It is not really silly. I have made a nice bit of change over the past year by writing calls against the 3X leveraged ETFs. I hold TNA/TZA, , ERY/ERX, FAS/FAZ combinations, and I have made a good deal of money with this strange tactic over the past year.
Yo're right! I have not held MSFT that long. I bought it in 2007, and I am very pleased. I expect the old high to be broken later this year.
Dr. Nidal, the Ft. Hood killer, was NOT an immigrant or refugee. He was born in Arlington, VA.
USA has admitted 745,000 refugees since 9/11/01. Only two have so far been involved in any terrorist acts.
USA screening works OK. Leaving refugees from Muslim land to live in refugee camps in Europe will guarantee that many of them will; become radicalized from living in poor conditions, eating bad food, not being able to get education for their children, and getting the message that they are undesirable.
USA has no criminal libel statutes. Freedom os speech is in our Constitution, and if there is libel MSFT can always sue.
2015 at present represents a bargain (of sorts). We may go a bit lower this year, but we are going to see a slow uptrend during the earlier parts of next year. I see FAS going to about 27 over the next few weeks, but I also expect that starting in late Dec it will show us some upside going to 40 by Mar 31. I hold FAZ and FAS and have written calls against holdings. I am presently short the Nov20 expiration call strike price 28. I am also short the FAZ with a strike price of 40 (I think) with same expiration date.
To become President or a neurosurgeon you have to be something of a drudge. obama was one at Columbia and Harvard Law with hardly any social life, and I suspect that Dr. Carson was also like that. No one wants ot admit having been a drudge so the mind embellishes actual events or even creates them. Drudges have no social or sex lives to speak of in school, and this makes for inventions in the future.
It was a big deal for me when I was seduced by a lady when I was sixteen since I had not dated at all at the time.
I will settle for it going down to $28/sh. I am short against holdings the 11/20 option with that strike price.
We don't know what is happening in China. It is opaque. You may be right, but the center of instability inthe world is China. I worry/
I take it you are sort MSFT, hold puts, or have some other bearish stance on the company.
My ignorance of things computer is abysmal. I am a seventy-six year old geezer who knows a bit about how to type stuff into the computer to have it appear on the screen and the Net.
What makes me think you may not be right is the apparent consensus that things are OK with MSFT as the stock keeps on going up near a new high for the year.
Why did they delete Walla1957's post on shorting CSX? I strongly disagree with the topic, but it may be relevant. I hold about 6% of my portfolio in CSX and have held eh stock since 1972 (or thereabout) . It hasn't met the criteria I use to sell yet.
If you wanted a hedge you might have done better to buy the TZA.. I hold TNA and TZA. I write calls against both holdings. I am presently short the Oct16 70 call. It should expire worthless today, and I plan on writing the Nove20 70 call on Monday for about 3.50. I am also shot a Nov20 call on my TZA.
This sis a fairly low risk way of making about 60% on invested capital.
Bad news may be good news because it may mean that the Fed cannot tighten until sometime next year. I worry about this because it may result in a slowdown coming during the third quarter of 2016, and this may give a boost to the GOP candidate.
Not quite. I am short the TNA70 call expiring Oct16. I may see TNA rise to close to the strike price, but I am not really worried.