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  • Gary: ...
    3. $CALA – no reason to own this. The chart is telling us nothing. Under buying pressure.
    4. $MTDR – “Bought in July and October for a long term account, time to add here?” I would consider APC.
  • peppercorn: @Aragorn thanks for these #InsideMonths to consider and track for FEB 2018 - $ADXS $AGCO $AGX $ALNY $ALRM $APT $ATAI $AVAV $BCOV $BLUE $BMRN $CALA $CGNX $CLX $CRTO $DBA $DBD $EFOI $EQT $EYES $GBTC $GLUU $GNC $HQY $IBP $INVE $JJC $KMG $KSU $LAKE $LL $MBI $MDC $MEI $MMC $NTES $OAS $ONCE $ONVO $PAY $PCG $PRTA $PTLA $QRVO $SAIC $SDRL $SFUN $SNAP $SPWR $SWKS $T $TELL $TGI $TRIL $TROV $TROX $USCR $WATT $XOMA $XONE
  • Spotdog: @tri2insite #CALA Tip: Replace # with $CALA to allow us to see the chart
  • tri2insite: $CALA I hate this stock today.... caught not looking. It drops 25% and no news??
  • tri2insite: @Spotdog $CALA #CALA thx. I'm not focusing today. Distracted by this stock loss.
  • tri2insite: $CALA sold it at the bottom. must be time to get in.
  • woodman: @tri2insite $CALA - I had a little of it, which I sold today. Much like jumping out of an accelerating car (I guess going in reverse). Luckily my position was small, but even a small position causes pain on a day like this one. I'll look at it as this week's reminder not to own small #biotech. 8/10-8/11 lows are obvious support, though for how long remains to be seen.
  • woodman: $CALA - small add to this one. Coming catalysts.
  • woodman: $CALA has some catalysts involving its CB-839 (being tested for various types of cancer) this Q. The first is on 11/11 involving a presentation at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer followed, I believe, by a conference call.
  • woodman: $CALA - range trade, if that's your thing. It's off the bottom of its recent range.
  • woodman: $ESPR $EXEL $ARRY $DVAX $CALA - all were on my "of interest" list this morning. I ended up adding to $DVAX and buying back $EXEL and $ARRY. But $ESPR, which I didn't buy, is the winner so far. (No position in ESPR.) $CORT is looking good here too, btw.
  • DAN: $CALA also moving up today and starting "Phase 3" after a somewhat loose volatility squeeze in September.
  • woodman: $CALA - busy beaver this Quarter. At least three, possibly more, catalysts coming this Q. At least one on 11/11. All regarding its CB-839 (11/11 with nivolumab for renal cell, malignant melinoma, non-small cell lung Ph 1/2; another 4Q with paclitaxel for triple neg. breast Ph. 1/2 initial; and another 4Q with Opdivo for solid tumors Ph. 1).
  • DAN: @woodman $CALA Really coiling at $18.
  • success: last week I moved back into the market reducing the cash position to 75% with small positions in 20 stocks . . tight trailing stops of 2-3%. 10 were stopped out for a small net gain. Of the ten, Two stocks were added back $PRAH and SYMC . . of the other seven, five are below there sell points and two are above. Current return on remaining original position for the wk was 2.7%. New adds are $CALA, $DXC, $NXPI, $ROL, $TTD, $WTW, $KEM . . . all with 2-3% trailing stops . .@DAN . . set up excel spreadsheet to track and leveraging TC2000 for alerts . .
  • issues: @success $PRAH $CALA $DXC $NXPI $ROL $TTD $WTW $KEM It would seem the stops were too tight. Fixed stops that you manually move up I have found are better than the trailing stops that get hit far too often.
  • success: @issues $PRAH $CALA $DXC $NXPI $ROL $TTD $WTW $KEM @issues . .saw this late as was out most of the afternoon . . I know I have tight stops and small positions . . with the market at the top I prefer to stay tighter and if I get stopped out I re-look at things and get back in if appropriate. I like your idea . . . with TC 2000 I can set the fixed stop and then set an alert should the stock rise a certain percent and that would be my notice to raise the stop. I have changed my approach given I have been in cash the last 6 weeks. More stocks, tighter stops given where the market is and add incremental buys at 3-4% gains . . will re-look at the trailing stops I have and move them to fixed stop lost. thanks for the help . .
  • StockMarketMentor: A Price Alert has been triggered for $CALA Calithera Biosciences Inc.. Click here to view associated video clip: http://stockmarketmentor.com/stockanalysis.html?ticker=CALA&clip=92138
  • Junior1: $CALA Being perky today. May be worth having on your watchlist with alerts. I'm short Oct 15.0 Puts
  • StockMarketMentor: A Price Alert has been triggered for $CALA Calithera Biosciences Inc.. Click here to view associated video clip: http://stockmarketmentor.com/stockanalysis.html?ticker=CALA&clip=92019
  • DAN: @StockMarketMentor $CALA This stock has potential. Our alert was triggered and volume is above average. That's an indication of strong buying. I mentioned earlier today that I did not intend to buy anything today because of the nature of the market. Biotech is a bit different...but I'm still not buying this right now. Just alerting you to the stock
  • woodman: @DAN $CALA - thanks, Dan.
  • GOOSE: A TRADE: Thank you @DAN for this, looks like a good trade for me. ;>) $CALA STO 10/20/15 15.0 PUTS @.95 Backing into the stock, if put to me @14.05. Stock now @16.60
  • DAN: @woodman $CALA Thank me when you close for a profit.... ;-)
  • Aragorn: @DAN $CALA that is an ugly candle today see what happens if come to the 50
  • Gary: ...
    11. $CALA – still squeezing. Alert $17.30
    12. $QGEN -- $QGEN biotech crossed above 50 day . Good volume last 2 days. Planning to buy with a stop at $32.40. Div yield of 3.16%. Thoughts? Pretty steep fall…buying now. Would suggest a pr ...
  • woodman: $CALA - added this morning.
  • woodman: $CALA - watch for move above 16.80.
  • indigo1948: @woodman $CALA - agree with you. I have been in and out of this one but back in as it appears poised for move up
  • woodman: $CALA - continues to work its way back up. Little pause/flag today with hammer off the 8dEMA. I added a little more earlier in the week. Still has room to move up.
  • woodman: $CALA - follow through today.
  • woodman: $CALA showing some spunk today as it rises up through the 50d and some resistance.
  • DAN: $EXTR $ESIO $CALA -- Thanks for pointing these out, woodman.
  • issues: @DAN $EXTR $ESIO $CALA The best for me is EXTR. Why? Glad you asked. Its in IBD group 14 Computer Networking (which includes ANET SWIR etc). EXTR is in all 5 categories (that's rare!). Composite/accumulation/ strength...eps etc. ) It doesn't get better than that! It's rated Composite 99: accumulation A! That's for me. I put in an order to get started on this one. Finally it's not as extremely high as $ESIO. So it's got room to grow. Thanks Woody. How did you find it?
  • woodman: $CALA - keep on radar.
  • PJMR11: $cala Still holding a position. Back at 50 day. Is this an extended Phase 2? Anyone holding have thoughts on this?
  • woodman: @PJMR11 $cala - I sold half of my $CALA on this pullback. Locking in some of my decent profit compelled me to do so. But I am watching it for an opportunity to buy it back.
  • PJMR11: @woodman $cala $CALA I am done with this. I have no confidence that it will bounce. I will use the 1% rule.
  • spmeyers: @PJMR11 $cala I think selling is done, but waiting for a white candle
  • woodman: $CALA - nice intraday reversal with bounce off the 50 day.
  • PJMR11: @woodman $CALA in my review mirror. That plus biting on energy makes for a lousy Thursday.
  • Sher: $CALA - Glad I took profits on this one, yesterday - Currently plummeting... down 7.75% $JBLU - Blew through R3 - Took profits, only because a "stupidly-placed" sell order got hit just as I was trying to cancel it! - Just reentered long call position at Sept. $23 strike. $JBLU - Top performing airline, today - Currently up 3% - Long Sept. $22 calls...
  • tlmayne: @Sher $CALA I stopped out early this morning after moving up my stop, thanks to you, preserving most my profit. Thank you for sharing.
  • woodman: @Sher $CALA $JBLU - I'm still holding CALA but raised my stop. I have a nice profit in this. On the chart, it is pulling back to the breakout level (around 17.70-17.90) and still inside of yesterday, so I am giving it some leeway before bailing out.
  • PJMR11: @woodman $CALA Thanks
  • Bridget: I wanted to take profits on $BZUN yesterday. Unfortunately I only ever got a half position because I never got my add point so I had to sell it all, only to see it go up again today. Oh well, still made a good 14% in 5 days. Still holding $CALA, might add here on this pullback and bounce.
  • Sher: ...
    $CALA - Glad I took profits on this one, yesterday - Currently plummeting... down 7.75%

    $JBLU - Blew through R3 - Took profits, only because a "stupidly-placed" sell order got hit just as I was trying to cancel it! - Just reentered long c ...
  • champ: @Sher $JD $AMD $EEM $CALA ------ On $JLBU they reported News...good June prelim #Traffic results and they are moving up thru multi-month resistance.
  • PJMR11: $CALA Back down. Anyone taking advantage of this pullback? Phase 2?
  • spmeyers: @PJMR11 $CALA I have limit order at 18.1; if it fills my stop will be super tight
  • PJMR11: @spmeyers $CALA Interesting. I also have the same limit order.
  • PJMR11: @spmeyers $CALA Let's see where we go from here.
  • woodman: $CALA
  • DAN: @woodman $CALA Nice breakout, woodman.
  • Bridget: $CALA I guess I should have added at $19
  • issues: @Bridget $CALA well duh? Me too. Don't you just hate it when you miss an opportunity and then consider "chasing" it?
  • woodman: @Bridget $CALA - I've traded this a number of times this year, I made some unlucky sales along the way, the worst of which was to sell before its earnings and updates back in Jan. -- I think that's what/when it was -- b/c I didn't want to take the chance of holding it over. Anyway, I recall it flying after I sold and I had to wait for another entry. I missed out on a big move. But on the good side, my most recent buybacks of this have been good. I last bought it back 6/19 and added on 6/21 in the $14s and $15s, and have been holding this decent position size since then. But to think I once had this in the $4s and messed it up, it gives me a migraine.
  • PJMR11: @woodman $CALA Don't feel bad. I sold my entire position yesterday.
  • Sher: ...
    $CALA - Took profits...

    $BSX - Added to July $27 call position for an ave. price/share of 1.00 - Still mildly underwater, but looking for momentum to pick up now that stock is back above 20-day MA.

    $CENX - Doubled my tanking July $21 call positio ...
  • Bridget: Notes: Every sector was up today. Some rallies are getting old. IV is very high in many stocks going into earnings at the end of the month. Lots of breakouts but many have already run too far too fast. $CTRL $KEM $CALA $EEM - breakout on the weekly, wait for the pullback $Z - pullback to 50dMA, seeing capitulation today $PFPT - nice bounce off the 50dMA $LVS - at the 50dMA $WB - at the 50dMA $GLW - new all time high $BX - breakout $SINA - breakout $CHTR - starting to breakout $SYK - breakout $TRP - breakout on the weekly $TMO - breaking out $TRMB - starting to breakout, at a nice buy point $PYPL and $SQ both moving higher #IPOs AYX - too late now LNGG - new high JAG - nice pullback APPN - almost at a new high
  • woodman: @PJMR11 $CALA - ugh, sorry. Consider selling only some next time it reaches resistance levels, just in case it decides to keep going. Also, rather than just hitting the eject button, consider using a stop that isn't extremely tight. You can even use two stops -- say, a stop on half, and then another lower stop on the other half. Or some similar combination of methods to keep you in just in case, and not bailing out too fast without giving it a chance to keep going with you still along for the ride. I've messed this up many times in the past but have become better at it over time.
  • woodman: $CALA isn't acting like it's done going up.
  • Bridget: $CALA now above yesterday's high
  • StockMarketMentor: A Price Alert has been triggered for $CALA Calithera Biosciences Inc.. Click here to view associated video clip: http://stockmarketmentor.com/stockanalysis.html?ticker=CALA&clip=88060
  • captron: $CALA - It swooped down and took out a few stops, including mine. Will wait to reload.
  • woodman: $CALA - one I've been accumulating ... popping today.
  • Motorman: @woodman $CALA yes, have not seen any news
  • DAN: @woodman $CALA Really nice move today. Phase 2 starting on the vs breakout today.
  • woodman: $CALA - here is what's moving CALA. A study involving its CB-839 glutaminase inhibitor, concluding that CB-839 treatment significantly reduced Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma growth across multiple cell lines. Here's the study: https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15965 And here's some info from CALA's website on CB-839: http://www.calithera.com/programs/cb-839/ http://www.calithera.com/programs/pipeline/
  • DAN: @woodman $CALA Ah. Thanks woodman.
  • Bridget: Notes: $XLU in a downtrend on the daily now $UNG new 52 week low $BHI - big move after this downtrend, special dividend on 7/7 $AAP $AZO $ORLY - down big on warning $CBOE - new all time high $CX - breakout $CNC - good buy point in this uptrend $CCL $RCL - steady uptrend $BZUN - nice breakout $AABA - steady uptrend IBB XBI - many healthcare stocks looking well today $CALA - breakout $ACHC - higher highs $ALNY - nice uptrend
  • Sher: $CMC - Options are crazy in this one - STC July $19 calls for $1.25 & 17.6% gain - One day trade $CELG – BTO July $133 calls @ $2.40; Also long July $132 calls (below) $CALA – Opened new share position @ $17.65 $BSX – Added to July $27 call position @ $.82 $BZUN - The strongest in this group - Up 6.5% $CELG - BTO a few July $132 calls @ $2.55 - Entering phase 3...
  • woodman: @gwenzee $ABMD $INCY $KITE $PBYI $BLUE #Medical - My current #biotechs are $CEMP and $CALA . The third one I mentioned is $ATRS, but that's the one I said isn't a biotech (it's med instrument-supply). I've traded $ATRS many times over the years. My last buy back was at $2.60 and I sold most of it recently at $3.17. I still have a little of it. Another I recently had but no longer is $DVAX. I bought $DVAX in the $7.80s and a little more at $8.85, and sold it all at $9.95. I will look to buy DVAX back after this pullback. (Note that DVAX has it's FDA Advisory panel coming July 28.) I have a number of medical instrument-supply/diagnostic-research/medical device stocks as well. I do not have $ABMD, but it is on my watch list and I like it around here as it moves sideways into the rising 50 day.
  • woodman: $GKOS $CALA edging up.
  • woodman: $CALA looks interesting here. I bought some earlier in the week.
  • woodman: $CALA - for the watch list. (I do have some.)
  • Sher: @woodman $CALA - Me too - Long stock/covered calls...
  • efrain007: $CALA testing highs with volume
  • spmeyers: $CALA appears to be making a continuation move higher
  • captron: $CALA - Think I am going to tighten the stop. Looks like it has given all it going to give for now.
  • issues: @captron $CALA I would put your stop at around $15.50. Is that your spot?
  • captron: @issues $CALA Actually I put it at 15.75. Volume is drying up and I have a nice profit. Volume bar went red today.
  • efrain007: $CALA sold the small position I had left.
  • efrain007: $CALA testing highs.
  • Bridget: @efrain007 $CALA ok, I'll bite. Getting back into this one.
  • efrain007: @Bridget $CALA I've got some but wish I had bought more on the one day dip. Hesitant on adding now at this level.
  • StockMarketMentor: A Price Alert has been triggered for $CALA Calithera Biosciences Inc.. Click here to view associated video clip: http://stockmarketmentor.com/stockanalysis.html?ticker=CALA&clip=85883
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  • Bridget: Notes: $BHP $RIO - both have similar charts and are at important support point. A move higher would be continuation of longer term trend or a breakdown is a continuation of the shorter term trend. $BIDU - has been consolidating for almost a year, looking ready to breakout $BP $MPC - still my 2 favorite oil stocks $YUM $MCD $KO - all working $CALA - breakout to new high $CORT - breakout to new high $DAR - breakout to new high $QCOM - moving higher with little resistance $XLNX - looking extended but still in solid uptrend $DOV - breakout of 5 month consolidation $NOC $LMT - both close to breaking out $SBUX - watch for $62 $GE $CBI $T - seeing a bounce after a long downturn $FINL - was down on $FL earnings
  • efrain007: $CALA strong. Sold some.
  • Bridget: Notes: $JNJ - huge breakout, BTO Jun $125 Calls $AMAT - still climbing into earnings. $V - breaking out of an upward triangle $BOX at a new 52 week high. ER on 5/31 $GEO at a good buy point. $BBRY new 52 week high $QLYS - hit $42 and ran higher quickly, extended $SUPV - breakout continues today. Phase 3 $FEYE - my favorite of the cyber security stocks. Gap and run. $NETS - #ipo new all time high $FND - #ipo, new all time high $ADBE - working, still $EW breaking higher after consolidation, $MDT also looks good here $KMX and $TRU - both moving higher $MGM - new 52 week high $CALA - continuing to breakout
  • Bridget: $CALA continuing its squeeze
  • woodman: $CALA done.
  • Bridget: $CALA breaking out of a squeeze after earnings.
  • woodman: @Bridget $CALA - I sold before earnings. Hmmm.
  • vfr777: @woodman $CALA I did too. all the patience to hold during consolidation and miss the BO today!!! :-)
  • woodman: $CALA - killing me today.
  • efrain007: @woodman $CALA Maybe a buy today if it closes well and it continues tomorrow? That's what I'm thinking of doing.
  • woodman: @efrain007 $CALA - Chasing is against my nature. Chasing a biotech is 100x against my nature. Yet I keep tormenting myself by looking at it.
  • Motorman: @woodman $CALA that was a Good one.."tormenting myself..."
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Calithera Biosciences Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel small molecule drugs directed against tumor metabolism and tumor immunology targets for the treatment of cancer.

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