Barack Obama, Democratic Caucus Winner, Iowa, 2008
I just got word from my people on the ground in Iowa that Huckabee and Obama are victorious.
The same people who told me yesterday to "stick a fork in Hillary."
Those people are now en route to New Hampshire to get the word on the street before the primary on the 8th. However, early indications are that Hillary is even more screwed. Obama will now gain momentum... he looks good up there as a winner.
I think we have the Democratic nominee, people.
Now, on the Republican side, I find it disturbing that Huckabee could win nationally. I don't think it will happen. He'll be like Pat Robertson despite his attempts to go "populist." I make no predictions about the Republican side other than Romney is done. Stick a fork in that fucker.
Mike Huckabee, Republican Caucus Winner, Iowa, 2008
And I'll say this about Iowans. They're dedicated. Watching them in their dimly lit cafeterias and panel lined living rooms choosing the candidates was a little freaky, but very inspiring.
UPDATE: After listening to Huckabee's victory speech, I feel I underestimated him. He's not Pat Robertson... he's much more likeable.
NOTE: Dodd has dropped out of the race. Biden has dropped out as well.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Wincity, $80 on 300 shares traded.
OBAT, $44 on 9000 shares traded.
Denarii, no trades.
Me, no trades.
Misstrade, no trades.
Retard, no trades.
Dehtrader, -$473 on 5842 shares traded.
Evolution, -$2305 on 151,600 shares traded.
Sorry about the late post. I was busy talking with the folks at my new company.
Okay, well clearly not the best day ever for the VO.
Looks like we had another kind of mixed signal, low volume day on the NYSE. We traded just over 1.3 billion shares, the VIX dropped .68 to 22.49 and many of the indices were choppy and straddling the "unched" line for most of the day.
I spent the morning papertrading and the afternoon downloading software and familiarizing myself with my new layouts and tools. Tomorrow I may even get to throw in a live trade.
I'm very excited about this new beginning and plan on writing a post tonight or tomorrow about the new "schedule" that I'll impose upon myself.
My days of unemployment are numbered.
Kind of like "virtual sex." Still, it's getting me back thinking of trades.
I just "bought" AG at $69.80 when it broke out of the "flag" to the upside. The low volume makes me suspicious, but we'll see how it goes.
This one worked. However, truth be told, I had my "paper stop" at $69.50, so I would have been stopped out. The stock dropped to $69, or .80 below my entry. That's too much. Perhaps I need to work on my entries.
For one day every 4 years, Iowa matters. Let's see what happens today.
Actually, about 10 years ago, I drove through Iowa on a cross country trip. Each night I'd camp out, wake up the next day, drive about 250 miles and camp again.
I remember a few things about Iowa.
1. The road never curved.
2. The entire state smelled of manure.
3. The people at the campground were really friendly.
4. I stopped for ice cream while trying to find a Frank Lloyd Wright house and the girl who served me was beautiful.
Here's what I hope happens today. Obama wins and Romney loses. Simple enough.