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  • Open Sesame [View article]
    Interesting article. What's your thoughts about sina's very high PE? SHould it be a concern? Even compare it with Chinese internet companies it is pretty high? thx
    May 13 01:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Equity Momentum - March 2013 [View article]
    Just wondering what the return will be like if invest in low vol from May till Oct and high beta from Nov to Apr each year?
    Mar 4 12:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Insure Your Portfolio While It's Cheap, Another Pullback Could Be Ugly And Deep [View article]
    Just curious where can we find the VIX density chart? Thanks
    Feb 22 01:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • VIX - Options Volatility And Market Sonar: Tuesday Recap [View article]
    All the screen shots are from LiveVol premium service? Thanks
    Jan 30 12:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Surprising Truth Behind Herbalife Put Volume [View article]
    Very interesting story, thanks Richard.

    Other than broker commission is there any other fees and expenses for short seller? The theta effect has to be greater than interest paid to stock lenders i would guess
    Nov 30 03:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Looking Past U.S. Banks For Better Returns: Why I Like Canada's Scotia Bank [View article]
    very nice one, thanks for sharing
    Nov 19 02:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Outlook For 2013 And Beyond: Exploring The Endgame For Financial Markets [View article]
    Thank you Eric for sharing your great insights. After read your first line my immediate thought was like, gee, dont tell me he's leaving SA!

    I think the message Fed sent to market is that they will do whatever they can to boost the market, hence they do this round of QE without an ending date. Just want to get your opinion that if Fed also sees diminishing effect of the QE, what else can they do? What other tools they have to offer market a support?

    Nov 18 03:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Am Short Ulta [View article]
    Very nice piece, thanks for sharing
    Nov 13 02:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Use Options To Buy Fiscal Cliff Insurance Protection [View article]
    Thanks Dr. for the article, interesting strategy.

    As you mentioned AAPL, I am wondering is it possible for you to update your AAPL calendars you outlined before, it obviously dropped much more than you anticipated, I guess people are curious , at least just me, how you manage those positions. Did you roll, did you add more puts or sold more calls, or folk more money to buy puts calendars?

    Nov 13 01:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Selling Puts And Calls: A Better Recipe [View article]
    thanks RK
    Oct 31 02:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Selling Puts And Calls: A Better Recipe [View article]
    HI RK,

    Thanks for the article, well written and well presented, got to say I enjoy reading yours as it always brings me fresh ideas and knowledge.

    Just have few questions before I get convinced about this idea. How you come up with all the graph and data? Did you back test yourself or is it indexed like PUT and BXM?

    Also would like to seek your comments on how practical it is for traders.

    Say we use SPY and on a fast down market like 07-09, you sell a monthly or weekly straddle, you will make money on call side as market drops, you lose money on put side. One is to buy the put back which most likely end up losing more than you made on call, or alternatively, you can let the SPY put to you which requires capital.

    Then on the second month you actually have a SPY covered call position, plus a new put option. What if market keeps dropping, so people have to keep buying the underlying putting to them?

    Vice versa for the fast rising market, you keep shorting the underlying till market turns?

    Appreciated RK
    Oct 30 03:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: A Match Or Mismatch For Calendar Spreads? [View article]
    Hi RK,

    Nice article indeed.

    If I may summarize, the risk for calendars is when the delta of the near term is going faster than the far dated leg.

    So if I can get your view that after the initial setup,whenever I see the near term leg delta runs up, I close the whole position before it incurs loss and roll up the calendar into higher prices.

    Say after you setup aapl 670 nov/Feb calendar spread, you see aapl climbs towards to 670, you close the whole combo and set up a higher price one say,700 nov/feb calendar.

    Is it a viable solution to counter the near term give back issue?

    Appreciated and look forward to your future calendar spread related article.
    Oct 16 12:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investing In An Uncertain Market With Options [View article]
    HI RK, thanks for answering, much appreciated. Nothing goes straight up or down, I guess we can keep rolling up or down the losing near term position till one day it takes a break.

    Just sometimes its easier said than of the trading...
    Jul 13 04:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investing In An Uncertain Market With Options [View article]
    Just want to add that if near term short position incurs a loss, is it a good idea that instead of selling a call or put, trader to convert it into a short straddle position?

    Say you bought a far dated ATM call and sold a near term OTM call, if the underlying moves up dramatically in short term, rather than rolling the short term call, you sell a put with same strike as short term calls. Basically to adjust whole position into a short straddle plus long far dated calls.

    Or maybe even adjust into ITM puts in short term to capture more premium under strong short term upward trend.

    I have been adjusting like this with mixed results, because by the time you do the adjustment, even same strike puts wont give you enough premium to compensate the loss, sometimes.

    Of course to adjust like this will increase your margin requirement so you need to fork out more funds.

    Or to go even further, we start out by selling straddles in near term for unclear mkt directions?

    RK, could you please shed some light on this idea? Thx
    Jul 11 11:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: A Tale Of 2 Halves And 2 Investors [View article]
    Thanks and looking forward to your next article...
    Jul 10 02:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment