Investor Questions

Investors write in every day asking questions and looking for suggestions. Here are some of the profit and income as well as stock and option questions investors have asked.

Investor Questions – Lowes Stock (LOW) – Understanding Support Levels and Your Comfort Zone – Aug 17

Categories: Investor Questions, Lowes Stock (LOW), Rescue and Repair Strategies

Investor Questions – Lowes Stock (LOW) – Understanding Support Levels and Your Comfort Zone – Aug 17

An email from an investor regarding his position in Lowes Stock following the drop on Tuesday Aug 15 touches upon understanding support levels and your comfort zone which comes back to understanding your original goal when the trade was placed. Let’s review his question and look at some answers.  Investor Questions On the recent LOW trade, with the stock dropping $3.42 today (Aug 15) , this has closed well below the $75 put strike.  The Aug 18th  75 Put strike I entered at .32 is…

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Investor Questions – XLF ETF – Importance Of Scaling Into A Trade – Aug 17 2017

Categories: Investor Questions, Rescue and Repair Strategies, XLF ETF

Investor Questions – XLF ETF – Importance Of Scaling Into A Trade – Aug 17 2017

An email from an investor regarding the position in XLF is interesting as it touches on the importance of scaling into a trade. Those of us who trade through selling options have a big advantage as we can control the price point we actually enter a stock trade or we can decide to never own shares in a stock. This article reviews his questions and looks at the importance of scaling into a trade.   This strategy discussion article is for FullyInformed Members.  Investor Questions…

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Investor Questions – Rescue of Credit Put Spreads On Norfolk Southern Corp Stock – Aug 10 2017

Categories: Investor Questions, Norfolk Southern Corp Stock (NSC), Rescue and Repair Strategies

Investor Questions – Rescue of Credit Put Spreads On Norfolk Southern Corp Stock – Aug 10 2017

An email from an investor who is holding credit put spreads on Norfolk Southern Corp Stock (NSC) is the focus of this rescue strategy. Let’s review the questions and then see what answers can be found.  Investor Questions Dear Teddi, The Norfolk Southern  (NSC) short puts in the credit put spreads I had went ITM and I rolled them; I made a mistake in my first roll and have an initial loss of $7,743 and with last week’s rise in NSC I can close all…

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Investor Questions – Buy To Close and Sell To Open On Starbucks Stock (SBUX) Options – July 28 2017

Categories: Investor Questions, Starbucks Stock (SBUX)

Investor Questions – Buy To Close and Sell To Open On Starbucks Stock (SBUX) Options – July 28 2017

With the collapse of Starbucks today, not everyone was long the put options. Some were short the put options and are now holding in the money positions that are at risk of stock assignment. An investor emailed who is holding the Aug 18 $45 puts long but is short the July 28th $55 puts which will expire today and result in stock assignment unless the stock can recover above $55. That seems unlikely. He is seeking some tips. Here’s his question:  Investor Questions I currently…

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Investor Questions on 3M Stock Trade July 24 2017

Categories: 3M Stock MMM, Investor Questions

Investor Questions on 3M Stock Trade July 24 2017

I always appreciate when an investor contacts me regarding what might be a mistake in an article or a trade posted. I write quickly and spellcheck is not the right tool to check for expiry dates and trade details so sometimes there can be an error. Today an investor wrote me regarding the latest 3M Stock trade done on July 24.  The rest of this article is for FullyInformed Members.  Investor Questions on 3M Stock Trade July 24 2017 FullyInformed Members can read this article…

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Investor Questions: Repairing An Inheritance Of Target Stock (TGT)

Categories: Investor Questions, Rescue and Repair Strategies

Investor Questions: Repairing An Inheritance Of Target Stock (TGT)

  Target stock (TGT) has definitely taken a beating along with most of the retail sector. Much of the blame can be placed with Amazon’s continuing encroachment on most retailers market share but at the same time stores like Target are also to blame for not competing strongly with Amazon, developing an online presence that is equally responsive to customer needs, contains a variety of product and has fast and inexpensive delivery methods. In short many retailers are not moving as fast as their customers…

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Investor Questions: When To Start a Rescue of an In The Money Naked Put Option

Categories: Investor Questions, Rescue and Repair Strategies

Investor Questions: When To Start a Rescue of an In The Money Naked Put Option

Questions from an investor needed some answers on when to start a rescue strategy after a naked put position that was once out of the money, goes into the money as a stock declines. Let’s review the question and then look at some answers. Investor Questions Dear Teddi!I am a new member, admire your website. I have seen quite a few trading web sites. So far nobody stands even close in my humble opinion. If I may, I have a question. After selling naked put,…

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Investor Questions: Staying In Touch With Teddi

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Investor Questions: Staying In Touch With Teddi

I receive a lot of emails asking what is the best way to stay in touch with me. Investors want to get notifications of articles as fast as they are posted. Email Is Slow Those investors who sign up for email should be aware that email is the slowest method for receiving notifications of the latest posts. As well many mail servers slow my emails since I send so many out in a day. My email provider who specializes in sending large mail volumes advises…

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Investor Questions: Returns That Are Too Good To Be True – 8 Reasons Why

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Investor Questions: Returns That Are Too Good To Be True – 8 Reasons Why

Every once in a while, an investor will send me an email or post to the forum discussing their “aha” moment. That moment when they realize they could indeed become a very successful do-it-yourself investor. They are always surprised by the types of returns they are making, because they know that investing is like a grave yard filled with investors who have lost large quantities of hard-earned cash through trying a wide variety of methods. Whether on their own, through a financial planner, broker or…

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Investor Questions: Knowing When To Roll-Down or Get Out Of A Short Put Trade – Intel Stock

Categories: Investor Questions, Rescue and Repair Strategies

Investor Questions: Knowing When To Roll-Down or Get Out Of A Short Put Trade – Intel Stock

Corrections and pullbacks are common in Bull Markets. The pullback on Tuesday March 21 saw my inbox flooded with questions for advice and suggestions on fixing trades. A lot of the questions were similar. Investors held on to short put option positions as the market fell apart. Many by the close of the day were down quite a long way. This article is longer than it was originally intended but it touches on key aspects of deciding when to roll-down or get out of a…

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Investor Questions: Repairing 50% Loss In VXX Trade

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Investor Questions: Repairing 50% Loss In VXX Trade

With the “Trump Rally” continuing to hold its gains a lot of investors who went short the rally are staring at some pretty big losses. An investor recently posted his dilemma with a VXX trade where he is holding 3600 shares at an average price of $33 and the VXX is presently (Mar 8 2017) trading for $17.00. Original Capital invested is $118,800.00 and the trade is down 50%. So should the investor take losses, get out and try to recover $57,600 in losses or…

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Investor Questions: Repairing Losing Ultra Short SDOW Trade To Profits In The Trump Rally – Mar 5 2017

Categories: Investor Questions, Rescue and Repair Strategies

Investor Questions: Repairing Losing Ultra Short SDOW Trade To Profits In The Trump Rally – Mar 5 2017

When an investor decides that a bullish run in stocks is either overdone or could result in a snap pullback often they will judge the time as right to buy a protective product such as the SDOW Ultra Short Dow 30 ETF. This product attempts to provide results that are three times (3X) the daily performance of the Dow Jones Index. That means in theory that if the Dow Jones Index were to fall 1%, this ETF would rise 3%. If the Dow Jones rose…

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Investor Questions: Handling Non-Exercise Of A Super Charge Buy-Write Strategy Trade

Categories: Covered Calls, Investor Questions, Super Charge Buy-Write Strategy

Investor Questions: Handling Non-Exercise Of A Super Charge Buy-Write Strategy Trade

The Super Charge Buy-Write Strategy trade aims for small profits on a consistent and repeated basis. It keeps capital in the market anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days. This aids in keeping my capital safe from the volatility often associated with the stock market itself. An investor asked some questions on how to handle a trade where the covered calls sold, are not exercised early and the investor ends up earning the dividend but still holding both the covered calls and…

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Questions On Managing Intraday Trading and Getting Best Option Pricing

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Questions On Managing Intraday Trading and Getting Best Option Pricing

Some questions from Denis over on the private members forum focused on how to handle intraday trading for entering and exiting trades quickly along with questions on how to get great option prices when trading. Here are some answers that should get him thinking about how to set up trading in his portfolio perhaps a little bit differently. Investor Questions: Teddi I read a prior paper on BB and had not thought about BB slope that you discuss there. I will look at that going…

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Questions On Delta Air Lines Stock Trade From Jan 11 2017 – Investor Questions

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Questions On Delta Air Lines Stock Trade From Jan 11 2017 – Investor Questions

Some days there are a lot of trades or events happening and that leads to quite a few articles being posted. When I post articles I do a quick spell check and then come back in the evening and review them, sometimes add additional content and look for errors to correct. However when I make a trade and fail to include some pertinent information, it can make it hard for a member to figure out what I am outlining. Today I did such a trade…

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