Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The RO Report, "Metaphor" Edition

Today, the market was many things. And it caused a few of us to search for metaphors, to explain it all...

One might say, for example, that the market was like a dog tied to a stake in a backyard. That was mine...

"Trader MV," not a member of the RO, but someone I speak with each day offered the following... "The market was like a patient etherized upon a table; heavy, lifeless and hard to move." Not bad.

Another trader who shall remain unidentified (you'll soon realize why) opined that the market was "like an alright chick u bring home who's pretty drunk and u know u can fuck her. but the second she steps in the door she vomits on ure new northface fleece that's sitting on ure dining room table. and then ure like, 'i wonder if i can still fuck her.'" Questionable, indeed.

Perhaps the market was like a mouse, spinning endlessly on it's little mousewheel. Trying to run as fast as it can, and getting nowhere fast. That was Trader A's neat metaphor. A little gay, but harmless enough.

And finally, I'll leave you with a metaphor from one of our Manservants... Trader E, who said that the market was like "a cock to the face."

In other words, today sucked. Now, for the numbers...

Out of 29 traders today, 17 were gross positive, or 62%. 3 traders made over $1,000 gross and 6 traders lost over $1,000 gross. A mess. I was #9 of 29. I'm happy to be green.

History post dropping tomorrow.

"Lucky Pierre" - Trader H*, $3,626 on 17,800 shares traded.

2. Trader Z, $2,304 on 45,060 shares traded.
3. Trader B, $2,290 on 162k shares traded.
4. Trader I, $884 on 30,200 shares traded.
5. Trader 7, $696 on 10,000 shares traded.

"Chambermaid" - Trader N, -$2,874 on 84,800 shares traded.

2. Trader V, -$2,366 on 53,400 shares traded.
3. Trader F, -$2,127 on 33,000 shares traded.
4. Trader 10*, -$1,482 on 0 shares traded.
5. Trader E, -$1,200 on 19,800 shares traded.

Brian's take.


Anonymous said...

I'd say "cock in the face" about sums it up.

Jared said...

When was the last time the RO had such light volume?

Dinosaur Trader said...


Everyone waiting on FOMC.


mdawsz said...

Wednesday is gonna be nutty with this bank news and the Fed announcement.

Dinosaur Trader said...

You mean this news?

Yeah, that's interesting.


Attitude Trader said...

Glad to see you green today. ;)