In regards to HDog, I only remember once or maybe twice checking to see if he's doing the same thing, I see it and click, he's on it. I wouldn't take the two seriously knowing how many heads are thinking alike :)
I have very little to do with runs, but as a group of investors sometimes simultaneously we hit the same things.
Without getting into details, here's how some prepare if there is a buy.
Within the buy screen you have, have it out and ready. You could even come close to calculating how many dollars you want to spend on a normal bases, anything to have a lead into pushing your buy through.
Developing a buying chart also helps and have it next to your desk.
$ x .005 @ 250,000 shares =
Come up with a simple formula so you don't have to think about it, get your abacus out, etc. :)
I see you've spent sometime trying to calculate runs, etc.
When reading the 'public messages search' window, some also think that the lowering of risk, that is how long a run might last. Could be offset by seeing key words, i.e. RM / Shell or maybe who's saying it.
Sometimes the above is true, it just takes time....... again, to come up with a risk calculator reviewing your DD points before a run.
A good example is to go back and look the SECU run, find the 1st post, then find the 1st post that had "meat'. Read who's saying it, find where he posts, what type of headers [what is he saying] within the first part of his pots does he use, etc.
It takes time to get to know the friends here on ihub be they adversary or not! :/
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