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Take me back to where I was.
  • Date: 9/24/18 9:20 AM
  • Number: 271934
  • Recommendations: 0
the first two months after the bottom you should be long whatever fell the most in the prior few months.

I'm starting to wonder if a bottom will come before I'm dead. ;-)

2008 to 2018. Ten frigging years and not
  • Date: 9/23/18 1:24 PM
  • Number: 90119
  • Recommendations: 5
It doesn't look like the 4% SWR is safe if it's going to fail.

Yeah, the problem is that people want to get the gains of stocks without also being exposed to the risks of stocks.

Not possible---but people keep trying.
  • Date: 9/23/18 1:22 PM
  • Number: 90118
  • Recommendations: 6
The problem that occurs is when things don't go with the odds and instead you are hit with a serious drop in the market when you first retire.

I've always thought this doesn't make sense. Every year is the first
  • Date: 9/21/18 6:23 PM
  • Number: 271922
  • Recommendations: 1
hen I go back and cycle through them one at a time, raising the buy limits a nickel or a dime, and similarly lowering the sell limits. Since I'm cycling initially through ten orders, it takes a few minutes between my price adjustments.
  • Date: 9/21/18 6:06 PM
  • Number: 271921
  • Recommendations: 0
Ray wrote: "Nowadays I try 3/4 of the spread. Mid-point usually would not get a fill. If the 3/4 doesn't fill in a few minutes, I just cancel it and hit the ask."
As an OT aside, just curious if you use a similar

  • Date: 9/21/18 11:21 AM
  • Number: 271914
  • Recommendations: 1
... because sometimes there is a real limit bid sitting there

Yeah, and sometimes the real limit bid sitting your own! That fooled me a couple of times. ::blush::

It's useful to start
  • Date: 9/20/18 6:11 PM
  • Number: 271910
  • Recommendations: 0
Most times you will be the only trade on the security that day.

Week. Or month.
Every once in a while, my trade was the ONLY trade for the entire length of the contract -- 9-12 months.

On some securities the
  • Date: 9/20/18 5:18 PM
  • Number: 271909
  • Recommendations: 1
But remember, there is never another trader on the other side when you're buying or selling these.
You're almost always just playing against a market maker.
So it's not the open interest that matters to you, only the

  • Date: 9/20/18 12:13 PM
  • Number: 271901
  • Recommendations: 2
Can somebody please explain the leverage concept and effective interest rate on the leverage to me. I can be sort of an idiot sometimes. Quick math explanation best.

It's been discussed before, long time ago. The only post I
  • Date: 9/19/18 5:01 PM
  • Number: 271895
  • Recommendations: 1
I made a mistake on vacation and turned the TV to CNBC and watched Jim Cramer. He recommended one industry and specifically UNP (Union Pacific). I thought about this in terms of long-dated deep ITM calls.

So, Jim, without regard to this
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