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  • Starting The Month With A Bang  [View article]
    No XLE in the charts? Thanks for a great read, as always.
    Feb 2, 2013. 01:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • An outstanding chart (via InterestArb) shows the gaping chasm that's opened up between the U.S. employment picture (not so terrible) and Treasury yields. Priced as if nothing will ever go right in the economy again, Treasury prices may one day look down to see they're far out past the cliff's edge. Things are going a bit right this morning, and the long bond yield is up 5 bps to 2.76%. TLT -1.1%[View news story]
    What's your rationale?
    Sep 7, 2012. 12:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook (FB) +1.9% AH after disclosing in an 8-K Mark Zuckerberg has no plans to sell any shares for at least 12 months. In addition, directors Mark Andreessen and Donald Graham have no plans to sell save for tax-payment purposes. All three will be eligible to sell following this fall's lockup expirations. Facebook also states it plans to report Q3 results on Oct. 23. (more on FB[View news story]
    All this does is introduce a new lockup expiration date 12 months from now!
    Sep 4, 2012. 11:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why And How I'm Shorting Treasuries  [View article]
    Your central thesis seems to be that Treasuries are in a bubble. While it will burst, right now it is being blown up by two powerful forces: (a) the Fed clearly signalling that they will Twist to keep yields low (b) foreign money seeking shelter from the Eurozone. Betting against both (a) and (b) requires staying power and just a little more capital than you always will have.
    Jul 17, 2012. 01:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ross Levinsohn is expected to be named Yahoo's (YHOO) permanent CEO, the L.A. Times reports, while adding Yahoo's board is discussing the matter today. The scoop is hardly surprising, given chairman Fred Amoroso's support for Levinsohn, and Jason Kilar's apparent lack of interest in the job. As interim CEO, Levinsohn has been busy putting his mark on Yahoo, shaking up management, settling a patent feud with Facebook, and striking a flurry of content deals.   [View news story]
    I didn't know the Yahoo board named permanent CEOs.
    Jul 12, 2012. 03:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Active Bear: An ETF That Actually Shorts Real Stocks  [View article]
    Interesting. Let me make sure I understand. You start week 1 with no positions. At the end of 2 weeks (end of Week 2), SPY has outperformed HDGE. You do nothing at that time and continue to do nothing through Week 3. On the Friday of Week 3, you buy SPY (irrespective of what happens during that week). Correct? When do you sell SPY then?
    Jul 10, 2012. 11:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Option Spread To Play Research In Motion Earnings  [View article]
    How about short the June $9 and go long twice the July $9?
    Jun 28, 2012. 12:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rainy Days And Mondays For Markets  [View article]
    Great work thanks. You might want to add your take on where the markets are headed based on your subjective read of the charts.
    Jun 26, 2012. 02:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Baidu Could See $150 A Share With Apple Deal  [View article]
    Increasing search market share is not the same as increasing revs. Nobody with a phone clicks on ads - that is the problem ad-funded Web companies are facing as people go mobile.
    Jun 20, 2012. 08:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Comprehensive Analysis Of The Current Gold Market With An Eye Towards Its Future  [View article]
    Long Silver John, you're deluding yourself. You are correct that ETFs and stocks carry counter-party risk during a black swan event. But during truly apocalyptic times, how safe do you reckon your bank vault is going to be?
    Jun 20, 2012. 12:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Using Options To Make A 30% Effective Return In Freeport-McMoRan  [View article]
    If the stock dropped below 28, you would go long at the lower price LOL
    Jun 1, 2012. 12:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google: Stuck In A Range Can Still Be Profitable  [View article]
    Bill, no offense, but there is nothing specific here to GOOG. The article can be summarized in one line: "ATM options of any stock carry the most premium. Sell them if you think the stock is range-bound within the premium but beware of risks".
    May 30, 2012. 04:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks: Why One More Major Correction Still Lies Ahead  [View article]
    Eric, your data focuses on real prices. Nominally therefore the market need not go down. How do the same charts look like in nominal terms?
    May 27, 2012. 11:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Play The End Of Google's 'Nine Lives' Around $600  [View article]
    GOOG closed below its 200 DMA Friday 5/25. How would you play this here if you were to open a bearish position right now?
    May 27, 2012. 02:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Conditions In Place For A Coal Stock Rally?  [View article]
    ETF KOL is an easy way to play the sector. Peter?
    May 19, 2012. 06:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment