lol .... every trick in the book can't really help you to feel better about your lousy investment. Best advice: bite the bullet, cut your losses and declare a 2016 tax loss.
You forgot numbers 3 & 4 -
3) Wrap all of your cash in plastic bags and stuff them in your bird feeder bin.
4) Move back in with your mom .... and don't complain about her lousy beef stew.
Solution to short-term selling: same as with stocks - average down to reduce your break-even. Everything after break-even is 100% profit.
GOV is a dog with fleas. Do some research to see how RMR mgmt has screwed the shareholders. The shares have lost 30% of their value since the summer.
AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
" ... However, except during high-volatility periods, where VIX products typically lose most of their value and have to reverse-split their shares, the XIV will be trading up. "
Remove "where" from this statement. Didn't mean to sound confusing ..... VIX products gain during high-volatility periods, and lose the rest of the time, and usually end up reverse-splitting.
" If decay does happen to XIV, ..."
The XIV does not suffer from decay, because it's the inverse of VIX, whose products do decay over time due to contango. Therefore, the XIV is guaranteed to be up the majority of time due to the reverse being true of volatility products such as VXX, TVIX and UVXY. That's of course not to say that the XIV will not lose value during various periods of time. However, except during high-volatility periods, where VIX products typically lose most of their value and have to reverse-split their shares, the XIV will be trading up.
The big plus with the XIV is that it doesn't suffer from the ongoing contango effect as the VIX products do. Historically, XIV is up the majority of the time.
If you're going to post nonsense pseudo trades, at least do your homework first so that you can make it sound at least the tiniest bit believable.
I agree. Just in terms of stat's, FSLR is the most profitable solar company on the planet. That in itself is quite impressive in this weird energy market today. For FSLR to have gone through what they have over the past five years, is a testament to mgmt's staying power and their understanding of alt energy. Personally, i don't put much faith in the pre-market anyway .... serious investors, even traders, should just "say no" to the pre-market and do their "thing" during regular hours. One day when everything's 24/7, it'll be a different picture, but for now, alt energy players just need good judgement and a nice dose of extra-strength zantac.
Some people always make a big deal about "tax loss selling". Rarely does this theme ever really play out in any significant way regarding share prices. The more important consideration right now is where one thinks crude is settling from here, and getting positioned accordingly.
Man, you fools really don't pay much attention where your posts go, do you? No wonder your trades are in the crapper.