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  • Date: 12/3/16 6:06 PM
  • Number: 4176
  • Recommendations: 3
About a month or so later, the stock soared on the earnings announcement and outlook. While the TV didn't go to zero, the premium earned was around that 85% mark. The strike price was now many levels OTM.

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I probably

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  • Date: 12/3/16 5:56 PM
  • Number: 19664
  • Recommendations: 0
On the page for "Get to Know Your Broker" => In Pictures section the link is not working to TD Ameritrade.

Hi chasa,

Thanks. We'll get those hyperlinks fixed.

Note, in case you didn't know,
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  • Date: 12/3/16 9:28 AM
  • Number: 4174
  • Recommendations: 0
you might want to double check the question......

Umm. Yeah. Thanks.

Buy long term calls, sell short term puts. For some reason I interpreted that as short term calls, possibly because I had been reading other posts about
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  • Date: 12/2/16 10:09 PM
  • Number: 4172
  • Recommendations: 0
Hi Kris,

That's called a "diagonal call" strategy and is quite common around here. Check out the Options U lesson on that, my Weekly from November 18 ("Two Strikes! You're In"), and various diagonals we're
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  • Date: 12/2/16 10:06 PM
  • Number: 4171
  • Recommendations: 0
Hi ADRInvestor,

If you go over to the Options MTH board and read some of the past posts I've put up there, you can see how we're thinking about that. It's a matter of how much more time value you can extract from rolling the
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  • Date: 12/2/16 10:04 PM
  • Number: 19661
  • Recommendations: 3
But tell me this, if I had bought $5,000 dollars of every alert the Motley Fool Option Service recommended since January 1st 2016 and then also closed out the positions on The Fools recommendation, what would I have today?

Hi
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  • Date: 12/2/16 9:54 PM
  • Number: 6244
  • Recommendations: 0
I greedily sold 80$ leaps on my $70 WDAY stock for 16.10/share seeking double digit returns. Today WDAY tumbled 12.5% to 71.40 based on the unexpectedly high losses. Questions have arisen about its valuation (more tumbling to come?). I am still
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  • Date: 12/2/16 9:52 PM
  • Number: 6243
  • Recommendations: 0
You know, I just remembered that a really good place to ask tax-related questions like this (donate shares, repurchase stock, tax consequences...) is on the public Tax Strategies board. Lots of professional CPAs hang out there, willing to
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  • Date: 12/2/16 9:46 PM
  • Number: 1163
  • Recommendations: 1
Hi IKBrunel,

Ollen's answered some.

Also, see this post of mine slightly down board from your post: (Continued...)
  • Date: 12/2/16 9:43 PM
  • Number: 1162
  • Recommendations: 3
I wanted to buy 100 shares and write a Feb 17 33 call. Your suggestion a premium of 1.00. The best I can get is .76. what is maximum debit I should accept

Hi Quarsh,

If you want to do both parts (buy shares and sell a call)
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