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  • Micron: The Best Is Yet To Come [View article]
    Bruce,

    "However, if I had checked the coin and knew it was just a regular coin, I would bet for tails on the sixth try."

    You would still have no more than 50% chance of winning... Someone else betting on a head would have the same probability as yours... [Return to square one from Jaret]
    Jun 15 12:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Patents: A Big Business [View article]
    My guess is if a regular dividend of at least .20 euro is announced, the stock price should move quickly and stay above 8.50-9.00 (not sure about 9.50-10 though).
    Apr 26 09:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia completes sale of devices and services business to Microsoft [View news story]
    Sorry, wrong Timo! Please keep acrimonyzing...
    Apr 26 09:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia completes sale of devices and services business to Microsoft [View news story]
    Isn't Timo technically gone to Microsoft as of last Thursday?
    Apr 26 04:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's Lumia sales rise to at least 8M in Q3 - report [View news story]
    Yes Paulo, this puzzles me also. Maybe additional money will be coming sooner or later to Nokia for the rights to use the brand name on the Lumia line. Just speculation unfortunately.
    Oct 22 06:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Has Been, And Still Is, A Lousy Stock For Investors [View article]
    By selling puts you are taking a bullish stance on the underlying. Since I am moderately bullish on INTC, if I was selling Jan16 LEAPS on it (with more than 2 year time) I would sell higher strikes than $18 or $20 to collect a higher premium. I would personally go for a $25 strike or higher. I consider both the $18 and the $20 fairly unlikely to get exercised. The current premium for the $20 strike would give you 11% for a 26 month holding period while the $25 would give you close to 20% for the same period. But individual situations obviously vary; this is just my own perspective.
    Oct 19 12:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Smartphones Will Be A Big Win For Microsoft [View article]
    What do you mean, the FIRST time? Is it not 2016 instead of 2015?
    Oct 14 06:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Frustrating On So Many Levels [View article]
    Richard,

    IMO, put selling is a beautiful strategy. I think you can conservatively earn a 12-15% yearly return or even more by playing more aggressively (as in your case). It allows you to have a good control of the price you want to get in (if it's indeed your intention). I also like the fact that you are not actually using margin money. You need to have the margin ready but there is no borrowed capital involved. I love it. And Intel is indeed perfect for put selling.
    Oct 7 08:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Frustrating On So Many Levels [View article]
    Richard,

    I think you are missing my point. I am just saying that you will never get that 66% or my 167% or any other similarly extravagant yearly return by selling in the money covered calls. You will get some money upfront but you will quickly get exercised out of your shares.

    However I agree that you can get a decent and stable yearly return by selling secured puts on Intel. But I am already repeating myself.
    Oct 7 06:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Frustrating On So Many Levels [View article]
    "The $22 Nov 1 calls are trading actively at $1.16 (for a monthly premium yield of 5.5%, annualized rate of 66%!!!) if I should happen to find myself owning shares from my $21 cash covered puts."

    Why limit yourself with the $22 call for a meager $1.16 when you can sell the $20 for $2.92 (for a monthly premium yield of 13.9%, annualized rate of 167%!!!)?
    Oct 7 05:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Frustrating On So Many Levels [View article]
    Richard,

    "The $22 Nov 1 calls are trading actively at $1.16 (for a monthly premium yield of 5.5%, annualized rate of 66%!!!) if I should happen to find myself owning shares from my $21 cash covered puts."

    For $1.16 today you are giving the right to someone to buy your shares at $22! But Intel shares are currently trading close to $23! At the time you would get exercised on your puts at $21, the $22 calls would be trading for pennies. You would have to sell the $20 calls to get something close to $1.16, along with the high risk of exercise...

    Agree with the secured puts strategy though.
    Oct 7 07:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: Opportunity With Above-Average Rebound Potential Still Exists [View article]
    dwdallam,

    Microsoft and Nokia are corporate friends. But it is now up to the shareholders to approve or reject the current deal. If it is rejected, all Microsoft needs to do is to increase its offer just enough to reach the necessary majority of votes.

    At this point Microsoft NEEDS Nokia D&S division, so much is clear. But a hostile takeover? I really don't think so. It makes no sense to me. In my opinion it's a go, as is or with a more enticing offer.
    Oct 5 02:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel's 14 Nanometer: It's Here And It Kicks Butt [View article]
    You mean "sell", right?
    Sep 16 09:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Nokia Shorts Were Right All Along, And Fatally Wrong At The Same Time [View article]
    dwdallam

    What you say is true, but 10 cents pre-split is worth 100 cents post-split. In other words, the reasons behind a 10 cents move up pre-split would likely cause a 100 cents move up post-split. The amplitude of the swings would be bigger post-split. (Your 10 cents post-split move would likely have produced a 1 cent move pre-split!)

    wiesje's comment on liquidity and volatility also make sense to me.
    Sep 15 12:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Nokia Shorts Were Right All Along, And Fatally Wrong At The Same Time [View article]
    dwdallam

    Yes you are right, but the factors behind a 10 cents move pre-consolidation would likely cause a 100 cents move post-consolidation. (And a 10 cents move post-consolidation would have likely caused a 1 cent move pre-consolidation!) The swings would have a naturally wider amplitude post-consolidation.

    And wiesje's comment regarding volatility and liquidity also make sense to me.
    Sep 15 12:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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