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  • Date: 3/2/15 8:03 AM
  • Number: 5088
  • Recommendations: 2
basic eps, diluted eps, gaap eps, non-gaap eps

Hi funcioneitor,

GAAP EPS is what is reported on the income statement, and is a result of including everything that the accounting rules (GAAP) require.

Non-GAAP EPS is
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  • Date: 3/2/15 7:54 AM
  • Number: 38669
  • Recommendations: 0
Hi Mike,

That's pretty funny. I'll pass it along, and thanks.

Cheers,
Jim
  • Date: 2/27/15 5:29 PM
  • Number: 1549
  • Recommendations: 0
I'm trying to reason out why I would buy Jan2017 calls for a cost of $3,340, rather than sell puts (granted, not much of an income stream, you'd have to go 6mo out or more) but I'm not quite following the thinking.

Hi
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  • Date: 2/27/15 5:26 PM
  • Number: 6938
  • Recommendations: 0
The Intelligent Option Investor: Applying Value Investing to the World of Options by Erik Kobayashi-Solomon. Has anyone read it?

Hi Horns,

Interesting you should mention that. I am going to a 3-day training seminar hosted
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  • Date: 2/27/15 2:02 PM
  • Number: 12858
  • Recommendations: 0
Also how do I account for the brokerage commission from the transactions?

Hi Mike,

Just as with buying or selling shares of stock, the commission paid is subtracted from the total money received when selling and added to the
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  • Date: 2/27/15 1:46 PM
  • Number: 12857
  • Recommendations: 1
Based on your post, the date acquired would be AFTER the date sold.

Is that correct?

I'll have to see how TT reacts to that.


Hi Mike,

In a written call or put, the date sold occurs on the calendar before
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  • Date: 2/26/15 9:10 PM
  • Number: 6976
  • Recommendations: 9
I sold a 200p/250c MAY15 covered strangle against LNKD when the stock was 225, for a credit of 17.83, so I'm ahead of the game until LNKD 277.83 (stock currently 270).

I actually want to let this stock go.


Hi
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  • Date: 2/26/15 6:55 PM
  • Number: 38627
  • Recommendations: 3
Snippet from one suit: "the Company repeatedly issued positive statements regarding the Company's recently acquired subsidiary MakerBot and its products. As a result of these statements Stratasys stock traded at artificially inflated prices,
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  • Date: 2/26/15 6:44 PM
  • Number: 38626
  • Recommendations: 3
So, is that the real reason we do not see much Sell recommendations? Just because they do not affect the performance numbers of the newsletter?

Hi Mehran and Bob,

Both of you called that out. That's not what I was meaning
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  • Date: 2/26/15 5:35 PM
  • Number: 1575
  • Recommendations: 5
Oh, one point which I realized I misspoke upon.

I wrote the comments about Seadrill guaranteeing NADL's debt, but not having it on the balance sheet before I wrote the stuff later about consolidation and how NADL's financials are part of
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