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A Christmas Rally?

December 15, 2008 by Ryan Barr

These past few months have been extremely difficult to trade.  The swings have been violent, and if you haven’t been on the right side of the moves, the draw downs can be staggering.  I’ve been fortunate and have been able to mitigate a lot of the nasty losses a market like this can bring about. [...]

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Closed, and rolling

December 12, 2008 by Ryan Barr

I’ve closed my FXP, SDS, and SRS positions.  I’ve opened an SSO call position for January as well. As expected, it appears that President Bush is going to tap the TARP money to bailout the auto industry.  I’ve taken advantage of the low open this morning and scalped a bit of profit.  I set my [...]

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What a week – it’s been a wild ride!

January 26, 2008 by Ryan Barr

75 basis point cut, 650+ day movement on the DJI, sectors soaring and falling like rocks… It has been a wild ride. Click in to read about the week that was, and what I think will happen over the course of 2008.

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Up, up and away

January 23, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Well, well, well… That was a pleasant surprise closing in the markets today. Let me update you on the paper money portfolio. This morning, right after the opening when things were in the toilet I was filled on all five of my positions. Of course, having a great broker I received price improvement all every [...]

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Working on a basket of positions

January 22, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Okay… So I think this is the bottom. Could I be wrong?  Yup… If I am I may blow through about 100K of the paper money account, however I don’t think that is going to happen.  I’m working on a series of positions right now.  They are along a ton of different ‘minis’. When I [...]

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Finally, a bounce!

January 9, 2008 by Ryan Barr

It had to come soon, we were simply way to oversold. Time decay is really on our side now. If the RUT can hold the current levels until Monday then it shouldn’t be too hard to get away with a decent profit. The major indexes today staged a late day rally that really helped. Tomorrow [...]

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