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  • Ross B. 2:58 pm on January 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Hey Brent, same to you. Traded GPRO short this morning for gap fill

     
  • Brent VanFossen 3:48 pm on January 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    DRI gapped and high of day.

     
  • Brent VanFossen 3:41 pm on January 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    I’m not sure how I missed this last week. Here’s wishing everyone a successful 2015.

     
  • Ross B. 2:16 pm on January 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Anyone here in 2015?

    FOLD
    HABT
    NRX
    NBIX
    GILD
    ISIS
    BIND

    liking ISIS quite a bit

     
    • Brent VanFossen 3:38 pm on January 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      ISIS is moving nicely. It just keeps on going.

      • Ross B. 2:59 pm on January 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        yep, I shorted it at open, and then went long after it came up through the open on strength.

  • Brent VanFossen 4:14 am on December 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    To all my friends: Merry Christmas.

     
    • Ross B. 3:44 pm on December 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      and a Happy New Year!

  • Ross B. 2:31 pm on December 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Merry Christmas and Happy Eighth night of Hanukkah!

     
  • Ross B. 2:41 pm on December 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Good morning Brent and anyone else here

     
  • Ross B. 3:44 pm on December 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Good morning Brent :)

     
    • Brent VanFossen 4:02 pm on December 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, Ross. What’s interesting today?

      • Ross B. 3:35 pm on December 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Brent. Sorry I missed this until now. I worked half days much of last week. Today, I shorted ISiS near the open. Good trade. What’s up with you?

  • Brent VanFossen 3:35 pm on December 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Good morning!

     
  • Ross B. 2:28 pm on December 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    gm everyone

    List for today if anyone is interested
    TASR
    DGLY
    AMBA
    AAL
    JBLU
    MBLY

     
  • Brent VanFossen 9:22 am on December 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    I have spent the last two weeks in Xiamen, China. I expected to post while I was there and let you know what was going on, but it seems the site was blocked in China and I was never able to access it. I’m home now. Tired, but it was a successful trip for work, and an amazing experience.

    Many apologies. I hope you’re all well.

     
    • Ross B. 7:49 pm on December 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Welcome back Brent, and congratulations on a fine experience and another job well done

  • Ross B. 4:05 pm on November 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Back from vacation, and I see Brent is on his. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

     
  • Brent VanFossen 7:03 am on November 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    And another day without power yesterday afternoon and most of today. The neighbor’s construction crew dug into the line and shorted it, taking down the power for three properties, including ours. We’re powered again.

    I’m leaving Sunday for two weeks in Xiamen, China. Work will keep me busy the first week, and the second one is for exploration and vacation. I’ll try to check in here to say hi.

     
  • Brent VanFossen 3:57 pm on November 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    After losing power for all of yesterday, and three trees across the driveway, the sun is out with the wind today. Good morning.

     
  • Ross B. 2:26 pm on November 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Good morning everyone. Sorry I’ve been missing in action. A lot of work. However, tomorrow starts a 12 day vacation – heading to Jamaica where Lisa and I first vacationed some 30 years ago. Its our 25th anniversary next week :)

    LUV
    GRPN
    LITB
    RAX
    ACHN
    JRJC
    QIWI
    VOD

     
  • Brent VanFossen 3:53 pm on November 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Happy Friday!

     
  • Ross B. 7:01 pm on October 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Happy Halloween! Hope you have no tricks and many treats :)

     
  • joymack 2:59 pm on October 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    good Morning. Thanks Brent

     
  • Brent VanFossen 2:40 pm on October 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    New Chart from Brenda 

    canvas

     
  • joymack 8:05 am on October 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Hi Ross there’s another chart awaiting post, can’t get that final step. I tried to copy and paste the url, but that didn’t work for me.

     
    • Ross B. 6:52 pm on October 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Brenda, when you copy the url come back to here, where you always post, that is, this page. Instead of typing a post like you always do, paste the rule in the regular posting box as you always do. Happy Halloween!

  • Brent VanFossen 2:32 pm on October 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Good morning, Brenda, Ross. Thanks again, Ross.

     
  • joymack 2:11 pm on October 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Yes, Ross that was me trying to upload the chart.Thanks for posting. I will make another attempt

     
    • Ross B. 2:20 pm on October 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Brenda, here’s all I did to upload it:

    • Ross B. 2:20 pm on October 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      or rather, you uploaded it, above is all I did to make it appear on the main blog

      • joymack 2:38 pm on October 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        I will try after market closes, thanks Ross

  • Brent VanFossen 3:03 pm on October 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Have you checked your LAKE lately? It sure pulled back hard.

     
    • Ross B. 3:38 pm on October 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I took my profits a couple weeks ago Brent. It was a beauty trade.

    • Ross B. 3:39 pm on October 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      but since then, its been off my radar. would have been very happy to ride it back down of course, but coulda woulda shoulda

  • Ross B. 2:53 pm on October 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Good morning everyone

     
  • Ross B. 8:01 pm on October 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Here’s a chart someone (Brenda?) uploaded to CT. If you had trouble posting it, all you need do is click on the thumbnail and then copy and paste the url (web address, to the right of the thumbanil in a small box. It starts with https://candletraders) here.

     
    • Brent VanFossen 3:02 pm on October 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, Ross. Thanks for the help with the chart (not mine). Looks like someone is anticipating a nice move upwards.

      • Ross B. 3:27 pm on October 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        sure, went to media to post the steak picture Friday and noticed the chart right there ready to go. I assume its Brenda’s.

  • Brent VanFossen 2:54 pm on October 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Happy Friday.

     
    • Ross B. 6:58 pm on October 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Happy Friday Brent!

    • Ross B. 8:08 pm on October 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Beautiful indian summer day here. I grill all year – I’ve been known to grill in a blizzard more than three or four times – but this is calling out for something like this:

      • Brent VanFossen 2:43 pm on October 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        How was the porterhouse/t-bone? Or did you grill something else?

        • Ross B. 3:30 pm on October 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply

          excellent, thank you! Grilled t-bones Saturday evening, and a good time was had by all :)

  • Brent VanFossen 6:45 pm on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Did anyone catch the big move today?

     
  • Brent VanFossen 2:46 pm on October 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Thanks, Ross, for the graphics explanation. I tried to respond but was having internet troubles. I need to update the help file, since things have changed a bit since I wrote that post.

     
    • Ross B. 1:56 pm on October 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      sure Brent, happy to help.

  • joymack 1:58 pm on October 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Good Morning Ross! Try TNX

     
    • Ross B. 1:59 pm on October 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      good morning Brenda, didn’t trade yesterday, and likely not for the rest of the week. swamped at work. trouble in paradise, so to speak – facetiously, of course. But, in rough times, I’ve often found it helpful to turn to the good doctor for sound advice.

      “I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”
      ~ Dr. Seuss

  • joymack 1:30 pm on October 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Good Morning! Ross are you shorting NLNK?

     
    • Ross B. 2:57 pm on October 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      good morning Brenda. No, I tried very near the open but couldn’t get shares. I went long AAPL. Only trade of the day

  • joymack 4:19 am on October 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Hi Ross and Brent. I came to the blog to try to post charts. Indulge me again please

     
    • Ross B. 2:03 pm on October 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      do you have jing or a screen capture or the ability to save a chart image to your computer?

      • joymack 1:34 am on October 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        yes

      • Ross B. 3:19 pm on October 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Click on dashboard, on the upper left of the page
        Double click on Media
        Click on Add New
        Clcik on Select File in the center of the screen. Find the screen capture or chart image on your computer and double click it to upload
        THere will be an thumbnail image of your chart in the top left, clcik on that to see attachment details
        Copy and paste the url into any post and you have your chart uploaded. Snagit has a one click upload to WordPress, but I can no longer get it to work here.

      • Ross B. 3:21 pm on October 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply

  • Brent VanFossen 2:56 pm on October 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    @Ross – LAKE is up a bit more, and I wondered if you held it.

     
    • Ross B. 7:38 pm on October 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I have it, and have alerts set, planning to close today. Soon. Up 6.10 per share as of now on the last third. 1500 shares on this trade because it was a 13 buck stock, and hooked a live one. I expect to bank over 4k on this trade. The investment, if you will, was 20k 2 days ago. The stuff marketing letters are made of. But as the saying goes, the more I practice the luckier I get. This is one of my best trades of the year, and puts me back on top despite the slow down in revenue occasioned by my switching broker platforms to Mosaic. On top as relates to TY vs LY net profit,of course. This year has a solid shot at being my best yet. Thanks for asking. Did you get out early yesterday? I’m taking off Monday, Browns Steelers game Sunday and a big party downtown.

      • Brent VanFossen 8:45 pm on October 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        I did get out early and got a few things done.

        Congrats on this trade. Really exceptional.

        You’re with Interactive Brokers, if I remember right?

        • Ross B. 1:48 am on October 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply

          Yep, IB is my go to because of the availability of shorts and the low commissions. Expenses fall rght to the bottom line so cutting them does too. Duh. But it all adds up, big tiime before long, percentage wise if nothing else. I also use TDA/TOS. Thanks for the congrats!

  • Ross B. 6:13 pm on October 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    just thinking, between yesterday and today probably 700 points on the dow..who needs a flash crash?

     
  • Ross B. 2:30 pm on October 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Took another third profit on LAKE here, planning to swing the remaining 500 shares if it doesn’t hit my stop. If the candle prints eod as it is now, I’ll be inclined to look at this as a measuring gap.

    http://screencast.com/t/XQ6hZNVbYn

     
  • Ross B. 2:16 pm on October 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Good morning everyone. This is from a few minutes back, but didn’t have the time to go to dashboard and go through the file upload earlier. Short UAL and long LAKE obviously. I’ve since covered UAL and taken 1/3 profit on LAKE.

     
  • Ross B. 7:31 pm on October 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Good afternoon everyone. Brenda, nice to see your BLOX found support on the 20.

     
    • Brent VanFossen 8:07 pm on October 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, Ross!

      • Ross B. 8:16 pm on October 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Brent! Hope all is well.

        • Brent VanFossen 8:19 pm on October 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply

          All good.It’s a nice fall afternoon here. I’m hoping to get out of the office early.

          • Ross B. 8:34 pm on October 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply

            Sounds good. Hope you make it. Its “quitting time” here now, though I seldom make it out at 4:30. Today, however, is an exception. I’m off to my club for a cigar and a glenlivet before heading home. Hope you make it out early!

  • Ross B. 3:14 pm on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Good morning Brent, Hi Carol! :)

     
  • Brent VanFossen 2:47 pm on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Good morning!

     
  • 1macs 2:35 pm on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Good morning

     
  • joymack 2:22 pm on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Ross, look at BLOX bought 10 Jan $12.50 calls for $2.15, presently at $3.42. Do you think it will close that gap?

     
    • Ross B. 3:26 pm on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      no, not soon I don’t think.

    • Ross B. 3:29 pm on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      but I think your trade is a good one

  • joymack 1:51 pm on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Congrats Ross! Trading CRME, DSW, CECO, BLOX, puts on the VIX. Didn’t get filled o puts on TLT I had my buy order too high

     
    • Ross B. 1:56 pm on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Sounds good. Are you short DSW for a daytrade? looking nice.

      • joymack 2:01 pm on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        It does look good! But no, bought it under $30, wit a target of $33

        • Ross B. 2:09 pm on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply

          great trade then. so, just to play devils advocate, why not take 2/3 of your profit today near the open when the 1, 2 and 5′ charts give a high probability short, and then buy back your 2/3 after banking a buck along the way.

          • joymack 2:13 pm on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply

            Nothing wrong with that strategy. I usually do all or none. Will take your suggestion under consideration

            • Ross B. 2:15 pm on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply

              its actually Tina’s strategy. She calls it lock and reload

              • Ross B. 2:17 pm on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply

                short term trading – in this case and in most of her positions – day trading in and around a swing position. lock in profits, reload the swing position shares after profiting from the day move. did you watch her webinar on it? I have the book too.

                • joymack 2:43 pm on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply

                  Yes, I’ve seen it

  • Ross B. 1:19 pm on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    good morning everyone.

     
    • joymack 1:28 pm on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Morning Ross!

      What’s on your radar today?

      • Ross B. 1:46 pm on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        morning Brenda. I shorted CMRX and HPQ. I’ve already taken my profits on CMRX, but trading the HPQ. In at 36.96, stop currently at 36.73. How about you?

        • Ross B. 1:47 pm on October 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply

          and just stopped out. looking to reenter though, but happy to bank that profit first

  • Brent VanFossen 8:31 pm on October 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Happy Friday!

     
    • Ross B. 4:21 am on October 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Happy Weekend too!

  • joymack 7:53 pm on October 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Ross take a look at DSW, was that a left right combo also, with confirmation today?

     
  • joymack 7:35 pm on October 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    BLOX a left right combo, doji gap up. Per MR. B, a trader’s best friend, right Ross? So let’s see what happens Monday

     
    • Ross B. 7:39 pm on October 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      should we wait? I’m pretty sure we should be buying big now! I haven’t even looked at it, but its a left right combo and your best friend! What more do we need to know? And whatever happens, don’t close it out until it closes below – not goes well below, no, not even goes far below – the Tline! Right, Brenda?

      • joymack 7:51 pm on October 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Yes Ross, LOL! David said that was one of the strategies he dad to undue. It was causing him to lose too much money

        • Ross B. 4:20 am on October 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply

          Yes, I know. I’ll say this though, for all the easy jokes, the nan can certainly teach candlesticks and I learned a lot from him. I’m sure David would say the same. That said, there are no gurus and as for Steve, he has yet to discover volume. Ok, there I go, poking fun again. :)

  • Ross B. 1:15 pm on October 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    good morning everyone

    KNDI
    TKMR
    MYL
    HALO
    BCRX
    RMTI

     
  • Brent VanFossen 2:48 pm on October 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    NVO would have been a good short again today, but no gap.

     
    • Ross B. 3:08 pm on October 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      good morning Brent. I haven’t been able to trade today; actually haven’t even looked at the mkt.

  • Ross B. 3:10 pm on October 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Hi Brenda. The daily Tline was providing support for NVO for awhile there, and I was stuck on the 5′ and its a “your best friend” setup, a sure to go higher gap up after a doji on the daily chart. What was I thinking shorting a “your best friend” setup?!!? I’m afraid I enjoyed some smiles at his expense. Not that I made a ton on it, but certainly profitable.

     
    • joymack 3:49 pm on October 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Let me take a look Ross, lol

  • joymack 2:10 pm on October 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Trying to buy puts on TLT if it goes above 119.03

     
  • joymack 2:09 pm on October 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Hey Ross

     
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