As most of you know, who have followed my advise "ranting", I'm not your typical message writer.
I don't tell you you to buy or sell. I just set out guidelines to help you discover and make decisions that may, hopefully, protect you from market disaster as well as making money.
Of course it's your own DD on what you may buy or sell. Your loses or gains on a particular stock is your own responsibility. No one else can guide you, since it's your financial future and no one else.
So, for today, besides telling you to keep 25% cash in your total investment portfolio, I'll give another important clue to making money in this roller coaster market.
It's called follow the money.
If you experience higher than normal volume in a particular stock you need to take notice.
If your stock is going up or down on above average volume you need to make a decision.
Should I stay or go away. For me it's always difficult, but I don't take too much time to decide to sell or buy more depending on my own DD and the volume that causes my investments to go up or down.
The major funds who hold millions of shares in a particular stock can destroy you or make you look like a winner.
It's unfortunate but they control your investment outcome.
Bottom line is watch the volume. When they bail or buy, make yourself aware that this is a moment in time that could impact your portfolio.
I'm just an investor who has been mentored and I hope this can help you with your investor decisions.
"good night and good luck"
the norm, price retraction.
Yes the market naysayers always expect the worse. So a downtrend in pps is expected.
So what should you do? If your scared then bail out. If your a believer in Rad's long term investment possibilities then you hang tough. If I see a drop of 5% or more I'll be buying more.
But I will wait for 4-7 days before pulling the trigger.
I may miss the low if that happens but at the same time im willing to let the dust settle before jumping in, but i will at some point.
As I've said many times in the past few years, there is a major group of investors that play Rad for pennies on the dollar trading millions of shares.
Their objective is to have those investors to sell their shares when they force the pps to fall. Then they will turn around and force the pps up and let buyers back in who hope this is the big move up and then doing it all over again to push the pps down.
Message after message will appear. Why you should sell and why you should buy.
The bottom line is your own DD. It will be up to you to determine if this is an investment that will reward you or make you lose a great deal of money. Not just Rad but your other investments as well.
As always, I suggest you keep at least 25% of your investment portfolio in cash.
Cash is king, you never know when you may need it.
In 1987 when the market crashed it took 8 years to recover to even for the average investor. Those that sold were
deer in headlights. Some bailed, never to return.
It took me 4 years to recover to even because I saw great companies that were one half to seventy percent below value and I put my money to work. That 25%.
I may be preaching to the choir for the old timers. But I don't want to see young people risking money that they can ill afford to lose.
"Good luck and good night" Thats a quote that many of you have no idea where it came from.
Sell a few hundred shares or what you can afford and give half to the Salvation Army and the other half to the Red Cross.
This little bit will help thousands of people. Not only from the floods but also the tornadoes.
You will be rewarded ten times over and feel good helping those that need our help.
Yes. Many times. But it was said long ago that Apple could incorporate this ability.
How? Apple only knows.
My point was, if it was capable that this could be incorporated in the watch, it would be a major, major jump in the watch purchases.
At this time, RAD has the lowest percentage of shorts in my total portfolio holdings of 30+ stocks.
RAD has become a stock to hold. Long term. I emphasise long term only because it has had a history of violent ups and downs. When it drops considerably I've been buying.
As I've said before, RAD is an Eagle growing and spreading it's wings from it's near death.
RAD is moving uptown.
If you want to short this stock you are now in a very small group who have lost a ton of money trying to drive RAD down to collect a few pennies on hundreds of thousands of shares by shorting.
Their game is up !
RAD is now a focus stock that is growing beyond what previous investors thought possible.
For me, I continue to hold RAD, as I have for years waiting for the great turn of events that will propel RAD to a PPS more than anyone imagined.
Of course, as always, I suggest your total investment portfolio should be holding 25% cash.
When the market goes down big time and you need cash you can hold on to investments you believe in rather than take a loss trying to raise cash.
This 25% cash holding is for emergencies. Cash is king and don't ever forget it.
It's this type of early information shared to special groups that put the retail investor at a disadvantage.
It happens with almost all stocks. Someone gets wind of an announcement to be broadcast at a later time and that news causes an updraft or downdraft in the price of a stock.
How about this, there is great or bad news on a stock. Then within minutes there is a rush to contradict the earlier news by other organizations.
So how does the retail investor defend themselves from this game? You don't.
For long term investors, that believe in a company stock, it makes no difference.
For the short term investors, it can cause heartburn and loses of investment capital.
Always keep, in these trying times, 25% of your investment capital portfolio in cash.
Just for those rainy and trying times.
I agree. But they need to correct the stealing of other peoples paid accounts.
I hope their listening.
thank you for my first response.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not counting responses.
I just believe this is a turning point in health care, if or when it happens.
I just hope they can pull it off.
It's not because I own 100 shares of Apple.
It's because I may have the ability to see, before it happens, a sudden and unexpected heart attack and then leave my kids and grandchildren without their dad and papa.
PLease Apple, give us this opportunity to avoid sudden death.
I know that's morbid.
But on the funny side they will all be scrambling to grab my I phone, Ipad and Mack Book.
Ha Ha. Just kidding about that.
None of them would ever want me to go away.
As an investor in LXRX for too many years, and have no idea what you Dr. types are saying. What prompted this massive buying in the last few minutes.
I know there is a reverse split on Wed. but I'm confused why the massive buying. Is it the split or something else?
Can you explain in very simple terms on why this is happening for a simpleton like myself.
Thank you in advance.
Sorry to tell you trendsetter. But there are those out there that have 5, 6 or more piggy backing on a Netflix account.
They have finally realized that their system is being hacked by others.
The way to see this is the time it takes to upload shows and how you are knocked out and need to reboot a program. This can take a long time with many starts and stops.
By the way, it does not fail others that are piggybacking your account. It just comes to a crawl for everyone including the real paying customer.
Netflix needs to advise customers that if they are having problems, to show them how to change passwords and tell them not to share with others.
They in turn (Netflix) will add a few more million customers who have been spoiled using other peoples usage and be forced to get their own contract per month.
It seems to be people trying to out do one another regarding Apple and not seeing the trees through the forest.
Bla, Bla, Bla.
I don't see Apple seeing $240 a share anytime soon like Carl is expecting. But I believe in a number, of things.
Like me, as well as 20% of other Apple I phone owners, we have not upgraded just yet to the 6's.
But we will.
My 5 will be a new 6s soon. Why? Because my sight is less than it use to be.
I'm not afraid of bending it. I'm more afraid of my grandchildren throwing it against the floor.
No matter I'll get the best non destructive cover just in case and get the insurance since they always grab my phone. Especially the three year olds.
You need to see my post regarding the watch. To me this will be the highest selling object from Apple in the future for health awareness. Only if they can come up with blood pressure along with the heart rate.
This product alone can save hundreds of thousands of lives each year if it can incorporate the blood pressure.
If it does, I cant think of a single person who would not want it on their wrist.
We'll see. I'll keep my faith in Apple to come up with the application.
One other thing. To have the information passed on to my Dr. in a timely manner will keep you and me alive, rather than have a sudden Death situation.
I didn't know they sell ice cream by the scoop.
You need to go to that 79 flavor store, or whatever they call it and get really ripped off.
You should have told them for that price you want a bigger scoop. I would have and been given a bigger scoop as well. Negotiate next time.
I do know one thing. The more people taking advantage of your account causes a significant drop in your viewing pleasure.
I've heard that the waiting time and interuptions to your viewing is constantly being messed up.
The more people on your account causes undue stress while your paying for others to mess you up while watching content.
Netflix must find a way to find who has been giving content to family and friends who are piggy backing from some paying customers.
Those who give out passwords for their accounts to a friend or family member may find out their friends or family members may be giving your account to others as well.
Bottom line is you are waiting, and waiting while the show your watching is being constantly dropped.
That tells you one thing. your account is being stolen.
As a senior I feel there are two very important things that would make me, as well as millions of baby boomers want an Apple watch.
#1 blood pressure monitoring.
#2 heart beats. I know they already have that.
It's like having a first alert on your body to warn you of impending DEATH.
Oh. Did I forget the millions of young men and women who,on a yearly basis, die from high blood pressure and abnormal heart beats.
Or the runners, joggers, health nuts, triathalon people, doctors, lawyers, etc. etc. that die each year. NO.
It was always a terrible sudden happening that could have been prevented if a person knew they are heading toward a sudden Death situation.
I haven't been told yet if the #1 will be able to be incorporated in the watch.
But if it is all my family members will be wearing that watch.
Lets put it this way, hundreds of millions will be buying the watch. Young and old.
It will be the most important product to prevent early death in this century.
Yes I own Apple stock.
Rad is a stock that can move 10% down during the day and by the end of the trading, or a day or so, go right back up.
When the market see's a number of stop losses available they will hit your stop loss to get your shares.
If you feel you need a stop loss in a particular stock, then you shouldn't own it.
It shows your scared to lose money and you don't believe in it's future.
Just a word of wisdom from someone who has played this game years ago on stocks and learned a big lesson.
I've put stop losses on stocks to protect me for a 15% loss or more and was stopped out.
Before the day was up my stock was sold and increased in value the same day or within a day or two over and above the value before it fell.
As always, I like to say, keep cash funds in your total investment holdings at least 25%. It's a rainy day fund.
Oh yea, one more thing. When the news and life in general hands you a curve ball, what do you do?
You go to the movies or watch movies on tv.
I avoid news stories like the plague. So depressing. The political networks as well. Right and Left sided reporting is also so darn upsetting.
Then you have to watch the darn commercials. On the evening news it's all about selling drugs with warnings that the side affects are worse than your health problems. Those pills that give you an erection when you want it, I tried them. All they did for me was to give me an erection in my eyes.
Regarding having to stop all the time on a trip with your buddies to pee. Stay the hell at home or carry an empty dark bottle. Your with your buddies, who cares if you take it out in the convertable. When you empty it, make sure your down wind. An old navy trick.
Since then I turned my elderly parents on to Netflix.
They continue to thank me for the suggestion. They can now watch old movies and tv shows they loved when they were younger and I was a kid.
I now have 5 grandchildren and they love the children's content. Watching some of the cartoon shows I watched as a kid is a hoot.
We sit on the couch together, between reading coloring and fighting their Papa, we laugh together at the shows and enjoy the movies for their age groups.
My favorite is Courage The Cowardly Dog.
I have not, in many months, watched commercial TV. In the evening when the grandkids are gone I'll watch two or three of my favorite Netflix series.
Yes I have bought shares of Netflix once I bought the subscription and realized how great it was.
I feel once you're into the content and shows presented by Netflix, you'll never go without it.
Super cheap for what you get.
P.S. I just finished the United States of Tara, recommended by my daughter. Fantastic!
Unfortunately it was cancelled after 3 years.
Now I know what the term marathon watching is about.
Sorry from rambling. It's an age thingy, as my children and grandchildren call it.
Another day of high volume.
It appears that some group of investors are keeping Rad on their radar.
Better appealing stores, better locations, better earnings, great new associations and company purchases, reduction in debt, recent upgrades etc.
Oh yea covering by long time shorts.
Also the manipulating groups who have for years run the stock up and then run it down are finding it less lucrative to play this game anymore. Lets hope thats the case.
Ace must be looking for a new job. His years of bashing Rad, I hope, is over.
I really think he was a paid basher by one of these manipulating companies.
I thought it was only available soon in NY city.
Where is the location? In Los Angeles?