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  • Review Of Nokia: Time To Bank Your Profits And Take An Early Vacation [View article]
    We tried to keep it simple, could have used the word bank profits on call options that are showing gains of 130%, that would fall along the lines of simply trying to draw page views. As it stands the word option was missing but the title was rather simple and not designed to be bait clicking trap.

    One should make some attempt to read the article. Making a comment without reading the article is like a shoemaker trying to tell a Chef how to cook.
    Dec 19 11:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Review Of Nokia: Time To Bank Your Profits And Take An Early Vacation [View article]
    cashman75

    you need to understand the difference between being long the stock and long options. One has a time premium factor to consider. In this case the calls are set to expire in Jan. It would be foolish to hold onto them given that you have roughly one month of time premium left.

    No mention was made of selling the stock. You and several others are not taking the time to read the article and understand what is being discussed. If you want to hold your calls till expiration, that is fine, but that is not a prudent investment strategy.
    Dec 19 08:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Review Of Nokia: Time To Bank Your Profits And Take An Early Vacation [View article]
    It seems that you and svaftsploos have not read the article. So you are saying you would hold onto these calls even though they will expire in about a month. That makes no sense. Our position was to sell the calls and not the stock. The stock is a whole different story and we are still bullish on the stock.

    we also advocated using a pullback to purchase new calls with more time on them.
    Dec 18 10:21 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Review Of Nokia: Time To Bank Your Profits And Take An Early Vacation [View article]
    The point is to sell the calls which are set to expire in Jan. Why does everyone assume we are talking about the stock. It would be silly to hold the calls with time running out when you are sitting on such huge gains.
    Dec 18 09:36 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Review Of Nokia: Time To Bank Your Profits And Take An Early Vacation [View article]
    yes sorry for the typo, the calls are set to expire in Jan 2013
    Dec 18 09:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Review Of Nokia: Time To Bank Your Profits And Take An Early Vacation [View article]
    Harrypothead

    The recco was not to sell the stock but the options which are set to expire in Jan 2014. The stock still has more run to run.
    Dec 18 08:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Review Of Nokia: Time To Bank Your Profits And Take An Early Vacation [View article]

    kimsky5

    The advice is not to sell the stock but the options. In case you did not look the calls are set to expire in Jan 2014 and its not worth taking the risk when you are up over 130%. One could sell the calls now and use a pullback to purchase calls that have more time on them.
    Dec 18 08:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Review Of Nokia: Time To Bank Your Profits And Take An Early Vacation [View article]
    The recommendation was to sell the calls. If you own the stock that is a separate issue.
    Dec 18 08:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kodiak And Apache: 2 Plays You Should Consider For Your Portfolio [View article]
    Have not looked at the stock closely for awhile, but based if one takes a look at the technical pattern, it has not fared so well, The stock is still in a downtrend, though it is trying to put in a bottom. If 1.20 holds then it will be move in the right direction and a sign that the stock is ready to turn around. A weekly close above 1.80 would definitely confirm that a multi month bottom is in place.
    Dec 2 06:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chimera: Time To Jump In Or Bail Out? [View article]
    Payout ratios are not that important when it comes to MLPS/REITS as they are generally pay a majority of their cash flow as distributions; in the case of REITS they are required to pay out roughly 90% of their cash flow as dividends. Payout ratios are calculated by dividing the dividend/distribution rate by the net income per share, and this is why the payout ratio for MLPs and REITS is often higher than 100%. The more important ratio to focus on is the cash flow per unit.


    However the rest of what you have to say makes sense. But as is the case with everything, one can be right but end up broke before the market follows the path it is supposed to. Having said that CIM could still rally with the general markets (if there is a santa claus rally) before topping out. It has held up pretty well so far
    Nov 30 04:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chimera: Time To Jump In Or Bail Out? [View article]
    Keep in mind that this is play for individuals willing to take on some risk. Having said that it appears that the market has priced in the negative news for this information has been out there for awhile. Markets are forward looking beasts. Once again, though this play is only for those willing to take on some risk and in our opinion its not a long term play. The focus should be on the short to intermediate time frames.
    Nov 30 12:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Long-Term Plays For Your Portfolio [View article]
    That was just one of the many pieces of data provided. If it was the focus of the article then we can see the problem. However, your point is noted
    Nov 29 03:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Long-Term Plays For Your Portfolio [View article]
    It is for the entire 2012.

    Here is another source

    KMP expects to declare cash distributions of $4.98 per unit for 2012, an 8 percent increase over the $4.61 it distributed for 2011. KMP expects to generate cash flow in excess of distributions of approximately $70 million, consistent with its budget.

    http://bit.ly/ShCESo
    Nov 29 01:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Buy Caterpillar With This Low-Risk, High-Reward Strategy [View article]
    1234geel

    You could do that but one could also think of doing the following

    write a bull put spread and use any premium left over to purchase calls just in case the stock moves higher.

    At the same time you could sell naked puts and extreme prices as you suggest such that if the stock gets assigned to your account, you are more than happy to take possession of them.
    Nov 29 01:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Buy Caterpillar With This Low-Risk, High-Reward Strategy [View article]
    MexCom

    Well it depends on how you look at it. You are only using part of the premium to buy the calls. Let us say you put in a limit order to buy the stock today you would pay 84.94. With this strategy you would get in at 78.50 if the shares were put to your account. On the other hand if they were not put to your account and the stock took off, you would benefit from the two calls you are holding. So if you are bullish and looking to get into this stock at a lower price. You could in a way call this a win win strategy. It all comes down to ones outlook and ones investing strategy.

    Thanks for commenting
    Nov 29 07:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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