Topic Archives: Nasdaq ETF (QQQ)

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 […]

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  • I've been with Mechanical Market Timing since 2018. Here is how to get the most out of it: 1. Only trade QQQ 2. When a...

  • Travis, I was looking at the Real Money Portfolio and wondered why you bought a QQQ call option in Jan 2020. That seems...

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

  • 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...

  • I sold Gilt this week at a 30% loss. I thought it would be a good stock to get into space technology. Maybe further down...

  • I sold Microsoft , QQQ, Dollar Tree et. al. too early; but, I held onto GLW, accordingly I'm not a complete idiot!...

  • Over the past few years I've spent 1-2% of my portfolio buying hedges to protect against a loss of more than 20-25%, gen...

  • Two-point-seven niggardly stars indeed! It's time to revisit Rick' s Picks. Your comments might cause someone as unfam...

  • “Q shares” is just a reference to Warrants — they trade like stocks, but review the details carefully (strike pric...

  • Thank you for the information, however I didn't get how to buy the q shares of this company or is it the actual qqq shar...

  • Good analysis Travis. I agree that the current valuations for these three are too high. But I would certainly nibble on ...

  • Travis, Just wondering the rationale for your hedging vehicles as far as indexes? I see last year, you hedged with SP...

  • Neither one really has an answer — the higher per-share price is required by the NYSE and matters to some institutions...

  • FIVG is probably not a bad choice for those who don't want to do stock picking, though, as one should expect, it has had...

  • I've been tracking the stocks mentioned in this conversation (namely, the supposedly identified stocks from Gilder). He...

  • The ETF plays were great, i was slow to get on board the train but since Nov 2018, after jumping on I have fared qui...

  • Looks like bear market has started. Buying anything is not good in this environment. I am going to sell all long stocks ...

  • Yes. I subscribed to the QQQ "merit paycheck" service in November 2017, after seeing Ms Kirkland's ads for many years. ...

  • I subscribed to the QQQ “merit paycheck” service in November 2017 after seeing Ms Kirkland’s ads for many years. T...

  • Wait a minute! It's not advertised as do-it-yourself learning. If I'm going to learn to be profitable by myself, why s...

  • Stansberry and Sjuggerud have been touting the "melt up" since at least Q4 2015. It's a recycled pitch. It might be righ...

  • Just recently rejoined Bottarelli and yes, often he will suggest an option at 940 am and by 3pm he is suggesting we sell...

  • 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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