Fantasy Football - Footballguys Forums

Recommended Posts

4 minutes ago, Don't Noonan said:

Enough with this oil crap, how is mgt doing today?  Up in a down market!  Going to $20 soon?

I've just piled too much into oil the last 2 days to pay attention to MGT, sorry.

FWIW, I'm very long oil right now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's not the length of your oil that matters.  It's what you do with it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Google on Thursday had a fresh US patent for a sticky coating that could be applied to self-driving cars so pedestrians stick instead of bouncing off when hit.

The patent describes a layer of adhesive on a car's hood, front bumper and possibly front side panels sealed with a coating that, when broken, would bare a gluey surface akin to fly paper modified to catch humans.

"Upon impact with a pedestrian, the coating is broken exposing the adhesive layer," read patent paperwork dated May 17 and listing the applicant as Google.

"The adhesive bonds the pedestrian to the vehicle so that the pedestrian remains with the vehicle until it stops, and is not thrown from the vehicle, thereby preventing a secondary impact between the pedestrian and the road surface or other object."

Google reasoned in the patent application that pedestrians hit by cars typically suffer further injury by being knocked or hurled to the pavement or other objects.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I got just one of you to pull the trigger on oil today, I'm happy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, fantasycurse42 said:

If I got just one of you to pull the trigger on oil today, I'm happy.

I bought PGH, BCEI and STO today. Not due to you though. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, Eminence said:

Wanted to get in on some CLRB but I think I was too late to the party.

Dude, where do you find these penny stocks?  Fine throwing less than 1% of your portfolio at gambles like this but you are doing this wrong if these are all you play.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Don't Noonan said:

Dude, where do you find these penny stocks?  Fine throwing less than 1% of your portfolio at gambles like this but you are doing this wrong if these are all you play.

I just look at whatever Fidelity's top buys of the day are. I chase volume, I'm not investing much money.

 

Had a chance to buy in at 126% but waffled. It's up 188% now. I know there's gonna be regression when everyone sells for profit but I probably would have dumped in after hours anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Eminence said:

I just look at whatever Fidelity's top buys of the day are. I chase volume, I'm not investing much money.

 

Had a chance to buy in at 126% but waffled. It's up 188% now. I know there's gonna be regression when everyone sells for profit but I probably would have dumped in after hours anyway.

Ok fair enough.  Up 246% now

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Don't Noonan said:

Ok fair enough.  Up 246% now

Son of a #####. Could have doubled my investment in like an hour.

 

I mean, there's always the next pump and dump but I literally had my buy order filled out...  just didn't press enter.

 

I'm gonna go smoke some weed...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone with insights into Prudential (PRU)? I like large cap dividend stocks and it is trading at a P/E of 7. What am I missing?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On May 18, 2016 at 10:29 AM, John Bender said:

So Charter can buy Time Warner but Office Depot and Staples merger is a problem?

The government is so corrupt is becoming hysterical.  Very poisonous to start going down this path, especially after blocking the PFE and AGN merger as well for tax purposes.  Sidenote, MGT was halted 3 times in the first 90 minutes of trading the other day.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Might want to be careful with the oil plays Monday. French refineries slowing down and fires in Canada are under control, Syncrude opening back up production. 

Think we're going to be range bound for a little while which represents risks to most of the leveraged oil ETFs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/21/2016 at 8:35 PM, pecorino said:

Anyone with insights into Prudential (PRU)? I like large cap dividend stocks and it is trading at a P/E of 7. What am I missing?

In a specific sense I don't follow this one.  In a general sense a flat yield curve kills insurance companies - they've been hurting lately as a group..  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On May 20, 2016 at 0:31 PM, Eminence said:

I just look at whatever Fidelity's top buys of the day are. I chase volume, I'm not investing much money.

 

Had a chance to buy in at 126% but waffled. It's up 188% now. I know there's gonna be regression when everyone sells for profit but I probably would have dumped in after hours anyway.

I made a killing in CPXX the same way.  It went up over 400% in one day.  I bought around 7.75 and sold at 12.  It's almost 17 now.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thoughts on Netflix going forward?

They are popping today due to a deal with Disney to stream their movies starting in September. I can get out now at about breakeven but honestly, I can go either way on where the stock is heading. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/22/2016 at 7:28 AM, fantasycurse42 said:

Might want to be careful with the oil plays Monday. French refineries slowing down and fires in Canada are under control, Syncrude opening back up production. 

Think we're going to be range bound for a little while which represents risks to most of the leveraged oil ETFs.

Even on the dips, we're holding nicely from getting too crushed.  Still holding the volatile stuff and haven't had to chew on a rock yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tough to pinpoint the specific driver here for crude and energy more broadly.  Seems like distillate leading the way, which is usually a positive.  Europe is better bid and expectations are for some decent draws in the stats tomorrow. General theme to buy the dip in energy continues with spread strength marching on.  We''ll see if the market looks to retest the highs. Prompt vol is down small though.

Edited by fantasycurse42

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IRBT has done real well for me over time and even more so recently. I was worried when they sold their military/security business and thought about selling but their consumer business is just booming. Glad I didn't sell. Second best return in my portfolio from strike (only behind BAC when I bought at near bottom of it's pricing) but I suspect actually the best annualized.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Expect some bullish API data in 10 minutes, I'd recommend getting on board for a quick profit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, fantasycurse42 said:

Expect some bullish API data in 10 minutes, I'd recommend getting on board for a quick profit.

:thumbup:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, John Bender said:

Go AAPL Go

Up 10% since the BRK stake announcement. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Could be its own thread but probably not worthy: I'd greatly appreciate suggestions in filling out my positions in dividend stocks. Time horizon is twenty years. Roth IRA so I don't need to worry about paying taxes on gains or dividends. So far I've populated it with my favorite stocks but I know I'm light or devoid of several sectors, and probably too tech-heavy. In the next year, what three dividend paying stocks would best round out these current holdings: AAPL, MSFT, PFE, PRU, QCOM, XOM, FUJHY (Fuji Heavy which makes Subaru). Thanks in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can look tomorrow but FWIW, your current holdings look great to me. Nice job picking those. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, John Bender said:

I can look tomorrow but FWIW, your current holdings look great to me. Nice job picking those. 

Thanks, I appreciate it. Maybe it's helpful also to know what I've considered but not bought for various reasons, usually price: CAT, KMB, MCD, DOW, DIS. Very close to pulling the trigger on DOW at 50 but I missed it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, pecorino said:

Could be its own thread but probably not worthy: I'd greatly appreciate suggestions in filling out my positions in dividend stocks. Time horizon is twenty years. Roth IRA so I don't need to worry about paying taxes on gains or dividends. So far I've populated it with my favorite stocks but I know I'm light or devoid of several sectors, and probably too tech-heavy. In the next year, what three dividend paying stocks would best round out these current holdings: AAPL, MSFT, PFE, PRU, QCOM, XOM, FUJHY (Fuji Heavy which makes Subaru). Thanks in advance.

Yeah, lot of tech in there but good companies.  I think any of MO, MCD, GD, GM, PG, could make sense.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, pecorino said:

Thanks, I appreciate it. Maybe it's helpful also to know what I've considered but not bought for various reasons, usually price: CAT, KMB, MCD, DOW, DIS. Very close to pulling the trigger on DOW at 50 but I missed it.

I wouldn't be scared of CAT.  CAT is going nowhere.  I'm long in it and have been for some time.

That said, this might not be the right strike price to get in on it.  Again - will take a look tomorrow (and there's others here about 100x smarter than me, but I think you did a great job of picking the right spots).  Love the XOM play

Edited by John Bender
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/24/2016 at 11:21 AM, eoMMan said:

Thoughts on Netflix going forward?

They are popping today due to a deal with Disney to stream their movies starting in September. I can get out now at about breakeven but honestly, I can go either way on where the stock is heading. 

Up almost 5% in premarket due to Apple's supposed interest in media...I'm out today at around $105.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/13/2016 at 1:19 PM, St. Louis Bob said:

Short 1000 VRX at $25.73

Mother####er.  Was walking the other day and noticed I could cash this for a small profit.  Was almost home and didn't feel like ####### with it on my phone.  15 minutes later it moved over $1.00 and I was back in the red.  Now because they turned down a couple of offers to be acquired, it goes crazy. Personally I think they turned the offers down because their books are so cooked.  Will cover today and look to short again soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/24/2016 at 10:21 AM, eoMMan said:

Thoughts on Netflix going forward?

They are popping today due to a deal with Disney to stream their movies starting in September. I can get out now at about breakeven but honestly, I can go either way on where the stock is heading. 

Could cash a nice profit but like them long term.  Holding personally.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I might finally stop being stubborn here and take some AAPL and FBOOK profits today myself and leave the rest in there for the long run.

I'm in APPL for 161 @ $94.14 and after the dip last week feels pretty good to have made almost 6%.

FB for 119 @ $101.15 - up 18.03% on my investment.  This one feels safer right now or with a better chance of a big long term higher upside to me.

 

Staying in oil with averages of $10.64 and $31.31 in UCO and UWTI respectively (along with my solid stuff, XOM, KMI and SLB).  
I'm not really scared any more of losing my shirt.  Feels like we've done a great job these past 1 or 2 months of holding and establishing a new normal range and it's not what we went through in February.  I like we're I'm at in all oil.

 

Also - happy long weekend to the usuals in here and thanks for any advice or just general spitballing over the last year we've done.  Cheers.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
39 minutes ago, St. Louis Bob said:

Mother####er.  Was walking the other day and noticed I could cash this for a small profit.  Was almost home and didn't feel like ####### with it on my phone.  15 minutes later it moved over $1.00 and I was back in the red.  Now because they turned down a couple of offers to be acquired, it goes crazy. Personally I think they turned the offers down because their books are so cooked.  Will cover today and look to short again soon.

Out at $28.00 for a loss $2270.00

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whether the market a short covering rally or a breakout to new highs, it is an impressive run. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stupid question here, but I have these fractional shares of various stocks that I own. First, how did I get them? From dividends or something? And secondly, how do I get rid of them? I recently sold my stake in COP, but it wouldn't let me sell the .660 share of it that I had somehow accumulated. So the value of that is just tied up forever and I can't ever get paid for it or what? It's not a lot of money obviously, but it's annoying more than anything else.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
41 minutes ago, BeTheMatch said:

Stupid question here, but I have these fractional shares of various stocks that I own. First, how did I get them? From dividends or something? And secondly, how do I get rid of them? I recently sold my stake in COP, but it wouldn't let me sell the .660 share of it that I had somehow accumulated. So the value of that is just tied up forever and I can't ever get paid for it or what? It's not a lot of money obviously, but it's annoying more than anything else.

Do you have an automatic dividend reinvestment option turned on?  I'll bet that's where it comes from.  As far as getting rid I'm surprised they wouldn't sell them for you.  I'd give your broker a call and ask.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Sand said:

Do you have an automatic dividend reinvestment option turned on?  I'll bet that's where it comes from.  As far as getting rid I'm surprised they wouldn't sell them for you.  I'd give your broker a call and ask.

Yes, I do. When I went to sell them, I tried to put in the fractional share as well, and it wouldn't allow it. I go through USAA. Not exactly their specialty. And to sell it now, if I could, would cost me as much in fees as the fractional share is worth.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So what would happen to that dividend if I didn't have it turned on to reinvest? Would it just go to cash within my account?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, BeTheMatch said:

So what would happen to that dividend if I didn't have it turned on to reinvest? Would it just go to cash within my account?

Yes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/27/2016 at 5:41 PM, BeTheMatch said:

Yes, I do. When I went to sell them, I tried to put in the fractional share as well, and it wouldn't allow it. I go through USAA. Not exactly their specialty. And to sell it now, if I could, would cost me as much in fees as the fractional share is worth.

 

I can tell you that Fidelity just has a "sell all shares" option and it dumps out the fractions at that time as well.  Surprised all sites don't, since with DRIP being such a popular choice, you will all end up with a ton of fractional shares out there and who wants that?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/29/2016 at 8:38 AM, The Big Guy said:

 

I can tell you that Fidelity just has a "sell all shares" option and it dumps out the fractions at that time as well.  Surprised all sites don't, since with DRIP being such a popular choice, you will all end up with a ton of fractional shares out there and who wants that?

Now it looks like the fractional share is gone too. So I don't know how that worked, or if I got paid for it or what. Didn't disappear until a day or two after the original sale.

ETA:  Looks like they called it a withdrawal in lieu of. Did it automatically for me. So I did get the cash for it.

Edited by BeTheMatch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thoughts on any of the bank stocks...been staring down Wells Fargo for some time now. 

Also thinking about cashing out my gains on Amazon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On May 22, 2016 at 4:02 PM, dschuler said:

I made a killing in CPXX the same way.  It went up over 400% in one day.  I bought around 7.75 and sold at 12.  It's almost 17 now.  

If I would have held on to this for another couple of weeks it would have changed my life.  It was painful seeing this hit $30 today.  I'm down about 15% since selling it too, which makes the sting even worse.  Still made a gain, but this would have been a game changer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got some good sources who believe that OPEC will actually announce an output ceiling tomorrow, it isn't just posturing for CNBC - I'd recommend a small gamble on UCO for some of you looking to roll the dice. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/17/2016 at 10:47 AM, General Malaise said:

Jesus, I thought you got snipped a decade ago.  Sending some cobalt to you now.


Also, penny stock alert!

 

Up 18% today. :coffee:

Cobalt prices creeping higher.  This one remains one of the only cobalt plays out there for equity exposure.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, General Malaise said:

Up 18% today. :coffee:

Cobalt prices creeping higher.  This one remains one of the only cobalt plays out there for equity exposure.  

38%.  Penny stock madness!!!!!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎6‎/‎1‎/‎2016 at 8:34 AM, fantasycurse42 said:

I've got some good sources who believe that OPEC will actually announce an output ceiling tomorrow, it isn't just posturing for CNBC - I'd recommend a small gamble on UCO for some of you looking to roll the dice. 

Welp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Bob Sacamano said:

Welp

Meh, can't nail everything... Regardless, oil still meandering higher after a bullish DOE report.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.