$1.5 Million In Blatant Insider Trading Profit Following 3Com Acquisition (Or An Innocent Calendar Spread)

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Wed, 11/11/2009 - 18:06 | 127592 TraderMark
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it wasn't me.


my gosh after Perot Systems just a month ago, people still don't catch on.  Look I know everyone wants to be Goldman Sachs, but GS gets away with it.  You don't.

Wed, 11/11/2009 - 19:17 | 127695 ghostfaceinvestah
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My thoughts exactly - amazing that people still think they can get away with it: "oh, these are OPTIONS, I will NEVER get caught with those."

Better off just buying the stock, it is less noticeable.

Wed, 11/11/2009 - 19:19 | 127698 E pluribus unum
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What makes you think they won't get away with it?

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look at who also purchased a bunch of shares last quarter

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Wed, 11/11/2009 - 18:19 | 127624 andrew123
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Tyler, this looks like a delta neutral calendar spread, not a buyer of both.

Wed, 11/11/2009 - 18:42 | 127651 Tyler Durden
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Possible. Horrendous timing though.

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or designed to look like one? highest trading in 26
months just happens to be market neutral?

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Wed, 11/11/2009 - 22:55 | 127935 Natural
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Agreed, implied vol was practically unched today.   That would not be the case if some one came in and lifted the offer on 3x the open interest.

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Thu, 11/12/2009 - 09:57 | 128352 hazenyc
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I agree.. on bloomberg these options are clearly marked as a Spread Trade (SP in the QR screen) and printed at exactly the same time. It was most certainly a calendar spread, and yes though the timing is suspect its not as aggregious as somebody buying both calls outright.

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Wed, 11/11/2009 - 18:20 | 127626 Harbourcity
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Martha Stewart obviously just had bad timing.



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Wed, 11/11/2009 - 18:37 | 127645 Anonymous
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Wed, 11/11/2009 - 18:51 | 127662 Rollerball
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I think Karl D was pretty close.

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TD is fast, but I think Denninger beat him to this one.

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Wed, 11/11/2009 - 18:39 | 127647 Cursive
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Is this gonna require a separate billing to the SEC or do you still have time to append this to yesterday's?

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