Monday, February 12, 2007

Best Friends Forever (or Until Dawn)

Bought LQDT last Friday at 3:40 for 22.63 - sold this morning at 9:45 for 23.40 +77 cents for a trade I held about 35 business minutes.

A couple of years ago I found that the only way I could make any money consistently was to buy at 3:45 and sell at 9:45. Given the looks of the market lately we might be entering that sort of time period again.

Everything just looks way overbought or way oversold - there is no happy medium. When you have a stock such as LQDT that is just lollygagging along you can make what I call a "spike" trade and get some quick profits out of it.

Another stock that went up abruptly this morning was CIEN. I had considered taking this one as well on Friday afternoon but didn't - oh well - there's always tomorrow.

I might buy LQDT back again this mornng for a day trade if it keeps doing what it is doing - tagging the EMA 4 and going up. But for now I've made a good profit on the day and I'm happy and I may just take the rest of the day off. Less stress - happy Marlyn.

Looks like the market is going to take the rest of the day off too. SPY is down, Q is down and DIA is folding. Goldie (GS) is down, oil is down and VIX is up. A good day to just watch - I think.


Bullish Jim said...

Nice trade on LQDT. I just wish I bought it back when you did!


Sounds very great to me.