Yep. I’ll vote, I’ll contribute money to Tammy Duckworth and President Barack Obama, but Campaign 2012 is, for the most part, a forgone conclusion. Here’s why I think so. I think several entities have a vested interest in representing this election as a close race, despite what Intrade (http://www.intrade.com/v4/markets/contract/?contractId=743474), ElectoralVote.com, and the polls suggest. First, the […]
Hint: it’s not the “socialists” … Here are three examples of big business lobbying for regulation to the detriment of small business: Big publishers in mid-90s pushing to extend the length of copyrights and gut the idea of fair-use; this pretty much stifled the growth of upstart Kinko’s and their production of course packets. In […]
One of the frustrating things about working in a corporate environment is … that my thumbtacks won’t work on my cubicle walls. Argh. While I appreciate the privacy and sound-deadening properties afforded by the generously towering fabric covered walls my employer provides, how am I supposed to hang a calendar from a wall that does […]
August 5, 2010 – At Options Profits, Mark Sebastian suggested his readers buy September calls of Northern Trust Bank (NTRS) with a strike of 55 at .30 or better.
AAPL Jan’11 270/280 Bull Call Spread – The most I could lose was $450 + $30 round-trip commissions. If AAPL were to close at $274.50 on expiration, I would break even. And if it closed at $280 or better, I would realize the maximum possible profit on the trade $550.