Options

Tue
30
Jun
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Long term Energy play with great upside potential

Crude oil has been range bound from $50 to $62 over the past 2 months, and prices have seemed to stabilize in the short term. Longer term, we believe that there will be a recovery in oil prices and that we will settle in the $70-90 range.

Mon
18
May
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Close the ServiceNow options for a 65% Gain

On April 17th we bought the ServiceNow (NOW) November 2015 $75 Calls for $6.30, and sold the November 2015 $65 Puts for $5.40. Today the stock trades around $76.08, and we are closing both of these positions for a gain.

Fri
17
Apr
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Adding a Long Option Position in Service Now

Yesterday after the market close ServiceNow (NOW) announced updated Q2 guidance of $237-242M which is lower than the expectation of analysts of $241.9M.

Fri
06
Mar
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Close the AT&T Puts for a 20% Gain in 1 month

On Feb 4 we bought Puts on AT&T at the April $34 strike, and today there was an annoucement that Apple will replace AT&T in the Dow Jones index of 30 companies.  The stock is down in trading this morning to $33.55 and we are closing our puts.

Wed
04
Feb
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Bearish on AT&T after Net Neutrality Proposal

Today the FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that the internet would remain neutral and ISP's and telecom providers couldn't discriminate users based on bandwidth usage.

Thu
30
Oct
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Discounted Trade into Alibaba

Alibaba has been publicly traded for about 41 days now and debuted on the US market above $90/share due to high demand from investors and institutional buyers.

Wed
01
Oct
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Close the EBAY puts

Two weeks ago we sold the November $50 Puts on EBAY planning on a pull back on the stock due to Apple's entry into the electronic payment market.

Mon
15
Sep
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How to play Apple Pay eating into Paypal's Market Share

Apple announced last week that they will release a payment solution that is integrated into the new Apple iPhone 6 called Apple Pay.  This solution will allow users to pay merchants electronically through their phone without having to pull out their wallet and credit card.

Thu
17
Jul
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Close the Hewlett Packard Options for a 18% Gain

On April 11 we opened up a synthetic long position on HPQ by selling the Jan 2016 $30 strike Puts for $4.11, and buying the Jan 2016 $30 strike Calls for $5.90.

Thu
17
Jul
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Profit from today's drop in Sandisk

Sandisk (SNDK) released earnings that were positive on the top and bottom line, however investors are pounding the stock today because margins are lower than in previous quarters.

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