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Watch your Puts as a source of cash in any dip: My Puts on Vale and American Airlines move into black

Intended as insurance against a big market drop, my Puts on American Airlines (AAL) and Vale (VALE) have moved into the black in the last two days. My Puts on MGM Resorts International (MGM) could follow--the stock dropped 5.55% in after-hours trading yesterday on a big revenue miss for the third quarter. I added Puts […]

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Buying ETF to short Russell 2000 (and U.S. economic growth) tomorrow to add more downside protection

Yesterday, October 28, I posted that I would put off buying more downside protection against volatility in this nervous market for one more day. The plunge in stocks on Wednesday made downside protection more expensive--fear increases the demand for downside hedges--and the uncertainty introduced by the release on Thursday of third quarter GDP growth figures […]

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Market overlooks GDP headlines today–mostly

As of the close today, October 29, the Standard & Poor's 500 was up "just" 1.17%. (The NASDAQ Composite had gained 1.64% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average had picked up 0.52%) I say "just" because after yesterday's 3.53% drop in the index that move today is a relatively restrained bounce. Especially after today's headlines […]

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No bounce after yesterday’s selling

What I like to see--if I'm on the long side of stocks--after a drop like yesterday when the Standard & Poor's fell 1.86% for its biggest loss in a month and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gave up 2.29%--is a bounce that speaks to investors and traders thinking that the selling created bargains in what […]

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Autoliv beats on prospects for global auto recovery–but I think you’ve got better stocks to play this trend

Autoliv (ALV) reported third quarter earnings per share of either $1.48 (non-GAAP) or $1.12 (GAAP). (GAAP is generally accepted accounting principles.)  That consensus was $1.09 a share on Wall Street. Revenue of $2.04 billion was in line with expectations and up 0.5% year over year. For the full 2020 year the company said it expects […]

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Tomorrow, October 21, I’m adding Puts on iron producer Vale on likely increase in global supply surplus

Brazil's iron ore giant Vale (VALE)  reported on Monday, October 19, that it produced more iron ore than expected in the third quarter due to record volumes from newer mines in northern Brazil. This comes just ahead of a seasonal slowdown in demand from China. The company reported third-quarter production of 88.7 million metric tons, […]

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Vaxart gives back yesterday’s gains from hamster study milestone

Shares of Vaxart (VXRT) closed down 10.04% today, October 14, giving back all of its 8.8% gain from Tuesday. The shares finished the October 14 session at $6.90. Yesterday, the company, which is working on a coronavirus vaccine in pill form, reported that hamsters who had received the vaccine showed no systemic weight loss. That is […]

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Today United Airlines repeated Delta’s huge loss reported yesterday

After the close today, October 14, United Airlines (UAL) reported a loss to $1.8 billion for the third quarter. Operating revenue fell 78% from the third quarter of 2019. In the second quarter United lost $1.6 billion and reported an 87% drop in revenue. The third quarter 2020 loss came to $8.16 a share, worse than […]

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Taking short-term profits in Wells Fargo Put options tomorrow–will look to rebuy

On October 8 in my Special Report "Your Investing Guide to the Next Dangerous 6 Stock Market Months" I recommended buying Puts on Wells Fargo (WFC) for my Volatility Portfolio as a way to hedge stock market volatility. If you had bought the January 15, 2021 Puts with a strike price of $22.50 the next […]

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Catching up on my October 5 buy of Twilio

This is something of a catch up post. On October 5 I added Twilio (TWLO) to my Jubak Picks and Volatility portfolios. I announced that buy in a post on October 2 and then again in my Special Report: "Your Investing Guide for the Next 6 Dangerous Stock Market Months" I noted it as a […]

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