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    A decent spec play: JUNE 19 $AAPL 135/140 bull call spread.
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      • convoluted
        Well I see that $UVXY got reinflated. Great! Sold weekly calls at close-up already today. The game continues.
        Thu, 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. :)
          Thu, 6:07 PM
        • convoluted: Yes, it's different when you play against a real opponent for your own money.
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          • 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
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                            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
                                      • convoluted
                                        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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                                                                        I'm trying to remember why I suggested doubling down on short $USO calls yesterday. Oh-same old greedy profit motive.
                                                                        Jan 15, 12:05 PM
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                                                                        • jeezuz30: good call, USO seems like a prime product to short at every spike, at least for now
                                                                          Jan 15, 5:45 PM
                                                                        • convoluted: Yes-wait for decent spikes-and add upside OTM calls unless you have shares of UCO to hedge. An overnight event can play havoc!
                                                                          Jan 16, 11:04 AM
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                                                                            Lots of complaints about bid-ask spreads on $TNA. CONSIDER: selling bear call spreads on $IWM, holding some prorata shares of $TNA.
                                                                            Jan 14, 2:29 PM
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                                                                                I noticed that $ITB was picked as a winner for 2015 on CNBC. I shorted at 27-just couldn't contain my sense of giddiness.
                                                                                Jan 13, 1:55 PM
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