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  • Date: 1/17/19 6:32 PM
  • Number: 4
  • Recommendations: 4
Unfortunately the bearish strategy that most closely mimics a simple short, the synthetic short (buy puts, write calls, each ATM or very near and with as long a duration as still lets you trade with reasonably tight bid-ask spreads) is not allowed
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  • Date: 1/17/19 6:02 PM
  • Number: 163
  • Recommendations: 2
Actually, I did the shorts exactly today, having been a bit too busy previously. Having studied the various theses for shorting, and more generally the firms and their recent events, I felt confident just shorting in roughly equal positions all
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  • Date: 1/11/19 12:46 PM
  • Number: 132
  • Recommendations: 2
Very good point on "shorting against the box". Since the IRS tightened down against that strategy (whose purpose is to lock down gains in a long while avoiding recognizing those gains for tax purposes), most brokers don't even bother
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  • Date: 1/10/19 6:09 PM
  • Number: 93
  • Recommendations: 3
Just to help with terminology -- opening a "synthetic short" (long puts, short calls) on a stock you are long on is also known as "collaring" that stock (the options position is also known as a "protective collar"). The
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  • Date: 1/9/19 5:44 PM
  • Number: 4213
  • Recommendations: 0
Indeed, I've been running this as a diagonal and confirm it's been fine for me (though my owned 30Cs are Jan20 ones, not Jan21 ones, due to when I started the strategy).
  • Date: 12/14/18 1:01 PM
  • Number: 85
  • Recommendations: 1
"Beyond Saving", at https://seekingalpha.com/article/4228296-uniti-group-risk , now forecasts that UNIT may have to cut its dividend "as early as February"
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  • Date: 12/12/18 1:20 PM
  • Number: 84
  • Recommendations: 2
...which sends stock price way down, https://seekingalpha.com/news/3416360-uniti-group-nearly-5-p... . Me, I'm still holding and DRIPping -- and waiting
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  • Date: 11/29/18 4:41 PM
  • Number: 2739
  • Recommendations: 2
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"Disney will bring its entire global digital video and display business onto
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  • Date: 11/16/18 2:04 PM
  • Number: 12991
  • Recommendations: 3
  • Date: 11/6/18 1:05 PM
  • Number: 696
  • Recommendations: 1
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