Trade – Mar 26, 2015

Trade – Mar 26, 2015

Uhhhhhh.  Sooooo sleepy!  I play hockey every Wednesday night in a local adult league.  This is mostly about hanging out with guys I have always played on teams with.  None of us have delusions that we can still somehow go pro with this.  Some people in the league…who knows.  Anyways, we had a playoff game last night that we lost.  No Biggie.  The problem is that the fucking game started at 11:30pm!  As a younger man, I was more than willing to stay up beyond midnight to do anything.  These days I don’t even want to be out drinking that late.  I’m in the back half of my thirties!  I’m all about daytime sports and drinking!  After playing that late I was wound up and couldn’t sleep til about 3am.  That probably explains my horrible...

No Trade – Mar 25, 2015

No Trade – Mar 25, 2015

Yesterday was a bit of a no-go for me.  I watched AAL mostly and missed a few safe entries.  I should have been able to take 20 cents per share on an up and down as the stock ranged quite nicely in the morning.  For some reason or another, I didn’t bite.  It could have been fear of losing the previous days profits.  Oh well!  I did notice that a few tickers wouldn’t show me level 2 quotes.  My broker battle with Questrade continues again.  I explained this issue in THIS POST in further detail.  The issue is exactly the same.  Their tech support says I am one of the lucky few who have this issue strike at random.  I did another live chat yesterday and had to put in a request to have my monthly data fee rebated.  Seems like a fair request, right?  A...

Trade – Mar 23, 2015

Trade – Mar 23, 2015

I am definitely looking to get back into a routine this week.  Last week I was infected with St.Patricks day festivities.  This weekend was a bachelor party in Niagara.  We started with a Brazilian style steakhouse – which is carved meat at your table.  I counted at least 5 types of animals that died for my taste buds.  Then came the booze.  Then came…well…hockey hair…   That pretty much explains my weekend.  I am still feeling the effects of it.  So, that is why todays trading was a “one and done” type of play.  I really didn’t want to stick around if I was able to grab a profit.  I really want to get into some chores around the house that were ignored over the weekend. IMGN and AAL were my main watches today.  Both...

Back in the Big Time – 1st DDoS Attack

Back in the Big Time – 1st DDoS Attack

Ah, the joys of having a blog.  It has been over 6 years since I had the first version of this website.  Blogging is fun but it comes with some serious pains in the ass!  The bigger and more viewed your site becomes, the bigger target you have on your back.  You know you’ve hit the big time (in the fantasy land of the interwebs) when one or all of the below happen to your site. Your site gets hacked You get super random legal sounding letters threatening to sue you You generate a ton of advertising revenue Now, in the previous iteration of this website, I generated about $100 a month in ad revenue.  Not big time, but I was pretty proud of myself.  I did used to get a ton of emails threatening me for one reason or another.  I had someone mad that I linked a...

St.Patricks Day – Steam Whistle Brewery

St.Patricks Day – Steam Whistle Brewery

Oh man.  Did I ever get Irish this weekend!  For the 2nd year in a row, I decided to celebrate this famous drinking even at Steam Whistle Brewery here in downtown Toronto.  We arrived before 1pm to get in right at the open.  These guys put on a good show!  There was plenty of food, live music and TONS of beer.  I ran into some friends I didn’t know were going.  I drank.  I met some new people.  I drank.  You know how it goes.  I was particularly proud of my special T-shirt.  Every year I try to find something creative to wear and every year I run out of time.  I shop online too late for anything to be delivered on time.  This year, I had my Lucky Charms t-shirt ready to go!  I bought the damn thing last year and waited this long to break it out.  I was...

Mar 11, 2015 – Questrade Broker Battle Continues

Mar 11, 2015 – Questrade Broker Battle Continues

I outlined a problem I suffered a while back with Level 2 on my broker platform in THIS POST.  It turns out, these issues have never quite left me.  I still get weird level 2 issues that will stick to a particular stock.  I can change tickers in the window and everything works fine, but that one stock won’t work for me.  Of course, it’s always something I am trying to trade.  Here is a look at what I saw today.  I try moving tickers around and the problem follows that ticker.   Today the charts seemed to be moving in real time though, so I was still going to take a chance on GERN.  It is a little scary though, because the last time the charts stopped moving at random.  I was feeling ballsy today and I felt like, of all the opportunities today, I...

Mar 9, 2015 – Network Upgrade

Mar 9, 2015 – Network Upgrade

Today wasn’t going to be a trading day.  Sunday started with some breakfast and drinks at my place and ended at one of my favourite local pubs.  The end result was a solid hangover to start the day.  I could have popped in on things for the end of day, but why ruin a perfectly good lazy day. Today was an eventful day for Apple.  They released info on the new Watch as well as a new MacBook.  Both look pretty cool, although I’m not likely to buy the Watch.  I just don’t have a need for one.  Who knows though, I did say the same thing about an iPad and now I can’t live without that. Speaking of Apple, I did get a new toy from them that went into my home network setup.  I grabbed a 2TB Time Capsule like this…   This device is not...