I think you missed my point. On a down week like this week they lose. They could gave bought the stock lower even accounting for the premium on the puts. Again, any puts that were ITM or ATM earlier this week are now worth more and the stock dropped. So if they are getting assigned it is because the puts are now ITM and they are getting the stock POTENTIALLY at a higher price than if they had just bought without the options. If they are selling OTM puts they are worth even less. It only seems to be worth doing as a hedge and dependent on timing of when the sell the puts.
Its up $100+ over the past 3 months. What u #$%$ about? :-)
Don't buy short term OOM calls. You'll get burned every week.
Max pain does take both put and call options into account. It may have been 555 on Wednesday (based on OI from monday and tuesday), but the OI changed since then.
That's why it ended up at 560 today.
The first part makes sense. They sell the puts and buy back shares as the puts are assigned. Since they're executing buy-backs, they're getting a bit of a discount by selling the puts (MAYBE). But seems like it could backfire on a down week. This week if you sold the 560 or 565 puts, they would have been out of the money and not worth much. Today, the 560 and 565 are worth more. So they would have lost out. This scenario works only if if the stock is rising (as it has for the past few weeks).
The 2nd part is not exactly clear.
Lucky call. How in the heck did they come up with that one? Max pain was 560 this week.
570 won't happen this week. But they will likely pin at 565. Max pain is 560 as of this morning, but TONS of volume at 565 puts
Buying TWTR yesterday was a fools errand. The big boys bought in cheap and it got pumped to the high 40's. They sold a good portion today and made bank. Retail buyers get screwed in these sort of things b/c we don't get in before the stock actually hits the market.
5s from from the dark ages? That is simply an asinine thing to say. I just got a new 5s to replace my Blackberry Bold. The 5s is awesome (so is the S4). You want to talk about stone age phones, go look at the recent vintage Blackberries.
One thing BB has though is that the integration to corporate email is way better IMO.