There are more important things in life than beating each others on a message board. So please tone it down, think about how lucky you are, and do something to help the unfortunate.
Your posts are an eye openers. Until now, I have never known anyone who can receive pleasure by showing the world how uneducated you are and how rudeness towards others you can be. If there is any humanity left inside you, I hope you will do some soul searchings one day.
Unemployment rate went up because of the government shutdown. The furloughed federal workers were added to the unemployed. They are now employed again so the next month's rate will drop.
Today it trades ex-dividend which means if you buy today you will not receive Nov. dividends but if you hold it until the next ex-dividend day, you will receive the next one, most likely pay in Feb.
If you only have $1000 in your account, you can't sell naked calls. It will be even riskier than buying calls because naked call selling has unlimited risk. Your broker won't let you do it for their own protection.
My reply was a sincere advise. If you don't like it, just put me on ignore.
Dude, you are trading option as if it is a gamble. This isn't the way to do it. I suggest you stop trading with real money for awhile, read up on option strategy, do some paper trades, until you really understand how option works.
if Apple can borrow at less than 2% interest rate than it makes sense to do it because the retired shares can save 2.4% in dividend pay out so the net cash flow will actually improve. The problem is no one can predict future business environment. If future revenues go south, it can stop dividend payment at any time but it can't stop paying bond interests unless it declares bankruptcy.
Trading is about probability. It is possible to have another 50 point run but the chances are small particularly after a pre-earning run. Right now the daily RSI is already over 71 and the weekly RSI is over 65. If the run continues for another couple of days, even with good earnings, the after earning run is even less likely. Of course you can hedge it with puts but to do a perfect hedge is expensive.
It is hard to say. There are just too many factors. If you trade short term, I suggest you don't make trades based on earning guesses. We are in a pre-earning run right now. If you are already long, it is better to take some profits before earning and watch how price moves afterwards to decide your next move. If you are thinking of getting in, it will be better wait until after earning and only get in if price breaks out.
The market doesn't work like that, dude. If AAPL reports $8.00 EPS on Oct 28, it will be an earning drop from the same Q last year. What it will do to the share price depends on what the price is right before the earning. We are in a pre-earning run right now. If the run continues up to the earning day, $8.00 EPS will most likely cause the share price to come down.