TRADING WITHOUT VISIBILITY (ARQL)

I was flying home from Florida this weekend and we started hitting some serious turbulence on the descent.   A woman in front of me popped open the window shade and was startled by the lack of visibility.  “How can we land in this?  You can’t see a thing!” she shrieked to her significant other (who looked too much like “The Situation” from … Read More

Nice Idea But Poor Execution

I was interested in shorting CLF this morning below 73. My price alert was triggered when CLF dropped 73. It traded down over the next few minutes to 72.50. I offered some stock at 72.88 thinking that CLF would quickly bounce back before downtrending for the day. CLF did pop up to 72.85 but never traded up to 88 cents … Read More

FRESH NEWS AND A LEVEL (VZ)

Not all levels are created equal.  As traders we must differentiate which levels are most important.  Less important levels require more checks for us to take positions.  Well fresh news just might be one of those checks. VZ had fresh news today.  From Forbes.com: Rumors have been circulating that a new Apple ( AAPL – news– people ) iPhone, equipped to operate through Verizon Communications’ ( VZ – news – people … Read More

SMB on CNBC HALFTIME REPORT

Jeff Tomasulo, senior trader at SMB Capital, appeared earlier today on CNBC’s Fast Money Halftime Report.

All “LEVELS” ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL

During a midday lecture with our new class we discussed the trade in BA above 73.40, “a level”.  One of our new traders reasoned, “BA got above the level so I bought.”  I stood up, paced to the front of the room, and started teaching.  We don’t just buy a stock because it is above a level.  Or do we? … Read More

SMB on StockTwitsTV

Steve appeared on StockTwitsTV to discuss the Market and the stocks in play for the day.