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Got Some. Missed Some.

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Traders leave money on the table. It comes with the territory. Sometimes the amount they leave on the table dwarfs whatever they were able to capture. This surely applies to me. Don’t get me wrong; I’ve had a lot of great ideas in recent months, and as I stand here now, I am aggressively short, having closed almost no positions (on the contrary, I’ve added).

Before I get to the regret I present to you my top percentage gainers from my existing bearish positions; these are all put options, and I presently have a hodgepodge of them with an average expiration date 104 days in the future. In other words, they’ve got lots of time to get even more profitable.


Eight for Eight

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I have sincerely lost track, but I think I’ve had eight correct TSLA calls in a row. On the 28th of February, I did a premium post called Electrical Resistance, in which I stated, in part:

I haven’t weighed in on Tesla in a while. So here goes: my view is that we’ll get close to $900, but not cross it. I believe that the substantial overhead supply in the 900-1240 range will suppress upside action, and this snapback rally from Thursday morning is nearing its end. 

I guess you know where this is going…………..