Cats are clearly sick and tired of being treated like second class citizens when illegal immigrants can simply move in and get free "entitlements". The 22 pd. cat attack is only the beginning. Stray cats accross America are already preparing a revolt. Instead of Occupy Wall Street, the cats will Occupy Your Street.
Hundreds of thousands of cats have already infiltrated American cities like Detroit and Baltimore and will soon take them over.
I think the first target for long-term bears has to be the old highs around SPY 158. After that, I think SPY can possibly test the 130 area of the 2011 top/2012 bottom.
Also, I don't lift for bulk as I run and still have the wrestler's mentality of building strength but staying lean. I know a lot of fat people that think their fat is because of "muscle mass". The problem in this country is fat. There is no debating it.
Your opinion of Carter is horribly skewed. The economy was mired in stagflation and gas was tough to get and afford. Reagan saved us from that loser.
I went to middle school and high school in Puddy's state. People in the Northeast are not "fit" at all. Bragging about being the lowest region for obesity is like bragging about winning the special olympics (i.e. you're still fat). I would imagine much of these stats are due to people in the north east being short.
Most people in New England aren't fit at all. Just because they changed the definition of obese does not mean people in New England are "fit". For instance, the US government says the "average" height is 5'9" 1/2 for men and 191 pounds. I am that tall and weigh closer to 135-140. I'm not skinny, everyone else in this country is just really really fat.
And most of those are emerging markets such as EEM or the Russian ETFs along with silver and miners. Everything else looks way too expensive for anything longer than a swing trade.
I heard about this on the radio this morning. The cat apparently left some scratches on the child. Maybe it was a human pretending to be a cat like this board's own homosexual doggie dog, Man_dog.
Time to get rid of all the illegal immigrants as they're no longer necessary. I have no problems just shooting them. It's our children or theres.
I guess you're right. IB doesn't have shares to short and if IB doesn't have them, no one does. Oh well, no shorts to support the crash when it does happen.
I think you can short a little and be fine. Maybe like .5-1% of your portfolio. Even if it doubles in between, it will eventually be back in penny stock mode at $1 or so.
Maybe, I wouldn't count on it in the grand scheme of things though. The Fed has been around for 100 years and hasn't stopped corrections and bear markets in the past. Why do you buy puts and TZA if you think it's manipulated?
So there's some hope for the bears. You guys will see a bear market soon and any upside is probably limited right now. I wouldn't be surprised if they drag the bull out like they did for a whole year in 2007-2008 though.
If you know what you're doing that won't happen.
There are some things that are better to write options on than others like the UVXY for instance. You NEVER overleverage in an option write because you can get absolutely creamed. I don't even touch a lot of stocks and industries for that reason alone. Notice on those TSLA 260s I wrote a couple weeks ago, it was already after a massive move and I still wrote them out of the money? I also only wrote a couple.
There are other option writing strategies besides naked writes too.
Generally they always win. Nothing is absolute. Option writers win far more than they lose, otherwise the option market would not exist.