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Financial Velociraptor is intended as entertainment and education.  Your head velociraptor “retired” early from the corporate grind at age 40 on 5OCT2012 to trade equities full time.  He loves his new life and wants to help as many people as possible break the shackles of ... more

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Risk Management: Keeping Your Backside Covered
Some straight talk about risk management.
How To Build A Calendar Spread
A great way to use options is with net debit spreads. In this educational article, I will demonstrate a calendar spread with PepsiCo.
Update L Brands (CUSIP: 501797AL8)
Some time ago, I set a good till canceled limit order on the L Brands 6.875 coupon 1NOV2035 maturity bond (CUSIP: 501797AL8). This can be a very lucrative strategy on a bond that is both money good and range bound.
Proctor & Gamble Calendar Spread With 896% Yield
I attempted two trades today that didn’t catch a bid.
Weekly Trades With Yields Up To 1,641%
I continue to write covered calls on my existing long positions in an attempt to exit gracefully while raising cash to deploy in distressed bonds when the cycle turns.
Market Neutral Trading With Returns Up To 2,295%
Annaly took it on the nose when the yield curve inverted.
Friday Fixed Income - August 16th
Annaly (NLY) has taken it on the chin recently. Shares sold off sharply. But there is a catalyst for the earnings to improve in the recent Fed rate cut.
New Trades With Yields Up To 776%
I closed a couple positions early. I did a little buying and selling of core positions today as well. Here is my full update.
Friday Fixed Income With Yields Up To 16.27%
Lots of people think they have to sacrifice return to gain this ballast but they are wrong.
Update: Distressed Bonds
A complete review of open positions and open limit orders in the fixed income space.
Financial Transparency As Of July 31, 2019
Each month, I review my financial results for the period and year to date. This includes a summary of my spending, budget, and some ratios to benchmark portfolio performance.
Market Neutral Trades With Yields Up To 234%
Keeping my trading market neutral.
Friday Fixed Income - July 26, 2019
An update on what I’ve been doing in the distressed bond space.
Monday Trades With Yields Up To 231%
Multiple positions expired over the weekend.
Wells Fargo Is A Great Value Stock Right Now
Wells Fargo is just plain cheap. Shares of Wells Fargo (WFC) are trading around a five year low. The company has taken it on the chin for internal scandals from which it is still recovering.
Shifting Options Strategy To More Defensive
My options strategy continues to evolve into something that is better positioned to weather a bear market.
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