From the Author
You purchased 1000 shares of Lucent at $40/share. The stock is now at $0.90. Your loss $39,100. How Can you Recover this loss?
Choice 1: Wait until the stock gets back to $40. May take Years!!
Choice 2: Throw in another $18,000 to buy 20,000 more shares. Your average is $2.76/share.
What if you do not have the $18,000 or the stock drops further to $0.50 after you buy? Better than 1 but Not a good choice
Best choice: Without spending any of your own cash sell someone the option to sell you 20,000 shares of Lucent at $2.50 within 2 years. You will receive $40,000 immediately . you will get to keep the cash if the stock reaches $2.50 at any time in 2 years. You will not lose any cash even if the stock drops to $0.50.
If the stock has bottomed, (A simple test in the book will show you how) you could use part of the cash ($18,000) to buy 20,000 shares of Lucent and have $22,000 cash left.
On 11/29/2002 LU closed at $1.76 and the option you sold for $2.00 are now at $1.40 . You could buy the option back for a profit of $0.60/share or $12,000 total profit and sell the 20,000 shares you just purchased for $0.80/share profit or $16,000 total profit. You have now recovered $28,000 of your $39,100
In fact this is just one of the techniques described in this book that will help you recover your losses while generating cash.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Samir Elias has a Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters in economics from the University of Technology in the UK. He worked as a research engineer developing new products at two different private companies in the US. In 1994 he raised venture capital to start his own engineering company which was sold to an international company in 1999. Between 1994 and 1997 he was involved in a real estate investment partnership in Ohio and Massachusetts. During that period he was intrigued by stock and option trading and how mathematical principles can be aplied to enhancing trading and investment profits. In 1997 , using his experience in computer modeling of multiphase dynamic systems which was the focus of his doctorate dissertation, he developed a mathematical approach using convergence divergence charts to model long term stock movements .This model was simplified enought to obtain effective results using hand drawn charts once a week. With the proliferation of the internet and increased interest and accessibilty of short term trading he developed unique combinations of technical indicators to predict short term stock movements with over 75% accuracy. In 1997 , he sold his real estate partnership and started trading part time at Insight Securities in Wichita KS until they closed in late 1998. Presntly , he is a full time option and stock trader and investor.