I usually only look at the finviz chart for a year to help with buy and sell prices.
What chart are you using? Yahoo or something more reliable?
Just got back inside. Looking like my order to add some at 11.85 didn't go off again today. Which is actually good news.
I don't know of any real news coming particular to KLIC other than maybe the January effect.
ER Jan 27th(after JAN options expire).
It's a good thing you're here. I have thought of you as too optomistic and now we have a board pessimist.
I'm in the middle. I'll just continue to trade based on what KLIC will give me. Long term I still believe is still up.
And I thought perhaps we could have an interesting discussion.
Now I realize that I was wrong.
I won't bother again.
When you're gone I'll still be here making money. I've seen this movie before - many times.
Not enough return for me. But if you think this will drop and you may be able to buy them back cheaper writing the JUL 12's B?A 1.20/1.45 when the stock is at 12.00 is 10% guaranteed in 8 months. Not that great of a return but if KLIC dips you can buy back those calls at a lower price.
I'm looking at adding calls - but not quite there yet.
I am impressed by price action so far today. My 11.85 order doesn't look like it'll go off today either. If the market is down again today I may get a chance the end of the day, or friday as often the market is bizarre on fridays.
Page 2 and 3 atleast.
About pcakaging not keeping up withe Moore's law. Sounds liek developing some backend stuff internally with some IP from the solar days, etc. I believe they say they may even look at spinning off this new non-core part of the business.
I'll reread tomorrow. But someone from within the industry may be able to translate and have an opinion on if this is a complimentary or competing technology, etc.
Oops 21% cash.
10% in KLIC
.5% in KLIC calls
10% of what I had when KLIC was under 2.00
I'll buy at 11.85 then basically every 40 cents or so in even lots.
Current thinking is that if we hit 10's I'll likely buy double lots and/or calls.
We get to 13 I'll sell some of the calls I own (again) or write against common(again).
Between 12 & 13 I'll likely just be watching.
When you planning on covering?
What's your carrying cost - if you're willing to share.
I NEVER short, but I will sell calls against common when I think a stock is high.
Or sell common and buy calls with the profits on those shares (not the gross on the sale).
Just my methods.
You have any rules of thumb?
I might also say I'm up to over 21% cash.
Only have 10% of my portfolios's in KLIC common.
About 5% of portfolio's in KLIC calls(which are all paid for from selling common anyways).
And as I've stated many times I have less than 10% of the common I had when KLIC was under 2 bucks.
So you see I don't care about a day or a week. Other than often they represent a short time opportunity to sell or buy. Above 12 KLIC is kinda in no mans land to me - as I've stated before.
Between 12 and 13 no mans land.
Just came inside - beautiful outside for Dec!
Placing an order under 12 for a lot.
No need to get excited.
I'll look at maybe adding the longest options available. Then if I do anything I'l lhave to decide to use cash or sell KLIC shares in the green to fund trhem, like I have done all the calls I currrently hold(and some of those I sold already).
Also trying to buy some more INTC, CY, UTEK today. Down market, KLIC is high BETA - actually not doing too badly. AWK and IPGP as well.
Gotta run - see what other orders I may want to enter or modify. Generally in a hurry to do research but NOT to place orders.
Part of the latest "improvements" at the Yahoo MB's!
Mostly on other MB's as I'm not here much,
Actually I like the whole company, and Bruno I still think of as a new addition. He just hasn't made any mis-steps.
If you or I had all those cheap options and shares I'd hope we'd be smart enough to put in a planned sale process for some too. Well, atleast I know I would.
He's got tons more options heading his way.
Just the prudent thing to do.
Had it been the first we heard of a sale and he sold a bunch yesterday or today that would concern me.
As is we don't even know when the first sale may be. I honestly don't know how long from the announcement the first sale can be. But if you think about it perhaps he wants to book a little this calendar year - but I have no idea of where he pays taxes and the laws there.
Common and sensible.
Had it not been a planned sale over time I'd be somewhat concerned, 10b's don't bother me at all. Just shows he's apparently prudent in his personal finances as well as what he's done at KLIC so far.
This is one of the few things shorts will be able to point to, but really this is nothing.
Congratulations - you are correct today.
Down .34 to 12.28 as I type.
If it gets close to 12 or under I'll likely add common.
Also watching INTC to buy trading shares back a little lower.
Also watching CY and UTEK but leaving soon for the day. My tax loss plays so far this year.
So under current conditions that special .50 is equivalent to the next 2 years dividends now.
I'm still not adding. Doubt I will anytime soon even though this is my favorite time of year to add during tax loss selling.
I am glad I sold some in Feb at 11.25.
Can't figure out whey they aren't participating more actively in the gas/oil boom. I don't have that many shares so I'm a bit lazy with the current DD.
Just a bunch of shorts?
Never seen so many negative ratings most for no apparent reason - unless the raters personal aganda ratehr thena the content of the post.
Just an observation.
And it's not working! 26.32 as I type.
Full disclosure - I'm long calls only as one of my tax loss plays this year and into the green on my holdings.
I flipped some today at 9.83 that I bought a month ago 10/17 for 8.83 but I'll likely hold the rest until Jan.
I do have 2 other trading lots with a cost basis about where CY closed today.
CY is one of my favorite tax loss selling candidates. Also playing UTEK a little with calls. Anyone have any other tax loss selling candidates to do DD on?
All due to the news friday about medicare cuts not happenning.
Infact I doubt Warren's boys are buying on a day this stock is up 5 bucks,
I didn't sell any - only have 2 lots.
But this dip was what I'd expect and with tax loss selling could easily trend down.
Any rumors of a buyout yet? That usually happens and this company is SMALL.
Down .60 to 8.81 6.38% as I type. avg is almost 16k and already today over 72k shares traded.
Wow impressive run!
I've sold 3 lots int he green but just holding the rest for now.
Someone has to have been accumulating this stock rather seriousely.
74.21 as I type. Seems it's been up a few % a day for a while.
ANother 52 week high - everything since 70 has been.