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  • convoluted
    Shorting volatility and treasurues-buying oil. Another boring day at the office.
    Jul 6, 11:04 AM
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    • stocktrader: You must be a long termer :)
      Jul 6, 11:05 AM
    • convoluted: Average in/out-until they take me away. Mean regression today, tomorrow,forever.
      Jul 6, 11:59 AM
      • convoluted
        A few weeks ago, I suggested selling JAN 15, 2016 $10 $TZA PUTS. An observer would have noted 500 transacted. It's a beautiful morning!
        Jun 15, 10:12 AM
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        • jeezuz30: I remember earlier in the month, or maybe it was last month, you had sold some uvxy puts. Did you close though out already
          Jun 16, 1:54 PM
        • convoluted: Yes-I will sell puts when UVXY looks 'dead.' And use as hedge. And, there are times when I have both short puts/calls-after premium $$.
          Jun 16, 2:17 PM
          • convoluted
            Previously (about 2 yrs ago) I suggested selling $BBRY puts. This simple idea continues to yield great returns.
            Jun 9, 2:35 PM
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              • convoluted
                A decent spec play: JUNE 19 $AAPL 135/140 bull call spread.
                May 22, 11:02 AM
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                  • convoluted
                    Well I see that $UVXY got reinflated. Great! Sold weekly calls at close-up already today. The game continues.
                    May 21, 11:08 AM
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                    • sopko.16: I'm a fan of OTM options and using directional to get +3 to -1 and the gain goes up if vol goes up. I'm still mostly demo though. :)
                      May 21, 6:07 PM
                    • convoluted: Yes, it's different when you play against a real opponent for your own money.
                      May 22, 11:25 AM
                      • convoluted
                        Waiting for $ITB to approach 28 (again), at which point, I will short it (again), and ring the register (again).
                        May 14, 10:45 AM
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                          • convoluted
                            Well, what to do with $BIDU? Puts will have good premium (to sell)-but will hedge by shorting pro rata shares.
                            Apr 30, 9:30 AM
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                              • convoluted
                                Buying $TWTR JUNE 40 CALLS-speculative play-out in 30 days if it fails to work-may short shares and sell puts as well.
                                Apr 30, 9:16 AM
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                                  • convoluted
                                    $BIDU may be the best iron condor play in options history. And $BBRY continues to print cash by selling puts.
                                    Apr 29, 11:21 AM
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                                    • William Koldus, CFA, CAIA: Just wanted to say I enjoy the options trading commentary. I have been reading your comments for a few years, wanted to send a compliment.
                                      Apr 29, 11:44 AM
                                    • convoluted: Thanks Bill-I enjoyed your thoughts on preparing to short US stocks.
                                      Apr 29, 12:02 PM
                                      • convoluted
                                        Look at risk/reward $TZA 10 JAN 15, 2016 short puts.
                                        Apr 28, 2:54 PM
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                                        • jeezuz30: we'll have to keep waiting, here's another rally after fedspeak
                                          Apr 29, 2:43 PM
                                        • convoluted: of course-
                                          Apr 29, 3:04 PM
                                          • convoluted
                                            Closing out my short position in $ITB today-this truly is like shooting fish in a barrel.
                                            Apr 23, 10:15 AM
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                                              • convoluted
                                                If you bought the $MCD JUNE 95 PUT yesterday @2.15, congratulations! You've made enough to get a BigMac, large frys, shake-1/2 tank gas.
                                                Apr 23, 9:59 AM
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                                                • neobliviscar: Not fond of $MCD, but been trading it since the Mad Cow days.
                                                  Apr 23, 10:06 AM
                                                • convoluted: Given the spike yesterday, it seemed like a reasonable bet. I don't normally trade it.
                                                  Apr 23, 10:07 AM
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                                                    The $MCD JUNE 19, 95 PUT @2.15 looks reasonable to hedge-or as a flyer.
                                                    Apr 22, 4:15 PM
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                                                      • convoluted
                                                        Hope you stayed with my BIDU SEPT 18 240 CALL suggestion from last week. I tried to find something reasonably priced with upside odds.
                                                        Apr 8, 12:48 PM
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                                                          • convoluted
                                                            $UVXY was halted for some reason. The otpion bid-ask quotes were, and still remain, erroneous.
                                                            Mar 31, 12:04 PM
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                                                            • sopko.16: The zero hedge "tinfoil hats" had a post on this- http://bit.ly/1GcNQJA
                                                              Mar 31, 1:01 PM
                                                            • convoluted: Thanks-I had one of my brokers on the phone. The May 13 put had exploded to 5, so I was trying to double down. Halted? Farcical!
                                                              Mar 31, 1:27 PM
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                                                                The SEPT 240 BIDU CALL I suggested last Thursday looks 'healthy.' I normally hate buying options, but this one had a 'come hither' look.
                                                                Mar 30, 9:34 AM
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                                                                  • convoluted
                                                                    I'm curious about the 'future of seeking alpha' and was wondering if anyone might have an opinion on this subject. Thank you.
                                                                    Mar 26, 2:31 PM
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                                                                    • neobliviscar: Yiwen: Quote "I resemble that remark!" {Groucho} I rarely have time 2be on SA very long. Maybe takes cocaine 2be that always on? Not 4 me.
                                                                      Mar 26, 4:32 PM
                                                                    • june1234: Just another CNBC, demographics are its trade, clicks and views where it gets its cash from
                                                                      Mar 30, 8:04 PM
                                                                      • convoluted
                                                                        Just closed the NFLX short calls (yesterday's suggestion). $$$$$$$!
                                                                        Mar 25, 10:26 AM
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                                                                            Just sold some calls on ITB and NFLX.
                                                                            Mar 24, 10:30 AM
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                                                                                It's "yesterday once more" for small caps. Don't worry though though..."it's all in the game." (-)$TNA calls Fri A.M./(-)$TZA calls now.
                                                                                Feb 2, 10:30 AM
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