Markets? They are a mess. Even if some kind of Central Bank action comes (that's how it's done since 2009, it's all them) it will take time for stocks to base out correctly for my kind of swing trading. As such, I will be very busy with new job starting the 29th so I will be limited in what I can do for a while.
This last week I took losses on some positions I tried out. I really thought things would settle out Monday or Tuesday at the latest. It did not happen. Lost -3.9% on SAM and -3.2% on AVNR. Still holding STKL and POWL but want to clear the books tomorrow.
Josh Brown wrote what I believe to be an important piece yesterday that should be your Sunday night reading if you have not done so:
An All-Time Low
It is a meaningful post in may ways, though I fear the "trader" types will walk away thinking no more than "this is the bottom! WOOT!" which is a waste of the effort. Have a long post in mind on that topic, believe it.
The 10 Most Bad Ass Cars Real or Imagined
Without doing my usual homework on Sunday night due to wild market, I thought a fun post would work.
Below are what I believe to be the 10 most bad ass cars of all time. Some are real cars that were made and some are from the imagination put into cinema. Let me know yours in the comments section.
10. Ferrari F355 Berlinetta (REAL)
This car came out in 1994 and I was in love. Check the link above for all the particulars but the engineering behind this one was sublime. Take the 5 valve per piston cylinder heads for fire raging free breathing:
Here is the actual car in all it's glory:
9. The Wraith (An imaginary car, was a Dodge M4S Turbo Interceptor)
Now what could be better than a car from the spirit world that allows you to take revenge against the men who killed you, one by one? probably not much and this car was dark and brooding:
8. 1969/1970 Plymouth GTX (REAL)
I have to admit, this may be my most beloved muscle car. Loaded with a 426 Hemi and classic lines that make me sweat, this car just screams amazing:
7. 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe (REAL)
Maybe the sexiest car ever to roll off a production line, I cannot say much, the pictures tell the story:
6. Time Travel DeLorean (Imaginary)
A flux capacitor, a little plutonium, and time travel is at hand! What's not to like?:
5. 1983 Dodge Ramcharger Truck (REAL/and some Imagination)
In the film "Lone Wolf McQuade" Chuck Norris plays a Texas Ranger with a supercharged Dodge truck. After being buried underground with the truck, McQuade fires her up, and well, see for yourself:
Longer version here. Total badass.
4. 1987 Buick GNX (REAL)
How can a Buick make the list? Simple, the Grand National came out in 1982 and the GNX in 1987 was easily one of the most fearsome looking cars of all time. I saw many of these growing up and they were always a showstopper. From Wiki, check it out:
Buick underrated the GNX at 276 hp (206 kW) and a very substantial 360 lb·ft (488 N·m) of torque. This was created to be the "Grand National to end all Grand Nationals." Changes made included a special Garrett T-3 turbocharger with a ceramic-impeller blowing through a more efficient and significantly larger capacity intercooler with a "CERMATEL (Ceramic/Aluminum) coated" pipe connecting the intercooler to the engine. A GNX specific EEPROM, low-restriction exhaust with dual mufflers, reprogrammed Turbo Hydramatic 200-4R transmission with a custom torque converter and transmission cooler, and unique differential cover/panhard bar included more of the performance modifications.NICE! Some pictures:
3. 1955 Chevy Bel Air Coupe (REAL)
Before the well know 1957's came out, the 1955 coupe was a tight package of dynamite. Of course the modified versions are the hot cars and with an engine bay that could accept about any engine, this car is a tuners dream come true. Sexy beast:
2. Maximum Overdrive Truck (Imaginary...or is it?)
1. 1958 Plymouth Fury "Christine" (REAL car, imaginary powers)
So bad it's good.
Have a good night.