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STOCK OPTION TRADING: BASICS TO PROFESSIONAL STRATEGIES – INSPIRED BY DR.KSS BIOTECH THREAD

The purpose of this thread is to develop an energetic discussion of options trading that is particularly applicable to small biotech stocks as well as other similar small developing companies that have explosive potential. Concurrently I will provide a series of option trading instructional posts, commencing with the basics of options and proceeding through more […]

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On Biotech Discussion... continued
Lumpified - I can help a little: Equity with loan value must exceed maintenance (not initial) margin; excess liquidity is important and when it falls below 5% of liquidating equity you will receive a warning and then if it falls to zero, some portion of yo[...]
On Microblog: DISCUSSION PAGE FOR $APTO
Cleveland - I am trying to negotiate Twitter and would like to follow you if you are on there - I found Helen and I think I found Dr KSS but there seems to be several similar nicknames I am so sorry for the personal affronts that you all have endured he[...]
On The Twelve Biotechs of Christmas 2018: Balthasar
$APTO - Helen, Doc's call on $Apto was indeed spectacular and I am one of the fortunate one's who jumped in at that time. I outlined the price history since inception of trading so that individual Gummies could form their own opinion of the implications[...]
On The Twelve Biotechs of Christmas 2018: Balthasar
$APTO - according to stockcharts.com, $APTO began trading 2007 at approx $75. per share, then topped at $95. per share in Oct 2007; then nosedive to $.83 per share Nov '16 and $.80 per share in April '17. Broke upward through multiple resistance area of [...]
On Dispelling Certain Aurinia ($AUPH) Rumors
$HALO - stock is up modest $.35 and June '18 calls (all strikes) are now offered at 80+ implied volatility instead of the usual 50+; something is up. Looks like judicious bids are in order hoping for a lucky fill. long $HALO calls.[...]
On "Notes from Torrey Hills Capital Emerging Growth Conference, 13-15 November 2017, San Diego, CA"
$HALO - regarding the posts suggesting possible collusion between analysts and institutions, isn't it obvious that it was the Russians?[...]
On "Notes from Torrey Hills Capital Emerging Growth Conference, 13-15 November 2017, San Diego, CA"
$HALO -long calls and long $DrKSS and community.[...]
On "Notes from Torrey Hills Capital Emerging Growth Conference, 13-15 November 2017, San Diego, CA"
$HALO - previous high close $19.07; previous high tick $19.37 currently approx $19.20. Call option implied volatility increases from Jan'18's and March '18's around 38-42 then June '18 's jump to 50 and Jan '19 and Jan'20's 50- 54. Clearly the setup f[...]
On Tear Sheet: CohBar Inc. ($CWBR)
$HALO - I've lost the post but the question was why trade Jan'19 calls for March'18 calls at the same strike (25), when the Jan'19's obviously have a much better chance of still trading when and if there is a buyout. The answer, which may not appeal to e[...]
On Tear Sheet: CohBar Inc. ($CWBR)
Sorry to be so dense but where does one find and "avatar"[...]
On Microblog: STOCK OPTION TRADING: BASICS TO PROFESSIONAL STRATEGIES - INSPIRED BY DR.KSS BIOTECH THREAD
Thanks to all Gummies for your interest and support of this thread. I have decided to no longer post here and will post my suggestions and conversation on Dr. KSS ' main thread. $Halo calls will be the initial subject of discussion.[...]
On Tear Sheet: CohBar Inc. ($CWBR)
Dr KSS - I will take your advice and post option trading discussion on this thread. I recently managed to post the following on the other thread: $HALO – my suggestion is to switch some of the Jan’19 calls into earlier expirations and then to add w[...]
On Microblog: STOCK OPTION TRADING: BASICS TO PROFESSIONAL STRATEGIES - INSPIRED BY DR.KSS BIOTECH THREAD
$HALO - Jan'20 options will trade as of Monday (11/13) The pricing of the prior expirations should not be affected. Currently the implied volatility of $Halo calls is between 47 and 52 with the out of money Jan 19's at 50-52 and I expect similar for the [...]
On Tear Sheet: CohBar Inc. ($CWBR)
$HALO - Jan'20 options scheduled to start trading on Monday. Since many Gummies are holding substantial profits in $Halo calls, I would like to post some additional suggestions on my thread, STOCK OPTION TRADING, but I can't find it under "most activ[...]
On Microblog: STOCK OPTION TRADING: BASICS TO PROFESSIONAL STRATEGIES - INSPIRED BY DR.KSS BIOTECH THREAD
niizajim - - $HALO - all my option plays in this stock are intended to make enormous profit upon buyout. I am perfectly prepared to lose some premium along the way. The stock appreciation and subsequent profit are "icing on the cake". So let's grab so[...]
On Microblog: STOCK OPTION TRADING: BASICS TO PROFESSIONAL STRATEGIES - INSPIRED BY DR.KSS BIOTECH THREAD
$HALO - my suggestion is to switch some of the Jan'19 calls into earlier expirations and then to add when Jan'20's are available. This seems reasonable - we have 400% profit in Jan'19 25's and my idea is to lock in some of the profit and cater somewhat to[...]
On Microblog: STOCK OPTION TRADING: BASICS TO PROFESSIONAL STRATEGIES - INSPIRED BY DR.KSS BIOTECH THREAD
$Halo - Since we Gummies have substantial profits in the Jan '19 calls and since the Jan '20's will be out soon, it might be prudent to take some profits and re-invest in the March'18's or June '18's which sell for much less and then also re-invest in the[...]
On Microblog: STOCK OPTION TRADING: BASICS TO PROFESSIONAL STRATEGIES - INSPIRED BY DR.KSS BIOTECH THREAD
$HALO - Thanks michmana2 for your excellent post. I intend to post some ideas regarding an adjustment of positions because there appears to be a distinct possibility that the potential suitors are getting antsy. DrKSS may have coaxed us into "homerun[...]
On Tear Sheet: CohBar Inc. ($CWBR)
$Halo - hello again DrKSS - I've been away for awhile since suggesting $Halo Jan '19 calls on Stock Options thread - interested now in any recent news or developments in possible buyout and of course any of your comments on their science - thanks[...]
On Microblog: STOCK OPTION TRADING: BASICS TO PROFESSIONAL STRATEGIES - INSPIRED BY DR.KSS BIOTECH THREAD
$Halo - long Jan '19 calls with 30 strike; as stock moves up we gain unrealized profit and also lose leverage. Is there any recent info on time frame and/or MC of possible buyout? Also not sure when later 2019 and 2020 expiration series become availabl[...]

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