1. ANR - Long Alert on January 1st
- Email link: http://p0.vresp.com/bbLwl1
- Alerted to buy at an average of .22. Alerted to cut losses at .13
- Total loss = 40.9%
Comments: Greed got the best of me. Was up over 40% at two points, but failed to exit.
2. WMT - Long Alert on January 13th
- Email link: http://p0.vresp.com/aAhSji
- Alerted to buy at .53. Alerted to sell at .53. Break even.
- Total gain/loss = 0% - Break Even
Comments: Reached just below my target price. WMT failed to break $70 and pulled back fast. Missed our exit around .80.
3. MAR - Long Alert on January 27th
- Email link: http://p0.vresp.com/j13OJ2
- Alerted to buy at .40. Alerted to sell at .65.
- Total gain = 62.5%
Comments: Was going to be a hold for a few days, only through this week as I mentioned in the email. But moved faster than expected which is good. Ended up being a day trade for a nice profit.
4. HNZ - Short Alert on January 28th
- Email link: http://p0.vresp.com/CGYErR
- Alerted to buy at .35. Alerted to cut losses at .15.
- Total loss = 57.1%
Comments: Short before the buyout news, didn't provide enough time. It ended up reaching my price target ahead of the buyout.
5. FDO - Short Alert on February 3rd
- Email link: http://p0.vresp.com/rzbHog
- Alerted to buy at .55. Alerted to cut losses at .30.
- Total loss = 45.5%
Comments: Didn't provide enough time again, like with the HNZ alert. FDO also ended up reaching my price target. Should have gone for March puts instead.
6. HAL - Long Alert on February 10th
- Email link: http://p0.vresp.com/EVqYRw
- Alerted to buy at .83. Alerted to sell half at 1.22 for a 47% gain. Alerted to sell the other half at 1.60 for a 92.8% gain. Overall gain was 69.9%
- Total gain = 69.9%
Comments: Played out as expected, alerted to sell early. The calls ended up going past 2.00.
7. DE - Short Alert on February 18th
- Email link: http://p0.vresp.com/C1RhLV
- Alerted to buy at .93 and to average down at .66. Average buy price of .80. Alerted to sell at 1.21.
- Total gain = 51.3%
Comments: Played out as expected, had a bad first entry though. But a nice profit in the end. This was a quick 2 day trade.
8. SPY - Short Alert on February 3rd
- Email link: http://p0.vresp.com/bSb9I6
- Alerted to buy April 147x puts at 2.15 and alerted to sell at 2.37.
- Total gain = 10.2%
Comments: Timing was a bit early, but nailed the reversal. S&P topped out at 1530. This was mainly a hedge to any longs we were in. Came out with a small profit.
9. FB - Short Alert on February 23rd
- Email link: http://p0.vresp.com/OquvKc
- Alerted to buy March 27x puts at .74 and alerted to sell at .95
- Total gain = 28.4%
Comments: Alerted to sell ahead of my price target because of Bernanke's speech. Could have shifted the markets, so decided to get out with a smaller gain instead.
10. BMY - Long Alert on March 3rd
- Email link: http://p0.vresp.com/q4ZGHy
- Alerted to buy April 39x calls at .08 and alerted to sell half at .16 for a 100% gain and the other half at .19 for a 137.5% gain
- Total gain = 118.8% (average)
Comments: BMY was downgraded the morning I alerted so it gapped down and allowed us to get a great entry price. Had a real nice move back up. Original $40 target is still achievable IMO.
11. RSG - Long Alert on March 5th
- Email link: http://p0.vresp.com/Jfrnzg
- Alerted to buy April 30x calls at 1.55 and alerted to sell at 2.05
- Total gain = 32.3%
Comments: RSG pulled back a little after my alert, the calls fell to around 1.30. Could have gotten a better entry, but overall was a good play. RSG was upgraded today which gave it a push above $32.
12. PEP - Long Alert on February 28th
- Email link: http://p0.vresp.com/awKncs
- Alerted to buy April 80x calls at .10 and average down at .06 for a total average of .08. Alerted to sell at .48
- Total gain = 500%
Comments: PEP volatility spiked on rumors/news and we were able to get a large gain on these calls
13. P - Long Alert on March 14th
- Email link: http://p0.vresp.com/MmpgxT
- Alerted to buy April 15x calls at .50 and average down at .20 for a total average of .35. Alerted to sell at .10
- Total loss = 66.7%
Comments: Alerted P right before a market pull back, bad timing.
14. AIG - Long Alert on March 31st
- Email link: http://p0.vresp.com/NhPj5j
- Alerted to buy May 40x calls at 1.00. Alerted to sell at 1.32
- Total gain = +32%
Comments: Alerted to sell these too early, AIG is still going higher.
15. BBBY - Long Alert on April 21st
- Email link: http://p0.vresp.com/LV9C9w
- Alerted to buy May 67.50x calls at 1.24. Alerted to sell at 2.15
- Total gain = +73.9%
Comments: Played out perfectly, although the entry could have been a bit better.
16. STZ - Long Alert on April 30th
- Email link: http://p0.vresp.com/7WrS9L
- Alerted to buy May 50x calls at 80. Alerted to sell at 1.00
- Total gain = +25%
Comments: Was looking for more upside, but was moving too slow. Had to take profits.
17. LVS - Long Alert on May 12th
- Email link: http://p0.vresp.com/dGH6t9
- Alerted to buy June 60x calls at 1.20. Alerted to sell at 1.93
- Total gain = +60.8%
Comments: Moved much quicker than expected and decided to take profits before it reached my target.
2013 gains (in progress)
Total percentage gain = 854.9%
Average percentage gain = 50.3%
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Last edited by Stock_Bull; 4 Weeks Ago at 06:51 PM.
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But Stock_Bull that math ain`t right though
Let`s say one had $1000 to invest in these trades.
It would have been $1000 - 40.9% = $591
Then $591 + 0% = still $591
and $591 + 62.5% = $960.375
So you`d be down $39.63 or -3.96%.
If you are down 40%, you need a little over 66% to get back even.
No because you shouldn't be going all in on each trade. That's bad money management. If you have only $1,000 to trade with you shouldn't be putting in more than $200-$300 in each. You can't go all in on each trade because you will always lose in the end.
Let's say you split the $1k between all 3, that would be $333 for each.
You'd lose $136 on ANR
WMT would be even
You'd make $208 on MAR
Your account would now be worth $1,072 ... which is a 7.2% gain between all 3.
Whether your account size is $1,000 or $1,000,000 you're not going to invest all of the money in one trade. And if you do, then you're doing it wrong.
Updated the thread. Total % gain went up to 40.2%, but average % gain fell to 5.7%.