Friday, December 5, 2008

The RO Report, "Another Nice Reversal" Edition

You know what makes this rally more convincing than say, the two 900 point one day rips we've had? Both of those rallies were made from short-term reaction bottoms and you could say they were pretty obvious short squeezes. Our current rally is building from a test of a low, not the low itself and has been much more steady. The volume was better today than during yesterday's tank, and we're being led by the financials... even during yesterday's selloff, the financials were relatively strong.

If this market is truly going to rebound, the financials have to be front and center in its strength. I also like that we closed just above the resistance level of the last two days.

So I see a lot of positives, and again, I could easily see us running to the 50dma in the industrials soon. After that, I get neutral again, and would hope for a long boring consolidation there heading into the holidays, so that we could have a nice springboard for a January rip. That's the best case scenario for the bulls, IMO.

Anyway, it was a fairly solid day for the RO. Trader D made some solid decisions today, getting long the insurance sector and holding on for the ride. It's great to see, because as you'll recall, December hasn't been very merry for him. But there was a nice spread of success today, which is always great to see.

Out of 24 traders today, 20 were gross positive, or 83%. 13 traders finished up over $1,000 while only 3 lost over $1,000. Good numbers there. I was #8 of 24, in good shape.

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"Lucky Pierre" - Trader D, $82,702 on 612k shares traded.

2. Trader B,
$44,187 on 352k shares traded.
3. Trader C,
$25,725 on 502k shares traded.
4. Trader N,
$21,886 on 153k shares traded.
5. Trader Z,
$8,222 on 411k shares traded.

"Chambermaid" - Trader A, -$58,856 on 736k shares traded.

2. Trader P,
-$1,990 on 422k shares traded.
3. Trader 7,
-$1,076 on 6,000 shares traded.
4. Trader K,
-$827 on 16,800 shares traded.
5. Trader 3,
$57 on 9,800 shares traded.

Here it is, your daily "heatmap." Compare with the intraday map I published earlier... nice reversal.


Anonymous said...

Lucky Pierre is definitely the best trader in your office.

Dinosaur Trader said...

Yeah, seems as if "Lucky Pierre" is on top everyday and "Chambermaid" is on bottom... go figure!


Anonymous said...

True. Perhaps Chambermaid should take a play or two out of Lucky Pierre's book.

T said...


What did Trader A do on Friday that cost him 60 G?

On a day where 80%+ of the office was positive and the top guy pulled in 80G, you woulda expect him to be nicely in the green, if not in the top 5.

Dinosaur Trader said...


I didn't speak with Trader A on Friday, so I'm not quite sure what his strategy was... my only guess is that he was bearish and couldn't get away from it.