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Old Jan 3rd, 2012, 04:08 PM   #1
mikeenday
 
 
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the only trade I play is buying puts, and every morning before market opens, I'm eagerly searching for bad news. ...

I sincerely feel I'm becoming an evil person, I had hoped market collpase because I'm holding couple hundred various puts.

are all the shorts having the same problem here?


I lost 40% of my puts value today alone, this seems to ease my guilty feeling a little bit.



BTW, don't forget buy some PCLN and VMW Jan. puts.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2012, 05:26 PM   #2
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Either way, your taking other people's money, Some who have put their life savings in the stock market that are so oblivious to the risks. Whether it's up down.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2012, 07:17 PM   #3
Wide Tailz
 
 
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Most businesses fail. Is it wrong not to?
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Old Jan 3rd, 2012, 08:03 PM   #4
cyoungmark
 
 
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Fail at least once in life, you must.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2012, 08:12 PM   #5
stock777
 
 
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u problem is u listen to nitro
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Old Jan 7th, 2012, 08:18 PM   #6
bwolinsky
 
 
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Quote:
Quote from stock777:

u problem is u listen to nitro
Oh, the guy who cannot come up with 5 sentences to explain p=np?

If anyone can find me a post from this year with more than 10 sentences from him, I'd like to see it.

The posts are only to build post count, and rarely offer any information besides links.

Whether I am trading long or short I don't ever regard expecting markets to fall as evil. If you were purposely releasing negative information that wasn't true, that would be evil. Rumor mongering and excessive manipulation of information would be evil.

There's nothing evil about taking a short position. There is something evil if you intend to manipulate shares somehow. I'm sure the other side doesn't know you're short, and I guarantee doesn't care.
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