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Viacom Drop, 1 Minute View

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Apparently negotiations with Dish are going poorly ... if you were lucky, your scanner might have picked this up at 12:33, but every day trader on planet earth saw it at 12:34 ... these intraday pop and drop plays are not super common, and you'd have to be in front of the screen all day to catch them, which I don't like to do in my dotage, but if you're a youngster.... 

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Pepco Holdings Drop, 1 Minute View

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Again a case of people in the know being able to sell some before the "news" hits. Back on Tuesday, regulators put the kibosh on the EXC purchase. No way to make money on this unless you were able to short into the fat bar as it formed, pre-halt. Good luck with that. 

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LifeLock Drop, 1 Minute View

Added on by C. Maoxian.

First news I saw was CNBC at 14:13 ... scanner may have picked things up at 13:57 or 14:03 at the latest ... hard to say if you could find a borrow and get short ... always interested in talking with traders who caught this in real time. 

Bristol-Myers Drop, 1 Minute View

Added on by C. Maoxian.

A shame I didn't have scanner running since I'm not sure it would have beeped at the 14:00 bar ... entry below $68.56 makes sense .. would have been good risk reward carried into end of day. Getting positioned short in two minutes following outside bar would have been the dream move. 

Nothing at StockTwits until 14:04 when optionsaddict mentioned "69 call collapsed" and 14:05 when NewsHedge_Squawk noted drop.  

Yahoo Drop, 1 Minute View

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Did not have the scanner running but assume it would have chirped at 15:34. I do know how to spell "unusual," though you wouldn't know it from my chart annotations. 

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CSX Drop, 1 Minute View

Added on by C. Maoxian.

People apparently expecting a bump in CSX from an Ackman mention at sohn conference (weak wordplay?) ... would have to dial down on the tick chart to see a realistic short entry price ... would have ended up being a scratch ... risk reward would look bad in hindsight probably ... again I'd need a tick chart to say for sure. Scanners lit up across the land, bots milliseconds ahead of mere mortals (and even the Chairman, fast asleep) as usual. 

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Iconix Drop, 1 Minute View

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Weird one, the COO resigned on Friday, but there was next to no after-hours activity, then it blew up at the regular hours open? Impossible to borrow? Would have been a home run assuming you could locate the shares. Always like to talk with a human who played this in the heat of battle. 

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Teva Pharma Drop, 1 Minute View

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Apparently related to the Momenta news ... full two minute delay until the stock reacted, so much for an efficient market ... assume scanner would have seen this one too, though at 12:24 not 12:22.

Motorola Solutions Drop, 1 Minute View

Added on by C. Maoxian.

This was the fast boys' play on Thursday ... Motorola Is Unable to Find Buyers After Months-Long Effort ... "market value of about $13.2 billion" ... news reader bots picked up on keyword "failed" ... you'd have to drop down to the tick chart to find your spot ... probably would have made a good play for those who weren't in a muzzer Russian borscht-induced stupor at the time.  

StockTwits stream at the time ... there's OpenOutcrier again. 

Youku Tudou At All-time Low

Added on by C. Maoxian.

YOKU put out this press release on Thursday evening and held a conference call at 9 PM (eastern time).  There was a chance to get short above $15 after hours, but there was next to no liquidity and I don't know how easy it is to locate shares to short. I'm interested to talk with people who traded this one on Friday (or Thursday night). 

Fallen NeuStar

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Scanner screaming at 14:18 ... probably couldn't locate shares to short and the move was over in under ten minutes ... impressive ... you need a scanner which will alert you on a sub-minute level to catch something like this. 

Lumber Liquidators Liquidation, 1 Minute View

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Interesting one, got active at 10:32, scanner should have alerted you. Reported earnings but included the paragraph about a possible Department of Justice investigation not in the 8-K but in the 10-K, which people only discovered later? Maybe there was a conference call and something was revealed on it that caused the stock to go into freefall. Anyway, regardless of the news quick witted traders could have shorted this thing for some serious money.

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