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Mon Jun 23

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jh4986 replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:23 PM

Re: Jim's S&P future hedge


Indeed.
This is a strategy that makes cash evaporate at an alarming rate while the market rises.
It follows that you need the cash to cover that requirement.

I have a big pile of cash in relation to my portfolio
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Sun Jun 22

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jh4986 posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:13 AM

Jim's S&P future hedge

Thanks, Jim, for your wisdom and contributions. I know I need protection for myself, which is why I am looking into this strategy.

In another thread, I asked:

S&P is making all time high daily. Those S&P shorts might need
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Fri Jun 20

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jh4986 replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 4:34 PM

Re: put selling


Right now my IBM calls are the ones trying to generate exasperation, but I think they will do well eventually. (and my S&P short!)


Jim,

S&P is making all time high daily. Those S&P shorts might need a [more]

Thu May 29

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jh4986 replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:31 PM

Re: paying niece' tuition, gift tax?

Looks like I did miss sending the payment directly to school. I will need to file the form 709 by next April.

Beginning next calendar year, I will make sure sending the tuition directly to school to avoid filing.

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jh4986 replied to the Tax Strategies board. 3:10 PM

Re: paying niece' tuition, gift tax?

Thanks for the response.

We are filling Married jointly, and we are still within the lifetime gift tax exemption.

Since I did not pay the school directly, will her school payment record be sufficient as a good faith evidence? This [more]

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jh4986 posted to the Tax Strategies board. 2:41 PM

paying niece' tuition, gift tax?

I am paying my niece's college tuition, and expenses this year. She is an international student, so likely will exceed 50K total this year.

I understand that if I include my wife, both of us can gift $14,000, that is total $28,000 this [more]

Tue Apr 29

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jh4986 replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 3:18 PM

Re: Mungofitch's Put Options Jeff Cohn system

Jim and board,

I have not picked up Cohen's book yet, but plan to.

If an E-mini contract controls $93,700 (it is at 1874 now), what is the ratio of hedge position to deploy against short put position, or even overall [more]

Sat Feb 22

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jh4986 replied to the Ask The Headhunter board. 11:38 AM

Re: Downskilling?

My story may not be exactly like what you are looking for, but I think it is still possible for you to downskill.

I have been in high tech companies all my career, and at middle management level positions with mid-sized companies (2000+ [more]

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