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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  • Before TradeStops developed its volatility based trailing stops you had to pick a percentage or a fixed amount for your...

  • I'm a fool but not as much of a fool to purchase this Option program. I subscribe to Advisor and I'm pleased so far. I ...

  • One of the best ways to make money is to sell covered calls. Companies like NVAX, SAVA and others offer a lucrative opt...

  • Probably, we usually see a big downturn (40% or more) every decade or so. I’ve been hedging a bit, mostly with in...

  • His pitch is to buy options he promotes and not stocks so you can profit from ups and downs. I subscribe to his service....

  • “And the options play I’m recommending with it, although higher risk, also comes with 7X potential in the next five ...

  • As usual an excellently researched article. On Options you are absolutely spot on….lots a lot of money a few years bac...

  • Ditto'ing your IMHO... GTE does NOT exist as an entity and the most likely exchange to front-run global tokenization is ...

  • I have thought about this, as well. I actually sold my AAVE when it was above $400, and bought into another one. I do ke...

  • This year I gave it a shot and took a one month subscription. I followed their advice for a week and I lost three times ...

  • I've been in the crypto market for a while, long before ID and CFT. Presently, does anyone notice that all top 50 crypto...

  • I've been in Secret Income for 6 months now. Yes, it's better if you have at least 20k in or more. It would be best if y...

  • I’ve been a Gorilla trades subscriber for quite a while and decided to start trading options again after not doing so ...

  • So to be clear, this is NOT a crypto flash trader alert right? I dont think I want to own a crypto longer term that has...

  • I agree, there's very little risk of permanent. loss below $20. I just don't see a lot of upside potential, mostly bec...

  • Thanks Travis great as always. I own Gan but keep looking at fltr . I know you’ve mentioned it a few times so what d...

  • Just checked my investing email folder. Was January 2017 when hit the profits unlimited subscription, that included the...

  • Pm rebound options trader Buy calls on ROOT Price: $5 Expiration: March-18-2022 or March 22 Limit Price: $2.10...

  • I got into trading in NOV last year, most of the growth stocks I got into were in Jan and Feb and now I'm exactly 48% do...

  • Brad's service is aimed at people who  know nothing about Options, and are looking for a fail-proof method to succeed a...

  • I am not a big fan of Brad Castro, either of his trading or of his person. Admittedly there is a lot to learn from what ...

  • Reply to Dortelli: What's wrong with INTC? (Intel). It's gotten too big and bureaucratic. I spent years of early career ...

  • Not recently, but these are almost always options trading schemes… which typically do disappoint compared to the wild ...

  • If you are a newbie especially to options, I would doing some digging about how they work and would also suggest paper-t...

  • First part isn't with regards to Options. It just recommends buying SNAP stocks at current market price, and having a st...

  • according to Tipranks, it is a strong buy with a target of $70. I will sell put options with the hope to get them assig...

  • Options can seem very confusing, but if you want a great way to learn about them (for free), check out Tastytrade. Thei...

  • Puts seems foolish to me in the near term, unless he just bought the puts cheap and is speculating that a bad deal will ...

  • I agree, don't trim at these low prices! Another option you have after this bounces a little is to sell calls on your ...

  • 18 months with the War Room. They largely know what they are doing. It is really 3 different trading styles in one s...

  • Options are one thing but his Breakout Alert has an abysmal track record as well. I just checked the portfolio and of ...

  • Lol, while this would be very profitable it would also be pretty unethical. I can say that over the last 5 years I have ...

  • It doesn't. And in urban environments, there tend to be lots of fiber options under the streets already -- satellite ba...

  • Rabbit's Foot, The Dividend Machine is $99 per year. All the other posts state that same price. I'd be willing to pay ...

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  • therapeutic treatment options and non-psychoactive nutritional supplements. It received patent and trademark for Psilly....

  • I listened to part of the presentation, which was mostly due to there being so much hype, and I didn't want to give it t...

  • JULY 2, 2021: Tom Busby now charges $1400 for two years of PRIMETIME Stock Calendar, if ordered July 2, but $1400 for o...

  • I use Predictive Financial Services--not cheap but have made $ with them.. They trade alongside--but take too many 100% ...

  • Here's one for your potential subscribers. I have 5 days left on my free trial & I am SUPER PLEASED. I do it diffe...

  • The following is an excerpt from a personal message I sent Brad this week. I've been trading options for over 10 years ...

  • I haven't used this sevehce but profit wire and big option trader services with Alan knuckman have been successful. Pr...

  • I currently subscribe to profit wire and I started with $1500 usd and grew my portfolio to almost $9k. It has an approx...

  • This is a clear explanation of the tease, the warrant concept and how it differs from options, and the increase in leve...

  • Can you explain where the 900% comes from? Imagine AMZN hits 4000 on expiration day, then your 3600C will be worth 400 (...

  • That sounds like shorthand from some sort of "alert" service -- a Call Sweep is usually a reference to an unusual large ...

  • Not sure how his service is doing, but the disaster trade is buying put options on the VIX and maybe various indices in...

  • Obviously buying put options on various entities.Not rocket science...

  • DDD: This sell alert is ONLY for options trading. DDD stays as the signature A2O stock in his PU portfolio. 3D printing ...

  • I've been with Steady Options for a year. I did not join so I could follow someone else's trade alerts in the hope that...

  • Have never looked at that one and don’t know anything about it, sorry. I’m very skeptical of algorithmic and syste...

  • I have subscriptions to two of the services offered at Steady Options. Anchor Trades, and Simple Spreads. I am not a s...

  • Am new to trading and was looking for a service to offer both education as well as trade ideas. Steady Options is on...

  • Mitel I have been trading options for a couple of years now. What I find best is managing no more than 4 options per mon...

  • Looking at all the various RE investment options... a more than reasonable investment is BAM... trophy assets / great c...

  • Hey Mitel! I don't have the PMs option services, but have 'traded' options about 4 years. A lot of the time using my own...

  • I was in Rapid Profit Trader a couple of years ago, and I’m sure it’s a great service during a bull market. However,...

  • I love chess and I love options and the fact that I love both is, in my opinion, not a coincidence. As there are many pa...

  • Today's buy alert from Teeka - CELO, buy up to $3.75. He'll get back as to where to store it. As an update, I also go...

  • I do sort of have a soft spot for some of the Stansberry guys, at least I do for Doc Eifrig. Doc's options class/video ...

  • I am a part of rebound profit. The initial for that portfolio was issued April 13. The price they recommend at is recomm...

  • GL with that, don't think too many would drop $5K to "test out" some options theory, even with the author being a quite ...

  • Seems she's either branching out from Bonner or the other publishing co's are also part of Bonner. I got an email earli...

  • With a high risk tolerance for trading, my tendency is to eschew investing cash directly when some elbow grease (resea...

  • If you make a trade like this, it would be initiated with a "buy to open" order to purchase a put option contract, and t...

  • One option contract represents the right to buy (call option) or sell (put option) 100 shares of the underlying stock at...

  • I like the notion of "buy and hold", it is certainly easier in some ways than constantly monitoring a stock however the...

  • In your example of buying options to cover a drop.... If QQQ is $325 and an option is 100 shares , isn’t the cost of...

  • Mostly just because the capital outlay for a substantial amount of “protection” is much smaller with options....

  • Travis. Just curious about your hedging strategy. I get the concept very well. Just curious instead of using options, wh...

  • Travis, thanks for this write-up. CPNG has dropped along with the rest of its ilk to the $31-32 range. If you were to ma...

  • They have a $7/mo, or about $40/year or two... it's a basic starter options deal. It's a good way to dip you toes in th...

  • I am a relatively new investor. I have been buying stocks for years, and have done fairly well because I went along wit...

  • After so much success in other PM services, I started trading options back in July 2020. I've currently got 20 open pos...

  • I don't know, that's why I put on my UBER speculation just with long-term options -- a robust reopening and heavy travel...

  • When the trades initially came out, I saw that the premiums moved quickly out of reach of the recommendation. After the...

  • Thank you Bill. I appreciate and agree with your point of view. I don't know how to trade options, so that's out. ...

  • Hmmm... I would say Zuora *may* be an okay bet if you are able to cover your risk as Travis suggests with options. Don'...

  • Hi Travis, the option you mentioned are two separate call options or is it a debit spread call?...

  • "options" anyone know of a good source to learn how to trade options?...

  • Thanks, Travis. I always enjoy your writing. I’m curious to know why you chose those particular options contracts. I...

  • Oops, you're correct. Sorry. Yes, the extra 60 million are not technically outstanding shares yet, they're employee op...

  • Hi Stockgumshoe Team: I'm new on here but I find this page very interesting looking at the comments and threads that fol...

  • It might have something to do with options. Googling a quote from Nasdaq that he referenced regarding Wall Street keep...

  • Thank you, and +1 on that last paragraph - well stated. I find myself gravitating towards options plays for the same ...

  • Yes, I received the ad, too, and have the same question. I don't have an answer but am guessing it something like a SP...

  • Essentially, a speculative net that they might find a bid with new investors and a couple strong quarters. I’m not co...

  • Mostly, I use options either as a way to get a little leverage with some built-in risk control (when I combine options w...

  • Hi Travis, What goes into your decision to buy options instead of the stock? For example, your Uber calls....

  • Michael Carr, a Banyan Hill options guy, gives a weekly market update. He is usually kind of a party pooper, not to bull...

  • I keep getting their ads also - that is why I am so grateful that Stockgumshoe is here to give us the real scoop. I am ...

  • Well, we're all in the same boat, although our entry levels and thus our current spot profits may differ vastly. These ...

  • I joined Steady Options last June, at that point I had reviewed Brian Overby's excellent options playbook and take a few...

  • I get you. I bought one premium subscription this year only because I didn't understand the investment vehicle (crypto...

  • When I started trading, I've been in positions that stayed -80%+ for years, so I learned not to become a bag holder. I ...

  • Hi Tim, Exactly, I routinely write down my collected time premium in a spreadsheet too. My aim is to see quarterly gr...

  • TTP, I really like your approach to keeping track of the premiums as non-emotional numbers, credit & debit. So I've set ...

  • I've been pretty happy with Fidelity over the past 3 years since I"ve joined. However, with the melt up starting last F...

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