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Christmas is coming a little late this year

January 2, 2009 by Ryan Barr

The Christmas rally I was hoping for looks like it is starting to take shape as we start 2009. Click in the post to see more.

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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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What is that, a new papermoney trade?

December 14, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Indeed!  Tonight I placed an order for my first papermoney trade in a long, long time.  So here is the trade: With FXP at ~35.10 Bought 30 FXP March 2009 40 Calls for 9.9 Debit $29,700 Commissions $(54.95) Margin Hold $0 Why, well my market disposition is that we are going to go up a [...]

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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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Oh my, my… The futures are just falling apart

December 11, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Well look at that.  Senator Reid decided to make a few comments this evening and the futures market seems to have absolutely fallen apart. Today I closed out the majority of my longs and went into the following positions in my personal account January Calls on FXP, SDS, SRS and a QLD hedge.  It looks [...]

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