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by bitcoininthevp
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin's boom in 2017 was largely market manipulation
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Re: Bitcoin's boom in 2017 was largely market manipulation

Here is another viewpoint on it: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-11-05/did-the-bitcoin-bubble-come-from-one-bitfinex-tether-trader Additionally, Harry pointed out (I believe in a radio show discussing Hunt brothers and silver) that individuals transacting voluntarily does not constit...
by bitcoininthevp
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Trading Bitcoin Options
Replies: 15
Views: 10796

Re: Trading Bitcoin Options

nothing like real money on the line Totally agree. Great learning potential. I personally would not go near uncovered bit coin options with a 10 foot pole given your level of understanding Im not targeting uncovered options, but point taken either way. Thanks for the discussion. I appreciate your p...
by bitcoininthevp
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Trading Bitcoin Options
Replies: 15
Views: 10796

Re: Trading Bitcoin Options

TastyTrade has been come across my recommendations list as well. Will need to invest some time there and elsewhere. The bad news is that Im dumb at this. The good news is that I know Im dumb. Thanks for pointing me at the bull call spread. That seems to involve 2 options. What if I sell the covered ...
by bitcoininthevp
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Trading Bitcoin Options
Replies: 15
Views: 10796

Re: Trading Bitcoin Options

I for one appreciate this warning and the personal story. As someone looking to learn options more, can you explain the risks associated with selling 100 covered calls at strike X and then if underlying price approaches strike X, you enter a 100 long position at X. This long position would capture a...
by bitcoininthevp
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Trading Bitcoin Options
Replies: 15
Views: 10796

Re: Trading Bitcoin Options

No idea what 'Options Chain' is that you are referencing.

If you are in the US, you can trade options with a regulated US entity, LedgerX, currently. CME has announced options for Bitcoin coming early next year.
by bitcoininthevp
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Trading Bitcoin Options
Replies: 15
Views: 10796

Re: Trading Bitcoin Options

Thanks, I installed that app. So what BTC fork does Cash trade? There is only one BTC ticker. It is called Bitcoin. Bitstamp, Gemini, Coinbase, etc are all exchanges that deal with BTC (Bitcoin), among other coins. BCH is a ticker for a coin called "Bitcoin Cash". It is a separate network from Bitc...
by bitcoininthevp
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Trading Bitcoin Options
Replies: 15
Views: 10796

Re: Trading Bitcoin Options

GBTC has had large premiums against "physical" BTC. See here: https://bitcoinist.com/gbtc-premium-rises-47-above-bitcoin-price-signalling-institutional-demand/ That said, it seems to basically track the BTC price. It might be an easy way of getting exposure for some people? Ive never done it so I ca...
by bitcoininthevp
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Trading Bitcoin Options
Replies: 15
Views: 10796

Re: Trading Bitcoin Options

Stick to the PP. Well this is the Variable Portfolio board :) I used to sell naked OTM puts Im holding BTC already so it would be a covered call I would be selling. Selling covered calls is less risky as its really just capped upside. There is still opportunity for "loss" in that I would miss out o...
by bitcoininthevp
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Acquiring gold as privately as possible
Replies: 7
Views: 6017

Acquiring gold as privately as possible

What is your experience in getting physical gold "anonymously"? Or as privately as possible. I know I can order online, but they have my address at the very least. Never done in person, but there is a loss of privacy there unless Im wearing a ski mask. Thoughts?
by bitcoininthevp
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Trading Bitcoin Options
Replies: 15
Views: 10796

Trading Bitcoin Options

Due to bitcoin's volatility, there is a lot of premium in selling bitcoin put and call options. For example, BTC is about $9400 right now on exchanges. Selling a call option for 4 weeks from today at $12,000 is about $200. About 2% return. For less than a month. That would mean BTC would have to ral...
by bitcoininthevp
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump: I’m ‘not a fan’ of cryptocurrencies, and Facebook may need a banking charter for Libra
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Re: Trump: I’m ‘not a fan’ of cryptocurrencies, and Facebook may need a banking charter for Libra

I wonder what Harry Browne would have thought about Libra. Not just from an investment perspective, but from his libertarian perspective. Harry thought the PP should be location/regional focused. As Libra is a bundle of international currencies, it would be bad for the PP/investment in that regard....
by bitcoininthevp
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Ray Dalio - Paradigm Shifts article recommending gold
Replies: 15
Views: 3243

Ray Dalio - Paradigm Shifts article recommending gold

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/paradigm-shifts-ray-dalio/ Lots of good information and background. With a concluding paragraph recommending gold: "I think these are unlikely to be good real returning investments and that those that will most likely do best will be those that do well when the value o...