For example many stories are done on imunotherapy for cancer and glio in particular but few if any even mention the lead and most advanced trial. 60 Minutes is doing a story on glio this sunday but I bet it will not even mention NWBO - the lead co in this field, let alone do the main focus on NWBO.
when is tha last time you have seen NWBO on the CNBC ticker? Almost never. Cramer - never looked into it - sure, sure! And the list goes on and on and on ....
I am also very long on NWBO, but I disagree. Juno and Kite went to multi-BILLION caps on just such data WITHOUT a control, just from early testing. "THEY" fear NWBO and are trying (and so far succeeding) to manipulate the stock to keep it down with the help of their hedge fund and journalist pals and some of the media. BUT eventually the test results will speak for themselves - so this can not continue too much longer and the truth will out.
It seems pretty clear that Cramer wants to pry himself loose from his employee Feuerstein as gently as he can and not be trapped into bad mouthing NWBO as Feuerstein has done. I think he sees the writing on the wall but can't just stab his employee in the back and is looking for a more gentle out. The quote from Cramer is: "That is a very controversial stock and it's really in the cross hairs of a lot of longs and shorts. I've got to do more work on it before I opine on it because that is one of those that is a week-to-week. I can't cuff it." Cramer sees that the more research is showing that there is great promise in immunotherapy and vaccines to fight cancer the less wise it is to continue this fight against NWBO who is ib the forefront of this approach.
Well, for a small starter, NWBO finally made an appearance on the CNBC ticker yesterday. That is a rare event, but start getting used to it - and this is actually starting to happen as we speak.
I biught a whole bunch of NWBO options this morning ( in additions to boat load of shares and options I already own.) Go NWBO. Waiting for solid news but I am convonced that NWBO will continue to drift upward even without any real news as the general idea of cancer vaccines and immunotherapy grows on the investing public with the several multi billion dollar buys by big pharma continues for the leaders in this field and NWBO becomes recognized for the leader that they are in this field and the likely future SOC for almost all solid tumors. This is a true revolution happening as we watch with NWBO right at the sweet spot.this stock is just at the take off point - where Microsoft was several decades ago, Google and Apple were a decade ago. Except I believe that the future for NWBO will be quicker and bigger as big Pharma begins to realize that they better get in on this revolution in cancer treatment and start up the bidding wars - except that LP controls some 50% of the shares (directly or indirectly) - and she said she is not selling!
This sounds very interesting and makes a lot of sense for people who really are terminal and have no other hope and are willing to knowingly take the risk of an experimental drug and pay for it. I am not clear if all that is required is action in state law only or does it still require federal legislation as well as the state action? This sounds very much like partial pre FDA aproval for commercialization if the patient signs off on the risk. For NWBO, this could be the US equivalent to the German and UK programs. It now ocurrs to me whether insurance (gov or private) might pay for it like is now happening in Germany.
Does anybody know when the Jan 2017 options became available? Same question for when the Jan 2016 options became available? The reason for these questions is I am trying to guesstimate when the Jan 2018 options become available. Better yet if there is a date definite for that, do you know when to expect the Jan 2018 options on NWBO to be available?
And I do not think that is happpening. I am not experienced in options, so I have another question. Assuming things get more positive as time progresses, Is there any reason at all to exercise the options sooner rather than later rather than waiting for a time near the expiration of the options? This of course assumes that you continue to believe the future continues to be rosy for NWBO. In the question I assume that I will eventually be excerising the options and not selliing them because I believe that when near expiry of the options the stock will be much higher than now, nevertheless there will still be a huge profit to be made by holding the stock well beyond 2 years while the commercialiaze the DCVAX products and become the SOC and go on to conqeur the market and eventually take away much of market from chemo and radio therapy. this will probably take several more years.
I guess we think alike because that is what I ended up doing yesterday - bought the Jan 17 $5 calls. I think it is the best bang for the buck and limits your downside, The thing you give up by not getting the stock is that the upside better materialize within 2 years which I believe is more than ample.
Which of the following would you buy if you are positive about NWBO? Would you buy either the $5 or $7 or $10 strike for either Jan/2016 or Jan 2017. Or would you just leverage the outright stock purchase at 30% margin?
WC, you did not get the point of my question. If for example you control 100,000 shares (1000 contracts) at a $10 strike you need $1,000,000 in order to exercise the options which you do NOT HAVE available to you. (You are tapped out after paying for the options). So even if the in the money stocks are now worth say $3,000,000 the broker will not let you buy the stock unless you can produce the $1,000,000 that you do not have. so closr, but no cigar. How do you cash in the potential profit you have in the options of $2,000,000?
I have another options question. the basic idea here is leverage so you can control more stock (that hopefully will go up) than you can actually afford to buy outright. so lets say things go very well and it is now near the expiry and you are in the money big time. How does the endgame work when you want to cash in, My broker tells me that if you wish to exercise the options to buy the stock you must have the cash (or buying power) in the brokerage account. So if the strike is say $10 but now trading at say $50, in order to get the $50 stock you must have at least $10 in the acount per share. But of course one of the reasons you bought the options in the first place was because you wanted control of more shares and didn;t have $10 per share to begin with. That leaves selling the options as a way to cash in, but in a thinly traded option like NWBO it is not always easy to sell an option for full value quickly (if you are near expiry). So you end up losing much of the options value in the need to sell the thinly traded options quickly.
So is there anybody who can explain how this really works and how one plays the endgame to casj in a thinly traded option that is near expiry but well in the money?