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  • convoluted
    Still shorting volatility on spikes- after all these years. "Take it to the limit one more time."
    Thu, 10:56 AM
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      • convoluted
        Just noticed something a bit extraordinary: small caps 'over-hedged'.
        Aug 26, 10:17 AM
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          • convoluted
            Like a cat stuck in a tree, the bulls seem to have stumbled on their wall of worry.
            Aug 22, 11:07 AM
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              • convoluted
                Well, I didn't mean to scare the small cap bulls-but look at $TNA. Guess I'll have to sell some puts if the panic persists.
                Aug 21, 10:11 AM
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                • neobliviscar: I think that is one of most off guard laughs I've had in a while. Didn't know it was called an Oxpecker.
                  Aug 21, 11:14 AM
                • convoluted: Well, in Swahilli, the little bird is called 'askari wa kifaru'-the rhino's guard.
                  Aug 21, 11:26 AM
                  • convoluted
                    ITB really struggling to hit prior peak-likewise with small caps. Suggest bear put spreads/ short calls for spec and longs.
                    Aug 21, 9:47 AM
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                    • neobliviscar: Can't remember if it was SST or SSD building. Still have friends at GaTech. They had a nice options trading grp- led by Math dept fellow.
                      Aug 21, 11:10 AM
                    • neobliviscar: Neuroscience: confess the working with micro-glass pipettes did me in. Good prof., but bad class.
                      Aug 21, 11:11 AM
                      • convoluted
                        I'm taking profits on the $TNA short puts. Observation: small caps can't seem to climb up the hill.
                        Aug 13, 10:07 AM
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                          • convoluted
                            Selling $TNA 69 puts and buying longer term $TZA calls. Fri expiry for puts-expect decay/will close on quick profit.
                            Aug 11, 9:58 AM
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                            • grapeswhiz: What kind of $TZA calls did you buy? I can't imagine any $TZA calls worth buying.
                              Aug 17, 3:10 PM
                            • convoluted: I had 6 months out but they triggered when the Ukraine news popped. I've shorted TZA so much that I decided to play the other side.
                              Aug 18, 9:26 AM
                              • convoluted
                                At level l volatility (similar to moderate hypertension) I mix/match iron condors on pair ETFs. This is a form of minimax regret.
                                Aug 7, 11:16 AM
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                                  • convoluted
                                    Closed most of my $TZA short calls from last week. If you followed me you did quite well.
                                    Aug 6, 2:52 PM
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                                      • convoluted
                                        Option expiration and volatility-can't beat it! May fear continue, greed flourish and bless the folks that make the same mistakes.
                                        Aug 1, 10:30 AM
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                                        • Eric Milner: Oh yeah, I try really hard to know my limitations. Thanks for the recommendations.
                                          Aug 1, 11:05 AM
                                        • convoluted: Welcome-good luck!
                                          Aug 1, 11:19 AM
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                                            Piled on more short $TZA calls late yesterday-go bulls.
                                            Aug 1, 9:43 AM
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                                            • WaveRider007: Volume in $VXX would make me weary of such a move
                                              Aug 1, 9:47 AM
                                            • convoluted: YES-the smell of fear permeates the bull pen. Key is to layer in positions/trade ticks.
                                              Aug 1, 10:14 AM
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                                                Sold $TZA 16 calls at the open-already working. This is speculative-if nuclear war breaks out this could be a loser.
                                                Jul 31, 9:54 AM
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                                                • convoluted: Got out at 11% gain when it dipped below 16. Sold more calls near close, too early to tell on that trade.
                                                  Jul 31, 4:26 PM
                                                • Brad Castro: Nice - and no nukes, to boot.
                                                  Jul 31, 5:02 PM
                                                  • convoluted
                                                    I have a short straddle on FB (-74.50 put, and -75 call-both expiring Fri.). Both sides green now-I think more juice remains.
                                                    Jul 30, 11:33 AM
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                                                      • convoluted
                                                        My $TZA play closed moments ago with a 10% gain. I will do a replay if $TZA spikes again.
                                                        Jul 28, 11:46 AM
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                                                            Sold $TZA 16 calls (8-1) @50. So BEP is 16.50. This is covered by earlier profits on TNA short calls. Cover with $TZA 17 call otherwise.
                                                            Jul 28, 11:10 AM
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                                                                Sold $VXX 28 calls for quick play-this is highly speculative if you're not otherwise covered-surfing the spike, dude.
                                                                Jul 25, 9:51 AM
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                                                                    Short $VXX and $TZA up big today. Think I'll ask my dog if I can take the rest of the day off.
                                                                    Jul 18, 11:17 AM
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                                                                    • markrpat: s'rawright. More milk bones please. congrats!
                                                                      Jul 18, 11:28 AM
                                                                    • convoluted: Thanks-in this business old dogs can learn new tricks.
                                                                      Jul 18, 5:37 PM
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                                                                        If $WFM can be up today, the end can't be near.
                                                                        Jul 17, 2:01 PM
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                                                                        • matratra: Retail is tough environment now until their bottom line improve. I like it but waiting for right time.
                                                                          Jul 17, 2:48 PM
                                                                        • theoptionrider: for real! This thing has been a TERRIBLE dog
                                                                          Jul 17, 4:51 PM
                                                                          • convoluted
                                                                            Had to sell some $VXX calls earlier. So far, it's working.
                                                                            Jul 17, 1:58 PM
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                                                                                I exited $SCO at 26.50-guess I'm still learning to let the winners run. My $BBRY short put strategy-posted months ago-still printing $.
                                                                                Jul 12, 9:48 AM
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