Last time i played poker was on a cruse ship and had my aras handed to me, left the dealer at the table 2k. On to PUTs and Options, i don't play, its a 24hr job, mix that with the emotional roller coaster ride, not to mention the 5k fiber optic connection you need to stay on the top of the game, Not saying their are those that go well with a regular connection speeds, but you really have to live 24hrs in the market and its intentions short term. As to Alibaba their biz model is way ahead of its time, the demand for the IPO from investors in the western markets is so in intense that the SEC.gov has been force to grant the IPO. Their model bringing manufacturers together in open market place has raised the GDP in all but a few Asian Country's which is mostly do to the fact that technology hasn't made it possible. But that too is changing..If Alibaba IPO comes in at 1billion or over, its game on, and its a long term buy over the next 10yrs are so, much like Google which took years to get to where its at today.
But i digress, isn't this the same model you the GreanTeam are pushing is an open platform of connections!! I do guess thats why you have come here to expand your plat-form knowing the P&P is a 3.4 billion dollar industry, of course that includes all aspects of the default industry. Except the realty sales on the open market.i give you LPS stock its a perfect example, the investors love it.. much like myself i must say. BlackNight is already stream lining the operations and the stock is a reflection of it.
But your numbers of the winners and losers at 99 percent or just misleading at best. SEC has reported the last the trades ran 37% lose and the rest gains, most stocks have rebound since the 2011 thats why the market is busting 17k today all time highs. Its the obvious plays that hit big.
Look at NBL
in conduction with DLKGF
developing the Natural gas deposits off the Israel coast just discovered last yr. Big GAINS, or BOA
was at less than $5.00 in January 2011. if you bought 1500 shares and waited until today to sale at todays price which is $15.50 you would have made out like a bandit or better yet you could do like me and sale 1/2 of your stock and let the rest float for more Gaines. BOA was a no brainier the FEDS bailed them out to the tune of 54 billion that was just for starters. it had no where to go but up, with the backing of the to big to fail mentality. Jeez that was one of my best plays.Hell and its still going up.
Playing the market now is even harder the the P&P, and there is money to be made going P&P, but of course you have to play with the big boys direct and run a tight ship. If there is one thing you can count on its CHANGE. Our industry is changing and we change with it are fall to the wayside, Im a service company i serve at their leisure and charge for it.
I could probley sit around and trade all day but that's not what chose to do, the smart monies uses this industry to leverage on to a better and easier job down the road. DO you realize some people get shot out of cannons not because they have to but because they want to.