Category: Media

March 8, 2016

What is PeepTrade?

Filed under: Media - 08 Mar 2016

First the disclaimer: I’m now a PeepTrade Guru.

Now what it is – Peeptrade.com is a new site (actually still in beta until next week when they present at the South by Southwest Festival) that allows “Peepers” to view the portfolios and trading activity of the “Gurus” allowed on the site.  Each Guru sets their own price and then gets part of the revenue for giving Peepers access to their trading activity.  The system is fully automated, so I finally have …



February 10, 2014

Newspaper Article About Me

Filed under: Media,Reading - 10 Feb 2014

I thought some of you would enjoy seeing this article in the Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail.  It’s from a very short interview the author did with me a few weeks ago (and includes a picture of me).  He has a regular column that runs weekly and highlights different traders around North America.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/investment-adviser-focuses-on-naked-puts/article16758601/

It doesn’t appear option traders are a regular part of his series, so it’ll be interesting to see how the comments go.  It’d be nice to …



November 27, 2008

Humor – Economic Double Entendres

Filed under: Media - 27 Nov 2008

CNBC is starting to sound like late night Cinemax with all the double entendres. I think I heard this report last night and actually double checked to see if I was still on the business channel.

Female Anchor (FA): We are going to need a really big package to make this worth the effort.

Male Anchor (MA): How big does the package need to be to make you happy?

FA: I really think we need something that can go deep enough to put …



October 31, 2008

DRYS – What To Do?

Filed under: Finance,Media - 31 Oct 2008

Forbes had an article explaining why DRYS and other dry bulk shipping companies are a bad buy right now.  Forbes seems to be under the belief that the economy will never pick up.  I had to give DRYS some extra thought throughout the day yesterday.  I’m long (own) 200 shares and short (sold) two naked puts and six calls.  Two of my calls are so far out of the money I’m not even thinking of buying …



October 27, 2008

State of Economy – Car Dealers Shutting Down

Filed under: Life's Expenses,Media - 27 Oct 2008

Here’s an interesting article on CNN.com’s site that I almost had for MyTradersJournal.com.  It’s written by a friend of the family who works at CNN, Paul Varian.  He sent me his story via email and said that he was sending it to the AC/360 team also in case they were interested.  He gave me permission to post his story if CNN wasn’t interested.  They were and posted it, so I’m just linking to it instead …



September 12, 2008

Oil and Ike

Filed under: Finance,Media - 12 Sep 2008

Today (even the past few days) has been interesting to watch how oil reacts to Ike, the hurricane, not Turner.

The AMEX Oil Index (XOI) is up almost 2%, but oil ETF USO is down a half percent.  I recognize they aren’t tracking the exact same underlying issues, but that’s a big difference when both are tracking oil.  INO has an interesting take on it.  Check out the video they posted yesterday:

Crude, wasn’t it …



June 10, 2008

Sold TDW Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Media,Stock Picks - 10 Jun 2008

I got this idea from Jim Cramer’s Mad Money show on Friday night.  I only watched about 20 minutes of the show, which is pretty much the norm for me if I get to watch it at all.  (I skipped Monday night’s show to watch some Eurocup soccer while my wife is out of town.)

Tidewater Inc (NYSE: TDW) is listed in the services sector under shipping industry, but is really heavily tied to the energy industry since those are the …



May 8, 2008

Fascinating Read on DeepCapture.com

Filed under: Media,Reading - 08 May 2008

I pulled this from “In Play” on Yahoo! Finance today. They referenced this press release from overstock.com’s Web site.  (I watch In Play throughout the day to get the short story on what’s moving the markets.)
9:08AM Overstock.com issues press release related to Reg. SHO (OSTK) 20.15 : Co announces that “yesterday marked the 800th trading day that the co has appeared on the Regulation SHO threshold list”. The CEO said “While this may seem paradoxical, the facts can …



March 4, 2008

Good Article from Fortune (money.cnn)

Filed under: Finance,Media,Reading - 04 Mar 2008

I saw this article on money.cnn and thought it was worth sharing.  Basically it highlights the same thing that many of us have read for years – the roaring 80s and 90s won’t be seen again.  I take from this yet another reason to follow the naked put selling trading model. 

If the markets stay at a 8-9% annual clip, selling naked puts is the way to go.  Once you get closer to the …



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