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Wednesday, 12 December 2007
Flotek "Trading Transparency--update #2"

Just a quick update from this amateur investor.  I am still quite amateur at trading stocks rather than investing.  The market does not appear to be impressed with the liquidity added by the Fed and the bounce this morning after yesterday's plunge appears to be exactly that....a bounce.

Anyhow, I just sold the 200 shares of my Flotek (FTK) that I didn't sell earlier at $38.20 that were purchased earlier today at $39.55.  The trade didn't work out and with the market acting less than vigorous, and me with significant margin anyhow....well it all added up to a sell...and that's what I did.

If you have any comments, suggestions, encouragement, scorn, amusement, or reactions, please feel free to leave them on the blog or email me at bobsadviceforstocks@lycos.com.

Bob


Posted by bobsadviceforstocks at 2:52 PM CST | Post Comment | View Comments (2) | Permalink

Wednesday, 12 December 2007 - 7:50 PM CST

Name: "hap"
Home Page: http://hapmoorii.blogspot.com

I'm right there with you today, Bob.  I had my finger on the button for a 2% take on an overnight hold, and I decided to see if the stock would fill the gap and move higher.  Now, I'm sitting on a 2% loss.  Oh, well...live and learn.  I'm willing to absorb up to 10% on my position so it's not that big a deal.  It just would have been nice to get the 2% and pick back up lower.

 

How did you find Flotek?  Are you using the same momentum style approach to entering your short-term trades?     

Wednesday, 12 December 2007 - 9:57 PM CST

Name: "Robert Freedland"
Home Page: https://bobsadviceforstocks.tripod.com/bobsadviceforstoc

Hap,

Thanks for the encouragement.  Flotek is an old favorite of mine.  I have owned it in the past but it is really a little weak technically.  It was moving nicely higher today and I thought the rally might have legs...but it was a weak rally and there wasn't any follow through on this stock.  So I bailed, took my small loss, and went back to my steady approach for the moment.  Yes, I am using my same strategy with these trades.  So far, it hasn't been very successful.

Bob 

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