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  • Disney Earnings In Pictures: Drop Unwarranted  [View article]
    Holla , take advantage put a pairs trade on LONG DIS vs SHORT TSLA.
    Actually not a bad idea !!
    Feb 10, 2016. 06:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Walt Disney's (DIS) CEO Bob Iger on Q1 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript  [View article]
    Great CC ... I don't know if that will satisfy the bears and the willing sellers near $85 in the aftermarket but to me the stock looks extremely attractive at these prices with a long term view if you can withstand the gut-wrenching volatility all markets are trading with at present.
    Feb 10, 2016. 12:31 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney call: 'Star Wars' soars; ESPN pessimism 'more dire' then deserved  [View news story]
    Facebook is just shy of double the market cap of Disney .... the market has indeed gone absolutely nuts !!! PROOF !!!
    Feb 9, 2016. 09:51 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tableau down 38.8% after reporting slowing license growth; Splunk, Qlik also lower  [View news story]
    Stock has halved in value in 58 minutes .... on a beat , both top & bottom line. Ex USA growth just in its absolute infancy.
    Feb 4, 2016. 05:59 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Time To Hedge Is Now: A New Energy-Related Candidate  [View article]
    Do you have any idea who Zions are heavily exposed to in the energy sector ? The implied volatility in the options must be horrifically expensive and the shares are already down 30% in the last 3 months so I realise what you are looking to do but not convinced you are going to get a good "hedge" ...
    Feb 4, 2016. 03:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Colgate Palmolive Is A Dividend Wolf In Sheep's Clothing  [View article]
    Brushing your teeth is a pretty important part of personal hygiene / oral healthcare and I for one can't imagine trying to save a few bucks by trading down to an unknown toothpaste from my tried and tested Colgate ... dentists are NOT cheap. Very false economy !!

    Disc: Hold 500 CL ave cost net of option premium of $51.42
    Feb 4, 2016. 01:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Time To Hedge Is Now: A New Energy-Related Candidate  [View article]
    Why hedge with a third derivative instrument at all ( 1st deriv = oil price , 2nd deriv = oil company , 3rd deriv = lender to oil company )... why not buy puts on Hess or Pioneer or Oxy for example ?

    Disc: Long ZION ... recent Conf Call was highly reassuring and the results were superb on the non oil loan book.
    Feb 3, 2016. 11:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 'Smaller' Consumer Goods Companies You Might Not Have Considered Yet  [View article]
    CL has extremely liquid weekly options so there are big "yield enhancing" strategies that you can employ to boost you returns .... covered calls being the most obvious one. CL is the third largest holding in my portfolio ( 500 shares ) and last year I had a cash yield of divs + option premium of 12.9%. By 2020 I hope to have recovered the cost of the shares completely and have them in my portfolio at "0" cost. 2015 was a low volatility year so options premiums were muted but 2016 is off to a rip-roaring start ... $1,362 income already on CL option premium that has expired worthless.
    Feb 3, 2016. 10:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Looking For A Hep C Price War? Merck Just Started It  [View article]
    I agree JDoe20 ... Cut the price to $45k tomorrow with NO DISCOUNTS. Hillary can claim a huge victory and start picking on another industry ... Why haven't airfares fallen given oil has collapsed 65% !!! .

    GILD management need to be proactive here. If they cut the price of Harvoni to $45k I reckon the shares would rally 10% in the blink of an eye !
    Jan 30, 2016. 09:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gilead: Detailed Insight And Interpretation Behind The Headlines: Should You Be Scared?  [View article]
    There is a strong case for management to be given a serious grilling at the ConfCall on Tuesday. They have spent billions of our dollars on buybacks at no doubt an average price of well over $100 and seem to me to be "asleep at the wheel" while this double whammy of politics and competition has spooked the market enough where people are running for the exits at prices ($83) all long term holders would never have dreamed in their worst nightmares a few short months ago. The IBB is down a third from its peak so if there are no decent takeover opportunities now then the whole sector must be doomed !!!
    Come on management ... PULL FINGER !!!
    Jan 29, 2016. 05:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gilead: Detailed Insight And Interpretation Behind The Headlines: Should You Be Scared?  [View article]
    Scary to think even if the stock were to rally 50% it still wouldn't make a new 52 week high ...
    Jan 29, 2016. 04:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gilead: Detailed Insight And Interpretation Behind The Headlines: Should You Be Scared?  [View article]
    Hoping for a rally after earnings is wishful thinking ... GILD hasn't rallied after earnings since ... NEVER !! Even when they beat easily and raise guidance the shares fail to perform. I feel a little foolish as GILD is my worst performing stock out of a portfolio of 20 stocks ( 5 up , 15 down so far in 2016 ) and I have failed to listen to the market for a year now as earnings kept climbing but the stock refused to rally. Should have known the market had serious doubts about the outlook ... now we are 25% lower
    Jan 29, 2016. 04:17 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amgen beats by $0.32, revenue in-line  [View news story]
    Down .... market just HATES bio-tech , healthcare at present. CELG has gone from $122 to $96 in a month ... GILD from $105 to $88. Good news is bad news , bad news is unforgivable !!
    Jan 28, 2016. 05:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: OK, This Is Just Stupid  [View article]
    GS, JPM, WFC & PNC have all been sold heavily. The regionals have been hit even harder. If you have the stomach for gut wrenching volatility with no doubt further irrational sell-offs and swings of 4-5%+ per day then I agree the financial sector offers some compelling opportunities after the carnage over the last 25 days
    Jan 26, 2016. 01:07 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Owning Disney With A 4.6% Yield  [View article]
    I would sell weekly options for a smaller premium but if stock starts to rally hard you can adjust your strike price on options you chose to sell. Also if called away you can turn around and then sell OTM puts to get more premium income and possibly buy the stock back at a lower strike than perhaps you were called away at ...
    Jan 25, 2016. 01:55 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment