It's not about those other stocks getting short squeezed persay. It's about the sympathetic price action that is not or less priced into the options for those stocks. Like I said, this happened during the original GME short squeeze. And I made like 300-500% overnight on several contracts from other stocks. I don't know why they moved in sympathy. It could be the shorters having to close out other short positions or just algos doing what I was doing on a larger scale. I just know that's what happened and it could happen again. I don't want to bet on BBBY because I could lose 100% on shares and options are jacked way up. So this is a way to potentially profit with less risk. Here are some charts showing what I'm talking about. Gamestore during the squeeze https://imgur.com/7XBrw2D.jpg Three other heavily shorted stocks, IRBT, SKT, TR https://imgur.com/51i016s.jpg https://imgur.com/tUUfKiq.jpg https://imgur.com/LwLmcxt.jpg
They have a lot of patents in that IRBT there. AMZN is playing a long game. In the future there is only AMZN MSFT GOOGL AAPL and they own all the civilian and military robots, cars, appliances and all the internetworking data and cloud storage. Eventually they will contest governments and bypass all antitrust laws to rule benevolently over the entire planet.
Kept stake in iRobot from 6 months ago ER, since spidey-sense as takeover choice from AMZN or GOOG, [(OG thread)](https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbetsOGs/comments/sl6vx6/most_anticipated_earnings_for_the_week_of_feb_7/hvq2jrd/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf&context=3) Now today that indeed happened. Alas shares/options only minimal gain. Reason: IRBT decided their takeover price was a bowl of soup. Autopsy lesson: Will continue to add to megacap tech, as they can take out great companies for next to nothing, and be stronger on the other side of recession
Option plays for this week sorted by volatility symbol volatility 0 FSLY 274.832 1 TWLO 249.047 2 DASH 246.338 3 W 245.887 4 ETSY 234.112 5 FSR 227.426 6 DDOG 216.526 7 SQ 205.525 8 Z 196.111 9 IRBT 190.132
I mostly invest in value small caps (except intel), and enact a very aggressive strategy so its not diversified at all: GOED = 43% IRBT = 18% IDT = 23% IDT = 16% down 19.02% rn however I have high conviction of these picks once ER comes in.
One thing that worked really well for me during the original gamecock squeeze was getting into collateral plays to take advantage of the lower IV on stocks that moved in sympsthy with gamecock (SKT, IRBT, TR, etc) I've trying to do the same by going through tickers with high short interest and seeing which seem to be moving with the main memes. CHWY seems to fit the bill, but IV is pretty high. I found a couple others that might work too, but I can't mention the tickets for due to market cap (hints: large >4 and mispelled urban trends). Any other ideas for collateral plays?
Positions included GME, BBBY, SKT, AMCX, FIZZ, IRBT, MSTR, and more. Reasons for entering: * They shorted the whole float and hadn't closed all 2020. * I saw a better asymmetric opportunity in other names besides just Gamestop. The premium risk to reward was a better deal.
I'm not seeing it? https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/CRSR?p=CRSR&.tsrc=fin-srch not ITM expires friday. https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/TWLO?p=TWLO&.tsrc=fin-srch not ITM expires friday. https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/DDOG?p=DDOG&.tsrc=fin-srch Expires friday 20 contracts @ $160 = 320K. Are you going to hold them or sell? Cant guess where it will close Friday but it already has run. https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/DIS?p=DIS&.tsrc=fin-srch Nice ext market bounce. Probably another several points tomorrow then at close Friday. 20 contracts @ $150 = 300K, I'll give you 15 pts. 2000 @ $170 = $340K - 300K = 40K not bad but I'm not seeing it , yet. IRBT is lost, best bet is 40 ish K. Unless you're trying to sell these contracts. If you're trying to sell these contracts maybe you'll pocket a few grand. Sorry, I'm not seeing it.
Will be interesting to see if the hopium startup stocks like Twillio, Doximity, and Zillow have still more share price to surrender after already beaten down this far. Alas, I don't like spending hours learning details of companies in which I don't have strong confidence in their long-term independent success, so I will just be on the sidelines for those. Among companies that I follow, most companies this week I think are pretty right-priced. PEP a bit overpriced due to crowded trade since a stable consumer staple. DIS and TWTR probably underpriced from near-term uncertainty (Covid and Apple ad changes respectively). I like IRBT at this price due to perfect takeover candidate from AMZN or GOOG in the home automation battleground though chips likely a headwind for the quarter--I'll catch up reading with what is happening with them including their expansion into their lawn-mowing robot, and may add to stake if I like what I see.
what tech do IRBT have though? mapping a room with fuzzy logic surely isn't patented and it's basically an RC car with a fan that sucks up dust. ahh on youtube people are even DIY building their own with Arduino and LIDAR sensors. There's even opensource projects
Most reviews on amazon and other websites always seem like bots imo, not specifically for IRBT I haven't looked at them. but it's like companies now have a marketing budget to fight against actual opinion that might hurt there brand, even if it's true..... ​ I wouldn't trust any youtube reviews that have a link with a referral code in the description btw they are just trying to flog products and get kerching
I’m generally a long term buy and hold guy, so pretty much what they say. However, Due to a new job I had to dump most of my holdings. I bought IRBT on their rec and got underwater, decided to double down in a low, then reduced position size when it came back up. For Payc, look at the chart, I sold some shares on the way up, mildly regret that. David G’a rule breaker advice is to not sell winners but keep adding to them on the logic that the company has already demonstrated an an ability to provide market bearing returns and will likely continue to do so.
I do not think the decrease in price of Hood has much to do with them. There is a group of stocks that have been lowering and lowering for six months now. Examples: IRBT, BYND, ZOOM, all solar, all marihuana... Does anybody have an explanation for this?
Found this post because I was seeing if there was any recent posts on IRBT. I’m not going into analysis but their track record and love for surprise earnings reports makes me want to invest before their next earnings call in early February.
It's so easy to hate on people who post losses from uninformed decisions. Everyone in here is shitting on OP because he speculated on companies he likely didn't know enough about but at the same time, no one else is posting their own 2021 returns. Here's one for you, OP. I'm down almost 30% on IRBT. A company with strong fundamentals, a recognized brand name, and somewhat of a tech field. Whether you did your due diligence or not, it's still possible to lose *even with* significant research in a firm you believed in.
Kind of short on details but one guy posted this: IRBT — this stock might be up 50% tomorrow. 25% short interest, investor day, and a huge call sweep right before the close. Should be interesting. Idk if it's anything if substance but the option chain has some holes in it as of yesterday. Might be a gamble but I'm on the fence about the play myself to be honest. I might find a cheap option for the hell of it.
I looked through the NYSE/NASDAQ holdings of this ETF... Personally, the only one I would invest in right now is IRBT. There are a few good companies that are just too overvalued for me (UPST, NVDA) and some that aren't growing or even making a profit. I guess you just have to do further DD and just believe they will eventually.
they get alot of grief on Reddit, but Motley fool premium really changed my life. I dont buy every one of their picks, but their strategy really resonates with me. Find companies of the future in the 3-50B range, dont worry too much about current price, and hold them for a long time. NFLX $85 in 2016 NVDA ~$190 in 2017 TSLA ~$220 in 2016 There have been a few misses that I've gotten out of (not claiming they're perfect). Take those in stride and cut the losers. (DD, IRBT, BB). I'm attracted to companies that are disruptive and well positioned for atleast the next 10 years that play well into high level macro trends, and tons of people were screaming they were overpriced at the time. I employ other strategies, but this is probably the easiest to replicate. Contrast these to popular companies (I'm about to get a ton of hate, LOL) WISH, GME, AMC, CRSR. I'm sure there is money to be made trading these, and these type of plays are perfect for some people... but they dont fit for me. I just dont see them as market dominating in 5-10 years, at best they're undervalued and can become mediocre (in my view).
Bot IRBT monthly for loto. Then bot PLTR also for loto see if can catch a knife! Didn't know anything about PLTR other than unrelenting pump here! After purchase actually went and read their er, ... Looks like a legit company with potential to make money!!! How come retards here make a meme out of a respectable business?
Anyone else long IRBT? Multiple days of strong rallies from $77 to $98 in a week. Last time had this momentum was earlier this year where didnt stop until ~$160. Was ER, but any one know reason for the recent continued run? Their lawnmower coming out sometime? People realizing GOOG or AMZN may wish to takeover to increase home automation share? Other?
I get that but even now, the Apple app has IRBT up over 9% and TD has it up .66%. That’s not lag. Something is screwy. I’m thinking it’s TD, since a quick google search is up over 9% but I don’t know what to think anymore. This is F’ing up my head.
One of the stocks that was blocked during the February short squeeze maniac is rallying on no news ticker K**S (mkt 🧢low) after falling 90% this year, episodic event or we are going to have a meme season? Thinking about gambling on IRBT, other ticker that doubled in a day during that time, at least it has some solid fundamentals and doesn’t follow the indexes
I held GME from January 1st until shortly after they restricted buying. Gme had ~150% of the public float shorted, IRBT is literally infinite% of its public float. They literally turn a profit and have a lower p/e and p/s than every major blue chip yet still have 30 days of average volume sold short. It’s fucking nefarious.
Thanks for the comment. It's rough right now for IRBT as a value stock in a tech industry that's not seeing the surge that others in the same space are. There are bear cases to be made, most importantly with the current chip shortage but it also opens up a potential great time to buy.
FIZZ and IRBT are 2 others that spiked… I wonder if gme caused the margin calls or if it was something overlooked. My sleeper pick for the cause is Tesla. Tesla traded sideways, accumulating shorts for years. In December it got s&p inclusion and had been destroying shorts for a year straight.. on January 26th 21 Tesla was up 1700% from september 2019. no doubt Tesla killed many shorts and could have made them vulnerable