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fit4life16 87 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 24, 2013 9:59 AM Member since: Oct 7, 2012
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    OT: BMY

    by fit4life16 Jan 24, 2013 9:52 AM
    fit4life16 fit4life16 Jan 24, 2013 9:59 AM Flag

    Haha I should have jumped the gun right away at those prices. I ended up paying an extra 0.14 (0.68 instead of 0.54) for the 36 puts. There is no way this stays above 35 for the rest of this quarter.

  • fit4life16 by fit4life16 Jan 24, 2013 9:52 AM Flag

    Ever since the dividend BMY has shot straight up, almost $3. This is obviously partially due to BMY trading at a low range before the dividend, fiscal cliff issue being resolved, and today's earnings report.

    I'm wondering if this week would be a good week to look at the February puts, and when the best time might be to initiate a position. BMY has consistently sold off into its range prior to the dividend run, and BMY is approaching its 52 week high.

    Currently the $35 puts are going for 0.15 which could be a solid risk vs reward. Thoughts?

  • fit4life16 by fit4life16 Dec 31, 2012 12:54 PM Flag

    Now that the capital gains tax scare is over for APPL, is today a good day to enter? I know it's up 3.5% already today, but it doesn't seem unlikely for APPL to see 600 again next month. I decided to be conservative though, and grabbed the 530/560 March calls today.

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    S&P fell 0.5% between 10:16 and 10:20

    by fit4life16 Dec 27, 2012 10:26 AM
    fit4life16 fit4life16 Dec 27, 2012 3:17 PM Flag

    Okay now why did the market just rally 0.6% on news that the debate would reconvene in 3 days? How is this good news??

  • fit4life16 fit4life16 Dec 27, 2012 2:45 PM Flag

    I really hope that the 9% unemployment projections don't come true. I'm graduating college in 4 months, and I don't want to be like those unfortunate 2009 graduates.

  • Reply to

    Great buying oppty

    by oldschoolbuilder Dec 26, 2012 12:05 PM
    fit4life16 fit4life16 Dec 27, 2012 1:20 PM Flag

    Below 27 is a sure bet. But below 29 is still a good deal. About to execute my first position today or tom.

  • Hey guys! I just bought my first smartphone (IPhone 5) yesterday, and for those of you that have smartphones, what apps do you recommend I get? I already got the bloomberg app, and some random app so that I could look up tickers, but what else is recommended?

  • Reply to

    S&P fell 0.5% between 10:16 and 10:20

    by fit4life16 Dec 27, 2012 10:26 AM
    fit4life16 fit4life16 Dec 27, 2012 10:40 AM Flag

    That data came out at 10 AM sharp. The sell off happened 15 minutes after this. Something had to have happened 15 minutes later to trigger this.

  • What happened? Did someone say something in the senate debate? I just tuned in.

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    Post Christmas Musings

    by reits_r_us Dec 26, 2012 4:38 AM
    fit4life16 fit4life16 Dec 26, 2012 10:42 AM Flag

    I am also planning to initiate my first position once we hit the 28s again. (leaving for seattle in 2 days though, so hopefully I'm not on the plane when this happens!) Doc are you just planning to go short puts (my plan) or are you going to possibly long the 30s as well which will probably go for around 0.90 at high 28s (I'm looking at March). This March should be a great time for short puts with an EX on the 15th. Shouldn't be nearly the nail biter it was this December.

  • fit4life16 by fit4life16 Dec 20, 2012 11:12 AM Flag

    It's been stuck at this price for about an hour now (plus minus 1 cent almost the entire hour). Do you guys think this is it for the dividend run? I'm out of my calls, but wondering if I should ditch all of my short puts too as well (which still have almost 0.10 in time value in them)

  • fit4life16 by fit4life16 Dec 20, 2012 11:11 AM Flag

    It's been stuck at this price for about an hour now (plus minus 1 cent almost the entire hour). Do you guys think this is it for the dividend run? I'm out of my calls, but wondering if I should ditch all of my short puts too as well (which still have almost 0.10 in time value in them)

  • Reply to

    Out

    by eagledragon1 Dec 19, 2012 12:00 PM
    fit4life16 fit4life16 Dec 19, 2012 12:09 PM Flag

    I'm looking to layer out right now too, buying back some of my 32/31 put spread for 0.49 (trying to right now at least), and sold all of my MTGE calls because it seems like no run is coming from that. I still think the top for AGNC will be tomorrow or Friday, so I'll continue to slowly layer out over these next 3 days.

  • Reply to

    The real options trade for AGNC

    by instantwinbutton Dec 3, 2012 6:39 PM
    fit4life16 fit4life16 Dec 4, 2012 8:47 PM Flag

    I mean sold them for 0.75 ofc, not buy.

  • Reply to

    The real options trade for AGNC

    by instantwinbutton Dec 3, 2012 6:39 PM
    fit4life16 fit4life16 Dec 4, 2012 8:47 PM Flag

    If you are going to talk about Nov 13th, I bought the Jan 29s for 0.80 on that date. Anyhow, I would say the 32/31 put spread is a better deal. I bought them for 0.75 ytd, and you can probably get it for that price tomorrow if this price holds (or falls)

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    Crazy right wingers that want to tax the poorest

    by olee2116 Dec 1, 2012 7:35 AM
    fit4life16 fit4life16 Dec 3, 2012 4:43 PM Flag

    Lol, have you ever even heard of Toyota before? They are the 10th largest company in the world in case you were unaware. Every single person there works over 50 hours/week, often 60+/week. Do you know why they do that? Because of the exact same reason you said, it's cheaper to do this than to hire more staff that would be getting a 401k plan, health, dental, eye insurance, and any other benefits. It also makes it easier if the market downturns, because unlike the big 3 they won't need to cut 5,000 workers, they'll just have the employees work 5 hours less per week. Is what I'm saying registering in your small brain at all, or am I going over your head right now?

    I'm not going to pull out my checks, but let me do the math for you, because he seems like you struggled to pass 2nd grade addition:

    $1200 for travel
    $450*4=$1800 for housing allowance
    $20*40*16=$12,800 BEFORE overtime.
    Now I made something like 18.5k over the summer.
    18500-12800-1800-1200=2700

    2700/30=90

    So i worked about 90 hours of overtime over the summer, which is probably pretty accurate. I could have worked a lot more, but I wanted to workout, relax and cook. My friend is also interning at Toyota right now, and he's worked 2 straight 60+hour weeks with Toyota.

    By the way, I'm not sure if you know this, but all the Fortune 500 companies are hiring in the masses. Our career fair continues to be record numbers (almost 300 companies came this year to our college, including just about all fortune 500s that need engineers). Food/retail may be cutting positions, but companies make money through their engineers, so we are one of the last people to go.

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    Crazy right wingers that want to tax the poorest

    by olee2116 Dec 1, 2012 7:35 AM
    fit4life16 fit4life16 Dec 3, 2012 3:55 PM Flag

    You are as dumb as they get. No wonder you are a democrat. As I said before, I'm not a democrat slacker that works 40 hours/week and goes on food stamps like you. I worked OVER 40 hours/week which gets me overtime pay or 1.5 x hourly or $30/hour. I also got $450/month in housing allowance and $1200 in travel to drive down there. That's another 3k for doing nothing for the company.

    Sorry, but my insurance is $112/month. I put it under my parents name to save money, but I pay for the insurance still. I also get deductibles just like you do, so I'm not taxed at your 27% rate.

    Also, my parents are paying for my college right now, but when I start working, I will be sending them 5k checks per year. (I believe more than that can be taxed even among family)

    Also, my girlfriend and I will make a combined 130-140k straight out of bachelors (if we stay together). Despite this, I can tell you that we will be living in the cheapest apartment, driving my 2003 camry for the next 10 years (if we take a car down there). Not all of us #$%$ money away and blame the government for it when things don't work out.

  • Reply to

    Crazy right wingers that want to tax the poorest

    by olee2116 Dec 1, 2012 7:35 AM
    fit4life16 fit4life16 Dec 3, 2012 3:45 PM Flag

    Yes, you can get beans and rice, but the fact that you can afford such a large quantity of beans and rice shows that you are not struggling that hard. Also, dollar menu is hardly cheap. 14 oz of pasta costs $1, that gives you 1400 calories, the best calorie deal (i know because I look at cost per calorie/protein) is the McDouble which I believe is 380 calories (not going to look this up, this is off of memory). So I would need to nearly buy 4 McDoubles just to get my value that I could buy eating something like whole wheat pasta.

    As I said, you can live a healthy life style at $100/month, and they give you more than this in food stamps. People that are on food stamps should not be able to anything besides chicken (cheapest source of meat/protein), bread, pasta, milk and fruits/vegetables. You don't need ANYTHING ELSE!

  • Reply to

    The December Run is Here!

    by reits_r_us Dec 1, 2012 2:25 PM
    fit4life16 fit4life16 Dec 3, 2012 1:56 PM Flag

    Just sold the 32/31 put spread for 0.75. Ridiculous these prices we are getting here.

  • Reply to

    Crazy right wingers that want to tax the poorest

    by olee2116 Dec 1, 2012 7:35 AM
    fit4life16 fit4life16 Dec 3, 2012 1:37 PM Flag

    This is 100% my whole point. Being poor and obese is the biggest oxymoron. Skim milk costs $2.50 per gallon for 1280 calories. I bought 2 jars of peanut butter for $13. That is 13,000 calories in that. Whole wheat pasta costs $1 for Kroger's 14 oz container. 1400 calories and a lot of fiber right there. 100 pack daily multivitamin is $10. 250 pack omega 3 fish oils is $13. Whole wheat bread is $2 for 1600 calories and a lot of fiber. Chicken is $2/pound for 520 calories and 92 grams of protein. Whey protein costs $100 for 10 pounds (this lasts about 80 days at 2 servings/54 grams of protein)

    Now I'm heavily into weight lifting, so these are "weight lifting" foods, but all of these foods are extremely cheap and extremely healthy. I quite literally live off of everything I just typed above (with maybe some spices and seasonings for flavoring, but that stuff lasts forever).

    There is NOTHING expensive about being healthy. Gym membership costs $30, most poor people probably go to McDs or Taco Bell 5 times per month. That is also $30. If people don't want to live a healthy and fiscally responsible life that is their problem, but I should not be paying their health insurance, and their food because they would rather buy chips than go out and run a 5k.

AGNC
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