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Double Shot of the Shorts (by Ryan Mallory)

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lazy doorstopDouble shorts today in the Lazy Trades. I scoured the universe near and far, and just couldn't find any setups to my liking that provided a nice edge as a swing-trade. Therefore, I'm coming at you with a double dose of the short setups today .

By the way, if this is the market's definition of a bounce, it isn't a very good one, unless we rip hard into the close, which the prospects of is dimming fast. 

As a result, I've added HOLX as a short at $20.16 on a retest of the neckline of the head and shoulders pattern that was recently confirmed. 

Here's today's Lazy Trades to swing trade short

SHORT: Hologic (HOLX)

Hologic HOLX short on head and shoulders pattern

SHORT: Tiffany & CO (TIF)

Tiffany  Co TIF Short trade setup

Check out more of Ryan's Swing-Trading Strategies at

Designer Wanted

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This is a bit of a stretch, but I'm seeking a graphic/web designer for my SocialTrade site. I've long felt the site could use a fresh coat of paint, so to speak, and as easy as it would be to find designers on a place like CraigsList, I'd much rather see if any Slopers happen to be (or, more likely, know of………) good web designers that actually might have an actual interest in the concept too.

If you know anyone, please drop me a line. Thanks! (Gratuitous picture of cute artist shown below:)