OPNewsletter (Outperformance)- May’09 +6.1%

By | OP Newsletter, Option Greeks, Option Trading, Past Performance, Trade Ideas, US Market | No Comments

Option Trading is equally useful to retail traders and can generate consistent income if used properly. Hope you enjoyed the free trade alerts for some earnings play (You may sign-up for the Basic membership that is free till Dec 2009) A Fantastic week for OPNewsletter! We played HAL, IBM, UPS and AMZN for earnings and all these one day players nicely added value to the portfolio. We chose to close HAL and AMZN and to keep IBM and UPS for further gains. These were special circumstantial opportunities and we took full advantage without having to worry which direction stocks will…

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Thrilling Expiration Friday

By | Daily Report, Option Expiration | One Comment

Too much to handle for the week which slowed down the postings this week. What a “Rambo Fed” action that was (I was looking for a picture replacing Bernanke with Stallone but gave up after a few searches). But guess what, was this really surprising, I don’t think so. Uncle Ben has already made this clear long time back.To find out what other tools Uncle still has in his magic box, you may want to read his speech delivered on Nov 20, 2002. For those who would like to know more deflation etc this does make a good reading. This…

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Equity Option Expiration and Pin Opportunities

By | Intraday Trading, Trade Ideas | One Comment

Today is a special day, a day that occurs only once a month offering good opportunities for intra day trading. Today is Aug’08 option expiration Friday. Before I proceed to talk about opportunities, pls note that the threshold for automatic exercise of stock-settled in-the-money options is $.01. Long equity options in the money by $.01 or more will be automatically exercised. Please monitor all your expiring positions and check with your broker for if you do not want to be assigned. Also be especially careful with the estimated $.17 DIA dividend on Friday morning. If you are looking for some…

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OPNewsletter (Aug’08) : +2.0% (Open)

By | OP Newsletter, Past Performance, US Market | 2 Comments

For the week ending Aug 01, OPNewsletter is up +2.0% including commissions and +4.0% x-comissions. Though this was a great week for 3 portfolios delivering double digit gains, it wasn’t so for our 4th portfolio that is down double digit and is dragging overall results with it. Albeit, We still have two weeks to go. You may find out about more about OPNewsletter here. We shall be shortly opening our Sept portfolio spots. There were couple of bonus trade alerts as well that delivered solid results including AMZN, POT and AAPL. I also shared a free trade idea, using covered…

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OPNewsletter (Aug’08) : +3.0% (Open)

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Another profitable week for OPNewsletter; both for income as well as speculative directional trades. Even though we increased out investment by 17% (to 48.3%) since last week, our returns also increased from +1.24% to +3.06% this week (including commissions). Considering what happened in the broader markets past week, I am pleased with these results. On a big picture basis, we didn’t make any significant adjustments to any of the portfolios since opening. No adjustment are expected for any portfolios till next week too. Other then income portfolio, all the directional trades also proved money maker with exception on ISRG intra-day….

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