After looking at Qcharts and seeing Dicks Sporting Goods stock emerging a new uptrend with its profitable earnings statement and raising its 2007 outlook I had to post the chart for anyone interested to see – what I see. What I see is on the weekly major trend chart DKS has been totally sold off with the market after its 2:1 stock split. Now at $30.54 it is showing bottom curves going up on the MACD, StockRSI, and Directional movement. So basically it is at the bottom of the trend starting to move up. The price has fallen around 10pts since the 2:1 stock split. The peg is at around 1.20. I would practice on 2008 DKS JAN 30 CALLS @ $30.54.
This looks like a super buy in my opinion.
Check out the full weekly trend chart with my analysis:
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I did a minor report on what I thought of Hansen Foods Co. (HANS @ $41.52) about a year ago. Many people search HANS and find my blog and read it so I thought I’d post again on the Monster Energy drink trend innovator. First Monster energy drinks are still a hit. My rack on the ship is full of the Monster Kaos fruit energy drink including my favorite Red Bull. I thought it was a super buy at around $33 trending up and it was. You would of made at least +17pts or almost 40% ROI. Now HANS @ $41.52 still looks like a great growth play on a winning company that wins over youth and sports activities, but although it has a favorable PEG Ratio score of .80 well below a value considered stock of 1.00 its trend is definitely moving down with the market so I wouldn’t say buy up just quite yet until the market has clearly bottomed out. Somebody wrote on a stock forum “not to catch a falling knife when falling” a teacher taught me that too. At times I’ve tried to catch that falling knife only to lose thousands of dollars and have a miserable weekend. HANS’s F/ PE is around 20 not as high as its PE of 32. I think it could fall somewhat more.
Recently I’ve been having debates over where the market is going to go. To tell anyone I have no clue. I’m just watching it as it comes, but what I do see is major support wicks on the bearish and bullish sides depending on what stocks I’ve looked at. For most I see spinners meaning indecisiveness/uncertainty. For the most park the major peak came in October 07′ and now a second smaller peak has occured just this week and stocks continuted to fall afterwards meaning the stock market in general should move much lower again before created a “W” type correction. If anything I’ve learned from any teacher is that the next 2 years should be all down with a few bullish runs, but small. So is HANS a BUY? Maybe since it isn’t a tech stock it could move up with positive news and performing earnings reports, but if it is like Apple (AAPL @ $166) that falls or goes up to just about any major news that comes out then it might be falling back to the $30’s once again which in a year or two would be a super BUY. I really consider looking at charts and seeing where the DJIA and NAS are going before buying it even if you are a big fan of the energy drink and company.
Until the big exchanges and averages start changing direction I would play PUTS on just about anything. There are some stock splits coming up so I might be playing CALLS on these two which are BWA and DE.
I’ve noticed from my statistics that the majority of people that find my blog come to read about old information about stocks I’ve blogged about almost a year ago. These posts continually get clicked on and the readers don’t click on anything else or explore, this is a problem. For one thing if you are going to read some of my posts then at least see what else I have to offer! I find it funny because blog readers are commeting on old posts about stock picks and trades, but they don’t actually search for new posts on the same subject!
For example it was great to trade WTVI.PK last January 2007, but believe me you would not want to touch the stock now. I think this goes for almost every penny stocks I’ve encounted. You basically want to buy when people are buying then selling before people start selling if this makes any sense to a real trader. We aren’t trying to hurt anyone, but these are penny stocks. They will eventually fall. Hence, check out SPKL.OB, spicy pickle franchising, it did fall. I lost some money, but I don’t feel the run is over yet. For one thing it is a real operating franchise even though it probably won’t make a profit for a while. It’s a pretty awesome hip trendy fresh-healthy food place and that is what is going for it. Another stock which I can’t even sell out of is CCNG.OB, sports collectables inc. I can’t even sell at $.0001!!! I’ve had a GTC order in for almost 2 months unable because no one will buy my 11 million shares. I’d actually like to hold on to the stock because the sports company is working and doing small stuff like creating kiosks in malls to sell their products to sports fanatics. They are finally starting to think like business professionals. If you want to sell and create a customer base you need to get your product out there.
So I’m going to do some more research on Hansen, Jamba Juice, Jones Soda, Spicy Pickle, and Apple Inc since it is searched so much. I guess investors are really into buying food stocks. As for Apple (AAPL) it just has buzz now and beating many computer makers in the race to take its share in selling personal computers and personal devices.
It has been hard posting about “makin it” because clearly I haven’t yet. Yes, I have increased my wealth and networth so to say, but I haven’t “made it” so I can retire young. I have 2 more years before I’m done with the military. I know I can do it. I just need to strap on a harder thinking helmet and start bowling the right balls to score some perfect strikes.
Well…Here I am starting at $1000 again. The only stock that didn’t go down on me was my spicy pickle franchising stock. It’s down -$200, but nothing compared to my Nov MSFT and AAPL out of the money options. I was totally whiped out and I mean clean. Oh well. It is just money right? I definitely should of been watching the Nas and Djia which I didn’t realize were trending down until my older sister told me why she thought the market was going down. It came to me so unexpected, but I guess I should of expected the exception happening. I’ve been heavily deep into watching technology industry charts that this sudden crash just got me. I’ve already taken $1000 to $10,000 many times so I’m pretty confident I can do it again with the market falling so hard playing some Puts and then waiting for it to stop and play call options on AAPL and RIMM all the way back up to their 52 week high’s. Apple (AAPL currently at $156!) is still a great company with everything going for it. New awesome sleek products going into international markets and selling many iPhones its new product everyone wants. Oh, and did I say christmas and iPods? I have good reason for it to go back up in price after tech has been sold off but it will be a little while before that happens. I find analyst are suddenly bearish on Google (GOOG @ $642!). Why? This stock is major growth power and low peg of 1.30. If GOOG drops to the $600’s which it probably will with a PEG near 1.00 that stock will become a major buying opportunity. It is just too bad options cost so dang much. I probably could only afford way out of the money for $1000. I’m still rooting on Apple.
So because of this disaster. I’ve lost my total account basically around $26,000 within 1 week when stocks started to fall after dumb Cisco’s report (CSCO). I definitely should of just took out my winnings and paid off some crap or bought another house. I guess I keep learning the hard way. It isn’t easy being so risky sometimes. I will not be able to buy off my note for $35,000.
A person just gave me another offer of $105,000 for my single family home so I’m going to take it. That will give me a $35,000 profit after owning it/renting it out for almost 3 years. So this will go as my down payment through a 1031 tax exchange for the bigger mobile home park for $190,000. I ending mortgage was around $58,000 so after all the costs I should have at least I hope $40,000 applied to the commercial mortgage. I could also of refinanced my current mortgage, kept the incoming rent of $725/month, and took out an equity loan of around $50,000 for the down payment on another 20-30 year note. This was also an option, but I figured if I only have to worry about 1 payment at a time this is better even though my currenter is pretty good about making all her payments. So now I will have to mobile home park mortgages. My first park in Savannah is getting there. We are finally getting some better renters and hopefully I will get it fully rented earning around $2000/month which is my goal. As for the second park my goal is to keep the gross at around $4500. After all bills I want to be earning at least a net profit of $24,000 year. So no matter what I’ll have a decent income even if I have not made consistant money in the stock market. I think my goal now is to just pay off my real estate so the cashflow will get higher.
As for the stock market. Well I’m all in with $1000 as soon as I find the right play.
One of my blog readers named Jim asked me about Spicy Pickle Franchises (SPKL.OB). I am more then impressed with what looks to be a truly promising small company. Personally I would of never even knew it existed unless I heard my mother talking about it off Jim Crammer and by then it would already be over $10. I did some small research on the resturant off Yahoo! Business and there were many customer comments and cheers of how addicting the food was being delicious, tastey, and undescribeably yummy. For under $2 a share and going public in August 2008 at $.40 it has all ready risen almost 200%. It is following a strong trend and looks like it has a small pull back so right now might be actually a great time to buy it. From checking out the website http://www.spicypickle.com/index.html
Spicy Pickle did a great job showing off their product line and idea of their store simular to Jamba Juice (JMBA). There sandwhiches look beautiful and so yummy. The store seems very simple but upscale food at reasonable prices competitive with Subway, Blimpie, and Panera Bread. I’d say it seems not as glamorous as Panera Bread but with all of its great nutricious foods, but having a simple fast selling style like Subway. Spicy Pickle might consume a lot of my portfolio soon once I go check it out. They are in development of many stores and the current ones really have seemed to taken off to customers really enjoying the food, coming back, and most importantly word of mouth marketing for the store which is free advertising and the best to make a store a hit. The stores are currently located all over the USA except here on the islands of Hawaii. Maybe I can be the first? Too bad I’m off on my ship too much to run a store. I really like Spicy Pickle’s concept of a fast healthy food with resturant style appeal.
I’d highly recommend buying it because their business plan is fantastic. They have everything covered helping new franchises into their business with an outstanding product to become successful off of. So check out Spicy Pickle @ only $1.74 currently and go get something to eat to fill that stomache!
Okay so to finish from a few days ago I bought AAPL calls going up and I was sold out the falling morning for $2.60 up 25%. I wanted to trade into GOOG earnings, but with a small amount so I only traded $1000. Again I was probably being too greedy. I could only buy 1 contract and I did at $10 for GOOG NOV 690 CALLS, but I should of put my GTC order at $11.50 or $12 at the most. Early morning trading the next day the option only went up to $12.60 so if I only put it up a dollar or more I would of been sold out with a 10% profit. I put my GTC order at $15 because I thought GOOG which his $658 would of rose $5 since I was closer to in the money, but I was wrong. I also slept it! I put my alarm for 3:30 AM to get up right when the market opened so I could sell out, but I slepted in an hour and that cost me $300. I sold out at $7 with a $300 loss. I’m actually happy I loss only $300 because if I would of stayed in I’d lost a bit more. This is what is confusing: I bought my option when GOOG was at $639, but my option fell $3 dollars even when in the next morning it was up $9. You’d think my option would of went up with the stock instead of fell. How is this possible? I figured it had to do something with expiration Friday for options. My call option fell $3 even thought GOOG’s stock went up and held at $9 so like $648. I don’t know why my option fell so much but it did. I think for now on I’m not going to buy calls near expiration Friday. They must adjust the price or something. Anyway GOOG earnings should help the stock rise. The Dow drop of -$366 pts is termporary and I definitely expect Monday or Tuesday next week to have a pop and push the market higher after this big pull back.
Stocks I’ve been keeping a close eye on are FXI, GOOG, AAPL, NUE, SHLD, RIG
FXI is due for a correction with the asian markets. Just recently it has fell 18 pts within a week. If it breaks its major trend I might buy a crap load of Puts on it. AAPL’s earnings are OCT 24th and I might play Puts on it because historically Apple during earnings falls every time.
With NUE steel is starting a strong uptrend helped by X. SHLD is just very volatile and I’m looking for entry points since it is going sideways now. Lastly RIG had a peg of .41 does anyone know this? This stock has continually gone up its trend and if does at $112 it will start bouncing back up again to a higher price.
Last week was an excellent week. My art was together doing its thing. The day I told myself I would sell out my profit went up to + $20,000, but I was at a major disadvantage because I had no phone to call my broker nor internet to sell out. I finally did get to sell out of my Nov and Oct 07 670 call options both well over 100% ROI in less than 5 days market days. I told myself I’d sit back now before jumping into a new trade. I might take a tiny bit of my profits such as $500 to go through GOOG earnings on Oct 18, 2007. The past 2 years GOOG jumped around $30 if it reported good results so if it was another good year my options should sell out the day of earnings profitably.
My eyes are back on Apple Inc. (AAPL @ $167). I think it has finally maken up its mind to start “moving” again. It is definitely capitalizing in on the iPhone and its monopoly. I am seeing more and more iPhones in peoples hands and personally I want one too! I currently have a Nano iPod and enjoy it very much without any problems. Earnings should be stellar with Apple also taking over the computer market currently staking a 25% stake in the share of all computers sold. Apple is hot right now. I’d like to be options and see it go to $200 price target. This may happen at its next expo in January of 2008.
Lastly the only other company I’m interested in is Sears Holding Company (SHLD @ $142) the retail sales reports scared the stock some, but many factors are coming into play to force the stock up going into major retail selling season. Historically on charts it doesn’t move much after mid-November it looks so I don’t know how much a play SHLD will be, but I will watch it for a trade.
The lady I’ve been interested in is awesome, but I don’t think she is interested in me. Maybe the friend deal? Lame. I got to dance with her at Octoberfest here in Honolulu. I had a blast and wish I could do more with her. I did send her flowers and she loved them for sure. I guess only time will tell if I have a fighting chance at her heart.
As for my trailor park my new manager is doing a great job and I plan to buy some new trailers on the lots to rent out more. The second park is still waiting for appraisals and contracts to be done. I bought a residential lot near Austin, TX for $1000. Its right in a major new and upcoming community with tons of golf courses. If I do retire is that what retired people do? Play golf all the time?
After watching Michael Moore’s “Sicko” I think I’m going to also buy land in Canada, France, and Cuba since the healthcare seems to be great and Cuba buying up Peso’s could be a great investment long-term.
Recently I’ve just started a fasttrack college course for an upper level Human Resources class. HR is much harder then I expected. I thought it would be cake! I give HR people much more credit now having to understand all the laws, rules, and regulations on hiring and planning your workforce. Being an HR takes brains I do not have to spare.
For stocks AAPL @ $138 has just been waiting for something to make it move. The news of its 1 millionth iPhone sale is good news to my options which are now in the negative again since I did not sell them when God gave me the choice to up a couple grand. I’m going to stick to my guns about AAPL stock moving much higher. I have to admit the $10 g’s I put into the options can not lose since that money is needed for another mobile home park I’m interested in buying. AAPL currently has a strong upward trend and I count on it to move much higher into Oct if more, many more, iPhones are sold. It’s a hot product and with the price reduction it should sell much more because a new “i” trend product. I’d like to make $20 g’s on AAPL options move the initial $10 g’s out into my escrow for my down payment and use the profits to buy more options. Another stock moving right along which has 100% broken it’s downward trend is SWN. SWN @ $42 now is steadily moving up with new $80 oil highs. Historically both stocks AAPL and SWN and NTRI have moved up end of August into October.
Currently I’m in “C” school for my military rate. It’s awesome. I’d really like to live the college dorm life even in my 30’s. Good food, exercise, computers labs, and young beautiful women. It doesn’t get much better then this. I feel so relaxed and no stress bothering me except getting business deals completed and selling out of stocks profitably.
So far I was wrong about SWN options since I bought them way way too early in Aug and now in Sept they will expire when the stock is just started to move up the past 6 days.
My NYX options that end is Sept have no chance since the stock is so hated. NYX should be a powerhouse and maybe one day it will be trading very high, but for now it doesn’t move past the $80’s.
I’m keeping an eye on NTRI which has moved down to $48 and now strong up into the $55’s. RIG @ $105 is still in the .31 PEG. Unbelieveable if you ask me.
Apple Inc. (AAPL) just recently took a big pull back at $126. I’d load up on shares if I wasn’t broke! hahahaha. Seriosly! Okay I’m not actually broke, but I definitely feel like I’m spent out to the max. For anyone interested in getting a bargain AAPL at $126 currently is because Apple Inc. is a great company that will keep earning profits even if the financial markets have a melt down because of its trendy very wanted products. AAPL current growth trends are off the charts by out selling the entire PC industry with its sleek charming Mac computer sales. All those iPods are finally paying off because those customers are switching to Macs. The iPhone will just be another diamond ring paying off big once it picks up and it will. Apple’s advertising on Tv works. The iPhone is awesome. Apple Inc. keeps turning heads with every new and old product they created improving everything about it, and Apple fans are great influence of more products being sold with mega word of mouth.
Even though currently on a 1 and 5 day chart AAPL looks glim and very bullish I expect bullish up ticks tomorrow or Monday back to the $135. IF AAPL continues to fall with the market (since the market IS falling) then better for me when I will have some capital saved up to buy it when it does start moving up again. I thought AAPL’s flame was over, but with new affordable Mac’s and the creation of the iPhone we could have another 2-5 years of upward growth for AAPL stock. This year I predict it to go well over $200 a share with increasing market share in the phone market and computer market. That currently would be a +$74 profit per share or around a 7000% profit on any option you buy now good until 2009.
Well today I just went over 20,000 hits on my blog. Not much compared to most famous and more interesting blogs, but still remarkable. I’d like to make my blog over 100,000 hits within another year. I’m coming to the conclusion that I just need more blogable fun stuff so readers will come back.
As for my saturday morning date she was a no show text messaging me she would be too tired with no possible message of trying to go out to eat again =C so I guess I’m off to finding another lucky woman. You can not imagine how psyched out I was about getting this date. I was pretty bummed out so I almost slept the entire day. Positive thing is I got with my music partner and finished some songs we were working on. I’m hoping they will be good enough to perform once we get them down and shoot some video for backdrops.
Stocks have been high flyin. My instincts keep telling me these expensive stocks are going to fall hard during the summer, but for many stocks their PE and PEG are very close to their value. Some stocks Forward earnings are rediculous, but for most brand name stocks with great products they are priced right and should move higher. I feel we are going into antoher big uptrend market. If you look at most solid growth stocks all trends are gradually moving up and unless something chaotic happens in America the market should keep following up this year.
NTRI is still at a PEG of around .82 at $72. AAPL is only around 1.21 at $137.
It seems many traders are long on HOKU currently at $14. If HOKU doesn’t starting building its parts soon the stock might lose steam. If more contracts keep coming HOKU should realistically push over $20 which is why I’m long in my call options for JAN 08. I’m up $2000 on my $900 investment so I’m more then likely going to be selling my call options on the next jump, wait for it to fall some, then move back in again. Some other stocks to pay attention to is NSC @ $55 with 1 PEG and 15x P/E, PDE @ $39 with .39 PEG and 13x P/E, CAT @ $85 1.17 PEG and 14x P/E
Okay okay! Yes I know I have not blogged in probably 2 months. Bad on my part, but it didnt’ seem like anyone even reads my blog anyway. More of a gesture to myself when I do right and wrong. From my past underway trip a co-worker, who is now out of the military, found this stock HOKU at $4.25. The company is actually located only 20 minutes from the place I live now. My friend, I’ll call him PO, was telling me about contracts HOKU was going to receive later in the year, now. I didn’t think much of it. “Now” the contracts have been completed and are starting. This HOKU stock that was $4.25 then is now trading over $9. It is up 100%. I’m pretty proud of my friend. He bought it around $5 and was worried it was going to fall, but was psyched and sold it when it popped over $7. So I congradulated him on his successful trade. Only recently HOKU’s stock PEG and P/E has been shown with the new contracts reflecting in its new price movement. At $9 it still has a PEG score of .19 and PE of only 8 times earnings. All I can say is WOW! It’s market cap currently is only $158 million, but it is on a growth streak. Since it has 2 contracts now I would not be surprised to see more come with currently over $1 billion in work orders. What is even better is that it trades options so I can buy a leap option on it for under $1 still.
Mentally I’ve been in a dead zone, not knowing where to start, and every practice trading coming to a halt of problems. I definitely have not been on my game. I feel I’ve got now game. My trading has been getting weaker instead of getting stronger. I just can not figure out why I keep trading worse and worse. I start practice trades and dont’ finish them or find it agonizing to finish them because I’m so wrong. I mean how wrong can you get when there is only a 50% chance of being wrong. I was taught that it doesn’t matter if you are wrong or right what matters is knowing what happened so you can use it in your favor the next time you do that trade. I just don’t know exactly what I’m doing. I try trading stocksplits, spinoffs, earnings, annoucing products/shows, and world market moving news and some how I keep ending up on the losing side of the table.
There is also another point I want to make here that makes me sound 100% foolish trading my own plan for the market. I told myself last year when I lost tons of money to not trade after January and not until at least September. If you haven’t read any of my blog posts then I’ll inform you that I have been very actively trading when I told myself to stay out of the game to warm up and prepare myself after the summer. I find myself a foolish unprofessional mess.
I have made some mad money, but I’ve also lost some insane needed money to increase my wealth. I keep fucking up. It basically comes down to that. Now I wonder. I see a value growth stock such as HOKU and wonder is it the next TASR (TASER) which will run up and die or like an energy drink that gets a lot of buzz, a lot of publicity, and increases its market share and holds ground? Will it sky rocket and dive down during the summer or will continually move up and be a sufficient trade? Being only .19 and 8 times earnings I don’t see how I can go wrong, but it has moved up 100% in the past 2 months. I don’t want to get on the wrong side. Should I be playing Puts? It just doesn’t make any sense with such value.
It seems to me Fridays are always bearish or at least a great percentage. Every call option I’ve ever bought seems to drop on Friday. I believe I was even hinted from my mentor that Fridays stocks seem to fall after a week of traded on weakness and tiredness in the market place. I expected the market to continue falling after a small rally buying session after Feb 27’s predicted sell off. Fed Bernanke keeps trying to make investors stay optimistic about the economy’s neutral position and still solid fundamentals, but investors seem pretty gloomy. I’m gloomy, but today reading some old materials on the stock market I realized something significant which is that we are in “warnings season” when profits are lowered and companies warn about lower earnings. So I should be embracing this not being gloomy. I’m trading the wrong positions currently and that is probably why my portfolio is taking a beating. I’ve been very bad is the past 15 days I planned to pay off my car I instead traded all my money again.
“All aboard I’m all in” – for some reason I think like this and its getting to risky for my financial goals and health status.
I just recently purchased my first customized 6’6″ Classic 1970’s Fish surfboard. I’m going to have an awesome graphics design on the board with ironically my golden stock rules I keep forgetting or ignorning on the front so they are looking right at me while waiting for waves, and on the back I’m going to have a rising sun picture (like Japan’s rising sun flag) with the artwork called “rising sun” which is a male with wings stretched out taking off for hope on top of the rising sun image. Next to the male (possibly with a cartoonish image of my face) will be a mean bull on the left and a scared bear on the right. Under the drawing it will say “bull vs bear”.
This will be my stock market surfboard to remind me everytime I go surfing that I need to follow these rules to control the bulls and bears to be a master of the market. This might sound kind of nerdy and not very surfing imagery like, but surfing is a great time for quietness and memorization. The more I read those rules sitting out in the ocean the more I should live by them. I will post a picture of my board when its done.
Right now the market is shakey. This big sell off should spark a upwards rally, but we could be in for an extended decline. I think Apple Inc. in May starting to sell iPhone units will be a big help in pushing tech stocks like Apple higher, including Sony’s PS3 being a hot product with blue ray, Research and Motion’s phones, and Nintendo’s Wii performing and selling so well.
Speaking of “blue ray” this is definitely something to lookout for. I’m going to start researching companying manufacturing it and selling it because it will be the new HD picture formating tool of the future. Instead of DVD players you’ll start seeing Blue Ray players to show true HD picture which is now needed if you want to watch true HD movies/shows.