Watchlist for 9-11-2015 – $LE, $VTAE, $AKBA, $KBIO, $VVUS, $SGMO

Today’s Plan

Nothing I am in love with, that being said everything on short watch probably fades all day. I’m just in defense mode after a great week. I have no desire to fight any battles on a Friday. Every day I try and “Let them come to me.” Today I’m going to be iron clad on that.

Missed fills like 5 times on the way down, crappy execution but I'll take the profits $MBLY

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Today’s List: Full list from Yahoo Finance

Lands’ End, Inc. (LE) -NasdaqCM

Held this overnight because I was sitting very green and it was sitting on the edge of rolling over. While this could have several dollars of downside I have no desire to hold more than today. Ideally a crack for an exit and move on.

LE

Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (VTAE) -NasdaqGM

Keeps hanging around, ugly miss by me yesterday. Will look to short pops, but it’s Friday so will be careful on size.

Target: $14.50 or higher

VTAE

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (AKBA) -NasdaqGM

Same thing as $VTAE if it wasn’t Friday I’d get more aggressive, ideally big spike to get small into. Hopefully they both hold up for next week.

Target: $10.50-$11.00

AKBA

KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (KBIO) -NasdaqGM

Target: high $3’s-$4.00

KBIO

VIVUS Inc. (VVUS) -NasdaqGS

“Billionaire play” blah blah, everybody is looking for the next one. I’ve shorted this stock a lot through the years, but considering the hype about billionaire investment, AND the fact this thing was over $30 bucks a couple years ago. It’s a long only at this point. Highly doubt I’ll buy but it could have legs for sure.

Target: Buy over $2.50 on big volume.

VVUS

Sangamo Biosciences Inc. (SGMO) -NasdaqGS

Showed up on several scans, but it really is not up that much compared to the chart. I’m only interested if it gets waaaay higher. Sure it probably fades right back, but I don’t like it here.

Target: Huge move $10+

SGMO

This Story Will Change How You Think about Fitness

“If you don’t push your mental limits, you’re just going through the motions and you will stay at a certain level mentally and physically for life,” says Twight. “But if you get comfortable with discomfort, if you put yourself in a dark place and come out the other side, you can accomplish anything.” You just have to believe.

Source: This Story Will Change How You Think about Fitness

Life As A Gymnasium, Trading And Investment As Workouts – Forbes via @steenbab

The notion of life as a gymnasium suggests that how–and whether–we develop hinges on the quality of our workouts. In life, as in the weight room, it’s use it or lose it. We either exercise and develop our strengths or we allow them to fall into disuse. That perspective yields a very different way of looking at our daily calendars and weekly planners: What have I exercised this day, this week? What strengths have I strengthened and which have I neglected? Am I working out, exercising the best within me? Or am I merely coping, keeping head above water in status quo mode?

via Life As A Gymnasium, Trading And Investment As Workouts – Forbes.

How to Develop the Situational Awareness of Jason Bourne | The Art of Manliness

Hone your observation skills by playing the A-Game. Mike plays a game with his kids called the “A-Game,” or Awareness Game, to help them (and himself) strengthen their observational skills. To play, when you go into a business, make note of a few things about your environment: the number of workers behind the counter, the clothing and gender of the person sitting next to you, how many entry/exits there are, etc. When you leave and get into the car to head home, ask your kids questions like “How many workers were behind the counter?” “Was the person sitting next to us a man or a woman?” “What color was his/her shirt?” “How many exits were there?”It’s fun to play, but more importantly it’s training your kids (and you) to be more mindful of their surroundings.

via How to Develop the Situational Awareness of Jason Bourne | The Art of Manliness.

How hard work and exercise keeps you young smart and vital!

Shit, I gotta work hard mentally and physically? I can’t just pop a pill? Fuck it, I’ll get old, lame and stupid then…

 

Imagine if there were a drug that could reduce the risk of dementia by 60%. It would be the most talked-about drug in history, but this astonishing finding has been fairly quietly received.

via Our Amazingly Plastic Brains – WSJ.

 

But the activity with the biggest impact on risk was walking at least 2 miles a day, biking 10 miles a day or engaging in some other regular, vigorous physical exercise. All five of these factors have been found in other studies to promote the general health of two types of cells in the brain: neurons and glial cells (which interact with and protect neurons).