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Pretty dead in here. I'm still watching my Q put dwindle. I'll probably get out this week if nothing big happens.

I really need to get on the ball and get some good options plays going, but I'm busy with too much other stuff.

Good luck to all!

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My Q put was doing well, but I should have sold already and took the 25% or so. I've started learning Forex....moves faster and makes good money....IF you can find a system.

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I was hoping the Q's had finally topped out, but NOOOOOO....

Sherri, I've never looked at the Forex stuff, can you summarize what the deal is? Thanks.

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Hey Guys,

I just wanted to say that I love this thread. I've been following it for a while and really like the analysis. I've used quite a bit in virtual trade and been fairly successful. I'm ready for the real deal now, so I'm looking forward to it, and one of the other reasons for finally registering to the forum.

Never done any forex stuff either - seems quite a bit more volatile, which I'm guessing is great for getting in and out of position quickly. I'm with optionsXpress but they don't seem to have that available - unless I'm not looking in the right place. forex meaning foreign exchange?

Have a great weekend!
Regards, ~BC

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Sherri,keep us posted on your adventure with FX.

My expiration day trades did well. Better than rest of the month. There is no gap up/down to worry about. Only problem is there is only 1 expiration day in a month.

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JLo, can you explain your expiration day trades? I'm guessing that you are trading the options on the day they expire. What advantages are you seeing from this?

Thanks!

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Short calls/puts on expiration fridays. They expire worthless when 4:05pm rolls around. Been doing that for > a yr. But you have to know the stocks and watch them like a hawk because its sometimes pennys from being in the money. You want it to finished out-of-money.

This play is not unlike futures, your positions are settled end-of-day and you are on the edge. I don't play futures because of the big lot size.

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Ahh...I've never shorted any options, but I can see how you could make some good money shorting soon to expire contracts.

Thanks for the info!

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Your welcome. You have to be comfortable with selling naked options and a big margin acct. Don't do it if you are not comfortable with it. I am still in the rebuilding phase so I am not out of the water yet.
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Hi all,

Sorry I haven't stopped in to say hello. Haven't touched an option since the Qs, although CROX was looking beautiful in the 40s again...should have pulled the trigger on that one.

Forex is some kind of beast. Everything you read make nearly no sense until you do some practice trading. Any reputable broker has a demo account system...worth checking out, particularly if you are a technical trader.

Good Luck All!

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Who's your FX broker? Required $deposit ?
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What happened to everybody?

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Anybody seen Chart?

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Yeah, its been pretty dead in here. I haven't seen Chart around...I hope all is well with him.

My Q put finally did what I thought it would do, but the Fed came in and propped the market up. It would have been nice to have played that, but you can't play shoulda's, woulda's, or coulda's.

I think the Fed attempts might still fall short, so I still hold my put, but I'll be looking to get out soon because its a Sept. expiration.

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Mill, Sept Fed meeting may drop the "important" fed fund rate if credit still too tight. There's possibility of that. It might just pump the mkt in a bad time before your puts expire.

Of course I canbe wrong.

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I plan on being out of them before then, but who knows. At some point, I half expect the market to panic when the FED lowers rates. I think its all just how the media and the marketeers spin it these days, but I remember a couple of years back when the market actually looked at a rate cut as a bad thing.
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BOOYAAH peeps!! [Big Grin]

Charts in da house!!

"Locked, cocked and ready to ROCK!!!" [Big Grin]
Coming off a nice play on SGP, CALL option .sgpkg

Been tweaking my options, heck options are easier then pennies I think! Pull up an option chart and look! Prophetcharts will work ~

Any quick questions? maybe I can help ~

I'll try to pop around more, but was busy with moving/selling a house [Smile]

Later Peeps!
Chart ~

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quote:
Originally posted by Chart walker:
BOOYAAH peeps!! [Big Grin]

Charts in da house!!

"Locked, cocked and ready to ROCK!!!" [Big Grin]


Chart ~

[Eek!] [Eek!]
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Chart,

I'm going to be ready to ROCK with options soon...

Been doing awesome Swinging the Big Boards!!

Time to Expand....

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quote:
Originally posted by Jenna:
Chart,

I'm going to be ready to ROCK with options soon...

Been doing awesome Swinging the Big Boards!!

Time to Expand....

Yep the big board options are just like the pennies,... without the BS!! [Big Grin]

GL to ya!!

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Hey Chart, what do you recommend buying right now?

Or maybe you can tell us what are you buying right now?

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Picked up some June options (expires in 8 days) for YHOO for .28 ($25)- it's better than Vegas baby!
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.38/.39 weeeeeeee!
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CC- picked up some August calls, $5 strike for .20
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any options peeps out there.
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For example here ya go. XLF is financial sector. You can buy a put and call on this index and you can make some good money if it moves a LOT either way. or you may put 80 in call and 20 in put. Hoping it goes up, yet if goes down you can gain some back.
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quote:
Originally posted by Rockster:
For example here ya go. XLF is financial sector. You can buy a put and call on this index and you can make some good money if it moves a LOT either way. or you may put 80 in call and 20 in put. Hoping it goes up, yet if goes down you can gain some back.

Ya, I've been playing DUG (Oil Short) for a few weeks now. Always been making money, but selling too damn soon!!

I had some Oct $49 calls I bought for $.80, sold them a few days later for $1.50, friggin calls eventually hit $33 a week later, ughhh

Bought some MS Nov puts late this afternoon. Not liking that trade right now...

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quote:
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Originally posted by Rockster:
For example here ya go. XLF is financial sector. You can buy a put and call on this index and you can make some good money if it moves a LOT either way. or you may put 80 in call and 20 in put. Hoping it goes up, yet if goes down you can gain some back.

Ya, I've been playing DUG (Oil Short) for a few weeks now. Always been making money, but selling too damn soon!!

I had some Oct $49 calls I bought for $.80, sold them a few days later for $1.50, friggin calls eventually hit $33 a week later, ughhh

Bought some MS Nov puts late this afternoon. Not liking that trade right now...

ha.. thats the way it is. It's good to take that profit.. I let one double go all the way back to 0. that's too bad man. Sometimes I'll take half and leave half when they go up like that.
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2009

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Lookin at CSCO 16 and 17 feb calls tomorrow.
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