Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Flaming Lips, "Waiting For Superman" (cover)

I just couldn't punish myself with bad music tonight.

The RO Report, "All Blowed Up" Edition

I lost $10,000 in SRS today. The report will be up later. I'm having trouble getting the puke out of my keyboard.

UPDATE: It's funny to take an objective look at a graph after you've given back a shitload of coin in it. You always think... "I was doing what?"

The worst thing about a blowup is that you think to yourself, "I could have taken off every day since January 1st and I'd be in a better financial situation than I find myself in here on April 21st. And psychologically? Forget about it..." But that's the game we (right now unfortunately) play. Right now it is what it is.

The way I'm looking at recent developments is with a dose of perspective. I think the word is "elasticity." I am stretching here... growing. In a year I will be a better trader. That's the way I need to look at this. Meanwhile, there was so much opportunity out there today. If you weren't trading with blinders on, you probably made some money. Of course, this compounds the horror of my day, but so be it. Moving forward.

It was a solid day for the RO. Out of 31 traders today, 20 were gross positive or 65%. 13 made over $1,000 gross and 5 lost over $1,000 gross. I was #31 of 31 or, the Chambermaid.

"Lucky Pierre" - Trader A, $33,462 on 208k shares traded.

2. Trader B, $18,038 on 553k shares traded.
3. Trader N, $7,435 on 225k shares traded.
4. Trader P, $6,824 on 148k shares traded.
5. Trader F, $5,039 on 94,000 shares traded.

"Chambermaid" - Trader S, -$4,536 on 621k shares traded.

2. Trader M*, -$4,507 on 0 shares traded.
3. Trader Z, -$3,004 on 369k shares traded.
4. Trader 10*, -$2,940 on 3,300 shares traded.
5. Trader C, -$1,028 on 204k shares traded.

Poll Closed; Blogger Is Slow.

-Compsognathus Dinosaur

So out of 100 of you, 56 say the page is loading slowly. That's 56% for you idiots (or, 87% of you... 19 heads just exploded). Anyway, I think removing my Twitter updates helped but still, my time at this address is growing shorter.

I've received hundreds, no thousands, of emails regarding my elite $5,000 monthly subscription based newsletter/basement apartment offer. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and the demand has made me question whether $5,000 a month is enough. To sweeten the deal further, I promise to scoop the cat litter boxes twice daily, as opposed to the current once a day schedule (the litter boxes are located in the "basement apartment.")

I have also decided to break the subscription rates into a few levels. I will post more on this later. Just know the lowest level will be the "Compsognathus" level at $36.50 monthly. Why $36.50? Because this will put me into direct competition with the HCPG newsletter (they charge $37.50 a month).

As always, fuck the HCPG people and their "female" West Coast ways.

Finally, I just want to point out that after blogging at a searing pace to begin this year I have substantially slowed down. You bastards still get 3 posts a day but it should be clear to long time readers that I'm not even trying anymore.

That said, I feel the juices starting to flow again...

In fact, just the other day I had a real confrontation with a 7-11 employee regarding hazlenut coffee. More on this soon.