rarely Stocks. I have been looking for crude to decline to $20/30 a barrel,as a price object. I have now priced crude (fundamentally) to have a low end range of $39/43, currently about $41. This IMHO makes this stock a good purchase.
Up as much as $1 at one point today and closed up 6%. Not bad for a $13 stock.
YMMV !!!!
Link Posted: 12/10/2008 6:25:27 PM EDT
DBC, ECL, SYK, INTC, LQD...
Link Posted: 12/10/2008 8:29:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/11/2008 7:57:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2008 9:46:23 AM EDT by Waldo]
Link Posted: 12/13/2008 5:26:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Waldo:
Originally Posted By Bunn19:
Originally Posted By bigsapper:
AKS, CHK, FCX, LAYN is what I'm currently holding.


a big +1 on the CHK. I averaged down from 18. I was out of town and didn't get to load up at the bottom at around 10, but I think that its going to 20+ short term.



Too many people playing that stock (CHK) for my tastes. Just about everyone I know as a matter of fact.

Better have an exit point.



I am going to start scaling out of it at 22.

From watching it trade day to day, I think the hedgies are pretty blantantly manipulating it on a daily basis.

Link Posted: 12/13/2008 5:38:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2008 9:14:48 PM EDT
I'm enjoying my gains on AUY, but still have some left at $16. Gotta love selling at $20 for a profit, then buying at under $4 like 3 months later
Link Posted: 12/17/2008 6:04:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/17/2008 6:10:24 AM EDT
I bought PDC today at $5.50. Now we wait...
Link Posted: 12/18/2008 5:21:26 PM EDT
Why are you buying SWHC, I'm holding it myself but I wish I had not bought it several months ago when it was $5.35. The company report says the sales are actually down and they would be worse if not for Government sales. Just looking for reason to keep them and not take a loss!

Originally Posted By cb69:
I bought GM and ford. Not so sure about GM but we will see. I just put in an order for BPenergy, Duke reality, ATT and last but not least Smith and Wesson. I am praying we see more says like today. CB


Link Posted: 12/18/2008 5:32:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cb69:
I bought GM and ford


My deepest condolences, sir.
Link Posted: 12/18/2008 5:43:42 PM EDT
Considering that some automotive stocks are so low, I'm considering buying stocks for the first time. Can anyone point me in the direction so that I can understand how to go about buying stocks? Buy low, sell high later (if they ever recover?)?
Link Posted: 12/19/2008 3:25:10 AM EDT
UCO
Link Posted: 12/19/2008 5:00:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2008 5:11:25 AM EDT by Waldo]
Link Posted: 12/19/2008 6:34:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Waldo:
Originally Posted By James16688:
UCO


52wk Range:12.80 - 27.04

You'd think that given the fact that oil was $140 during that time frame that those shares should have run much higher. It just doesn't look ( to me) like it has much potential in the near future.


Look at a 52 week chart for something like HES. 52Wk Low:35.50 - 52Wk High:137.00



For an oil ETF, I'd look at USO. 52Wk Low:32.10 52Wk High:119.17 .
It seems to do a better job of tracking the price of crude.


Just my .02 though

.



it's a daytrade...

if holding longer, yeah , USO
Link Posted: 12/21/2008 8:36:38 AM EDT
DRYS, 20% dividend

UYM, basic materials
Link Posted: 12/21/2008 9:01:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2008 9:03:24 AM EDT by raven]
Originally Posted By friendlysniper:
Considering that some automotive stocks are so low, I'm considering buying stocks for the first time. Can anyone point me in the direction so that I can understand how to go about buying stocks? Buy low, sell high later (if they ever recover?)?


It's amazing how this happens. Companies are in the news because they're failing and going out of business, and threads pop up on Arfcom by people declaring how they're buying Fannie Mae, Bear Stearns, AIG, and now auto companies, whatever company it is that is on its very last legs with no future whatsoever. It's really strange.

The companies you should be looking for are the ones dragged down by the huge sell-off but are in good shape otherwise. Not companies that are imploding from insane mismanagement.
Link Posted: 12/21/2008 8:35:57 PM EDT
I'm one of them. FNM, FRE, F . I will take my chances.
Link Posted: 12/22/2008 6:25:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2008 4:28:01 PM EDT by Waldo]
Link Posted: 12/28/2008 5:35:10 PM EDT
GEOY––hopefully will be my "cash cow"

just need confirmation from the NGA.


VZ––- AAPL––-HCBK––-XOM
Link Posted: 1/2/2009 8:30:13 PM EDT
I hold PMI, F, FRE, AMD, and JOSB.

PMI and FRE were bought before the big collapse. F was bought when it was way low, like now. JOSB was bought today, thought I should difersify.

I am looking at more stocks but it will be a few weeks before I make a decision.

Link Posted: 1/6/2009 3:13:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By James16688:
UCO


gonna collect my beer money today....
Link Posted: 1/6/2009 8:18:37 AM EDT
I know it's not a lot of money, but I'm only spending what I can afford to. Doing ok so far.

Link Posted: 1/6/2009 10:29:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2009 12:19:50 PM EDT
This is what I have been buying Im up about 20% over the last 2 months. Another good day today....


dis $24.31
intc $15.37
aapl$93.02
aa $12.12
msft$20.76
sne $22.85
c $7.46
gm $3.94
NFLX$32.94
FCX $30.81
yhoo$13.00
TC $5.48
DOW$16.05
CHK $19.09


Im really liking TC, DOW, AA, NFLX, and FCX

Today I sold my GM stock for a gain, really was not making that much of a gain. Bought in at 3.25 But my ones above have been really kicking ass over the last few days!

Link Posted: 1/6/2009 12:23:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2009 11:22:53 PM EDT
I'm also wanting to add to my DIG & DXO but I'm waiting for DIG at <$30 and DXO <$3. I may end up kicking myself for wanting a better bargain but I'm just not convinced oil is on the way up much more right now. I'm just not sure that with all the bad news & all the lay offs that oil can maintain these prices. Tankers are still being filled and paid to store oil for a better price. Maybe when that end we will get a good pop in oil. When the mideast noise dies down I'm hoping to buy more. With all the inflation coming and the dollar possibly going down I think oil is a better way to get through it and make a buck.

But then I'm a guy that bought 3000 AEM at $21.30 and sold it at $27.22 for a fast profit. Call me dumb! I'm up near 50% on DIG & DXO and not selling! I'm holding these for a long time. I'm also holding my AUY & SLW and not taking profits.

I think when we get another big market dip I'll put in another 30% of my cash into more oil .

I sure don't want to get stuck holding a bunch of cash and let inflation kill me .After going to Costco yesterday I'm seeing a lot of prices going up,so much for deflation. Three of my favorite local restaurants have also raised prices 15 to 20%.I'll be cutting my visits there in half.

Red
Link Posted: 1/13/2009 7:26:28 PM EDT
Everything I bought so far this year:

01/12/09 Bought 400 of TIE @ $7.40 (Order #346) -2,972.99
01/12/09 Bought 50 of POT @ $75.00 (Order #345) -3,762.99
01/12/09 Bought 50 of POT @ $78.00 (Order #343) -3,912.99
01/12/09 Sold 40 of SDS @ $74.05 (Order #344) 2,948.99
01/09/09 Sold 30 of SDS @ $72.00 (Order #339) 2,146.99
01/07/09 Sold 30 of SDS @ $70.00 (Order #333) 2,086.99
01/02/09 Sold 50 of POT @ $77.30 (Order #331) 3,851.98
01/02/09 Bought 30 of SDS @ $66.00 (Order #330) -1,992.99
01/02/09 Sold 100 of EP @ $8.182 (Order #329) 805.20

I hedge POT with SDS as they perform almost exactly opposite and I trade around a core position of POT, so I'm never completely out of it. I trade in and out of SDS with no core position.

I'm thinking of adding to my RIMM, FTI, OII positions and opening one in PDS.


Link Posted: 1/14/2009 8:34:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/14/2009 11:40:11 AM EDT
Is anybody day trading BRK/B ??? The volatility could really make someone a little cash...it's up/down $100 every day...
Link Posted: 1/14/2009 6:02:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ctay61983:
Is anybody day trading BRK/B ??? The volatility could really make someone a little cash...it's up/down $100 every day...


ya i have some in a roth.

you ignore the price per share/risk/reward...

there's a lot better stuff to day trade for volatility....
Link Posted: 1/15/2009 4:48:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2009 6:31:53 PM EDT
I missed a big move in SDS today as I was completely out and back into POT. If I would've waited until today to unload my last shares, I would've picked POT up in the $65 range.

At least I did get a little RIMM and picked up all of todays pop. I was hesitant to add more, since I'm holding some I bought in the $70-120 range.

01/14/09 Bought 30 of RIMM @ $45.00 (Order #347)-1,362.99
Link Posted: 1/15/2009 7:41:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2009 7:41:57 PM EDT by raven]
Originally Posted By omar:
Everything I bought so far this year:

01/12/09 Bought 400 of TIE @ $7.40 (Order #346) -2,972.99
01/12/09 Bought 50 of POT @ $75.00 (Order #345) -3,762.99
01/12/09 Bought 50 of POT @ $78.00 (Order #343) -3,912.99
01/12/09 Sold 40 of SDS @ $74.05 (Order #344) 2,948.99
01/09/09 Sold 30 of SDS @ $72.00 (Order #339) 2,146.99
01/07/09 Sold 30 of SDS @ $70.00 (Order #333) 2,086.99
01/02/09 Sold 50 of POT @ $77.30 (Order #331) 3,851.98
01/02/09 Bought 30 of SDS @ $66.00 (Order #330) -1,992.99
01/02/09 Sold 100 of EP @ $8.182 (Order #329) 805.20

I hedge POT with SDS as they perform almost exactly opposite and I trade around a core position of POT, so I'm never completely out of it. I trade in and out of SDS with no core position.

I'm thinking of adding to my RIMM, FTI, OII positions and opening one in PDS.




RIMM is looking really good.

BOT GG calls today
Link Posted: 1/15/2009 10:00:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2009 10:00:42 PM EDT by FDC]
Originally Posted By raven:
Originally Posted By omar:
Everything I bought so far this year:

01/12/09 Bought 400 of TIE @ $7.40 (Order #346) -2,972.99
01/12/09 Bought 50 of POT @ $75.00 (Order #345) -3,762.99
01/12/09 Bought 50 of POT @ $78.00 (Order #343) -3,912.99
01/12/09 Sold 40 of SDS @ $74.05 (Order #344) 2,948.99
01/09/09 Sold 30 of SDS @ $72.00 (Order #339) 2,146.99
01/07/09 Sold 30 of SDS @ $70.00 (Order #333) 2,086.99
01/02/09 Sold 50 of POT @ $77.30 (Order #331) 3,851.98
01/02/09 Bought 30 of SDS @ $66.00 (Order #330) -1,992.99
01/02/09 Sold 100 of EP @ $8.182 (Order #329) 805.20

I hedge POT with SDS as they perform almost exactly opposite and I trade around a core position of POT, so I'm never completely out of it. I trade in and out of SDS with no core position.

I'm thinking of adding to my RIMM, FTI, OII positions and opening one in PDS.




RIMM is looking really good.

BOT GG calls today


Made a bunch of money on GG a couple years ago.

For some stupid reason I'm buying HGRD.
Link Posted: 1/16/2009 11:34:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2009 11:40:53 AM EDT by jj01]
Originally Posted By raven:
Originally Posted By omar:
Everything I bought so far this year:

01/12/09 Bought 400 of TIE @ $7.40 (Order #346) -2,972.99
01/12/09 Bought 50 of POT @ $75.00 (Order #345) -3,762.99
01/12/09 Bought 50 of POT @ $78.00 (Order #343) -3,912.99
01/12/09 Sold 40 of SDS @ $74.05 (Order #344) 2,948.99
01/09/09 Sold 30 of SDS @ $72.00 (Order #339) 2,146.99
01/07/09 Sold 30 of SDS @ $70.00 (Order #333) 2,086.99
01/02/09 Sold 50 of POT @ $77.30 (Order #331) 3,851.98
01/02/09 Bought 30 of SDS @ $66.00 (Order #330) -1,992.99
01/02/09 Sold 100 of EP @ $8.182 (Order #329) 805.20

I hedge POT with SDS as they perform almost exactly opposite and I trade around a core position of POT, so I'm never completely out of it. I trade in and out of SDS with no core position.

I'm thinking of adding to my RIMM, FTI, OII positions and opening one in PDS.




RIMM is looking really good.

BOT GG calls today


Nice call on GG, auy is a similar setup

jrcc, ico, auy, hl,ng here. looking for drys, tbsi, gnk, to complete their pb's. and now that I look at pot, id like it more and more - serveral buy signals
Link Posted: 1/16/2009 11:43:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Waldo:
Bought MT again today.


good call - looks good
Link Posted: 1/16/2009 2:47:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raven:
Originally Posted By friendlysniper:
Considering that some automotive stocks are so low, I'm considering buying stocks for the first time. Can anyone point me in the direction so that I can understand how to go about buying stocks? Buy low, sell high later (if they ever recover?)?


It's amazing how this happens. Companies are in the news because they're failing and going out of business, and threads pop up on Arfcom by people declaring how they're buying Fannie Mae, Bear Stearns, AIG, and now auto companies, whatever company it is that is on its very last legs with no future whatsoever. It's really strange.

The companies you should be looking for are the ones dragged down by the huge sell-off but are in good shape otherwise. Not companies that are imploding from insane mismanagement.



+1

A guy I work with bought ford and GM a coupla months ago and he regrets it. I didnt know anything about the companies except that they sold trucks lol. Then he watched how management is working and was pissed. GM makes electric cars and sells them at a $10k loss and the GM CEO says its acceptable because " we cant lose the market share" This made my friend mad. Ecspecially since he has lost 75% on the stock. I told him not to buy F, GM. GM is run by morons. Ford, I like Ford. They just need to throw out the unions like any other company that wants to survive. If GM shut down their plants to save money, they still have to pay their employees! RETARDED! They pay 100% of their employees insurance, which comes to be more than they pay for steel for the cars... RETARDED!!!!!!! GM is run by RETARDS.
No offence
Link Posted: 1/16/2009 7:52:16 PM EDT
To be honest I really dont know what I am doing. I bought ford at 2.60 and for that price I dont think I can lose in the long run. I dont do day trading and thought to myself ford wont go under so what the hell. I am giving my money five years. Same goes for fannie and freddie but 5 to 10 years. We'll see.
Link Posted: 1/17/2009 5:46:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By NoWayOut:

To be honest I really dont know what I am doing.

I dont think I can lose in the long run.

I dont do day trading and thought to myself ford wont go under so what the hell.


If you are serious about doing this, you need to start reading up on investing, otherwise, you run a high risk of losing EVERYTHING.

There is a difference between a broken stock and a broken company, and most of the U.S. auto stocks are broken companies in a sector that is contracting. Even good, financially solid manufacturers like Toyota and Honda are getting hammered. They are broken stocks, not broken companies and when the auto business starts seeing sunlight again, they're where I would be if I was interested in that business (I'm not).

Strings are attached to this auto bailout money, and the common stock shareholder risks losing everything, depending what conditions the USG places on these loans.

CEOs count, too. Bob Nardelli, who ran Home Depot into the ground, is now busy fucking up Chrysler.

Financials are so chaotic because of gov't intervention, that the only ones that may be worth buying are those that refused TARP money and have no or limited exposure to Alt A sub-prime loans. Not only are there a lot of broken companies, but much of the sector is broken, too. Maybe for years.

Transparency is important. At the first sign of accounting irregularity or ethical issues with company leadership, RUN for the exit. I researched the collapse of ENRON and other failed corporations to see if there were indications pre-collapse that it would implode (there were).

Hell, when I first got back into stocks a few years ago, I started buying Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and watched some of the stocks I bought collapse in a year.

I got out without too much loss and I saw the prelude to the current financial carnage before it metastasized into our current situation. I had dramatically under researched and misunderstood what it was I was buying at the time, but it placed me on solid ground in the "lessons learned" department.

Two years ago, "sub-prime slime" was being cast as limited to home mortgage and home builders. Nothing was mentioned about mortgage backed securities, who owned them and how were institutional owners assessing their risk.

Once these investment products came to light, there was little understanding of what percentage of loans in these securities were high risk, Alt-A and how many were from someone who had reliably paid on their mortgage the last 18 years.

Hell, just look at the Madoff scandal and study that. More of these frauds will surface in the next year as second and third order effects occur. That's a different type of fraud, but it gives a feel for how trust is prized in the investing community and why it's important to understand financial metrics.

Q's to start with:

What is a sector?

What sector is this company in?

What is cash flow?

What is short interest?

What is PE?

What is a contracting PE?

What is a gross margin?

What constitutes shareholder equity?

How do I determine if a company I want to invest in is more or less expensive than its peers?

What does the company actually do?

What is common stock?

What is preferred stock?

If a company goes under, who gets paid?

What is a 10Q?

What is yield?

How do I read a balance sheet, income and cash flow statement?

When should I buy?

When should I sell?

What is a market order?

What is a limit order?

What is a pre market or after hours order? (DON'T do those, btw)

That's just a few things I look at before I decide to buy and that means HOMEWORK.

You can learn a lot by researching on MSN/Yahoo/Google finance pages, and blogs like Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha and the Street.com, etc.


Jim











Link Posted: 1/20/2009 6:23:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/21/2009 2:44:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2009 5:40:29 PM EDT by jj01]
these are all short term swing trades

Baltic dry index turned up, I bot tbsi, gnk, drys

UYG & SRS - over sold bounce in financials

JRCC, ICO


watching the solar group, they're oversold but no buy signals yet.

aapl and IBM earnings are grrreaaaat.

eta
xco,nyx,yrcw tomorrow
Link Posted: 1/22/2009 11:57:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jj01:
Originally Posted By raven:
Originally Posted By omar:
Everything I bought so far this year:

01/12/09 Bought 400 of TIE @ $7.40 (Order #346) -2,972.99
01/12/09 Bought 50 of POT @ $75.00 (Order #345) -3,762.99
01/12/09 Bought 50 of POT @ $78.00 (Order #343) -3,912.99
01/12/09 Sold 40 of SDS @ $74.05 (Order #344) 2,948.99
01/09/09 Sold 30 of SDS @ $72.00 (Order #339) 2,146.99
01/07/09 Sold 30 of SDS @ $70.00 (Order #333) 2,086.99
01/02/09 Sold 50 of POT @ $77.30 (Order #331) 3,851.98
01/02/09 Bought 30 of SDS @ $66.00 (Order #330) -1,992.99
01/02/09 Sold 100 of EP @ $8.182 (Order #329) 805.20

I hedge POT with SDS as they perform almost exactly opposite and I trade around a core position of POT, so I'm never completely out of it. I trade in and out of SDS with no core position.

I'm thinking of adding to my RIMM, FTI, OII positions and opening one in PDS.




RIMM is looking really good.

BOT GG calls today


Nice call on GG, auy is a similar setup

jrcc, ico, auy, hl,ng here. looking for drys, tbsi, gnk, to complete their pb's. and now that I look at pot, id like it more and more - serveral buy signals


DRYS got hammered today. They announced they were suspending dividends. Maybe a good time to buy?

Link Posted: 1/22/2009 7:38:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By pazzo:
Originally Posted By jj01:
Originally Posted By raven:
Originally Posted By omar:
Everything I bought so far this year:

01/12/09 Bought 400 of TIE @ $7.40 (Order #346) -2,972.99
01/12/09 Bought 50 of POT @ $75.00 (Order #345) -3,762.99
01/12/09 Bought 50 of POT @ $78.00 (Order #343) -3,912.99
01/12/09 Sold 40 of SDS @ $74.05 (Order #344) 2,948.99
01/09/09 Sold 30 of SDS @ $72.00 (Order #339) 2,146.99
01/07/09 Sold 30 of SDS @ $70.00 (Order #333) 2,086.99
01/02/09 Sold 50 of POT @ $77.30 (Order #331) 3,851.98
01/02/09 Bought 30 of SDS @ $66.00 (Order #330) -1,992.99
01/02/09 Sold 100 of EP @ $8.182 (Order #329) 805.20

I hedge POT with SDS as they perform almost exactly opposite and I trade around a core position of POT, so I'm never completely out of it. I trade in and out of SDS with no core position.

I'm thinking of adding to my RIMM, FTI, OII positions and opening one in PDS.




RIMM is looking really good.

BOT GG calls today


Nice call on GG, auy is a similar setup

jrcc, ico, auy, hl,ng here. looking for drys, tbsi, gnk, to complete their pb's. and now that I look at pot, id like it more and more - serveral buy signals


DRYS got hammered today. They announced they were suspending dividends. Maybe a good time to buy?



I don't know. A major reason to buy DRYS was the incredible 20% dividend.
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