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  • conshmillo 7:24 pm on July 31, 2014 - 8 hours ago

    conshmillo

    QQQ’s 50 day MA @93.59.

     
  • conshmillo 4:34 pm on July 30, 2014 - 1 day ago

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    conshmillo

    DIA @50 day MA

     
    • Zee

      Zee 10:32 pm on July 30, 2014 1 day ago

      Penny for your thoughts. Hmm.

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 11:10 pm on July 30, 2014 1 day ago

        Do you want my paypal? Just reminding important areas on chart. These are the places where major moves could more likely happen.

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 10:06 am on July 31, 2014 18 hours ago

      And sure enough, it looks like a pretty decent hole at the open judging by the futures.

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 4:51 pm on July 31, 2014 11 hours ago

      I think it is safe to say that DIA’s 50 day moving average was broken. But Nasdaq is still nowhere close to the 50 da MA. I have to say that since I am betting for while now on correction and my main instrument are DIA puts I had a very good day today. Maybe you long AAPLs could use DIA’s puts to hedge your long positions too. I still have bunch of QQQ puts open.

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    henrystar

    Richard 7:11 pm on July 28, 2014 - 3 days ago

    We are getting there! This week?

     
    • Zee

      Zee 8:43 pm on July 28, 2014 3 days ago

      Since you mentioned it. We’re going to make you wait a bit longer Richard.

    • henrystar

      Richard 7:40 pm on July 31, 2014 8 hours ago

      Zee, your power is amazing! Richard.

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    conshmillo

    conshmillo 5:53 am on July 26, 2014 - 6 days ago

     
  • conshmillo

    conshmillo 11:46 pm on July 24, 2014 - 7 days ago

    Hard-to-remove malware locks devices and tries to make people pay $300 fines, says security firm Lookout

    “A fresh strain of Android malware has emerged that locks people out of their phones, then delivers a fake message from the FBI telling them they have broken the law by visiting pornographic websites.

    The ScarePakage malware then tries to persuade them to pay a $300 fine to its creators via payment service MoneyPak, according to researchers from security company Lookout Mobile Security.”

    SOURCE:
    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/17/scarepakage-android-ransomware-porn-fbi

     
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    conshmillo

    conshmillo 11:35 pm on July 24, 2014 - 7 days ago

     
    • rastard

      rastard 12:17 am on July 25, 2014 7 days ago

      Hysterical.

      And exactly why I keep buying AAPL stock despite feeling that the company’s best days are behind it.

      • Zee

        Zee 10:45 am on July 25, 2014 7 days ago

        Dear Sir. Please. Define *best days* Rastard. Huh.

      • JPWatkins

        JPWatkins 5:06 pm on July 25, 2014 6 days ago

        I agree it’s hysterical and a good reason to buy the stock. But I have to laugh at the last bit.
        Just goes to show, there are many paths to the same destination. :-)

    • Zee

      Zee 1:31 am on July 25, 2014 7 days ago

      She has nice eyes. Those are the two things I notice.

  • conshmillo 8:25 pm on July 24, 2014 - 7 days ago

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    conshmillo

    Amazon in dive! Down 20% in after hours.

     
    • chach17

      chach17 8:45 pm on July 24, 2014 7 days ago

      I think you mean $20 or approximately 5.75%.

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 8:50 pm on July 24, 2014 7 days ago

        yes, my bad.

        • JPWatkins

          JPWatkins 5:16 pm on July 25, 2014 6 days ago

          Speaking of math errors, after the AAPL split my Scottrade account showed well over $1m in it. Online, at least, at the end of the trading day the account updated to 7 times the shares, but didn’t adjust to the post split price until market open the next day. My retirement goal was reached, but only for a short time! :-)

    • Zee

      Zee 8:48 pm on July 24, 2014 7 days ago

      • Zee

        Zee 8:53 pm on July 24, 2014 7 days ago

        $26.26 -7.32%
        Tomorrow will be fun.

        • conshmillo

          conshmillo 11:16 pm on July 24, 2014 7 days ago

          I am still surprised. Should not Amazon go UP after the loss? :-)

          • Zee

            Zee 11:31 pm on July 24, 2014 7 days ago

            Ahahaha ha… That’s a good one. Wasn’t expecting that.

            You know I’ve been checking out HLF. Appreciate you mentioning it. According to Google F. HLF has 108% institutional ownership. No shizz. 108. I went there because I was wondering who else occupied their sector. I can see them going in several other directions in terms of activities identity wise. Currently they’re labelled a multi level marketing company. Their organization fascinates me. And the activist whose trying to bring them down has so far spent $50 million on his campaign. He’s got headwind because George sorry and Carl itchy are long.

          • JPWatkins

            JPWatkins 5:20 pm on July 25, 2014 6 days ago

            “Past performance is not an accurate indicator of future results.™”
            TRADE MARK SIGN
            Unicode: U+2122, UTF-8: E2 84 A2

            • JPWatkins

              JPWatkins 5:22 pm on July 25, 2014 6 days ago

              [sorry,didn't see that other stuff got pasted in. edit button!]

        • Zee

          Zee 11:38 pm on July 24, 2014 7 days ago

          $36.40 -10.15%

  • conshmillo 8:03 pm on July 24, 2014 - 7 days ago

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    conshmillo

    Have a look at Zillow today!

     
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    conshmillo

    conshmillo 7:22 pm on July 24, 2014 - 7 days ago

    Anyone noticed that now half of the result page on google search is paid advertisement? It used to be one column on the right with 5 to 6 ads (actually it used to be nothing). I also noticed that majority of the front page “regular” results are overwhelmingly links to products. Not sure if that is not some kind of soft advertisement. I remember getting more informative and more academic stuff when searching for general terms like in physics. Now I have a feeling there are many more product results.

     
    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 7:39 pm on July 24, 2014 7 days ago

      Yup.
      It’s time for “Wickisearch” (if it existed.)

    • rastard

      rastard 4:45 am on July 25, 2014 7 days ago

      I think it depends what you search for. Searching for “quantum mechanics” or “Bohr model”, I don’t see *any* ads at all. Searching for “Hawaii hotels”, however, the entire (yes, entire, not just majority) first screen is all ads until one clicks down on the scroll bar, and then 2nd screen is still 50% ads.

      I suspect that product-ish searches get tons of ads because typically that’s what people are actually looking for — but yes, it can be frustrating to be overloaded with ads when one is trying to find other information.

      Bing actually is all ads as well on their first hotel results screen, however, at least the right side of their first screen is an informational “onebox”. Duckduckgo has the top 3/4 of the screen occupied by ads, but does have 1/4 dedicated to actual search results.

      JP: “Wikia Search” was Jimmy Wales’ (of wikipedia fame) search engine. Announced with a whole lot of hype in 2008, it went down in flames with a year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikia_Search

      • Zee

        Zee 10:50 am on July 25, 2014 7 days ago

        Rastard. Did you try searching for the *Quantum Mechanics Hotel*? Of the *Bohr Motel*? Maybe that might produce some ads. If it doesn’t then the void should be filled because it’d give nerds a holiday destination point for them and their friends and families re conferences etc. Great theme too for the restaurants and gift shops. lol

      • JPWatkins

        JPWatkins 5:43 pm on July 25, 2014 6 days ago

        Look out Rastard. If your experience is like mine, now you’ll be *bombarded* with ads for containment vessels, cloud chambers, nuclear reactors, etc. ;-)
        For a time, after a single errant click, the internet gods (Google, I suppose,) thought they could sell me women’s shoes. For weeks 25% of the ads I saw were for women’s shoes. Then I did some research on tennis shoes and it all switched over to athletic shoes of various kinds. At least they figured out my gender.

        • Zee

          Zee 7:15 pm on July 25, 2014 6 days ago

          Then there’s always Philidelphia JP. From what I’ve heard if it’s a problem. And you have big feet. And you just can’t find a nice pump with a modest heel. There’s Philidephia. Not sure why anyone else goes there?

      • JPWatkins

        JPWatkins 5:55 pm on July 25, 2014 6 days ago

        RE WickiSearch: I never knew anyone tried that. I’ read the link. Maybe the present environment would allow this idea to be more successful? (Of course it really shouldn’t be a wicki, it would need to be structured more like conventional search engine, but combined with simple crowd-sourced feedback.)

        I honestly think the original Google model could work for a Wicki-like search and for Wickipedia. Currently I give Wikipedia $20/year to help support them. But I would have no problem with a single, small, non-animated, text only ad on every Wickipage—similar to what Google originally did with search. I know it wouldn’t make much money for a business, but it would probably be enough for Wikipedia.
        Perhaps it could be designed to let users control their own information while helping to support organizations they like. Maybe people who donate $5 or$10 could forgo the ads for a year.
        Heck, I think even think the NY Times could be swimming in cash if they lowered their online subscription to $20/year.

        • Zee

          Zee 7:09 pm on July 25, 2014 6 days ago

          If Google currently has 47,756 employees. How many are regularly dedicated to Search? Re search. The list of what services and features people need and want is pretty simple. Not sure why Google’s competition pales? Seems so rudimentary.

        • conshmillo

          conshmillo 7:24 pm on July 25, 2014 6 days ago

          I think future is in automated search agents which will search on your behalf. Will gather information from multiple sources and filter junk and fluff out and present you with more focused results void of advertisement.

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 7:18 pm on July 25, 2014 6 days ago

        I was searching for inner working of particular electric motor. It focused on “electric motor” part and brought mostly products results for first 3 pages.

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    conshmillo

    conshmillo 7:01 pm on July 24, 2014 - 7 days ago

    “Obsolete?

    That is one word no one has used to describe Apple, at least since Steve Jobs came back from 12 years of exile in 1997 to set the company on a path that has made it far more-equal than any others in the tech sector.

    Yet, on Thursday, Pedro de Noronha, managing partner at hedge fund Noster Capital, suggested Apple could become “obsolete” in the next two to three years.

    Noronha made his comments on CNBC, saying that “make-believe” valuations in the tech sector may just catch up with Apple. Those valuations have resulted in stocks such as Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. seeing their shares go through dramatic swings this year.

    “You cannot put yourself in front of a moving train and tell it to stop, just because in theory it’s overvalued,” Noronha told CNBC, speaking of Netflix.”

    SOURCE:
    http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/07/24/apple-to-become-obsolete/?mod=MW_home_latest_news

     
    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 7:03 pm on July 24, 2014 7 days ago

      I am posting this just for entertainment value as this analyst is utterly clueless. Or he is just trying to make himself more visible by spewing utter nonsense to get the clicks.

      • JPWatkins

        JPWatkins 7:40 pm on July 24, 2014 7 days ago

        It entertains me (but I didn’t click the bait for him.)

      • JPWatkins

        JPWatkins 6:06 pm on July 25, 2014 6 days ago

        Ever notice how these “analysts,” who raise these provocative prognostications, are always the “portfolio manager” at their own one-man company?

        • Zee

          Zee 7:19 pm on July 25, 2014 6 days ago

          You’re not counting Mister Whiffles the cat?

    • Zee

      Zee 8:02 pm on July 24, 2014 7 days ago

      A lot of paranoid schizophrenics complain they’re never treated fairly. Pedro’s doing okay…

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