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  • convoluted
    Buy the $UVXY March 18 40 PUT. Low bid/ask now as me and others have loaded up. It's a play on vol mean reversion.
    Tue, 11:46 AM
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      • convoluted
        Closing my 'blizzard counterpunch' short re $HD for nice profit (see Fri suggestion).
        Jan 25, 11:22 AM
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          • convoluted
            Look at selling call spreads on $HD to counterpunch blizzard rally. Select long hedge call f(stock owned or synthetic hold via $XHB,etc.)
            Jan 22, 12:14 PM
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              • convoluted
                I hope some of you bought $SCO puts like I suggested the other day. WOW!
                Jan 22, 10:33 AM
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                • neobliviscar: I follow your $TNA calls. I've never been good with oil, and know my limitations.
                  Jan 22, 12:08 PM
                • convoluted: Can't argue with Clint.
                  Jan 22, 2:18 PM
                  • convoluted
                    Selling more LEAP $TNA puts. And using call ratio back spreads. Both are "bullish" strategies.
                    Jan 15, 10:06 AM
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                      • convoluted
                        Once again, shorting the homebuilders via selling $ITB calls is paying off big. Also, short $TZA puts-suggested months ago-printing $$.
                        12/11/15
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                        • eojs: Sell $TNA soon?
                          12/11/15
                        • convoluted: Yes- sell $TNA puts- looking for price <60.
                          12/14/15
                          • convoluted
                            This is where I sold $TNA puts several months ago- and suggested you do same. Worked well then. Plan to begin selling similar puts.
                            9/28/15
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                            • Mark.ca: I remember that. It was a year ago during the Ebola scare....good call. What strike/month you are eyeing?
                              9/28/15
                            • convoluted: JAN 2016 would coincide with my TZA positions. But may look at LEAP premium and compare. I think low 50's for strike.
                              9/29/15
                              • convoluted
                                Well, as I've said many times: short ITB at 27.50 and double down in increments thereafter. Like shooting fish in a barrel.
                                9/22/15
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                                • neobliviscar: Haven't seen you in a while, but then I have not been on SA much. Uncommonly often I agree with you. Not sure about this one.
                                  9/22/15
                                • convoluted: Just traveling around a bit. Look at Bollinger bands, or just support/resistance. But it's not a big item- just easy to track. Best wishes.
                                  9/22/15
                                  • convoluted
                                    My put ratio back spreads paid off big today. I've suggested this strategy several times- hope some of you were paying attention.
                                    8/21/15
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                                    • IndyPEG: Dec 31 of what year?
                                      8/21/15
                                    • erasner: Mazel tov.
                                      8/22/15
                                      • convoluted
                                        Shorting volatility and treasurues-buying oil. Another boring day at the office.
                                        7/6/15
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                                        • stocktrader: You must be a long termer :)
                                          7/6/15
                                        • convoluted: Average in/out-until they take me away. Mean regression today, tomorrow,forever.
                                          7/6/15
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                                            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!
                                            6/15/15
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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
                                              6/16/15
                                            • 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 $$.
                                              6/16/15
                                              • convoluted
                                                Previously (about 2 yrs ago) I suggested selling $BBRY puts. This simple idea continues to yield great returns.
                                                6/9/15
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                                                  • convoluted
                                                    A decent spec play: JUNE 19 $AAPL 135/140 bull call spread.
                                                    5/22/15
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                                                        Well I see that $UVXY got reinflated. Great! Sold weekly calls at close-up already today. The game continues.
                                                        5/21/15
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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. :)
                                                          5/21/15
                                                        • convoluted: Yes, it's different when you play against a real opponent for your own money.
                                                          5/22/15
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                                                            Waiting for $ITB to approach 28 (again), at which point, I will short it (again), and ring the register (again).
                                                            5/14/15
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                                                                Well, what to do with $BIDU? Puts will have good premium (to sell)-but will hedge by shorting pro rata shares.
                                                                4/30/15
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                                                                    Buying $TWTR JUNE 40 CALLS-speculative play-out in 30 days if it fails to work-may short shares and sell puts as well.
                                                                    4/30/15
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                                                                        $BIDU may be the best iron condor play in options history. And $BBRY continues to print cash by selling puts.
                                                                        4/29/15
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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.
                                                                          4/29/15
                                                                        • convoluted: Thanks Bill-I enjoyed your thoughts on preparing to short US stocks.
                                                                          4/29/15
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                                                                            Look at risk/reward $TZA 10 JAN 15, 2016 short puts.
                                                                            4/28/15
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                                                                            • jeezuz30: we'll have to keep waiting, here's another rally after fedspeak
                                                                              4/29/15
                                                                            • convoluted: of course-
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                                                                                Closing out my short position in $ITB today-this truly is like shooting fish in a barrel.
                                                                                4/23/15
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