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Gas Prices Drop Big-Time – How to Lock in These Prices as a Routine Consumer

October 7, 2013

Over the past 2 weeks, we’ve seen gasoline prices in the US dip more than we’ve seen in over a year with a precipitous 14 cent drop according to a Lundberg survey out this weekend. On average, drivers paid $3.38 per gallon which is the lowest since 2012. There are always several factors at play […]

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This is the Only Stock I’ve Bought in Months. And It’s a BEAST

January 2, 2013

I haven’t been a very active “trader” in the past few years; I’ve started to focus more on low cost investing (if you’re looking to save money on trading costs and get a $100 bonus to boot, OptionsHouse is the way to go-use link for promo code), the occasional market inefficiency trade (pairs trades, hedging […]

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If Stock Trading is Addictive, Options are CRACK

December 7, 2011

Is it possible to be a stock market addict?  Well, if you are a believer in the numerous other addictions in the American lexicon of late, ranging from sex addiction to internet addiction, then, you’d be hardpressed to say the euphoria and withdrawal associated with stock trading isn’t an addiction for many.  Like drugs and […]

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This Investment Pays Off 100:1 – The Thesis is Sound, but is the Timing Right?

September 16, 2011

I was watching CNBC Thursday when an interesting guest presented what may be the “Big Short” incredible play of 2011-2012.  Bill Ackman, the founder of the Pershing Square Hedge Fund presented his thesis on a currency play that will pay out at 100 to 1 if it occurs.  It’s a binary trade where he’ll lose […]

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Black Swan Investing – Making a Fortune off Rare Events

October 31, 2010

For the uninitiated, a Black Swan event as outlined in Nassin Taleb’s excellent book The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable is one in which it is so rare and unpredictable that virtually nobody is prepared for it.  Consider a small handful of 5 hedge funds that stood out as amongst millions of […]

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How I Made 164% Today on Apple Options

July 20, 2010

  I made a 1 day gain of 164% today assuming Apple opens at or above the current after hours quote of $259.2 per share.  How?  Well, I used leverage on a purely speculative move (so don’t try this at home if you don’t fully understand the risks – namely that 2/3 of all stock […]

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