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Keysight Technologies – Keys.N

Keysight Technologies – Keys.N

I came across Keysight Technologies on BNN . It was recommended as part of two BNN guest’s top picks. Another reason it caught my interest was because I used to use their products when I worked at Blackberry to develop and test our chip set . Jennifer Rahman recommended on her top picks. Some points that she highlighted I found attractive: 50 percent of their businesses is repeat business 5 G deployment will require products offered from this company to…

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Snapchat Put – 32% Return in less than a week !

Snapchat Put – 32% Return in less than a week !

I had bought a Snapchat put on  Aug 7th, 2017 to offset  the downside risk of my equity long position. Especially to protect it against large possible downward movements last Friday – when SNAP’s second quarter earnings came out. I paid $505 for a put contract for 500 shares with an Aug 18th expiry rate and a $13 strike price.  The $505 is the premium I paid for the downward protection.  I mainly bought it to offset  the risk of…

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Free Ebooks from Microsoft

Free Ebooks from Microsoft

Eric Ligman – A Director @ Microsoft in Sales posts links to free ebooks once a year.   I found the list of books to be useful. I downloaded books about the Cloud , Micro services, Azure , Excel and SQL . From his post ” Giving Away MILLIONS of FREE Microsoft eBooks again, including: Windows 10, Office 365, Office 2016, Power BI, Azure, Windows 8.1, Office 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, System Center, Cloud, SQL…

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Snapchat – Lessons

Snapchat – Lessons

About five weeks ago I picked up SNAP for a short term trade. I wrote about it here . I made a few mistakes with this trade. Mistakes  I had bought the stock at $17 per share and had watched it run up to almost $18 – choosing not to sell at this point. Greed can at times mess up short term positions. At that time I didn’t realize a key event that was on the horizon for SNAP. The…

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Katanga Mining Limited (KAT.TO) – Sold !

Katanga Mining Limited (KAT.TO) – Sold !

Earlier this week I had opened a long position in Katanga Mining (KAT.TO) for a short term trade. Some earlier posts about KAT.TO .  Today, I had sold my position for a 2.5% gain. If I had set my sell target just a bit higher I could have made a 5% gain. However, KAT.TO didn’t behave as I had expected – wrote about my expectations earlier in this post . I  am human so I do feel bad that I…

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Aug 3rd/4th 2017 Market Analysis – KAT.TO LAC.TO TESLA

Aug 3rd/4th 2017 Market Analysis – KAT.TO LAC.TO TESLA

I had a short term position in Katanga Mining Limited  (KAT.TO) and I was expecting a boost for this stock based on Tesla’s results. Cobalt is a metal used in electric cars similar to Lithium .  Unfortunately for me I didn’t see any sort of gains for KAT.TO correlating to Tesla’s results. I did see a 7% gain in Lithium stocks – in both LAC.TO / LACDF and PE . I own a small position in PE and I just…

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Short Term Trade – Katanga Mining Limited KAT.TO

Short Term Trade – Katanga Mining Limited KAT.TO

I hold many long term positions – I also enjoy doing short term trades.  It keeps me engaged . One of the stocks I  currently own for a short term trade is Katanga Mining Limied ( KAT.TO ) . I first heard of this company from BNN. At that time  I wrote about it and saved it as a ticker I need to do more research on.  From the actions I have outlined in that post I have only  done one…

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Lithium Americas Corp ( LAC.TO / LACDF ) Sold !

Lithium Americas Corp ( LAC.TO / LACDF ) Sold !

On June 26th 2017 I had bought 11  739 stocks of Lithium Americas ( LAC.TO) for a price of 0.92 cents. For a month and a week I have watched this sock take a beating.  I even wrote about the day that this stock dropped 15% in the markets. I held onto the stock through the drop. It is always emotionally draining to watch a position you hold lose money. Sometimes you have to make a hard call to cut…

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Lululemon ( LULU ) – Taking Profit !

Lululemon ( LULU ) – Taking Profit !

I am placing a sell order for my Lululemon ( LULU ) position. I bought 145 stocks for $51.07 and currently the stock is trading at $61.94 for a return of 20% ! Part of the reason the stock has gone up is due to buyout  rumors. The company will be releasing its quarterly earnings reports this Thursday .  I prefer not to hold stock positions through earnings report releases  – In the past I have suffered some heavy losses…

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Commodity Investing – Cobalt – Katanga Mining Limited

Commodity Investing – Cobalt – Katanga Mining Limited

There are many ways to invest in commodities such as gold, oil, copper etc. One of the ways I invest in commodities is through the companies that mine the commodity . In the past I have invested in companies related to gold and oil, and currently I hold a position in a Lithium mining company. I came across a Cobalt company recommendation on BNN – Katanga Mining Limited. This was recommended by Michael Smedley, chief investment officer at Morgan Meighen &…

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