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Old 09-23-2011, 07:57 AM   #141
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The S&P is just back down to where I bought a bunch last month, so it's not time to buy more yet. Sure wish I could buy bonds in good conscience. I'm also waiting for S&P 1070 before my next dip buy. I still have a buy order in for AAPL at $350 (in my Roth testosterone account) from last month. I wonder if it will get there this time? Not likely based on today.
If anything I'd expect iPhone 5 announcement (and Sprint getting the phone) to spike it upwards in the next two weeks.
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:17 PM   #142
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:24 PM   #143
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I had thought of buying a few large cap shares over the past several days, but the huge gyrations simply make me stay my hand ( or mouse ). OK, so I'm chicken ----

Wonder if triple digit ups and downs will be the norm?

The onslaught of bad news from all fronts - here in the US, Europe, Middle east, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, fires, etc, etc Really puts a kibosh on any optimism I may have looking forward to the next year 2012.

Will 2012 be the year it all Implodes? or Explodes? Maybe the Mayans knew a lot more than we give them credit for.......
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:22 AM   #144
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Bought 475 shares of PGH @ $9.17 prior to a .07 dividend paid yesterday; monthly payout at appx. 9% annually. A bit more risky choice; risk / reward looks ok with this kind of divy...
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:28 AM   #145
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Sold my SLV calls for a 14% gain.

Sold my DXD calls for a 43% gain.

I'm now holding to see what this market is doing. It's a whipsaw right now.

If there's a rally I'll short the market, and if silver falls further I'm going to buy short term SLV call options.
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:20 PM   #146
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I sold a bunch at 12500....lucky guess.... and just sold more around 11500 as I decided to cash in and pay off the mortgage while I had enough in after tax to do it. I'm now at 23% equities/43% bonds/34% cash and short term reserves. I won't be rebalancing until market volatility is a lot less.
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:10 AM   #147
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I just bought various bank stock puts-Nov/Dec.

Moving 50% into cash.
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:25 PM   #148
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I just bought various bank stock puts-Nov/Dec.

Moving 50% into cash.

I didn't buy any bank puts, still holding SKF just as good.
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:28 PM   #149
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UGH!!! I saw a reversal today and sold the puts too early. Right after I did that the banks tanked. I missed out on 40-50% profits today. Oh well, at least I didn't lose money!
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You folks buying puts and SKF might give the impression that this board is comprised of members who are thoroughly adept at playing the swings of the market.

Seems like most of you folks have made out well as the market goes to new 2011 lows. Every index , every sector, that I track is deep in the red.

Other than myself, are there any forum members who have been hurt by the action of the past 5 weeks? Am I the only one lying broken and bleeding in the ( wall ) street?
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:40 PM   #151
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Let me rephrase--at least I didn't lose money on THAT deal. I'm down about $300K since silver crashed. I'm using it as a buying opportunity long term, but it still hurts to see that much disappear so fast!
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:27 PM   #152
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I'm not diving anywhere except under the bed covers until the market stops acting so psychotic. What's the opposite of "Whee!"? Is it "Whoa!"?
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:53 PM   #153
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Am I the only one lying broken and bleeding in the ( wall ) street?
Oh, no, I've lost over 10% since the beginning of the year. On the other hand, looking forward instead of back, I may have made something, since I've been buying during August and September, and when(?) the market recovers, my portfolio will do very well, I'm sure.
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I've been using the dips to do some buying (VTI mostly), finally getting some of my cash out of the MMs and back where it belongs. Now if bond yields would rise and prices fall so I could buy some of those, I'd finally get my AA set in place. Not wishing bad for anybody, just doing some dirty market timing. Things go up, things go down. Hopefully they go back up again after I get back in.
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:50 PM   #155
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You folks buying puts and SKF might give the impression that this board is comprised of members who are thoroughly adept at playing the swings of the market.

Seems like most of you folks have made out well as the market goes to new 2011 lows. Every index , every sector, that I track is deep in the red.

Other than myself, are there any forum members who have been hurt by the action of the past 5 weeks? Am I the only one lying broken and bleeding in the ( wall ) street?
Yes. Actually I've done rather miserably with stocks over the last 20 years.
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Other than myself, are there any forum members who have been hurt by the action of the past 5 weeks?
Sure, but we're ignoring the news and just keeping our asset allocations within their desired parameters. It's an advanced technique involving "buying low" and "selling high". Mostly the former and not so much of the latter. So far so good.

Spouse says that if I want to sell put options then it's my own damn fault I should use my own money...
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:21 PM   #157
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I bought today - FSTMX. In my play account, I sold some calls on the Russell 2k. As long as the market doesn't jump 15% in the next 3 weeks, it'll be profitable.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:32 PM   #158
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I don't know anything about calls and puts.
But it definately is still too early to purchase stocks or funds at this time.
Still keeping my bond funds and cash until the market and Europe settles.
Probably when the S&P gets down to the upper 900's.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:34 PM   #159
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Well, I'm as dumb as ever and just sitting through another mess. I feel good about having SS in my hip pocket though. If this keeps up I'll just pull the trigger and take some pressure off.
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I didn't buy any bank puts, still holding SKF just as good.
I always thought of SKF as a day traders tool, as they reset it everyday?
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