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I am a patent litigator with a background in physics and electronics. I enjoy studying quantitative, rules-based investment methods through rigorous backtesting and numerical analysis. I believe that patterns exist in the market that benefit trading -- the challenge is finding them!
  • Options Trading System: SSO 3 comments
    Jul 25, 2014 3:08 PM | about stocks: SSO, VXX

    Per my new options trading system, we bought VXX 28 puts last Friday. They expire worthless today. Can't win them all. The positions was 10%, so that is a 10% loss. Yrrgh.

    This week we do not have a signal on VXX, so we will wait until next Friday and see what's what.

    In the meantime, we buy 100% SSO at the close today. It is currently at 118.01.

    Stocks: SSO, VXX
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  • Algyros
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    Thanks, Marc.


    Although I can't argue with your results, I'm a little confused about why this system is always aligned with a rising market. In other words, why SSO when not in VXX puts?
    26 Jul 2014, 10:08 AM Reply Like
  • lingkui
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    Marc, I have EEM has the new buy for August. Is that right? TIA.
    31 Jul 2014, 09:03 PM Reply Like
  • Aurelia0001
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    Hi Marc, are you still tracking the options trading system and if so, would you care to share some of the recent developments?
    Thanks in advance!
    31 Oct 2014, 03:21 PM Reply Like
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