iBankCoin
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Joined Nov 10, 2007
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Press the Envelope

Check this out: buy financials.

My [[MER]] purchase was indeed real and not an experiment. Everything is topsy-turvy. Unfortunately, it took me awhile to figure this shit out.

In short, before we trade lower, we will cut through 13,000, like retarded construction guys through Home Depot.

All of the brokers are decent trades, even [[LEH]].

There is funny shit going on and I am in no mood to get in the way.

The dollar is bottoming, which may cause a short term moderation in commodity prices. On that news, I like financials and Chinese stocks, down at these levels.

For now, my top picks are MER and [[CTRP]].

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38 comments

  1. mrkcbill

    “we will cut through 13,000, like retarded construction guys through Home Depot.”

    You just don’t get that commentary on CNBC.

    Funny!

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  2. JakeGint

    Fly –not shitting here. MER hit the downtrend line exactly and is now backing off. If you don’t get a break through here, get the flick out.

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  3. Woodshedder

    Jake, Fly doesn’t care about technicals.

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  4. Juice

    it is, for the time being, a Costanza market

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  5. mrkcbill

    Jake,

    Start posting on PG.

    Whats going on here…Fly buying little STeVie Wonder.. what happened to bad times and derivatives and Rice hoarding and Skiffles and $125 Gas

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  6. haileris

    Once oil starts topping out (looks like it is?), it really might put in another round of buying (“we don’t need to worry about inflation!”)

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  7. G. Soros

    So here we are at the magical s&p 1390. This is it. The final frontier.

    Time for men to be men, and for sheep to be nervous.

    …because somethin’ is about to get fucked

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  8. Steve Liesman

    How do you like my charts? I may Ross Perot’s charts look like child’s play.

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  9. skot

    So, AAPL reports good quarter but lowers guidance. AMZN reports awesome quarter and raises guidance. AMZN down but AAPL up. Someone with experience explain this to me.
    Not that I’m complaining – got burned on my straddles, but managed to hang on to the (now) winning halves.

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  10. Black Swan

    I Laugh at all of you.

    FOOLS!

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  11. Q4

    Payload

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  12. JakeGint

    KCB —

    Laissez le bon temps roulez, muthahflickas!

    I guess!?

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  13. TraderCaddy

    I am a daytrading fool. No wonder I take high blood pressure pills. I may start taking them with a Jack Daniels chaser. The Doc never said not to.

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  14. Steve

    Skot-No one believes AMZN and AAPL always UPOD’s.

    And did fry really buy STV? That explains a lot.

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  15. MarketRaider

    Fly, you one crazy mother fucker buying anything long after the last bout of DOW 1000 points market shenanigans. I thought you would be all over the shorts here. This is like the tenth time we made a charge for 13000 in a week it seems, lets see if this is magic moment.

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  16. ottnott

    Sure, buy the financials.

    Worrying about being hit by a dilution bomb at a 30% discount to market is so earlier-this-week.

    Nobody that I respect* is seeing any sign of bottoming in the real-world US economy. There are a few minor positives – gains in exports, for example – but those are largely a reflection of a low dollar and high commoditiy prices

    *Respect is reserved for those who were beating the drum on the mortgage and house price insanity long before the mortgage-holders started the massive write-offs and the “nobody could have predicted” excuses.

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  17. kurt

    fxp sux

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  18. BOTD

    FUCK LEH!

    PUTS ON THE POP!

    up 8% today, …suck it…. SHORT again above $47.

    and again at $50, and $55 ….

    then if the stock doesnt go back down, … i will foreclose on my $650K san diego ‘depreciating’ pimp palace, just to spite those fuckers at AURORA HOME SERVICES, a lehman company.

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  19. TraderRenn

    How much did the market rally from it’s “bottom” in April 2001?

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  20. Pudfucker

    Honestly, what’s the case for lending money to Uncle Sam for 10 years at 3.8% if Armageddon is cancelled? I think treasurys are the most overvalued asset in the Milky Way universe. Shorting TLT seems like the easiest money you’ll ever make (except for hoarding rice, of course).

    As treasurys get sold, the money will come into stocks. I expect multiples to expand 2-3 turns as long as ten year treasury rates don’t go over 5.5%. As rates rise, the relative value of the dollar will strengthen, and cheap U.S. stocks will act like a magnet for sovereign wealth funds.

    I think stocks are going to blow away virtually eveyone’s expectations this year.

    Embrace the wall of worry.

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  21. ottnott

    BOTD: A $650k San Diego home? You’ve got 1200 square feet east of the I-5?

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  22. desperate
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  23. lol

    I don’t even get it…
    Fly has got me so confused I’m going to 90% cash while I try to figure things out!

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  24. gappingandyapping
    gappingandyapping

    Hey Crudebroker or Fly or anyone: I am heavy long TSO with a cost basis of 26.10 now. I want to hedge this position and wanted to know what way would be the best. Would it make sense to short UGA and long TSO?

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  25. With apologies to Paul McCartney & Wings
    With apologies to Paul McCartney & Wings

    Well, the undertaker drew a heavy sigh seeing what was about to come,
    And a bell was ringing in the village square for the shorties on the run.
    Shorts on the run, shorts on the run.
    And the Federal Men and Heli-Ben, were forcing every one
    To be shorts on the run, shorts on the run, shorts on the run, shorts on the run.

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  26. alphadawgg

    Bought CTRP back in the day when XFML looked legit and FMCN melted up. It’s been a rocky ride, but glad I’m still in.

    CTRP will benefit from Chinese going to and fro, and more visitors tlavering to China after the Orympics. (That is not a racist statement, either.)

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  27. Employee8

    That’s been my thinking Gap …. Long WNR and Short UGA!

    But, thats not a hedge … thats like a double inverse since you are betting on the crack spread improving from a drop in the price of gasoline/oil, no?

    To hedge, TSO buy COP or DO ….

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  28. Heather Mills

    Paul-You and Wings owe me 50% of the profits for the little ditty you just posted. Pay up or I will dump water on your head.

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  29. gappingandyapping
    gappingandyapping

    No UGA shares to short fuck fuck fuck.

    Maybe long USO?

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  30. Employee8

    Dawg, J Rogers says all the airlines over there are packed …. buy ZNH, fuck jet fuel!

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  31. Employee8

    Long USO or UNG makes sense …. prefer natty since it’s the fuel of choice esp for the summer season.

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  32. Employee8

    Jake …. Is is safe to hop in the Merill-pool now on this dip?

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  33. alphadawgg

    ZNH gets fuel subsidy from govt, I imagine.

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  34. TraderCaddy

    Chaos in the AH. I show BIDU,MSFT,AMGN,JNPR out with earnings.

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  35. JakeGint

    Employee — It’s hovering right at a break of the downtrend line ($49-ish). I’d like to give it a little distance here, especially since it’s gone almost straight up. Let it catch a breather.

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  36. haileris

    Never mind, changed my mind on oil. Looks like it’s reversing.

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