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  • Enterprise Products Partners: Bank Your Profits And Wait For A Better Buying Opportunity [View article]

    dave in okla

    Selling was just one of the suggested strategies. In fact, another strategy was provided for those who did not want to sell due to capital gains. One could simply sell a few puts as a hedge, this way if the stock dropped your position would be balanced out by the puts you purchased.

    But in the end one must do what is best for one. These are just suggestions :)
    Oct 27, 2012. 09:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Enterprise Products Partners: Bank Your Profits And Wait For A Better Buying Opportunity [View article]
    The long term outlook is bullish, we are just talking about the short to intermediate term outlook. Thanks for commenting
    Oct 27, 2012. 09:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Energy Partners A Long Term Buy, But Wait For A Pullback [View article]
    If 80 is taken out on a weekly basis, then there is a really good chance that your limit order would be filled as the stock could test the gap and trade as low as 75 before bottoming out. Have you considered selling some naked puts slightly above the price you want to get into the stock. if put to your account your cost per share will be well below 77.00. A possible strategy would be to place a limit order with half your funds and use the other half to sell puts
    Oct 26, 2012. 08:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Enterprise Products Partners: Bank Your Profits And Wait For A Better Buying Opportunity [View article]
    Good question. It applies to all stocks and not just MLPS.
    Oct 26, 2012. 07:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Get Into Annaly And Earn Up To 42% With This Simple Strategy [View article]
    Ryan

    That is true but any form of trading involves commissions and if profitable taxes.
    Oct 26, 2012. 02:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Get Into Annaly And Earn Up To 42% With This Simple Strategy [View article]

    batitude

    No matter how much NLY drops your total risk is limited by the long put you purchased. You cannot lose more than the spread. In this case your maximum risk is $140. This is a much safer strategy than purchasing the stock outright as your risk is defined right at the beginning.
    Oct 26, 2012. 11:35 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Get Into Annaly And Earn Up To 42% With This Simple Strategy [View article]
    A bull put by nature is a conservative strategy. You have a defined maximum risk because of the long put. So your claim that this is a high risk strategy is totally unwarranted. This strategy provides someone who was thinking of getting into NLY with the chance of making some money without taking on too much risk.

    One does not have to wait for the puts to expire. One can close the position out at an earlier stage of the game for a less profit, that is why the headline states up to 42% and not a guaranteed 42%
    Oct 26, 2012. 11:33 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria Group: A Possible Entry Of $29.45 Or Earn An Extra 5.3% In 5 Months [View article]
    $29.00 is the second target and the word if was used. The current target is in the $31.00-$31.50. Btw that is what many said when the stock was trading near its highs and we said it could dip to the $32.00-$33.00 ranges.
    Oct 26, 2012. 08:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Review: Nexen Another Big Winner And Time To Bank Your Profits [View article]
    Your welcome slickvguy
    Oct 21, 2012. 08:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Duke Energy: A Low Cost Simple Set Up To Leverage Your Position [View article]
    you do not have to leave the position open for 6 months. If the calls show a profit. You could close the whole play. You could also purchase a put with a lower strike to limit your risk and purchase fewer calls as you used some of the money to purchase a lower strike put.
    Oct 17, 2012. 03:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: A Potential 53% In 5 Months With This Low Risk Strategy [View article]
    the spread lowers your maximum risk to the difference between the spread. If the stock should tank your loss will be limited. With a naked put you could lose significantly more as you have no hedge in place. Also if the stock starts to break down you could always buy back the put you sold and lock in gains via the put you purchased.

    Lastly with a naked put, the funds you need for assignment are taken away as soon as you sell the put, this is not the case with a bull put spread.

    It's best to paper trade for awhile till you fully understand the strategy. There is always another play.
    Oct 16, 2012. 04:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: A Potential 53% In 5 Months With This Low Risk Strategy [View article]
    Thanks for the input
    Oct 16, 2012. 03:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silver Wheaton - A Good Long-Term Play, But Wait For A Pullback Before Jumping In [View article]
    At some point there is a strong change that oil could be priced in a new currency. China and Russia are pushing for this in a very strong way. It could be a new currency or a basket of currencies. If this measure goes through the dollar will take a beating.

    Now in the interim the outlook is never as predictable. The dollars chart is still strong. It has only consolidated and appears to be building strength for a higher move. There is pretty strong chance that in the short to mid term time frames the dollar could rally, PM's pull back pretty strongly and oil could trade down to the 65-70 ranges.

    The obvious is not as obvious as it is made out to be. Yes a pullback in the PM's will be a great buying opportunity but it could fool many of the weak hands to dump their holdings. This is just something to keep in mind
    Oct 16, 2012. 01:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Southern Company And Exelon: 2 Contrasting Utility Plays For Your Portfolio [View article]
    Well the higher dividend is nice and the potential for capital gains is strong as the outlook for EXC should improve going forward.
    Oct 15, 2012. 05:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Southern Company And Exelon: 2 Contrasting Utility Plays For Your Portfolio [View article]
    Thanks for the kudos and taking the time to comment
    Oct 15, 2012. 05:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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