Archive for April, 2011

  • Move The Senior Index And The Rest Will Follow
    Posted by on April 28th, 2011 at 8:11 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits When looking for bullish cues traders usually watch the small cap indexes like the Russell 2000 to see if money managers are […]

  • Sometimes It’s Best To Walk Away
    Posted by on April 26th, 2011 at 4:24 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits A couple weeks back, I wrote about one of my all-time favorite spreads that had “blown up.”  Some people looked at the […]

  • 6 Ways To Make Better Smaller Decisions
    Posted by on April 25th, 2011 at 12:58 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Trading is about making thousands of small decisions.  None of these decisions have to be all that great, so long as no […]

  • Weekly Market Composition — April 21
    Posted by on April 21st, 2011 at 9:21 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits We’ve seen a yo-yo effect between consumer goods stocks and basic materials in the last several weeks.  When the market is up […]

  • Layup Trade Of The Year
    Posted by on April 21st, 2011 at 12:23 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Long WFC, short BAC has been my biggest miss of the year so far.  This trade was an absolute layup and I […]

  • Value Growth Crossroad
    Posted by on April 20th, 2011 at 1:05 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Two weeks before we got Fukushima’d I wrote the following: Value typically holds up better than growth good during corrective periods.  I’ve […]

  • Conviction
    Posted by on April 20th, 2011 at 5:30 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits I often hear about a trader who sticks with trades for a really long time.  Even adding recklessly as the position goes […]

  • Leadership: Chinese Internet Stocks
    Posted by on April 19th, 2011 at 4:20 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Forget RIMM, AAPL, AMZN, GOOG; these are your candidates for the new Horsemen of tech. What does it say about risk appetite […]

  • Curve Ball: S&P USA Downgrade
    Posted by on April 18th, 2011 at 11:32 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits The markets were down heavy this morning.  I stood back for the most part until most of the blood had been let.  […]

  • Market Composition April 15 — Option Expiration Edition
    Posted by on April 15th, 2011 at 9:01 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Great performance by the most boring old-guard defensive names this week in the consumer goods sector (KFT, PG, HNZ, MO, PEP) and […]