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Predicament

by The MoleApril 2, 2009

UPDATE 12:47pm EDT: Boy, it’s slow here today – did everyone get caught in a bear squeeze?

Anyway, I’ve got my own demons to deal with this morning. It turns out that several email providers (e.g. Yahoo, ATT) are blocking my email alerts to Zero subscribers. Now, there’s only so much I can do about that and that was never really part of the official service – the indicator is. However, this casts a potential dark clowd at the evil.rat service I was planning to introduce next week. I actually got a lot done last evening and was successfully testing the email alerts on my end this morning – and then this crap happens. Obviously it’s going to be a problem when people do not receive their trade alerts for whatever reason.

So, I’m putting on my thinking cap here:

  • I ‘could’ add some kind of subscriber page that folks could reload (manually or automatically) just like we’ve got on the Zero. However, that defeats the purpose in a way as this service will be most appreciated by part time traders who often hold a day job and are unable or not permitted from staring at chart/page all day. Also, it would add another week to my development schedule.
  • I could use SMS messages but that also is a bit complicated and also not free. There are hooks for sending emails in NinjaTrader (which avoid backtesting runs) and I would have to rewrite that for SMS messages. Finally, I would have to pay for the SMS messages, and this might raise the cost (yeah, I know there are free ones out there but they all suck).
  • I could hook into something like Collective2. But then I have buy into their way of doing things, plus my favorite broker (TOS) is not supported anyway. And I really do not want to handle billing through them either – especially after building my own, and that’s the way I like it.
  • Finally, I could see if there is some advanced way out there that guarantees email messages to be delivered. Probably is – but the question remains: Can I hook it into my subscriber module?

Frankly, I would be open to suggestions at this point. Email is obviously not the most reliable means of contacting someone but every other option has its draw backs.Thoughts anyone?

UPDATE 1:15pm EDT: I just spoke with someone over at StrongMail and he recommended that I find a good ESP (Email Service Provider). Does anyone have any experience with a particular vendor? I don’t want to have to resort to Google to find one.

UPDATE 2:22pm EDT: I ran into a Bloomberg article on Dresdner Kleinwort dropping as one of the Fed’s primary dealer. Was about to write my POV on that but Karl beat me to the punch again – must read.

UPDATE 3:19pm EDT: I just tried to post a long update and then I got some kind of server error and now I’m too pissed to retype the whole shabang.

So, here’s the chart and all I’m going to say is that despite the current sell off the trend remains to the upside. So, don’t get too excited about the current whipsaw – there is a strong probability that this will resolve to the upside.


About The Author
The Mole
Mole created Evil Speculator amidst the chaos of the financial crisis in early August of 2008. His vision for Evil Speculator is a refuge of reason, hands-on trading knowledge, and inspiration for traders of all ages and stripes. You can follow him and his nefarious schemes at various social media waterholes below.
  • Randy Harris

    Giving the subscriber the option of either email and in and in addition or, or instead of, SMS would be my choice.

  • http://theguylife.tumblr.com Woolly Llama

    Mole, I do not speak for everyone, but I think it is in your best interest to take the time you need to get evil.rat to a stage you are comfortable with before deploying it. You seem like you have been working 22 hours a day and driving yourself crazy! Take your time my friend! Despite our greediness, we can all learn a little patience.

  • Keirsten

    Is anybody else showing a rather large tail on that last 15 min. SPY candle? Like 81.12?

  • Squidman

    Actually, I had this problem with a non-profit I worked with. Seems a spammer funneled through the site and henceforth there was no way around it as the providers blocked us after customer complaints. We had to use separate accounts for the ATT/Yahoo people.

    Come to think of it, it was mainly ATT as the problem. Still believe the easiest work around is for us to use Gmail.

  • http://www.triathlontrading.com TriathlonTrader

    Why is it that there is no bad news on days like today? We get lots of bad news all at once. things look gloomy then on days like today where there is a coordinated news event there is conveniently no bad news. i.e. GM bankruptcy.

  • Anonymous

    You should use twitter, and protect your updates so only your subscribers can follow you, that way they can get the updates in real time. May even be faster than email. You can also do email but that way anyone who has a problem with email can follow the twitter feed.

  • BlackSea

    MoleCool,

    I’ve always used Google’s gmail to mail through (I mean using the javamail library). No blocking on Yahoo or ATT that I’ve seen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/screasy v8muscle

    I find it odd that after the MTM restrictions being loosened that XLF is only up 2%…..

  • JZT_CHIL

    iContact is one of the best out there, Mole.
    It’s a necessity for any “serious” trader to get his/her own smartphone, iPhone, or Crackberry to access those emails remotely. It’s part of the cost of doing this (^_^)
    Twit is the best for international traders.

  • C’s & 3’s

    Roll it out and deal withthe problems as they occur

  • http://evilspeculator.com molecool

    Exactly – trust me – before I throw it out there I’ll make sure that the delivery system works.

  • http://evilspeculator.com molecool

    I didn’t see your info – can you email me at admin [at—] evilspeculator and dot com ?

  • http://evilspeculator.com molecool

    The best is showing weakness – quick, quick – slay it while it’s down!

  • http://www.oxyinvestor.com oxyinvestor

    You could setup a gmail relay or an exclusive tweet that will tell people to check your site.

  • http://acetraders.blogspot.com Nandu Konat

    Now if it goes below 827.00, its going to be nasty for the bulls 🙂 .. Lets see.. thats why I’m keeping 50% short

  • faafa

    Would someone please enlighten me on why there is a gap between 10AM and 11AM today? It’s on all the charts, S&P, Dow, et al. What is that? TIA

  • obg

    Your DSL is too slow, try cable………….haha

  • http://evilspeculator.com molecool

    I don’t know your email address – mine is admin [at–] evilspeculator.

  • http://wadecapitalmanagement.typepad.com/blog/ Duuuuuude

    I want my alerts coming into my cell phone. For example, I can enter my number xxxxxxxxxx@sms.bluecell.com and it comes in instantly into my cell phone as a text message.

  • gopickle
  • http://www.hotoptionbabe.com Anna

    Roadrunner is very reliable and I get all your emails.

  • arak0

    Do you mean we close at the HOD or do you mean we have seen the HOD at 842.25?

  • Keirsten

    Faafa- it could be your feed. That’s why I often check with others here if I see something funky looking.

  • obg

    We closed at near HOD

  • roncofooddehydrator

    If you get everyone to add your email address to their address book, their provider *should* allow your emails to come through unhindered.

  • http://acetraders.blogspot.com Nandu Konat

    Not sure.. We’ve to clear 838 to see HOD of 844

  • http://www.finz.tv/posse bhbgrouptrader

    Everyone should open a gmail account for this service….its simple and works…..

  • milingz

    Yepp…that's what I was going to say.

  • BigHouse(Aka Mr Vix)

    Well i sold my FAS at 6.52. Banks to weak…

  • Anonymous

    There is something called GreaseMonkey that is some sort of API/Gmail thing….. have no idea really what it is….

  • b00b

    I am following your “development” here, but I am biased in an opposite direction.
    I am more interested in an autotrade system from TOS. that would fit in with my schedule better than email. but i do see the benefits of the way your going.

  • http://www.inthepinktrading.com InthePink

    I would think that the email clients (whether Yahoo or ATT ) would have something for their customers to allow senders to go through. There is likely an easy fix to all of this.

  • Squidman

    That sounds right IMO

  • salvadorveiga

    mole, but the email nonetheless is going thru right ? Cuz I get your emails, and none of your other options suits me unfortunately…

    maybe people should check if they have the evil domain allowed from their provider or something, i use google and your emails get thru nicely, but nonetheless I put your email on the address list….

  • http://www.srsfinance.com SRSFinance

    GS certainly might.

  • faafa

    1. I've received your latest reply to me via email, could be because of I've added you to my contacts list. I'm at work and not technically inclined enough to know who my isp is, nor do I want to bring the issue to my IT folks. 🙂
    2. Could you wait for all those who didn't receive your email to add you to their contacts, then send a test email to the group and see if that solves the issue?
    3. I have a gmail account and it would be no problem to switch, for both zero and evil.rat.

  • Implosion

    Wondering if Molecool or anyone reading this knows of any good books on developing a solidly profitable automated trading system for the indices?

  • salvadorveiga

    Also I think anyone could go for Gmail or something…

    I created an email account just for the evil.rat thing, since here in Portugal, we pay for internet trafic on cell phones, and if I used my normal email account I'd get on my PDA tons of emails, either from spams, other services, etc…

    So I'm hooking it up with only 1 email just for evil.rat …whenever the phone rings i know its evil.rat

  • MaxPainMan

    Mole,

    You could create a private blog with RSS feed that you auto-post trade alerts to,
    then people could subscribe to it with whatever RSS reader they want and then THAT could email them whenever there are updates to the blog.

  • anotherone

    Mole, perhaps a subscribers only IM channel then a bot could post a message when a trade alert occurred.

    BTW, I finally did get your emails. But it took a while.

  • salvadorveiga

    I agree… people adding evil's mail to their contacts should do the trick and then a testing email…

    I also have gmail, and it seems there is no problem in Gmail regarding that… it goes thru

  • molecool

    Possible but many people are technologically challenged and do not know how to interact with RSS. Plus that potentially limits use on iPhones or Crackberries.

  • molecool

    Well, that's fine but would be very complicated to implement. I might be able to offer both – need to look into that. As I said, SMS is not supported by NinjaTrader and I would have to somehow brew my own implementation.

  • faafa

    Anyone still hanging on to their AZO shorts?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of two automotive parts retailers may take a hit as auto sales recover and legislation promoting scrapping old cars moves forward, an analyst said as she lowered her ratings on the stocks.

    AZO down 3.24% to 161.41 at 1:15pm

  • katzo7

    Take a look at SoH new post.

  • Squidman

    Not I

  • MaxPainMan

    then make iPhone & Blackberry apps that read it
    😉

  • The M

    Suggest those who have problem with the existing emails from you get an additional email that does work and dedicated to this use only. Should be an easy solution and cost effective for everybody.

  • http://www.srsfinance.com SRSFinance

    Mole, send me your email. You can mail me from my site. I can help you with subscriber/email solutions. Been there, done that, came out the other side…

  • Keirsten

    Yeah, it was a rather large aggregate block trade on T&S, but it could just be a correction/settlement. Thanks Squid. 😉

  • MaxPainMan

    i saw it,
    i think it's a bogus trade

  • HungryNewt

    seriously dude. that was totally uncalled for.

  • BalaB

    Taking 1 of 3 Contracts (Short) off the table

  • salvadorveiga

    more than one email address ? you could make a forward automatically… imagive you receive at xxx@xxx.com , if you have gmail or yet a client email like outlook or thunderbird, you can make an “order” stating that every time you receive an email from Evil , to forward to the address yyy@yyy.com 🙂

  • gatortrader2k2

    Agree on twitter! Easy to use and can customize to insure that only subs get your content.

  • salvadorveiga

    twitter sometimes lags a lot…

  • http://www.srsfinance.com SRSFinance

    The solution is easy, like I said, just contact me and I'll fill you in.

  • http://www.srsfinance.com SRSFinance

    I see these all the time. When I'm feeling conspiratorial I swear someone is painting the tape to make it look like gaps are filled when not, etc…

  • Keirsten

    My little friend I mentioned to you yesterday is still playing games in L2 today. Biggest block sells I've seen all day just happened, but I would rather see GS tank hard here more than anything else.

  • http://forkoholic.com Forkoholic

    broke neck line on SPX today
    http://forkoholic.com/images/spxhs040209.jpg

    http://forkoholic.com/images/spxhs040109.jpg

    May gap down at the open tomorrow with continuation of rally

  • salvadorveiga

    Gmail works like a charm…

  • katzo7

    I was going to AX you about that.

  • http://www.srsfinance.com SRSFinance

    Financials not following. Moreover, there are strong bearish a/d divergences on both the Qs and SPY. I'm watching for a false breakout here but won't go in until I get confo.

  • C.C. Rider

    I hope they keep this propped up thru Friday so I can short more once my long trades settle. My FAZ and VIX puts I sold at the LOD even though the SPX and NDX surged higher. I think we're looking at a redo of the 4th qtr close into the first few days of January.

  • MrTrader

    Right, you can just stipulate that ppl get dedicated accounts w/ gmail or some other reliable ESP – simple and cost effective.

  • BigHouse(Aka Mr Vix)

    The Senate just passed a bill that requires the Fed to reveal who they are lending money to.

  • Squidman

    Out of longs–market has no conviction, neither do I.

  • Randy Harris

    No idea if they would share, but some googling shows people have Ninja+SMS code out there.

  • indusequities

    Covered 1/2 @ 831.75 for a profit of 7 handles.. will reshort again @ higher prices near 840.00, if we get there again.

  • Keirsten

    I watch those too and have had those same thoughts SRS. I've seen them flash a tail like that from time to time and it's almost like they've set the target for EOD too. Are you still side-lining yourself here? Was wondering how you were doing.

  • ObamaGirl

    Covered my shorts at 832 for a 8 pts profits from 840

  • drumrocks

    Yes, gmail…. no restrictions on mass mailing (I'm in a band and send out 500 e-mails a week)

  • molecool

    Can you forward that to me please? admin [at] evilspeculator and dot com.

  • Squidman

    Just saw your update Mole. I had no problem with my Gmail. In my experience no amount of customer contact will remove a spam listing from ATT. They are buttnuts. Think you need to confirm the Gmail interference because seems conflicting. Complaints to Gmail probably will be heard though.

  • MaxPainMan

    classic afternoon drop and test of VWAP….
    most likely will rocket higher from here
    (but i hope not…hehe)

  • molecool

    Yahoo and ATT blocked us today – I got many emails from people saying they didn't get anything.

  • indusequities

    +1

  • molecool

    “BTW, I finally did get your emails. But it took a while.” Now, THAT is a problem as well – if the fucking ISPs delay them that's not good either. The more I think about it the more I like SMS.

  • katzo7

    It never got to 832, I see swing low of 835.38?

  • ObamaGirl

    We must be using the same flux capacitor from Walmart………..lol

  • molecool

    Well, might work for a band but they are not missing critical in that delayed messages aren't a problem. What's that Gmail API? I'm interested in that…

  • NinjaPenguin

    BB, what packages of RLs do you subscribe to, or would recommend? Thanks!

  • disqus123456789

    if subscribers cant get an email why dont you ask the subscribers for a solution……….not only are you a whinney blogger but when you charge for content dont ask the general community for solutions…jesus

  • willc

    shorting @730? no thanks

  • cedieke

    that's a big issue, xlf will go down with giant steps

  • katzo7

    Absolutely not, never hit that low on this swing.

  • ObamaGirl

    I'm guessing we get HOD closed today

  • indusequities

    We are talking futures here… It hit below 831.00.. I was expecting 830.50 and a bounce from that level..

  • TonyPCF

    I think that your time is more valuable to have to worry about the e-mail provider of subscribers. Just put a disclaimer of the known 'blocking' services, recommend a known one that's working (i.e. Gmail; until it doesn't) and just make it easy for people to update their e-mails if they need to.

    On the other hand, if you do have the time, assuming you have unlimited e-mails by your host, just open all subscribers an account at evilspeculator.com (which will bring bandwidth and storage concerns)…

    No maintenance on your end should be the goal…

  • http://www.srsfinance.com SRSFinance

    sent. Let me know if it doesn't come through. You can get a hold of me here: http://www.srsfinance.com/contact-us/

    I'd give you my email, but spam bots and all…

  • molecool

    SWEET!!!

  • isaiah64v4

    This was not necessary…… I say block his IP address mole. Let him go else where.

  • salvadorveiga

    i think the best approach is for people that subscribe is to work with a known provider that doesn't block… like ~Gmail… I know gmail is good because it doesn't block anything unless you specify.

  • alphadriven

    Most people should be able to give you an email address for their cell phone in addition to their primary email address. The sms txt address for ATT is xxxxxxxxxx@txt.att.net

  • katzo7

    Oh, thought I caught her in a lie. LOL

    Sorry OBG, glad to have you here.

    You abandon another site?

  • arak0

    Mole,

    You can do SMS via email …. like number@cell-provider.net or alias@cell-provider.net. I use gmail and set up a forward for important emails to my number@tmomail.net (TMobile) and also forward it to my work email where i have Outlook configured to raise an alarm when trading messages pop up.

    number@tmomail.net (TMobile)
    number@mobile.mycingular.com (ATT)
    number@vtext.com (Verizon)

    This is not guaranteed delivery like SMS, but bulk SMS costs you about 1 cent per message if you get a decent provider.

  • nkm45130

    These guys are down the street from my office . . . I haven't used them but it looks like they have great features, and an API which is what you need. Just trying to help 🙂

    http://www.mailchimp.com/

  • LostIllini

    Mole you could just tell me and through the magic of the Bulletin Board System I could alert your subscribers…….

  • arak0

    That is what I'm expecting as well. This run up isn't a one day wonder. We
    still have some fuel left until Apr 8th to suck in the last of the skeptical
    bulls.

  • Squidman

    Now you are revealing your foreign identity : )

  • salvadorveiga

    because its within the subscribers interests…

    If Mole goes for the SMS solution for example I won't be able to subscribe since I'm international… and also because a lot of heads think better than one comes to mind ?

    I say the simplest is the best… I use a lot of mass mailing with Gmail and it's pretty instantaneous… maybe a combo of Twitter and Email… if the ISP delayed the messages, twitter should cover it in my opinion

  • http://www.srsfinance.com SRSFinance

    +1!!!

  • ObamaGirl

    Why, they missed me at Xtrend already?…………..hehe

  • BearsRus

    you could use MIRC
    subscribers can login to a secured channel and there the trades will be given real time..
    Use a “Ding” sound so everyone can quickly look to their screens and see something like:
    L /ES 812
    S 805

    long ES 812, Stop 805

  • http://www.srsfinance.com SRSFinance

    What's 4/8?

  • faafa

    Thanks, Keirsten.

    I was looking at it on Yahoo, which still shows a gap. Though I've seen check my broker's site and all is well.

    Makes me wonder if that gap (lack of feed) between 10ish-11 was also when Mole's email went out and the Yahoo email users, which may explain the Bermuda triangle of emails.

  • reza002

    For yahoo subscribers, go to SPAM folder and look for the Mole's email. Open the email, and choose Not Spam on the top and that should solve the problem.

  • katzo7

    I wouldn't know, But I am sure they want you back over there. LOL

  • arak0

    Uptick rule reinstatement

  • ObamaGirl

    That's when I take arak out to lunch for his happy meal at Mcdonald

  • arak0

    Why else do you think the name is Obamagirl?

  • Woolly Llama

    Require everyone involved to have a Gmail account

  • annamall

    Mole I get you on both email (just add to address book) and my Crackberry. No problems..

  • HungryNewt

    that looks really slick

  • jabber

    NYSE Breadth keeps on kicking. I got long 834.75, I'd like to hold this one into the close.

  • phantomflash

    The Email provider I see used most often these days is ConstantContact.com. It works fine on all my Emails except the office, but I bypass the office mail for personal stuff.

    I've also seen recommendations from marketing people for autoresponseplus.com, infusionsoft.com, aweber.com, and 1shoppingcart.com.

    But even Emails can be lost or delayed, sometimes by an hour or more. Collective2 is really the best solution (that I know of), because they have instant notification using a special browser window with audio alerts. They also have the advantages of 3rd-party auditing & charts, not having to re-invent a lot of software wheels, much wider marketing/exposure for your system, and autotrading with a few brokers (no, not TOS, but not everyone has to use autotrading, and not all that do use TOS anyway, and maybe you can convince TOS to join up).

  • indusequities

    reshorted 25% @ 838.00.. remaining ones will be @ 844.00 and above

  • arak0

    Anything but McDonald please …. I'll take Burger King …. MickeyDees sucks.

  • LeTrader

    BalaB,

    Question for you regarding RL as well. I also subscribed. May I send you an email? What’s your email addr?

  • MaxPainMan

    following Atilla?

  • ehmu

    Mole, I am a member of stockscores.com, where they have already jumped through the “ISP thinks we're spam” hoops.

    If you want the founders email address to enquire his solution, let me know and I will forward it to you.

    My email is nimble8@telus.net. I don't really want to post his address here.

    ~~h~~

  • http://www.inthepinktrading.com InthePink

    BKX broke above intraday trendline and bounced off of 38.2 retracement… I think we're going higher:

    http://www.screencast.com/users/InThePinkTradin

  • disqdbes

    two *extremely* competent ISPs — i would not host important email services anywhere else — i trust them more than myself:

    panix.com
    tuffmail.com

  • gatortrader2k2

    Shit, I'm in trouble…. Better give it back….

  • BalaB

    from a statistical POV (Retracement Levels), be careful on the long side..a heavy dose of resistance not too far off
    fwiw

  • molecool

    Ahem – can you guys share the love a little – you know…. but don't overdo it.

  • indusequities

    Don't waste your time… Learn if you want and be independent.. Don't worry about Atilla.. Hes smart and hes a great trader and I've respect for him.

    Feed: Disqus – Latest Comments for indusequities
    Posted on: Thursday, April 02, 2009 12:45 PM
    Author: indusequities
    Subject: Re: Predicament

    Covered 1/2 @ 831.75 for a profit of 7 handles.. will reshort again @ higher prices near 840.00, if we get there again.

  • itsgold

    For your Email problem, you could setup your own email server? or rent one for your domain? or use an email service provider? And then give your subscribers a small email box. [ie… user@evilspeculator.com] That way there will be no spam problem.

    As someone who's actually set an email server up before, managing email servers can be a hellish experience. Highly recommend you lease or go with a service provider. I've used Google Apps before, but I've only used the standard edition.

  • salvadorveiga

    sure and everyone has to spend everyday in front of a PC 😉

  • katzo7

    He doesn't have to, he follows himself.

  • Squidman

    You are smokin, and I am learning.

  • BalaB

    Well….I like all of them….but I do tend to be a little spendy with
    my tools…..(besides, I owe a lot of back dated favors and like to
    encourage / support innovation where necessary)
    SPX commentary is essential.
    You can get an grasp of the methodology from those but if needs be add
    the DOW monthly commentary and if thats still not enough, hopefully
    there'll be a course soon.

  • indusequities

    Will be covering @ 831.00 again.. We could close HOD.. So shorts be careful

  • NinjaPenguin

    Great, thanks!

  • maybesomeone

    I get your messages on my yahoo mail without any problems at all. I wonder if people just put it in their address books if that would solve the problem.

  • MaxPainMan

    i'm shorting /ES based on this:

    ” Obama hails summit 'turning point' “

  • OscarHenry

    long es @836

  • disrespekt

    RIMM beat

  • faafa

    The New Whitney Ratings (via Bespoke)

    Neutral: GS, JPM, MS, AXP, BAC

    Sell: C, COF, WFC

  • BalaB

    hey squid. check you RL levels. That, is the only place where i would be shorting……(simply based on nothing other than past performance and reliability of the system)

  • Implosion

    Also, Cramer declared that the depression is over!

  • C's & 3's

    I just received the “hoopla uncovered email in Yahoo in box at 2:25 sent at 9:48 cst

  • MyLifeMyTrade

    I am 45% short.. but I do see 850 into close today..

  • BearsRus

    well yea.. if you want to trade the recommendations.. I suppose you should be in front of the PC right?..

  • C's & 3's

    Does this rip your face off rally lend credence to the notion that this is a C of 4 of 1? We have had very sparse pull backs.

  • http://www.triathlontrading.com TriathlonTrader

    same here. sent 7:48 a.m. PST.

    must be a yahoo issue.

  • Squidman

    Thanks BB, been waiting all day. Don't know what just happened to SRS but really itching to jump on it here as IYR is maxing its upper channel. This will be more than a couple points I believe.

  • salvadorveiga

    PDA or Blackberry 😉 everytime i have an email it beeps… i can be wherever i want =)

  • MyLifeMyTrade

    Time to get into SRS now… look at it go vertical into close IMO… I am into April calls.

  • indusequities

    Covered and cash. Will wait for breakdown below 830.00

  • silverlining2

    Despite how strong today's rally feels, we are still pretty much range bound in the 760-850 area. Middle is 805 which was such a stickler on the way down. If we go above 850, I'll have to reevaluate. With all the new ways to get short, including 3x ETFs for retailers, I am convinced that this market will terminate in a shorting bubble on some bad news (C, GM, Hungary default? Who knows). So right now my thought is that ST is flat/moderate down centered on 831; IT is flat/moderate down centered on 805; LT is still down, although the strength of this ST rally is going to force me to reevaluate if it pushes much further without a retrace. Bottom line, I expect the next few months to be frustrating to both Bulls and Bears expecting break out/break down. Interested in other opinions.

  • MyLifeMyTrade

    SRS – come to papa.

  • Squidman

    Very tempted to grab SRS but staying in cash overnight. Starting to really look good for a trading range though.

    Another observation for next time you start ranting about SOH Mole: they may have the nerds but all the hot ladies have been hanging around here–you noticed ; ). See you all tomorrow.

  • BalaB

    sure….

    jfbalab-at-g(blah blah blah)mail dot COM

  • salvadorveiga

    it's a valid count… no one said it wasn't i think.

    the only prob i have with that is with the time span… Wave 2 if i recall was from march to april more or less end of april…

    in this count Wave 4 would be almost 6 months !

  • mtst

    Hi i

    Considering SPX 832 -close above by now- as support?

    Thnxs

  • MaxPainMan

    what the F@CK was the pop at the close?!
    very shitty.
    would be nice if it would've gone the other way instead…….

  • bboplive

    Wow – pure luck – got HOD on my SPY APR calls. Usually means an even higher high is coming. Perhaps tomorrow.

  • MyLifeMyTrade

    Does anyone know why futures shot up 10 points in last 5 minutes and AH

  • ObamaGirl

    Nice trade, I bought some SKF with a 86 handle

  • silverlining2

    This morning's gap on the ES will fill in the next few days.

  • BearsRus

    Oh ok, I don't have a PDA, just a N95..
    Anyways man.. muito obrigado..

  • disrespekt

    how about instant messenger messages? The AIM API is out there. People can configure these tools to sms to their phone in the event that they are offline

  • molecool

    THURSDAY WRAP UP!

  • molecool

    Those fuckers…

  • observer

    RIMM results

  • OptionsRMe

    Mole:
    You might want to look into Microsoft's Sender ID Program (see:http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/safety/technologies/senderid/default.mspx). It's deigned to help people like you (i.e. run a business over the Internet) get their email through without always worrying about if your email was marked as SPAM.

    If you don't want to do the above then the best thing you can do is to make sure your email doesn't look like a SPAM email. The two messages you sent earlier looked fine as far as the content was concerned (personal opinion). There were no “spam” words like “sell”, “buy”, “offer”, “sign up”, etc. in the body of the messages you sent. Plus, the subject lines looked like they would pass a spam filter (which they did for Gmail and Comcast). My guess is that the email address you used to send the email is what got you flagged at the other ISPs. Having “admin” plus any domain after it is going to cause a problem for some ISPs. I would suggest trying a differnet account from your domain; maybe “molecool@evilspeculator.com”.

    If you can get any of the people who received the email as SPAM to sent it to you you can look at the email header and see what caused the email to be flagged. Of course, even though different ISPs might use the same spam filtering prgram, like SpamAssissin, each ISP sets the actual numerical limits on the items being measured in each email for SPAM flagging. So, SPAM for one ISP is not SPAM for another and of course your emails will pass through Lord knows how many ISPs before reaching the recipient. Plus, email itself has no guarentee of delivery, even for none spam messages. In short, there's no short, quick way to “beat the system” using regular email.

    One suggestion I heard recommneded was to use either a “group” within Gmail or Yahoo and then members would have to have their account for that group set for “send emails individually”, but there may be a delay factor in using this method. Plus you then have to monitor that all day long. Not good.

    If you are going to use email (and I don't think the Yahoo or Gmail group ideas is a good one) then I would suggest that you also have a section on your Blog where only subscribers can access the emails you send. This will give subscribers a place to check what emails have been sent and know if any are not reaching them via regular email.

    It is also important that subscribers understand that their ISPs allow them to turn off the ISPs spam filter (to a point) by accessing there ISPs website and then their email account. Plus, subcribers probably have at least one or more spam filters on their local PCs and if that software is the offending program they will have to configure it appropriately.

    This is not an easy problem to solve and almost all businesses have to fight this same battle.

    Hope this helps, good luck,
    Charlie

  • roncofooddehydrator

    Hey mole, for this service I think you're just going to need to do SMS. Too many potential issues with email deliverability on both server ends. Much fewer problems with SMS. If someone is willing to pay $100 for the service, I'm sure they're fine with paying $5 for unlimited text messages also.

  • indusequities

    Its too early to tell.. I'll wait for another the action in after hours and see. If we get a pop to 845, I'll open a large position or another day trade @ 838.00.

    Like I mentioned earlier, this is the best market to short and cover, if you know the trade levels.

  • chumprop

    Look at XLF, it broke out around 2:30pm and then retreated to the support line at the last minute. I see that as kind of a mixed signal…

    http://imgur.com/1EGBF.gif

  • salvadorveiga

    N95 also works with my broker at least… i get an SMS whenever i have an email (with the sender, body of the message, etc) this allows me to not being connected all the time on internet through mobile phone which would be expensive… so the thing here for evil.rat if it goes forward, if I get an SMS from my operator saying i have an email from EVIL i then connect online and make the trade…

    Here in Portugal we have bandwidth limits on mobile phones… the cheapest is 10 € for 100 MB a month.

    Imagine being connected all day, those 100 MB would wipe in an instant 😉 besides with classes (I'm in college) i would never be able to be in front of a PC all the time

    You know some portuguese 😀

  • arak0

    Bought some FAZ @ 17.5 and SRS at 45. Took off my ES shorts for a 2 point loss as we seem to be having a RIMM driven after hours ramp job that will give me a better entry point.

  • BearsRus

    Ok I understand, but the problem is with those emails as I understand, so something other like MIRC could be handy..
    Sim Sim, I can speak Portuguese.. 😉
    Rather not here, don't want to be anti social to these other Rats 😀

  • Lori

    Yahoo is completely unreliable. Doesn't matter if the address is in the address book. Any alerts I want to receive in a timely manner I use another address – either the one from my provider or gmail.

  • silverlining2

    You are a range trading pro. Nicely done.

  • http://elditto.blogspot.com/ elditto

    I had ATT yahoo probs. also.

  • zmalex

    How about RSS?

  • Macrawn

    Twitter goes down often too. I use it sometimes. Reliability is a D.

  • Macrawn

    Twitter goes down often too. I use it sometimes. Reliability is a D.