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  • Options Investing And Apple's Earnings  [View article]
    Wow, 17.00 for the 590, puts. Who buys these and why? As a put seller I am happy. But I just don't get that. Thanks for your option insight.
    Jul 25, 2012. 07:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Options Investing And Apple's Earnings  [View article]
    Write put options on other stocks, like CJES. Very solid stock. I want to own it, the 17.50 put was 1.64 for september. I collected the 164-8 for commissions. If I get put,I get a 5 pe stock at 17.50-1.50 for 16.00 a share. Then I can turn around and sell the call the same day collecting another premium. I would recommend you try the naked puts, on stocks, under 20$, look for premiums of at least net 1.00$

    Example: 20$ stock, risk 2000$, premium less than 2 months, 1.00. 100$ divided by 2000$ = 5% return in 2 months. Annual return is 30%.
    Jul 8, 2012. 03:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Qualcomm: Fetch An Extra 7.4% Or Get In At 48.60 In 7 Months  [View article]
    Another problem is brokerages, some will let you buy, but not sell. You also have to go through an approval process. The complex thing about the option sale is how it lists on my brokerage account. For some reason it is listed as if I purchased the option, until it expires. Listing my percentage loss or gain. Another strategy I use is selling in the money calls or put, of stock I am ready to sell, at or near expiration. This allows me to sell at specific strike, and collect the premium.

    I like being the Casino.

    Sol, do know any good books that explain option selling, I am trying to explain this to some people I know. They look at me with glazed eyes.
    Jul 4, 2012. 07:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Qualcomm: Fetch An Extra 7.4% Or Get In At 48.60 In 7 Months  [View article]
    I believe your plan is sound. The nay sayers don't really understand. 'leave it up to the pros' Hawkeyes 2011 is probably the pro, that doesn't want the retail investor to catch on. @ experienced, My commissions with Fidelity for selling calls and puts, is 8$. Seems cheap to me. It is best to balance, Long holding, Put and Call selling. Another strategy you can do, as soon as you get assigned, sell the calls. Again getting more return on the same stock. Don't knock it till you try it. I do it and like it.
    Jul 3, 2012. 06:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Window Dressing Part II: Cheap Oil Services Stocks  [View article]
    Sold the 17.50 puts, looking to accumulate. at the right price. Have also been in and out with profits each time. I want to thank Bret for his articles. I believe his views align with mine.
    Jul 1, 2012. 07:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons To Trim Apple And Buy Microsoft  [View article]
    I own both, selling calls on both and loving the income. Collecting dividends to, (soon on Apple). In that respect they are both a hold. It is difficult to trim apple, when 100 shares is the minimal call, that is 57K alone.
    Jun 27, 2012. 03:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • We Sold Terra Nitrogen And CF, Bought Chesapeake Midstream  [View article]
    I have been an owner of CHKM, since just after the IPO. Looking forward: all gas plays will get hit as the downgrades appear when earnings on 'real' gas prices are revealed. Right now we are 'living on the hedge'. I don't mind though. Sideways dividend stocks return the most money to investors. I may even buy more later. Long chkm.
    May 3, 2012. 10:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy This Oil Stock Now While The Price Is Low  [View article]
    I agree this is a good play on GAS. What do you think will pan out with YPF and the socialist government? What is the potential loss there? This may give us a better buying opportunity.

    Not long gas, yet? Waiting for the downgrades and bankruptcies.
    Apr 28, 2012. 04:42 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple iPanel TV Release: Put Up Or Shut Up  [View article]
    Holy crap, U mean get up/!. LOL, you are so true, 'Hey honey, come in the living room and touch the screen for me!'.
    I believe the world will fuel apple profits, for a long while. Long Apple.
    Apr 23, 2012. 09:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The DOJ could reportedly sue Apple (AAPL) and Macmillan today over the alleged fixing of e-book prices while coming to a settlement with Simon & Schuster (CBS), Hachette and HarperCollins (NWSA). Justice wants a deal that would let Amazon (AMZN) and other retailers, not the publishers, decide what to charge customers.   [View news story]
    Wow, now the government want to tell apple how much profit they can make. Thanks shorts, BUY, BUY, BUY!!!!
    Long Apple.
    Apr 11, 2012. 07:10 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investing In Apple 'Too Difficult?'  [View article]
    Can you apply this 'theory' to AMAZON or GOOGLE? It would be interesting to see how many quarters, they would need to reach the 'equity value 101'. Sounds like "Mumbo Jumbo" to me. Just short the stock if you have so much confidence in your theory.
    Mar 30, 2012. 06:13 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investing In Apple 'Too Difficult?'  [View article]
    I refer to my post I made last year. Apple is like a NEW species of Anaconda Snakelet. How big will it get? There are no experts. We will see in 10-20 years. In the meantime I will collect the dividend. Long Apple, way too long. Also long QCOM and AVGO.
    Mar 30, 2012. 05:31 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Will Displace Exxon Mobil As America's Most Profitable Company  [View article]
    Sounds like the liberal democrats and Comrade Obama need to regulate this company.
    Mar 30, 2012. 03:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPad 3 Supplier Winners And Losers  [View article]
    Thats because there is no Gorilla glass in this one, Samsung, lpl and another company make the screen.

    long, avgo, qcom, aapl.
    Mar 19, 2012. 08:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Apple Bubble Is Forming  [View article]
    6:21 PM Apple (AAPL) says it will hold a conference call tomorrow at 9AM ET to discuss its plans for its massive cash balance, which is likely above $100B at this point. Remarks from Tim Cook about how Apple is discussing uses for its cash, as well as other hints, has led to fervent speculation that a dividend and/or buyback will soon be announced.

    I guess the bubble may get bigger.
    Mar 18, 2012. 11:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment