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January 15, 2011 – Comments (46) | RELATED TICKERS: V , BUD , BRK-B

Hi Everybody,

Last night ozzfan1317 gave me an Idea for a blog, even though I place a greencheckmark next most of the stocks I own I've never told you about something that is important to me.

Weighting-

You see not every stock is equal in my book so why would I balance them the same. It really makes no sense to me, and sounds like an easy way to rack up commissions. I know most brokers advise that strategy , but why would'nt they I'm sure the make serious coin on it. So whithout further ado.

Here goes-

V- Visa 33.5% This is the first stock I bought when I started investing way back in April of 08 (It twas the worst of times, It twas the best of times) Right now shares are down because of fears of government interference. But I'm taking a loooong term view and saying that this will be a cash cow. I've been a buyer of Visa from as high as $75 and as low as $45. And I get an increasing dividend to boot.

Bud- Bud 13.1% This is my beverage of choice, so I know the company well. Think the dividend will only get larger and larger as they pay off debt from merge. Have to admit that I started buying a little under $20 and stopped at $40. So I'm happy with my position.

Brk.b- Berkshire Hathaway  12.3% Well, since I've read pretty much everything that Warren Buffett, and Charlie Munger have ever written, I'm pretty familiar with the company. I'm pretty sure that neither Buffett or Munger have made a deal with the devil for immortality, so on that sad day I would be looking to see how Mr. Market reacts and probably pick up some more shares. 

CBOE- Chicago board options exchange 10.3% I probably went a little to heavy on this one, even though I waited till after the dust from the IPO it still went further down, but I'm taking at least a five year approach to this and I get a divi while I wait.

GE- General Electric 8.9% Until recently this was my second largest holding (I DCA'ed the heck out of this puppy so I'm in the green) But I really was'nt comfortable with that so I sold half. Once A feeling of distrust in management creeps in thats really hard to shake.

Exk- Endevour 5.8% I like this little junior minor, and I'm anticipating silver at $50 at some point. 

TASR- Taser international 3.8% Ugh how did that get so high, guess I went a little bit nuts on the DCA. (It was at a buck something can ya blame me?) I like the product but management sucks. So I'll be looking to sell.

SIRI- Sirius 2.9% Took a gamble when they were teetering on bankcruptcy. So far it's paying off.

MCZ- Madcatz 1.6% After UL wrote up this company, I did some reaserch and noticed that this company liked to spike up and down. So I was trading at .30 cent intervals quite profitable. Never mentioned what I was doing on Caps since I did'nt want some hedge fund stealing my idea. But if you look at the chart the rapid traders are out, so I can tell my secret. Held a small position because I do like the company.

Emkr- Emcore 1.4% I've always followed this company, since my Father owns it. Never liked it but when it was well under a buck I dipped my toe. Looking to bail.

Spkl- Spicy Pickle 1.3% talk to me in a year.

Slw- Silver Wheaton 1.2% really wish I had a bigger position, but I had to use all my dry powder from 09 on boring stuff like bills (don't you just hate it when life get's in the way of your investment fun)

NEP northern petroleum 1.1% seriously, you can't tell me how many lemons are in your lemonade stand. BOOOOO!

CCME long name 1.1% well at least this part of my Chinese trifecta is playing out.

Heat- Smartheat 1% I'm gonna let it ride.

LODE.OB- Comstock lode .5% welp if they ever produce anything I might be alright. If not I'll let it go to zero.

Then theres the pump n' dump that I'm not going to dignify by mentioning. Bought it before I joined Caps and it sits at .01 cent. Thats the reason I find joy in red thumbing those bastards. Revenge is slow and sweet my freinds.

So as you can see I try to minimize risk by weighting my best ideas much higher, then the riskier ones. (Which for whatever reason I seem drawn to :) Were all gonna have losers but at least we can minimize the damage.

Disclaimer- this is not investment advice, as most of you know I'm just a regular dude with no formal training. I enjoy Footbal, Beer and long walks on the beach (just kidding on the last one). As you can see I'm not adverse to taking risk so anyone following based on what I say is basically an idiot. Do your own homework. I know I've spent Hours, Days, weeks and in some cases years researching my picks and I suggest you do the same.

WhooHooo! done with fiften minute to spare before kickoff :)

Well this was a very useful exercise, when I look at my port in this way. I just might have some selling to do.

Any Comments or critiques are always welcome.

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#1) On January 15, 2011 at 1:18 PM, truthisntstupid (93.47) wrote:

Hi Harry.  It sure does suck when life gets in the way, the IRS and one of the cars crapping out got in the way of my fun.  Oh well, guess I'll be starting over after I buy an alternator.  I won't be using direct stock purchase plans and haven't really checked Sharebuilder out real good yet.

My one and only investment right now is paying off big cutting the cost in half every time I buy groceries, so that'll make it easier to get the car fixed and save money for a stock purchase.

I sold out of all my direct stock purchase plans which means i'm totally out of the market for now.  Bright side is I seem to have sold right at the top for Altria, which was my largest holding.  I  made at least 25% returns on everything but PEP, but I still think PEP is a good long-term dividend investment. It's just that I only made about 10% on it, which is small compared to my returns on everything else.

You have a very nicely rounded portfolio!

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#2) On January 15, 2011 at 1:25 PM, djshagggyd (72.54) wrote:

John-

Awesome post! It was really cool hearing about your positions and why you've got them weighted the way you do. Very interesting.

You and I have a similar amount (percentage-wise anyway) of GE. I also DCAed the heck out of it, and I'm also in the green. I also sold about half my GE position fairly recently. Kind of funny how our stories line-up.

I'm going to have to look into MCZ, EMKR, and... Spicey Pickle!? Haha... that's a funny name.

So does that make you an EMKR insider since your dad owns it? Haha...

Hope you have a great weekend! We're off to the Bottom Lounge in Chicago tonight for a meeting with our booking agent.

Talk to you soon,

~justin 

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#3) On January 15, 2011 at 2:19 PM, summitclark (23.55) wrote:

Great post.

I also have aprox 1% stake in Spicy Pickle. SPKL  If they havent gone bankrupt yet I dont think they are going to and well it was very good sandwhich when I went to one in Denver. Your thoughts on the company?

In fact I like your portfolio alot, I am bullish on your larger holdings as well and with you in real life on a few.

-andrew

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#4) On January 15, 2011 at 2:43 PM, Option1307 (30.12) wrote:

You see not every stock is equal in my book so why would I balance them the same.

Totally agree. In certain situations I use equal weightings (for my speculative picks). The thought being that the "good" ones will cancel out the "bad" ones and I would never lose too much with one poor decision. However, I certainly don't apply this rule to the rest of my holdings.

V- Visa 33.5%

Holy geez this is a huge position!

I think you have some good picks here but I guess personally I would never have a single position be 1/3rd of my portfolio. That's not to say I don't like V, I do, that large of a position is just out of my comfort zone. Even "sure" picks can have unforeseen consequences/situations arise so I try to limit any single holding to about ~10% of my portfoli.

Best of luck!

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#5) On January 15, 2011 at 3:49 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.60) wrote:

Ok.. the Steelers Ravens game does'nt start till 3:30 (duh it's Saturday)

So I had time for some lunch, and I can offer some replies -

Hi Truth,

yea, life can be a bitch, I would have much rather bought SLW in the high teens (I've been following that Co. since$11 finally scraped some cash together to buy at $26) but what can you do.

I just replaced my alternator this summer got it from AutoZone for less then a hundred. The tricky part was putting the serpantine belt back the proper way.

Thank you for your kind words on my port, that means a lot to me since I did spend quite a bit of time and effort on it (My wife say's well that's the understatment of the year : )

Keep me posted on what you decide to do. I'll be really curious as to which stock will be deemed worthy of 100 shares.

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#6) On January 15, 2011 at 4:14 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.60) wrote:

Hey Justin,

That is funny about the GE situation. Well you know great minds... yada,yada,yada : )

Be careful looking into those specs my freind, besides for the Pickle I've bought at much lower levels.

But if your research tells you that you want to buy, you can always e-mail and I might be able to shed some light on those cos.

Good luck on the meeting with your booking agent. I'm hoping he gets you halftime of the NFC Championship game hosted at Soldier Field.

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#7) On January 15, 2011 at 4:30 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.60) wrote:

Hi Andrew,

You know I was kind of reluctant to do this blog just because of a stock like SPKL. You see I actually would'nt mind amping that up to about 2% so I hope no heavy hitters are reading this.

I'd love to buy some more under the radar, but I guess I've messed that up.

My thoughts on the Company are that they brought in a very solid management team, which is in the process of evaluating every franchise and making the neccessary changes.

So my outlook is bright, but only time will tell.

I'm Curious which of my larger holdings are you digging on?

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#8) On January 15, 2011 at 4:57 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.60) wrote:

Hi option,

Yeah that is a pretty large portion. Just that when I see it cheap I'm compelled to buy.

Whenever Visa spikes up to the $90 range thretenining to crack $100 It's closer to 40%-50% of my port. So even though I would consider it a buy at these levels. I'm more likely to add to other positions namely SLW which has had a downturn recently

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#9) On January 15, 2011 at 9:18 PM, Valyooo (99.47) wrote:

Nice, I like it.

Lately, my portfolio has been getting crushed, even though my caps rating has been going up.  It is not because of my shorting etfs...its because I have such little capital, that I cant diversify too much or the commissions will crush me, and I have no room for DCA.  So I had a list of like 20 stocks to pick, and I picked 5...wouldnt you know it, the other 15 are doing great and mine are sucking, haha. 

I have no idea what spicy pickle is but I wanna check it out.

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#10) On January 15, 2011 at 10:23 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.60) wrote:

Valyooo

I started invesing when visa did the IPO. I had $900 bucks and a bucketfull of dreams.

I've learned quite a bit since then, so my returns are much nicer.

As long as you keep on learning I'm sure you will be a millionare in a short period of time.

Care to make a freindly wager-

I say I'm going to be a millionare by 2025.

I say lets see who comes closest.

And I.m assuming that your picking 2014

P.S- (Im rooting for you :)

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#11) On January 16, 2011 at 12:07 AM, Mstinterestinman (25.01) wrote:

Definately gonna give some of them a look. My Millionare goal is 2020 so we'll see if I get there..lol

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#12) On January 16, 2011 at 12:41 AM, Valyooo (99.47) wrote:

Harry,

Honestly, I really appreciate how nice you are to me all of the time...I never posted anything about it on this site, but I used to have a problem.  I way overthink things...but not in a worrisome way, in a my thoughts are extremely circular way.  So in highschool i was really depressed for a little bit.  I have been over it for a couple of years, but once in a while, although I don't get sad over it, my thoughts get real circular again, and nothing makes sense.  For an example to show you what I mean, its like in poker when you want to bluff...but then, what if they know youre bluffing, so you dont bluff...but what if they know you know they know youre not bluffing so u do bluff...etc.  And it leads me to think that I dont know much, especially because there are billionaires with super complicated computer systems, people much smarter than me, and people with a lot more finance knowledge than me, and it makes me think all of my returns luck.  This happens most when I am tired.  But then, there are some people on this site that remind me that I am making progress, and you are one of them...so, thanks (even though its probably just the beer talking, haha). 

I do think I will be a millionaire, but 2025 sounds about right for me too...if i get there before you, ill buy you 9.3 beers, haha.

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#13) On January 16, 2011 at 12:46 AM, Valyooo (99.47) wrote:

Do you mind pitching SPKL to me?  I would love a reason to invest in a company called spicy pickle.

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#14) On January 16, 2011 at 8:07 AM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.60) wrote:

Mstinterestinman

Dude, I don't think I could spell your caps name even if I tried...: )

Ozz was much easier. Ok your on the book for 2020.

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#15) On January 16, 2011 at 8:40 AM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.60) wrote:

Valyoo I'm looking forward to having those 9.3 beers with you.

As far as a pitch for spkl, theres not a lot I can tell you right now #'s look awful. What I said in #7 is what I believe.

I can say this-

Pickle History

The history of pickles stretches so far back into antiquity that no definite time has been established for their origin, but it is estimated to be over 4,000 years ago.

In 2,030 B.C., cucumbers native to India were brought into the Tigris Valley.  There, they were first preserved and eaten as pickles.

Pickles are mentioned at least twice in the Bible (Numbers 11:5 and Isaiah 1:8), and history records their usage over 3,000 years ago in Western Asia, ancient Egypt, and Greece.

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#16) On January 16, 2011 at 8:46 AM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.60) wrote:

And this-

Famous Picklers

In 350 B.C., Aristotle praised the healing effects of cured cucumbers.

Cleopatra attributed a portion of her beauty to pickles -- though we're not sure which portion.

Pliny's writings mention "spiced and preserved cucumbers", in other words; "pickles."

The Roman Emperor Tiberius consumed pickles on a daily basis.

Julius Caesar thought pickles had an invigorating effect, so, naturally, he shared them with his legions.

The enjoyment of pickles spread far and wide through Europe.  In the thirteenth century, pickles were served as a main dish at the famous Feast of King John.

Pickles were brought to the new world by Christopher Columbus, who is known to have grown and pickled cucumbers on the island of Haiti.

In the sixteenth century, Dutch fine-food fanciers cultivated pickles as one of their prized delicacies.

Cartier found cucumbers growing in Canada in 1535, and they were known to the colonists of Virginia as early as 1609.

Queen Elizabeth I liked pickles; and Napoleon valued pickles as a health asset for his armies.

The first Spicy Pickle was served on August 9th, 1999.

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#17) On January 16, 2011 at 11:59 AM, blesto (30.88) wrote:

You should try sliced pickles on a pizza. Not bad.

Hey Harry! I bet I know what that nameless company is. Can you believe it?! They're still in business, are having a new share offering and changing the ticker symbol. Probably to lure in new suckers.

Pump-n-dump, pump-n-dump!

If I do ever see any of their bulb products on the shelf, I'll still pick one up. But so far nada. Nada thing. 

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#18) On January 16, 2011 at 12:02 PM, blesto (30.88) wrote:

Oh, and one more thing;

Patriots over the Jets by 14

Bears over the Seahawks by 10

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#19) On January 16, 2011 at 12:13 PM, Valyooo (99.47) wrote:

Blesto,

Please die.  The jets are not losing today.  Nick Mangold is going to throw Vince Wilfork into an active volcano, and Bart Scott is going to give Tom Brady a career ending injury.  At least I hope.

Harry, I love when people quote Biblical things.  In a silver book I was just reading, he keeps saying how silver was mentioned in the Bible, hahahaha, WHAT A GREAT REASON TO INVEST.

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#20) On January 16, 2011 at 12:27 PM, blesto (30.88) wrote:

Valyooo,

In the King James biblical english;

Thy Jets shalt loseth the game, and endeth in hopelessness their playoff run. And the Jets wept.

If I'm wrong I'll go back and rec all of your blog posts, even though  I've rec'd most of them anyway already. I'll go back and make sure.

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#21) On January 16, 2011 at 1:01 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.60) wrote:

You should try sliced pickles on a pizza. Not bad.

Gross man.

Nah it was'nt the bulb co. It was the one my dog took the flyer out of my wifes hand. He was so enthusiastic about it I picked up 400 shares. Little Oscar is out of the investment game for now.

Gotta say if I were a betting man (which I am) I'd be picking the pats and da Bears also.

 

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#22) On January 16, 2011 at 1:06 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.60) wrote:

Valyoo

Did'nt mean to go all biblical on you, Ilifted that from SP's website it's more of a history of pickles.

Gotta go Kickoff!

Go Bears!!

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#23) On January 16, 2011 at 2:15 PM, magnetpal (< 20) wrote:

Hey Harry, even I am trying to find out info on SPKL:). Unfortunately I dont have any SPKL restaurants where I live. Have you tried there recently? I would like to see how it fares up in the following parameters.

1. Taste

2. Customer service

3. Price

4. Crowd

5. Ambience

 I see the management is totally revamped and I think the results may show up in the coming quarter results.

By the way, what price did you get in?(if you dont mind sharing:). I was looking around 0.06 and below to enter. Seems last friday, it lost 22% and came back to 0.07. There will be a chance to enter at 0.06 in the coming week I think.

 

 

 

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#24) On January 16, 2011 at 5:50 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.60) wrote:

BEARS WIN!!!BEARS WIN!!!

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#25) On January 16, 2011 at 6:31 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.60) wrote:

#23 I hope this helps-

Spicy Pickle Restaurants - Locations and Menus

Oh and it was .07. It's kind of funny that out of all my stocks people seem most interested in the risky ones.

I guess I'm not the only gambler out there :)

 

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#26) On January 16, 2011 at 7:21 PM, magnetpal (< 20) wrote:

Thanks Harry. Yeah we need to satisfy gambling thirists too:). I had two for that. Closed one (DSCOD) and this one is alive:).

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#27) On January 16, 2011 at 8:00 PM, blesto (30.88) wrote:

And the Pats wept.

Valyooo, I'm getting started.

blesto, long Sandstorm Resources (NASDAQOTH:SNDXF.PK)

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#28) On January 16, 2011 at 8:13 PM, blesto (30.88) wrote:

If this ends up being comment #28, then the spam was deleted.

These spammers are relentless!

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#29) On January 16, 2011 at 8:20 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.60) wrote:

Valyooo, I can't believe that you've had 49 posts that I have'nt recced. Seems like I was able to catch about half of them.

Well there all covered now.

You do realize that if my Bears meet your jets in the SB we will be mortal enemies.

But just for that week :)

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#30) On January 16, 2011 at 8:44 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.60) wrote:

blesto, I read your comments of the spam on Marys blog.

And I have many of the same questions.

What is the purpose?

Whomever started up the spambot program could'nt actually believe that people here would actually buy that crap.

So as you say there must be some nefarious purpose.

I know the Fool is working on it, but I wish we could know who's behind these attacks

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#31) On January 16, 2011 at 10:13 PM, Valyooo (99.47) wrote:

Harry,

Haha, I thought it was really funny that you quoted that...what I said did not apply to you, I just meant its so stupid when people use that for serious stuff...if the word appeared in the bible, obviously it must be a good object/philosophy/person!

Also, thanks guys for reccing my blogs.

and GO JETS!

Bears vs Jets would be great....I would like to see Cutlers o-face when Ellis is on top of him :)

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#32) On January 16, 2011 at 10:14 PM, Valyooo (99.47) wrote:

blesto who are you rooting for?

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#33) On January 17, 2011 at 8:04 AM, blesto (30.88) wrote:

Packers vs Bears

Jets vs Steelers

It doesn't get much better than that.

I'd like to see the Bears, but Rogers is hot with good receivers and seems to have a destiny. I'm afraid It"ll be Packers over the Bears. The Bears won't slow down the Pack's passing game unless they can stop the run. If they do that, prepare for a close game.Both teams know how to play in the weather so I don't factor that in.

After being a Jax Jag 1st I'm a Steelers fan.(Does anybody know why the Steeler logo is only on one side of the helmet?) It's gonna be a brawl with the Jets. Big Ben vs Sanchez.  Turnovers will decide this game. Go Steelers!

blesto, long CODI

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#34) On January 17, 2011 at 8:11 AM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:

blesto, 

(Does anybody know why the Steeler logo is only on one side of the helmet?)  

Here:

The Steelers are the only NFL team that puts its logo on only one side of the helmet (the right side). Longtime field and equipment manager Jack Hart was instructed to do this by Art Rooney as a test to see how the logo appeared on the gold helmets; however, its popularity led the team to leave it that way permanently.[23] A year after introducing the logo, they switched to black helmets to make it stand out more. 

David in Qatar 

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#35) On January 17, 2011 at 9:21 AM, blesto (30.88) wrote:

David,

Very good. You get a gold star! But there is a little more to it. The story I've heard is that during that time just before the logo, U.S.Steel wanted the team to use their logo. Of course Art Rooney oblidged. U.S.Steel provided the logos with the Steelers name and asked how many players. That was the number of logos they sent. Jack Hart then only had one for each helmet and had to choose a side. The right side. And like you said the popularity turned it into a tradition. 

blesto, long NUE

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#36) On January 17, 2011 at 9:56 AM, blesto (30.88) wrote:

I know, I know it doesn't completely jive with the official website info, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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#37) On January 17, 2011 at 9:28 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.60) wrote:

I'd like to see the Bears, but Rogers is hot with good receivers and seems to have a destiny. I'm afraid It"ll be Packers over the Bears. The Bears won't slow down the Pack's passing game unless they can stop the run. If they do that, prepare for a close game.Both teams know how to play in the weather so I don't factor that in.

blesto,  the Bears pretty much shut down the Packs passing game in the last meeting. Have to admit the teams seem very evenly matched so I'm expecting a defensive showdown. With maybe special teams winning the game. I would give the edge to the Bears in that area

As far as the AFC my head would be picking the Steelers, but I'm actually hoping that the Jets win so that would afford me the opportunity to taunt Valyooo ruthlessly after the Bears crushed them :)

Oh and I like Sandstorm Resources (NASDAQOTH:SNDXF.PK) also.

 

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#38) On January 18, 2011 at 7:01 PM, djshagggyd (72.54) wrote:

John-

I'm not sure if I ever mentioned it, but I'm planning on taking your advice about BRK-B. It'll be really interesting to see what happens with that.

I also really like SLW. I keep kicking myself for not buying it. But then I keep telling myself "It can't possibly go up anymore". Then of course... it does.

I'll have to do some research on some of your other picks. I'll get some Smelloscope scores rollin for Visa and Bud one of these days. Any other requests? 

Btw... GE scored 53 out of 100. Not too bad... but not nearly as good as I was hoping. They are a little tricky to evaluate since they have that huge financial arm. 

I'm still not sure how accurate/effective the scoring system is. Only time will tell I guess. I still feel pretty good about GE in spite of it's mediocre score. But think it's probably going to take them several more years to right the ship. They're investing a lot of new capitol right now. It'll be interesting to see if they can make it pay off. I think it's really cool that they bought all those electric cars. I'm not sure if it's good for shareholders or not... but it's still cool and I approve. Haha (like my approval is worth anything). 

Anyway... enough of my rambling.

Go Bears!

~justin 

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#39) On January 20, 2011 at 12:42 AM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.60) wrote:

Hey Justin,

I'm not sure if I ever mentioned it, but I'm planning on taking your advice about BRK-B. It'll be really interesting to see what happens with that.

That is a total wait and see situation, and hopefully one that we don't have to deal with for awhile.

I also really like SLW. I keep kicking myself for not buying it. But then I keep telling myself "It can't possibly go up anymore". Then of course... it does.

I've been of the opinion that it could go up much more, thats why I'm doing some portfolio finangering. I want some more SLW.

I'll have to do some research on some of your other picks. I'll get some Smelloscope scores rollin for Visa and Bud one of these days. Any other requests? 

Oh Yeah! CBOE, I still don't have my head wrapped around this stock and why it trades as it does.

Btw... GE scored 53 out of 100. Not too bad... but not nearly as good as I was hoping. They are a little tricky to evaluate since they have that huge financial arm. 

I'm actually suprised that it got a 53. I've been playing around with charting, and my results show me that 2012 will be a buy year. So one would think that GE would get hamerred (I'm taking a 20 yr approach to my remaining shares)

I'm not sure if I missed an E-mail from you, one day Yahoo said I had a new message from one of my contacts(you). But when I went to the inbox....nothing.

I should check that more often since I had like 20 messages just sitting there which either needed to be read or deleted. (that reminds me why do I still get stuff from Investopedia. I don't need a daily update)

Go Bears!

 

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#40) On January 26, 2011 at 3:16 PM, TheSmelloscope (67.14) wrote:

Hey John-

Sorry for the delayed response... I've been spending a lot of my free time lately trying to pump out pitches for my Smelloscope picks.

I'm curious to talk to you about charting. In my ranking system I gave technical analysis about 10% weight. I don't understand how to read charts myself... but Scottrade added this cool new feature which reads the data and then gives you a few sentences about what the trends might mean.

On Scottrade's charting app I use the MACD, Bollinger Bands, and DMI. Are you familiar with those indicators? If so, how do you feel about them? Are there any others which you recommend? Scottrade has a list of about 20 charting tools I can use... but I don't know much about any of them.

I'm looking forward to taking a look at CBOE. I've been meaning to do that for quite some time.

I did send you an email a week or two ago... I'll go back right now and resend it just in case you never got it. It wasn't anything too important... if it's something you already got... then sorry for the repeat!

Haha... btw... right after the game last Sunday my first words were: "well, at least it's only a few weeks until pitchers and catchers report"

And I've been really enjoying the Bulls this season... so at least we've got that too.

Alright... I'll talk to you soon man! 

~justin 

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#41) On January 26, 2011 at 4:10 PM, blesto (30.88) wrote:

TheSmelloscope,

I like to use those metrics also at Scottrade.  Have you tried changing the chart from daily, to weekly, and also to monthly?

Sometimes you will get a different interpretation of the Bollinger Bands, MADC, etc when you do that. 

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#42) On January 26, 2011 at 9:27 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.60) wrote:

Hey Justin,

I'm just trying to teach myself the basics of charting so it no longer looks like just a bunch of squiggly lines: )

I don't use it for my actual investments. But heres a website my sister-in-law (the day trader) turned me on to-

http://www.freestockcharts.com/ 

In the case of GE my understanding is that when it hits the green line on the third chart, it's a sell. when it hits the red it's a buy.

 I don't want to steer you in the wrong direction, so my suggesstion would be to befreind Binve. Dude knows charts, and a really nice guy.So I'm sure he'd be willing to help.

I did send you an email a week or two ago... I'll go back right now and resend it just in case you never got it. It wasn't anything too important... if it's something you already got... then sorry for the repeat!

Mr. Shagggy D. I did receive your last two correspondances. I believe that the third one was just an attempt by the government to monitor our conversations. Blatant disregard for Client-Attorney privacy.

No worries my freind security is tight, and as always I have ways of dealing with their ilk.

Dr. Gonzo

Attorney at large.

 

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#43) On January 27, 2011 at 2:50 PM, djshagggyd (72.54) wrote:

Blesto-

Thanks! I've just begun to experiment with those options. So far I've mostly just been using the "monthly" setting... but I'll have to check that out... I didn't notice that the "smart text" changed.

So far, I like the new options that Scottrade added... some of the stuff seems like it could use a little tweaking still... but overall I'm happy with the new site.

Have a good one!

~djshagggyd (aka TheSmelloscope) 

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#44) On January 27, 2011 at 3:07 PM, djshagggyd (72.54) wrote:

Dr. Gonzo-

Those damn Federalies!! Why can't they just leave us alone? 

We need to start wearing stronger repellent. And maybe gas masks... At least until this all blows over.

Let me know as soon as it's safe enough for me to take off my bee-keeping suit... because my back itches... and it's hard to reach through all of this netting.

Thank you for staying vigilant. 

"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."  -Hunter S. Thompson 

 

 

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#45) On January 28, 2011 at 9:21 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.60) wrote:

http://photobucket.com/images/dr%20gonzo" target="_blank">http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/Sgtgoatweed/Dr.jpg" border="0" alt="Dr. Gonzo Pictures, Images and Photos"/>

Sorry I can't post it waiting to get a new computer so I can do the tricks.

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#46) On January 28, 2011 at 9:25 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (99.60) wrote:

That sucked, I just looked at the pics a minute ago...

Oh well.

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