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Margin Call

Watched this movie on Christmas eve and it reminds me an event in early 2008… In 2008, I was handling the risk valuation system that valuates my company’s gas portfolio. One day, some strategists made a mistake on one of the (option) valuation formula and push the the update out… Then post the mid-day calc […]

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Buffett’s Secret Map to Option Profits

re: Buffett’s Secret Map to Option Profits   I have not yet read the PDF described in the post but from one of the comments of this post, the math is not sounded.   See, I agree that writing puts in some way is like borrowing money from the puts’ buyer except there is no […]

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time to get back to trading?

It is 2008 all over again… With European situation unfolding, stock market is crashing. The lower the price of the shares, the more of them I can pick up for my money. Stocks are on sale now and I love it! It’s time to get back to trading again!

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TradingClub.com

I had the domain, TradingClub.com, for quite sometime now and have received numerous offers for this name.  Today, I received, by far, the most generous offer for this name, a handsome $50,000!  However, I, again, turned it down.   TradingClub.com has a decent SEO premium built-in to it, google the term “Trading Club” yields 427,000 results!   Great sounding and […]

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Long idea: ALJ

Most of road are damaged in Northern Japan due to earthquake and tsunami.  To rebuild, lots of asphalt is needed and Alon USA Energy is expected to help Japan over the next few month.  I’m looking ALJ to move to $15 with potential to $17.  My stop-loss is $10.50 Disclaimer  

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$183.8 billion

Was watching the Tokyo stock market and heard the breaking news of Japan’s central bank is injecting $183.8 billion USD into money market to stabilize the financial system. Nikkei sinks below 10,000 and continue its down trend…

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Like Sushi?

If you love sushi or sashimi, you know the price of Maguro (tuna) has gone up dramatically in the past few years.  Why?  because blue-fin production has dramatically decreased from 100,000 metric tons in the sixty to 60,000 metric tons in 09.  With conservations continue to pressure commercial fishing of tuna in the wild, I don’t […]

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Long idea: EMKR @ $3.10

Long idea: EMCORE Corporation   I like this idea because strong growth coming from the company’s Fiber Optics.  Recent announcement from the company that it shipped over 100,000 EMCORE Connects Cable, a significant milestone; making it the market leader in active optical cables.  Plus Growth in network/infrastructure expansion and commercial cloud networks should continue to fuel company’s […]

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Lessons Learnt

My post on 7/22/2008, “Be Patient” was meant to serve as a reminder to myself that I have to be patient.   I wrote the post after I realized a quicktrade to close 5 PRQTN @ 1.4 and miss the ride to 8.50 the next day!  The trade to close PRQTN was meant to switchmy […]

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Great Balls of Fire!

financial sector sure was a great ball of fire this past week and no, I didn’t get burn. I had a few thousands swing up and down and I ended up where I started it. I will recap my week’s trading in my later post and for now, I just want to relax. TGIF!  

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