Synthetic Long cheaper than a stock?

Discussion in 'Options' started by failed_trad3r, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. spindr0


    I'll have to recuse myself from the vote since I am highly biased against owning stock for any length of time :). I can't remember the last time I got an annual report.
    #11     Feb 2, 2011
  2. Schiavone


    A very pertinent remark.:p
    #12     Feb 2, 2011
  3. Alexis


    #13     Feb 6, 2011
  4. Make sure they're liquid.
    #14     Feb 6, 2011
  5. My father had 10 shares of United Brands (Chiquita) when I was a kid. He got the 33-cent dividend checks, I got these great glossy colorful annual reports to cut up.
    #15     Feb 6, 2011
  6. spindr0


    That reminds me when I've transferred a MM account balance on the first of the month and they then post a few cents of interest after that (for the day or two it takes for the ACH to go through). With a penalty for below monthly minimum balance, they then they bill me $X a month for 6-12 months. Apart from the cost of postage, how much time/overhead is wasted doing this? You'd think they'd have the good sense to add an end loop to their billing program :)
    #16     Feb 6, 2011