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  • LongPicker LongPicker Aug 11, 2010 12:30 PM Flag

    be honest. HOW MANY R saying "wish I sold"

    My take CPT = Call/PUT Trade, CB = Core Balance
    Am I close Elephante?

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    • CPT = core position trading.
      CB = cost basis.
      Sorry for the jargon.

      If you're not up to speed on CPT, you're in a prime market to learn about it. It's not daytarding, but rather a good reliable method to make steady money. It has not failed me on issues that have topped out in terms of surprise upside that get regularly whacked by the VIX on merciless days (or weeks) like we're seeing now. HUN no longer has any near term surprise upside in my mind. Some will hold it for the divi and others will hold long for the next event. I plan on staying in HUN for both of those reasons but I want to sell some and buy some around my core as a disciplined process from now on. The operative word is discipline.

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      • If you have discipline and a good tracking system, I think HUN gives you plenty of opportunities to trade. I have been playing the yo-yo price action with options. Sell puts or buy calls at an opportune time and make money when stock reverts to equilibrium. Most of the puts that I have sold in "panic" situations have invariably expired worthless for the put buyer. It does require a lot of guts to pull trigger, though. But rewards are plentiful. By the way I have stayed true to my core position that I have held consistently. I don't see any reason to buy and sell that part.

        Disclosure: Bought Nov $7.50 calls today.

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