Stocks are bought on expectations, not facts.


"Why do you build me up, buttercup baby, 
Just to let me down and mess me around?" 

I dedicate this song to the so-called  jockey of WPI who built it up then let it down. So, what did he do? I didn't follow WPI intraday but I did hear some stuff about it. So, I'm reviewing the time and sales information to match what little info I have. I think he bought WPI from .65 to .68. I remember being amazed when I found out he was able to "secretly" sell all that he bought at .71 to .73. I said "secretly" because I didn't notice that he sold all already. I think he didn't sell it down. Instead, he just posted his selling and people just bought him up. When it failed to bounce back as expected, he sold down his core shares starting from .66 to .64. In a nutshell, its freakin' amazing how he was able to make a market for WPI for his portfolio size and come out of it alive. A true master at work. Hands down! :)) 

Today was definitely a basura day. Can you just imagine me skipping happily in a pile of basura, if you wanna take it literally? =)) My favorite today was BKD. I was buying it from 1.21 to 1.32. I was able to escape with some profit as I sold at 1.43 and 1.32. I'm finding it interesting figuring out which basura will fly next. I actually still have a position on EVER. I have my fingers crossed. I bought this just last Friday then bought more yesterday and today. BHI was the one that got away. 

Domino Effect

There wasn't much excitement during the first few minutes of trading. LC lang ata ung kumikinang sa mga mata ko nung una. But the thing is, LC gapped up again today and I was very hesitant to try to squeeze whatever money I could. I tried several times last week. The first time, I escaped with a little profit then the second and last try, with a small loss. Knowing LC has been going up for three days now, no way in hell would I re-enter at current levels. I thought it was gonna be a boring day. There isn't much excitement when Dow is up, don't you think? For someone with barely any position, it's very boring when prices gap up. But today was a little bit more special. Someone turned the light switch on and the PWR came on. ;) 

Paris Hilton? Haha! I've been hearing noise about her visit here two Fridays ago. A friend of mine bought PWR last August 5 in anticipation of a surge based on such news. Apparently, he bought too early and just when he thought the news was discounted already and there won't be any play anymore, PWR surges today. Anyway, he was still able to day trade it so, congrats! :)) 

Play. These days, traders are always on the lookout for what the next play is. The play in PWR woke some idle money up and I noticed they hit ZHI next. ZHI was lazily trading within a narrow range from 1.04 to 1.06 after reaching a high of 1.08 by the open. ZHI hit a 1.09 in this run but fell again by the close. I think we could use some comedy so let me tell you what I did with ZHI today. I bought near the open at 1.06. I was already so itchy to sell it down to 1.05 when I saw that it wasn't the time yet. But I decided to hold onto it first and see how it pans out. When the bids were toughening up and PWR started soaring, I kind of knew ZHI was next. I was right. It went to 1.09 but did I sell? Noooooo. I sold at 1.05. Then bought back again at 1.05. ZHI closed at 1.04. What the hell was I thinking?? Hahaha! I really like the intraday chart. I should have thought this would require a little more time since it definitely has no momentum yet and is still moving sideways. Duh, Christinuuuh! Hahaha! Umm, hanggang 1.04 nalang ako. Promise! :)) 

Today was like a domino effect. First was PWR, then ZHI, then all of a sudden, basura was flying everywhere! MRC, WPI, WIN, ARA...

The Trade that Saved Me

Whoo! That was one hell of a week. All my positions were stopped out except for LCB. My portfolio suffered a massive decline as I was heavy in AT,GERI and SECB. :( Moving on..

Thanks to Lolo, I made all those lost profits back. Seeing that LCB was holding strong during the bloodbath, I bought more with conviction. Let's see if this trade continues next week. :)

I was also very thankful to a tweet by DarvasTrader
"But remember that you don't need to sell everything as soon as a Downtrend begins. Stick to your stops. Some leaders WILL hold up. $$"


Roller Coaster Stock of the Day

And this award goes to.... 

Boulevard Holdings, Inc.

Just the other day, an office mate of mine asked if I was the one who bought "Boulevard of Dreams". I said, no, baka maging Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Well, I believe the dreams are being fixed now. :P Anyway, the daily chart of BHI looks like a weaker ZHI. BHI was consolidating within a narrow range between .192 and .206. When I saw that it even gapped up today, I decided to buy a little. Experimental shares. I started buying at .202. When somebody followed and even ate up the next fluct, I decided to try again. I bought another batch at .204, .205, .206 then .21! It consolidated around .21 then booooom! .22! Then booooooom! .20. =)) I think this stock is also vying for "Heart Attack Stock" on top of being my Roller Coaster Stock of the Day.