Gotta love ZERO RISK in the SP500 = $$$

Discussion in 'Trading' started by makloda, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. Mvic


    True. One thing that as traders I think we all know and recognize is that capital presevation is the key to long term success. Not losing is more important than making money. The way risk is being sold for so little across the board from hedge funds taking on default risk for historically low premiums to option sellers to subprime lenders it has that basic philosophy turned on its head. Not to mention that the risk being taken is being taken for historically very small reward. Unless it is different this time people will again come to respect risk and not be quite so cavalier about it. Until that time comes though it will all be about chasing the returns.

    I know BuyLow has already posted this but it bears reposting, sometimes chasing the returns and ignoring risk is just not worth it (actually if you want to last as a trader it never is):
    #1161     Feb 15, 2007
  2. YAWN...... Is there any risk yet???lol

    wonder how much the market will be up again tomorrow ahead of the joyous 3 day weekend???

    #1162     Feb 15, 2007
  3. Looks like we're gonna be up another 2% in the indexes tomorrow :D
    #1163     Feb 15, 2007
  4. looks like it. dow 15,000 by april!!
    #1164     Feb 15, 2007
  5. T280


    The slightest blip down will send the girls scurrying under the beds again and we wont hear from them until they emerge claiming fictitious dip buys... yawn
    #1165     Feb 15, 2007

  6. Aint it great. I just keep on selling puts, free money!!!
    #1166     Feb 15, 2007
  7. S2007S


    i never thought it was so easy to make money in this market, ITS JUST TOOO EASYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY. To bad I sold my QLD yesterday, could have made an additional 50 cents. I thought after 2 days of incredible gains that the market would take a breather, who was I kidding...
    #1167     Feb 15, 2007

  8. you cant buy the top tick even if you tried

    #1168     Feb 15, 2007
  9. romik


    It's all well to say "no risk buying dips" if that person actually understands trading. Don't forget a 100 point slide back in May 06 in the S&P, impossible to average down trading futures a pullback of that magnitude, unless you are trading SPYs on lower leverage.
    #1169     Feb 15, 2007
  10. S2007S


    Im waiting for $82 to get back in. Ill buy around 10k worth and sell above 85 for a quick swingtrade.
    #1170     Feb 15, 2007