Seeking Alpha
  • Ashraf Eassa
    BTW, sorry for lack of articles ths week. Was out of town, but will be back researching/writing full time on Monday.
    11/3/13
    Reply (9)
    • J Mintzmyer: What's the best way to short $NQ? Extremely small volumes in both puts and calls? Short call spread?
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    • Ashraf Eassa: Hmm...interesting question. I'll have to take a look at the $NQ options to see if there are any really good risk/reward ideas there.
      11/3/13
    • Bleecker Street Research: There might be, but take it from me, it's not really worthwhile. Bid/ask spread is huge and they trade infrequently.
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    • Bleecker Street Research: I bought puts right after the report came out and covered them 2 days later. Made a little bit but wasn't worth it.
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    • J Mintzmyer: Unfortunate... You'd think with a $600M+ market cap recently towards $1B, there'd be more options (pun intended) here.
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    • Bleecker Street Research: Haha yeah, I ended up eating a lot of possible returns on slippage getting in and out. Didn't want to short the common either
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    • Derek A. Barrett: Agree with Christopher, I think you could make some cash here, but you'd have to be glued to your screen all day for a week.
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    • Derek A. Barrett: Very volatile spec stocks tend to need much more attention than I'm willing to put in for the reward.
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    • Bleecker Street Research: I agree Derek, it's not fun (for me) to have to be looking at my phone every five min to see if anything changed, not my style...
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