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  • Netflix Gives Reed Hastings Huge Raise: Why? [View article]
    Thank you for the article. I used to trade NFLX up to about a year ago but have not looked at it for a while. You have re-awakened my interest. Thank you.
    Dec 31 07:38 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Short Sellers Really Covering? (Part 1) [View article]
    Deckers (DECK) reports earnings on January 24th After Market Closes (AMC). (not confirmed yet)
    Dec 31 07:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sector Trade Guide For The Fiscal Cliff Deal Aftermath [View article]
    How would you reconcile your long recommendation in some sectors in this article with your overall short recommendation in your article on Dec 28th: SPY Liquid and Short?
    Dec 29 11:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Frustration With Fiscal Cliff [View article]
    "these are the best of times while for some of us they are the worst of times"

    Er...Charles Dickens beat you to it.

    (By about 150 years).

    :)
    Dec 29 10:25 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SPY: Liquid And Short [View article]
    One way to short the market would be to buy long term puts on the SPY or DIA ETFs.
    Dec 29 09:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • SPY: Liquid And Short [View article]
    @Stephen,

    Nice article. Good analysis. I particularly liked:
    1. "If the banks don't lend the money out, the money the Fed prints does not actually make its way into the economy."
    2. The Fibonacci analysis
    3. The On Balance Volume figures

    I note that this is only your 3rd article. Keep up the good work.
    Dec 29 09:47 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Judge Should Rule Favorably For Vringo On Motions [View article]
    Calls are expensive just because the market makers expect speculators to speculate on them. It's all about supply and demand. There is a demand for call options so the market makers raise the price.

    One way to capitalise on this is to buy the stock and sell a call option a.k.a. the covered call strategy.
    Dec 29 09:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife, Ackman, Free Markets And A Put Strategy [View article]
    @manfedthree,

    You are right. I read Ackman's presentation. A lot of what he says seems to be similar in principle to many MLM companies. I am thinking of both NuSkin (ticker symbol: NUS) and Amway (not publicly traded in the USA). Someone from Amway tried to recruit me about 20 years ago and what I saw in Ackman's presentation reminded me very much in principle what I remember. So the problem for the regulator would be to apply the law consistently for all MLMs.
    Dec 28 11:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife, Ackman, Free Markets And A Put Strategy [View article]
    @roman2012,

    There is a typographical error in his original article. acpipa also picked up on this. Based on the author's reply, he meant buy the January 2014 Put with a strike price of $30, not the January 2012 put.
    Dec 28 11:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 High Growth Stocks At A Big Discount And With Low PEG, Low Debt [View article]
    Just found it. Together with their report on NUS. Thanks for the update.

    For therest, the site link is: http://bit.ly/q8jCf0
    Dec 27 07:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 High Growth Stocks At A Big Discount And With Low PEG, Low Debt [View article]
    Nice article. I will have to do more research on the stocks mentioned.

    @Petrach,
    I am not so sure about NUS. I am rather cautious about MLM companies.
    Dec 27 07:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retired Investors - How Do You Manage Risk? [View article]
    Actually there are 2 ways to trade options:
    1. As a speculation tool
    2. As a hedging tool

    Using options as a speculative tool is a gamble but using them as a hedging tool is a fine way to spread your risk. You just have to know the advantages and disadvantages of the various methods. (There is no such thing as a free lunch.)

    In my own portfolio, I have various stocks. I use options as a hedging tool to protect my position in case of a sudden drop as in what happened to YUM earlier this month.
    Dec 24 08:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retired Investors - How Do You Manage Risk? [View article]
    Interesting comment. There is a typographical error in your first sentence. It should be "If you SELL covered calls", not "If you BUY covered calls".

    As for the strategy itself,there is no free lunch so there is the risk of the stock being called away from you if the price rises. Then you either have the choice of either lertting the stock be called away from you or of buying back the sold option. at a higher price than what you sold it for.
    Dec 24 08:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retired Investors - How Do You Manage Risk? [View article]
    Yes, I like this comment. Too many traders trade without knowing themselves. Vital for any investor/trader.
    Dec 24 08:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Retired Investors - How Do You Manage Risk? [View article]
    This is the first of your articles that I have read. Nice. I like the way you set out your trading plan.
    Dec 22 12:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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