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    2014 January

    Another year huh?

    Anyhoo - I'm kind of back in the game. My main swing trading account is up 9% for the year, so that's not a bad way to start. Fwiw - that's with money management, so no stock has been bought that represented more than 10% of the account (in actuality, I think 7% has been the limit so far this year). Currently, in that one, I have AAPL, ARWR, AUDC, BCRX, CPST, CTIC, ENVI, FB, FRP, HA, MEA, MERU, MHR, SPCB, and ZNGA. All are green except AUDC, where I'm down $6 at the moment. I give it one more day, then I'll cut my losses short.

    My buddy got me interested in PHOT (now by interested, I mean where I'm not purely swing trading/TA ing it). These days, I normally run my scanner, pare down the list after a few minutes based on TA, then take some positions (of course after monitoring what I have). Thus, I don't plan on "holding" any of them, nor do I bother to look at what the names of the companies are. Anyway, I got in on that one in another account cause of the commissions tier. I've cashed out 2/5 already, but holding the rest for the moment. It came down hard as expected, but I'm still well into the green. Anyway - ends up its in one of the accounts I hold things longer like SIRI (which is held mainly for no reason other than sick brotherhood - unless it turns down), S, and a short on FAZ.

    That's my current story.

    Ouch, I'm down $6.80 on AUDC, I may not wait until tomorrow...

    Anyone out there trading anything but SIRI? Any swing traders out there?
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    Sold 1/2 CPST, (in 1.38, out 1.55) 12.3% gain, held 7 days*
    Sold 1/2 BCRX, (in 8.50, out 9.84) 15.7% gain, held 7 days*

    BCRX re-rallyed above $10, which is what I wanted to hold. Luckily, I only sold half, so still in the game, since it ran back to 10.06

    I'd post a chart like in the good ol' days, but I need better webspace. Maybe I should get a new account somewhere, my current host doesn't actually allow ssh/scp/rsync, so I hate using it.

    Maybe I'll write a little program to calc what these positions in my swing trade account are worth percentage wise.

    *includes weekends
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    Ok - So, it's monday. I also wrote my little script/program for this new little swing trading acct. Ah, yes, the "new" and the "little". I recently got hitched, so, this acct is actually the first joint account. It took quite a bit of negotiating to get this thing started. That said, I could only negotiate starting w/ $10k. If it grows enough, we will add more. Kind of a little challenge. So, what I did was, since it's a new broker, was I made a few trades before the year to see how it works. Then more or less officially started trading to start the thing rolling. Though, I started on Dec 30, not after the 1st. This is because those earlier trades to see how it worked brought the balance down, and I wanted an even $10K for the beginning of the year.

    Anyway, here's the results:
    AAPL 9.96 %*
    ARWR 38.74 %
    AUDC 0.79 %
    BCRX 24.24 %
    CPST 13.04 %
    CTIC 42.65 %
    ENVI 0.86 %
    FB 14.56 %*
    FRP 13.22 %
    HA 2.99 %
    MEA 23.98 %
    MERU 14.39 %
    MHR 2.10 %
    SPCB 27.59 %
    ZNGA 10.90 %*

    *These I had before Dec. 30. (you can also see why holding them is kind of a waste, I get no more oomph from holding them, than any other short term swing trade).

    Anyway, the rest were bought Dec30 to last friday.
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    As said - I don't dig on losses, I don't dig on drawdowns. Thats for other people to enjoy, so cutting losses short:
    Sold AUDC (in 7.64, out 7.62) -0.26% loss
    Sold ENVI (in 3.50, out 3.50) scratch
    Sold MHR (in 7.61, out 7.6001) -0.13% loss

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    Booking some profits - though, probably should book more:
    Sold 1/5 CTIC (in 2.04, out 2.92) 43.1% gain

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    Bought the following fwiw:
    BTN 5.075
    GTI 11.658
    JOEZ 1.24
    KUTV 3.1699

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    Currently, it looks like my new trades suck except for JOEZ
    I may have to close some out before the day is done.
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    Just booked profit on FRP:
    Sold FRP (in 10.97, out 12.41) 13.12% gain
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    Bought MDDD 1.65 at the close, this one looks risky, but it was really really tough to get a fill, so that says perhaps it may move.
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