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  • Date: 4/25/17 3:29 PM
  • Number: 8612
  • Recommendations: 0
Question: Does the number XIRR report for a less-than-one-year period, represent the "possible" return for the year assuming the current rate of appreciation.

Hi Gene,

Yes. XIRR is an annualized number and would
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  • Date: 4/25/17 3:12 PM
  • Number: 621
  • Recommendations: 1
It is the math that confuses me on rolling up. It seems you gain on the higher strike price but paying higher

Hi colleencyn,

That's the trouble with selling covered calls. This situation really drives in the point that
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  • Date: 4/25/17 2:59 PM
  • Number: 8610
  • Recommendations: 0
So, assume that I can roll up by 5, 10 and 15 dollars and extend the strike out by 3 months. Normally, I'd want to pay no more than 3.33, 6.66, and 10 dollars, respectively, to satisfy the 50% guideline. But with a DITM call, let's say
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  • Date: 4/25/17 2:51 PM
  • Number: 8609
  • Recommendations: 2
Nice find, Susan!

I didn't read closely enough to note the following, but just in case...

The math requires that there be at least two cash flows and that there be at least one cash flow that's negative and one that's
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  • Date: 4/25/17 2:31 PM
  • Number: 6422
  • Recommendations: 0
Hi wanthony,

1. What is the full range of risk ratings?

0 to 25, with each "no" answer counting as a point. No company is allowed to score below a 2.


2. Which is the greater risk: A high number or
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  • Date: 4/25/17 11:04 AM
  • Number: 192
  • Recommendations: 1
No financial terms released... I wonder why?

Usually that's because the deal is so small.

A2C, as that press release refers to it, had only $10 MM in sales last year, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.
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  • Date: 4/25/17 10:53 AM
  • Number: 6418
  • Recommendations: 0
Is this a known issue?

I believe it is. I don't know what the status is.

Jim
  • Date: 4/25/17 10:43 AM
  • Number: 8604
  • Recommendations: 1
XIRR is a function within Microsoft Excel. I'm not sure where the 'X' comes from, but "IRR" stands for "internal rate of return". Basically it's a time-weighted annualized return.

Correction. IRR
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  • Date: 4/25/17 10:32 AM
  • Number: 20671
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just didn't want it to called away.

Hi pawpaw,

It's not a big deal. Read this: (Continued...)
  • Date: 4/25/17 8:12 AM
  • Number: 28477
  • Recommendations: 4
..a 1 dollar commission on a 25 dollar stock price is 4%, which is a ridiculously high price to pay...(and that's only in, not counting selling costs)..

I wouldn't worry about that too much, especially when starting. $8 for
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