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  1. BillBigD
    August 10th, 2007 at 10:00 am
    KHANNNN- congrats me too.
    COH- coming right back

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  1. David Ristau
    March 8th, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Oxen Report Entry/Exit

    (This is a preview of an alert I send out to Alert Members, ask me how to sign up for alerts)

    SRS – I like the levels we have set this morning, and I do not want to adjust our range.

    STP – It has moved up more in the morning session, and I want to adjust our range up a little higher. We want to be at 15.10 – 15.20 now. This will better position us for a small rise in STP to start the day, which should max it out at these levels.

    Good Investing!

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    November 28th, 2010 at 11:40 pm
    I’ve never heard that a flat tax would exclude non-earned income from interest, dividends, capital gains, etc.  What about a flat tax that included those non-earned income items?  Wouldn’t that align everyone’s interests while simplifying the tax code.  Also, wouldn’t an earned and non-earned income flat tax also go a long way towards preventing a majority of people from continuing to vote themselves benefits that we can’t afford?

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  1. exec
    November 28th, 2010 at 3:44 pm
    When I read this stuff it makes me sick.

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  1. Optrader
    August 10th, 2007 at 12:14 pm
    Kustomz, yes you are right, but I don’t want to guess when it is going to happen. When it happens it will reflected in price and we will just have to follow.

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  1. OptionSage
    August 10th, 2007 at 1:09 pm
    Lithium I couldn’t agree more! This is why I think a great business will be as consultant to hedge funds in the future where you drum into their heads two words ‘RISK’ & ‘MANAGEMENT’!

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  1. cap1
    August 10th, 2007 at 8:31 am
    I know this is hard to fathom in the current “bad news” environment, but be prepared for the possibility of another massive rally as we test support on the indexes. If it occurs, it could be short covering, good news (real or perceived), or both driven by seller fear of Fed or other intervention.

    Watch for this, we may have already seen the lows premarket.

    Just laying it out as a possibility. If you see this happening, don’t be so quick to jump on puts.

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  1. jazzkool
    August 10th, 2007 at 8:52 am
    Correct my earlier email. I don’t have more than 1/2 an hour a day to review posts on this site during the market hours.


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  1. Optrader
    August 10th, 2007 at 12:20 pm
    Selling more AAPL calls here

Comment by cap1

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  1. cap1
    August 10th, 2007 at 4:27 pm
    I just figured out my E-Trade option commissions today were about 1,250. Optionhouse would have been about 180. Yikes.

    Just called E-trade to try to get a better deal.

    Any of you have special deals at E-Trade that I can point them to ?



#1 Performing Global Macro Hedge Fund Sees More Shorts Opportunities Ahead As China Bursts

By Jacob Wolinsky. Originally published at ValueWalk.

Crescat Global Macro Fund update to investors on 1/19/2019

Crescat Global Macro Fund and Crescat Long/Short fund delivered strong returns for both December and full year 2018 in a difficult market. Based on ...

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Zero Hedge

Johns Hopkins, Bristol-Myers Face $1 Billion Suit For Infecting Guatemalan Hookers With Syphilis 

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

A federal judge in Maryland said Johns Hopkins University, pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Rockefeller Foundation must face a $1 billion lawsuit over their roles in a top-secret program in the 1940s ran by the US government that injected hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis, reported Reuters.

Several doctors from Hopkins an...

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Divisive economics


Guest author David Brin — scientist, technology consultant, best-selling author and futurist — explores the records of Democrats and Republicans on the US economy in the following post. For David's latest posts, visit the CONTRARY BRIN blog. For his books and short stories, visit his web...

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Kimble Charting Solutions

Stock declines did not break 9-year support, says Joe Friday

Courtesy of Chris Kimble.

We often hear “Stocks take an escalator up and an elevator down!” No doubt stocks did experience a swift decline from the September highs to the Christmas eve lows. Looks like the “elevator” part of the phrase came true as 2018 was coming to an end.

The first part of the “stocks take an escalator up” seems to still be in play as well despite the swift decline of late.

Joe Friday Just The Facts Ma’am- All of these indices hit long-term rising support on Christmas Eve at each (1), where support held and rallies have followed.

If you find long-term perspectives helpf...

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Digital Currencies

Transparency and privacy: Empowering people through blockchain


Transparency and privacy: Empowering people through blockchain

Blockchain technologies can empower people by allowing them more control over their user data. Shutterstock

Courtesy of Ajay Kumar Shrestha, University of Saskatchewan

Blockchain has already proven its huge influence on the financial world with its first application in the form of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. It might not be long before its impact is felt everywhere.

Blockchain is a secure chain of digital records that exist on multiple computers simultaneously so no record can be erased or falsified. The...

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Insider Scoop Explores Strategic Alternatives, Analyst Sees Possible Sale Price Around $30 Per Share

Courtesy of Benzinga.

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Chart School

Weekly Market Recap Jan 13, 2019

Courtesy of Blain.

In last week’s recap we asked:  “Has the Fed solved all the market’s problems in 1 speech?”

Thus far the market says yes!  As Guns n Roses preached – all we need is a little “patience”.  Four up days followed by a nominal down day Friday had the market following it’s normal pattern the past nearly 30 years – jumping whenever the Federal Reserve hints (or essentially says outright) it is here for the markets.   And in case you missed it the prior Friday, Chairman Powell came back out Thursday to reiterate the news – so…so… so… patient!

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell reinforced that message Thursday during a discussion at the Economic Club of Washington where he said that the central bank will be “fle...

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Members' Corner

Why Trump Can't Learn


Bill Eddy (lawyer, therapist, author) predicted Trump's chaotic presidency based on his high-conflict personality, which was evident years ago. This post, written in 2017, references a prescient article Bill wrote before Trump even became president, 5 Reasons Trump Can’t Learn. ~ Ilene 

Why Trump Can’t Learn

Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore (...

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Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences

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Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences

Bacteriophage viruses infecting bacterial cells , Bacterial viruses. from

Courtesy of John Bergeron, McGill University

Today, the scientific community is aghast at the prospect of gene editing to create “designer” humans. Gene editing may be of greater consequence than climate change, or even the consequences of unleashing the energy of the atom.


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Mapping The Market

Trump: "I Won't Be Here" When It Blows Up

By Jean-Luc

Maybe we should simply try him for treason right now:

Trump on Coming Debt Crisis: ‘I Won’t Be Here’ When It Blows Up

The president thinks the balancing of the nation’s books is going to, ultimately, be a future president’s problem.

By Asawin Suebsaeng and Lachlan Markay, Daily Beast

The friction came to a head in early 2017 when senior officials offered Trump charts and graphics laying out the numbers and showing a “hockey stick” spike in the nationa...

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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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