Slope of Hope Blog Posts
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What a extraordinary change in volatility the past five weeks. I can’t imagine anyone wanting to buy any option these days for a simple directional trade. Using the Price Cone feature in SlopeCharts, I can show you that the amount of volatility you’re paying for basically covers all possibilities except for an asteroid destroying Earth. Option sellers, on the other hand, are doing great!(more…)
No, no, not manufacturing-type factories. I’m talking about the locus of obese Americans with absolutely no self-control or self-respect: Cheesecake Factory. I’ve made this a frequent target of my short ideas, and as my put positions are up 53% at the moment (and I intend for them to be up hundreds of percent once it’s done).(more…)
Over the past week, I have looked on with horror at how my TLT calls and SPY puts continued to ascend in price after I sold them. The SPY puts late last week were up nearly another 1,000% (seriously……….) and the TLT calls, at this very moment, are up another 700%. Sheesh.
Not surprisingly, I am increasingly interested in options positions. I have acquired put options (that don’t expire for months) on the individual stocks below. These are, to my eyes, the best of the best with respect to bearish potential.(more…)
From my portfolio spreadsheet………(click for readability)
The columns, left to right, are:(more…)
I’m getting more and more into options trading these days. As much as I’d like to sing the praises of the fancy-pants complex options strategies, I must say, the plain old directional buy-these-single-positions muscle-headed way of doing things is yielded far greater results than the picking up nickels and dimes from neutral strategies.(more…)
Yo, Options Traders! For those of you who missed the exclusive Slope of Hope TradeMachine Pro webinar last week, here is the link to it. You’ll need to enter the password ‘slope‘ in order to view it. As mentioned at the end of the presentation, you can enjoy a risk-free month with the service to see what you think. Here is the link to the signup offer. Give it a look…….