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  • Apple Q2 2015 Earnings Preview: Another Strong Quarter Driven By iPhone In China [View article]
    I love earnings day for AAPL , the options market goes into wild frenzy , volatility spikes ( especially between 3-4pm ) and short option traders like myself have a field day ( just puts mind you - dangerous to sell naked calls on this baby ). I will be selling some $126/$127/$128's for 1st May,8th May expiries. I expect on Tuesday the volatility will collpase and they will all approach zero as fast as you can say "anyone seen my i-phone 6 ?"

    Love it !!
    Apr 26, 2015. 06:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why United Technologies Will Stay In My Watchlist And Not My Portfolio [View article]
    Implied vols on UTX are reasonable if you are prepared to trade options around your core holding. So far in 2015 my UTX scorecard is as follows:

    Bgt 125 ORDS ave $117.36 ( loss $12.50 on todays price of $117.26 )
    Profit on option trades : $1939.70
    Yield from 1/1/2015 to today : 13.22% ( annualised approx 40% )

    There are ways to boost a seemingly low yield on great companies !
    Apr 24, 2015. 05:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3M: Why This Fairly Valued Company Is A Buy [View article]
    Added 20 more shares today at 159.77. 189 and counting. I will never sell these.

    Fully expect 3M to hit $100/share after a 2:1 stock split over the next 2 years.
    Apr 24, 2015. 05:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Travelers Misses On Revenue, But Is Still A Long-Term Buy [View article]
    mgpaisan ... I dont own TRV , but may nibble tomorrow ( sell some $100 strike puts ). I do own ACE , any thoughts on their results this evening ?
    Apr 21, 2015. 08:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SunEdison strikes 262MW Utah solar plant deal [View news story]
    I presume these projects will be dropped into TERP when near completion ( for a nice profit ).

    SUNE shares are just on fire at the moment , I actually took 1/4 of my position off today at $26.15 as they seem very over-bought short term. On any sell-off back under $25 I will sell some PUTS to try and buy them back ... when was the last time the shares had a decent correction?

    DISC: Now long 750 SUNE at ave. $14.12 ( with profit on sale of 250 today backed into average cost of remainder )
    Apr 9, 2015. 07:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Wait: Rush To Buy Starbucks [View article]
    Stock got hammered today , lowest level now for quite a few weeks. Wall St not into kale smoothies ??
    Apr 1, 2015. 10:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SunEdison - A Great Way To Leverage The Growth In The Solar Industry [View article]
    1/4 of the way to your price target INVESTOR1989 ... thru $25.00 today and the shares have hardly had a down down for what seems like months !!
    Apr 1, 2015. 07:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Make No Mistake, Johnson & Johnson's Revenues Will Drop This Year [View article]
    Nasty fall today , Mr Market offering up JNJ below $99. I added another 10% to my holding. Seems JNJ is being sold down in sympathy with the rest of the Biotech sector but never got the big run up of many of the other REGN's, BIIB's, or CELG's of this world benefited from ...
    Apr 1, 2015. 06:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron looks to sell Caltex Australia stake [View news story]
    Caltex shares were in the low $20's this time last year ... perhaps you are looking at FX vs USD adjusted prices. Believe me, Caltex shares have had an incredible run the last few years and CVX are exiting ( $35.00 ) at a very attractive level.
    Mar 29, 2015. 09:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney: A Pullback Is Coming For This 'Must Own' Company [View article]
    I keep selling Weekly Puts to try and increase my holding in DIS but they keep expiring worthless ( nice easy premium ). I started at $90 last year and have sold 38 separate $1-$2 "at the time OUT-OF-THE-MONEY puts". I have only succeeded in
    a: receiving $5427.50 in premium
    b: buying 100 shares at $92.50 and 100 at $95.00.

    Not bad but the continued success of the company means I probably should have just bought the stock from the outset. Although I do own 200 shares with a net cost of $66.61 each ... so not complaining too loudly.
    Mar 27, 2015. 11:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chevron looks to sell Caltex Australia stake [View news story]
    The shares ( Caltex )are up 67% in the last 12 months .... hardly selling at the bottom and when 1/2 the company is about to change hands unless someone was to make a full takeover then a reasonable discount is to be expected. A$ better invested in Gorgon and Wheatstone rather than a petrol retailer selling rubbish coffee and bread at 50% premium to local supermarket !!
    Mar 27, 2015. 08:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dow Chemical to split off chlor-alkali unit, merge it with Olin [View news story]
    I think Dow will hold the shares in Olin , not Dow shareholders directly. That's how I read the announcement anyway.

    Disc: hold 300 DOW
    Mar 27, 2015. 06:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • There's No Reason To Buy Procter & Gamble Right Now [View article]
    Hope you held off Water Buffalo ... PG stock down near 10% since your post !
    Mar 11, 2015. 11:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wells Fargo: Why I Don't Care About The Societe Generale Downgrade [View article]
    "Wells Fargo is one of the best run Wall Street banks with very competitive returns on equity and assets"

    Point number 2 of this article copied and pasted above .... Does WFC even have an office anywhere near Wall Street?? I always thought one of WFC's main attractions was that it was anything but a "Wall Street" bank ....

    Surely "California HQ'd Bank" would be a more apt description!

    Disc: Hold 500 WFC
    Mar 11, 2015. 11:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • DGI Investing: It's Riskier Than You Probably Think [View article]
    CL ... "a shrinking toothpaste maker". Dear oh dear , were you short the last ten years or something ?

    CL in my eyes is a global, market leading, innovative oral healthcare , household cleaning, personal hygiene, and premium petfood company. It has an expanding global footprint and is increasing market share thru both innovative product development and brand investment ( advertising and marketing ) from ever expanding cashflows.

    Disc: Long CL since 2009
    Mar 7, 2015. 03:27 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment