I used to handicap humans on the field. NFL and NCAA hoops were my specialty -- and NHL hockey;, round robins, sides and parlays with totals. I never wagered more than I could afford to lose, and I won often, above a 64% clip overall, and then I simply stopped. Came out ahead. The stock market is far easier, the bots are becoming predictable... I'd quit if I were not 80k ahead since the OCT correction, not counting my TASR profits. I don't know who you are nor do I care, but go give somebody else advice who actually needs it, you needn't talk down to me or patronize me, I'm a big boy, although I'm nobody, and we will never meet.
thanks but no thanks.
this mb is full of liars and more than a few losers, it's mainly bears here (I am one as of December where I began raising cash)... it's pure entertainment and folks patting themselves on the back, then there are the doomers -- who are looking more right than wrong lately -- and the usual riff raff that come around to taunt others... I try to post trading ideas, I disclose new positions within minutes of establishing them, and I try to come back when I close them. Not everybody here is as honest.
There is no point in lying here in my opinion, in this lifetime, the truth is pretty much all that matters.
it did in AH, actually touched $53.45 or thereabouts... you're welcome, closed at 8pm EST at $53.00.
(takes a bow)
they basically forced the 113 covered call sellers who did not want to have their shares called away buy those calls back for SOMETHING, between .5 and .50 instead of letting them expire worthless, which they eventually did... I agree, the options crooks, or "biggest boys" and their bots, can close AAPL pretty much within .05 of where they want on any given Friday.
well done, great call. I just got long today after being on the short side... long 500 at $51.05. I made 20k on the way down, and I plan on making just as much on the way back up.
if AAPL didn't test $100 during the past 3 weeks, it definitely isn't heading there in January. There is nothing in the chart suggesting that AAPL crashes 15% from here... sorry.
folks are not saving that much, most are still charging gas to credit cards they cannot afford, and those that aren't charging gas are apparently blowing their ~$20 at restaurants on over-priced grub with their families. You watch to much CNBS I suppose... "oil is unambiguously positive for the consumer and the stock market" is the drum those losers have been banging on BubbleVision recently, but try and tell that to all of the shale workers in the new fracked-up oil fields who are getting pink slips each day... those are some of the highest paying jobs, and we will likely lose over half of those gained over the past 4 years.
my thesis was that bulls very badly needed follow thru today, and did NOT get it. Next week should be red, but I believe AAPL may buck the trend temporarily, at least for the week...
I expected AAPL to test $100... well, it didn't. Perfect setup into earnings in my opinion now, $125 is possible by next Friday provided there is nothing negative in the ER/CC that might cause the algo bots to "sell the news" here. Numbers should astound, and reduce the multiple here back into single digits possibly. Shorts here should have covered today... if you didn't, that's your problem.
FD: long AAPL weekly calls for next week
and then finished up over 1% for the day... earnings haven't been the fuel behind this market, it has been the bots and their algos, and how they read the news.
how many bulls fell for the Draghi super algo bot pump rally yesterday? The Nasdaq held most of its gains, but the Dow gave up 2/3 of yesterday's gains... beter hope AAPL crushes and is rewarded on Tuesday night, I am betting on new ATH in AAPL before Friday.
oil ripping lower and the TLT's strength don't worry me at all, since I am mostly cash and got long weekly UVXY calls today before the close. I hope this whole market collapses frankly, and that gold rockets...
I plan on holding my AAPL calls thru Thurs/Friday... I expect the bots to trade AAPL to new highs after they report... numbers will be absolutely eye-popping and AAPL will trade higher on valuation alone imo... I expected AAPL to test $100 before earnings, and when it didn't I thought about getting long. Its strength today told me quit a bit Adam.
that's where we disagree, who knows what kind of shockwaves Sunday's Greek vote will bring over the next couple weeks and months. We are too close to the highs to require consolidation, 3/4 Friday's (or perhaps more) were GREEN days for the indices in 2014... no, this market should have seen follow through today if the market is as healthy as reported. Heck, even gold is down .8% today, retreating from $1300... at least my AAPL and GPRO calls are doing well today.
Thursday's singular event surrounding Draghi and the ECB's QE plan to buy $60B per month in sovereign bonds starting in March... let's see if they have the firepower to turn the indices green by the close, not just the Nasdaq.
love your yahoo handle by the way... I am basically bearish on this market and have been since before the December swoon, the start to the year was terrible and earnings by and large have been mediocre at best and crummy at worst so far --- OUTSIDE of technology that is... a few pockets of tradable strength to the long side. Lastly, gold has broken out on expectations of the Euro heading to parity with the USD (1:1)... GL to you.