My belief is that my form of gambling (speculating on the most likely progression of price movement in the next several minutes to a few days) has far better chance of being profitable than making bets based on fundamentals of Amazon.com.
You shorts claim this stock is manipulated. So what's the point of making bets based on fundamentals if somebody CAN move the stock price to their liking?
"I thought AMZN had a chance to shoot up spectacularly today. I gave up on the idea before the market opened, so I sold all calls when AMZN was above 184."
so you are gambling? you have no idea what this company does or what the fundamentals are! and how could you have made money buying calls? it did not even go up a dollar since your calls!! is it the same way you made $$ like you have been buying calls since 240??