Archive for October, 2013

Comment by tradervic

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    I think we should get a credit, or an extension, for these past 2 weeks. It’s been an absolute wasteland.

Comment by karmcon

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    Have always thought that UNH would be a good candidate for an Iron Condor due to its stagnation between the 50-55 price range, but commissions at $51+ for 10 or less contracts and the risk assumed looking at a Jun condor 50-45 P’s and 55-60 C’s of 4.40 has deterred my entry.

    Thanks for the info!!!

Comment by sahaida

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    i dont really know why im paying 100 bucks a month for this place. im not learning really anything here. phil and happy are the only guys to help out.

Comment by mSquare

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    QCOM – may get cheaper. They picked just one too many fights – besides the royalty dispute with Broadcom, they fight with big customers who are unhappy like Nokia, Telcos by demanding more royalties and countries/EU etc. In India (the wireless market with most growth next few years), their biggest two customers (with CDMA) have been moving away – even the cost of building new GSM infrastructure! They also face more/new competition from likes of INTC with good WiMax ideas etc.

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    CME down hard

Comment by _fab

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    Indices – could it be a double top in the making for today (very visible on the 15min), or could it be the ‘breath of fresh air’ break above 13100?

    Looks like it’s double topping-ish so far…

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    The full report is available here:
    According to the report, it is not based on "laptop documents" but:
    12.  As indicated in paragraph 6 above, among the information available to the Agency is the alleged
    studies documentation: a large volume of documentation (including correspondence, reports, view graphs
    from  presentations,  videos  and  engineering  drawings),  amounting  to  over  a  thousand  pages.  The
    information  reflected  in  that  documentation  is  of  a  technically  complex  and  interconnected  nature,
    showing  research,  development  and  testing  activities  over  time.  It  also  contains  working  level
    correspondence consistent with the day to day implementation of a formal programme. Consistent with the
    Agency’s practice, that information has been carefully and critically examined. The Agency has also had
    several meetings with the Member State to clarify the information it had provided, to question the Member
    State about the forensics it had carried out on the documentation and the information reflected in it, and to
    obtain more information on the underlying sources.
    13.  In addition to the alleged studies documentation, the Agency has received information from more
    than ten Member States. This has included procurement information, information on international travel
    by individuals said to have been involved in the alleged activities, financial records, documents reflecting
    health and safety arrangements, and other documents demonstrating manufacturing techniques for certain
    high explosive components. This information reinforces and tends to corroborate the information reflected
    in the alleged studies documentation, and relates to activities substantially beyond those identified in that
    14.  In addition to the information referred to in paragraphs 12 and 13 above, the Agency has acquired
    information as a result of its own efforts, including publications and articles acquired through open source
    research, satellite imagery, the results of Agency verification activities and information provided by Iran
    in the context of those verification activities.
     Importantly, the Agency has also had direct discussions
    with a number of individuals who were involved in relevant activities in Iran, including, for example, an
    interview with a leading figure in the clandestine nuclear supply network (see paragraph 35 below). The
    information obtained by the Agency from the discussions with these individuals is consistent with the

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Comment by Tommy

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    looks like a setup for another slaughter…I hope I’m wrong…..

Comment by Savi

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    David--Tx for the ENTG and GFIG plays

Comment by OptionSage

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    LOL, thx DM - when Phil mentions manipulation, it can happen in more ways than one!


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Why are Atlantic and Gulf coast property owners building back bigger after hurricanes?


Why are Atlantic and Gulf coast property owners building back bigger after hurricanes?

Surf threatens beach houses on Dauphin Island, Alabama, September 4, 2011 during Tropical Storm Lee. AP Photo/Dave Martin

Courtesy of Eli Lazarus, University of Southampton and Evan B. Goldstein, University of North Carolina – Greensboro

U.S. coastal counties are densely populated and extensivel...

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Zero Hedge

Russian And South Korean Fighter Jets Face Off In "Mid-Air Confrontation"

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For the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russian jets flying through South Korean airspace provoked the South Korean military into a "midair confrontation" that involved firing hundreds of warning shots. All told, South Korean jets fired 360 machine-gun rounds and at least 20 flares, Bloomberg reports.

Three Russian military planes (two Tu-95 bombers and one A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraf...

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Insider Scoop

The Daily Biotech Pulse: Acadia Schizophrenia Drug Fails, Viveve Plummets, Eisai Gets Breakthrough Therapy Designation

Courtesy of Benzinga.

Here's a roundup of top developments in the biotech space over the last 24 hours.

Scaling The Peaks

(Biotech stocks hitting 52-week highs on July 22)

  • Acasti Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: ACST)
  • Apellis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: APLS)
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Kimble Charting Solutions

Is Crude Oil Sending a Bearish Message to the Stock Market?

Courtesy of Chris Kimble.

Crude Oil (NYSEARCA: USO) and the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP: .INX) have peaked and bottomed together several times in the past 9 months. See points (1) and (2) on the chart above.

In summary, the correlation between Oil and the stock market has been quite interesting and demands investors attention.

Crude Oil has been creating lower highs of late and is breaking price support at (3).

If the correlation remains the same, Crude Oil may very well be sending a bearish message to stocks.

Tricky spot for active investors – careful here.


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Chart School

RTT Plus Chart Book (Sneak Peak)

Courtesy of Read the Ticker.

The magic of support and resistance channel lines and how they direct price. Here are some chart disclosed to members via the RTT Plus service. All charts are a few weeks old. 

XAU bound by parallel channel lines.

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Newmont Mining support from Gann Angles.

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US Dollar index (DXY) dominate cycle ...

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Digital Currencies

Cryptos Suddenly Panic-Bid, Bitcoin Back Above $10k

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

Following further selling pressure overnight, someone (or more than one) has decided to buy-the-dip in cryptos this morning, sending Bitcoin (and most of the altcoins) soaring...

A sea of green...

Source: Coin360

Bitcoin surged back above $10,000...

Ethereum bounced off suppo...

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DNA testing companies offer telomere testing - but what does it tell you about aging and disease risk?

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DNA testing companies offer telomere testing – but what does it tell you about aging and disease risk?

A telomere age test kit from Telomere Diagnostics Inc. and saliva. collection kit from 23andMe. Anna Hoychuk/

Courtesy of Patricia Opresko, University of Pittsburgh and Elise Fouquerel, ...

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Professor Shubha Ghosh On The Current State Of Gene Editing


Professor Shubha Ghosh On The Current State Of Gene Editing

Courtesy of Jacob Wolinsky, ValueWalk

ValueWalk’s Q&A session with Professor Shubha Ghosh, a professor of law and the director of the Syracuse Intellectual Property Law Institute. In this interview, Professor Ghosh discusses his background, the Human Genome Project, the current state of gene editing, 3D printing for organ operations, and gene editing regulation.


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Members' Corner

Despacito - How to Make Money the Old-Fashioned Way - SLOWLY!

Are you ready to retire?  

For most people, the purpose of investing is to build up enough wealth to allow you to retire.  In general, that's usually enough money to reliably generate a year's worth of your average income, each year into your retirement so that that, plus you Social Security, should be enough to pay your bills without having to draw down on your principle.

Unfortunately, as the last decade has shown us, we can't count on bonds to pay us more than 3% and the average return from the stock market over the past 20 years has been erratic - to say the least - with 4 negative years (2000, 2001, 2002 and 2008) and 14 positives, though mostly in the 10% range on the positives.  A string of losses like we had from 2000-02 could easily wipe out a decades worth of gains.

Still, the stock market has been better over the last 10 (7%) an...

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Mapping The Market

It's Not Capitalism, it's Crony Capitalism

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It's Not Capitalism, it's Crony Capitalism


The threat to America is this: we have abandoned our core philosophy. Our first principle of this nation as a meritocracy, a free-market economy, where competition drives economic decision-making. In its place, we have allowed a malignancy to fester, a virulent pus-filled bastardized form of economics so corrosive in nature, so dangerously pestilent, that it presents an extinction-level threat to America – both the actual nation and the “idea” of America.

This all-encompassing mutant corruption saps men’s souls, crushes opportunities, and destroys economic mobility. Its a Smash & Grab system of ill-gotten re...

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Swing trading portfolio - week of September 11th, 2017

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This post is for all our live virtual trade ideas and daily comments. Please click on "comments" below to follow our live discussion. All of our current  trades are listed in the spreadsheet below, with entry price (1/2 in and All in), and exit prices (1/3 out, 2/3 out, and All out).

We also indicate our stop, which is most of the time the "5 day moving average". All trades, unless indicated, are front-month ATM options. 

Please feel free to participate in the discussion and ask any questions you might have about this virtual portfolio, by clicking on the "comments" link right below.

To learn more about the swing trading virtual portfolio (strategy, performance, FAQ, etc.), please click here ...

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Free eBook - "My Top Strategies for 2017"



Here's a free ebook for you to check out! 

Phil has a chapter in a newly-released eBook that we think you’ll enjoy.

In My Top Strategies for 2017, Phil's chapter is Secret Santa’s Inflation Hedges for 2017.

This chapter isn’t about risk or leverage. Phil present a few smart, practical ideas you can use as a hedge against inflation as well as hedging strategies designed to assist you in staying ahead of the markets.

Some other great content in this free eBook includes:


·       How 2017 Will Affect Oil, the US Dollar and the European Union


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