Topic Archives: Hedging

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    Smokers and junkies cost us HUGE amounts of money in unrecoverable medical expenses every year. Literally I'd wager, man...

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    Thanks for writing this, as recession fears are heavy on my mind too- and I wonder what other folks think. And this ...

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    'Big' Jeff ! :: Pitch Artist Paul claims to have made his exclusive clientele Super-Wealthy, but greatly exaggerates li...

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    I read somewhere about selling puts and hedging with a straddle that limits the downside risk. However I lost the link ...

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    I have spent the last 5 years and lot of money to learn how to make money consistently. There are no magic formula to pr...

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    I have spent the last 5 years and lot of money to learn how to make money consistently. There are no magic formula to pr...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    If you don't want to get involved in futures (and I don't blame you), you can short the S&P 500 using one of the many hi...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Bigger than what? I do expect we'll have a 20-30% drop in the market at some point, just because that usually happens a...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Short answer? They're not very common in the US markets, so I don't understand them. Hedging can quickly grow very com...

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    Hi there ! I always wondered if real investors use CFDs for other than hedging. I know you trade stocks and options, but...

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    I sold $PTLA about 45 days ago. Interesting times. Congrats to anyone who is still holding! On another note, I've be...

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    Let's see. Jim Richards often talks about Gold being driven higher...crypto-currencies are on the rise...the dollar co...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Everything got expensive with the rapid rise in volatility, but hopefully complacency will settle in again and the cost ...

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    Good timing for hedging recommendations. I jumped in as you suggested and shorted spy just before the multiple drops. Do...

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    I'll dig up a link and edit it in here, but I believe he bought $SPY puts... EDIT: https://www.stockgumshoe.com/2018/...

  • Gr8Full!

    Friday File Part One: Hedging $SPY https://www.stockgumshoe.com/2018/01/friday-file-part-one-hedging/ #Best2ALL!...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    I certainly don't know, and can't promise you anything about the future. My general position is that investing in stock...

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    We have not mentioned taxes here. For Travis's position in FB, he could be up several hundred percent. If he sold it in ...

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    Thank you for the great lesson on hedging. I had heard that term, but was unsure just what it was, and how it worked. ...

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    Travis , I am using the same method as you .. they way I look at my 1 % hedging cost is that it is roughly the same as w...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    It's generally best to hedge using something that's most likely to move similarly to your portfolio -- I haven't checked...

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    Volatility is indeed extreme with much of the most recent rank speculation coming out of S Korea. In addition approval o...

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    I think Friedland is hedging his bets on the DRC, by going after copper in Columbia, and by holding off on adding Cleant...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    FYI, I don't know ECYT but I have dabbled in shorting from time to time -- do keep in mind that shorting can be painful,...

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    Hi they have just offered 15 AI tips again and access to a load of other reports for 1499. The problem i see is that th...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    It will go down if the market goes down, but the cost of protection is pretty high -- and predictions of the market fall...

  • Dr. KSS MD PhD

    That's controversial. In fact PPI's are a good tool against Barrett esophagus, a premalignant condition albeit one less ...

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    $AUPH Hedging of a large long position is usually done with options. Cash outlays are different, thus no cancellation...

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    $ABIO They disclose everything in the registration, then after that "Unlike the original “base” Form S-3 filing,...

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    $PTLA long. A topic of interest to me as well, as I hold currently. Very similar profile as your in terms of profit, et...

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    Arch1: Sound like youre hedging you bets. Thank you...I think?...

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    $PTLA Hmmmm....Temasek just sold 40% of their shares. With PDUFA 3 weeks away, they either know something we don't, or ...

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    Big $HALO option trade 200 January 2019 $20.00 calls traded in a single trade at $1.00 late last week. Congrats to the...

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    Statement by Ted Butler (From David Schectman section in the Miles Franklin free newsletter dated 12May2017): "While...

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    $auph Since you're long $auph and a floor trader perhaps you can explain the rising short interest on what some call as ...

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    Some folks have been asking about price oscillations, short-term price movements, and trading ranges. Of all fields one ...

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    $NTRP: Hi chip12: I assumed you were addressing the question to me. Thanks for being interested in my i opinion. Y...

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    $CRBP - I bought puts too for hedging risk (I always do, except, of course with GNMX because I was traveling and forgot ...

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    Be very careful with Shulman/Hutchison Blueprint and Perpetual Income Engine. When selling Puts (naked or cash backed) ...

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    The hight short in BIOC might be due to hedging the warrants. I participated in the deal but haven't hedge my warrants a...

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    $AUPH - Alan that's a very good idea, to use put options for hedging risk. I will look into option volumes for Aurinia a...

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    Chris27, I am sobered by hearing of your difficulties. I hope you are able to fight these conditions and that ideas and ...

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    I have been in numerous option type services and they are obligated to issue trade ideas irrespective of what the market...

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    No bet, because whatever her crimes are Barack will pardon her. She can only be convicted in the court of public opinion...

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    God help us. The attached links allege that The Secretary of State has been accepting money from countries that support ...

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    Thoughts on Deflation, Hedging and Gold - Brilliant piece and analysis by Travis....

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    You may be right, but I don't recall it. I am pretty sure I have not suggested hedging metal stocks with puts. I have ...

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    Ispy/TIA...No comment on Mr Pento but I have come to the same conclusion on my own. There are a lot of deflationary sig...

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    It is hard to find humor in something that you can't figure out anymore, or maybe they found a plan that still works for...

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    Fund rates + libor + reverse repos have gamed the ponzi successfully for many years in a highly leveraged primary dealer...

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    Fund rates + libor + reverse repos have gamed the ponzi successfully for many many years in a highly leveraged primary d...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Warrants also provide financiers with the possibility of hedging their bets a little bit, though I don't know the terms ...

  • arch1

    I do not think shorting will or should be abolished. It is needed for the operation of the market without extreme distor...

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    ZFGN...The shorts appear to be the same guys who are long, hedging. Institutions have the vast majority of the stock....

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    Long $RLYP. I had the impression that Kayexalate, if trying to gain FDA approval today would likely be rejected. I also ...

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    Guys like Buffett give to both parties. It's called hedging your bets....

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    Guys: Cleveland is right......this is getting a bit like groundhog day. Can I urge you all to read through the thread an...

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    Apologies in advance if any of what follows is too basic for this community--thought I'd start at the beginning. The ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Got a couple quick question about those TRXC options, particularly put options, so I thought I should probably give an e...

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    Does anyone know which mining companies are hedging and been hedging?...

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    HN, I doubt it, i.e. "good reasons for it..." What could they be? All the competitors know about each other, and their ...

  • Dr. KSS MD PhD

    Agree totally Sean, and well-uttered by you. I am sure they are in total upheaval, but, hey, as the saying goes, don't p...

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    $BIS, for short-term hedging. I buy an amount approximately equal to 50% of my biotech holdings....

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    The biotech slaughter today is leaving us all soaked in blood. My entire portfolio is down almost 9% today! Let's compar...

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    Sounds like Vetigel has a full-court press on with the PR....NPR, Business Week, little articles here and there all over...

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    Did you read my last posts above? It's still a valid way of making a lot more money. We understand that - that's a giv...

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    Guys/Gals, I saw a blurb about some Junior Miners getting into the "Green Gold" (read pot growing) as a way to create...

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    "Make Options Illegal" LOL They perform very useful hedging functions for speculators to protect profits. Speculators p...

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    Larry, thanks for your specific ideas on hedging. I have had the same observation on the increase in newsletter gurus wh...

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    EFR.TO (UUUU) actually has all the same upside with a lot less risk than UEC. If you pull up a ten year chart of URG, UR...

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    Hi Archuno, I'm also very concerned about hedging. Would like your opinion on my posts #44--5/13 in response to Kenny ...

  • arch1

    I am wondering if it may be time to think about hedging some Bio investments. One way to do that is by shorting tickers...

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    $CLVS - Vijay, I read a contradiction in that Piper report. One on hand they say "we think the point of maximal optimis...

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    I agree the Chinese value stability. They are very deliberate and have a lot of their own problems to worry about. But t...

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    Schaeffer's Investment Research has written the following re. $ACHN: Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) is u...

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    Hi Benny, I am trying to formulate a good strategy for hedging within the biotech area. I do have considerable positi...

  • sogiam

    Here's something to do while waiting for the end of the world :-) UPDATE: Your No. 1 end-of-the-world investing strateg...

  • Denis Smalley

    Just as expected, this article is full Dr. KSS's wisdom and insight into the science of medicine. He never fails to deli...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    I liked JetBlue last year because of the improving fundamentals plus fuel advantages, but like most US carriers they hed...

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    Hi Josh, Thanks for sharing your thoughts re $MEIP and hedging strategy - especially your analysis of the unfolding bio...

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    "..could this pull back be a good entry point for a few shares?.." I have been following for a couple months and am ver...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Yes, there's a lot of hedging in 2015 in a lot of places -- but the market looks forward, so if the expectation is for $...

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    Thanks Alan! Hi-Pockets, very much NOT knowledgeable about this area although I too have been thinking over the past...

  • Dr. KSS, MD PhD

    Poking my head in to say that rumors are flying this am that Abbvie's regimen for HCV will be priced at a level for 12 w...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    The preferreds should continue to exist and earn if the company is bought out by someone else, though sometimes there's ...

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    Yes. "Hedging with covered calls" actually means selling a call option against your holdings to bring in a little extra...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    That's certainly part of it, they report their investment gains/losses on the portfolio once a month so we can't know fo...

  • frank archambeau

    Reply retry; It seems to me I t will take many tonnes of gold to keep up with the printing presses of the Fed reserve...

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    Hedging saying "Potential Allergic Reactions" Lab work ups not complete and expected to take "weeks" Called halt "volu...

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    Once again, 'Gummy' is out in front of the crowd uncovering the pertinent facts of even the most obscure teases...great ...

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    Couldn't read since I don't have a subscription, and after the last few days I can't afford it anyway. I wish I'd had t...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Careful with thinking of the dollar as an asset or as some sort of "backing" to a country or a company -- it's just a cu...

  • frank archambeau

    Jana; I am far from expert in options but I have found that if done properly you can trade with less risk & more profit ...

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    Sorry Jane, I dont do options. I wondered also. its someone else. Hedging is a nice idea when you know your stock well, ...

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    Although I did lose money hedging last year for a correction that never came. My hedges this year have helped me to a re...

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    no, its wasnt a cheap shot.. that was me typing quickly at work and forgetting frame. What I ment is that sometimes pro...

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    I am going to revise my last post after just looking at the insider transactions for last 6 months. There have been 49 ...

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    timbit says; I believe your rendition is true because you say you paid for your sub. I bought the $40 letter last year...

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    I just finished watching his online video promo for a risk free trial to his reports and services in which his hook is t...

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