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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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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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Buying gold Call Options as a hedge on drop in economy and stocks in Lame Duck November and December

Yesterday in my Special Report: "Your Investing Guide for the Next 6 Dangerous Stock Market Months" I wrote: "I'm pessimistic about the month before the election and for the lame duck months after it. I think there's a chance either in the United States or in Europe of some really scary developments on a spike […]

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Hope supports airline shares today; logic not so much

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Buying MGM Puts on today’s bounce: Prologue to my Special Report My Special Report “Your Investing Guide for the Next Six Dangerous Stock Market Months” with 10 investment moves for a crazy, crazy market.

I'm not waiting until I post all of my newest Special Report: "Your Investing Guide for the Next Six Dangerous Stock Market Months with 10 investment moves for a crazy, crazy market" to make this buy on the MGM Resorts International (MGM) Puts with a strike price of $20 and a December 18 expiration. The underlying […]

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With Vaxart you get Volatility–here’s why it’s so extreme

Yesterday shares of Vaxart (VXRT) were up 46.79%. Today they're down 16.13% as of noon in New York. And, of course the shares are down 55.38% since I bought them on July 22, 2020 at $14.79. Why so much, such extraordinary volatility? Some is because this is the kind of market we're living in, but […]

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Part 3 in my series on the Vaccine Put–how you can protect your portfolio if this support for stock prices falters over the next two or three months

Just in case you needed an example of how powerful the Vaccine Put is, check out today's (September 14) action in the U.S. stocks. On positive "indications" about a possible coronavirus treatment, Incyte (INCY) was up 5.55% as of 3 p.m. New York time. On positive news about vaccine trials, Pfizer (PFE) was ahead 2.92% […]

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Adding two pick and shovel buys for the coronavirus vaccine race

The old saw about how to get rich from a gold rush says, Don't try to strike it rich mining gold; instead sell picks and shovels and blue jeans to the miners. Same still holds in today's race to produce an effective and safe coronavirus vaccine. One or two of the dozens of companies working […]

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The two ways I’m using options now

In my personal investment/trading account, I've divided my options positions  into two buckets and I'm using them in two very different ways. First, there's a handful of options that I'm trading, mostly to the Put downside on bets that any recent bounce in the underlying stocks won't hold.For example, I bought American Airlines (AAL) November […]

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