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  • arshakandriasov arshakandriasov Nov 1, 2012 12:59 PM Flag

    AGNC Dec Calls

    Why would you buy options that will end before the full run up? I just don't get it. Good Luck anyway. Gorge made the more "correct" trade. He at least has a chance to recoup if agnc does an offering or something bad happens. Too many things can go bad, but the run up AFTER dec options are mostly certain.

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    • Hey Arsh,

      Its a crap shoot. I thought the Sept EX would fall after the Sept OPEX and it didn't. In fact, the dates have been moving up. There has not been a Q in the last 7, that has had the EX after the 21st of that respective EX month. Dec OPEX is late(Dec 21st). Those Dec Calls might be OK. That is what the MM's believe also, as the options (Puts) are priced for the EX occurring on or before the 21st.

      Ultimately, you are correct. If you can pick up January for about the same price as Dec on the Calls you are better covered in case the EX occurs after the 21st. We'll see soon...;-)

      Best

      DocReits

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      • Hi Doc,

        Understood. It's just I'm getting tired of reading negative comments about options. They are being greedy instead of winning 20-30% for instance January options, they want 50% in dec options because they are down and want a homerun. Then they complain instead of complaining how they suck at this. It's not difficult to see several option prices. Hope you're doing great. Might come in for a short trade in December. Having fun with FB puts too much.

        Best, Arshak

    • Not that I need to defend my trade but I also own the Jan calls - I think I'll get as many miles out of Dec calls as I do the Jan calls. It's a bit of a crap shoot.
      Best -
      Garbonzo

    • some people may be thinking that DIV EX will come before OPEX in December..I don't think that will happen but, there was no difference in price between Dec, and Jan when I bought them.

 
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