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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$AKAO – https://twitter.com/contrydoctor/status/932992066937806850 $akao someone has been loading up on the dec 12.5 calls. There was a block of 700 purchased yesterday and now another block of 200 was just purchased this morning.
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Detecting the most unusual trade wasn’t difficult today. Have you ever heard of Antero Resources AR – NYSE? Neither had we, not until someone bought 5,000 AR February 20 calls for $0.55 each…
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Bob Koch
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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!
BOB K

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$HOV Bought to open (Long) Aug, 2018 $1 calls… If you want to own the stock, what is the best put option to sell? TIA A $73 Stock Trading for $2.24? by Bottarelli Research Friday, February 23, 2018 Want to leverage the power of options? Then listen up, because it doesn’t get much better than this… Hovnanian Enterprises HOV – NYSE is the tenth largest homebuilder in the country. At the height of the housing bubble, HOV was a $73.00 stock. Currently, it trades for $2.24. Over $4 billion of market value has been wiped out, leaving a current valuation… Read more »
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$HOV – 20180308 > Hovnanian Enterprises Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/02/22/1380198/0/en/Hovnanian-Enterprises-Announces-First-Quarter-Fiscal-Year-2018-Earnings-Release-and-Conference-Call.html

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Is there any update since Feb 2018 on discussing options? Has this discussion been relocated on this site?
thanks!

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Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe
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Not a lot of options chatter hereabouts recently, though you’re welcome to try to revive it with some regular posting.

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Thread still active… Welcome to the Gummunity RitaM108 🙂 Shall list other newer threads later this a.m.

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$NFLX earnings can go either way. and other techs will follow. if you wanna play both sides 1:1 to maximize your potential gains, high open this morning could be good entry for puts. Oct19 290p @ 3.1 good to consider as one of those options. but if u do it, get calls later. 🙂 #ThankYOU! 🙂
https://twitter.com/option_snipper/status/1052196603547852800 🙂

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Dear Reader, Have you ever noticed that everyone wants investors like you to think using options is hard? The truth is there is no easier way to make money…especially in today’s market. Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Options Trading But most people miss out on the biggest profits of their life because they don’t know how to get started. I’m determined to change that. So I’ve developed an easy to use system that will have you making winning trades in no time. And today I’m giving you access to it absolutely free. In your free Special Report, I’ll share the proven… Read more »
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Is Alan back in gumshoe land? Sure miss that guy!

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