Thursday, December 20, 2007

Virtual Office, $2033. Dow, +38.37, 13,245.64

Evolution, $1715 on 56,000 shares traded.
OBAT, $585 on 11,600 shares traded.
Retard, $408 on 6 contracts traded.
Denarii, $18 on 200 shares traded.
Me, no trades.
Misstrade, no trades.
Akalawoo, -$27 on 1 contract traded.
Dehtrader, -$199 on 3500 shares traded.
Sanglucci, -$467 on 11,698 shares traded.

Damn, it's like Evolution and OBAT are the big bullies of the VO suddenly.

Rumor has it that yesterday there was some confrontation over by the watercooler between OBAT and Sanglucci. Something about the old volatility mascot "Clarence." Apparently, he's still a divisive figure.

Anyway, it appears Sanglucci has been seriously shaken by said confrontation while OBAT just keeps getting stronger.

Retard has been hanging around Evolution and OBAT trying to gain favor... however, as yet he is merely a yes man. Yesterday, I caught him parking Evolution's new sport car... humble times indeed.

Denarii and Akalawoo keep their own counsel. They're the quiet guys lately. Rumor has it that they're doing a "raw foods" diet together or something like that...

Meanwhile people have been giving Dehtrader wide berth. He's had a rough month (you're not the only one man... keep the chin up) and he's put people through walls before... best to wait until he starts stringing the green days together again before saying much.

Wincity, is AWOL.

Finally, I've taken to hanging outside the VO and begging for spare change while Misstrade was last seen flying over the city in his private jet.

Oh, and we traded under 1.4 billion on the NYSE today while the VIX dropped over a point, to 20.58.

Sufjan Stevens, "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"

Kind of a demented/drunken version of this Christmas classic. But we've all hit the egg nogg too hard at one point or other, no?

You can find the track by following this link and downloading track #8.

Have at it.


Parabolic? On a monthly, definitely.

On the daily, less so.

Still, take a look at the daily and you see mostly distribution since November when it began the base that it's "breaking out" of today. Volume is also suspiciously light. One other problem I have with the base is the 20% drop in high volume that came the second week of November.

Finally, this is a third-stage base. This run is getting a little "long in the tooth." I'd be very cautious if I was buying here. Keep those stops tight.

Best Pick By "the Fly" Ever...

"The Fly" called this one when it was trading in the low 30s. Luckily, I picked it up way back then and decided to hold it in my long-term account. Milk the farmer!

Interview With Maria Bartiromo

Just in case you missed it, I wanted to point out the exceptional interview conducted by Mr. White Folks of MtM fame, on Maria Bartiromo.

I only wish he had delved into her past a bit more. He missed the opportunity to discuss her famed but mysterious "hairdex."