I can be like pep pep?
Thanks for the pep talk internet stranger, now I want pancakes.
Thank you. I really needed this kind of pep talk. Please restrain your excess consumerism, Americans!
Went to bed early last night. Wasn't able to pull plays together.
You're welcome to look at the crosses yourself, apologies for the formatting:
20230320 TSLA 635925168000 8288114 Down
20230320 GOLD 25744316000 1036586 Down
20230320 CSCO 182920954000 1031324 Down
20230320 MARA 1226505000 866026 Down
20230320 SOXL -1 575392 Down
20230320 RIOT 897034000 574786 Up
20230320 PCG 29676362000 295505 Down
20230320 AEM 19604804000 226100 Down
20230320 FDX 41437434000 223018 Down
20230320 PEP 248965972000 210385 Down
Good thoughts. Speculating is basically like investing in Bitcoin or investing in start-ups. You couldn't possibly invest in these companies based on fundamentals because there simply isn't data. Speculating is a bet on the future. While investing might be putting a heavy bet on the S&P 500 and companies like PEP or SBUX that have plenty of fundamental data. Hope this helps.
Great response. I've checked out the PEP trade, and yep there was a CPI release on the day you opened, hence the skew.
Similarly, there us skew around this week caused by the FOMC. Also, the banking stocks are all showing rich premiums for obvious reasons. There must be a trade there somewhere but im cautiously avoiding it due to the fomc and the daily new developments in banking world.
In terms of finding the number of trades, yes its gotten much harder esp since the likes of AMZN, GOOG, GME etc all had stock splits. A year ago, I was doing dbl cals on AMZN almost every week. MRNA was also another favourite.
Now I focus on the SPX and do considerable size on that. In fact, most of my volume in dollar terms is now in the SPX.
Once earnings come around next month, check out some skew around those.
I looked through my trade log and couldn't find that trade. I've been taking a live options class and we've had a few like that when the IV skew was sky high (like FOMC meetings).
I've been trying to find more calendars to trade more consistently but like you said, it's a manual process. And lately I haven't seen much IV skew.
I did a PEP double calendar trade that looked like "free money" on the ToS chart - very small max loss and PEP would have had to move like 2 standard deviations to lose. I made 40% on that trade in 3 days. I found that one. Bought Dec 13:
BOT +10 DBL DIAG PEP 100 (Weeklys) 23 DEC 22/16 DEC 22 187.5/180/187.5/180 CALL/PUT/CALL/PUT @1.01
Closed 3 days later for $1.41.
I'm still in learning mode with these. I found the trade above manually. I can't even remember why IV was jacked that day. (Edit: looking back I see that there was a CPI announcement.)
When you say you trade these for a living, I feel like I can't find enough of these to trade frequently enough.
It doesn't have any real pep to it anyway.
PRDGX is a growth oriented fund. I will look for its contituents see if I spot some risky players.
From what I can tell these <--- (bank stocks) do not have questionable risk in terms of fundamentals, beta, alpha. You have more exposure in volatility of others tech stocks than what I identified with this mf. OK to unload.
Are you referring to Larry Summers? He’s not a CEO he used to be Secretary of the treasury, nominated under Clinton. He makes the round on financial news stations frequently now. The Jon Stewart brand is not and never has been a good source of news or information, it’s more a political pep rally than anything else.
Costco has a high P/E because the business is steady and predictable. The company doesn’t really need to innovate much because it’s on cruise control. Similar companies like KO, PEP, PG, and MCD all have very high P/E ratios. They don’t need the smartest CEOs. On the contrary, META, GOOGL, and DIS have to constantly innovate and adjust their business. One bad decision could really hurt the business.
Johan Cruyff, Zinedine Zidane, Pep Guardiola, Vincent Kompany(so far), Xavi. Lol, the skills are separate but not inversed. Or do you only watch one sport from one country.
>V PEP XLP T QQQ PM OKE MO DVN CHIE KWEB TMUS
$PEP. It's a value stock priced like a growth stock for some reason I can't figure out. 27 P/E with like 3-4% annual earnings growth. Maybe because they sell potato chips and not just soda? I have no idea why.
14 years old
100$ in each:
V PEP XLP T QQQ PM OKE MO DVN CHIE KWEB TMUS
I have about $140 left in cash and I am looking for opportunities
Look at that 5 year on PEP. Pepsi is a fucking juggernaut.
I don’t really have advise but maybe a bit of a pep talk. My husband and I did not buy our first house until he was in his mid 30’s and I was in my late 20s. We had an 11 yo child and yes we lived in rental properties with her. It was really a stretch when we decided to buy in a HCOL area especially since interest rates were significantly higher than they are now(9.75 % + 3 points.) We were scared to purchase but we found nearly the cheapest place we could and we took the leap betting that our salaries would go up. For the first 10 years it seemed like a terrible bet because home values stagnated and even decreased at times. But the bottom line is that we were able to make all payments and our salaries did increase. Interest rates went down a few times so that we were no longer paying nearly 10% interest, and we were able to pay off our home early. Especially if you think you will make more in the future save for a down payment then take the leap if you want to purchase.
Dude, I have lost my butt on Tesla, Amazon, Google, you name it. Holding strong with Ko, Pep and Walmart. Always pretty strong. I know not index, but where I stand right now.
Ate a whole large pizza hut pep pizza for dins last night now I'm pissing out of my ass.
I didn't get the details he said it was in his back and pretty big but it's almost gone now. He's terrible with getting facts correct. Said he had a PEP scan, i asked if he's sure it isn't PET, he's sure but I can't find anything on that online...
Best pep talk would be for you to leave her alone to enjoy her time instead of some creep to ruin her day
Im at the park and I see this pretty girl is practicing her skating moves. Could someone give me a pep talk to go talk to her?
75% of my investments are mutual funds, QSR and PEP diamond hands
PEP, COST, UNH, WM, AAPL
PG, PEP, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Texas roadhouse, Merck, Amgen, air products, linde, waste management
There used to be a time where I could successfully get through my entire to-do list in a day. Sure there were always “extracurricular” items I could add in if I had found time - doing deeper dive analytics, community management activities, teaching myself something new, looking at competitor pages or industry news etc., but I could finish my allocated tasks for our contracted work for that day.
These days I have so many meetings that I never get through everything. I have needed to become at peace with that and sometimes still give myself the “night off.” Burnout serves no one and also very few things are truly urgent. “Your failure to plan is not my emergency” is also a phrase I had to teach myself (as a mental pep talk, I say something more diplomatic to an actual person)
I like a bit of a mixture.. SCHD can spin off a bit more income if you would like passive income. JEPI is a pure income play, VSTAX, VTI would be more principal growth than income..
I had a few goals when I started on my journey 4 years ago... Get out of being a landlord (successfully completed jan 2020) , and replace that income stream with something that is less hassle. My best year owning the homes was around 100K net, last year we did 76K with dividends. I hold JEPI (less than 3%) of my holdings beyond that I mostly hold individual shares in companies that pay between 2.5-4% and raise dividends at least on average 6% a year. I keep a few hundred K in SCHD as sort of an augmented savings account.
Since most of mine is taxable i try to hold companies that pay qualified dividends.
If i was going to set someone up for a fully hands off portfolio i'd probably do something along the lines of
15% quality growing businesses with low debt and big moats. My largest holdings are order largest to smallest :
AVGO, HD, JPM, BX, TXN, SBUX, BLK, ABBV, UPS, MRK, LOW, AMGN, APD, LMT, MSFT, ITW, TD, ORI, PLD, PEP, CMI, CB, AMAT, TXRH, CME, COST, UNP, MCHP, WM, LIN
I've been learning about more advanced options and I have come across a few of these, where it says it is nothing but profit.
I assume it is a bidxask thing and likely won't get filled at price like that, but could it potentially go through or get a super close, barely negative position?
It's a strangle on pep for 17 days, 10$ spread.
I'm not looking to just blow my money on anything, I am trying to learn more before doing anything probably, but I just want some clarification from more experienced people and if they have ever gotten something like this/ possible
Boomer pep talks always depressing.
> a massive home at one point and still had roommates while married with children.
Jesus christ this is not the pep up story you think it is. If that's what he wanted, sure that's cool. But families should have a right to housing that houses, them.
I don’t want too much risk. I’m 32 YO, just getting started - have no background outside of lurking in here for a few months. Tried to pick things I like mostly. All suggestions and criticisms welcomed.
TSCO.L 17% TSLA 12% AMZN 12% PEP 12% EA 9% AAPL 8% GOOG 8% MSFT 7% NVDA 7% BTC 5% FRHC 3%
Pep. Maybe O
No brainers: BRK, DHR, PEP. Longshots: SEAS, SLVM, OTTR.
Probably Cardinal Health (CAH) or PespiCo (PEP)
Grab a piece of salmon and season with salt pep and garlic + a drizzle of olive oil. Oven at 350 for like 12 minutes. Toast a brioche bun and spread avocado and some mayonnaise. Boom. Homemade salmon burger.
I agree with securing financing to get a deal, and then paying it off.
If interest is low and price is right, I don't mind a loan. I'm a single dad now and drive a ton. Safety. Comfort. Peace of mind. Reliability. 'Fun/pep'. A car is something I'll happily break my frugality for. Obviously, it still has to work in the budget.
I don't quite understand how withholding info about cash in hand is a good move for buyers. I can speculate, but it's still just be horseshit.
I would not buy it because I don't fancy the design of the stand. It implies an "antique" style, but it resembles no actual historic or antique globe. A much cheaper globe like this is more attractive to me in the woodwork and brass finishes: https://www.ultimateglobes.com/p/bingham-globe/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAo-yfBhD_ARIsANr56g7E9mzVpfU9gUyFCPeBJkK6WkN4uDEoNfB5FjQcOrJzJRdErLcC8zQaAo1iEALw_wcB
For a standing piece I love how older globes are nestled in a wood ring https://www.homedepot.com/pep/REPLOGLE-Lancaster-12-in-Standing-Globe-37806/311285734?source=shoppingads&locale=en-US&&mtc=SHOPPING-BF-HDH-GGL-D59H-059_006_HOME_DECOR-NA-Multi-NA-SMART-NA-NA-NA-NA-NBR-NA-NA-NA-home_office_smart_pla_new&cm_mmc=SHOPPING-BF-HDH-GGL-D59H-059_006_HOME_DECOR-NA-Multi-NA-SMART-NA-NA-NA-NA-NBR-NA-NA-NA-home_office_smart_pla_new-71700000090285888-58700007626376084-92700068929041817&gclid=Cj0KCQiAo-yfBhD_ARIsANr56g68Uk3iX_vhGwuqBNTiM5D1lgSrSU8l7yf3xwEmw4rEfoN0vbPiwYYaAvIeEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds#overlay
That would be my preference if I were in the market and I could see spending that amount of money, $100-300. I could never afford any piece of furniture for $9,800, even major and practical pieces like a couch
I'd also suggest that the rock is a strange celebrity endorsement. I'm sure he's a smart and tasteful individual but his public persona is a wrestler. If I got a globe it's a statement piece that shows I'm worldly and intelligent. The rock doesn't do that for me
UNH, ORCL, PEP, MCD, MCK...and on and on. Of which this sub barely mentions. Such great stocks that aren't Tesla or some other hype shit that gets pumped to the hilt.
Even PEP is taking a hard hit today.
Now we just gotta go back in time and stop it. Thanks for the pep talk, dad
Consultants yea, but that are doing all the work? Not really, it practically demands an agency model because most people aren’t good at everything and don’t bother having a network of referrals. My business coach actually does something semi similar but he outsources most of it and just creative directs. For me most of the work I’m doing myself and I also try to provide some mindset training as well because a lot of people do not know how to run the business they created (it gets stressful so some clients get anxiety and need pep talks, or they just need some tough love to explain that making quick decisions is more important than perfection, etc)
Why are these two pairs trade contenders for you?
They're two different companies/markets.
Usually people pairs trade highly correlated equities or future instruments as a arbitrage-type play. Examples
- Long 300 KO - 100 PEP
- Long 300 V - 200 MA
- Long /MNQ - /MYM
But pep, ko, pg at 25+PE are so cheap. Lmao.
Billionaires don’t sell marketing pep rally’s
$PEP, I know its a boomer stock but it has preformed well through the thick and thin.
No Recession, But… Most experts we polled expect growth, however meager, in 2008. A few predict rougher times
December 20, 2007 at 12:00 AM EST
For 2008, the economic outlook is Topic No. 1 for almost all investors. Stock prices and bond yields already reflect recession worries, but an actual downturn would hit portfolios hard. To help get a handle on what to expect, BusinessWeek asked 54 forecasters in our annual outlook survey for their views on everything from housing and the credit crunch to Fed policy and global growth. (Click here for full survey results.)
The bottom line looks like this: The economists project, on average, that the economy will grow 2.1% from the fourth quarter of 2007 to the end of 2008, vs. 2.6% in 2007. Only two of the forecasters expect a recession, although it might feel like one if there's sluggish growth over the next couple of quarters, as many predict. Almost all think the risk of a downturn has risen substantially in recent months.
As a group, the forecasters say slow growth will lift the jobless rate from 4.7% in November to 5.1%, and it will hold down inflation. As oil prices level off or decline, the yearly growth in consumer prices will slide from 4.3% in November to 2.4%, while core inflation, which excludes energy and food, will hold steady at a tame 2.2%. Profits will grow in the low single digits. Home prices will fall about 7%, but housing starts will bottom out by midyear.
Almost all "no recession" forecasts are predicated on further rate cuts by the Fed. The target rate is expected to drop from 4.25% to between 2.5% and 4%, with almost half of the analysts projecting it to fall below 4%. The yield curve will steepen a bit, as 10-year Treasuries edge up to 4.5% by yearend.
On balance, the analysts are cautiously optimistic, but with plenty of hedging amid all the uncertainties. Here's how they see the hot-button issues shaping up:
THE CREDIT CRUNCH
Perhaps the biggest surprise of 2007 was the way the housing slump shook the economy. It wasn't just the direct drag of less construction activity, the shrinking outlays on home-related goods, and lost consumer wealth, as economists had expected. It was the way the subprime debacle hit the financial markets, setting off two things: a new downturn in housing activity and a liquidity crisis that now threatens a broad squeeze on credit availability. "The two main risks in the outlook are that sharp further declines in home prices will cause consumers to spend less, and that the ongoing credit crunch will curtail activity in a more general way," says Dana Johnson at Comerica Bank (CMA) in Dallas.
Some worry the Fed isn't doing enough. "The Fed's response to the current financial market troubles and weaker economy has been slow, as they have underestimated the severity of the problem," says Mark M. Zandi at Moody's (MCO) Economy.com. Analysts are encouraged by the Fed's coordinated efforts with other central banks to auction off funds in an effort to relieve strains on liquidity. However, if key market rates, crucial to the short-term funding needs of businesses, fail to come down, most economists believe aggressive rate cutting will be the only way to protect the economy.
With help from the Fed, consumers and businesses should be able to manage the crunch. "While consumers are likely to grow more cautious in 2008, solid income growth should prevent a sharp contraction in spending," says Ethan S. Harris at Lehman Brothers (LEH). Businesses will continue to expand their outlays and payrolls, since they are not overextended with debt, excess production capacity, or inventories, and the lower dollar is providing a stimulus for exports, especially since the rest of the world is doing O.K. But without effective Fed action, the credit vise could begin to squeeze too hard.
THE HOUSING SLUMP
When will the vicious cycle of falling home prices, mortgage defaults, and credit tightening be broken? "
It's all about housing and the resolution of current excesses," says Richard DeKaser at National City Corp. (NCC) in Cleveland. The economists agree that, first, home sales have to stabilize. "Housing starts must fall low enough relative to sales to bring a significant reduction in inventories," says Robert Melman at JPMorgan (JPM). Only then can prices bottom out, as supply and demand rebalance.
That will probably take all of 2008. Maybe longer. Keith Hembre at First American Funds in Minneapolis is not hopeful. "Substantial further adjustment in housing appears to lie ahead," says Hembre, who one year ago in BusinessWeek made the best forecast for 2007. He's one of the two economists who expect an economywide recession in 2008. (See "Hembre's Farsighted Forecasts".)
Others are more optimistic. "Most of the decline is behind us," says Ken Mayland at ClearView Economics in Pepper Pike, Ohio. Housing starts have fallen to an annual rate of 1.2 million, from a peak of 2.3 million nearly two years ago. Economists expect them to bottom out around midyear at 1 million, so the drag from housing will ease. Inventories of existing homes are still sky-high, which is keeping downward pressure on prices, but builders' stocks of new homes have begun to shrink.
THE FEDERAL RESERVE
Investors are caught between what appears to be a deep divide at the Fed over how to balance the risk of a slowing economy with the risk of inflation. At the Fed's Oct. 30-31 meeting, one policymaker opposed the quarter-point rate cut because he felt it was too much. On Dec. 11, another member opposed the next quarter-point cut on the grounds that it wasn't enough.
If the economists are right about slow growth in 2008, then inflation pressures will stay down. The potential for businesses to pass along the increased energy costs to the prices of their final products is one Fed worry. Another is tight labor markets at a time when slower productivity is providing less of an offset to rising wage costs. However, if the economy grows at a pace of only about 1.5%, as expected through the second quarter of 2008, the labor markets are sure to loosen up, and higher costs will squeeze profit margins more than they will push up prices.
That would allow the Fed to ease as much as necessary to revive housing, relieve the liquidity and credit squeezes, and restore the economy's pep. Based on its recent words and actions, the Fed seems to be coming around to the thinking of most economists. "I believe the current risks fall more heavily on recession, and I don't think [energy-driven] headline inflation will affect near-term policy decisions," says Robert Shrouds at DuPont (DD).
I just wanted to add that I relate to the challenge you’re speaking to. I live by myself in Berlin, and it has been a struggle to maintain the business whilst freelancing and trying to keep them abreast of the entrepreneurial journey.
I’ve felt mostly that involving family members who don’t get it, are jealous that they didn’t start their own thing, or simply don’t believe in the financial aspect, are better left outside the inner ring of your business/what you are building. It takes some getting used to. Esp if you’re close to your family (which I am). But I’ve found my successes were more prevalent when flying solo and letting them in on a need to know basis. Every parent is different. Mine are super supportive, and will even give me pep talks at times. However, at a recent setback I got the comment almost immediately: why not just quit this and get a 9-5?
I think it’s worth bearing in mind the generational difference here, and that most of their concern springs from genuine care.
thanks for the pep talk, your encouragement helps, and I appreciate your post.
I use a old fashioned paper calendar on the wall to record my exercise and sometimes track weight and hydration. Rule is that something has to go on the calendar every day. If I have to miss a day for some reason..... I can NEVER have two miss days in a row.
This can be motivational in the case where I know I have a busy Wednesday and I'm dragging ass a bit on Tuesday. I'd better get out there and walk - even just a little - to get something on the calendar just in case I just can't on Wed.
It's very gratifying to see a full month of scrawls with only a couple missed days here and there.
Oh, and another vote for Veganism. Been living this way for a long long time and it feels great on so many levels to just not participate in those industries.
Puts on PEP, who the fuck even signed off on that peeps soda?
Sampling: ABBV, MRK, KMI, O, VICI, PLD, PRU, JPM, PFG, PEP, PNC, RF, SO, DUK, AVGO, TXN, BX and 20+ more. SCHD serves as foundation.
Just sold the best house we’ve ever had, to balance my books, pay off cars etc, but renting or losing rest of the money is a BIG fear. Rich Dad Poor Dad was a good book, but doing this shit has me up at night .
Off to wait for a housing correction in MT lol. $340K pretax in 3 yrs is better than I could ever do waiting for Dogecoin to pop (Jk) fk renting tho…
Your pep talk was good to hear. Cheers
Hope you took your Prep and Pep
Don’t forget your Prep and Pep tonight, boys
I’d get rid of LYFT and AMC and buy some PEP or more PYPL. What are your specific goals? I’m not gonna tell you to buy ETFs as I think this is more like an exciting hobby to you (and me) of “collecting” stocks like other people collect silver coins or whatever. Go for some KO or PEP, maybe some HSY, who knows, some JNJ might end up on your list. Maybe DiS will tickle your fancy. I know people that own PFE T and VZ that really enjoy it. Cheers 🍻
PEP is the ultimate dividend growth stock; most years they give a 5 - 10% raise - they just bumped it 10% this year. Other consumer staples like PG and CAG have a good divy growth history as well.
In medical, CVS is back to increasing its dividend - they just give a 10% increase. PFE is another consistent grower.
In financials, JPM is a consistent grower.
But imo you can sneak here with full regardness. My portfolio is 80% PLTR(10$average) and 20% boomer (pep/some index funds)
I already said Money Market Fund in my comment.
Well if you bought companies like PEP, AFL, RTX, etc in 2021. You are still up and collecting a good yield on cost.
Well Citigroup cucked me by downgrading PEP from Buy to Neutral. Anyways I sold 24 shares of PEP at 175.44 and bought 20 shares of TSLA at 199.97
Btw it is looking more like PEP at 176 and TSLA at 198.50. Idc about the actual number just the conversion rate.
If $PEP goes to or above 177 while $TSLA goes to or below 200, I plan on moving 4k from PEP to TSLA. Although I am still Bullish on PEP, I think the downward trend over a software update being classified as a recall should not have cancelled out the previous upward trend from the supercharger subsidy deal. Is this regarded?
PEP, LMT, TXN, XOM, BAT, MCD
1998 was the year, doing what young thundercats do. Clinton was still iin office and life was good...
PM - 10 shares at like 30 bucks each PEP - 5 shares at what price l don't remember F - 25 at $10 McD - 10 also at a price l cant recall INTC - 10 " "
With the exception of MCD l'm still holding all that. As a matter of fact l had forgotten about it for decades, so the McDs sell was a great come up.
Yes. The reason why tech companies are so great is because of their economics. Doubling your output or revenue is much less capital intensive than with a railway or utility company, for example. Especially in the age of cloud and SaaS. Many of those companies are not profitable, yes, but those are not the ones I'm talking about. Take a look at Adobe, Salesforce, or Microsoft. They don't need to build a new factory to double their output and they don't need to double their input goods, they just need better sales (that's still not a non-issue, of course). Of course there is still labor and things like cloud infrastructure which is a significant expense, but the economics and logistics of software are just that good, when done right.
There are definitely companies that warrant an elevated PE ratio. And here I'd also like to add that it's not just tech companies, but also, businesses all around have evolved a lot. There is a great article on Return on Invested Capital from Morgan Stanley from a few months ago. In Exhibit 18 on page 25, there is a great visualization of what drives ROIC in different companies:
On one hand, there is differentiation (high NOPAT (net operating profit after taxes) over sales => high NOPAT margin drives ROIC) , which is typical for Tech companies like I described above (highlighted are MSFT, ORCL, AAPL, GOOG, META, QCOM, MA). Another good examples are NVO (healthcare) and ASML (also tech but not software), for example, but there are many more.
On the other hand, there is cost leadership (high invested capital turnover (sales / IC) drives ROIC), which is typical for retail and consumer brands. These are companies that have high return despite lower margins Highlighted are WMT, AMZN, NKE, HD, TGT. Another examples are AZO, ULTA, COST, basically all well-performing retail stocks. But also probably many others.
Now, the second point is where I think you're slightly wrong. You mentioned WMT specifically, which currently has a PE of >40. Higher than all the tech companies you mentioned. NKE or COST, likewise. KO, PEP, CL,... A good business model, a significant moat, leveraging economies of scale, improvements in efficiency (efficiency is a big reason why GE is a failed company), all of these can warrant an elevated PE. Now, I'm not saying that none of these are overvalued. I just want to highlight how it's not just shiny new things that drive valuation, but also the moat and the business model. All in all, PE is not that important metric when comparing different stocks, I think. It's barely informative when you look at a sector. It's useful when looking at the history of PE of a specific company, though it's still not enough to judge if the company is under/overvalued, just one of the factors.
Smoking a rock with Hunter to get some pep in his step, he'll be out soon
No idea what a mask is. Not on your platform but here’s my story it it helps at all. I’m sure you can do it. Someone gave me a pep talk the first time and was able to figure it out.
It was a little daunting the first time until I selected Iron Condor at Fidelity. Then it was a simple walk thru on a form. Took some thought but slowed me down enough to really learn the concept and process on my platform.
Step 1- Figured out how to select IC strategy on my platform. I was still learning my platform and apparently didn’t know it very well. I cant do it from mobile as far as I am aware. The form came up thru the options chain on ATP and I didn’t explore it enough when I was just buying and selling. So find the format I’m gonna guess. I then had to build it.
Step 2 — 4 boxes came up and from there ….. You are BUYING the outer put/call and SELLING the inner put/call. Think GOAL: hope to stay within the inner put/call spread you SOLD. The outer put/call is BOUGHT for your protection.
Step 3 —- Then your platform should have a max gain and loss so you can adjust strikes from there. If something is wrong you would catch it here. TBH your platform would probably catch a serious mistake and not let you sell naked. That is to say accidentally getting it backwards and entering an infinity loss position.
My biggest mistake was the second time I did one I thought I was so smooth after impressing myself with more knowledge learning my platform, I selected the wrong damn date on the options chain. Thought it was a 0DTE but it was a 1DTE. Platform can’t catch stupid so had to eat that loss.
Best of luck.
A whale is manipulating $PEP after hours. $176.01.
A whale is manipulating $PEP after hours. Check the Nasdaq trade log to see what I mean. $4 spread and over 30mil has been transacted at the price of $176.01. Gonna watch it spike tomorrow or at least this week.
That said, let me make some suggestions: MRK; ADM; AVGO; CVS; AMGN; PEP; KR; CAT; O; PLD; PSA; RIO; TD...
PEP is THE junk food company. Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Ruffles, Rockstar…
Most are going to tell you to put this in a broad market fund and forget about it. However, there’s value to keeping an interest and even forming an obsession with funding your account. My suggestion is this: (only applies if you can do fractional shares)
You have $500. Do something like this (stocks can be whatever you want. Just threw in some of my faves.)
$200 to VTI or similar $75 to MELI $75 to GOOG $75 to IIPR $75 to PEP
This will be volatile, but you can see how IIPR (a REIT) reacts vs a blue chip (PEP) vs. more volatile tech plays (MELI and GOOG)
Long term, stick with broad ETFs. Short term, have some fun (responsibly) and learn the risks of volatility.
Whatever you decide good luck.
This has been said about them and PEP for 2 decades now. I still remember how upset people were when a 6 pack went up to $2 while generics were still $1. Some vowing to never drink soda again. Others saying they will lose market because of generics. Then came the health people some wanting to sue KO for the obesity "epidemic" while others said other options are healthier (they really arent).
Well... KO has doubled since then and paid out loads of divs. PEP has tripled and also paid out divs.
$7 a 12 pack really isnt bad. If you think about that was $2 in the early 90s. That was 33 years ago and we just went through rapid inflation. Thats pretty much on point with inflation. Im sure generics can be sold for less but thats been the case for over 20 years now. Some folks prefer the big brands.
AMD in recent times has been pretty solid for me as well. Ive also done McDs/F/ko and pep and had solid returns. I really like dividend
Yeah, I own PEP and KO.
But more PEP, better management, more diversification with food and snacks.
They both are getting into Coffee and alcoholic beverages too.
Carl Icahn bought pep boys and liquidated the retail side of the business. Stores went to over 50% off. I bought so many 10mm sockets. But then this guy famously fired everyone because they cost money, who knew slaves want a paycheck am I right? So now the service side is out too. I wanted an alignment but found a bunch of homeless people using it as a shelter. Either Carl Icahn is a great investor and knows something we don’t or he stays true and the market will rally. If Cramer talks about him then conformation bias will be hard to ignore
calls on PEP
Some MF post sone intriguing DD on $ABNB about 24 hours ago I follow up on it and do some DD of my own and I think this fucking 🐖 gonna get slaughtered after hours …. Is might cut in half is see $Abnb below 75 by Friday, it’s a bout time the pep up demand from Covid bubble burst, this one bad earnings will be the catalyst…
For what its worth I went through this stuff several years ago. And here is what I ended up with. Only buy companies that you are confident, will exist long term.
This is harder than you think because if you are really grounded, you will realize that some sectors really dont qualify, including most of tech and commodities. This is because the nature of tech is preciously rapid change and commodities can be disrupted and many have low barriers of entry with no competitive advantages.
So I started looking for other things like staples, healthcare, real estate and specific cyclical like restaurants. I also started doing some history research. Surprisingly, what I found was that staples generally outperform tech over very long periods of time. The reason for this was they are much more likely to survive. Though some tech companies of each era did thrive, it was exception, not the rule. In some ways you can think of it as the story of the tortoise and the hare. The tortoise wins in the long run.
So what I did was stock up on stuff that I had confidence in, who owned hard assets that were hard to displace.
- For staples I went with things like KO, PEP, GIS, CAG, COST.
- You can make a good argument for Amazon given where they are expanding and what they are using their tech for. Long term, their retail, manufacturing and logistic businesses will likely outperform their tech business (again, its hard to stay on top in tech).
- You can also make a good argument for big defense stocks like LMT or Raytheon. To me, they are very similar to staples since no country can survive without their defense industry.
- Last you can argue for payment processors like V though I will say this one makes me nervous because every major retailer hates them and wants a way around them.
- For healthcare I went with JNJ and PFE.
- For restaurants I opted for some growth. I went with SBUX, KRUS, and BROS.
- For real estate I went almost entirely with Sr. Living and Healthcare. I went with VTR, NHI and OHI.
I would also strongly suggest you just stick to something like a broad index. VOO or BKLC. Those will be around in 30 years. Its probably safer than stock picking like I did but I had other motives. I wanted my kids to learn and there is little to no learning when you go index funds.
Thanks for pep talk about the merits of capitalism. However, the average investor puts little thought on how their money is managed and buys into a basket of companies usually in some kind of index fund. Furthermore, your average investor is not financially savvy and they are taken advantage of all the time.
RC Cola > KO and PEP
i really consoled myself with knowing i’ll just get the inspection ($79 at pep boys) and now you’re saying even that’s not completely credible. i am so flustered
There’s also the satisfaction of gaining a tiny additional bit of mastery of your universe. I remember decades ago when I owned my first ever car — it was 16 years old and I’d bought it for one dollar (long story). I was a starving student on a serious shoestring with absolutely no knowledge of anything mechanical. When it kept overheating when it hit 50 mph, taking it to a garage would have required saving up literally for months. I went to a used bookstore and bought an old Chilton’s manual, used their drop in in hot water test to figure out the problem was the thermostat, went to Pep Boys and spent about $6 on a new part and some gasket glue stuff, made the repair. And felt…glorious and proud and independent. Such a small thing, but still vividly memorable over 25 years later.
Do yourself a favor and read this. It is the single best piece I've read on negotiation, and gives both tips on how to negotiate and a much-needed pep talk to give you the guts to do so: https://www.kalzumeus.com/2012/01/23/salary-negotiation/
Thank you PEP
#Ban Bet Lost
/u/Tiki_Marsala made a bet that PEP would go to 178.7968 within 1 day when it was 171.92 and it did not, so they were banned for a week.
Their record is now 0 wins and 1 losses
Holy shit haha i just did too...
Medium Thin crusy pep and onions
Medium hand tossed pep and mushys
Brownie cookie crack thingy
2 medium 2 topping pizzas. Hand tossed pep and jalapeño Thin crust sausage and mushroom
This is the most empty and meaningless bullshit fucking pep talk I can't even stand to finish it.
This is the equivalent of pulling out your corporate dick sucking jargon to impress your even bigger cunt of a future boss for a shit job you don't even want.
Go fuck yourself.
Going all in on GUSH? As expect of a WSB regard
They should have diversified into gushing grannies via $PEP
PEP only went up 2% today. How come the gains? I’m not new but I’m a casual
Looks like you got some pep in your step
LoL dude...the problem with wanting to short companies like KO and PEP and MCD is that they're basically defensive companies...they move in a snail pace upwards and also fall downwards at a snail's pace
There is not enough volatility to make them worthwhile shorts options wise...but if you have the capital to short stocks then sure...definitely have at it
My man 😭😭 I'm holding my pep call rn. Lfggg
The PEP $185 Call is a great investment. The current price of the option is $0.56 and it has a breakeven price of $185.28. Today's return on the trade is +$3,591.00 (+60%), which brings the total return to +$4,766.98 (+99%).
My $PEP puts are fucked.
I think it has to do with earnings a couple a major companies in the Dow reported with PEP and DIS.
Sorry to that guy that said he had PEP puts when I said I had calls. Never bet against obesity
Pepsi beat on earnings $1.67 on sales of $28 billion. Analysts were expecting EPS of $1.65 on sales of $26.8 billion. $PEP also announced a 10% increase in dividend.
Pepsi owns Quaker Oats, Gatorade, Frito Lay, and about 20 other brands. They are the grocery store powerhouse, and unlike Tyson Foods, they just continue to be able to pass their cost increases onto their consumer.