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  • ImLovingLifeYouCanToo ImLovingLifeYouCanToo Aug 20, 1998 9:36 PM Flag

    THREE CHEERS for OL' BD

    Lets hear it for BDX, some people love their cars, some love their guys, some love their girls,some love their MTV, NOT ME, I LOVE MY BDX !!!

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    • When I looked where all the stock splits are
      listed, it said BD's split was optionable. Could someone
      explain what that means and how it works. Try to be
      explicit, I'm not very savvy regarding the market. Thanks
      in advance.

      • 1 Reply to jimmyo34
      • Dear Jimmy:
        I think what you read said the BDX
        stock (not split) is optionable. What that means is
        that there are listed options on BDX Stock. The
        options on this stock are listed on the Philadelphia
        Stock Exchange. These options are calls and puts. I
        don't know if you understand options, but I trade the
        options on BDX almost every day, and they are a great way
        to hedge your stock position, or to play BDX stock
        when you only have a limited amount of money to work
        with. If you need to learn about options, take a look
        at "Options as a Strategic Investment" by Larry
        MacMillan. It is the best and most easy to understand book I
        have ever read on the subject of options. You can
        probably find a copy of it at your local library. Good
        Luck.
        JM

 
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