Monday, December 10, 2007

The Libertines, "Cant Stand Me Now"

Slow Day, Slow Graphs

Listen, I've decided that Esignal has the worst customer service department in the country. My graphs are slow. That's about as basic a problem that a stock trader can have but still, they can't help me fix it.

So I ask you, kind internet reader, if you use Esignal and have some magic cure for slow graphs, please either email me directly or comment below.

So since I couldn't pull up graphs this morning I had a slow day. I didn't plan on trading much today anyway, so I guess in a weird way it works out.

My trade of the day came in DSL.

When the MBI news was pending this morning, I saw a lot of the financial stocks jumping. DSL was holding back, so I bought a little around $37.50 and decided to add some should it break and test $38. As you can see, this came to pass and I sold near the highs of the day, just as CNBC reported on a frozen BAC money market fund.

Other than that, I really didn't do too much. I can't wait for tomorrow to come and go. I have some money to make back before Christmas.

Everyone knows Santa hates poor people.

Here's the stats:
Best, DSL,
Worst, ALB,
3200 shares traded.

5 stocks traded, 3 winners, 2 losers.

Virtual Office, $1947. Dow, +101.45, 13,727.03.

Evolution, $1040 on 89,800 shares traded.
Me, $563 on 3200 shares traded.
Sanglucci, $553 on 13,200 shares traded.
Wincity, $70 on 300 shares traded.
OBAT, $65 on 7200 shares traded.
Denarii, $22 on 4500 shares traded.
Misstrade, no trades.
Akalawoo, no trades.
Dehtrader, -$366 on 4500 shares traded.

Looked like today was a great morning to trade the financial stocks. However, since I use Esignal I wasn't allowed to trade.

Yes, even though I "shut down and restart" like 5 times, my graphs just wouldn't speed up. When the whole "shut down and restart" thing failed to produce faster graphs, the customer service rep's head exploded. He was out of bullets.

So much for "computer science" majors, huh?

Anyway, you know the story. Everyone is waiting on Uncle Ben tomorrow. Volume was thinner than skim milk as we only traded 1.1 billion shares on the NYSE.

Still, the VO made lemonade out of lemons. We had a decent day.


Robots Looking To Take Over World

Another reason to hate robots.

Unfortunately, the writer of the linked article didn't mention the "hybrid market" as another robot that kills.

"The People" Versus Ragin Cajun

As some of you now know, Ragin Cajun (club name "the Rage"), stole from my site this weekend without crediting the artist known as "Secatogue Henry."

I posted "Secatogue's" response over in the Peanut Gallery.

Soon, there will be a contest in the PG to determine if any of its posters are worthy of "gettin' tabbed." Clearly, this theft was a lame attempt by "the Rage" to gain some popularity in the PG.

I am surprised that RC felt the need to "go negative" so early in the race to "get tabbed." Clearly, he understands that picking popular stocks and pasting crazy price targets on them (just because other stocks have made similar moves) won't win him internet glory via his own I.B.C tab.

While this theft is unfortunate it is not surprising coming from "the Gayjun." Sources tell me that in addition to being a serial plagiarizer, RC is also a hater of cute little babies, free market capitalism, and he doesn't "support our troops."

After consulting with "Secatogue" we decided that an intellectual property lawsuit against RC was out of the question. He just doesn't have anything worth suing over. While the fluorescent velvet Elvis poster was tempting on some levels, we let it go.

Instead, RC will get his comeuppance via internet revenge.

UPDATE: "Secatogue Henry" wins again!

Esignal Customer Service Sucks

Been on the phone with Esignal all morning.

They suck.

In the end, they told me to close down the program, turn off my computer, and turn it back on again.

It still doesn't work.

Perhaps they should spend less on their advertising and more on their customer service representatives.