Marissa Mayer Has Showed Her Hand – Apple Will Buy Yahoo!

The gods have spoken, my scouts have returned and @marissamayer has given us a perfectly wrapped Christmas present.

She tweeted this Wednesday:

I realize there has been much talk for several months, if not years, about an Apple takeover but I’m convinced this seals it. Too many things are lining up – the confirmed release of Apple experimenting with TV components, the Flickr iOS app release alongside the instagram fiasco and now this seemingly harmless tweet of an Apple store.

There are just too many synergies here that Apple could use – whether it be from Yahoo’s foothold in the Asia marketplace, the insane amount of content Yahoo! has, Yahoo’s IntoNow app and the possibilities that could bring with a TV made by Apple, etc.

I have instructed my legions to buy several YHOO calls – it must be done.

 

GOLD LOOKS LIKE POOP – FOR THE MOMENT

My legionaries went long $GC_F this morning at 1670.70 and what a terrible miscalculation that was. Trading systems can slit your throat around news releases obviously. This happend today with my stop hit within a hour or so at 1650. The charts below show $DGP, which is a gold double long ETN I like to look at. It may bounce here but probably too risky for my taste.

You can also see below the 240min chart of $GC_F that shows the last few trades taken:

I did close out one QQQ spread today at 3.75. Your portfolio is updated here and you can always follow me on twitter @MAXIMUS_iBC for roman greatness.

UPDATE: I am now back long at 1646.40

 

The Last Word On Sandy Hook

I am blessed, I am lucky and I am thankful. I was able to tuck two of my children into bed last night, while my wife took duties at the hospital with the third. The parents of those twenty innocent children were not as fortunate. They felt the agony and despair of looking into an empty room; a painful reminder of what a madman is capable of. With this grief and the unbearable weight of burying your own child, these parents are now the victims of the insanely, overdramatic media and the insensitivity of politicians with their egos’ believing they can stop such tragedy.

The traitors that run the modern bureaucratic state consider themselves more like architects of a rational society and believe they can govern our reality comprehensively so everyone is included. This type of thinking leads to authoritative government and defies human nature. The framers of the constitution understood this line of reasoning and implemented divisions on government to provide checks to limit the institution for this reason. James Madison wrote specifically about the 2nd Amendment in Federalist Paper #46, in which he made it clear that the right of the citizenry to bear arms is a necessity against tyranny and is an integral part of the system of checks and balances. Granted, semi-automatic rifles were not invented then but to propose a ban on ALL guns is a direct attempt to exert a means of control over the population and limit the systems of checks and balances.

The mass shootings that have occurred over the last several years are extremely horrifying and tragic events. As humans, we need reasons and justifications for such treacherous acts of violence, whether it be to place blame on the availability of guns or the lack of quality parenting at home. We rarely look at ourselves as possibly the issue. How do we value human life? How do we treat are neighbors? Do we help the less fortunate? We can debate all we want whether this is a gun control or mental illness issue but the reality is, like I said here, we live in a very unsafe and cruel world. That is why I have my CCW, plain and simple and this is why we cannot let our own government take away the 2nd Amendment:

I do not know what can prevent such tragedies like Sandy Hook but usually the initial response is the wrong one.

Trade Recap, Portfolio Update & Free Stuff

Loyal Citizens:

The market does not care what Hussein Obama and Mr. Boner discuss; it only cares about EOY. You good people of iBC should never lose this time of year, that is, unless you were long Gold like myself. In the coming weeks, once things settle down a bit on the front lines here, I will explain my investing style and a few systems I use to take emotion out of my trading. I’ll also post the code to one TradeStation futures system for the ES I use as a token of my appreciation for your readership. As always, YOUR portfolio performance can be found HERE.

The following trades were executed today:

  • Sold $GC_F @ 1677.3 (-20.30)
  • Sold half $GS Jan 130 calls @ 1.80 (+1.22)
  • Closed $QQQ Jan 61/65 Call Spread @ 3.41 (+0.36)

Current open positions include the following:

  • Short 1 $PL_F @ 1606.00 (+12.30)
  • Long 5 $GS Jan 130 calls @ 0.58 (+2.28)
  • Long 10 $FSLR Jan 23 puts @ 0.67 (-0.37)
  • Long 10 $LULU Mar 80 calls @ 3.70 (+0.60)
  • Long 20 $QQQ Feb 60/63 Call Spread @ 2.03 (+0.54)
  • Long 10 $QQQ Mar 59/63 Call Spread @ 2.59 (+0.73)
  • Long 20 $QQQ Jan 58/63 Call Spread @ 4.12 (+0.77)
  • Long 10 $QQQ Jan 59/63 Call Spread @ 3.47 (+0.42)

I leave you with one of the greatest moments in black entertainment history:

 

Over 1,450 School Bus Related Deaths Since 1990 – School Bus Ban Proposed

In the United States of America since 1990, over 1,450 humans have died related to school bus accidents and of those about 10% were children. In the same time, ~224 people (students, faculty, gunmen, etc.) have been killed related to school shootings.

Ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban…..

There will be one last post regarding guns and why I have my concealed carry permit.

Good day citizens of iBC-

MAXIMUS

 

Marissa Mayer Has Showed Her Hand – Apple Will Buy Yahoo!

The gods have spoken, my scouts have returned and @marissamayer has given us a perfectly wrapped Christmas present.

She tweeted this Wednesday:

I realize there has been much talk for several months, if not years, about an Apple takeover but I’m convinced this seals it. Too many things are lining up – the confirmed release of Apple experimenting with TV components, the Flickr iOS app release alongside the instagram fiasco and now this seemingly harmless tweet of an Apple store.

There are just too many synergies here that Apple could use – whether it be from Yahoo’s foothold in the Asia marketplace, the insane amount of content Yahoo! has, Yahoo’s IntoNow app and the possibilities that could bring with a TV made by Apple, etc.

I have instructed my legions to buy several YHOO calls – it must be done.

 

GOLD LOOKS LIKE POOP – FOR THE MOMENT

My legionaries went long $GC_F this morning at 1670.70 and what a terrible miscalculation that was. Trading systems can slit your throat around news releases obviously. This happend today with my stop hit within a hour or so at 1650. The charts below show $DGP, which is a gold double long ETN I like to look at. It may bounce here but probably too risky for my taste.

You can also see below the 240min chart of $GC_F that shows the last few trades taken:

I did close out one QQQ spread today at 3.75. Your portfolio is updated here and you can always follow me on twitter @MAXIMUS_iBC for roman greatness.

UPDATE: I am now back long at 1646.40

 

The Last Word On Sandy Hook

I am blessed, I am lucky and I am thankful. I was able to tuck two of my children into bed last night, while my wife took duties at the hospital with the third. The parents of those twenty innocent children were not as fortunate. They felt the agony and despair of looking into an empty room; a painful reminder of what a madman is capable of. With this grief and the unbearable weight of burying your own child, these parents are now the victims of the insanely, overdramatic media and the insensitivity of politicians with their egos’ believing they can stop such tragedy.

The traitors that run the modern bureaucratic state consider themselves more like architects of a rational society and believe they can govern our reality comprehensively so everyone is included. This type of thinking leads to authoritative government and defies human nature. The framers of the constitution understood this line of reasoning and implemented divisions on government to provide checks to limit the institution for this reason. James Madison wrote specifically about the 2nd Amendment in Federalist Paper #46, in which he made it clear that the right of the citizenry to bear arms is a necessity against tyranny and is an integral part of the system of checks and balances. Granted, semi-automatic rifles were not invented then but to propose a ban on ALL guns is a direct attempt to exert a means of control over the population and limit the systems of checks and balances.

The mass shootings that have occurred over the last several years are extremely horrifying and tragic events. As humans, we need reasons and justifications for such treacherous acts of violence, whether it be to place blame on the availability of guns or the lack of quality parenting at home. We rarely look at ourselves as possibly the issue. How do we value human life? How do we treat are neighbors? Do we help the less fortunate? We can debate all we want whether this is a gun control or mental illness issue but the reality is, like I said here, we live in a very unsafe and cruel world. That is why I have my CCW, plain and simple and this is why we cannot let our own government take away the 2nd Amendment:

I do not know what can prevent such tragedies like Sandy Hook but usually the initial response is the wrong one.

Trade Recap, Portfolio Update & Free Stuff

Loyal Citizens:

The market does not care what Hussein Obama and Mr. Boner discuss; it only cares about EOY. You good people of iBC should never lose this time of year, that is, unless you were long Gold like myself. In the coming weeks, once things settle down a bit on the front lines here, I will explain my investing style and a few systems I use to take emotion out of my trading. I’ll also post the code to one TradeStation futures system for the ES I use as a token of my appreciation for your readership. As always, YOUR portfolio performance can be found HERE.

The following trades were executed today:

  • Sold $GC_F @ 1677.3 (-20.30)
  • Sold half $GS Jan 130 calls @ 1.80 (+1.22)
  • Closed $QQQ Jan 61/65 Call Spread @ 3.41 (+0.36)

Current open positions include the following:

  • Short 1 $PL_F @ 1606.00 (+12.30)
  • Long 5 $GS Jan 130 calls @ 0.58 (+2.28)
  • Long 10 $FSLR Jan 23 puts @ 0.67 (-0.37)
  • Long 10 $LULU Mar 80 calls @ 3.70 (+0.60)
  • Long 20 $QQQ Feb 60/63 Call Spread @ 2.03 (+0.54)
  • Long 10 $QQQ Mar 59/63 Call Spread @ 2.59 (+0.73)
  • Long 20 $QQQ Jan 58/63 Call Spread @ 4.12 (+0.77)
  • Long 10 $QQQ Jan 59/63 Call Spread @ 3.47 (+0.42)

I leave you with one of the greatest moments in black entertainment history:

 

Over 1,450 School Bus Related Deaths Since 1990 – School Bus Ban Proposed

In the United States of America since 1990, over 1,450 humans have died related to school bus accidents and of those about 10% were children. In the same time, ~224 people (students, faculty, gunmen, etc.) have been killed related to school shootings.

Ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban,ban…..

There will be one last post regarding guns and why I have my concealed carry permit.

Good day citizens of iBC-

MAXIMUS

 

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