Yesterday Chipotle donated 50% of the gross sales to people from CEF to the Child Evangelism program. Maybe GOD made the stock price jump $25 to encourage other companies to copy Chipotle.
It is always tough to make money buying stocks. Much easier to SELL the weekly options and benefit from the decay in time value. For example Buy the AMZN 1/2016 $300 puts for $38 then sell weekly put options based on your ownership of the leap puts. Just be sure to keep in mind that puts increase in value as the stock price declines so avoid high value puts at times when drops in price are anticipated. (like quarterly report times) Next January, if AMZN is trading around $200, those leap puts you bought for $38 will be worth over $100 and you will have a nice income from SELLING the weekly puts all year.
I hope you insure your Amazon holdings with OTM puts. You can buy the 1/15/16 300 puts for $38 and get the entire $38 plus much more by selling otm covered calls and OTM puts each week. Jimdupont is not stupid and AMZN is way overpriced. Protect yourself !!!
Sure didn't take the manipulators long to destroy your theory. I don't think you can put Amazon in a box, but long term I think you can be pretty sure of a down trend continuation.
I suppose you will want yahoo to set up a subject search system for their message boards. Forget it; they already give away much more than they should.
Yeah, it is easy to forget that it takes three days after your purchase to become a "stockholder of record" and you remain a stockholder of record for three days after you sell. One would expect this to be easier with computers but old traditions die hard.
Back in the last century I shorted AMZN and lost over $60,000. This year I made it all back plus much more using the weekly options that didn't exist in the 1900's.
Thanks for a view from the inside. Sounds like E-Bay is better for sellers although they too are very customer oriented. One of the old songs from the depression is named "The Customer Is Absolutely Right". Maybe we are in another depression; I know I am.
Dish raised their prices also. Lets face it; the dollar is losing value and everything except gasoline is going up.
I've decided to buy $35 puts to protect my position instead of selling all 2,000 shares. That way I get the dividend and a profit on the puts as well. I will buy the puts a month out so I can see which way T goes after the dividend before I decide about holding my position.
I did but then I found AMZN has much better premiums on their options so I only buy puts on T to protect my position from the inevitable drop at dividend time. The weekly calls and puts on T too cheap to be worth the trouble when compared to the great returns you can get from selling AMZN weekly options. I don't own AMZN but buy longer term options to allow me to sell the weekly options.
$35 is very likely and I will buy puts at that time to allow me to sell my shares at $35 even if it doesn't get that high. The price always drops after the dividend and the puts avoid the resulting loss and I can either keep the shares and sell the puts at a profit or go ahead and sell the shares at $35. That depends on which way it looks like T will move after the dividend. That move is usually large but it is hard to predict the direction.
It is up $2 from the day's low and has been steady fro an hour on low volume. I think we just had some institutional selling. I wish I knew why.