Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Virtual Office, -$604. SPY, +0.29, $140.84.

Tokyo, $565 on 719 shares traded.
Me, $350 on 12,000 shares traded.
OBAT, $273 on 8000 shares traded.
Denarii, $21 on 8400 shares traded.
Tardo, nothing.
Timmay!, nothing.
Ainkurn, -$398 on 500 shares traded.
Sanglucci, -$1415 on 12,600 shares traded.

It was a pretty active day for the indexes. They all ran early and then sold off hard into the close. The Dow dropped over 100 points in the last hour and a half of trade. Volume, which was quiet all day, picked up late. I mean, the market still closed in the green, but only because the government won't let it close in the red anymore...


Anyway... it was a mixed day for the VO. Our newest member, Tokyo Trader, took the top slot. He edged me out... so instead of saying that he had a "nice day" or something "team building" like that, I'll say this... I hate Tokyo. I spent 10 days in Tokyo... I can't tell you how many times I got bodychecked by aggressive old Japanese women on the subway.

Meanwhile, Sanglucci took it on the chin again... I'd link him up and say "go visit his blog to see what went wrong," or something, but the fucker doesn't update his blog anymore... so, no linky. Perhaps if he updates his blog, mother market will let him make money again.

Finally, I have this idea for the VO which I'm not yet ready to share. However, pretend I had a mass of traders and I could report their P&Ls but not their real names... I need nicknames. I was thinking of historical Wall Street figures, and I have other ideas too, like all the rabbits from Watership Down and shit... but I figured I'd ask you people for some too... who knows if this will develop... I'm just doing this "in case." So, fire away.

NOTE: I haven't mentioned the VIX in some time... mostly because I find it too depressing. Adam, however, is just fine with discussing depressing. Note that he souped the post up with a shot of cheerleaders photoshopped as your favorite CNBC anchorettes.


Jorge said...

What the hell happened at 2:30?

Dinosaur Trader said...

I don't think it was any single event or anything... just seemed like all the ag names reversed, oils all were weak... coals weak... solars reversed somewhat.

They probably said "late day profit taking" on CNBC 30 times, but thankfully, I have that shit on mute.


Pete said...

sesame characters

dt- big bird(dinosaurs are birds according to some paleontologists)
aikurn- burt n ernie
tim sykes - elmo
sangaluci -snufalufagus(hardly seen)
obat - grover
retard trader -oscar the grouch
tokyo trader - Gordon Robinson

S. said...

TT here - man, you have no idea how brutal old Japanese ladies can be on trains. They use their umbrellas to open up space in front of them. They'll wedge themselves into a seat between you and a buddy when you wouldn't be able to slide in a saltine. Very dangerous....