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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    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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    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...

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

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

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

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

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    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 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    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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    This service is closed now, and it happened pretty quickly. I signed up for 3 years for $2500 under a promotional rate a...

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    I started using Gorilla Trades on 1/21/2021 after trying the free trial they offered. I have been extremely pleased wit...

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    Barrick GOLD options...

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    Obviously your trading strategy is short-term, whereas PM 100x are not short-term plays. Your talking about the coming m...

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    Anyone who wants to nibble on LTRN may want to wait until after the April 15 end-of-lockdown period for stock, options &...

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    I am new to all of this. Semi-retired, I dabble in the stock market based on recommendations from Stansberry and other...

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    Hi Alex, I am an Options trader. It is clear that you do not trade options, however some of your recommendations play...

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    Juste on thing I would like to see is the buy price and the list of options trade with the recommended buy price and sug...

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    I belong to the service. The whole oxford service I have followed him got awhile. Some good some bad. I could give you t...

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    Yes it is the SPX he trades for Quadruple Witching. The only reason it peaked my interest is because he seems to be usi...

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    This service and it's portfolios has set me up for life. Never would have found it if it wasn't for your interview wi...

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    All the prices for his services are listed on his website upfront. I've been following his podcast for over a year, a...

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    Aahh, the option greeks! Yes, getting a good understanding of them is a hurdle every student of options needs to take. L...

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    Hi Travis, What is the latest on Athersys (ATHX)? Are you still holding their stock / options?...

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    I am invested in Investor Place with Louis and Luke Lango's picks in my portfolio. I like having the old hand and the y...

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    Hi SillyRabbit, lacasaless and timcoahran, @SillyRabbit: I am sorry, I am not professionally certified to provide you...

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    If you have bought growth/ tech stocks within the last few months, they are all in red no matter who is running the show...

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    Good luck in receiving a response for that last question. Maybe there is such a brokerage house still providing good cus...

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    Haven’t ever looked at Star Bulk. In general, there’s almost always pretty meaningful insider selling for companies...

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    TTP, Thank you for the informed take on NNDM! Once again, new to options, but thought it was a smart move a month ago...

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    In light of the current market selloff in general and the recent developments in $NNDM in particular, below some reflect...

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    Learn how to trade options and buy puts to bet on the downside of an underlying stock as a hedge, Then you don't have to...

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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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