The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum

The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum (https://www.thehulltruth.com/index.php)
-   Dockside Chat (https://www.thehulltruth.com/dockside-chat-18/)
-   -   Stock, option, etc. Traders... (https://www.thehulltruth.com/dockside-chat/778578-stock-option-etc-traders.html)

schoolsout1 08-04-2016 04:43 PM

Stock, option, etc. Traders...
 
I know there are a few around...Crazybeard? I've effectively killed the stock market thread and am pretty much talking to myself in that one now.

I'm pretty boring by trading stocks (well, one stock now), but would still like to keep things interesting and always up for a stock that moves a bit (and I can buy a good # of shares to make a $.10 move worth it) so I figured I'd start this thread.

My only stipulations are:

Post when you buy and at what price
Post when you sell

I figure that's about the best way to keep things honest...anyone can say they make money trading, but we all know it ain't always green!

Any interest? Or, am I pizzin' in the wind here.... :)

ryanbeh.16 08-04-2016 06:10 PM

i currently have two holding in my play money / boat saving
AAPL - adverage cost - $99.45 currently up 6% total
AMD - - $5.21 up 24% total (thanks bug!)

so far have been pretty lucky this year as i sold some right before they fell (all luck mostly)

schoolsout1 08-04-2016 06:15 PM


Originally Posted by ryanbeh.16 (Post 9317374)
i currently have two holding in my play money / boat saving
AAPL - adverage cost - $99.45 currently up 6% total
AMD - - $5.21 up 24% total (thanks bug!)

so far have been pretty lucky this year as i sold some right before they fell (all luck mostly)

These days, it's a lot of luck, fortunately/unfortunately. Not a lot makes much sense.

I've been holding MUX in my reg brokerage account and rollover IRA account for years. Avg cost in brokerage account was a little over a buck and sold it at $4.61 last month. Avg in rollover IRA was $2.5x and I sold it at $4.41 and sitting in cash waiting on a good opportunity to get back in (I think the stock will go to $10+ in a year or 2). I've since just traded it for a week and have done pretty damn well with it (knock on wood) with about $1500 in short term gains over 1 week or so. That said, I ask myself what the hell am I doing everytime I place an order...then I sit there, at my desk, staring at the screen....lol.

narmstr2 08-04-2016 07:11 PM

I bought GEVO at $0.55. It's currently at $0.68. Up 22.83%

schoolsout1 08-04-2016 07:21 PM


Originally Posted by narmstr2 (Post 9317600)
I bought GEVO at $0.55. It's currently at $0.68. Up 22.83%


That company looks interesting...not a whole lot of volume, though. Why the gradual drop from $2+ last year to where it is now?

narmstr2 08-04-2016 07:38 PM


Originally Posted by schoolsout1 (Post 9317633)
That company looks interesting...not a whole lot of volume, though. Why the gradual drop from $2+ last year to where it is now?

Issues with meeting production targets and management started dumping stock.

crazybeard 08-04-2016 09:47 PM

I've been sitting in cash lately. Did buy VXX Jan 2017 options about 2 weeks ago and getting killed on it. ECB and other things deflating volatility. Only 4 contracts so it isn't terrible and I have a long time to recoup.

I'm thinking DWTI might be a play but more like intermediate term. Oil projections around 30 - but that means nothing. We closed at 41.xx if I recall right, which is higher than the trend.

Wishing I had got into NUGT. I was waiting for it to pull back to 100 but it didn't and I stuck to my guns. Hindsight.

Nothing is ever always green. I just hope for more than 50% plus cost. I have been looking into hiring a programmer to create some TOS trading automation and run it back historically. When volatility was higher trading the convergence of moving averages on 1/5/15 min charts was working fairly well, but it was a 10 contract or more scalp play. I would like to see how automating that works. As long as the math works long term, anything is fair game in my book.

schoolsout1 08-05-2016 05:38 AM

NFP went well...gold/silver dropping so glad I sold yesterday.

Limit order at $4.25...heading out for a few. Plan to hold over weekend.

r_ventura_23 08-05-2016 07:18 AM

Puts
 
I have been selling 70 strike puts on GIS every time it falls below $71.

schoolsout1 08-05-2016 07:23 AM


Originally Posted by r_ventura_23 (Post 9318818)
I have been selling 70 strike puts on GIS every time it falls below $71.

I need to study up on options...

MUX at 4.36 now so I'm in the money at the moment :)

crazybeard 08-05-2016 08:29 AM


Originally Posted by schoolsout1 (Post 9318834)
I need to study up on options...

MUX at 4.36 now so I'm in the money at the moment :)

Very different ball game. Contract commission is everything - if you pay too much you have to go for a bigger move to break even or profit.

Bayslayer 08-05-2016 08:58 AM

Short FCX @ 12.31
http://ibankcoin.com/flyblog/2016/08...l-plunge-soon/

schoolsout1 08-05-2016 09:05 AM


Originally Posted by crazybeard (Post 9319094)
Very different ball game. Contract commission is everything - if you pay too much you have to go for a bigger move to break even or profit.

I had a good buddy that got into options a while back, but I never did anything with it...he was talking Iron Condors or butterflies or whatever...lol. I stick with vanilla stocks.

MUX at $4.40 now...looking pretty good so far.

schoolsout1 08-05-2016 09:06 AM


Originally Posted by Bayslayer (Post 9319205)

You shorted?

Bayslayer 08-05-2016 09:19 AM


Originally Posted by schoolsout1 (Post 9319243)
You shorted?

Yes. Supply outweighing demand according to the linked article. Also strong dollar is not good for commodities.

GreySky 08-05-2016 09:28 AM

INO at $9.75

Earnings release on Monday, 8/8.

schoolsout1 08-05-2016 09:49 AM


Originally Posted by Bayslayer (Post 9319285)
Yes. Supply outweighing demand according to the linked article. Also strong dollar is not good for commodities.

Good luck!

I'm mulling over selling MUX today, instead of holding over weekend. If gold can climb back above $1340 or so today, MUX should rise some more. Last I looked, it was $4.43 so I'm around $300 net gain for the day so far. I'm happy with that, but.....lol

joe.giuliano 08-05-2016 09:53 AM

I have a number of positions that I will probably stay long on,

These are some I am fooling around with and may trade out of on a moment's notice.

I bought CLNY at about 15.80 and plan to hang on for a while.
SLV @ ~15
STAG @ 19.59

crazybeard 08-05-2016 09:58 AM

GTC_EXT order in for EXR at $79. This is a buy and hold for me. I may sell at 93 range at some point if it fills.

schoolsout1 08-05-2016 10:19 AM

put in sell order at $4.45

Edit..changed to 4.36...got greedy and it looks like it cost me.


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.9.3.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.