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Filter Exchange · BOLLINGER BAND TRADING STRATEGY
kmcninvest
msg #82544
11/6/2009 7:56:26 AM

FYI: just a heads up on STEC http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Law-Offices-of-Howard-G-Smith-bw-810792102.html?x=0&.v=1

Filter Exchange · 5% A WEEK FILTER (BASED ON TRO'S CROCK POT)
kmcninvest
msg #82480
11/5/2009 11:06:48 AM

ok, got it.

Filter Exchange · 5% A WEEK FILTER (BASED ON TRO'S CROCK POT)
kmcninvest
msg #82476
11/5/2009 10:37:29 AM

Kevin:

Your short filter is different from your long filter. You added the the 10% stop trigger but I don't know how you would know if it was triggered before the 5% was hit or after. I just reversed your long filter and had this list:

SOMX
NEPH
EDAP
CVM
BONU
RPTP
CHLN
INO

As of today all but INO hit 5%.

General Discussion · POLITICS GOES HERE
kmcninvest
msg #82372
11/3/2009 8:31:39 PM

IT'S NOT OBAMA'S DEFICIT, IT WAS BUSH'S,
It is both.

AGAIN YOU CONTINUE TO BE THE MINORITY THAT JUST DOESN'T GET IT.
I think he is in the majority that gets it.

Filter Exchange · 5% A WEEK FILTER (BASED ON TRO'S CROCK POT)
kmcninvest
msg #82161
10/30/2009 10:55:27 PM

Are you looking at the short 5% list also?

Filter Exchange · 5% A WEEK FILTER (BASED ON TRO'S CROCK POT)
kmcninvest
msg #82057
10/29/2009 6:13:44 PM

two notes to the above:

If you are going to short stocks under $5 you need a direct access broker.

Tro posted this and I think it very much applies to this strategy:

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"Look, for example, at this elegant little experiment. A rat was put in a T-shaped maze with a few morsels of food placed on either the far right or left side of the enclosure. The placement of the food is randomly determined, but the dice is rigged: over the long run, the food was placed on the left side sixty per cent of the time. How did the rat respond? It quickly realized that the left side was more rewarding. As a result, it always went to the left, which resulted in a sixty percent success rate. The rat didn't strive for perfection. It didn't search for a Unified Theory of the T-shaped maze, or try to decipher the disorder. Instead, it accepted the inherent uncertainty of the reward and learned to settle for the best possible alternative.

The experiment was then repeated with Yale undergraduates. Unlike the rat, their swollen brains stubbornly searched for the elusive pattern that determined the placement of the reward. They made predictions and then tried to learn from their prediction errors. The problem was that there was nothing to predict: the randomness was real. Because the students refused to settle for a 60 percent success rate, they ended up with a 52 percent success rate. Although most of the students were convinced they were making progress towards identifying the underlying algorithm, they were actually being outsmarted by a rat."

P64 HOW WE DECIDE

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Filter Exchange · 5% A WEEK FILTER (BASED ON TRO'S CROCK POT)
kmcninvest
msg #82055
10/29/2009 6:04:35 PM

Kevin:

Great job with the weighted score. One suggestion that I would make for those using this strategy is to play the shorts also. Run the scan for the shorts and longs at the end of each week. I count how many of the top 100 hit 5% in each list. Based on that I go with which way I will trade. At the end of last week the shorts had a 91% hit rate and the longs were 52%. So this week would have been a short week (out of town so I did not trade). As of yesterday 96% of shorts hit 5% and 31% of longs hit 5% (today would have changed that somewhat). I think I will use Kevin's weighted list to actually trade but create a short version (he mave already and I missed it). I will use the top 100 for both lists to monitor the market. I do not know how this would be back tested but I think it would definitely boost that stats that Kevin posted at the beginning of thread.

General Discussion · JOKES
kmcninvest
msg #81976
10/28/2009 6:45:29 PM

A police officer pulls a guy over for speeding and has the following exchange:

Officer: May I see your driver's license? Driver: I don't have one. I had it suspended when I got my 5th DUI.

Officer: May I see the owner's card for this vehicle? Driver: It's not my car. I stole it.

Officer: The car is stolen? Driver: That's right. But come to think of it, I think I saw the owner's card in the glove box when I was putting my gun in there.

Officer: There's a gun in the glove box? Driver: Yes sir. That's where I put it after I shot and killed the woman who owns this car and stuffed her in the trunk.

Officer: There's a BODY in the TRUNK?!?!? Driver: Yes, sir.

Hearing this, the officer immediately called his captain. The car was quickly surrounded by police, and the captain approached the driver to handle the tense situation:

Captain: Sir, can I see your license? Driver: Sure. Here it is. It was valid.

Captain: Who's car is this? Driver: It's mine, officer. Here's the owner's card. The driver owned the car.

Captain: Could you slowly open your glove box so I can see if there's a gun in it? Driver: Yes, sir, but there's no gun in it. Sure enough, there was nothing in the glove box.

Captain: Would you mind opening your trunk? I was told you said there's a body in it. Driver: No problem. Trunk is opened; no body.

Captain: I don't understand it. The officer who stopped you said you told him you didn't have a license, stole the car, had a gun in the glove box, and that there was a dead body in the trunk. Driver: Yeah, I'll bet the lying s.o.b. told you I was speeding, too.


Filter Exchange · Tails, ODRs & ROCdiv...OH MY !!!
kmcninvest
msg #81975
10/28/2009 6:37:09 PM

Very nice work. Thanks for sharing.

General Discussion · I think I'll have a Turkey Sandwich for Lunch ! EOM
kmcninvest
msg #80787
10/7/2009 2:26:37 PM

Great post! I had been waiting for someone to share my love of turkey, especially within a sandwich. Here aare some turkey facts that I have been hoping to share. Thanks again for starting the thread!

Turkey Facts
Ben Franklin, in a letter to his daughter, proposed the turkey as the official United States bird.
In 2007, the average American ate 17.5 pounds of turkey.
97% or Americans surveyed by the National Turkey Federation eat turkey at Thanksgiving.
Turkey consumption has increased 116% since 1970.
Since 1970, turkey production in the United States has increased nearly 300 percent.
In 2007, 271,685,000 turkeys were produced in the United States.
In 1970, 50 per cent of all turkey consumed was during the holidays, now just 29 per cent of all turkey consumed is during the holidays as more turkey is eaten year-round.
In 2006, Turkey was the # 4 protein choice for American consumers behind chicken, beef and pork
The average weight of a turkey purchased at Thanksgiving is 15 pounds.
The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large dog.
A 15 pound turkey usually has about 70 percent white meat and 30 percent dark meat.
The wild turkey is native to Northern Mexico and the Eastern United States.
The male turkey is called a tom.
The female turkey is called a hen.
The turkey was domesticated in Mexico and brought to Europe in the 16th century.
Wild turkeys can fly for short distances up to 55 miles per hour.
Wild turkeys can run 20 miles per hour.
Tom turkeys have beards. This is black, hairlike feathers on their breast. Hens sometimes have beards, too.
Turkeys’ heads change colors when they become excited.
Canadians consumed 138.6 million kg (Mkg) of turkey in the year 2005.
Six hundred seventy-five million pounds of turkey are eaten each Thanksgiving in the United States.
Turkeys can see movement almost a hundred yards away.
Turkeys lived almost ten million years ago.
Turkey feathers were used by Native Americans to stabilize arrows.
Baby turkeys are called poults and are tan and brown.
Turkey eggs are tan with brown specks and are larger than chicken eggs.
It takes 75-80 pounds of feed to raise a 30 pound tom turkey.
In 1920, U.S. turkey growers produced one turkey for every 29 persons in the
U.S. Today growers produce nearly one turkey for every person in the country..
The turkeys produced in 2007 together weighed 7.9 billion pounds and were valued at $3.7 billion.
United States turkey growers will produce an estimated 271 million turkeys in 2008.
Forty-five million turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving.
Twenty-two million turkeys are eaten each Christmas.
Nineteen million turkeys are eaten each Easter.
29% of turkeys consumed in the United States are consumed during the holidays.
Male turkeys gobble. Hens do not. They make a clicking noise.
Gobbling turkeys can be heard a mile away on a quiet day.
Minnesota, North Carolina, Arkansas, Virginia, Missouri and California are the leading producers of turkey in 2007. These states produced 175 million of the 271 million turkeys raised in 2007.
Illinois produced 2.8 million turkeys in 2007.
A 16 week old turkey is called a fryer. A five to seven month old turkey is called a young roaster and a yearling is a year old. Any turkey 15 months or older is called mature.
The ballroom dance the "turkey trot" was named for the short, jerky steps that turkeys take.
Turkeys don’t really have ears like ours, but they have very good hearing.
Turkeys can see in color.
A large group of turkeys is called a flock.
Turkeys do not see well at night.
A domesticated male turkey can reach a weight of 30 pounds within 18 weeks after hatching.
Turkeys are related to pheasants.
Commercially raised turkeys cannot fly.
Turkeys have heart attacks. The United States Air Force was doing test runs and breaking the sound barrier. Nearby turkeys dropped dead with heart attacks.
Wild turkeys spend the night in trees. They especially like oak trees.
Wild turkeys were almost wiped out in the early 1900's. Today there are wild turkeys in every state except Alaska.
Turkeys are believed to have been brought to Britain in 1526 by Yorkshireman William Strickland. He acquired six turkeys from American Indian traders and sold them for tuppence in Bristol.
Henry VIII was the first English King to enjoy turkey and Edward VII made turkey eating fashionable at Christmas.
In England, 200 years ago, turkeys were walked to market in herds. They wore booties to protect their feet. Turkeys were also walked to market in the United States.
For 87% of people in the UK, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a traditional roast turkey.
Turkey breeding has caused turkey breasts to grow so large that the turkeys fall over.
June is National Turkey Lover’s Month.
Since 1947, the National Turkey Federation has presented a live turkey and two dressed turkeys to the President. The President does not eat the live turkey. He "pardons" it and allows it to live out its days on a historical farm.
The five most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is as a sandwich, in stew, chili or soup, casseroles and as a burger.
Eating turkey does not cause you to feel sleepy after your Thanksgiving dinner. Carbohydrates in your Thanksgiving dinner are the likely cause of your sleepiness.
50 percent of U.S. consumers eat turkey at least once per week.
According to the 2002 census, there were 8,436 turkey farms in the United States.
Turkey is low in fat and high in protein.
Turkey has more protein than chicken or beef.
White meat has fewer calories and less fat than dark meat.
Turkeys will have 3,500 feathers at maturity.
Turkeys have been bred to have white feathers. White feathers have no spots under the skin when plucked.
Most turkey feathers are composted.
Turkey skins are tanned and used to make cowboy boots and belts.
The costume that "Big Bird" wears on Sesame Street is rumored to be made of turkey feathers.
Israelis eat the most turkeys.....28 pounds per person.
The caruncle is a red-pink fleshy growth on the head and upper neck of the turkey.
Turkeys have a long, red, fleshy area called a snood that grows from the forehead over the bill.
The fleshy growth under a turkey’s throat is called a wattle.
Turkey eggs hatch in 28 days.
The Native Americans hunted wild turkey for its sweet, juicy meat as early as 1000 A.D.
Turkey feathers were used to stabilize arrows and adorn ceremonial dress, and the spurs on the legs of wild tom turkeys were used as projectiles on arrowheads.
Number of places in the United States named after the holiday’s traditional main course. Turkey, Texas, was the most populous in 2005, with 492 residents; followed by Turkey Creek, Louisiana (357); and Turkey, North Carolina (269). There also are nine townships around the country named “Turkey,” three in Kansas


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