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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
The conspiracy-inspired hysteria seems focused on the belief that "someone" is aware of another big attack coming. While this might be a sound knee-jerk response from "Tin Foil Hat Brigade," I'm not so sure... these trades are very traceable. I just can't buy the idea that these trades are initiated by someone with information about a new attack.
Originally posted by uberarcanist
I smell "boiler room" bs.
Originally posted by pompano
... that has to move down 30% or the person/group who bought the contracts loses everything.
Originally posted by jefwane
DJ, do you think the calls could be the opposite side to some of the puts on the same stock, like in some of the more complicated option strategies?
The article is called "Cheney's betting on bad news" and provides an account of where Cheney has socked away more than $25 million. While the figures may be estimates, the investments are not. According to Tom Blackburn of the Palm Beach Post, Cheney has invested heavily in "a fund that specializes in short-term municipal bonds, a tax-exempt money market fund and an inflation protected securities fund. The first two hold up if interest rates rise with inflation. The third is protected against inflation."
Originally posted by Syntaxstealth
reply to post by sn00daard
A couple of things popped into my head when I read this. The crash could be do to the following;
Life on mars being verified and et presence acknowledged,
We go to war with iran.
Increased us spending leading to negative funds in the us.
Cost of living increase due to an oil shortage which causes us to spend more on oil then we do on anything else
The announcement of a terrorist attack in 90 days leads to another us tragedy,
If I'm missing something please include.
Originally posted by Duzey
SPX 700 is the S&P 700 - S&P Global 1200 minus the S&P 500.
I just can't buy the idea that these trades are initiated by someone with information about a new attack.