If I was a Day Trader I would be pulling the hairs out of my head. No doubt IOC is a frustrating stock, but as a long, in 6 months I expect to be looking back with a smile. If I'm wrong, that's business!
if you were following IOC for a while, this is a perfect day trader stock. If you bought at 68-70 and took your profits on up days, you would be doing very well. That is why you have some big days up and down. With 400 shares today you would have done well. IOC has a pattern of going up for the first 6-7 minutes then goes down at about 11 am and stays there most of the day.
Kool, you did not even read what I wrote! Go back and read the entire comment, "in 6 months I expect" to be looking back with a smile." I'm already smiling since I bought in the 60s awhile ago. However, $85 is not that far away. Go look at the chart! If it goes down to $64. I'll buy another 1,000 shares!