This 49ers fan has to be for Seattle. They play similar games and I root for good defense to stop good offense. That said, I would love to see Richard Sherman get stuffed.
Another great contest with a worthy winner and an impressive charitable selection. Special thanks all around to the host.
My entry is Linked-In or LNKD. I believe the social media bubble is not over and that January could see the start of a blow-off phase and that is where I am putting my choice for this year's contest. LNKD is not really a business but more of a club where most of the members don't care that they are members. The stocks are up only because the stocks are up and yet this is where most of the money in bubbles is made. Soon it will be a short, but not now. I have skin in this game, but only through out-of-the-money options which I acquired yesterday.
See "Citigroup: Fly to DB" in your inbox. It is not a yahoo address. Reveal nothing personal please as I have a Texas stalker from another board.
You are making out on C what I am getting hosed and it could not go to a more deserving guy. I might cover before year end for the tax loss. I am looking for a #$%$ gold stock for dcxavier's contest. I still hold a brickload of NEM.
I guess the market appeciates the moderation of the tapering. It is all BS to me, so the trick is to find worthy selections in a market that may be fully valued when I am a little underweight stocks. Mostly I do nothing except some of the sales earlier this year. I still am interested in AWK and thank you for the idea.
You are wa-a-a-ay too kind. I had some success shorting KLIC because I didn't get greedy and took profits even when I thought there was more downside. But my track record is decidedly mixed with shorting which is why I do very little of it now. My only position is Citigoop and it ain't doing well to put it charitably.
I have no urge to short KLIC right now. I haven't followed it in a long time, years really, but it seems to be right about where it was last time I was interested. You know what they say about the more things change.
I did see the thread on CY and AWK, thanques for your thoughts. AWK interests me for a long-term buy-and-forget stock. But I act pretty slowly most of the time.
You work too hard on gains and losses. Let a competent brokerage do it for you. If you have books (like a trust or an LLC or maybe your own personal finance) you will have to verify their figures and they'll generally get it right.
I'm a Fido bloke too. I have used them with success and clarity and reasonable prices since 1986. The tax reporting is excellent while TD Ameritrade's is pretty poor. Tax reporting is important to me because I do taxes and there is nothing like getting 1099s from a trader with TD Ameritrade 1099s. I want to scream and just might one of these days.