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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Joe Louis, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Gallant Knight

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    Market only open until 1et Friday
     
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  2. Taques

    Taques dang ole pretty pretty pizza
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    oh damn i didnt know that thanks

    so i should probably try to sell them thursday morning if things dont go my way before then? first time (obviously) doing options
     
  3. Gallant Knight

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    Market definitely closed thanksgiving!
     
  4. Taques

    Taques dang ole pretty pretty pizza
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    err wednesday i mean
     
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  5. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Oh my sweet summer Taques...
     
  6. Taques

    Taques dang ole pretty pretty pizza
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    help computer
     
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  7. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Alas I cannot.

    I decided to buy nothing but indexes.

    Funny thing about funds that are intimately tied to the market as a whole and how they act when the market as a whole takes a giant poop on my dreams...

    Money no money come back!
     
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  8. Toast

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    Poor Taques can't calendar.
     
  9. Taques

    Taques dang ole pretty pretty pizza
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    i can’t afford one
     
  10. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis WE GO HARD ON EARTH
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    We probably have a poster around here somewhere with an extra Cats of 1986 poster
     
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  11. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Psh like I’d part with my Cats of 1986 calendar...
     
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  12. Toast

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    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Gallant Knight

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    If anyone wants to bet against natural gas buy $boil puts
     
  14. texasraider

    texasraider thanks
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    I’m utilizing DGAZ
     
  15. lechnerd

    lechnerd low energy lech
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    I'm easing my way into Amazon. I've got about 25% of what I want to put in, in.

    I want to buy more Boeing as well.

    If you have a longer term outlook there's a ton of stuff on sale right now.
     
  16. Gallant Knight

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    GE steady makes new lows
     
  17. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    What’s the consensus, time to buy yet? Time for them to sell off/break up?
     
  18. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    I do think GE is undervalued and has long-term upside with high likelihood of short-term losses.

    Idk, I’ll probably just keep moving all savings and potential investment funds into my Vio 2.25% account. Feds raising rates, market continuing to trend down/correct, blah blah blah.
     
  19. Taques

    Taques dang ole pretty pretty pizza
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    what are we buying today boys
     
  20. 1

    1 Hound is NOT my bitch
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    All my buys are for the long-term. I've just been strengthening my positions in ZUO, EPD, and ROKU recently.
     
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  21. Gallant Knight

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    I shorted it but I don’t know what I’m doing
     
  22. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    So do I understand this correctly: you sold off the GE stock you had (at a loss) expecting a) then to drop more in the short term, and b) that you’ll purchase them back at an even lower price?
     
  23. Beanh8er

    Beanh8er Get the cock out of your ear, Dumbfuck.
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    He sold stocks someone else had.

    The other two parts are right, but then a part c) where the stocks return to the original owner, and he pockets the difference.
     
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  24. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Why didn’t I buy LBranda before the holiday season started? Great dividends and excellent short-term growth. Man I am bad at this...
     
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  25. Detlef Schrempf

    Detlef Schrempf Well-Known Member

    We’re all good when looking in the rear view mirror, don’t sweat it.
     
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  26. lechnerd

    lechnerd low energy lech
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    I know it’s not likely but if they strike a deal and end everything the market will open up 10% on Monday.
     
  27. brolift

    brolift The truth is not depressing.
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    Yield curve inverted.

    How long until we're all poor and paying our utility bills with pinches of gold dust?
     
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  28. Trop

    Trop 2017 CFP National Champions - Clemson Tigers
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    I think the equifax stock will be driven down to $95 by Feb 28. How much would I win on a $1000 option?
     
  29. Gallant Knight

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    Do you mean $100?

    There isn’t an expiration date in February right now. Only Jan and April
     
  30. Trop

    Trop 2017 CFP National Champions - Clemson Tigers
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    I really need some eli5 options articles haha.


    I thing they miss earnings which will be released early Feb. I want to make a play on that.

    How can I make money on that?


    I guess my only choice is to select an April end date? Why isn't there a Feb choice?


    Got $1000 to play with.. ...
     
  31. brolift

    brolift The truth is not depressing.
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    Do you work for them? What data lead you to that conclusion?
    Buy options with strike prices of $100, expiring 4/18/19. Currently, each 100 contract purchase will set you back $535.
    You can see how much money you'll make using this calculator right here http://www.optionsprofitcalculator.com/calculator/short-put.html
    You'll make money if the stock closes below the strike minus whatever premium you paid for the option

    This is an ELI5 article on options expiration: https://www.investopedia.com/articles/optioninvestor/03/090303.asp
    Basically it's made up and determined by the CBOE
     
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  32. Trop

    Trop 2017 CFP National Champions - Clemson Tigers
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    Thanks! Nah, but they're laying off people.
     
  33. brolift

    brolift The truth is not depressing.
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    Word. Layoff usually boost stock prices, See GM.

    Make sure it's also not already priced in so you don't get cucked.

    They're pretty bearish anyway so you should be in the green, but I'm talking out of my ass.
     
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  34. Trop

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    I believe it's in preparation for a big miss.

    How do I read the chart? Different bt buy and write? If the stock price is $95 on April 18 or whenever, how much do I earn?
     
  35. Trop

    Trop 2017 CFP National Champions - Clemson Tigers
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    Take a look at this:
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/28/for...pment-manager-charged-with-insider-tradi.html


    He did options, right?
     
  36. brolift

    brolift The truth is not depressing.
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    Put in that you're buying a put, not writing.

    upload_2018-12-4_9-42-46.png
    This thing is nice because you can see the option's value going down over time, this is one of those "greeks" discussed, Theta.

    Say your prediction is correct and EFX is trading $95 on 2/28. Your profit per 100 contracts will be $121. If it's below that you're locking in more profit. Sell the fucker when/if this happens so you can avoid more theta decay losses.

    here's the link to that chart so you can interact with the different cells

    http://opcalc.com/tOhf

    HTH
     
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  37. Gallant Knight

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    Lots of people think it will go down

    If you buy a $100 option the stock has to go to 95 for you to just break even
     
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  38. brolift

    brolift The truth is not depressing.
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    How're you TSLA puts doin
     
  39. Gallant Knight

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    Shitty

    GM puts are poppin tho
     
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  40. Trop

    Trop 2017 CFP National Champions - Clemson Tigers
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    Already priced in. Dangit.



    Any good puts out there?
     
  41. brolift

    brolift The truth is not depressing.
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    QQQ imo
     
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  42. Trop

    Trop 2017 CFP National Champions - Clemson Tigers
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    What date?
     
  43. brolift

    brolift The truth is not depressing.
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    Long. This AM i got 2 $149 strikes exp 1/4/19, they're up 54% on the day.

    These are a little out of the money for my taste but after my October, I'm gambling with ~$50 lol.

    Honestly, I'd wait for a green day on QQQ, then get some at different strike prices on diffrent dates to spread out your risk.

    edit:
    133.33%
     
    #9994 brolift, Dec 4, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018
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  44. 1

    1 Hound is NOT my bitch
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    My pets heads are falling off!
     
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  45. Gallant Knight

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    GE poopfest
     
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  46. brolift

    brolift The truth is not depressing.
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    Unloaded those puts.
    Trying a new less greedy strategy.
     
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  47. Toast

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    My $NVDA puts are up almost 400% total so far.
     
  48. brolift

    brolift The truth is not depressing.
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    post screens bitch
     
  49. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    money no money stahp
     
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