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Glass half empty or half full!

Glass half empty or half full is a matter of perspective.  Topstockblog is a strong supporter of the glass half full.  Suffering or not; god gives us an opportunity to smile, and be thankful for what we have.  An opportunity to help others’.   Enjoy life, appreciate what you have, and be thankful for the opportunities life brings your way.

 

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Stock market terms, that means the market maker is going to be moving things around a bit to accomodate many sellers; but, confounded by realities of balancing inventories, and making a profit.  He is hoping for a big profit!

September 30, 2008 Posted by | Personal Growth, Serious Subjects that need public exposure, Stock investing links, ideas, and opinions. | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

RTH looks like a good short at the higher end of it’s trading range

Update 6/13/08:  The RTH has risen pretty quickly along with most of the stock market.  I would like to go short Monday 6/15/2008.   QQQQ seems to be my favorite short sale position.   RTH; no real opinion!

(5/29/2008) RTHindex looks like a great short on the bounce higher.  The retailers look to be in trouble with consumers tapped out.  The RTH has alot of stability being an index and offering a small dividend. WMT being the largest stock in the index. RTH appears to be range bound and can be sold when over bought, and bought when over sold
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080207/bonds.html?.v=2

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June 13, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ten year peace agreement in the Middle East bad idea between Israel and Hamas

   Ten year peace agreements between Israel and Hamas is a bad idea in my opinion.   Any aggreement that is not ever ending as intended.  Is a waste of time.   Ten years is worthless than a good fight now.  I morrally oppose war; but, approve of a war for ultimate victory if peace can not be achieved looking far into the future. Moderate viewpoints and understanding of those with different view points all have to do with a good future. Per se a good direction to move in. I read a proposal that ends the conflict reasonable between Israel and Palestine.

   We are all humans of different values, wants, needs, thoughts, sizes and shades.  As such we should respect these differences. Biodiversity offers much hope to the future in meeting all unforeseen needs and contributions of others.
Israel has contributed great to both the well being of the world and rath of hate as religous forces have battled for centuries in an attempt to dominate societies. All the failure of violence to bring peace should be learned from and avoided in the future with acceptance of other cultures. With respect for human and property boundaries. Life has much beauty to be shared and worked for with careful decisions.  All people have value and need to be respected as such. Equally the environment is a concern.  All balanced
Humans can learn from the past.  Much of the past agreementslike the United Nations and modern world governments holds the answers learned from experience.  We have the structure and need compromise to work out the differences.  The great wealth of Oil in the middle east has led to a never ending fight.   The spreading of technology, health care, food, shelter, and happiness need to be  the targets of all people.  I call on all religious preachers, practices, and non applicable peaceful parties to cooperate with good will.one another.  To share earned efficiencies and apply considerate minimum goals to make the most of the world.  Deliver jobs, housing, responsibility, religious freedom, careful boundaries, sustainable trade, and environmentally friendly goals.   

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April 24, 2008 Posted by | American Politics and Policy Ideas | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Nice rally, momentum stocks look good here.

The rally was impressive.  Must say most of this rally has me in tough shape.  I wish I could get this over bought and buying opporunity correct this past week.  Technology and oil seem to be putting a bottom in stock prices to date.  Frustrated about the move higher.  Chart patterns are adding to momentum.   Money moving out of bonds should be a buyer in the market.  I am taking a break early this evening and spending time with the girlfriend.  We are looking forward to some good television tonight.   I like  CALM, MDR, MTW, EOG, and BIDU in the morning.   I like put options in TGT, COF, XL, and UNH 

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February 13, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Being too aggressive

Being to aggressive has a negative expectation.   I have to do something to stop being overly aggressive.    I am all in on the RTH 90 put contracts.  I don’t like acting this way.  It seems to be a regular occurrence for me to be overly aggressive.  I need to get this problem fixed or I soon may be on the side line broke.   I told myself before the week started I would invest in the March contracts to avoid total loss.  I will keep working to get more balanced.  I really think the trade has a big upside.  I hope I make alot of money on the trade.

February 11, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NYX looks like a good short

Jim Cramer did an interview last night with the CEO of NYX (NYSE) and it sounded like a tough road ahead. http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?play=1&video=639480517&__source=yahoo%7Cheadline%7Cquote%7Cvideo%7C&par=yahoo  Increases in volume have been offset by increases in costs.  Volume going forward could stay high or it could drop off.  I think it will decline as the economy slows and with the rise of the Shanghai trading.  After all the last CEO of NYX was fired late last year. Things can’t be great.  CME is getting crushed today because of higher trading costs. I think a short is worth a try.  Upside seems limited and downside could be higher than thought.  Volume could drop off a cliff at some point.

February 6, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reasons a recession could be healthy for everyone

1. Forces people to work together to find solutions

2.  Enforces accounting standards  

3.  Looks to the past to find mistakes

4.  Less consumption is good for sustainability

5.  It forces weak competition out of business

6.  Takes uncollectable debt out of the economy

7. Brings government intervention

8. Restores profit rates

A recession applied properly can help to minimize future problems   

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February 5, 2008 Posted by | American Politics and Policy Ideas | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments