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  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #35 [View instapost]
    RV:

    (NYSE:RIG) last two quarters eps: $1.43 & $1.61, destroying estimates. They can't sustain a 75-cent dividend?

    Besides, even if that were so, when markets sell down issues in advance, when dividend cuts finally arrive, if they do, the shares advance, not decline. Now, is when one adds shares or calls, or sells puts, not adds to shorts.
    Aug 13 12:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #35 [View instapost]
    RV:

    Oops....
    Aug 13 11:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #35 [View instapost]
    All these guessing games on index options are just that, games. They're not investing and have about the same odds of success as a quick trip out to Vegas. But, folks love to gamble, so much more exciting than investing.
    Aug 13 11:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #35 [View instapost]
    M:

    Since 11AM it's been in an uptrend, higher highs and lows. Pattern not broken, as yet, unless we drop below 1930.
    Aug 12 01:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #35 [View instapost]
    Failure to break through SPX 1940 portends a possible test of support levels (1870-1880), at least from a technical point. However, overall, the market's decline, so far, barely registers.
    Aug 12 11:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fed's Vice Chairman, Stanley Fischer, States The Obvious And Creates A Buzz [View article]
    BM:

    "But I'm afraid that after our policy makers have done all they can do, we may still be disappointed in our slow growth economy."

    If, by "policy makers" you are referring to the Fed, I would agree. But, that's not where the problem is or what has been retarding the economy. The responsibility for that state of affairs rests over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, foremost, and to some degree on Capitol Hill. If and until the Government lessens the onerous mandates, taxation, and antagonistic attitudes toward business, economic investment (most especially in the United States) and related growth will suffer.
    Aug 12 11:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #35 [View instapost]
    LMH:

    Added 33% of my recently-established TCAP holding.
    Aug 12 11:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #35 [View instapost]
    LMH:

    The dividends come into play because the share price is adjusted downward at the ex-dividend date. If an issue offers sizable dividends, this can make a material impact on the expected price at certain dates. Option prices are not adjusted for dividends, but include those expectations in the price.
    Aug 12 10:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #35 [View instapost]
    Unless they raise the dividends further, I'd probably be a seller if the yield dropped below 7.5%.
    Aug 12 10:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #35 [View instapost]
    LMH:

    No idea what may materialize, but buying the issue dip is best done right now. Unfortunately, I don't see any feasible option play that works at current prices and spreads, especially given the dividends that will occur before both September and December strikes.

    I just decided to buy some shares, instead.
    Aug 12 09:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #35 [View instapost]
    I should note, however, that playing the option game on TCAP may have limited opportunity today, as unfortunately the current price falls right in a gap between wide-spaced option prices. We'll have to see the bids after the open.
    Aug 12 09:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #35 [View instapost]
    C

    You can virtually guarantee that by selling puts. How much below depends on whether the strike is OTM or ITM. It's also easier to choose options when the strikes are at $1 intervals.
    Aug 12 09:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #35 [View instapost]
    LMH

    My experience is that buying dips occasioned by new issuances, or even better, selling puts in such instances, is a money maker almost without exception unless the overall market has a major change in trend.
    Aug 12 04:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #35 [View instapost]
    Tomorrow's open is when one adds TCAP or sell puts against the dip caused by new offering.
    Aug 11 10:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Ways To Invest -- What's Your Opinion? A Place To Share Ideas! #35 [View instapost]
    LMH:

    First, technicals hit a key support point in the overnight swoon last Thursday/Friday, then bounced strongly. Friday's rise, in fact, was almost a full percent higher than appears, if one measures from Thursday night's nadir. Doubt we'll see any further downward pressure in the short term unless some new developments emerge.

    Second, growth will remain muted as long as anti-business fiscal policies remain in place, regardless of what Fed policy may be. Neither increasing excess reserves nor reducing them will have detectable effect. As long as growth is muted and inflationary pressures remain contained, value and yield issues will outperform other classifications, save, perhaps, various techs and NASDAQ darlings, whose speculative trading isn't linked to economics in the first place.
    Aug 11 11:21 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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