Isn't this a no brainer trade?

Discussion in 'Options' started by Pekelo, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. Pekelo

    Pekelo

    So Elon is tweeting about taking Tesla private at $420. Assuming this is true (I know, a big if) then selling vertical calls anywhere above 420 should be an obvious no brainer trade, right?

    The stock price has no reason to go over 420 even in the case of short squeeze, thus selling calls above $420 should be safe. Any thoughts?
     
  2. destriero

    destriero

    The Jan2019 420/430 bear spread would return 32% on capital. >70% annualized.
     
  3. Maverick74

    Maverick74

    And if his next tweet comes out saying $520, then what? LOL.
     
  4. newwurldmn

    newwurldmn

    Adjust the trade so you don’t have to take the loss. Duh!
     
  5. Arnie

    Arnie

    halted- news pending
     
  6. Doubt there are any genuine "no brainer" trades. (Otherwise, nobody would take the other side.) There are some "highly correlated" ones, however.
     
  7. newwurldmn

    newwurldmn

    They probably have to verify Musk's tweet. SEC will probably investigate as market manipulation.
     
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  8. tommcginnis

    tommcginnis

    Every time I hear "four-twenty," I crack up --

    how come nobody thinks this isn't one knee-slappin' hoot for ol' Elon,;)
    engaged in a little mirth while smokin' a fattie?

    I mean, c'mon..... :D
     
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  9. Lee-

    Lee-

    I doubt it. I'm pretty sure Musk has released plenty of information he's known to be false, including forward looking statements, and so forth. I'm actually shocked he's not been charged with something yet.
     
  10. while smoking the shorts...
     
    #10     Aug 8, 2018
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