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From time to time, I mention a disease I have that doesn’t seem to affect most people. It’s called “Blogger’s Guilt”. I feel an insatiable need to create content and tools for you.
Most other sites – – and I could name them, but some of them are ostensibly my friends, so I won’t – – get away with maybe three posts a week and no tools at all. I, on the other hand:
- Generate about 100 posts a week;
- Have given you the greatest comments system in existence;
- Have built the best charting platform on the web
And yet still I drive myself to do more. Every day. Even weekends. Into the night.
Having offered up an ungodly number of incredible ideas lately, I feel I am entitled to giving myself a two hour break. So I will do that. Because, as you can see below, it’s been a busy day.
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I get very, very nervous when things are going too well. There are times when every day is good, one after the other, and I keep waiting for something Really Truly Awful to happen. I guess I believe too much in balance. Of course, if “balance” is really true, then the bulls are in for years of unending agony, with me leering the entire time, so I’m not sure I should fear balance as much as I do. Nature’s lessons deserve respect.
All the same, we need to take things one moment at a time without overthinking the future. And, as of this moment, I couldn’t ask for a better greeting.
It definitely is feeling like a stock picker’s market again, and that’s a very good feeling. I’ve been nicely profitable all day, in spite of the completely-for-no-reason countertrend rally. My short picks are defying the fake, phony, fraudulent bull market gasps.
One particular victory is Packaging Corporation of America, which has been getting firebombed the last two days. I’m holding my position.
Today’s biggest percentage winner from my short recommendations was Acuity Brands (AYI). I’ve gone ahead and covered this for a nice profit, but I wanted to celebrate another victory for SlopeCharts.
Precisely one month ago, I did a post suggesting shorting Tronox. Here’s the image of the suggested pathway made at the time:
A couple of weeks ago, I suggested shorting Tronox (TROX). Here’s the original post. Well, it’s down 20% in a very short amount of time. I’ve put an arrow at the spot where I suggested it. Not bad! And I think there’s still plenty to go.
It was only yesterday that I did this post suggesting shorting Big Lots. Satisfaction didn’t take long.
A Sloper asked me a few days ago if it bothered me to have to wake up so early (I got up at 4:45 this morning). After all, the markets open at 6:30 a.m. My response was basically – – are you kidding me? I love my time zone! I get to be totally by myself for a few hours – just me and my dogs – and then my official work day is done at 1 in the afternoon!
So, greetings from pitch-dark Palo Alto where I’ll toss off a quick post about this honey, which I’ve mentioned countless times here, particularly recently: (more…)
There’s just nothing else to say – – the Emerging Markets Bond fund just keeps performing……even though the rest of the market seems utterly and completely unable to fall and stay down more than seven or eight seconds.