Topic Archives: options

Hi everyone, I am a brand new irregular, very much impressed by the rich content of this site, Travis’ contributions and the lively discussions in the community. This is my first post. I consider myself a long-term investor, not a trader, who is using options to build-up stock positions and manage risk. Fifteen years ago, […]

I don’t know what’s going to happen to interest rates, taxes, GDP growth or the stock market, all of which are intertwined, but right now the sentiment expressed by the market seems still to be vaccine-driven optimism about economic recovery from the pandemic, which implies that the renewed push to speed up vaccinations will lead […]

Dear Irregulars, I currently have the DOCU Jan 15 ’21 $75 Call options in my portfolio. I noticed that the options value has reamianed unchanged since 09/17 even though the underlying value of the stock value has moved quite a bit. Is there a technical reason for this? I have been scouring the internet and […]

Today I thought I’d explain what’s being teased in ads for Andy Crowder’s High-Yield Trader Inner Circle service from Wyatt Investment Research… it’s a relatively expensive service, $1,495/year, and does not offer refunds (the guarantee has lots of stipulations, and the reward for complaining and demanding a refund is “you get an extra year” — […]

I enrolled in Stock Gumshoe after reading lot of review comments. I have from my friends about Option trading . Travis , can you please let me know how to do Option trade and some stock which I can use for the same.Any help is much appriciated.

I am looking for one or more trading partners. Trading is a lonely business. I trade options spreads to reduce my cost, reduce my risk, increase my potential rewards. Anybody interested, please email me at hanksterr@gmail.com. Thanks.

I’d like to know if anyone has any experience working with Bryan Perry and his Quick Income Trader advisory service. His pitch comes in the form of the ”500% Profit Summit”. It consists of guided covered calls and naked puts against blue chip stocks. Gains are claimed to be anywhere from 40% to 100%, with […]

I notice in Travis real money portfolio there is not much weight on energy related stocks, and corresponding speculation (ie. call). I wonder – if my statement is correct or just an impression, and what are readers thoughts. – what is the main reason of that, if there is any. – and last, if Travis […]

I’ve gotten quite a few questions recently about “income” and “buy stocks cheap” letters that are clearly veiled hints about put option selling… so I thought I’d take a look at one of them. The ad in question today is from Karim Rahemtulla, who calls himself “The Frugal Millionaire” in this spiel and has been […]

Options trading service from Karim Rahemtulla, recommends “collect income now and buy stocks at a discount” trades that are based on selling put options. Rahemtulla previously recommended options trades at times for Xcelerated Profits Report and has helmed several other newsletters in the past for the Oxford Club and other Agora affiliates.

I’m separating my comments here about hedging out from the rest of my ongoing Annual Review commentary, just for the sake of clarity (the latest missive, on my natural resources-related holdings, is here). I’ve written about hedging before — it tends to be expensive, if it’s effective at all, and it needs to be thoroughly […]

I’m always interested to see what kind of big-growth ideas are being teased, particularly in a market that already feels so expensive, so a Cabot pitch caught my eye again this week — this time it’s from Mike Cintolo for Cabot Growth Investor, and this is what grabbed my attention: “My Expectation: A 25% Jump […]

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 […]

I’m sure a number of you have seen the email ad for Karim Rahemtulla’s Strategic Income newsletter … here’s what he promises in exchange for your subscription fee of $1,250: “‘Gibraltar Strategy’ Cranks Out 10-Times More Cash From Stocks Than Dividends” Sounds good, no? It gets better! “On October 16, a handful of income-seekers had […]

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    Hi Travis. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and experience in trading along with your investment ideas. When yo...

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    Hi Mrjenkins, those are Paul's Options trading (From Rebound profit and/or Rapid profit) contributed by Chughes and Dev...

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    People are free to love or bash crypto all they want. For me, I’m loving it! It’s so fun! I’m making money. I n...

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    The difference in the two services are philosophy of picks I think....I think Rebound looks for a stock that has seen a ...

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    Hi timcoahran and lacasaless, Thank you for your kind words, very much appreciated! I am currently discovering th...

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    JJ Hold seems to be f’n with the group here. There were no sell orders on the options in either service yesterday. In ...

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    For me, a speculative position is one that I wouldn’t fret about losing entirely — so probably a maximum of 0.5-1% o...

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    I was checking info on some blogs, before signing the Rebound and luckily I found your excellent post, thanks! One quest...

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    The best Option Service bar none is from https://sevenfigurepublishing.com and is "The Weekly Fortune Alliance!" I am ...

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    Hello T_T_P, Love your writing style and the easily understood information. New to options, but this appears to be a ...

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    Hello Marissa, the short answer is- it will cost you 10.04$ to buy NVTA at 55. so your breakeven is 65/ss on NVTA. This...

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    You need to get a trading account that allows you to trade options (and also spreads)...

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    If you are going to play with options (Dangerous - don't play) you need to learn options - From memory someone previousl...

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    Hi chmarpio, thanks for your message, I am glad my post was helpful. I will provide an update on the two positions in Ma...

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    Launched an IoT device server — news today. Mampilly has a knack fir getting ahead of this type of thing. Timings not ...

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    Sheet 1 of 2: Updated spreadsheet, 100X reached 5x overall and MARA reached 25X. My percentage calculation might be diff...

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    https://www.investopedia.com/ this website can help anyone learn about options which are VERY VERY RISKY you will also...

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    I agree with TaiwanTex- there's nothing wrong with using a more appropriate platform for ongoing conversations around PM...

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    The fact you say he doesn't use simple indicators belies that you have no idea about the course. The consistent trader c...

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    Travis, I joined your service last summer because it is enjoyable to read your Stockgumshoe stories as they explain the ...

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    Options positions are updated weekly, I don't send out Trade Notes for those (too small, too personal and foolish much o...

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    Thanks Travis - but if you can share your small bets - that would be helpful too!! Folks can we use this thread to start...

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    Thanks for your confidence! I'd be happy to have folks start up a discussion thread for options trading here if you lik...

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    Travis, I with Sandy Mits on this one. Would love to have your perspective on options as well...

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    This was a wonderful read up. I have been curious about space-focused companies and whether or not to take the plunge an...

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    Marc I have used all advisors and researchers except the war room starting Feb, 2020. I started with 1m atodayI have 1.3...

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    It has now been about three months since I last posted so I wanted to update my experience with Chuck Hughes. My gains...

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    Worst performer of Banyan Hill services. In fact all their options services fail to beat the market. Holding stocks for...

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    Hey Luvs2fish, I'm struggling with the same thing. I've seen a few options from Excel to TraderSync but I can't decide...

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    Travis commented on this already here https://www.stockgumshoe.com/2020/04/microblog-paul-mampillys-100x-deal/#comment-5...

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    Excellent article Michael. Thank you for the latest and I feel unbiased views of the COVID disease and treatment option...

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    I think it’s best to start simple. Buy basic calls or puts just to get your feet wet so to speak. I notice Travis in...

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    Melvin Capital was short, which meant they had borrowed GME shares and sold them, with the intention of buying them back...

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    Since I am relatively new to trading and have very little knowledge of option trading, I’m hoping someone can explain ...

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    This is an appraisal of the '11 Day Trader' Options trading service provided by Serge Berger via Investors Alley. I j...

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    Good to know that Gumshoe believes in it enough to buy options. The technicals are good, I just entered a long trade wi...

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    Not sure if this will be helpful. If you have tdameritrade brokerage account, they have some good tutorial on options t...

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    Yeah me too. I even I even got trading options for dummies but it really felt like I got part 2. I'm not stupid (clearly...

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    Hi Travis, I am new to options, do you have any suggestions or pointers on how to trade options ? Thanks...

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    Adding my $0.02 - new member joined in late 2020. Paid one-time fee of $1000. Have conservatively earned that back plus ...

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    Yes I am still using Options Play . This is a great service and Tony Zhang is fantastic. A big bonus of this service ...

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    Hi 777777, do you think for someone that it's just getting into the game (me) should not invest on the first listed 100X...

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    Great Info Thanks In the beginning SPAC's run up, come back down and trade sideways for a while, I trade deep in the m...

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    Yes I bt some OXY warrants, paid $3.99.I did not buy a lot. I am much more options trader, so just adding a little var...

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    To nataimages - Yes, you read that correctly, he bought a Call option. It is often recommended to have at least a year's...

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    Travis, I have one more question as I am new to options and trying to udnerstand them better. When you write "New specul...

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    If I understand correctly, you joined during the summer, when the market started its real recovery. Most of the peopl...

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    Brad got out of most of his trades by the end of the year, but in my view it is more luck than a great success.  The ma...

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    Do not believe any of the positive reviews. The guy is apparently great at getting shills to post reviews. I actually go...

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    I was planning to sign up now. It's incredible she's still offering her product. I'm going to stop my plans with her Opt...

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    Interesting. EB is a rare disease (best estimates at incidence and prevalence rates in the U.S. are 11 and 20 per millio...

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    Regarding Market Hero and Steven Brooks, I have never experienced such a rare over delivery of VALUE and DESIRE to see e...

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    Most Options services are too complicated and seldom profitable , but one service which uses Simple Calls has proved q...

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    Greenstreet. Inner circle will give you 7 services, plus two options, so within 2 years you'll be holding 100-140 diffe...

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    There are so many services out there and it’s so hard to choose from. I’ve used the James Altucher’s Alpha Brain a...

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    I believe 100x may be closed. And it is all small caps, so riskier, and pretty costly. The IC gives you plenty of hot...

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    I am 80 years old and have been dabbling in the market since 1963. My overall portfolio is currently up 63% this year. ...

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    As mentioned before I have been a subscriber to Options Income Blueprint for a number of years - I now have a lifetime ...

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    I use Interactive Brokers and Fidelity for options trades, if that's what you're asking....

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    I did a tracking of both using the results of closed positions, and Rebound had better results. (I have the exact numbe...

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    Concerned that if you are saying you can’t afford considering both, that options might not be something you want to ge...

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    I also got an email for this. Slick sales job with interviewing an average housewife on how easy it is to pocket some e...

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    which options service you recommend? Rapid profit trader or rebound profits? I can only try one service to start with....

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    If you look at the options market in LAZR and VLDR you will see that there is a lot of interest. For exampe if you were...

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    Dude, thanks a mil. Am up 200+% on MF. But those options gains looks tasty! I'm thinking too of getting into options ful...

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    very informative post,. thanks. what subscriptions are you using for options trading? PU, TM, or EF or something else?...

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    Just a quick update: Comparison of the 3 services. If you had joined PU on 1/1/2020, there were a total of 22 stock...

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    It's out of 90% of peoples reach. I'm not sure what they were thinking when they priced it. It's not rocket science to...

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    So, I'm a subscriber to Buyout Millionaires Club, and they sent out an alert to buy Rambus in 2019. It appeared RMBS was...

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    Not sure what the individual option services cost. I originally had PU, then as ordering EF was told of Inner Circle lif...

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    Thanks Devildog132 and Dex! Very insightful and I really appreciate the thoughtful reply. How much are the options trad...

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    Chev, I started doing some options with Rapid and Rebound Profits at end of Sept. I had been scared off of options previ...

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    Heck, Travis, that's really all I need - "rationale or reasoning" just confuses me - so, just post a ticker symbol and I...

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    Yes, Wendy is a fraud. There is no way from her story , that she self taught her self options & then in months made ...

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    Saw one of the YT videos he is on. It looks ridiculous. Where he tells you to buy weekly options on the SPY only on tues...

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    Who are your competitors? For the record: in the past I disagreed with how you represented / described your service. W...

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    Are any of you guys taking the Mampilly recommendations and using them for OPTIONS calls/puts or subscribed to his OPTIO...

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    Steady Options has changed my mentality about trading options. Previously I was trading strategies like ICs, flies, Vert...

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    I bought YSACU and now have a notice from my broker: INSTRUCTION DEADLINE DATES Final Date for Instructions: Dec 30, 20...

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    Thanks beachwind, all suggestions appreciated. We're focusing on the foundation of the site first, which is the hard an...

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    I kinda look at Tesla like bitcoin. Could it go to 2500, sure it could. Why not, valuations don't matter at this point f...

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    Selling is certainly harder than buying, at least for most people. There's no shame in doing both of them slowly -- whe...

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    Hi John, given what you have said about the potential future losses are you following Brad's trades or just using it as...

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    Why not just subscribe to one of the services? The difference in results for Profits Unlimited are not significantly di...

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    Hi Tom, yes in truth there is no REAL anonymous approach; a few exchanges that are truly anonymous are blocked from U.S....

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    Root canal is a good description lol. Still stocks in the space are popping, so you never know. Just something I thought...

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    That’s merely a small allocation to a sector I expect to do well over a couple years.... mostly because it’s so chea...

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    Did u say you have $90 call options on Sea Ltd? WOW! I’m new to options but curious. what’s a single contract wor...

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    jedwards92886, there's no "complementary issue" but I think they have a free trial period. Or failing that just join t...

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    I remember trading GSAT and making some money years ago because it was rumored that Amazon was going to use them for the...

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    Praise be to GorillaTrades. Highly recommended stock picking service. I have found none better. The commentary is hig...

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    I just lost a long draft of mine about KCAC/QS Quantumscape “merger”. I am trying to recover the draft befor...

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    I just lost a long draft of mine about KCAC/QS Quantumscape “merger”. I am trying to recover the draft befor...

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    I just lost a long draft of mine about KCAC/QS Quantumscape “merger”. I am trying to recover the draft befor...

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    I belong to all of the Banyan Hill services. I follow Mampilly most closely. I’m not much into options, but have been ...

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    I subscribe to all of the Banyan Hill services. I like Mampilly the best, and follow his lead pretty closely — althoug...

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    It is a total waste of time and money. I am sensitive to wasting hours and hours of time, with little infomation. Sp...

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    I like SMB U. a little expensive but I think worth it. The options foundation is what I would start with. I think you wi...

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