Could I exit the short share position, say, a month after expiration if I believe there's more room for AAPL to drop lower? Ex: AAPL is $120 in November, but drops to $100 in December. That way I can buy 200 shares at $100 and sell at $150.
If I buy a put and it expires ITM, what happens if I don't own the shares at expiration? For example, I'm buying 2 contracts of $150P AAPL 11/18. Would I have to purchase 200 shares of AAPL on exactly that day? Or can I wait to buy those 200 shares and sell them for $150 whenever I desire?
Wrote it in another comment. early 40ies and this is nothing I need. I can hodl this easily for 10 years and wait for the stock to recover. Over 10 years I might even make back half the loss through dividends alone... But it still is galling that I picked worse than the SP500 average and the red is annoying me. 😂 The stock I'm long on is MSFT, CSCO, AAPL, IHG and some other minor tech stocks. As I do not really know about industries other than tech and travel, I simply added few thousand MSCI WORLD EFTs to it to ofset my tech gambles... With no real effect it seems.
TSLA fan here. This is a very real possibility. Analysts are still setting, and the market expecting, increasing deliveries in an environment full of headwinds. I can’t deny TSLA, at any level, is always priced for perfection. A miss will hit it hard. I’m also an AAPL fanboy. I wouldn’t dismiss the possibility of a miss from them at any point either.
CROX ETSY SMLR MED QCOM INMD LRCX KLAC AAPL MSFT QDEL TXN MRVI NVDA currently trying out an alpha spread strategy over the next 3 weeks, bought half of these on wednesday and will fulfill AAPL MSFT and CROX on Monday, currently up 4%, will see how this goes, did a backtest against the nasdaq and outperformed by 2.3x
> It's just as much a game of finding the next sucker as crypto. It’s objectively not. If a company is making $5 per share and distributing it to me there’s inherent value in that. With crypto the literal entire value in the “asset” comes from someone else being willing to buy it from you. If everyone decided Bitcoin was worthless, it would be. If everyone decided they didn’t wanna buy AAPL anymore… awesome, I can buy shares of the most incredible cash machine on the planet for cheap. There’s value in that even if nobody else wants to buy my stocks. Now I own Apple. In the theoretical case where EVERYONE wants to sell and no one wants to buy, I can set my own price and buy the entire company for next to nothing. Now I own a company making hundreds of billions a year.
i made around 60% trading over the last 2 weeks. very simply done and i plan on continuing it. the base case is that the market will move sideways this year - exception being russia war ending which will drive a temporary hard pump up in stocks and crash in oil. so i hold some shorts by buying OILD - its very difficult to trade and super volatile, but somehow ive been able to time it. also i made a lot by buying calls on days the market gets really screwed, and i buy short etfs like TECS and FAZ and UVXY and a couple others when market goes up. i also bet on SOXS and SOXL. its very hard to buy opposite direction of a market, for example when a stock goes down 5% two days in a row its scary to buy it. so i just buy 2024 calls on it, and when it goes down 5% more the next day, i buy more calls. of course, this is for stocks like AAPL and GM and ones that i feel are going to move sideways. i also dont mind being stuck with 2024 AAPL calls when its around 130-140$. my worst case scenario is waiting it out. its also hard to buy shorts when market is pumping, but i keep my hypothesis that its a sideways market and do it. usually, having a mix of shorts and longs bought at opposite of when the market has really crashed or gone up a lot, is better than having only one direction in the portfolio. that way i can keep taking profits no matter which way the market goes. this only works if my hypothesis is correct, that market will go sideways this year. also, remember to follow the war closely because you want to have those oil shorts or long calls in your portfolio when a sudden ceasefire is announced, but it may not happen for a year or it may in the next week. when the war gets imbalanced, as in one side is winning, theres more chance of ceasefire talks - the other side might capitulate and negotiate.
22% GOOGL, 21% AAPL, 14% NVIDIA, 10% MSFT, 9% TGT, 5% AMD, 3% AMZN, 2% WBD, 2% AXP, 1.5% NIO, 10.5% VTI Curious to know whether you guys think I should continue to DCA into VTI given I hold a lot of its top holdings individually.
Beware of market analysis or arguments that are... let's say... "indefinitely true." For example, consider the following logic: "Apple is an incredibly profitable company with a huge reserve of cash. Therefore it shouldn't go down." We heard this a lot last year. The problem is that there is no price context involved here. Is the argument still valid at AAPL $100? $150? $200? $300? If AAPL price was $300 right now, you could still make the argument, "They are an incredibly profitable company with a huge reserve of cash." Yes, that is still true. But that doesn't mean their price can rise indefinitely. And now we have the reverse argument. "All the market fundamentals are bad. The market should continue dropping." Ok. Well SPY has already dropped 20%. (Most stocks are down much more than 20% by the way.) So is that argument still valid at SPY $400? What about SPY $350? SPY $300? At some point, the fundamentals are priced in, and we move higher. I'm not even saying that is the case right now, just that you can't ignore price context and expect current facts to dictate future movements. The market usually tops on good news and bottoms on bad news.
Having a strong macro background is a must for every investor and helps you to potentially nail generational tops and bottoms. Bought a good chunk of AAPL in Jan 2019 after rising rates wrecked stocks and then cashed out my entire 401k in Dec 2021 once fed announced they were raising rates again. Took the 10% early withdrawal penalty, but much better than suffering 50-70% drawdowns. Plan on buying AAPL again once fed pivots.
It is undervalued, but I think people are playing favorites with the chip stocks. AMD has a manufacturing advantage over Intel at least for a couple years until the Ohio plant gets up and running, they are also ahead of Intel in Data-centers by the same amount (1-2 years). NVDA has an advantage in gaming but there is room for growth in processing and servers where AMD has the presence too. Not to mention the AMD share buyback. INTC is leading Cloud growth, but they are still hurt by AAPL moving away from them to make their own chips. I would say as a long-term bet on the new Ohio manufacturing plant going up from the CHIPS Act its a good play. I think when its a sure thing, it will be positively reflected in the price.
Using TA/charting, saw that the market was reversing. After one day of positive and minimal volatility, it was confirmation for me. I just picked a stock that correlated with SPY and went in on the calls. Actually, today AAPL had less gains than straight up SPY, so that was lame. Closed out positions because the market was freaking me out, everything looked it it wanted to fall off a cliff with no volatility at all. I actually impulse bought $1k of puts SPY 388 strike on close not shown in these positions, expiring 6/27 on monday, so I could be out $1k next week to start lol.
The true impact of R&D is like way in the future. I don't think today's 7B in META or 6B in AAPL has much relevance to today's profit (of course it does reflect the R&D of 8-10 years ago). Microsoft Research for example spends money on very academic number theory applications for the purpose of cryptography. That ain't going to show up in next quarter's earnings report.
Have this kind of concern multiple times before. Invested in Europe mf. Greece financial crisis caused so much static several years ago. Added Chinese tech established FANNG equivalent. eCommerce. Chinese crack down precipitated a market crash lately. You talk to Japanese, S Korean investors about their stocks. Most are trading at or below book price. They like US stocks because it is not as speculative. After multiple rebalance convinced US is where I put 98% money. I owned BP, UL, NSRGY or even bet Russia etf will fall. Keep in mind AAPL, TSLA have international presence already.
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I can't get past the 95 P/E ratio. AAPL is 22 and GOOG is 20. And lets not even talk about how much higher they are than other automotives like F (4) and GM (5). I get it there are analysts much smarter than me who will tell you why they justify that price but on the surface I just think it is too high. They would benefit from a stock split IMO but I'm not bullish right now.
I think it will be three factors: 1. Inflation shows significant signs of compression. 2. Earnings, coming in about this time next month, show solidity and ok guidance. 3. Big tech. (AAPL, MSFT, GOOG, META, AMZN) need to show that the tough times are coming close to and end. Ultimately, these four or five stocks (along with Berkshire and United Health) are the real drivers of the index. Ultimately, whether it is in the next 60 days, 6 months or 16 months, the market is going to find its footing and will resume its historical uptrend. Good luck to all and stay the course!!
Retarded plays with your own money is one thing. Retarded plays on a loan is another. But giving retarded plays to your family is fully retarded. And you never go full retard. I told my step sister to buy AAPL in Jan 19. My Dad said I’m the last person to take advice from. Now he’s not wrong, but I know my plays are retarded. I wouldn’t suggest to anyone to do what I do. I’m not trying to retire when I’m 60. I’m trying to retire tomorrow.
Just graduated from grad school. I start work next month. These are on my shopping list: AAPL AMD AMZN CRM CRWD DIS LULU WDAY I’m sure there’s more good deals out there. Need to look into Alphabet too
Saw some wise advice that trading is about capital preservation and it couldn’t have come at a better time. We are probably in a melt up kangaroo market until the next predictable bad news comes. Made profits on AAPL calls and TSLA puts this week. Threw a bit of that at some weeklies for tomorrow but otherwise not expecting anything crazy for a bit
I'll just comment on your pick of NFLX. NFLX's stock drop has been brought up as a 'sign' so often M. Night Shyamalan should look into copyright infringement. Particularly in relation to mega-tech. NFLX got wrongly associated as a tech-giant with the likes of AAPL simply from an off-handed initialism grouping by Jim Cramer. The subscriber wall NFLX hit was beyond foreseeable, e.g. success/competition by DIS+, Paramount+... and every '+' by nearly all media conglomerates with access to the Internet. We as an informed investment group have to let the meteoric rise/pricing of NFLX stock go. NFLX's price drop was justified & shouldn't saddle other companies by simple associations.
Individual Account: VTI 28% GOOGL 20% MSFT 16% AAPL 10% BX 10% BAM 8% TGT 4% TMO 3% SOFI 1% Been just VTI and chill to get to 50%. Just been adding to it each month. Keep doing so or should think about adding anything additionally separately?
i've only gotten into selling CC about 2 months ago and has been doing quite well. i have missed out on some extra money by having some called, but that was always the plan. it is my set strike for amount of profit i am happy to walk away with. Holding stocks would be the same scenario but the CC give me money for holding. I never sell calls below my stock value price. ideally i would reinvest as you said, but I took out a $15k loan, and use my calls to pay the montly payments. Stocks i have used so far are AAPL, AMZN, KO, TMUS
Question for you Wallstreetbets apes and degenerates. I am struggling financially, and I’ve been struggling to find work and I’ve been looking everywhere. I’m even considering donating plasma. The only real asset I have left is my car but.. I’m willing to sell it so I can option trade the market. I’d probably get 1500-2000$ for it. I just... I need money. I’m considering doing a massive flip with options. I’ve been in the stock market for a while now and I only want to option trade stocks I know will do well on a 25-50% day trade, even more. I’m considering QQQ SPY or AAPL. Maybe even blockchains like COIN MSTR MARA or RIOT because of how volatile bitcoin is. COIN calls rocketed 500%+ today all because crypto had a small rally today. Would it be a dumb idea to sell my car for stock trading? Has anyone else done this and succeeded? Please let me know. It’s not like I just ask google this lol.
For vangaurd funds, I think VUG (or VIGAX) is probably most similar to QQQ as a large cap growth with tech "tilt" and has similar performance but significantly more diversified holdings (like almost 300 vs QQQ's 100). The poster above recommended VITAX (aka VGT ETF) which is more pure tech. VGT scares me a bit because it is like almost 50% between AAPL, MSFT, and NVIDIA (or something close to that).
As a dev, AR and VR can be a tough sector to code. Simply because there’s isn’t a single universe library that will allow companies to share it around. It’s like a wild-west where you’re trying to find the outlaw coder that discovered a features that he manages to build. There’s going to be different languages that has different capabilities and you can’t really link all of them as one holy trinity. That’s why it’s a tough sector to get into. Most people say we have reached the peak of tech innovation in the mobile phones. I can’t agree more for mainstream “innovation” of hardwares but they don’t know is these big companies are heavily invested in the virtual reality space. FB might be too focus on VR, which to me is a bit costly compared to AR. The VR sector has been a dog fight between Microsoft and FB. Whereas the AR side is between AAPL and GOOGLE, which is cost effective and useful practical examples. The question is whether FB can nail the VR & Meta combined? I honestly don’t know. You see, Mark is creating a centralised meta where he can control and monetise the whole sector. Does that appeal to the current meta verse that already existed ? Looking at a few comments and other communities and even Venture capitalists, they are not happy with it simply because It is centralised and you may not know what Mark is going to do. I might see it as a safe and controllable where new people will not get hurt from scammers. Sure, people will argue that blockchain helps to keep track on the scammers (that’s like me managed to find who’s the culprits location but I can’t find a private police because it’s not worth paying $5k just to retrieve money that is worth $500. Am I betting on Marks future ? I think I will past on this one because I have better stocks that matches better numbers and the price valuation.