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  1. stockbern
    May 20th, 2010 at 9:38 am
    David,   Update?

Comment by jomptien

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  1. jomptien
    May 18th, 2010 at 11:21 am
    usually stop is 3%, making it around 14.21.
    still hangin in there at least until after 2pm like David said

Comment by David Ristau

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  1. David Ristau
    September 17th, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Oxen Alert – Entry/Exit

    ALKS – I got into this one at 14.95, and I am looking to exit at 15.25 and higher.

    OSK – I am involved at 27.85, and I am looking to exit at 27.30 and lower. 

    Good Investing!

Comment by David Ristau

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  1. David Ristau
    November 12th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

     First Solar Report:

Comment by yipcarl

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  1. yipcarl
    May 18th, 2010 at 10:36 am
    Yea I’m pretty convinced we aren’t fading this rally to close, I think it’s just temp pullback I would agree… if CHS get’s to 55 I’m doubling down…

Comment by David Ristau

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  1. David Ristau
    May 18th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    The Goldman -

    Great insight, and I appreciate your concern. Only time will tell.

    Yip -

    Don’t know what to do with EUO. I think we should take our wounds. 

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  1. etradingsignals
    November 12th, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    Are you out of CSUN? Aren’t we a bit over-concentrated on the solar sector?
    Any over-night trades coming up?

Gauging Investor Sentiment with Twitter: New Update

Courtesy of Doug Short.

Advisor Perspectives welcomes guest contributions. The views presented here do not necessarily represent those of Advisor Perspectives.

The Downside Hedge Twitter sentiment indicator for the S&P 500 Index (SPX) gave a consolidation warning at the close on Wednesday this week. Smoothed sentiment finally broke below its uptrend line that has been in place for six months. It also closed below zero. The volume and intensity of bearish tweets has outnumbered the bullish tweets to the point that the trend of sentiment has turned down. When this occurs against the current trend of the market it serves as warning that a period of consolidation is likely. However, since it is against the trend it does not constitute a sell signal.

The daily indicator had held up fairly well in the face of declining prices, but the inability of traders to push SPX back above 1700 after several attempts resulted in bullish tweets drying up. Fewer traders tweeted reasons for the market to push higher while the bearish traders became more confident. It is interesting to note that sentiment declined enough to create a consolidation warning while SPX was still trading in the range between 1685 and 1700. After the break lower the daily indicator printed higher readings. Much of this is a result of many market participants who believe the 50 day moving average will hold as support.

Our sentiment indicator for Volatility (VIX) isn’t confirming the recent weakness in the market. The consolidation warnings in April had confirmation from volatility as sentiment for VIX was rising ahead of the weakness. Even the sharp rally in May didn’t have much impact on high readings for volatility. Currently sentiment for VIX is in a clear down trend which suggests traders don’t believe volatility will rise substantially in the near future.

The break below 1675 on SPX brought with it renewed calls for several levels below the market. The most often tweeted levels were 1650, 1620, and 1600. Market participants were still calling for 1700 and 1710 until Friday when it was clear that SPX would print a second weekly lower close. Now that the market is below 1675 which had been a major Twitter support level it becomes resistance.

Sector sentiment reflects weakness in technology stocks this week, but is otherwise indicating…
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Comment by yipcarl

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  1. yipcarl
    May 18th, 2010 at 10:45 am
    I held off…waiting to find a bottom here on the SP500 keeps going down…

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  1. yipcarl
    May 18th, 2010 at 10:50 am
    Uh oh…


Zero Hedge

Will The US Slap Sanctions On Nord Stream 2?

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Authored by Nick Cunningham via,

There is a growing push in the U.S. Congress to slap sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

The pipeline under construction would carry Russian natural gas to Germany, and has been a lightning rod of controversy both in Europe and across the Atlantic. Many governments and officials from Eastern Europe fear deeper dependence on Russia for gas supplies, a sentiment echoed by the U.S. government. Meanwhile, many in Western Europe are less concerned,...

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US is already fighting a conflict with Iran - an economic war that is hurting the wrong people


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US is already fighting a conflict with Iran – an economic war that is hurting the wrong people

Courtesy of David Cortright, University of Notre Dame

Many are worried about the risk of war with Iran after the Trump administration leaked discussions of a troop deployment in response to claimed threats to U.S. warships in the region.

And in r...

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Insider Scoop

Jefferies Sees 60-Percent Upside In Aphria Shares, Says Buy The Dip

Courtesy of Benzinga.

After a red-hot start to 2019, Canadian cannabis producer Aphria Inc (NYSE: APHA) has run out of steam, tumbling more than 31 percent in the past three months.

Despite the recent weakness, one Wall Street analyst said Friday that the stock has 30-percent upside potential. 

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Kimble Charting Solutions

DAX (Germany) About To Send A Bearish Message To The S&P 500?

Courtesy of Chris Kimble.

Is the DAX index from Germany about to send a bearish message to stocks in Europe and the States? Sure could!

This chart looks at the DAX over the past 9-years. It’s spent the majority of the past 8-years inside of rising channel (1), creating a series of higher lows and higher highs.

It looks to have created a “Double Top” as it was kissing the underside of the rising channel last year at (2).

After creating the potential double top, the DAX index has continued to create a series of lower highs, while experiencing a bearish divergence with the S...

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Chart School

Brexit Joke - Cant be serious all the time

Courtesy of Read the Ticker.

Alistair Williams comedian nails it, thank god for good humour! Prime Minister May the negotiator. Not!

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This is a classic! ha!

Fundamentals are important, and so is market timing, here at we believe a combination of Gann Angles, ...

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Digital Currencies

Cryptocurrencies are finally going mainstream - the battle is on to bring them under global control


Cryptocurrencies are finally going mainstream – the battle is on to bring them under global control

The high seas are getting lower. dianemeise

Courtesy of Iwa Salami, University of East London

The 21st-century revolutionaries who have dominated cryptocurrencies are having to move over. Mainstream financial institutions are adopting these assets and the blockchain technology that enables them, in what ...

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DNA as you've never seen it before, thanks to a new nanotechnology imaging method

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DNA as you've never seen it before, thanks to a new nanotechnology imaging method

A map of DNA with the double helix colored blue, the landmarks in green, and the start points for copying the molecule in red. David Gilbert/Kyle Klein, CC BY-ND

Courtesy of David M. Gilbert, Florida State University


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More Examples Of "Typical Tesla "wise-guy scamminess"

By Jacob Wolinsky. Originally published at ValueWalk.

Stanphyl Capital’s letter to investors for the month of March 2019.

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Friends and Fellow Investors:

For March 2019 the fund was up approximately 5.5% net of all fees and expenses. By way of comparison, the S&P 500 was up approximately 1.9% while the Russell 2000 was down approximately 2.1%. Year-to-date 2019 the fund is up approximately 12.8% while the S&P 500 is up approximately 13.6% and the ...

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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"



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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:


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