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Old 09-04-2008, 02:54 PM   #181
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:32 PM   #182
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Here we go again! Buy back in at 11,510.74. Just "sat out" a 2.9% rally from the last sell.
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:06 PM   #183
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In the short term, you would make pretty good money doing the exact opposite. Buy when it drops below 11400, sell when it goes over
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:08 PM   #184
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Whatever happened to OP anyway?
My guess is RockOn is now RockOff.
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Well, time to lock in another 2.5% loss.
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Old 09-09-2008, 02:47 PM   #186
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Well, time to lock in another 2.5% loss.
Yep, whipsaws coming fast and furious now.

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In the short term, you would make pretty good money doing the exact opposite. Buy when it drops below 11400, sell when it goes over
If you had done what you are suggesting, and bought a 3-month at-the-money straddle at the outset to hedge against a big breakout move up or down, you would now own a free 39-day at-the-money straddle.
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:43 PM   #187
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:01 PM   #188
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This system is starting to look a little better lately.
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:49 PM   #189
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This system is starting to look a little better lately.
Yes, it is, but the total whipsaw cost is now at 15%. Back in July, when this was started, a 3-month put struck at 11,400 would have cost under 5%.
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