What a fraud and a clown this Puddy is. He's so insecure that he has to call me out on an almost daily basis in his own thread now. A real man will admit when he's wrong. Pud is so egotistical, he will never listen to anyone else and instead live in his own delusional world. A Pud man will never admit he's wrong.
The bots certainly have a lot to do with it. Another huge part is that option transactions are mostly buys (probably 90%) so the MM is responsible for taking the short position and has a vested interest to keep the pricing in check.
Sometimes you see a big option sell block though and can be pretty confident that the price won't trade beyond that strike for op-ex. I remember about 16-17 months ago, someone sold 16K FRAN 22 puts (remember FRAN? Good momo stock in 2012). The RSI was only like 18 or so and the stock was trading at around 22.91. Sure enough, a couple weeks later for op-ex, FRAN was at ~25 or ~26. There was NO WAY that guy was going to let FRAN get below that strike. That was an easy buy that day.
Friday prices will always be kept in check for this reason. Always.
Might add a couple DUST as well if the GDX keeps dropping. BTW, I am still bull miners overall. My three biggest positions right now are long Russia, long miners and short Natty G all via various instruments and strategies (naked calls, vertical spreads, etc.).
From America, with homosexual love. That will teach Putin!
The US and Russia are different countries than 30 years ago. Barry has pussified America and would have no problem bending over and taking it in the butt. In fact, he's grown accustomed to it.
Oh, that's right, it's because they're hypocrites and only hate high paying jobs that conservatives have.
Let's not forget the biggest hypocrite of them all, that fat POS liberal commie Warren Buffet, who has destroyed more jobs and eliminated more benefits and pensions than anyone in the US besides Barry. You guys love defending him while he fleeces you. Keep voting for your liberal heroes. Y'all already pay more attention to their words (lies) rather than the dismal results they've produced.
Help wanted... John's Shoe Store in Falmouth, MA. We buy our shoes from 7 year old slave girls in Chinese sweat shops. Wage will be paid in Bitcoin.
Spoken like the true communist free market hater that you are. Everyone had an opportunity to put money in this market. You didn't so you are a bitter and sad human being instead. BTW, I was against TARP and QE. I am not even long right now either.
There are tons of jobs in my occupation open. Tell them to apply for my job if half of them can do the work. No one is stopping them from applying if they can do it.
Rather than have free will employment decisions. What a bunch of socialist commies!
EVERY JOB IS TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT YOU MORON! How dumb can you get? I am seriously laughing like crazy as I type this. Wow you are stupid.
Why don't they get $15 an hour? Is it because millions of people are willing to work for less than that? Are you liberals really this stupid? BTW, if minimum wage at McDonalds is $15 all the current burger flippers will get fired anyway because there is way more qualified labor that would be taking over these jobs.
YOU ARE AN IDIOT! It is not slave labor when people WILLFULLY work for minimum wage. They are doing it by their own free will. Gosh, you are dumb.
The libbies love allowing more left voting illegal immigrants into the country and then b**** about it when they take their jobs. What a bunch of hypocrite losers.
Folks, it is really simple. When McDonalds, Wal-Mart, etc. run out of employees to hire, they will pay more. Clearly there is more than enough labor to justify these wages.