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Kraven

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Re: What are you buying today?
« Reply #40 on: June 25, 2013, 03:53:33 AM »
If anyone is looking for a good theatre movie to watch..."This is The End" is very funny...raunchy, juvenile humor, with some great writing.  If you are looking for a good sci-fi film, watch "Looper"...excellent movie, wonderful acting!  Cheers!

I haven't watched "This is The End" yet, but I surely agree on "Looper": excellent movie, wonderful acting! :)

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I recently saw The Next 3 Days with Russell Crowe and enjoyed it immensely.  To my knowledge it didn't get any traction in the theaters when it was out and I had never heard of it until recently.  It's a cut above the regular suspense/thriller movie and it's somewhat more "realistic" in the sense that Crowe doesn't play some superman who all of a sudden goes from regular life to taking on bad guys single handedly. 
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Re: What are you buying today?
« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2013, 04:01:24 AM »
I recently saw The Next 3 Days with Russell Crowe and enjoyed it immensely.  To my knowledge it didn't get any traction in the theaters when it was out and I had never heard of it until recently.  It's a cut above the regular suspense/thriller movie and it's somewhat more "realistic" in the sense that Crowe doesn't play some superman who all of a sudden goes from regular life to taking on bad guys single handedly.

Yes! Another very good movie, though a remake of a german movie starring Diane Kruger. Haven't seen the original. No need to, because "The Next 3 Days" is just fine! :)

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Re: What are you buying today?
« Reply #42 on: June 25, 2013, 04:35:00 AM »
In the last couple of weeks we've been buying more cash and more index puts.  Not much upside if the market goes up. but our portfolio could actually increase in value if the market takes a dive because of the quality of our main holdings.  :)

I find myself in almost the same position of twacowfca. And I am doing nothing (except watching Wimbledon and listening to the new Kanye West’s album). :)

giofranchi

Pretty much the same here as well.  I've seen quite a few movies over the last two months...only the last week have I found something to start looking at again.  Also busy with getting the Offshore fund off the ground...will launch August 1st!  I would be watching Wimbledon as well, but my man Nadal went out in the 1st round.  Now I won't watch until the round of 16.


Steve Darcis sure did great against Nadal. :D We have our fair share of talent in Belgium, at least in tennis.

Great that your offshore fund is launching soon. When can we expect more details?

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Re: What are you buying today?
« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2013, 11:18:12 AM »
In the last couple of weeks we've been buying more cash and more index puts.  Not much upside if the market goes up. but our portfolio could actually increase in value if the market takes a dive because of the quality of our main holdings.  :)

I find myself in almost the same position of twacowfca. And I am doing nothing (except watching Wimbledon and listening to the new Kanye West’s album). :)

giofranchi

Pretty much the same here as well.  I've seen quite a few movies over the last two months...only the last week have I found something to start looking at again.  Also busy with getting the Offshore fund off the ground...will launch August 1st!  I would be watching Wimbledon as well, but my man Nadal went out in the 1st round.  Now I won't watch until the round of 16.


Steve Darcis sure did great against Nadal. :D We have our fair share of talent in Belgium, at least in tennis.

Great that your offshore fund is launching soon. When can we expect more details?

Next week or so.  Service providers are in place, general partner has been formed and our attorneys just finishing off the offering documents.  Only thing left to do is file everything and open the brokerage account with UBS.  Then we should be good to go in a couple of weeks.   Cheers!
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Re: What are you buying today?
« Reply #44 on: June 25, 2013, 11:51:17 AM »
Oke. Looking forward to it, keep us posted!

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Re: What are you buying today?
« Reply #45 on: June 25, 2013, 05:39:24 PM »
Research In Motion/BlackBerry

I'm also trying to generate more cash to put to the side in case a buying opportunity arises. My average cost on BB right now is $11.

Haven't found anything else outside of EXOR and Henderson Land Development companies (which I think people should look closer at, especially Henderson).

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Re: What are you buying today?
« Reply #46 on: June 25, 2013, 10:43:10 PM »
Unfortunately, I have not had any orders filled lately.

I've been trying to buy some more Awilco Drilling.

I've also been trying to buy a mini-conglomerate that has major operations in building products.

I've also been trying to buy a small medical products company.

I've also tried to get an internet/real estate company.

Every company other than Awilco is a Nano-cap.

No luck yet, but perhaps later this week...

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Re: What are you buying today?
« Reply #47 on: June 26, 2013, 09:30:19 AM »
I tried to by IPL.UN in the first flash crash in Canada I have seen after it dropped by 1/3rd. it looks like a algo triggered a cascade of stop loss orders as the selling came from many dealers. the TSX halted trading 10 min after opening and when it reopened almost all the drop reversed.

it may no longer be safe to use stop loss orders in Canada. And it demonstrates why banks should not be able to both own the exchanges and conduct algo trading. So now if a computer makes a mistake stocks are halted. instead of protecting computers the regulators should let value investors repair the mistakes of others by providing price discovery.

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Re: What are you buying today?
« Reply #48 on: June 26, 2013, 09:33:23 AM »
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it may no longer be safe to use stop loss orders in Canada.
It is never safe to use stop loss orders anywhere .. As a smart trader / investor you should be happy with flash crashes because they are an opportunity to get filled at ridiculous prices. Unless you use stop loss orders, in which case you will join the fools and crazy algo's instead of profiting from them.
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Re: What are you buying today?
« Reply #49 on: June 26, 2013, 10:04:56 AM »
The idea of stop loss orders is imo ridiculous to begin with: why would you want to sell when something just became cheaper?