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  1. jomptien
    September 22nd, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    Dick Morris is a well known sleazebag that works for Fox and Murdoch.They said the same thing about every Dem President and Dem candidate since I can remember – "biggest tax hike in history." This dosen't mean it isn't true but I would be highly skeptical and considering the source, high probability of BS.

Comment by jere.wood

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  1. jere.wood
    March 30th, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    DG is above your buy range.  Do we wait and see if it drops and pass if it does not drop or goes up?

Comment by stitch3

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  1. stitch3
    March 31st, 2010 at 8:03 am
    david-could you outline how you personally handled the DG trade-i didnt get in -didnt want to chase it-turned out to be a great call though!
    MOS was just the opposite- i got in on the pullback and after the rise set a stop loss at break even and got stopped out.
    Guess the message is that i am getting whipped around alot probably at my own making-any sugestions? 

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  1. chyer
    March 31st, 2010 at 8:03 am
     So close out at open? numbers look good thou

Comment by David Ristau

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  1. David Ristau
    March 31st, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Chyer -

    I always sell right away. You can hold and take the risk, but we already made 5% or so…I don’t see any reason to be greedy….and now that I check the stock, it was good to sell right away.


    Stitch -

    On DG, the stock came down to 25.24, I was looking to get in around 25.20. I mean 4 cents is pretty darn close. That range is negotiable obviously. We want to stick to it, but on these Overnight Trades, we are looking to gain a nice chunk overnight. 3-5% typically. I am willing to take a 5-10 cent premium to get involved to not miss out on that sweet overnight gap. MOS is a long play. We want to get involved at 60.20, and we took it on the chin yesterday for the possibility of gains today and tomorrow. We wanted to hold until Thursday morning at the latest. I don’t set any stop losses of less than 3%. These trades are highly volatile, and we don’t want to set that kind of stop loss. You should set one for 3% at minimum. MOS bounced back and is starting to pull away today. Hope this helps.

Comment by chyer

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  1. chyer
    March 31st, 2010 at 9:42 am
     Mixed shelf  issued, good that I followed your instructions

Comment by David Ristau

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  1. David Ristau
    March 30th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Jere -

    I mean for Overnight if you get a little over premium…its okay. However, I would not take it for much over the range.

    Jcedens -

    I thought it would come down more…

Comment by jcedens

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  1. jcedens
    March 30th, 2010 at 8:29 pm
     The low of the day was 6 minutes after open at 25.20, long before your recommendation came out. I’m confused were you expecting it to pull back into your entry range after your recommendation?

Comment by jere.wood

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  1. jere.wood
    March 30th, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    Never mind.  DG never came down to the upper end of your buy range of 25.20 and is now running away.  Currently 25.60.   You have said many times never to deviate from your buy ranges when you set them.
    Guess we missed this one.  too bad.

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  1. tpsquest
    November 10th, 2012 at 11:53 am
    We have the same problem here is the U.S. Misinformation by the ton, distributed by one-sided infotainment companies disguising themselves as "news" organizations. It's sickening. Love the video. Very creative.


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