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Advice Everyone Needs to Hear about Earnings Reports



July 19, 2008 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: TRA.DL

I am experienced enough to *HATE* and *ABHORE* and *SPIT* in the general direction of Wall Street and the Stock Market.  I am experienced enough in the stock market to know that Investing in Stocks in the Stock Market:   


It Stinks like TRA (Terra Industrie's) Earnings Report.  They report at 3:00 p.m. est.

So.. what do I do?  What in the world do I do?

My Life does not and simply can not revolve around this idiotic Stock that has done almost nothing for me save $100 worth of profit: woopie!   and the occasional 10 cent dividend....woopie!

So... I am threw with this crap...... I am threw with this idiotic manure infested Stock Market from the area opposite of Heaven.

My Game Plan is to do whatever it takes to maximize my safety and cushion myself as best as humanly possible from idiotic, Professional Investors, who spend their time getting jollies off of  *screwing* all the amateur investors from enjoying any profits.

Think I'm Nutz?  You won't after I explain some things here....

Here is what I know about the Stock Market in terms of Earnings Reports.

1)  Earnings Reports are Meaningless.  

2)  A Good Earnings Report can destroy your stock's price just as badly as a Bad Earnings Report. You think TRA's excellent 2Q report will skyrocket your stock price so you can sell it on the 24th or 25th?  *NOT LIKELY!!!!* 

3)  Idiotic Standard and Poor's and other Analysts will Jump in with their *Preview* of your stock's earnings report and they don't care how inaccurate and distorted and full of deceit and lies that report is.  How many times I've seen Standard and Poor's posting up "Correction"  after "Correction" after "Correction" I simply can't count that high!

And when do these good for nothing analysts start yapping and yapping and yapping and causing a mass stampede of Profit Taking Hooligans to knock the heck out of your stock before you ever get a chance to listen to the dang Conference Call???   They usually do it during PRE-MARKET hours!!!  Therefore, from the opening bell your stock plummets severely!  So you end up selling your stock for a *LOSS* in spite of your Fertilizer (TRA) reporting magnificent revenues!

4)  The Stock Market is faster than you!   SO don't get any ridiculous egotistical perceptions that you can sit pretty and sell off your shares at a *good* time.

5)  You are already screwed if you didn't sell your fertilizer last week!  I mean... The stock market is just that (unfair) in it's break neck, waaaaaaay to freaken fast mentality.

So what can you do on Monday?

6)  My Game Plan since I am a MORON for not selling Fertlizer Shares last Friday as I probably won't see the Stock Price go up any higher.... is to try to make a sale on Monday hoping that the Professional Investors will wait until the final hour on Monday to make their moves.

I am betting that we won't see TRA begin to nose dive until Monday Afternoon.  Once it starts to nose dive, don't look for it to do anything until well... who knows.  Profit taking will strike and continue for weeks on this stock!

So I am going to hedge my bets.... Suck in my chest... Grimace... and Make the dang Fertilizer Sale as fast as possible on Monday Morning.

In order to ensure I make a sale on this stock.. I am going to price a Limit on the stock at no better than 5% greater than the stock price.

And... I am going to litterally wait 60 seconds and if my stock is not priced where I am selling it then I am selling it for whatever price it is.

And since I can not stomache seeing TRA trade in the 30s or 20s or 10s or single digits or 1 penny a share... I am going to sell 75% of my entire stake in TRA.

Am I an idiot?  No... I am a paniced and pissed off and scared investor.

Put it this way....


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#1) On July 19, 2008 at 9:02 PM, Varchild2008 (85.34) wrote:

Let me be more specific for NON-TRA investors.

TRA reports on THURSDAY...... But so what? 

You can't wait any longer than last week to make your move.

Professional Investors are sneaky sneaks (to use MAD TV quote).  Super sneaky sneaks.  And it is not in my ability to compete with these Professional Investors.

The Goal is to try to get yourself as far away from these Professional Investors as possible.  Let these Morons do whatever they want with your Stock Price Investment...

Let them beat the living crap (pun intended) out of it whenever they wish.

You simply can not sit on your Fertilizer Stock all the way to Thursday... Not even Wednesday... Not Even Tuesday....

You can't wait Wednesday because a Standard and Poor's preview could pop up Wednesday (you never know) and your stock could be battered down real bad from profit takers.

You can't wait Tuesday.. Because Professional Investors already know TRA's earnings report is going to be a good one and they already know that basically TUESDAY is the last opportunity to grab some profits.

That leaves you with either (LAST FRIDAY) or MONDAY Morning.

While you would like to see a $50 Stock Price on TRA before you sell....  It's really not a big deal.  I still rake in some big cash at the price it is currently at.

There's no way of knowing when that $50 stock price will hit or even if it will.  The rally on TRA may have already happened last Friday.

Zacks report is *frightening* because they placed a real low $52 stock price on it.  You have to realize that even these Analysts are starting to get scared.

Everyone is baffled by TRA because it hasn't been able to deal with the onslaught of idiotic Short Sellers constantly Cycling the Crap of the Stock so no one else can enjoy any profits.

You have to deal with the CRAP and take your profits when they stare at you in the face... Don't get greedy....

Sell your shares.... Pocket the profit.. and watch as TRA plummets into the Ground in the next 2 weeks or so.

Then you take your Cash sitting on the sidelines and buy up some more shares of TRA for the next Earnings Report Go Around.

It's a simple concept.  It's hedging your bets that you simply aren't faster and better than anyone so you'll sit happily slurping up the SMALL get the opportunity of buying up more shares of TRA later at a discount.

Those who wait for the big gains.well.. It's not like you are selling 100% of your TRA.. You are still enjoying big gains.  So.. So what? 

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#2) On July 19, 2008 at 9:07 PM, Varchild2008 (85.34) wrote:


I wrote that I was going to make a sale at a LIMIT?


What I should have said is that I am going to make a sale at a TRAILING STOP of 1% (unless I can shrink that further to .5%).

I have 141 shares so I will sell around 101.  leave 40 shares to bounce around during the miserable Earnings Report week.

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#3) On July 19, 2008 at 9:51 PM, LordZ wrote:

Don't be a scared investor, don't panic,

remember bulls can make money

bears can make money

but if you get too greedy and start acting more like a piggy looking for the absolute bottoms and tops

you'll get slaughtered...

when you make profits, take some.

pick your investments wisely and understand

no one is perfect and prepare yourself for worst cause scenarios, know what your going to do ahead of time

that way when the stock swings your prepared.


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#4) On July 19, 2008 at 11:45 PM, lquadland10 (< 20) wrote:

never invest during earings I in real life do it the 1 of 2 week after earnings (Unless it is my 401k) and sell about 2 weeks before earnings that way I have allways come out a head.

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#5) On July 20, 2008 at 6:39 PM, Varchild2008 (85.34) wrote:

Thanks.. But I am a little stunned at how a stock like TRA can lose value 3% year to date.  That's is shocking.

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