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  • Apple: Earnings Option Play [View article]
    I have this trade at a +.11 delta. also lots of premium. nearly $27.00 be prepared to lose a significant amount of this prem. if the stock doesn't move much. that is why in my trade analysis ( not recommendation) I suggest a cheaper strangle (in premium terms ) with a long bias.
    Jan 23, 2013. 03:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Earnings Option Play [View article]
    thanks, stand corrected. learn something new every day.

    Jan 23, 2013. 01:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM: Option Earnings Play [View article]
    with three days to go , this was not a volatility play, but a play on movement
    Oct 18, 2012. 11:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM: Option Earnings Play [View article]
    There is no volatility in the 210 line. calls are no bid and puts are parity. $ was made on pure movement
    Oct 18, 2012. 11:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM: Option Earnings Play [View article]
    $6.80 straddle worth $10.50 today
    Oct 17, 2012. 01:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IBM: Option Earnings Play [View article]
    excellent analysis. appreciate the feedback, you may well be correct.
    Oct 16, 2012. 12:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Playing The News [View article]
    I respectfully disagree with your assessment of the importance of understanding Implied Volatility. Understanding Implied Volatility is the singularly most important part of option trading. Volatility skew is the second most important aspect.

    These option trades ideas are only offered to those who have already made an investment decision and/or have a bullish or bearish bias.
    Aug 28, 2012. 10:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Playing The News [View article]
    Stay with what you are comfortable with. Good luck with your trading.
    Aug 27, 2012. 03:37 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Playing The News [View article]
    I try to provide trades for investors with divergent views. Seeking Alpha editors actually encourage a balanced view in the articles.

    If you have a long term positive outlook on AAPL, you should employ options to bolster returns or provide downside protection.

    Options are incredible hedging and income providing instruments. They should be a part of every portfolio.
    Aug 27, 2012. 03:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Still Own Apple Volatility? [View article]
    Good stuff. Options content written by people who know options. good work.
    Aug 27, 2012. 02:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters: Is A Jolt Coming? [View article]
    short squeeze? relief rally? not sure, but the trades were winners if you had the conviction.
    Aug 2, 2012. 01:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Cheap Option Volatility Plays [View article]
    No worries. just happy that people are reading the article.
    Aug 1, 2012. 08:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • J.C. Penney: Is The New 'Fair And Square' Policy A Death Knell? [View article]
    If you believe that $JCP will stay range bound, the two most common strategies to employ would be:

    1) Sell an ATM ( at-the-money) straddle
    2) Sell a strangle.

    These strategies are especially compelling when the Implied volatility is elevated and hence the premiums that you collect are high.

    Beware: If you employ these strategies, you have both upside and downside risk.

    Note: I am not recomending that you use these strategies. That decision is entirely based on your appetite for risk
    Jul 11, 2012. 09:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix: Is A Move In The Future? [View article]
    Excellent point and observation. One thing to consider is that the Aug options when listed will most likely carry a higher IV then July. based on the earnings 'event' Do you want to pay more in IV? Maybe you do, maybe you don't. I believe it is an open question whether the extra IV prem is worth it.
    Jun 14, 2012. 08:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • JPMorgan: Is The House Of Dimon A House Of Cards? [View article]
    I appreciate the constructive insight into JPM's fundamentals, Vandooman. I apologize for incorrectly stating that the near term low was $27.85. My error. I stand by the rest of the article and it's main thrust. The main point of the article is option related and not fundamentally based. If (if,if,if) you believe there is more downside, then we offer a trade idea. ' To take advantage of abnormally elevated downside implied volatility skew and to benefit from any further downward pressure in JPM stock in the next couple of weeks and before earnings in July.
    Jun 13, 2012. 02:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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