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The Week Ahead

By | US Market, Worldwide Markets | No Comments

RIMM free trade that was shared here delivered a +19%, an excellent trade for two days holding period. Hope you have been in touch with the blog posts either via RSS or via basic blog membership. The coming week will see a flurry of economic data, the biggest one being FOMC announcement on Wednesday 2:15pm US EST. Fed is expected to leave rates unchanged. This will also observe a huge Bill auctions, and markets, as we saw last week, may be volatile depending upon success of these auctions. Existing Home sales data will be released on Tuesday. Durable good orders,…

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RIMM- A Speculative Play

By | Earnings, Option Trading, Option Trading Strategy, Past Performance, Trade Ideas | 5 Comments

RIMM is going to announce earnings Thursday after market close. It will be followed by Options Expiration on Friday. The IVs will drop significantly post earning announcements. What to expect from earnings; Here is from briefing.com- RIMM Research In Motion: Expect strong Q1, with gross margin bounce and follow-on catalysts for Q2 outlook – Caris (77.35 -2.94) Caris notes that RIMM reports Q1 results tomorrow and firm is comfortable with the aggressive ests they raised to back in early May, namely revs $3.50 bln and EPS $0.98 (consensus $3.43 bln/$0.94), driven by 8.2 mln handheld units vs. 7.5-8.0 mln guide,…

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Outperformance Continues at OPNewsletter

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

When compared with broader markets, Feb was an excellent month for OPNewsletter coupled with a few good learnings (kinda reinforcement, been there done that, but forget that). Overall, OPNewsletter for Feb closed up +5.6% x-commissions and +2.6% including commissions. Capital preservtion and thus allocation was higher priority vs missing an opportunity. These results doesn’t include the speculative directional trade which were shared here (only OPN subscribers can see this thread) and here at my profile on InvesCafe (Free) which includes likes of RIMM +40%, V +7.8%, BIDU +5.2%, BAC +10% to +40%, ESI + 33%, SRS, STT, WHR, BTU, AXP,…

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Outperformance : OPNewsletter Feb’09 +5.85%(Open)

By | OP Newsletter, Past Performance | No Comments

An excellent month for OPNewsletter so far. Overall, OPNewsletter is up +8.87% x-commissions and +5.85% including commissions. We didn’t have to make any major adjustments to our portfolios except one which rolled partially to next month. We closed one portfolio for +17.17% gains and except any major disastrous events on Tuesday market open, remainder portfolios stands to gain good theta decay over the long weekend. This is what OPN wants, portfolios to be as boring as possible. We didn’t get fills on two income portfolios else results would have been even stronger. These results doesn’t include the speculative directional trade…

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Pre-Market Losers

By | Intraday Trading, Trade Ideas, US Market | No Comments

A fantastic day (of course assuming that one embraces volatilities well) for some bearish play. Bearish plays on a bearish day can yield significant returns but one needs to be very careful and should clearly defined entry and exit points well in advance. Before I share the list, pls note that we may play some speculative trades for OPNewsletter subscribers as bonus alert, so pls stay in touch with the forum. TTWO, AAPL, RIMM, FSLR, GOOG, AIG, BAC, JPM, GS, CS, EWZ, POT, CF, MOS, MON One you have determined your entry exit points, choose whichever bearish strategy you would like to play (Put…

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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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