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On 3/29/20 7:55 AM, Esekla wrote:
Yes, I'm pretty much always happy to comment, I just don't tell people what to do.

Off the top of my head, I think movement on Virtu's earnings call will be interesting, particularly if they hike the dividend.  They're set to beat on the top line by 70%, yet the stock did not move much on that announcement.  The only questions are the level of dilution and services side of the business.

Looking about 3 months out, there's some question as to whether or not CVA will maintain its dividend in this environment.

For short-term, frequent trading, CTL has been beaten up, I think primarily because swing traders on the weekly options got hammered.  I haven't written about Friday night's 8-K yet, which basically is management saying "we know nothing."


On 3/29/20 7:28 AM, a subscriber wrote:
Hi Esekla,

Thank you for the offer to comment.  In your opinion, what are the most interesting event trades coming up?   If so I can provide an options trade to reflect and we can discuss, maybe?  Caveat:  the underlier has to have an options chain that is rich enough.

By way of background, I work as a quant for a small software company.  It has some interesting technology around event trades and I have the right to put it to personal use (outside some specific underliers).  However for it to work, it needs to be combined with insightful underlier analysis.


On Sat, Mar 28, 2020 at 4:32 PM Esekla <esekla@crowdwisers.com> wrote:
I'm not sure what you're proposing exactly, but I definitely make extensive use of options also.

I do not propose specific trades, as rule, largely because everyone's investment parameters are different.  However, given details, I am usually happy to comment on them.


On 3/28/20 4:27 PM, a new subscriber wrote:
Thank you for connecting to your clients, Esekla.  I like your analysis and I find your site very interesting.

I'm options savvy and particularly educated at analyzing options around events.  It may be fun to do an options event trade together, with your analysis providing the basis of the trade.  Of course I will totally understand if that's too much of a chore!

Best wishes,


On Sat, Mar 28, 2020 at 10:56 AM Esekla <esekla@crowdwisers.com> wrote:
Thank you for subscribing.  I highly recommend filtering on the ranks to get up to date on the sections you are interested in, and don't hesitate to ask questions.


On 3/28/20 8:39 AM, a new subscriber wrote:
Thank you