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Old 02-06-2013, 11:54 AM
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Solar stocks

Sunpower is up from under $4 a few months ago to over $8, and banks have upped their targets to $11 or $12. First Solar is up from $20 to about $30. Take that, 'ya dirty-pig coalies and oilies -- looks like people who have the b@lls are investing in the future.

(for the record and to satisfy the SEC, I do own a little bit of stock in SPWR, so I'm not a neutral party)

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Old 02-06-2013, 12:07 PM
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Sunpower is up from under $4 a few months ago to over $8, and banks have upped their targets to $11 or $12. First Solar is up from $20 to about $30. Take that, 'ya dirty-pig coalies and oilies -- looks like people who have the b@lls are investing in the future.

(for the record and to satisfy the SEC, I do own a little bit of stock in SPWR, so I'm not a neutral party)
Tell that to the folk that bought it at $21.00 in 2011, it is real easy to brag about a stock on what it did in the last couple of months. Are you willing to put a time on how long it will take to go to $12.00 and admit you were wrong when it dosn't? Unless you have inside knowledge that the government is going to throw more of my $$$ at them then I would not invest.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:08 PM
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Nah, I'm just short term trading it like a mofo on speed while the going is good and happy that it went up a lot and is now volatile as hell. Though I'd orgasm loudly if it went back up to $21 of course.

As far as it dropping again, that's what conditional stop-loss orders are for
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:17 PM
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Nah, I'm just short term trading it like a mofo on speed while the going is good and happy that it went up a lot and is now volatile as hell.

As far as it dropping again, that's what conditional stop-loss orders are for
Yeah preserve your losses in a stock that is risky with a stop loss. You are better off trading Caterpillar or any other stock with real book value! I prefer to
invest in companies that do not require government help but do much better when the government is out of the way.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:19 PM
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Yeah preserve your losses in a stock that is risky with a stop loss. You are better off trading Caterpillar or any other stock with real book value! I prefer to
invest in companies that do not require government help but do much better when the government is out of the way.
Thing is, it's much (more than 4x) more likely to rise +0.05 or +0.10 than to fall 4x as much within a 1-2 day period. This is why scalp trading can work if you're methodical about it and don't get greedy.

Short-term poison = stocks.
Long-term poison = property and foreclosures.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:23 PM
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Thing is, it's much (more than 4x) more likely to rise +0.05 or +0.10 than to fall 4x as much within a 1-2 day period. This is why scalp trading can work if you're methodical about it and don't get greedy.
Why is more likely to rise than fall, other than the fact that it is possible to increase more than 100% and not decrease more than 100%.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:26 PM
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Why is more likely to rise than fall, other than the fact that it is possible to increase more than 100% and not decrease more than 100%.
It's not. It's just more than 4x more likely to rise by +0.1 (triggering a sell, taking profits) than fall by -0.4 (triggering a sell, locking in losses) in a short period.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:36 PM
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You are better off trading the stocks of the companies that are influenced by government action. Listen to what politicians say, like in Chicago alderman Burke wants to ban energy drinks except for Red Bull I would bet he has stock in that company. There is no disclosure on politicians trading on what they plan to regulate which is as much inside information as you can get. They can work it both ways short the stocks in companies they are about to go after for there own gain.

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