Thursday, 09 October 2008 02:00

Actionable opinion update

I have been swamped lately, and the spreads on the instruments that I trade or extreme. This is not good for a person as stingy as I. Since the market is moving so quickly, and I have my teams spread so thin, I have decided to start instituting what I call "actionable items". These are things that I may have started taking positions in due to initial research in but have not performed enough analysis to come to a hard valuation. I will not do this often, since it may impede my development of an economical position, but if I feel it is worthwhile I will share my thoughts with my paying subscribers. I will even start including video and multimedia presentations in the notes.

I have just released two actionable item notes from my own trading activities, one for a company in the insurance sector and one REIT. Some may consider this time sensitive. So, paying subscribers, make sure you are logged in and look at the "Latest Subscription Content" area in the right margin, about half way down the page. This area is dynamic, and changes according to your subscription level. Even free subscribers have access to some of the content.
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Enjoy, and be careful - it's rough out there!

Last modified on Thursday, 09 October 2008 02:00


  • Comment Link shaun noll Tuesday, 21 October 2008 13:35 posted by shaun noll

    is it just me or is there no recent REIT info in the subscription content? i see the research on HIG but no REIT?

  • Comment Link Phil V Friday, 10 October 2008 12:15 posted by Phil V

    I'm a paying subscriber, and I don't see the actionable options on the right... is this for the 1500/yr people?

  • Comment Link Angus North Thursday, 09 October 2008 16:32 posted by Angus North

    I wonder if the SEC realizes it precipitated a crash by banning short selling.
    For months on end prior to that the only thing holding up the market was the short squeezes caused whenever the FED announced a new bailout (typically on or just before option expiry!).
    Very ironic given the demonization of shorts.
    The ban didn't hurt the bearish traders much it seems - everyone piled into options instead, resulting in an all time record for the VIX.

  • Comment Link Reggie Middleton Thursday, 09 October 2008 13:36 posted by Reggie Middleton

    That's a pretty hefty endorsement. Thanks bigboss. I'm glad a few of you realize how underpriced the research is. I'd save a lot of money if I could just pay someone $1,500 or $2,500 a year and fire all of my staff. No offense staff, you know I luv y'all ;D

  • Comment Link biggboss Thursday, 09 October 2008 13:30 posted by biggboss

    for paying customers this is EXACTLY something that confirms how much of a deal this blog is at almost any price, my ONLY complaint previously was that it would be nice to get some of your initial ideas earlier so that my personal research could be done on them while you were putting together your own formal reports, that way not only does it help foster great ideas, but it will allow us all to have more thoughtful responses once you post up your reports, GREAT IDEA. and thanks again for all your help with everything. i dont think i have ever learned so much in such a short time about financial analysis as i have since i started reading your blog last year :)

  • Comment Link Reggie Middleton Thursday, 09 October 2008 11:53 posted by Reggie Middleton

    Author: jawadqas

    Comment: short selling potential bankruptcies might be a better strategy for the financials sector given the spreads.

    As for puts, maybe focusing on the industries that will be highly affected by the upcomming recession would be a better strategy,.Any thoughts?

  • Comment Link Reggie Middleton Thursday, 09 October 2008 11:51 posted by Reggie Middleton

    The insurance options were incredibly under priced this morning, so I binged - they were on sale. The [url=,com_myblog/show,As-I-see-it-32-commercial-banks-and-thrifts-may-see-the-feces-hit-the-fan-blades.html/Itemid,20/]Doo Doo 32[/url] has plunged today, as was anticipated. Doo doo members, you may thank Cox for making your equity cost of capital usurious.

    The spreads on the options should shrink now. I use patience, and that usually get's me into options with greedy market makers behind them.

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