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  • Weighing The Week Ahead: Will The Fed Experiment End Badly? [View article]
    I think you hit it on the head.... the market has bad breath :)
    Aug 3, 2014. 03:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The $500 Apple Put: Backing Up The Truck On Buy Backs [View article]
    Apple seems to be a good stock to make money on. I sold a $500 put expiry 2/28 when it was at $506 a couple of weeks ago. Probably should have just bought the stock but ... who knew? Just sold a $550 call expiry 2/28.... takes care of some of our incidental expenses. This way I don't mind if it takes a breather for the next week. Rather than bash the company just find somewhere else to invest and good luck.
    Feb 15, 2014. 03:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Eve Of Inflection [View article]
    Thanks for your thoughts. I'll have to research your second sentance.
    Dec 5, 2013. 05:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Eve Of Inflection [View article]
    What do your dreams tell you about Apple? I'm reading about an i-pod Christmas and $600/shr. Are these just sugarplums dancing in my head?
    Dec 4, 2013. 05:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Eve Of Inflection [View article]
    If only we could see into the would make investing so much easier :) Enjoy your articles....keep 'em coming.
    Dec 4, 2013. 01:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Eve Of Inflection [View article]
    Timely article... looks like we've 2 days of inflection. In one of your recent articles you mentioned that you don't like to buy back call options to prevent being called. It's difficult to know what the stock is going to do but in one of my trades I was put Apple stock @440. This was when the pundits were saying it was going down to below 400. I sold a call at 460 and the stock started going up. I bought the call back and still own it, thank goodness. That would have been a 10k mistake to sell it.
    Dec 3, 2013. 05:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Things Aren't Always As They Seem [View article]
    Don't we have another debt ceiling crisis coming up at the end of Dec. and congress is on vacation until just before the crisis?
    Nov 28, 2013. 05:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unappreciated Until It's Gone [View article]
    Enjoyed your article and you're wit. I've heard that you shouldn't trade options over earnings release dates..... your thoughts.
    Nov 3, 2013. 03:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Somehow You Find The Strength [View article]
    Thanks for your reply. I look at selling puts or calls as a way of generating income, as you said. If I get put the stock or it gets called away that's not the end of the world but I would rather that assignment be the exception.
    Jun 11, 2013. 03:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Somehow You Find The Strength [View article]
    I sold a 1 contract put on AAPL $440 expiry 06/22/13. You indicate that the options market is showing a 4% move in the stock. Is that up or down or either way? I'd rather not own the shares but don't want to spend the $ to buy back the option if I don't have to.
    Jun 8, 2013. 04:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Who's Wagging Who? [View article]
    I enjoy reading your articles and the reasoning behind your trades. I've been selling calls & puts for over a year with modest success. These market reversals are unnerving and it's nice to hear what your thoughts are as to risk/reward. Keep up the good work!
    Jun 1, 2013. 05:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    I think there was some "insider trading" on the STZ/BUD deal. First they come out with the news that the DOJ has filed suit to block the deal, sending the stock down. I owned a lot of STZ and read an article on SA that STZ was a terrible company etc etc. I panicked and sold out my position. A few weeks later they modify the deal and the DOJ gives it's blessing. The stock goes up about 30%!
    Apr 5, 2013. 03:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Constellation Is No "Bud" To You [View article]
    I don't understand why the stock is up over $11 just on the prospects of the deal going through.
    Feb 15, 2013. 03:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #251, January 3, 2013 [View instapost]

    So you get out..... what do you do with the cash?
    Jan 6, 2013. 05:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Storms Coming [View article]
    It wouldn't have made a difference this time but should be changed anyway. After they get the fiscal cliff resolved and figure out a way to pass a budget, create a million jobs etc......
    Nov 11, 2012. 04:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment