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October 2011 Expiration

By Admin On October 24, 2011 No Comments

October Expiration’s commentary on Wins and Losses:

This was an excellent month! A true testament to our winning system…

We wanted to take the time to pat ourselves on the back, and from the numerous emails from our subscribers, we are obviously not alone in our self-praise! This month topped all expectations and we had the biggest gain since we began the service!

The numbers speak for themselves: 15.6% gain for the month! +50% YTD…

However, by far, the bulk of our subscribers are very impressed with how we have also set up the following month’s trades. We can effectively coast through the month, because our positions are relatively hassel free, unless we get some serious gaps in the market! We will probably initiate 1 more position, if our other positions pan out the way we have set them up.

Here is how we ended this

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Traders Rule The Stock Market!

By Admin On October 18, 2011 No Comments

option trade alertsWe have been saying for years this is not the sort of market for a value or fundamentals investor, and now it seems that the mainstream media is catching on. Hedge Fund traders and Mutual Fund managers are now finally acknowledging these facts, as referenced in this short article in WSJ today: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203658804576637544100530196.html?mod=dist_smartbrief
(full article with paid subscription).

With no shortage of news stories, Traders have seen wild, 4-500 point swings on the slightest hints of positive or negative outlooks.  This has forced large institutional investors to sit with tons of cash on the sidelines, because they find themselves influencing these securities by their mere participation in buying and selling. As a result, there is no indication either way, when this rollercoaster ride is going to end.

As traders with the Option Trade Alerts service, this couldn’t be

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September 2011 Expiration

By Admin On September 23, 2011 No Comments

September Expiration’s commentary on Wins and Losses:option trade alerts

This month we took a necessary loss to put us back onto firm footing. We saw really serious gaps up and down last month, and we were left with a couple holes that we had to fill. Luckily, with our strategy, these shortcomings are significantly less than other services, who simply didn’t have an answer to the wild swings that we have gone through in the past months.

As a matter of fact we are constantly reminded that we are literally the only service who’s pics actually do better if there are unexpected movements in the market!

Here is how we ended this month:

DECK:

This trade represented the biggest loss to our our portfolio! Unfortunately, there wasn’t a market for the 82.5 Puts, so that we could mitigate the loss by rolling over the position. Had we

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August 2011 Expiration

By Admin On August 22, 2011 No Comments

optiontradealertsAugust Expiration’s commentary on Wins and Losses:

After numerous requests, we have resumed our comentary on our wins and losses for the previous month’s expiration.

This was a challenging month to say the least, with wild swings up and down. Many of our contingent orders were triggered. However, we ended this month with some good gains:

CLF:

The entire trade was a drag on our portfolio! We ended the last session with a significant gain on the 70-75 put spread. However, we went in for what looked like another winner on the 90-80 put spread, but got whacked by the market girations. We felt every market bump with this trade and we had some serious ground to make up on our other positions! In hindsight, we were a little upset that we didn’t hold the 80 puts a little longer, but we were just trying to mitigate a loss,

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U.S. Loses Triple A Credit Rating

By Admin On August 8, 2011 No Comments

option trade alertsStandard & Poor’s downgraded the U.S.’s AAA credit rating for the first time, slamming the nation’s political process and criticizing lawmakers for failing to cut spending or raise revenue enough to reduce record budget deficits.

S&P lowered the U.S.one level to AA+ while keeping the outlook at “negative” as it becomes less confident Congress will end Bush-era tax cuts or tackle entitlements. The rating may be cut to AA within two years if spending reductions are lower than agreed to, interest rates rise or “new fiscal pressures” result in higher general government debt, the New York-based firm said yesterday.

“The downgrade reflects our opinion that the fiscal consolidation plan that Congress and the Administration recently agreed to falls short of what, in our view, would be necessary to stabilize the government’s medium-term debt dynamics,” S&P said in a statement late

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