Sorry, I only use a few abbreviations.
IIR is If I Recall.
The pnly other one I really use is FYI For Your Information.
Oops and IMO In My Opinion - guess that's 3!
Have a sell in for the next highest trading lot I bought at 17.85 for 18.85. Each of these lots are less than 10% of my long shares.
Great action today!
Overall channel is still down, but these little trades do help.
Gone today at 18.15 not bad return on those trading shares.
Still have a lot of long shares, and gotta love that divvy too!
Thanks for sponsoring this now annual event.
Always interesting, and often excellent idea's.
IIR if it were setup as an ETF it has outperformed the indexes most years - often significantly, for the short period this contest runs.
Looking forward to this years contest!
Folks who worked and saved in order to prepare to take care of themselves don't have many representatives left in gov't.
I can't wait until they change the rules of ROTH's so they can tax them (a secon dtime). Gotta be frustrating to see all the "normal" working folks who have worked and saved and have decent balances in these accounts. Someone will certainly want to redistribute some of those funds to win an election or two..all IMO of course but look at recent history.
Lets put it this way, I haven't added to ROTH's in 5-6 years due to this.
Have about all the shares of al ltypes (long and trading) that I think I'd like to have.
Looking to sell some trading shares after tax loss selling, etc hopefully in first qtr of next year - often in January in these cases.
Wonder if it's the trust, famiuly, etc from the old patriarch, or anothe rlarge holder.
Just hope it's not Mario - his interest is the first real positive for AP in all the years I've followed it. And I've cyclically traded it for many years.
Retired from another local Pittsburgh Company 2 years ago due to "personal reasons" and now has the time to run AP?
Anyone know anything about this guy?
Wonder if Mario approves.
A simple finviz chart may hsow a head and shoulders over the past year (I'm not really a chart guy but I do look at them to help with entry and exit price points for trading shares). Can someone who thinks they are a real chartist comment?
In the meantime we are at or near a 52 week low (we had been trending lower anyways) at 17.25 as I type on this news.
Could be some tax loss selling too - it's that time of year and AP is certainly off it's highs.
You need to do your own research......
Don't know if KLIC is a buy at 14 but it fell to 13.50 today. To me that is still around fair value (plus or minus 10% lets say).
But a strong sell - I don't think so.
If you don't want to think for yourself there are charts and other folks who rank stocks.
Problem is that by the time they do their "group think" you've missed the move.
For mindless consideration look at the simple finviz chart and KLIC is in the middle of the range for the last 6 months. And KLIC isn't down enough for much tax loss selling IMO.
I wish you luck with your investing. IMO if you can't do the DD yourself a fund (index or other) may be something worth your attention. You may hurt yourself less.
"scale in, scale out, online commissions are cheap"
While I don't disagree with you comment about someone knowing before hand (or a "lucky guess") several days the lasers I follow all moved together by similar %.
iivi rsti newp ipgp cohr gsig are what I usually keep atleast somewhat of an eye on.
Over the years I have owned most of them. Now it's (in order of $) IIVI, RSTI(sold some recently), IPGP.
I have hardly any left. Sold most years ago after more than a double.
So what I have is house money and I'm not all that active with it.
Mostly I just watch in amazement as mgmt is inept at everything but rewarding themselves.
Wonderful opportunities squandered here IMO.
Over the past few years I have both written and purchased calls while still mostly holding my remaining core position. That said my current long holding are off 45% but I hold onto them just incase there can be a buyout - although I hate to reward these folks and their golden parachutes.
I figure they are more likely to buy something to make themselves less attractive to a potential aquirer so they can continue to bleed this pig.
I booked serious profits many years ago. Most were purchased late 09 and sold long ago at more than a double. Looks like I traded some (short term flips) mid 2012 and calls end of 2013.
I keep this and a few other stocks as a reminder of how inept mgmt can effect that stock and actually a whole industry.
I've written here before about how I think mgmt is too concerned about their own "packages" as LED's are commoditized and they really risk loosing any lead they have in the industry. I liken it to calculators back in the late 70's with HP actually. Back then HP did all the R&D and the Japanese copied them almost as fast and removed all profit.
CREE actually formed a Chinese JV to make it even easier for them to steal the IP - genius!
Gotta run, the spell check police can look this over too. I jsut wanted to share my thoughts, length of investment, and disappointment here.
There have been other video's along the way with this technology for the Military.
Sometimes they discuss the "cost per occurance" Or "cost per firing" which is very low. As is this is the reason to approve and install this truely Star Wars Technology.
Exciting high visibility for Laser Companies.
I'm long IIVI, RSTI(sold some trading shares yesterday), IPGP
Certainly no catalyst to cause a bump up in price.
I did some other bottom fishing today.
I often look at Jan options since a lot of these tax loss companies runup into the year end and then in January (especially smaller caps than CREE). If a company had real underlying potential those calls will be expensive.
Don't know if I'll add to CREE or buy the first calls in a long while or just set here with the little but of common that I already have.
As long as this mgmt is in place no urgency to build or add to a position IMO.
RSTI really moved over 5% but all laser companies I follow had atleast a decent day. All this after the morning the market was down a good bit.
And no particular news that I saw. Perhaps mostly folks buying back from tax loss selling - which in IIVI's case could have happened around the annual meeting.
Good luck folks!
I believe I've seen you on another MB.
I tried to grab more common today - I figure tax loss selling.
I trade this stock infrequently but currently have a little common and some FEB 17.50 calls bought with proceeds from my last trade here.
Down market today but UTEK has turned around and is up .27 1.46% to 18.71.
Enjoy the ride today!
Some weird activity in that stock the past week or so. I didn't even look to see if it has options but they might have been a tell as well.
I'm starting to try and get some more trading lots of stocks I trade during what is likely some tax loss selling.
Hey - isn't it about time for the #$%$ stock picking contest"?
I sold my last PFE today. Debating about adding to one of 2 speculative stocks I own small positions in DORM and ATHN.
I've been trading other stocks more than KLIC recently, but mostly setting on my hands.
KLIC is still in no mans land for me.
And yet Yahoo's "crack" team can't seem to stop it.
They can however stop legitimate links.
Makes a fella wonder...