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Happy Panther

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#3223414 Anyone trade options?

Posted by Happy Panther on Yesterday, 02:14 PM

I got approval recently to trade options, I can do anything but naked writing.


Over the past couple of months, I've been educating myself.  It seems like you can make a good return as long as you know what you're doing and don't get too greedy.


Anybody have any tips?


My only advice is not to think of options as a way to generate return in and of itself but rather a way to tweak your positions to hedge and/or massage risk. Have a very specific goal in mind. I think too many people look at the potential big payday for small investment and piss their money.


If you don't have a specific goal stick with equities.


Sounds like you are doing your research.


My buddy loves covered calls and I have sold calls on occasion for a very specific reason. But I tried to explain to him that a covered call limits the upside. Who cares he says, if the strike price is reached I will get 12%. Great...but if you look back at your portfolio it is the occasional 30%+ swing in a stock that drives your overall return. If you remove those shock gains you lose profit over time even though it feels like you are making money. 


Anyway there is a textbook by Bodie Kane and Marcus that has some great chapters on options and what all the Delta Vega, Gamma risk crap is if you haven't already learned past that. 

#3222698 Lafell takes high road in interview about his parting ways with the Panthers

Posted by Happy Panther on 28 January 2015 - 04:51 PM

Lafell sucked here because Lafail.


He is doing well in NE because of Brady.


What are you guys trying to say about Cam?

#3221801 Advice-Buying Hardwood or Laminate Flooring

Posted by Happy Panther on 27 January 2015 - 05:37 PM

Vote for real hardwood here

#3221282 It's gone snow.

Posted by Happy Panther on 27 January 2015 - 10:36 AM



Blizzard of 2015 hits OBX

#3220464 Spent the weekend with this lady

Posted by Happy Panther on 26 January 2015 - 12:05 PM


#3219847 Gordon fails another drug test

Posted by Happy Panther on 25 January 2015 - 06:11 PM

There was another player who recently got busted for having a few beers on vacation. Yep...once you are on the list, testing positive for a beer means another strike.


Which is asinine because you can't legislate morality. Lots of people in this world are gonna have a beer or possibly 12 even if it means losing your job. It's just human nature. Suspending the guy for another 12 months accomplishes nothing.



#3219153 Jon Beason as backup LB?

Posted by Happy Panther on 24 January 2015 - 04:03 PM

Meh. We'll get our next backup linebacker in round 6 next year.

#3219149 5 Rule Changes For The Pro Bowl

Posted by Happy Panther on 24 January 2015 - 03:59 PM

3. More timeouts: We probably don't need a game with more timeouts, but we're getting it anyway. For the Pro Bowl, each team will be given two timeouts per quarter, so they'll have a total of eight timeouts for the entire game at their disposal. During regular season games, teams are given three timeouts per half.
Teams in the Pro Bowl will also have have carry-over timeouts. If a timeout isn't used in the first or third quarter, it can carry-over to the second or fourth quarter. Only one timeout can carry-over per quarter, so the most timeouts a team could have in the second or fourth quarter is three.


Oh hey...more commercials.


#3219143 5 Rule Changes For The Pro Bowl

Posted by Happy Panther on 24 January 2015 - 03:55 PM

4. More two-minute warnings and alternating possessions: If you love the two-minute warning, then you're going to love this rule: During the Pro Bowl, there will be a two-minute warning in every quarter.
The NFL's hope is that this means the teams will use a two-minute offense at the end of the quarter. The reason the team with the ball will want to use a two-minute offense is because they won't be getting the ball back in the next quarter. The ball will change possession at the end of each quarter, so if Team Irvin has the ball at the 40-yard line when the clock hits zero at the end of the first quarter, they'll lose possession and Team Carter will start the second quarter with the ball at their own 25-yard line.



Bull feces. It's another commercial. The two minute warning is useless.

#3218821 Would you take Peyton Manning as a first year OC?

Posted by Happy Panther on 24 January 2015 - 08:27 AM

As to the question I am guessing he would be like that math teacher in college who was brilliant but couldn't dumb it down enough for anyone but the smartest students.

#3218805 Crude oil may drop to $50 a barrel

Posted by Happy Panther on 24 January 2015 - 07:32 AM

I don't have the capital but with oil at all time lows for today it would make for an appetizing commodity to invest in. I am just bitching in about hearing those commercials all the time on the radio lol. Invest fracking companies nah but in general yes.

Yeah. No different than the constant commercials for gold...

#3218282 Crude oil may drop to $50 a barrel

Posted by Happy Panther on 23 January 2015 - 03:55 PM

Those stupid invest in oil commercials.....


I think you are crazy not to be in oil right now.

#3215928 colts know a good thing when they see it.block chud from other job offers.

Posted by Happy Panther on 21 January 2015 - 03:18 PM

He went to the Browns. That's like a black hole.


He is a solid OC.

#3215474 Legal Advice- Barking Dog, Apartments

Posted by Happy Panther on 21 January 2015 - 08:58 AM

I had a lawyer read over my lease agreement, as well as local noise ordinances. She said I can withhold my rent. When the property takes me to court I will win. And it's the best way to get out of my lease.

I would get a second opinion and a new lawyer.

#3215473 Legal Advice- Barking Dog, Apartments

Posted by Happy Panther on 21 January 2015 - 08:57 AM

This was covered on the first two pages of the thread.


There is an overriding covenant in the law called "Quiet Enjoyment" that is implied in all lease agreements.  It promises that the tenant will be able to occupy the property in peace with little disturbances.  Courts allow for a tenant who is not getting this to withhold rent until the issue is remedied as it is a breech of the contract.



http://legal-diction...Quiet enjoyment




North Carolina General Statutes § 42-44 General remedies, penalties, and limitations


The tenant may not unilaterally withhold rent prior to a judicial determination of a right to do so.



There is no protection in NC for a tenant to withhold rent. If he does this the landlord can eventually evict him and also hurt his credit score. A tenant can sue to get rent back.


Also read this.




North Carolina Landlord-Tenant Law
Can My Tenant Withhold Rent?
This question trips up landlords, attorneys and even judges from time to time.
The short answer is a resounding NO.