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  • Playing The Continuing Drought Using Options [View article]
    There is no use in trading the jjg options. There is no market.
    Ex JJG aug 65 calls 0 bid offered at 1.45.

    Any advise on how to use options that have a market to trade the ag sector?
    Jul 26 10:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jamie Dimon picks up 500K shares of JPMorgan Chase (JPM) - about $17M worth - according to a late-Friday filing. The moves (by Dimon and his wife and associated trusts) come in combination with selling about $13.5M worth of preferred shares.  [View news story]
    Anyone have an opinion on buying the preferred
    that was sold? Maybe write some calls against
    the common?
    Jul 21 12:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "Civilized people don't buy gold," Charlie Munger tells CNBC, prompting a couple of nice replies. From John Defeo, "... they buy 1/3 of the world's silver," referring to The Oracle's 2001 foray into that metal. "When one is fully invested in a fiat currency system both financially and in terms of legacy, you might say (that)," writes Robert Sinn.  [View news story]
    Charlie seems to have a botox look about
    him. Probably primping for his moment of fame
    May 4 04:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Trading Canadian Options On The Montreal Exchange Can Result In Better Pricing For U.S. Investors [View article]
    Can a US citizen buy or lease a membership on the Montreal Exchange?
    Is stock available?
    May 1 09:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Earnings Trades: This Is Only A Test [View article]
    Rocco me this. My opinion is the MM in
    AAPL have had to get massively long the stock.
    I feel the total number of puts and calls is shrinking.
    As this happens, the MM sells stock to stay flat exposure,
    thus the recent constant selling.
    Apr 22 08:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • You Can Make Money Off Of Apple Without Owning It [View article]
    As the old quote say,
    "there are many way to skin a cat"
    What you do with it, I don't know.
    My trade that seems to be working
    is out of the money weekly butterflies.
    This week the 585 puts and the 615 calls
    If your are wrong, you loose about $1000
    on a ten lot.
    Additionally I took off the call 615/625 yesterday
    and have short 625 long 635 remaining. This will
    probably go today.
    Apr 4 08:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zynga (ZNGA -4.6%) announces it sold 49.4M shares in its secondary offering (insider sales) at $12/share. That's 6.4M shares more than what Zynga officially priced last week, the result of underwriters exercising options to purchase additional shares. All those extra shares may have contributed to today's selloff in Zynga, which closed at $12.29.  [View news story]
    This and Groupon has a slight feeling of stocks
    like WebVan etc.
    Anyone else notice?
    Apr 3 05:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sirius XM: I Hope You Listened [View article]
    Any thought out there on buying LMCA for its'
    SIRI position?
    Mar 31 10:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Dissecting The Butterfly Trade [View article]
    April is an eternity away. Try a weekly out of the money, both
    puts and calls. If the move stalls, by Weds., sell the at the money
    I am a geezer trader, but back in the days of cardboard cards
    and a crayon, this used to work
    Red Dog 1
    Mar 23 07:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quantum Physics, Flash Crashes And Market Illusions [View article]
    Here is an idea. But in a bid of $100 a share for 100 share
    and wait.
    Mar 23 06:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bullish On Apple: Hedging Considerations [View article]
    Here is my variation on the idea.
    I am long a put and a call butterfly.
    They usually cost about a point and I
    use the weeklies.
    With a 585 close I bought the 600/810/620 call
    spread and the 575/565/555 put spread.

    Either side can go to 10 with a move, and I
    never adjust before 3:30 on Friday.

    Mar 18 03:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Trading Apple Can Bring Both Rags And Riches [View article]
    Sorry to hear of your experience

    I have been buying put and call weekly butterflys
    that are out of the money by a couple strikes.
    No Margin is the big reason.
    I can do size and adjust as the week progresses.
    One side is usually a winner and I will end up with
    deep in the money puts or calls which offset.

    I almost never see a comment on a losing position
    on a post. Very brave.

    Mar 7 10:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Should Lever Up For A Massive Share Repurchase [View article]
    One big problem...most of this cash is
    stacked up in China and can come home
    without paying tax
    Feb 21 04:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell-Off Of 2 Railroad Companies Leaves Buying Opportunity For Long-Term Investors [View article]
    We have a president that wants to
    bankrupt the coal companies and replace
    the energy with sun and wind.
    Not good for haulers of coal
    Jan 31 07:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dismantling Yahoo Is The Only Solution [View article]
    As a very old surfer...failure to catch
    the perfect wave when it is there, is
    a big mistake.
    It will not come again.

    Founders of these companies are deluded by
    their hangers on, or pals, into thinking the really
    big one will come.

    Red Dog
    Nov 10 06:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment