accused of looking at my charts upside down, I still need access to the day�s charts before making any call. I download my data in the evening. Truth be know, I don't like making short-period predictions. Actually, I don't really predict (yuk!). I just state where the support and resistance levels are (as I see it) and what a reasonable trading range would be between these limits. I'm a long-term investor, looking to get back in on EBAY for the long haul. Daily fluctuations are just in the noise. This story is not over yet by a LONG shot.
I am no amateur here, and I too am a long term investor. Frankly, there is a lot of noise from the posts that are not good. It gives me the impression that there are a lot of people investing/shorting/buying options on a short term basis on margin that they cannot afford. Therefore, everything contrary to their view becomes a personal threat. Even if I disagree with someone, so what? It's not personal. I appreciate your intelligent posts; they give me food for thought. We should try to help one another on this board.
To everyone else: little boats (like us) should stay close to shore. If recent volatility is getting to you, then that's a hint that you're too involved. Don't take this personally, money is not as important is people. One of the first mistakes that beginning investors make is to not be well diversified. That means that money at extreme risk should be meaningless to us personally. You want to do well, but if you don't then it's OK too, because the rest of your portfolio will be doing fine on a long term basis.
I help people manage their money for my living, and proper perspective is the key here to having fun, and is more conducive to actually being successful.