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xquestor 70 posts  |  Last Activity: 2 hours 32 minutes ago Member since: May 12, 2009
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    Santa

    by herbalessence2008 Dec 21, 2015 11:27 AM
    xquestor xquestor Dec 28, 2015 11:57 PM Flag

    Cheetah;
    How is the 1000 90/105 call option spread trade working?
    Been busy and have not had much time to follow.
    Happy New Year
    XQ

  • Reply to

    Happy holidays to you too Johnmassey44

    by cheetah_two Dec 24, 2015 10:15 AM
    xquestor xquestor Dec 27, 2015 12:17 AM Flag

    About 7 years ago' a Chicago Tribune owned paper, published a letter from a democratic supporter.
    In this letter he stated that all Americans should be taxed at a rate of 100%. This he said would solve poverty; but the sad part of this, is that no one at the paper even said wait just a minuet.
    Who would ever want to work if you had to pay the government every penny that you made?

    Needless to say; once they completely strip deductions for medical expenses, home mortgage loans and other accepted deductions your tax rate will be nearly 100%.

    About 20 years ago Money magazine had an article about embedded taxes. They did a study o numerous items that we buy every day and found that the prices we pay are composed of 75% tax.

    If America does nothing about excess spending; the FED will lose control of Interest rates.
    The World Bankers will demand Argentina type rates for their money.
    XQ

  • Reply to

    another crowd-pleaser from the haircut

    by johnmassey44 Dec 23, 2015 3:35 PM
    xquestor xquestor Dec 23, 2015 11:24 PM Flag

    John;
    You need to review all the anti industry, anti union legislation that Obama has put into place by executive orders.
    XQ

  • Reply to

    another crowd-pleaser from the haircut

    by johnmassey44 Dec 23, 2015 3:35 PM
    xquestor xquestor Dec 23, 2015 11:19 PM Flag

    John;
    What you have failed to realize is that any reduction in taxes will put that money in the hands of the people to spend on goods and services. That will create demand for product, decrease unemployment and also generate other taxes at the local, state and federal level. Cut the useless Federal programs and you will have a balanced budget. Create a flat tax and you will have a surplus as non tax paying people will contribute their fair share.
    XQ

  • Reply to

    OT for CHEETAH

    by xquestor Dec 23, 2015 1:17 AM
    xquestor xquestor Dec 23, 2015 5:06 PM Flag

    I will do that.
    Thanks
    XQ

  • Reply to

    OT for CHEETAH

    by xquestor Dec 23, 2015 1:17 AM
    xquestor xquestor Dec 23, 2015 12:10 PM Flag

    Ok; So in looking at the Jan 2018 90/105 calls, the spread is also the same as the 2017. Why would you not want to do the longer term spread trade as there in no difference in the spread premium?
    Thanks
    XQ

  • xquestor by xquestor Dec 23, 2015 1:17 AM Flag

    So; I have been following your 90/105 call spread trade.
    The other day the spread price was at $4.35 which was .15 cents greater then the $4.20 spread that was your entry point.
    So; My question is this. It appears that the premiums for both strike prices trade within a fairly confined range; plus or minus .15 cents. What is the catalysts that would drive the premium much higher then the current .15 cents + or - and give you an exit point from the trade with a much greater spread then the current .15 cents above the $4.20 spread cost ?.
    And; Price decay of options premiums are affected by stock price movement and time devaluation. So; How does time /price decay affect your return?
    Thanks
    XQ

  • Reply to

    Let's see what it does tomorrow.

    by cheetah_two Dec 22, 2015 9:43 PM
    xquestor xquestor Dec 22, 2015 10:57 PM Flag

    $13.48
    XQ

  • Reply to

    OT Thanks for all the input guys.

    by cheetah_two Dec 21, 2015 10:12 AM
    xquestor xquestor Dec 21, 2015 10:26 PM Flag

    Cheetah;
    Looks like your in the money on the 90/105's
    Did you do the other 300 SWKS's?
    XQ

  • Reply to

    OT Thanks for all the input guys.

    by cheetah_two Dec 21, 2015 10:12 AM
    xquestor xquestor Dec 21, 2015 11:55 AM Flag

    Cheetah;
    In the news BMW just fined $40 million over some safety problem with the Cooper.

    SWKS up today!
    How are the 90/105 options doing?
    XQ

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  • Reply to

    Completely OT --- 2007 Mini Cooper

    by cheetah_two Dec 20, 2015 1:39 PM
    xquestor xquestor Dec 20, 2015 8:59 PM Flag

    Cheetah;
    I would go buy a new car or truck and trade it in. With this free financing and low payments it will be a worry free deal. Trucks are made much better then cars. Some dealers in my area offer oil changes and engines for life of ownership.
    XQ

  • Reply to

    OT Hillary is getting zapped tonight. LOL

    by cheetah_two Dec 19, 2015 9:35 PM
    xquestor xquestor Dec 20, 2015 2:05 AM Flag

    She did the two step side dance all night. Always expounding about frivolous subjects and not really addressing the question asked.
    XQ

  • Reply to

    OT For Xquestor

    by cheetah_two Dec 19, 2015 11:33 PM
    xquestor xquestor Dec 20, 2015 2:00 AM Flag

    Cheetah;
    MU and SWKS both have message boards at Investor Village.
    When I signed up it was free. Not sure if that is still the case.
    What is so nice is that one can post links and all kinds of stuff.
    Not all the petty #$%$ that most Y boards have.
    They even allow you to amend messages.
    XQ

  • Reply to

    CHEETAH_TWO This is for you

    by xquestor Dec 16, 2015 12:46 PM
    xquestor xquestor Dec 19, 2015 9:49 PM Flag

    Ok cheetah;
    So; Do you think it is better to do a spread trade when a stock has bottomed, at a midway point in its price; or at, or near its top?
    And; Do you generally buy the calls and sell higher priced calls at a certain strike price that is a certain percentage above the calls bought?

    And; What is your stock picking criteria for the call spreads?
    And; Would MU be one of the stocks that you would do a call spread on?
    And : If SWKS continued to drop to a 62% re-tracement as another poster suggested; would you close out your current position and do another spread at lower prices.
    And; If a stock price had bottomed; would this make for a good spread trade?
    And; Have you considered the 2018 Leaps?

    And; Have you ever had a situation where you held the spread trade to expiration, where the stock price was above the lower call strike and below the higher call strike? I do understand that you would sell the calls that you had bought.

    It would seem to me that you could sell back the calls purchased and let expire the calls sold.
    So; Has this ever been the case?
    Your comments are interesting. Thanks
    XQ

  • Reply to

    CHEETAH_TWO This is for you

    by xquestor Dec 16, 2015 12:46 PM
    xquestor xquestor Dec 19, 2015 11:50 AM Flag

    I guess that the question is what was the actual cost for the $90 calls and the actual premium received on the $105's sold. I can see what you are saying about the spread in your post below. If the spread remains around the $4.20 area, then how do you actually make any money on the trade if the spread remains fairly constant?
    XQ

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    CHEETAH_TWO This is for you

    by xquestor Dec 16, 2015 12:46 PM
    xquestor xquestor Dec 18, 2015 11:13 PM Flag

    OK Cheetah;
    Are you saying that if you were to close the position; ie sell your $90 calls which you had bought and buy back your $105 calls which you sold that your profit would be $8,550?
    I guess that the question is what was the actual cost for the $90 calls and the actual premium received on the $105's sold.
    XQ

    I am trying to evaluate how this trade would work out with a stagnant or declining stock price.I understand that in 13 months this trade will vary in value.As you know I do trade a lot of put options

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    The next market leg

    by bioinvest2k Dec 18, 2015 5:56 PM
    xquestor xquestor Dec 18, 2015 11:03 PM Flag

    Bio;
    So are you starting with the low of $3.51 on 12/2009 which was the start of the bull market for SWKS and ending on 6/2015 with a all time high of $112.17. If you do a 62% re-tracement from the high would that not put the stock price target at $44.81?

    XQ

    Sentiment: Sell

  • Reply to

    CHEETAH_TWO This is for you

    by xquestor Dec 16, 2015 12:46 PM
    xquestor xquestor Dec 18, 2015 11:04 AM Flag

    OK Cheetah;
    Are you saying that if you were to close the position; ie sell your $90 calls which you had bought and buy back your $105 calls which you sold that your profit would be $8,550?
    I guess that the question is what was the actual cost for the $90 calls and the actual premium received on the $105's sold.
    XQ

    I am trying to evaluate how this trade would work out with a stagnant or declining stock price.I understand that in 13 months this trade will vary in value.As you know I do trade a lot of put options.

  • Reply to

    CHEETAH_TWO This is for you

    by xquestor Dec 16, 2015 12:46 PM
    xquestor xquestor Dec 18, 2015 3:10 AM Flag

    Cheetah;
    I calculated the theoretical value for each option.
    $90 Jan 17 $9.873
    $105 $6.32
    So the theoretical value of the option spread stands at $3.553 which indicates to me that the current option spread of $4.35 is over priced.
    XQ

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