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I think I may try my luck with some BIDU calls..
Good idea, when do they report?

Should I buy GOOG put as a side order?

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Old 07-15-2011, 07:35 AM
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Good idea, when do they report?

Should I buy GOOG put as a side order?
I think the OXY calls should pay well as well. OXY profits should not be too bad this last quarter. I reckon them OXY calls will pay well. Fingers crossed though..
OXY announces earning some where around July 29th.
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Aapl?

I think last quarter could be a good one, but the outlook could disappoint. I'm seeing more iPad2 flooded on the shelves now, even people were talking about tsunmai that hit Japan could impact iPad2 component supplies. Also, AAPL has a history of losing ground the day after they report. It's still cheap for its P/E, but it's also up 50 bucks in a month.

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I think last quarter could be a good one, but the outlook could disappoint. I'm seeing more iPad2 flooded on the shelves now, even people were talking about tsunmai that hit Japan could impact iPad2 component supplies. Also, AAPL has a history of losing ground the day after they report. It's still cheap for its P/E, but it's also up 50 bucks in a month.

What do you think?
Stock is priced in for earnings unless they beat earnings numbers by quite a bit like Google did. I like OXY more at this point because OXY dropped from like $117-118 to about $100 and is now at $104 take or give. I doubt OXY will miss earnings. Pay attention to all the $110 and $115 August calls on a daily basis for buying activity. MCP and NVDA also should do well.
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On Monday I plan on Buying some Apple calls. I doubt (though everything is possible) that Apple will disappoint. My guess is $380+ this week. Fingers crossed.

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Old 07-18-2011, 07:48 AM
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I think I may try my luck with some BIDU calls..
I'm officially in - Sep@175 call.

A big week for me, hopefully I won't be 0 and 2 this week
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I'm officially in - Sep@175 call.

A big week for me, hopefully I won't be 0 and 2 this week

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Apple looks quite bullish today and my $380 calls are doing well so far Anyone here buy or buying Apple calls before earnings call
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Apple looks quite bullish today and my $380 calls are doing well so far Anyone here buy or buying Apple calls before earnings call
Good luck to you as well... I've closed AAPL already and stated my reaons before.

I've even sold my SINA call so that I wouldn't get hit twice if BIDU failed to deliver.

I'm all about BIDU and NFLX this week.
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Good luck to you as well... I've closed AAPL already and stated my reaons before.

I've even sold my SINA call so that I wouldn't get hit twice if BIDU failed to deliver.

I'm all about BIDU and NFLX this week.
I have some BIDU calls as well but do not hold any NFLX positions.
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I have some BIDU calls as well but do not hold any NFLX positions.
Whoops, NFLX reports next Monday, not this week...
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:38 AM
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Good luck to you as well... I've closed AAPL already and stated my reaons before.

I've even sold my SINA call so that I wouldn't get hit twice if BIDU failed to deliver.

I'm all about BIDU and NFLX this week.
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Whoops, NFLX reports next Monday, not this week...
Had you kept them $380 Apple calls you would have made great money on them by today. Low of $7 yesterday and trading at $13.6 as of now
BIDU August $155 calls are at $7.05 now The OXY August $115 calls are also up nicely at $.91 now

Short term only (very short term), SLV should drop so puts should do well on them if you are up for the gamble.
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Had you kept them $380 Apple calls you would have made great money on them by today. Low of $7 yesterday and trading at $13.6 as of now
Can't time the market, but at least I made the right call
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:15 AM
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Can't time the market, but at least I made the right call
Nice

With this in mind I will hold till tomorrow.

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Look at APPLe Go $400+ now YESSSSSS :banana :

Those $380 calls are bank tomorrow

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Look at APPLe Go $400+ now YESSSSSS :banana :

Those $380 calls are bank tomorrow

http://www.google.com/finance?q=NASDAQ:AAPL
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:03 PM
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Look at APPLe Go $400+ now YESSSSSS :banana :

Those $380 calls are bank tomorrow

http://www.google.com/finance?q=NASDAQ:AAPL
Like I expected, the last Q was strong and next Q is still in doubt. But then AAPL always lowball its guidance.

With 76B in cash, it should start thinking about what to do with it, say paying down the US debt, buying up Microsoft, etc...
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Time for a P-car, dude.
I want to find a nice house down by the beach. BIDU and OXY are next
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I did my part, joined the Apple bandwagon last month and bought an iPad 2 for my wife and brother (the latter was a group gift).
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Look at APPLe Go $400+ now YESSSSSS :banana :

Those $380 calls are bank tomorrow

http://www.google.com/finance?q=NASDAQ:AAPL
Very impressive beat.

Wow.
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Very impressive beat.

Wow.
Freakin Apple products in Asia are like Louis Vuitton or Hermes products. The Chinese just want the latest Apple product. I don't see how a company can miss or have poor sales when it has a product that the majority of the Chinese want. Even a freakin 50-60 year old lady on the Bus or on teh Metro in Taiwan has a freakin Iphone in her hand.

OXY won't miss either,watch I have a bet on BIDU as well for Wed.
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1)" AMZN and GOOG will get in the game and kick NFLX's ass... stock will collapse!!.."

Me: Cool!! I own AMZN and GOOG and I hope they get in the game ..

Reality: NFLX goes Up... and AMZn Goes up Me
So hope your AMZN does better than NFLX with this news, and hopefully more to come.

I'm looking for cable-alternative for TV, but still wife prefers channel-flipping than NFLX, Hulu Plus, Amazon or Blockbuster - none of those delivers the TV shows on-demand, so it's great to see Amazon is taking the first baby step.
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So hope your AMZN does better than NFLX with this news, and hopefully more to come.

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Unfortunately, this is a "non-event" unless you can identify anyone you know of, who had quit NFLX and flock to AMZN for this news...

Which made is a great opportunity to buy in NFLX today

AMZN stands on its own merit without the video... If they ever reach critical mass on Video streaming, that would be icing on the cake.


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I'm looking for cable-alternative for TV, but still wife prefers channel-flipping than NFLX, Hulu Plus, Amazon or Blockbuster - none of those delivers the TV shows on-demand, so it's great to see Amazon is taking the first baby step.
Do you NOT have a PS3 at home?? The NFLX interface on PS3 is easier than channel flipping... I take it that you have never used NFLX for streaming based on your statement. You shouldn't buy a company if you don't fully understand what they do and their strength and weakness..
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Do you NOT have a PS3 at home?? The NFLX interface on PS3 is easier than channel flipping... I take it that you have never used NFLX for streaming based on your statement. You shouldn't buy a company if you don't fully understand what they do and their strength and weakness..
I have a Wii and I do have Netflix app. I'm referring to the content from NFLX vs the content provided by cable TV - she's more interested in Food Network, Travel Channel, HGTV than channels that offer movies like TNT, TBS, HBO etc. Also, shows offered on, say Disney Jr, aren't available on NFLX - there're limited quantities, but they're the same ones available from the public libraries for free.

You do know NFLX does not offer TV shows unless they're in DVD right?

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You do know NFLX does not offer TV shows unless they're in DVD right?
YES I DO!

But your original statement appears to be refrence to the user interface

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but still wife prefers channel-flipping than NFLX, Hulu Plus, Amazon or Blockbuster - none of those delivers the TV shows on-demand,
Since "Pawn Stars" and "american picker" to list a few are TV Show on demand... it would appear on the surface that you 1) Didn't know that because you didn't use NFLX and 2) Just want to "flip channels" Thus prompeted my statement.
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