Why do they need an environmental affairs program manager for a China Mobile deal? Please explain.
To find out time decay, you need to look at the theta. But theta isn't a fixed value. It is different for different strikes. Normally, the ATM options have the highest theta. It gets smaller as the options get further in the money and out of money. Theta also increases when you get closer to the expiration date.
To find out option theta and other option greeks, do a web search on "options calculator".
I was told that there are three ways to do any thing: the right way, the wrong way, and the government's way.
If you sold MSFT earlier this week, you can roll it out to Oct, Nov or even Jan 2014. As long as you roll for credits, you are getting paid and the time is on your side. MSFT's pop is a knee jerk reaction to Ballmer's news. It doesn't change the MSFT business picture for the next couple of years. Its stock price won't keep going up.
You can try ivolatility. Make sure you add slash calc at the end. It gives you a basic options calculator with which you can calculate five greek values including delta.
If Carl owns 1% or more of AAPL than yes, it will be illegal. Otherwise, he is no difference than any poster here tell the world he bought or sold AAPL.
Today's price actions show there are a lot of traders looking for excuses to buy AAPL. Carl's tweets might be just the excuse they are looking for.
Why does Apple want to buy a totally incompatible dying system? It makes no sense. It makes no sense for Google or Microsoft to buy it either. If anyone may buy it, it will probably be Dell or HP.
Ok, I know most people here hate any post that reflects reality, but if you are trading, for your own sake, watch this level carefully.
BTW, 430 is also the 50 day moving average. Giving the overall market is looking tired and topping out, and the earning season is coming to an end, and the lack of any significant event from Apple in the next month or so, the odds of coming back down to the 430 level is very high.
It was the last breakout point and should become a role reversal support. But because the volume on the breakout was weak, the support might be weak as well. If it breaks down that support level, it could drop back down to the 430 level to fill the gap. Be careful here.
“IT was the best of times,
IT was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light,
it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope,
it was the winter of despair,
we had everything before us,
we had nothing before us,
we were all going direct to Heaven,
we were all going direct the other way”
-- Charles Dickens