I wasn't even remotely close to being on margin call in March 2008. It was only when the stock started dipping into the 16's in October 2008 that I started receiving margin calls.
But margin calls are hardly a problem when there is a ton of other stuff in the portfolio that can be sold if necessary. To say nothing of the 240K that I had in my annuity before the crash got underway. I also had 35K in an old 401(k) that I later ended up transferring into my main account when I started getting the margin calls.
If you sold at a profit, you did not sell too soon.
Because, nobody goes broke taking a profit.
Looking at it any other way- 'could've, would've, should've is dating one or all three of the sisters of the stock market.
All three are 'b.....s' and in the long run will cost ya money.
So, if ya sold at a profit, good trade. Congrats.
I sold at a very good profit for the last 3 days. Made money on BBY earlier this week too. Been lucky getting out just right. I posted about buying the feb and jan calls several times each dayon pullbacks and such, but it has my son's handle because he is visiting and didn't sign out. I made furious moves and was astonished on how fast the dollars built up. I think it needs a rest, but I am ready to buy again if the Feb 18s go under .5 again. I think we are due for a pullback soon here.
Think it is ready to pull back? I know interest will return a week or more before the end of the month due to earnings and dividend approaching.
I posted same thing yesterday. three prints from earlier in the day, totaling 75 million shares. About the same quantity yesterday. Prints come across on Fidelity AH directed trading screen but are coded to indicate that they were executed at some earlier time. Curious.