Options, understandings and tactics

By megfk, April 25, 2014

Alan – We open here a forum for discussing options. It might be helpful to open the discussion with a copy of the paragraphs that I wrote 4/24 about options. I don’t know how to cut-and-paste that material.

Before I opened this discussion forum, I noticed a question about choosing a stock that might perform well as an option. I’ve already briefly addressed the subject…and would appreciate knowing about the thinking of others.

I have years of experience, but could not pass myself off as an ”expert.” I prefer that this discussion forum be a gathering of investors with an interest in options…with all of those with greater experience contributing things that they have learned. Our goal is to benefit one another.

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Hi
I’ve tried over two dozen advisory services and NONE have delivered a consistently profitable performance.( If one had, I would have stayed with it)
I’ve done best when doing my own DD, using what I’ve learned from the various services about position sizing, stops, etc.
It’s like Travis said, “ you can make a little money if you have a lot of money”. I think trading will be an expensive hobby, not a retirement income!
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