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    Default Does anybody else nibble at stocks?

    I generally dont buy many stocks for long term. I have done it but like today i bought CERU at .98 cents x 4000. It jumped up and i sold at $1.25 netting me about $1000 today. I have had pretty good success lokking in the morning at the "losers" in the market. NTFX i bought and sold twice for about $3500 profit in the last 30 days or so. AUPH also came up on the loser sheet and i grabbed about $500 gain. CLVS also was picked up at $13.42 and i have sat on it for over a month and i keep thinking of selling it at todays price of over $17

    so any nibblers out there. The last two months i have netted about $7000 while never having more than $25,000 in individual stocks.
    11.80% for 2012, 24.79% for 2013, -5.13% for 2014 , 4.94% for 2015 WTF?, -0.04% for 2016 , 13.09% for 2017======= 8.23% six year average


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    Default Re: Does anybody else nibble at stocks?

    So, about halfway through this year I sold my second home. Which freed up some money for me to play with. What it really did was pay off my home equity line of credit and left me with about $50k. So in late June I started to play around in the market with it, then bought an engagement ring, then played around some more, then bought a $23k harley davidson 2016 Road King, then played around some more. Here is my last five months. Now, before you go oooh and ahhh, I have to tell you that while my individual stock picks have been great, everything else has been shot to hell. My kids 529 plans are flat zero for the past 24 months, (actually I have added about $16k to them and they have not moved up at all in two years - so more shares but same value), my tsp is at about 1.5% for the year (like WTF) and my Vanguard mutual funds are showing me that for the first year I will be able to claim a negative on my tax returns. (Holy jeezaloo already)

    I really think I have to take another $50k out of mutual funds and invest them into stocks. Yesterday I bought TDW again and netted me $4100 as I sold it today. On the brighter side, I do get to pay 28% tax on my stock returns.
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    11.80% for 2012, 24.79% for 2013, -5.13% for 2014 , 4.94% for 2015 WTF?, -0.04% for 2016 , 13.09% for 2017======= 8.23% six year average

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    Default Re: Does anybody else nibble at stocks?

    Well, just sold another one. FNBC @ $8.00

    Three days with a $2500 gain.

    51.97% gain for the year on my stock picks. Still does not keep up with my TSP and Vanguard as I have way more money in those.

    Still, the $25k minus taxes does almost pay for that motorcycle.
    11.80% for 2012, 24.79% for 2013, -5.13% for 2014 , 4.94% for 2015 WTF?, -0.04% for 2016 , 13.09% for 2017======= 8.23% six year average

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    Default Re: Does anybody else nibble at stocks?

    I think I just screwed myself today. I broke one of my rules in buying a stock.

    Never chase a stock higher.

    I sold TDW at 2.35. Today I bought it back at $3.20.

    I assume tomorrow this puppy puppy drops like a stone in water.
    11.80% for 2012, 24.79% for 2013, -5.13% for 2014 , 4.94% for 2015 WTF?, -0.04% for 2016 , 13.09% for 2017======= 8.23% six year average

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