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  1. M

    Wiki Selling TSLA Options - Be the House

    I’d be furious at the dishonesty of the manager, the lack of “buy to close”, and lack of goodwill for your large, active trading account. Do you have other brokerage choices? I’d threaten to change brokerages unless they reverse it at their expense.
  2. M

    Stardew Valley Crashing

    Got pretty into this game with my 6 year old, but now it crashes 100% of the time when either fishing or when near an enemy in Skull Cavern, which makes it pretty much impossible to get iridium ore. I cleared my navigation history and any other data I could but it didn’t help. It’s cool that...
  3. M

    Wiki Selling TSLA Options - Be the House

    How annoying. I see your option trade is just “Buy” whereas all the brokers I’ve ever used had “Buy to open” and “Buy to close”. Is it possible you were already assigned without knowing it shortly before you bought the puts back?
  4. M

    Wiki Selling TSLA Options - Be the House

    It's way OTM but still has a lot of time value. If you still have a lot of conviction, buy another contract and average down. If you have less conviction: Your 2000c is still worth $38, a 1500c is $70. Instead of getting that 2nd contract, you could move the strike down significantly if you...
  5. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Wait until September and you might get your wish.
  6. M

    Wiki Selling TSLA Options - Be the House

    -6/17 quarterlies maybe have more demand than 6/24 weeklies, some people maybe closing out calls sold weeks or months ago -Less interest in a short week -On Monday, we had just dropped from high 600s on Friday and mid-700s a few days prior - a rebound to 800 seemed theoretically possible...
  7. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    The worst thing about the BTC was they did a secondary capital raise at a pretty low pre-split price that they didn’t need to do, and then they bought the BTC not too long after that because they had too much cash. TSLA is up at least 500% from there and BTC is down whatever it’s down.
  8. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I would personally get the refund and buy shares whenever you get the money. If the stock price languishes, you probably won’t buy the Roadster anyway. If you sell a $500 put, decent chance you make the premium but then the stock runs away from you.
  9. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I didn’t even think about that. When solar city went 11 SCTY:1 TSLA (IIRC) there were a lot of random TSLA1 options chains left. They weren’t hard to trade but I suppose the bid-ask spreads would have been better with more open interest. You have me thinking about changing my LEAPS out to...
  10. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Interested legacy auto companies could dip their toe in by designing (or redesigning) a single model that matches Apple's specs. If the concept works and the CarOS models are more popular than their counterparts, they could continue to shift over more of their models over time. Over a long...
  11. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    With Apple holding the upper hand, they could force the car makers to adapt to their interface and not the other way around. Legacy can't even figure out how to use current-generation semiconductors, Apple can solve all those kinds of problems for them. I could see Apple then buying out the...
  12. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Interesting and it makes sense for both legacy and Apple. Would be kinda funny if Apple ends up being the Android of auto software to Tesla’s Apple.
  13. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I think Elon likes to have cover for potentially unpopular decisions. So to fire a bunch of people, he reiterates his recession concern so he doesn’t appear heavy-handed. To sell shares, he makes the poll and simply “abides” by the result. To buy Twitter (and sell more shares), another poll.
  14. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    TSLA China still hiring, per this source:
  15. M

    Wiki Selling TSLA Options - Be the House

    I know portfolio margin was discussed here before, but it's caught my attention this time. I am reading that PM will never give less margin than a reg T and that you get credit for long calls - are those the main advantages for an account that is mostly TSLA common and LEAPS?
  16. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    He sold - or his institutional friend did?
  17. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I suspect we aren’t seeing the “super bad feeling” email because it went to a smaller number of people, all who are probably aware that Elon has individualized emails in the past to identify leakers.
  18. M

    Wiki Selling TSLA Options - Be the House

    What does “sell the cash open” mean?
  19. M

    Wiki Selling TSLA Options - Be the House

    That’s my guess, too. Same reasoning as last week - market makers want our shares for the ride back up and don’t like to let retail call sellers off the hook too easily. Even if we don’t hold 800 I think they’ll at least try to scare people into covering/rolling. I have an 800 CC for this week...
  20. M

    Wiki Selling TSLA Options - Be the House

    Probably because shares take two days to settle vs. options only one. But if you have enough of a cash buffer you don't need to wait, though, right?
  21. M

    Wiki Selling TSLA Options - Be the House

    Too late now but, after a big dip and with low IV, I’ve learned to sell shares to free up cash and to also buy calls to keep upside exposure for a rebound. We’ve seen this too many times where it goes down too far to wipe out call buyers and put sellers and then bounces too far back up to wipe...
  22. M

    Wiki Selling TSLA Options - Be the House

    I'm hoping for a higher than expected close today after this reversal this week (i.e. 760+) - with the reasoning that people who sold weekly CCs that are ATM now are holding out hoping they will expire, but they may be forced to close out at end of day if we get a rise, causing a small...
  23. M

    Wiki Selling TSLA Options - Be the House

    Theory on all the assigned puts: That’s how market makers close out their positions. They can’t sell-to-close like we can if they’re the MM, right? So once there’s no time value left in the contract and it’s looking like things will reverse, why would they want to keep holding long puts if they...
  24. M

    Wiki Selling TSLA Options - Be the House

    Glad I learned from past mistakes and didn’t sell calls at the very bottom, now I’m trying really hard not to sell any on the first leg up.
  25. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Why would anyone have borrowed on margin at a variable daily rate for the biggest purchase of their lives instead of getting a 30-year fixed mortgage at historically low rates?
  26. M

    anyone shorting Tesla?

    Considering the stock price doubled within 5 months of when you made this same thread last year, I'm certainly not shorting right now. I think it's probably a good call to collect your $1000 in gains today. https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/posts/5591639/
  27. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    It’s important because if she’s as wrong on this as her spectacularly bad Ukraine Starlink take, things are looking really good for the stock. (Spoiler: She did not end up praising it.)
  28. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Another income stream one step closer in development. I could see whole Tesla mall entertainment complexes being built around mass Supercharging in the future.
  29. M

    Wiki Selling TSLA Options - Be the House

    With a few 5+% up days in a row, it’s easy to go from DOTM to ATM quickly. The problem is when you get near the money, you never know if you should hold because it’s going to stay flat or come back down, or if it will blow by your strike in a day. If you try to roll aggressively, you move...
  30. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Good summary of the Crash Course documentary:
  31. M

    Wiki Selling TSLA Options - Be the House

    Agree with the caution on selling aggressive CCs down here. I’ve neutralized too many big rebounds with the thinking: “I’ll just sell a few far OTM to make something at least, they’ll never hit. Besides, if they go ITM I’ll be happy the rest of my portfolio is back up.” And then when it is...
  32. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Elon: “Tesla is on my mind 24/7”
  33. M

    Wiki Selling TSLA Options - Be the House

    If you are only going to be getting 45% margin from your shares, is it an option to go long calls to keep a similar delta and free up cash? I've been as wrong on the price action as anyone, but we're clearly in a low stage in the hype cycle right now. This is TSLA, we know it can snap back in an...
  34. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Serious question: Do democrats make the ESG standards?
  35. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    So a story about owning a gun, trying to be tough on crime, and persecuting minorities? Republicans might have a tough time spinning that as a negative to their voters. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)
  36. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I know times are tough when I’m frantically checking the RIVN ER, worried that it could sink TSLA. We gotta be near a bottom.
  37. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    https://www.ft.com/content/50d2861e-fdeb-487c-b052-f2021558e87d JB and Elon live now
  38. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Since Monday morning Shanghai is Sunday night in the US, maybe some of the dip today was people front-running the news?
  39. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/tesla-aims-run-two-shifts-shanghai-plant-may-16-memo-2022-05-06/ “Tesla is aiming to run two shifts at its Shanghai plant from May 16, an internal memo seen by Reuters said, which would enable the U.S. carmarker to bring factory output back...
  40. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    My guess is he lined up the money quickly at sub-optimal terms to confirm he was willing and able to pay, but now that the sale has been agreed to he is going back and obtaining more favorable funding like he always intended. Of course, some journalists jumped on the initial funding terms to...
  41. M

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Can’t find the actual Reuters link but: Elon Musk Is Reportedly In Talks With Investment Firms About New Twitter Financing That Would Tie Up Less Of His Wealth In $44B Acquisition - Reuters
  42. M

    Elon & Twitter

    I was going to split hairs on this but I’ll grant you there’s sufficient ambiguity in the definition that I’ll retract my snarky response.
  43. M

    Elon & Twitter

    Agree with what? Since the use of force is inherent in the definition of the verb "overthrow", I was pointing out the irony that you were complaining about another person's reading comprehension when you erroneously stated: "I can call for the overthrow of government all I want, I just can’t...
  44. M

    Elon & Twitter

    Speaking of reading comprehension, maybe dictionaries have a liberal bias, too? o·ver·throw verb /ˌōvərˈTHrō/ remove forcibly from power. "military coups which had attempted to overthrow the King" throw (a ball) further or harder than intended. "he grips the ball too tight and overthrows it"
  45. M

    Wiki Selling TSLA Options - Be the House

    I'm convinced a big part of these last two post-ER drops are to shake out options players. I don't think they like us joining their game and these whipsaws are to shake us loose.

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