I had to start a new thread because for some reason there is no reply button on Doc Reit's post where he wrote:
"I plan on shorting ETP and CQP on Monday, in anticipation of their Oct/Nov EX dates, and the next week, PAA, OKS, and EPD, in anticipation of their EX dates at the same time. Not a lot of money($1000 each), but hey, it pays the rent."
Just to clarify, he is talking about shorting puts on these (not shorting these) in anticipation of them moving up into their dividend runs and having the short puts decrease in value.
I've traded some of these names on the long side with the shares themselves into the dividend runs and I'll be doing so again this quarter. I'll also look and see how the options are trading and may add some of those as well. Thanks for pointing these out, Doc. Lots of good short term trading opportunities out there.