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The Real Reason Why I Tuned Out Today

You may be sitting in your little chair looking like a big man, thinking you’ve got Raul hammered down.  You think I turned off my twitter feeds and news flows because I did not want the political theater affecting my decision process while I ferret in and out of the futures market.  I know you rack your brain wondering what Raul is doing, I understand.

But you are wrong.

The real reasoning behind my news diet today was I have not seen the final episode of Breaking Bad yet.  And I have loved that show.  The last thing I want to read is some wonk making some jackass reference that blows the ending for me.  Oh I would hunt that small suit wearing no-neck down and teach him a thing or two about manners.

So I sat in blissful ignorance and made a few bucks trading futures.  Elroi made a few bucks too—was having a great day until he decided to short near the close, again, like a jack asshole, and I was not there to override.  But green still, which is good.  I may hard code a 3:15 pm deadline on Elroi, but I haven’t run the stats yet.

I bought VIPS and sold a little more YGE today.  That is it.  I still intend to hold my YGE runner until the ten dollar print, but I felt my trigger finger itching so I bailed on another third.  I bought VIPS before it has done anything yet.  Both of these moves seem premature so I must make a sacrifice to the gods this evening.  Perhaps my finest stock pick…developing…

I ended the day with my portfolio down 1.5% today which, given the huge gap lower, could have been much worse.  My fond memories of October tells me things are likely to get worse before better, but overall better.  However, I shall not overstay my welcome at the feeding trough. If I get the cut and run feel, I will cut—and of course run.

Nothing like a month end Monday, yes?

Note: I will not be reading any comments on this post until after I watch my teevee show, just in case there’s any wise crackers in the audience.

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  1. UncleBuccs

    Raul, no wise cracks here. I hope you enjoyed the show. Maybe Badfinger’s “Baby Blue” will make it into a post in the near future…??

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  2. Raul3

    Such a great last episode, I feel totally content with the show start-to-finish

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