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alexander.dumbass 354 posts  |  Last Activity: Oct 1, 2014 11:10 AM Member since: Nov 27, 2010
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  • Reply to

    Finished off of the highs for the day

    by itakebackmyapology Aug 21, 2014 4:45 PM
    alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Aug 21, 2014 5:31 PM Flag

    AH trading up at $35.25 for the last 100 shares.

    AH BID/ASK currently $35.20 / $35.23

    Hmmmm ...... $35.00 option strike + DIVIDEND 8-)

    That is a GREAT sign.

  • Reply to

    For the love of Buddha

    by itakebackmyapology Aug 21, 2014 3:37 PM
    alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Aug 21, 2014 3:48 PM Flag

    Hmmm .... I think I detect a very consistent pattern here .... a contra-indicator.

    "You have been warned" Market is up again today ....
    "You have been warned" Market is up again today ....
    "You have been warned" Market is up again today ....
    "You have been warned" Market is up again today ....
    "You have been warned" Market is up again today ....
    "You have been warned" Market is up again today ....
    "You have been warned" Market is up again today ....

  • This might give a clue who might be providing the resources for "The Wrong Ones".
    The top five stocks are AT&T, IBM, Intel, Exxon Mobil, and Caterpillar.

    The 50 Stocks Hedge Funds Are Shorting Like Crazy
    Aug. 22, 2014, 12:49 AM

    Goldman Sachs’ ‘Hedge Fund Trend Monitor’ report is out, and as usual it includes a list of the 50 stocks most shorted by hedge funds.

    The stocks listed are “not based on 13-F holdings”, nor is this a “basket of stocks most held short”, according to the report.

    When compared with the median S&P 500 company, the median stock has a higher value of short interest. However, it has “similar” short interest as a percent of float-adjusted shares.

    The top five stocks are AT&T, IBM, Intel, Exxon Mobil, and Caterpillar.

  • Reply to

    $$] H-P Surprises With Revenue Increase

    by williamdavis960 Aug 20, 2014 5:05 PM
    alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Aug 20, 2014 5:10 PM Flag

    After 11 quarters in a row of declines.
    Surprise up.
    Top line growth .... pretty rare in PC group.

  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Aug 20, 2014 5:17 AM Flag

    sup marco,
    What is your favorite site to get your "futures information"? I check Bloomberg and they never seem to match the data you post. What site do you use?

    "Sell 1/2 and take a chill pill. BTW, Bobby was me professor @ veritas et lux, and I got an A."
    Already sold 1/2 and no need for the "chill pill".
    I thought Prof. Shiller taught PHd level courses. Which course did you take from him?

  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Aug 20, 2014 12:28 AM Flag

    "OMG, HUGE plunge in Futures. Large down day tomorrow"
    Hmmm ... you are easily spooked.
    Reeeeellllaaaaxxx! 8-)

    Futures are currently unchanged and have been unchanged all evening. Are these the "futures" you are seeing?

    Dow Jones Indus. Avg -2.00
    S&P 500 -0.50
    NASDAQ 100 -0.75

    Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-Earnings ratio
    Shiller said CAPE at 26 was extreme. 3 years ago
    Shiller said that CAPE at 23 was extreme.

    Shiller ALSO said that the CAPE smoothed for earnings was within normal range. The CAPE model was established from data from the "steel industry" era that does not hold today with expanded FED balance sheet.

  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Aug 19, 2014 9:12 PM Flag

    "Sounds like something a pinheaded hedge fund might think is a good idea"
    It also sounds like something a regular hedge fund would do too. 8-) It also sounds like it could be an insurance company or pension plan.

    TRADE SIZE:
    5,000 contracts at a 70 cent debit implies (if it was a single investor) they were using $350,000 of their cash and margin headroom for the 500,000 shares.

    There could also be other parts of a combo trade to lower the $350,000 cost and that is likely.

  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Aug 19, 2014 3:03 PM Flag

    There is some put option trading in the Sept monthlies. 6,000 $35.00 put contracts and 5,000 $33.50 put contracts appears to be a BEAR PUT SPREAD where they are buying the $35 and selling the $33.50 put contracts. Seems like they are paying 70 for an expected $33.50 Intel close on Sep 20th.

    One guess might be an expected sell off after IDF and IFA2014.

    A 70 cent bet to make $1.50 that appears to encourage the option market maker to short some shares to hedge his holding.

  • Reply to

    Market UP LARGE, INTC DOWN HUGE ...Again

    by marcopubio Aug 19, 2014 11:07 AM
    alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Aug 19, 2014 2:08 PM Flag

    "What's INTC done lately, huh?"
    During the last 5 days, Intel has outperformed the market.
    A "5-day" window IS "lately".

    "marco the genius :-) Alex_dumb_bum, you take stuff two seriously."
    You think I take you seriously? 8-)
    Don't worry. I don't.

  • Reply to

    Market UP LARGE, INTC DOWN HUGE ...Again

    by marcopubio Aug 19, 2014 11:07 AM
    alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Aug 19, 2014 11:38 AM Flag

    "Well, well, here we are again."
    .... can you explain what you mean by "again"?

    Intel has substantially outperformed the market since Q4/2012.

    5 day chart ... INTC outperformed market by 1%
    1 month chart ... INTC outperformed market by 0.5%
    3 month chart ... INTC outperformed market by 20%
    6 month chart ... INTC outperformed market by 35%
    YTD chart ... INTC outperformed market by 25%
    1 year chart ... INTC outperformed market by 30%

  • Reply to

    Intel did pretty good today, considering...

    by paul.ottelini Aug 18, 2014 4:58 PM
    alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Aug 18, 2014 5:14 PM Flag

    Home builders were "high flyers" today
    The market was up about 1% and Goldman Sachs bashed the semis (SOXX).
    Compare with TXN who closed unchanged.

    Some closing quotes .....
    ITB was up 2.0% (DJ home construction ETF)
    IHB was up 1.83% (home builders)

    IBB was up 1.06%
    DJI was up 1.07%
    COMPX was up 0.97%
    SP500 was up 0.85%
    INTC was up 0.80%

    SMH was up 0.42%
    SOXX was up 0.40%
    TXN was up 0.0%

  • Reply to

    Cramer bashes Covello...what a riot.

    by twobitlouie Aug 18, 2014 10:23 AM
    alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Aug 18, 2014 3:11 PM Flag

    Seems like a "frontal attack" on semi conductors did not work too well for him so he downgraded the whole SOXX and gave all his negatives. Intel is 9.5% of the SOXX. The SOXL, SOXS, ..... so all the sympathetic negative trading affects Intel.

    The PUT/CALL ratio is currently 1.78 and normally is expected to be in the 0.50 range. Option activity does not seem to be very large but the 5,000 contract put option series (2015) are all in the $30 to $28 range. The trading behavior implies PUT buying so it appears to be cheap insurance for a big sell off.

  • Reply to

    INTC underperforming badly today

    by backbay_bstn Aug 18, 2014 10:34 AM
    alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Aug 18, 2014 10:52 AM Flag

    Intel has been wildly outperforming the market during the last 17 minutes and 42 seconds.

  • Reply to

    Intel up since its August 8 14nm event.

    by paul.ottelini Aug 18, 2014 10:01 AM
    alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Aug 18, 2014 10:16 AM Flag

    Day range: $33.97 - $34.30
    Bounced off $34 OPTION STRIKE area and chugged back up to STRIKE + DIVIDEND.
    PUT/CALL option ratio is currently 1.40 which indicates 3x as many put options as "normal".

    I suspect that the INTC should fall in line with the market and be up .... as soon as it breaks the $34.22 related arbitraging.

  • Reply to

    California's Kill Switch Is A Bad Idea

    by mega.hurts Aug 16, 2014 10:16 AM
    alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Aug 17, 2014 12:50 PM Flag

    "motivation for smartphone theft will decrease sharply when the ASP's of smartphones drops below $200 and even further when they drop near $100. "
    Yep! That will change the risk/reward ratio and make the thefts and especially armed robberies really drop.

  • Reply to

    California's Kill Switch Is A Bad Idea

    by mega.hurts Aug 16, 2014 10:16 AM
    alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Aug 17, 2014 9:42 AM Flag

    "where does the kill switch stop?"
    There is an interesting article from SFWEEKLY "The Life of a Stolen Phone" which was taken home by a BART cop. The article points out incentives that cause the theft rate to rise ... increased revenue/profits for everyone in the industry. The phone is typically the link to the person's account, personal information, .... and the other devices are (I think) IO ports through the smartphone nearby. They don't have as much personal information that makes the ID vulnerable.

    The hard wired kill switch is just a way to lower the market value of the stolen device so they are not taken. I doubt that the mandated hard wired kill switches will become a universal answer.

    CLIP ... incentives ....
    "The manufacturer profits by hawking a replacement phone; the carrier profits double, by locking the crime victim into a new contract, then opening an account with whomever ends up with the stolen phone. Telecom companies even profit from the specter of phone theft, by selling expensive insurance policies to protect their users."

  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Aug 15, 2014 7:10 PM Flag

    It will be interesting.
    Premiums on health insurance exchanges are forecast to rise nationally by an average of 7.5 percent next year, according to a new analysis (Health Research Institute at Price Waterhouse Coopers). It would have been smaller but some states will be hit with larger increases to cover failure to expand Medicaid coverage. However, when the "we did not expand Medicaid" states start publishing their increases, the 7.5% is likely to increase.

    The $716 billion cut from Medicare they moved to cover Medicaid expansion will be used to pay Medicaid costs ONLY in states that expanded.

    States that did not expand will see drop in Medicare funding and increased non-payment problems. Premiums will go up to cover the increased medical bill non-payments.

    It looks like a 5% increase if your state adopted Medicaid expansion and 10% increase if your state did not expand. Many of the non-expanding states have not published their new figures yet, so Indiana has the largest increase so far.

    Oregon -2.5% DROP.
    California +4% increase.

    Indiana +15.4% increase. (highest so far reporting rate changes for 2015)

  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Aug 15, 2014 3:21 PM Flag

    University of Toronto, Andres Lozano gave a very interesting TED TALK on the use of deep brain stimulation for treating Parkinson's, depression and shaking symptoms. Bio solutions are making stunning progress. He was able to control the symptoms of a young boy with dystonia which had twisted his body to the point where he was only able to crawl on his stomach.

    Amazing stuff.

  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Aug 15, 2014 3:13 PM Flag

    Yesterday, Intel had a HIGH/LOW of $34.23 / $33.74
    Today's HIGH/LOW range so far is $34.21 / $33.71.

    A high of STRIKE ($34.00) plus DIVIDEND, to
    a low of STRIKE ($33.50) plus DIVIDEND.

    IMO, the option market maker continues to trade to prepare from the quarterly "arbitrage attack". This last quarter he had to absorb 1.2mil contracts which is the size of liquidity he has to deal with. This drains the BETA and causes the Intel trading price support/resistance points.

  • alexander.dumbass alexander.dumbass Aug 15, 2014 3:01 PM Flag

    "Starts" 8-)
    Intel has always been tinkering with Biometrics, but Otellini accelerated this effort years ago. The collections of companies are starting to coalesce into real products that make a difference.

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Intel Join Forces to Improve Parkinson's Disease Monitoring and Treatment through Advanced Technologies
    Intel Newsroom on Aug 13, 2014 9:15:02 AM

    Intel acquiring gesture recognition start-up InVision Biometrics

    Intel acquires Idesia Biometrics

    Biometric Gun Safety at Your Fingertips
    Boulder, Colorado, student and Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF)1 2013 Grand Award winner Kai Kloepfer invents a biometric electromechanical firearm safety solution that identifies a registered user’s fingerprint to permit or deny access to gun operation.

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