What an exciting day (not). I also get the added dread of being assigned if TQQQ hits 45. Probably shouldn't have sold all those calls
geez man you are all full of octane
I'm mostly just bitter because I was shorting John Deere. Turns out that literally everyone else on Wall Street was too so I have to anxiously wait while everyone unwinds until my strike price number gets called. Added to that is the fact I have it in 11/23 puts.
I was a professional short seller from the years 2001 to 2007, when I quit out of disgust. Right before the market fell 50%. Ack.
Shorting is absurdly hard - the timing is the problem. You can be dead on right, but the way shorting works...you have to get the timing dead on too.