Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Shins, "New Slang"

Virtual Office, $1795. Dow, +174.93, 13,619.89

Misstrade, $3200 on 5000 shares traded.
Sanglucci, $91 on 33,000 shares traded.
Wincity, $53 on 200 shares traded.
Evolution, $31 on 82,600 shares traded.
Me, -$188 on 25,800 shares traded.
OBAT, -$217 on 18,000 shares traded.
Dehtrader, -$1175 on 7690 shares traded.

Does anyone doubt me when I say that Misstrade is a tradebot?

Anyway, strong rally in the market again on decent volume. So I did what any idiot would do and I short the SPY near the close at $150.86. 200 shares. Pray for me.

We traded just under 1.4 billion shares today on the NYSE. Not great, but get this, just about 1.2 billion of that was "up volume." Impressive!

I ask you, how is it possible for me to be long all day and lose money? Danny? Any theories?

No daily post this evening. Like I said earlier tonight is "extreme Ping Pong" night. I feel that I currently suffer from "Market Abuse Syndrome." I am looking forward to the antidote, in the form of economic news, market volatility, Uncle Ben, and beating the shit out of my close friends in Ping Pong.

Meanwhile, the silence from "the Rage" is deafening. Rage, talk to me baby! All you do is delete my comments... I know you see them! You don't like the picture? We can change the picture!

Dylan Ratigan Is Funny

He's the funniest guy on CNBC. That's not saying too much, but still.

Like at the end of that last segment (there were 2 guys around the table with him) he says to one, "Always a pleasure!" to the other guy he says, "You did... okay."

Then, when the dude looks all sheepish, he slaps him on the shoulder and says, "Only kidding, you did great!"

He's sarcastic. Must be tough to be paired with Maria.

She seems to be the kind that "doesn't get" sarcasm. In other words, she's stupid.

UPDATE: Then there's this... which I missed. Hilarious, but perhaps over the line.


In a poorly orchestrated attempt to rid my house of the smell of home heating oil, I attempted to douse a rag with an essential oil named Vetiver. Instead, I spilled the Vetiver on a rug.

Now the house is filled with the thickest melange of odor imaginable.

And I'm getting smoked.

The vibe thickens.

No Daily Post Tonight

And it's not just because I'm currently getting smoked (again).

We're going out. Then, it's to a friends house for some crazy games of Ping Pong.

It's gonna be wild.

Ham Soda?

Enough said.

Just stay short JSDA.

Daytrading Is NOT Gambling

The people have spoken.

46 or 63% of you agree that daytrading is not gambling.

27 or 36% of you are horribly misinformed.

Meanwhile, if you truly believe that daytrading is gambling, you should not be daytrading. We all know everyone who gambles eventually loses their shirt.