Thursday, October 25, 2007

Virtual Office, $13,217. Dow, -3.33, 13,671.92.

Momojuicing, $4832 on 21,600 shares traded.
Evolution, $2303 on 60,000 shares traded.
Stewie, $1200 on 35,000 shares traded.
OBAT, $572 on 8400 shares traded.
Akalawoo, $276 on 3 contracts traded.
Denarii, -$8 on 2200 shares traded.
Tapeworm, -$155 on 6 contracts traded.
Me, -$772 on 80,200 shares traded.
Dehtrader, -$931 on 11,300 shares traded.

Wow, what a day! The Wombat Of Stock Market Volatility was out in full force today as individual stocks jumped around like an innocent college student getting tasered.

Okay, that was in poor taste but I'm in a horrid mood.

And, with the volatility came some volume again. While it's still not great, I've come to appreciate any day we trade over 1.5 billion shares on the NYSE. Actually, it's amazing given some of the news out there that we only traded that much. But this is the new reality at the NYSE.

So the big news in the VO is that we added a fresh face, Stewie, into the mix. While Stewie is more of a swing trader than a daytrader he'll be posting his numbers here daily. Why anyone throws themselves willingly into the "pressure cooker" otherwise known as the VO is beyond me.

I'm trying to be in a good mood right now but the fact of the matter is that I feel like jumping out my second story window and landing in my deer-eaten rhododendron patch below... I guess it's time to get working of my daily post to purge myself of my pent up anger.

UPDATE: It's 4:10 and I have yet to hear from Stewie... this does not bode well for our "VO relationship."

UPDATE II: Evidently and "email issue." I take back what I said about Stewie. He's a great guy and his blog is "engrossing."


lawrence said...

Hi welcome stewie ... just let him some time to calculate his first winning post in VO hehe...

Dow make another fantastic comeback with the help of ROBOTS...

Kudos to the Nasdaq ...

Stewie said...

thank you Lawrence.

John S. said...

Okay, I'm getting pissed you guys are making so much damn money. . lol. .Just kidding. Can I ask how long it has taking you guys to get to the level you are. . I lost $1000 yesterday, and $500 today.. Did any of you guys throw in the towel at some point and say "Fuck it", or just keep on trying like I do, until you almost feel like you are pissing your savings away. . .I guess I should just virtual trade for awhile. I bought NTRI today too at $28.72, but got shook out, and had a stoploss right below 28 bucks. . Stupid me. .

Anyway, just wanted to vent my frustration. .

Trading Goddess said...

Who the h e double l is Lawrence?

Trading Goddess said...

Dang it all!

I forgot to check that new and oh, so wonderful box for follow-up comments.

I will do it now.

Hi Lawrence!

btw, I adore Stewie! I have know him from WallStreak for a while now.

Did I happen to mention I love wit?


tapeworm said...

DT: what would have been poor taste is if u would have said that the market was as jumpy as the guy driving a marshmallow truck between san diego and los that's poor taste!

glad i could help

Trading Goddess said...

Did someone mention marshmallows? (wow! I just knew this little follow-up box would come in handy!)


I have miniature marshmallows on my fingertips and some guy is, as I type!, asking me to put my fingers in his hot co-ko.


Dinosaur Trader said...


It really depends on the market. But really, if you're not routinely having days where you're making $1000 or $500, then you shouldn't be losing that much either.

Don't dig yourself a hole, in other words, and you'll go profitable faster. If on a "good day" you can make $500, then try to limit your "bad days" to half that...


Dinosaur Trader said...


"Lawrence" is also known as Akalawoo, and he's a member of the VO.

As for the marshmallows, it seems like you and "Tapeworm" are kind of made for each other, no?


tapeworm said...

i'm not letting anything go into my hot coco...thanks for ruining breakfast TG

Stewie said...

trading goddess has got it going on!

Trading Goddess said...


Wormie has a harem of concubines, and I prefer a more one-on-one relationship.



How else do you think that cocoa gets so ummmmm ... hot?




tapeworm said...

TG: i don't understand all those big words, but if by harem u mean a few young, vulnerable women with low self esteem -- then the answer is YES!

Trading Goddess said...


I do enjoy hearing a man say yes - especially in capital letters!

Oh my!

I have to take a cold shower now.

tapeworm said...

cold showers are a good thing!

Trading Goddess said...

I wonder if that yoga teacher wears LULU...