Trade Alert – Shorting a hyped up, lousy tech stock (and analysis for our wearables stock picks too)

I told you recently that I’m on the lookout for Bubbled Lousy Stocks to short. Here’s one I’m trying to short right now and am bidding on some puts dated in October and January 2015 with strike prices ranging from $12.50 to down to $10s — JRJC. It’s a crappy, hyped up Chinese Internet stock [...]

Trade Alert: Hedging my fruit and a new way to think about your money

I am looking at my largest position, Apple, and wondering if I should nibble a couple put options to hedge it a little bit. There’s a lot of love flowing towards Apple these days, and very little bearishness. Recall that we’d added AAPL call options back when it was in the $70s and trimmed them [...]

Trade Alert: Portfolio maintenance and a complete run-down of Cody’s Latest Positions

I’ll run through all the positions in my entire portfolio with new ratings for each one. But first a few trades that I’ll be doing this week in the name of portfolio maintenance. I’m closing my positions in: DLTR, IEF, CREE and FEYE. I’ve had many mentors over the years, some famous, some random, and [...]

Trade Alert: A few small tranche buys and searching for the next tech stock to crash

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First a couple updates: 1. I’m going to go back in and nibble a small tranche in several of the names, I’ve recently added to the portfolio and that I’ve been slowly but surely building. Today’s round of buying is what I’m calling a “small tranche” meaning that I’m buying about 1/5 of what I [...]

Trade Alert – Patience is a virtue

Travel can be tough anyway, but on Sunday afternoon in Baltimore, when I’d gotten to the airport, boarded the plane and then been ordered off as the flight got canceled, I lost a day of work and that’s why you didn’t hear from me til late last night. Markets are down fractionally but tempers and [...]

Trade Alert: Correction but trade stands

Well, that’s what I get for going off memory this morning and not checking my facts. My mistake – Himax reported earnings this morning already. I’m already bidding for the options I’d mentioned earlier, the HIMX December 2014 with $6-8 strike prices, and I’m going to let the bids play out and I’ve already been [...]

Trade Alert: A first strike at a new wearable play (and my speaking schedule for the Money Show)

Himax makes the eye piece in the Google Glass wearable that I’ve been raving about. The company reports earnings tonight, and I want to take a small gamble on a few Himax call options. I’m going to use the the HIMX December 2014 expirations with strike price of $6-8. The stock is down 60% this [...]

Trade Alert – Selling two stocks and noting the markets new path of least resistance

It’s starting to feel sloppy out there, especially amongst the momentum highflying stocks, including some of our own. For the last couple weeks, I’ve been saying that I wouldn’t want to chase these stocks up here, and I still wouldn’t. We entered most of these positions at much lower levels than they are currently trading [...]

Trade Alert: Trimming more TWTR and Cody Kiss & Tell Transcript

One housekeeping item: I’m trimming one-fourth of my remaining $TWTR call options, locking in more profits. Will likely trim all of them and be out of the trade if it gets near $44 or $45 or so. Onto the transcript from this week’s Live Q&A Chat. Join me live next week at 2pm EST at [...]

Trade Alert: Trimming several recent big winners

Today is the greatest day I’ve ever known Can’t live for tomorrow, tomorrow’s much too long I’ll burn my eyes out Before I get out – Smashing Pumpkins “Today” The broader stock markets have been hitting new all-time highs all year. Corporate profits and corporate profit margins have been hitting all-time highs for several years. Confidence [...]

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