Individual Stock Discussions

Individual Stock Discussions
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#572

Bought a December TSLA put option today, 300 strike. $3400 gamble.


#573

With FB marketplace for used stuff, and amazon having basically all the same new offerings as eBay, I just don’t see the competitive advantage that eBay has compared to a few years ago.


#574

Shorted a bit more TSLA in the mid $290s. Seems like their finances need a miracle and Musk seems increasingly unstable. Would you give that guy $5B to make it through next year?


#575

It was Musk’s constant, seemingly increasingly emotional responses to criticisms last week that caused me to buy the put. Mostly I stay away from options, especially this stock with all of the time value / volatility. But I guess I felt like gambling with $3500.

Now trying to determine exit point. Up about $1k, very tempted to take profits before the earnings call. Then again, after listening to last quarter’s call, I don’t know that the conference call could ever make the stock go up.


#576

I know this varies broker to broker, but approximately what do you pay to hold stock short? I have no experience with an actual short trade, though I am plenty familiar with the concept.


#577

TSLA stock is “easy to borrow”, a technical term in short selling. You will pay somewhere between nothing and 2% annualized interest on the daily value of your short, depending on your broker.

Speaking of Musk’s latest actions, he’s been calling up short-bias analyst’s employers and threatening them with unspecified lawsuits. You’d think it’d be better to run the company well so they would become long-bias analysts, but I guess if he can’t do that, he can try to silence his critics.

https://seekingalpha.com/instablog/37229846-montana-skeptic/5190656-farewell-now


#578

I held 113 shares of TSLA with a cost basis around 180/sh. Sold 29 shares last month @ 357. Still holding the other 84. Beward of the ‘analysts’ on SA, many have ulterior motives. It’s one thing to write and post a short analysis, quite a different thing to try to do it anonymously.


#579

Sold my December TSLA put today, ~$1300 gain. I sold it a little early in the day it seems, and gave up another $200 or so in gains, but I am happy to get the profit I got.

I still think this thing could go either way with earnings, but long term trend will be down over the next year.


#580

Took half my earnings today and bought some cheap way out of the money TSLA puts that expire this week. A moon shot, but figure it’s worth a gamble.


#581

How far out of the money are you talking about futureteslaowner?


#582

250 strike


#583

Thought that was what you were going to say. Nice sounding number. Stranger things have happened. GL.


#584

Feels like burning money, but we will see. I decided that if somehow it crashes after earnings, I wouldn’t be happy not having taken a shot.


#585

No Apple ER predictions yet? China trade risk and guidance vs sales/earnings?


#586

I am long ~250 shares of AAPL…wasn’t interested in any options around their earnings this time around. I feel like I have plenty of exposure already.


#587

$1T tomorrow?

I would have sold short some $190 puts before ER if I had more cash around. F has been killing me. As if the steel/alum tariffs and the trade stuff wasn’t enough, then there was the parts supplier fire too.


#588

I’ve been selling 1-2 oom aapl puts every month for the last few months. Right now short one 185, so that’s looking pretty good.


#589

Bought a December TSLA put at 275, and a Friday put @ 300 strike. All in on red!


#590

TSLA +4% AH after earnings release


#591

Yep…cash burn rate was lower than expected, which seems to be the good news. Bummer.