Archive for the ‘Trades’ Category


Sunday, June 29th, 2014

I actually saw this one coming but was too timid to jump in, missing a nice 40%. Looking for a dip to see where it might go next, after reading a article.

An ULTA Make Over for the Portfolio?

Monday, June 16th, 2014

As an un-chic geek, my days of picking stock based on what I use are mostly over. But the rest of my family tends to follow the trend ahead of the market, so I’m keeping an eye on this one, even though it looks like I caught on bit late for this one. Still, I think there are some inner-year 20% swings to profit on.

Following Family Fodder

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

I was just thinking the other day when I heard a radio commercial for Family Dollar in San Diego that they were ready for another growth spurt, then I read today that Carl Ichan is sticking is raider fingers into them. So, if the pattern holds, the resulting FUD should drive the price down, then it would pop back up to a profitable level. Let’s watch and see. Looking for a drop to $52 to pull the trigger.

Let’s get Educated

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Chart to me looks like they will at least bounce back to $20. I want at least a 20% upside on any short-term buy, so if they go t $16 and nothing drastic changes, I’m in there.

Picking the Under Dog

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Interesting speculative article on Investors Place about M&A. I can kind of see the appeal of AMCX to cable rivals. Looking for a big drop before I take that gamble, though.

If You Legalize It, Will They Buy?

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

I’m betting so.

GoGo (Mobile) Gadgets

Monday, February 17th, 2014

I’m too cheap to pay for GoGo myself when I travel, but I see more and more people ponying up for it when I travel, so keeping an eye on the horse itself.

Teradyne (TER)

Monday, December 9th, 2013

I got nothing for headline quips here. An article at InvestorPlace got me thinking about it again and if falls a couple dollars more I will think about maybe buying it then.

How to Buy What Your Kids Buy Without Looking Too Silly

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

If my daughter likes a store, I look at the stock. When Wet Seal slipped and fell this week, I scooped some up expecting the rest of the world to agree with my little girl just like everyone does, eventually.

Bottom Fishing with Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc.

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Thought I had the bottom called on this today but missed it by 10%. Now hoping for a real rebound rather than a quick dead-rat bounce.