Thursday, April 16, 2009

The RO Report, "IYR Nickname" Edition

So what's a good nickname for IYR? Nothing really comes to mind for me just looking at the ticker. The squeeze that's occurring is really nuts though, so maybe I'll just call it "Tits" from now on. I welcome your suggestions.

Anyway, I had a weird day. It started out slow, nothing happening and then BAM! I get obsessed with ADI (what a piece of shit that stock is) and of course, "Tits." I was long and then short all day with big positions and only went green at 3:42.

Sometimes that's how it goes.

The RO (minus a very scummy Trader B) had a pretty rough day. Out of 32 traders today, 14 were gross positive or 44%. 7 traders made over $1,000 and 6 traders lost over $1,000. Pretty bad numbers. I pulled it out and ended the day at #5, or bossy.

"Lucky Pierre" - Trader B, $23,761 on 434k shares traded.

2. Trader D, $10,274 on 501k shares traded.
3. Trader H*, $6,310 on 19,900 shares traded.
4. Trader F, $6,223 on 90,200 shares traded.
5. Trader S, $2,101 on 178k shares traded.

"Chambermaid" - Trader C, -$8,864 on 510k shares traded.

2. Trader A, -$4,658 on 187k shares traded.
3. Trader Z, -$3,472 on 91,330 shares traded.
4. Trader 9*, -$2,119 on 3,100 shares traded.
5. Trader O, -$1,503 on 40,800 shares traded.

SWING UPDATE: I just want to mention that my small purchase of SRS the other day at $31 which I vowed to "sell when $30 broke" isn't working out well. And since I was so blasted when $30 broke intraday, I was unable to exit my swing position in a timely fashion. So, like any good trader, I tripled my position at $27.25 just after I got green on the day in my intraday account. Ah, the life of a trader! At this point, with the IYR squeeze being what it is, I'll exit next time IYR trades $33. Not going to add again to this one.

FINALLY, So much smoke...


Anonymous said...

I have a question, were you always a flaming liberal? Iam serious. Just curious if trading has affected your political views at all. In the offices i worked in over the years many held strong liberal view points in general. Fess up Styro.

Dinosister said...

As his sister, I think I can answer for DT. He used to be an ultra conservative Republican priest before trading.

Dinosaur Trader said...

Before I became a flaming liberal I ran track.


Anonymous said...

Lol, Thats really funny Stryo sister. Are you violently against the dreaded stryo-cups also? Even though i bust his chops alot, i actually respect him as a trader and the fact he has been successfully trading for something like 10 years if iam correct. Thats really good. Most either go down in flames or wise up and get better Some of his liberal whining kills me though. He should get a gig writing cause i think he would be much happier in the long run plus he is talented in that area. I really believe he is Rachel Maddow trading between MSNBC shows. Whats the real deal Sis?

Anonymous said...

Oh yea, MSNBC = More Snotty News By nasty Chicks.

Dinosaur Trader said...

For the record, I am a registered Independent and will always be.

Anyway look, surf at dawn. I'm going to bed. Stay nice here.


Dinosister said...

Yes, I am violently against the styro cups - that is why my coffee of choice is Starbucks, right DT?


And for the record, I do agree that my (sigh) baby bro is a talented writer. I like to think all of the torture I inflicted on him at an early age started his creative juices.

Anonymous said...

Is that when he penned "Diary of DT" when you locked him up in the attic?

Dinosister said...

please - attics are for amateurs.

marc said...

Don't short America my friend...