TMFSandman

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Sat Mar 25

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TMFSandman replied to the Stock Advisor boards. 10:42 AM

Wed Mar 22

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TMFSandman replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 4:24 PM

Re: SHLD Sears synthetic short

Try looking at some longer-dated options to give your thesis more time to play out.

Bankruptcies can take a while to play out. You have management, creditors, and in this case at least two heavy hitter value investors (Eddie Lampert and [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Inside Value boards. 1:30 PM

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TMFSandman replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 11:51 AM

Re: SHLD Sears synthetic short

I'd agree with your overall views on Sears as a company, but one of your challenges regarding the trade is that lots of people already agree with you, which is why SHLD is trading at only $8 a share. There's a lot of negativity already [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Inside Value boards. 11:39 AM

Mon Mar 20

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Sat Mar 18

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TMFSandman replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 4:17 PM

Re: Interactive Brokers and margin mgmt

I may not have been clear on this so just in case: the 4:1 maximum buying power only exists intra day for pattern day trading accounts. By the close of trading you wouldn't be able to be leveraged more than 50%, i.e. using no more than 2:1 buying [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 11:44 AM

Re: Interactive Brokers and margin mgmt

Regarding buying power, the way IB calculates it is:

(Equity With Loan Value - Current Initial Margin) * 4

in your case:

($245,000 - $57,000) * 4 = $752,000


Here's where it gets a little tricky. Under [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 10:29 AM

Re: BRK.B stock messge board?

Separate ticker symbols are useful when buying the different share classes in your brokerage account but don't serve any purpose on a message board. It's all the same company. Same reason we don't have separate message boards for the [more]

Fri Mar 17

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TMFSandman replied to the Investing Beginners board. 4:21 PM

Re: Price Performance and Market Cap

if there has been no change to the number of shares outstanding.


New shares just can't be magically created without some sort of compensating result to the share price. If a company issues a large number of new shares in [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 11:36 AM

Re: Odyssey is fully invested

The Supernova portfolios assume new money coming in every month. If you don't have new money coming in every month that's okay, it'd be better to just sit tight than to use margin.

Margin loans are expensive. I'd recommend [more]

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TMFSandman replied to the Investing Beginners board. 11:28 AM

Re: Price Performance and Market Cap

Patrick,

The market capitalization is simply the number of shares times the price per share, so if the share price doubles the market cap will as well.


Mike

Mon Mar 13

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TMFSandman replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 11:42 AM

Re: Options Assigned

It's not common that options get assigned a month out from expiration but you will see it with an option as deep in the money as this $47.50 call (stock is trading at $52.24 as I write this). It's always a risk to be aware of when you've [more]

Sun Mar 12

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TMFSandman replied to the Rule Your Retirement boards. 11:36 AM

Fri Mar 10

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TMFSandman replied to the Terms, Definitions, & Jargon board. 9:45 AM

Re: Data:price charts inc fees?

Matt,

Yes, management and transaction fees are accounted for in charts. The charts graph net asset value per share, and to arrive at net asset value management and transaction fees are subtracted.


Mike

Thu Mar 9

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TMFSandman replied to the Inside Value boards. 8:48 PM

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Wed Mar 8

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TMFSandman replied to the Stock Advisor boards. 12:55 PM

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