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As Sinatra Would Say “Come Fly with Me …” (by Leaf_West)

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LA_10 I posted some charts in my free Live Chat Room on Friday morning just after 11am eastern when I went long UAL.  It turned out to be my best trade of the day as I added and sold in almost text book fashion.  I thought I would elaborate on this trade as an educational lesson and look more at the sector in case there is more opportunity here.


Crisis Count

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Is this list complete?

  • + Earthquake of 9.0 in Japan;
  • + Subsequent tsunamai;
  • + Subsequent nuclear catastrophe;
  • + Longest war in U.S. history, Afghanistan, continues;
  • + New war in Libya;
  • + Al Qaeda;
  • + Hamas bombing of Israel;
  • + New 1000-square mile oil slick in Gulf of Mexico;
  • + United States buried in debt it cannot possibly ever pay back;
  • + Budget deficits as long as one can see;
  • + Persistent unemployment with honest UI rate in double digits

Well, at least the iPad 2 is out. That'll save us.