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highlowsel 873 posts  |  Last Activity: 9 hours ago Member since: Feb 26, 1998
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  • highlowsel highlowsel 9 hours ago Flag

    Here's the funny thing....well....maybe not so funny....I remember the "lost decade of the '90's" for the Japanese economy. They fell into a deflationary trap that had the rest of the world economies, especially the robust and strong U.S., tsk tsking them and saying....in effect..."What's the matter with you! Can't you get your act together and get OUT of that trap yer in?!" Oh the sanctimony was high to the sky with criticism leveled against them by everyone else. And...to a certain extent...at that time...it was true. But spin the calendar 20 years and looky looky!. The rest of the planetary economy has fallen into exactly the same trap. The.....same....trap.

    A trap out of which the Japanese have STILL not figuring a way out. Which makes it juuuust a wee bit worrisome that the rest of us are now playing in the same sand-box. Doesn't bode well for any sort of quick fix does it?

    Just some random thoughts while watching BAC's bid go absolutely nowhere....$16.02 and being churned and ground to an "in place" nub.

    Highlow
    American Net'Zen

  • highlowsel highlowsel 9 hours ago Flag

    Robert: He told you personally to buy BAC did he? He looked you right in the eye from the other side of your viewing screen and said..."Robert....go buy BAC....and right now?" Hmmmmmm.....okay. Me thinks you should be checking the expiration date on your meds. ;-)

  • highlowsel highlowsel 9 hours ago Flag

    The_invisible: Unfortunately with your logic I'd expect to see the entire sector down....but it's not...so whatever it is seems more specific to BAC. Probably more to do with the ability to chug and churn +10BILLION shares outstanding than anything else....unless the eval's to be revealed show something otherwise...

  • highlowsel highlowsel 9 hours ago Flag

    Harold: Yah...I think more than a few folks were thinking $17 was possible....since just this past TUESDAY the bid was heading north of $16.50. Guess everyone forgot how heavily.....managed....this equity can be....nothing to be done about it since we cannot effect it....the only thing to do is never, ever, presume and put more down on the line than you can afford to let languish for a bit.

    The only positive? Blow out to a +1month chart and you can see the overall trend is up.....chug and churn and snail-like progression noooo question...but at least the direction is overall....up....I'll revisit that statement should Master walk the Pooch south of $15.....

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    Waiting for 18.25 to get out

    by handsome868 11 hours ago
    highlowsel highlowsel 9 hours ago Flag

    mdb: From $18 straight down? Hmmm....okay...one part is true. From $~$18.50 to ~$15 from late Dec to roughly mid January. Then after a double bounce off that ~$15 line from mid-Jan to early Feb it went to....~$16.75 and is now doing a sine wave patter up and down in a ~$16 to ~$15.75 channel....so far.

    So straight down? No offense but if'n yer gonna run a negative spin on this equity...and it ain't really all that hard to do...at least couch it within the reality of the action. Action that anyone with chart or historical data access can see in a heart-beat. If you don't you only shoot yerself in the foot commentary-wise.

    Meanwhile...speaking of feet shooting....or nailing (to the floor)...looks like Master is nailing Poochies feet to the $16 line. WHAT a surprise....let's see how it closes...

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    by b090952 11 hours ago
    highlowsel highlowsel 11 hours ago Flag

    By the way..on an intraday 10 minute chart the last ~45 minutes were all selling....+16M shares sold hammering the bid from ~$16.teens to ~$15.96....quite a wallop...even for BAC. Makes one wonder....maybe a poster is right....maybe the market knows something bad about the pending eval's? :P!

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    by b090952 11 hours ago
    highlowsel highlowsel 11 hours ago Flag

    Okay..got the first overshoot thrust down into the $15.96 area...I opened up a 3rd trading tranche here....ratchet in ratchet out being the logic....let's see if that thrust was the wash-out moment...bid now $16.01...

  • highlowsel highlowsel 11 hours ago Flag

    POW! Bid $15.97. Okay...well into overshoot territory.....but still now sign by the sell side that they're about to stop their tactical game.....it continues apace...which might mean a trip down into the $15.80's....amazing...simply amazing....bid now $15.96...

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    Waiting for 18.25 to get out

    by handsome868 11 hours ago
    highlowsel highlowsel 11 hours ago Flag

    Handsome: There's not a chance in hell of this pps hitting $18.25 in March. I suspect come March 31 it will still be struggling in the low $16's.....if we're lucky....or something momentous happens to propel it in a positive direction....

  • highlowsel highlowsel 11 hours ago Flag

    Nest: Yah....you have to laugh. The pps is down over 2.7% for no real reason other than it's BAC. As I mentioned before you'd think this was a penny stock the way it's controlled.....a rather impressive feat when you consider the number of shares outstanding....Bid $16.03 and setting up to be pushed south of $16....

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    by b090952 11 hours ago
    highlowsel highlowsel 11 hours ago Flag

    Kind'a looks like that's the goal, eh? Killing the weeklies at $16. And on the Call side alone, at $16.50, there'll over 46K in open int as far as I can tell. So oh yeah....bid just got dropped to $16.06, and one again the tactical game by the sell side just ratcheted up the pressure....I expect the bid will close somewhere around $16......right back to Feb 20th lows....errrp.....bid now $16.03....effectively closing the Feb 6 upside gap (again) from ~$16 to ~$16.20. I expect overshoot to the downside....I look for a run into the mid $15.90's at this rate...

    Kind'a amazing the way this bid is controlled.....+10B shares outstanding and the machines run it like its a penny stock....

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    The End of the Internet as We know It

    by ace.deucy 13 hours ago
    highlowsel highlowsel 11 hours ago Flag

    Not that I want to get into this but I LIKE the decision. I LIKE the idea of equal access. And as a Capitalist here's a further giggle....with the 'Net being considered a utility (more or less) that means equal access for all competitors when it comes to laying in more fiber (and such) on utility poles, utility right-of-ways, etc. in order to service you the customer. So....consider and contemplate this in light of what the likes of Google, and such, are currently doing in tier 2 cities like Austin, TX, etc.. That is...laying in their own fiber to YOUR house.

    Errrr...well...maybe not YOUR house. Heh!

    It's no wonder the likes of Google kept their mouths shut over this....kind'a stayed there all quiet in the back-ground....puppet-master pulling the strings (?)...with equal access the starting pistol just got its trigger pulled.....hey...more competition in the local loop....that's a good thing ain't it? It'n yer a bonafide Capitalist that is. And though I wouldn't be running out establishing short positions in Comcast, VZ, et.al., I guess you can presume this decision serves them notice to better service their customers, eh? ;-)

    Just some thoughts.

    Highlow
    American Net'Zen

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    Over 15,000 March '15 Puts Traded

    by jmlregoog 12 hours ago
    highlowsel highlowsel 11 hours ago Flag

    Jmi: Eh? I'm not sure what you're looking at, but I'm looking at real time Options action...and on those March 13 $16.50 Calls along current volume shown has just shot from my aforementioned 26K to 43,848 in VOLUME. Could the system be wrong? That wrong (per your comments)? I suppose...but that's what I'm seeing as I type this....

    Oh..by the way...the March 13's are the WEEKLIES! I'll presume you know the difference between the two? The weeklies as opposed to the monthlies?

    Bid now $16.11....Master is not letting Poochie walk around at all...

  • highlowsel highlowsel 11 hours ago Flag

    Yah....for now it's still riding the downtrend line I mentioned yesterday. The one established 3 sessions back at ~$105.30. If it stays tied to it then I expect the bid to end the session somewhere around it...and the closing mark for the downtrend line sits juuust a bit north of $104.10. I'll go long if I see it break back north of that line on volume. That's my set-up trade.....for now. Bid $104.03...

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    Over 15,000 March '15 Puts Traded

    by jmlregoog 12 hours ago
    highlowsel highlowsel 11 hours ago Flag

    Errp....sorry....yah....heavy...but again...so too the Calls....not surprising considering this is an equity whose average daily volume is well north of 100M shares....

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    bought 9000 shares at 16.10

    by hft_lover 12 hours ago
    highlowsel highlowsel 12 hours ago Flag

    I'd like to think you've made a good bet.....though I tend to doubt you'll see $16.30 today.....errrrr...this based on how heavily gamed the equity is on the intraday right now....this could change.....it IS BAC after all....but for now Master is keeping Poochie heavily garroted.....Poochie ain't being allowed to run no place but down....

    Bid $16.12...

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    Over 15,000 March '15 Puts Traded

    by jmlregoog 12 hours ago
    highlowsel highlowsel 12 hours ago Flag

    And actually...those are the March 20 $15.50 Puts......not the '15's...there are no 15's...13's yes. ;-)

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    Over 15,000 March '15 Puts Traded

    by jmlregoog 12 hours ago
    highlowsel highlowsel 12 hours ago Flag

    Jmi: I see you're referring to the $15.50 Strike Puts, eh? Hmmmm.....well...check the March 13 $16.50 Calls....well north of 26K in volume, too. What does it all mean? Who knows....squaring a position? Games a'plenty that's for sure.

    Bid $16.12.

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    Bid $16.15

    by highlowsel 13 hours ago
    highlowsel highlowsel 12 hours ago Flag

    Absolutely. Bid now .08.

  • highlowsel by highlowsel 13 hours ago Flag

    Down over 30 pennies.....again. Almost down the required 2%....which is what usually happens when Master is yanking the Pooch. Tuesdays upside gap now closed. So I'm adding a second tranche here...the sell side tactical game should get tougher to execute from here...but that's not to say the bid won't get shoved to $16 or there'bouts. Maybe not today...but I won't be surprised to see it between now and tomorrows session close. Bid now $16.15.

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