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SPECIAL VIDEO! Jeffrey Lin goes to NYC for Largest Tweetup Ever! CNBC Fast Money & OptionMonster Tweetup Special

If you haven’t seen this already! YES it’s all over the web! (I would like to think hehe). It’s the special compilation video I made of my trip to the CNBC Fast Money & OptionMonster Largest Tweetup ever. I blogged about it when I got back but didn’t get to cut a video till a few weeks ago… Sorry forgot to post it here, but it was on http://FINZ.tv right away!

Anyway enjoy! And would looove to have a tweetup elsewhere so just hit me up on twitter!

Me on CNBC Fast Money Optionmonster Largest Tweetup Ever Live NYC

Yes, at the last second, I took down a plane ticket and flew out to NYC on Jetblue’s redeye flight on Thursday night, landing in NYC Friday morning 4:45am for the CNBC Fast Money Optionmonster Largest Tweetup EVER! Why is it the largest tweetup ever you ask? Since we only had about 10 people? Because it’s the first Tweetup synchronized with a global cable show (CNBC’s Fast Money) at 5:00pm Eastern on 3/6/09.

Met a ton of my “twitter” trader friends at tweetup, including @TraderAlamo (Vincent Bagnato- My partner for FINZ.tv), @CoffeyGrinds (Andrew Coffey), @OptionMonster (Jon Najarian) @BullishBeauty (Carolyn Lloyd-Ferguson), @Barrieabalard, @ShaneDrozdowski, @Ferrari321 (Kevin Cheng), @theTrading (Dave Johnson), and @Millionare007 (John), @Alf2126 (Amanda) whose step-dad @jaycoje (Jason) called from Vegas for her to come down to Time Square and get him a Po-Baby (mortgage crash formula) Tshirt.

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Lots more videos and tweetup stories as well as stuff from Invest Like a Monster conference on Saturday 3/7/09! so stay tuned here and on FINZ.tv!

Here’s the uncensored version of Largest Tweetup Ever video by @Coffeygrinds (Andrew Coffey)! Thanks Andrew! Love it!

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Street team covering the NYC Tea Party. couldn’t wait for Rick Santelli

Cut our first street interviews video for FINZ.tv this week!  Trying to branch out with various types of trading, markets, and economic related videos so here’s our first attempt at getting out there and taking the pulse of the public for some opinions away from the trading desk. Because as we all should know, opinions and emotions should be kept out of trading since the market is always right.  But alas, we are still people, with thoughts, and citizens of this great country and should/do care about the way our country is run.  I mean, we ARE a democracy, aren’t we? (though that definition seems to be fading by the day). So check out the video… Street Team: Coverage-Chicago Tea Party with Rick Santelli? How about a NYC Tea Party.

P.s. thanks to NYC Tea Party Kellen Guida (@parcbench on twitter) as well as interviews with rally attendees Elizabeth Yannone and Steven E. Eiselen.

Oh, and, spur of the moment, I decided to head out to NYC tonight! Taking the redeye out of Long Beach airport, getting to NYC friday morning so I could be at the CNBC Fast Money/Optionmonster Tweetup for the Friday broadcast of Fast Money at the NASDAQ market site in Times Square.  Please email me or message me on twitter if you’re free and in the NYC area!  I’ll be in NYC Friday till Sunday and would love to get together.

And if you have any questions for the Fast Money traders, or any ideas for videos we could do for FINZ, let me know too! Even if you can’t be there, we’ll try to get stuff across for ya!

Whew! Made it to 3rd week of FINZ.tv videos-Interviewing David Aferiat of Trade-Ideas.com at Macellera in Manhattan

After two crazy weeks, both in the markets and with me and Alamo trying to start up FINZ.tv, we’ve successfully kicked off the 3rd week of FINZ.tv! With ridiculous technology problems the first week when Vincent (@traderAlamo on twitter) tried to launch the show on his trip to Paris

then the cocky idea we could do 3 shows all last Sunday,

ETF in 60 UPDATE: Rewind the tape on SRS (ProShares Ultrashort Real Estate ETF) Trade

Multiplicity Ep.1: Whiffing Potash (POT) fertilizer for 10-mins, 30-mins, a whole day?

Trendlines Ep.1: Can China FXI (iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index) Hold the Line against Evil Nemesis FXP

we thought we’d slow it down and focus on making a clean, high quality video for the 3rd week.

Having done technical analysis shows for the first two weeks, we’re starting to branch out to different type of shows as was our original plan for a “network” for FINZ.tv. So here it is! The first interview held for FINZ.tv, with our guest David Aferiat (@tradeideas on twitter) of Trade-Ideas.com. Actually shot this last Sunday, February 22nd 2009, yes-the same Sunday we tried to put out 3 shows which we did, only 6 hours too late when all the traders on the East Coast were sleeping already. (for interview transcript and pictures, visit the episode page)

Please stop by FINZ.tv this week.  We filmed our first “special” this weekend out in the streets of New York and should have that video out Monday or Tuesday.  As always, we’ll continue putting out trading opportunity webisodes.  Did y’all see how dead on we were with our first few videos?  Not to mention our FINZ.tv POSSE Traders Journal doesn’t seem to have a miss trade yet!  Almost sounds cocky huh?  It’s not that. It’s more like…I’m amazed how professional and detailed our traders/bloggers are so even in this nuttiest of markets we still got a good handle on how to trade it.

Most importantly, we’ll be at the OptionMonster/Fast Money tweetup and event for Jon Najarian, Pete Najarian, and Guy Adami’s “Invest Like a Monster” seminar.  The tweetup is this Friday outside the NASDAQ market site in Times Square during the Fast Money broadcast at 5pm, so come out and join us if you can!  Contact Andrew Coffey (@coffeygrinds on Twitter) for tweetup info.  The seminar is Saturday.

Historic Day Bouncers

“Historic day” definitely refers to the global coordinated interest rate cut by the U.S., England, Europe, and China- the four most influential economies of our day.  I was joking on my Twitter feed how exciting it was that China joined the “Allied Forces.” Yeah, the rate cuts probably took the world a step back from the cliff of a worldwide deep recession, but the positive benefits of the cuts, if any, probably won’t be felt for months and months.  What mattered more for me today, and probably for those who monitor their investment accounts closely, it was just good to have a day where we weren’t in freefall.  Down 200 on the DOW is never a happy day, especially working off a DOW 9450 base rather than a DOW 13000.  Despite the last hour selloff, there was sustained buying for the later half of the day after the initial selloff.  That was encouraging. People weren’t just letting things free fall anymore.  A lot of stocks were actually up today- stocks that haven’t seen the (green) light of day for quite a while now.  Many of these have been blown back to levels of 2, 3, or more years ago where there was sustained buying interest, so maybe those acted as temporary support as well.

So, I grabbed a stock screen off of FinViz.com (the coolest free financial website) of the stocks that were up today.  These might indicate where some buying interest are, and where long term holders have felt the stocks have gotten back to prices where they’d buy them.  Also, a lot of these stocks were held by liquidating hedge funds and, at least for today, they’ve stopped liquidating.  Doesn’t mean they, or their copycat funds, won’t.  So there’ll likely be a lot of resistance (sellers selling into strength).  But after the bounce today and the sellers do their thing, if these levels can hold I’ll dip into a few of these.

About half the list the screen turned up were basic materials stocks (probably another interest rate cut = lower dollar = higher commodities).  A lot of the basic material stocks were the gold miners, f.y.i.

Screen: Market Cap Over $300mln, Relative Volume over 1.5x average

No. Ticker Company Sector Industry Country Market Cap P/E Price Change Volume
1 ABX Barrick Gold Corporation Basic Materials Gold Canada 31.13B 16.77 35.71 17.08% 29,922,500
2 AEM Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. Basic Materials Gold Canada 7.26B 63.14 50.51 12.97% 7,672,300
3 ANR Alpha Natural Resources Inc. Basic Materials Industrial Metals & Minerals USA 2.79B 24.01 39.62 10.79% 8,357,600
4 CAM Cameron International Corporation Basic Materials Oil & Gas Equipment & Services USA 6.21B 11.94 28.54 8.11% 11,076,900
5 AU AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. Basic Materials Gold South Africa 5.56B - 19.71 19.53% 3,736,000
6 AUY Yamana Gold, Inc. Basic Materials Gold Canada 5.25B 24.23 7.51 18.83% 34,883,100
7 CF CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Basic Materials Agricultural Chemicals USA 3.24B 4.91 57.31 11.52% 9,480,800
8 CNX CONSOL Energy Inc. Basic Materials Industrial Metals & Minerals USA 6.77B 38.49 36.95 11.26% 11,352,900
9 FCX Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Basic Materials Copper USA 16.36B 5.45 42.60 10.11% 33,631,000
10 GBN Great Basin Gold Ltd. Basic Materials Nonmetallic Mineral Mining Canada 340.85M - 1.61 11.03% 1,624,300
11 GFI Gold Fields Ltd. Basic Materials Gold South Africa 5.84B 10.16 8.94 32.05% 14,869,400
12 GG Goldcorp Inc. Basic Materials Gold Canada 22.10B 45.62 31.02 19.72% 30,307,500
13 GOLD Randgold Resources Ltd. Basic Materials Gold Channel Islands 3.17B 74.29 41.60 22.79% 2,454,100
14 HMY Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd. Basic Materials Gold South Africa 4.29B - 10.66 34.77% 8,845,900
15 HSVLY HIGHVELD STEEL ADR Basic Materials Industrial Metals & Minerals South Africa 1.19B 8.65 12.02 9.57% 35,700
16 KGC Kinross Gold Corp. Basic Materials Gold Canada 9.97B 31.76 16.20 18.94% 19,087,400
17 KWK Quicksilver Resources Inc. Basic Materials Independent Oil & Gas USA 1.95B 3.96 12.29 8.76% 6,945,500
18 LIHR Lihir Gold Ltd. Basic Materials Gold Papua New Guinea 34.77B - 18.30 10.17% 1,753,200
19 MON Monsanto Co. Basic Materials Agricultural Chemicals USA 44.79B 23.88 81.44 9.79% 27,036,900
20 NEM Newmont Mining Corp. Basic Materials Gold USA 16.95B 533.29 37.33 14.83% 16,291,200
21 POT Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. Basic Materials Agricultural Chemicals Canada 30.07B 15.60 98.60 13.52% 32,992,400
22 PXP Plains Exploration & Production Company Basic Materials Independent Oil & Gas USA 2.56B 5.24 23.75 9.45% 8,448,400
23 RGLD Royal Gold Inc. Basic Materials Gold USA 1.35B 59.30 39.73 16.00% 1,218,000
24 RRC Range Resources Corp. Basic Materials Independent Oil & Gas USA 4.75B 78.56 30.64 9.27% 8,418,600
25 SD SandRidge Energy, Inc. Basic Materials Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration USA 2.31B - 13.97 11.40% 10,866,200
26 SSRI Silver Standard Resources Inc. Basic Materials Silver Canada 835.66M - 13.33 10.53% 1,579,300
27 WLT Walter Industries Inc. Basic Materials Industrial Metals & Minerals USA 2.02B 16.63 36.26 10.62% 5,429,000
28 XCO EXCO Resources Inc. Basic Materials Independent Oil & Gas USA 1.74B - 8.26 7.97% 8,203,600
29 SYT Syngenta AG Basic Materials Agricultural Chemicals Switzerland 17.06B 12.17 36.02 7.14% 2,604,100
30 SPW SPX Corporation Consumer Goods Appliances USA 2.61B 7.57 48.13 7.72% 4,776,500
31 FBN Furniture Brands International Inc. Consumer Goods Home Furnishings & Fixtures USA 459.11M - 9.41 8.41% 1,899,900
32 GGP General Growth Properties Inc. Financial REIT – Retail USA 1.45B 21.60 5.40 20.00% 17,753,200
33 CBL CBL & Associates Properties Inc. Financial REIT – Retail USA 717.03M 22.06 10.81 19.84% 4,246,600
34 AOC Aon Corporation Financial Accident & Health Insurance USA 11.78B 20.10 42.42 8.27% 5,080,100
35 STT State Street Corp. Financial Regional – Northeast Banks USA 18.82B 10.43 43.60 9.14% 14,257,900
36 SLG SL Green Realty Corp. Financial REIT – Retail USA 2.85B 21.24 49.07 8.25% 1,763,200
37 RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc Financial Foreign Money Center Banks United Kingdom 18.54B - 1.85 24.16% 14,986,300
38 XIDE Exide Technologies Industrial Goods Industrial Electrical Equipment USA 384.13M 7.61 5.10 7.37% 3,115,100
39 FLS Flowserve Corp. Industrial Goods Diversified Machinery USA 3.66B 9.93 63.84 12.12% 3,258,400
40 MELI Mercadolibre, Inc. Services Business Services Argentina 853.91M 77.12 19.28 8.50% 1,748,800
41 IRM Iron Mountain Inc. Services Business Services USA 5.51B 37.44 27.33 11.37% 2,735,600
42 DISH Dish Network Corp. Services CATV Systems USA 8.19B 8.54 18.19 7.44% 7,346,700
43 YRCW YRC Worldwide Inc. Services Trucking USA 362.01M - 6.32 26.91% 7,084,900
44 SYNA Synaptics Inc. Technology Business Software & Services USA 801.19M 31.26 23.76 10.05% 2,927,800
45 RHT Red Hat Inc. Technology Application Software USA 2.80B 38.55 14.65 8.76% 3,889,700
46 NTCT NetScout Systems Inc. Technology Business Software & Services USA 376.22M - 9.60 21.21% 745,100
47 PCLN Priceline.com Inc. Technology Internet Service Providers USA 2.47B 14.43 63.51 10.74% 3,897,600
48 PEGA Pegasystems Inc. Technology Business Software & Services USA 398.94M 39.25 10.99 7.43% 178,600
49 WFR MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. Technology Semiconductor – Integrated Circuits USA 5.19B 8.07 22.99 11.12% 10,347,800
50 DASTY Dassault Systemes SA Technology Technical & System Software France 5.35B 19.01 45.25 8.93% 54,400
51 CLS Celestica Inc. Technology Printed Circuit Boards Canada 1.20B 10.92 5.24 8.94% 3,341,700
52 CNQR Concur Technologies, Inc. Technology Technical & System Software USA 1.56B 92.88 31.58 7.78% 1,970,100
53 ARBA Ariba Inc. Technology Internet Software & Services USA 942.45M - 10.96 8.51% 2,530,800
54 ATML Atmel Corp. Technology Semiconductor – Broad Line USA 1.84B 103.00 4.12 8.71% 7,950,700
55 CBR CIBER, Inc. Technology Information Technology Services USA 337.29M 11.26 5.63 7.85% 666,500
56 CEL Cellcom Israel Ltd. Technology Wireless Communications Israel 2.97B 10.86 30.40 7.61% 414,700
57 LDK LDK Solar Co.Ltd. Technology Diversified Electronics China 2.29B 8.49 21.48 11.18% 4,630,500
58 FORM FormFactor Inc. Technology Semiconductor – Broad Line USA 816.85M - 16.65 12.27% 1,462,600
59 BRKS Brooks Automation Inc. Technology Semiconductor Equipment & Materials USA 464.21M - 7.30 7.20% 1,201,400
60 AYE Allegheny Energy Inc. Utilities Electric Utilities USA 5.08B 9.90 30.10 8.63% 7,126,500

Please visit my stock research tools site, SuckingLess.com, for more resources like FinViz.com

**Disclosure: no positions in stocks mentioned.**

Chesapeake Launches Shale.tv for Programming on the Barnett Shale and Other Shales

Thanks to today’s CNBC Fast Money show for pointing this out (at least to me). As if shows like Extreme Engineering’s Sahkalin Oil & Gas Complex on the Discovery Channel or the site GoHaynesvilleShale wasn’t enough, we get to go deep into the shale action along with Aubrey McClendon! Is it really possible for me to become a oil wildcatter roughneck just sitting at home watching Shale.tv? I hope so! Here’s Shale.tv’s self-introduction:

Shale.tv is a unique, online video channel designed to provide a platform for in-depth information, discussion and analyses about the Barnett Shale and other shale natural gas plays in the US. Through a combination of live talk/interview shows and interactive and archived content, we hope to provide thorough, accurate and independent information about the complex issues and opportunities of developing natural gas domestically. We seek participation from all the stakeholders in these shale plays.

For now, I’m still using the following SuckingLess.com research sites for my natural gas holdings:

**Disclosure: I own shares of CHK as of this post**

SuckingLess.com, My New Investor Research Site, Debuts!

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Jim Cramer has always said, its not “buy and hold” but “buy and homework.” Too many “investors” do not know what they own when they buy a stock, which is just reckless, but I don’t think its completely their fault. Most people don’t now how to do proper research, or have the background to understand how to do it. Even my friends who work at mutual funds often ask me where I get my info for the analysis I put on this site. This is why I started SuckingLess.coman investor research and education magazine/community.

SuckingLess.com is a collection of the best industry and company websites to learn about the companies you own. When you own a stock, you’re, in a sense, an owner in the company. So, you should at least understand the basics of the business or industry, which means you should probably read what someone who works in that industry would read. Still, this ISN’T you’re actual job and making it so would be too time consuming, so I’ve also tried to filter SuckingLess.com to have only the most relevant and easiest to understand websites.

I want SuckingLess.com to be a COMMUNITY, a tool for ALL OF US. So, I invite everyone to come and participate on the site, SUBMIT your favorite research resource to help others learn the way I’m trying to get this started with my own favorite bookmarks. Please RATE the sites you’ve used before to help others know what’s most useful, and leave comments on how you’re using the sites or anything you’ve learned. Again, to help others. I’m sure you’ll learn something from the site, so give back a little and share your investing knowledge and experience with us!  Sometimes its not immediately obvious what you can learn from a website, so give people a little insight too if theres a special way you’ve found to tap into the markets with a certain website.

For example, I don’t have many resources on financials, healthcare, or retail/discretionary because, as readers of this site you know, I focus on industrials, tech, and energy sectors. So, help me learn a bit too!

Finally, PLEASE PLEASE send me feedback on how to make the site more useful to you. This is a tool for all of us, so lets make this what WE need to do the best research. And get your friends and trading buddies to help build SuckingLess.com too. Thanks and hope this is what we all need to become better investors, i.e. Suck Less!

P.S. 90% of mutual funds underperform the markets…so sucking is not something to be ashamed of. We just have to suck less as we learn more.

JuliaBachison.com Debut! – New Project by Julia Bachison and Jeffrey Lin

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Last month, Julia and I began working on a website for her: JuliaBachison.com. Among other things, you’ll find a portfolio of things Julia’s done, from pictures of her Miss Utah tour to TV she’s doing right now. You’ll also find updates on her various projects as well as get to know her on her blog. JuliaBachison.com. Please go, get to know Julia, and leave some comments to show some love! This is also my first big website project (that I completed!) so we’ll definitely look forward to your comments on improvements and stuff we can add. I hope you’ll bookmark Julia’s site and show as much interest for her site as you have for mine.

**I know this is another off-topic post, but this is an important post for me, Jeffrey…and I hope (at least some of you) would like to know more about me than just the stocks I write about. If you only care about my stock thoughts, then you should know working on JuliaBachison.com is why I haven’t been writing much here! And yes, Julia is a big part of the motivation and inspiration for my successful trading and analysis this year, so there’s nothing for you to complain about!**

Taser – Free Ad from Sen. John Kerry

Taser’s (TASR) stock looks like it’s ready for its next leg up, coinciding with Senator John Kerry’s promotion in this video:


My Mitt Romney Ad Campaign Contest Submission

I know, this is a stock blog, not to be mixed with politics. You’ll have to excuse this one as film and video editing is a new (passionate) hobby of mine and this is a very public way to get started. More importantly, I feel (as indicated by the Dollar dropping like a falling knife) that America is in the crapper and will quickly throw our decades of global leadership away if we have a lousy President. Mitt Romney is a fellow Wall Street, deal-making, problem-solving legend who knows how the global economy works. Unlike many of our leaders right now, he actually has plans and thoughts for himself. I believe we need Mitt Romney to make strategic deals with the global community that’s strangling our throats right now, the same reason we had to snatch Hank Paulson from Goldman (GS) to run Treasury. I don’t want someone (politicians) who only knows how to work in Washington…because places like Beijing, London, Tehran, Berlin, and Baghdad now dwarf Washington’s influence and importance. If you don’t think that’s so…you must get out (of our country) more and see where the times are at. If you don’t feel the same way about Mitt Romney, at least show some love for ME! and vote for the video if you can. Competition ends September 17th so vote now! If mine wins we’ll get to see it on national TV…now how Xciting is that? Xtra Xciting!

Title: Workingman (57 sec)

To vote, go to this address: http://www.jumpcut.com/view?id=85052FC45C4C11DC8538000423CF0184

What do I believe strongly in? That we need a smart, effective, decision maker as president. Our country has so many problems, if any of the other politician jokers take office we’ll be doomed. By 2009 we’ll be just a shadow of a great country like Britain is today. If you don’t know Mitt Romney, he is a very smart man. Got both his Law and MBA degree from Harvard in just 4 years time, started private equity firm Bain Capital that focused on helping start companies and turning around troubled companies. He turned around the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and turned around Massachusetts as Governor, getting universal healthcare for everyone. This guy is a problem solver, and I’m not sure the other politicians are. They’re just talkers, negotiators at best. Romney knows how to use people, consultants, to get results. And we all know this is how things get done. This is my view, but please go to MittRomney.com to get to know him if you get a chance.

**Disclosure: Author owns shares of Goldman Sachs (GS)**