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  1. JonesBones

    JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    What positions you got? What are you looking at? Got some tips? Let's talk. This may cut down on all the Musk/Tesla threads too.

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    @brackis1 @gtm3 and others. I forget names.
     
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    JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    I think the market is still oversold. Already day traded a Microsoft option and got a little profit. I generally like MSFT on dips. Another stock I have been swinging is Funko. Check that out.

    Also the ticker STNE. I think it is a latin american fintech company. Buffett poured a ton of money into this company not long ago. IPOd recently.
     
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  3. vengeful

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    Looks like Apple is losing big today since they can't hit their quarterly sales forecast thanks to trade tensions with China and China's slowing economy. Apple is now behind Amazon, Microsoft, and Google for highest market cap....damn homie!
     
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    JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    Defense stocks are cheap. Check out AVAV. Biggest supplier of military drones in the world. I was watching an episode of Jim Cramer and he said he never recommends tobacco stocks and such for ethical reasons. Then he shills this drone company that kills people 5 minutes later. lol.
     
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    JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    That is why I like MSFT. No drama. You got FB and Google constantly hammered over privacy and other shit. Amazon is in the crosshairs of many. So is Tesla. Apple. There is drama in these stocks. MSFT just blends in and does its job.
     
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  6. brackis1

    brackis1 Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    I'll be qualifying for trader status this year so I can trade in-out and wash stocks, so I'm not dead set on any stock.
    i'm expecting a small oil rally and a paper tiger jobs report to keep things doing okay for next week or so as we get people buying "bargains", then earnings will start to tank everyone.
     
  7. tinker_190

    tinker_190 Brown Belt

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    Just index ETFs with low expense ratios. I can't be bothered to try to generate Alpha anymore
     
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    JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    One strategy that works sometimes for me is to buy a stock about a week before earnings. It often runs up to earnings. Then, of course, earnings are a crap shoot so you bail on the day before earnings. Get out your parachute and fuckin jump. Then you can buy it back if it does crash. I usually hold a few shares through earnings but sell most.

    Low expectations have helped Apple in the past. Last year Google had a really good report but the stock crashed. Why? They beat expectations. But people expect them to beat expectations so that wasn't enough. Because beating expectations is the expectation. Around the same time Apple was going through similar drama that they are now. Earnings gonna be bad. Stock shot up on earnings. They also announced a buyback. lol. They pulled a rabbit out of their hat on that one. They are still buying back more stock too. I have bailed twice on Apple earnings and they surprised me.
     
  9. Ophydian

    Ophydian Purple Belt

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    Shouldn’t Q1 earning be ok then after that everything goes down hill.
     
  10. hisandherpes

    hisandherpes Yellow Belt

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    apple is a terrible company post jobs. every new iphone is the same thing with a bigger screen and a better camera. no new innovation whatesover
     
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    brackis1 Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Yeah no new tech! Just better cameras and screens! But the shift key you need lacks innovation; fuckin Apple! :p
     
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    brackis1 Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Not when companies start providing guidance on their conference calls.
    The last few months pretty much every stock has dropped after earnings, regardless of initial spike. (e.g. the next day it goes down)
     
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    HunterSdVa29 Respect, tho Platinum Member

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    I was killing the game w/ my massive shares of ATVI and NVDA, then they dropped

    but I bought NVDA at like 28/share and ATVI even lower, so i'm still way up on those positions

    I've completely removed the INTL sectors from my TSP and 401k, and in my ROTH IRA have added mad REIT shares as of late
     
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    JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    I'm close to buying Tesla. Also bought some AMD on today's dip.
     
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    JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    ATVI has been a fuckin nightmare. lol. I cut my losses on that one. It has to come back sometime though. Jesus. Video game stocks been hammered. Casino stocks too.
     
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    HunterSdVa29 Respect, tho Platinum Member

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    It has, luckily I've owned it since late 2015 so i'm still way in the positive, but ya. It's been rough

    Crazy part is I originally put 5k into NFLX about a year before that. Went from 60-129ish, and I sold b/c it started dropping and split the proceeds equally into NVDA and ATVI.

    Had I just left in NFLX, i'd probably be even more along, as it's now 274
     
  17. bad seed

    bad seed Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    how was everyone's December?
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    (I dont use RobinHood and lost a lot more than 13k but you get the idea)
     
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    brackis1 Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    I made a year's salary in 2 weeks and lost a half year's salary the week after thanks to aggressive shorting.
    Funny how that results in feeling like shit
     
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    JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    SammyPops Gold Belt

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    Do you target individual sectors or markets? How many ETFs do you own?

    Almost all of my US investments are in VOO. Only individual stock I still hld in the US is brk.b

    I still hold Canadian stocks.
     

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