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Options trader full-time, author, owner of, a subscription-based service. Born in Chicago. Follow many stocks in the tech, financial, and agricultural sectors. Trade daily with a 5 Technical Indicator Strategy I developed. Also trade debit spreads, strangles, and also hold... More
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  • Addition of VMware (VMW) to the Daily Options Strategy- Removal of IBM 7 comments
    Dec 7, 2011 1:47 PM | about stocks: VMW, IBM
    Since I added (IBM) to the strategy it has been very range-bound daily and the Bollinger Bands have been too tight to really find any great entry points. I think it is taking up a spot on the 9 streaming charts.

    I have been monitoring VMware (VMW) for quite a while and really like this stock for the Daily Strategy. So, add VMW and take IBM off.  If you would still like to trade (IBM), I would lower the sell price from its current level of 0.600-1.00 above what you paid.
    Stocks: VMW, IBM
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  • Kevin--will you offer an update on VHC soon? The stock has been a mosnster while IDCC goes nowhere. Thanks
    27 Dec 2011, 05:15 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » I sure will. Thanks.
    27 Dec 2011, 09:17 AM Reply Like
  • On VM Ware--I assume that you are bullish? rdmill
    28 Dec 2011, 08:18 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Yes, I like VMW and EMC.
    28 Dec 2011, 09:32 AM Reply Like
  • Dialy how you will trade VMW.Can you please share your ideas.


    30 Dec 2011, 05:53 AM Reply Like
  • Great to see VMW added to the model. Made some good gains this month using your model and selling the 77.50 puts during the quick pullback. Love the stock but hope it breaks down after earnings monday to sell them again this month. This thing is like a range bound clock between 80 and 100. Keep up the good work Kevin.
    19 Jan 2012, 09:41 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Thanks, I've been using a lower sell order, about 0.40 with VMW. I get out a lot quicker and just buy more contracts at a time.
    19 Jan 2012, 09:48 PM Reply Like
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