Sunday, November 2, 2008

Obama Trade: MEE, KOL, BTU, PCX puts

Obama Tells SF Chronicle He Will Bankrupt Coal Industry

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Imagine if John McCain had whispered somewhere that he was willing to bankrupt a major industry? Would this declaration not immediately be front page news? Well, Barack Obama actually flat out told the San Francisco Chronicle (SF Gate) that he was willing to see the coal industry go bankrupt in a January 17, 2008 interview. The result? Nothing. This audio interview has been hidden from the public...until now. Here is the transcript of Obama's statement about bankrupting the coal industry :

Let me sort of describe my overall policy.

What I've said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else's out there.

I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted.
So there, that'll my first trade Wednesday, massive selling of bear call spreads (or put spreads) on KOL (Coal ETF) , BTU (Peabody Energy) , MEE (Massey Energy) , PCX (Patriot Coal) if the homicidal, Islamic, street radical gets elected. I haven't done much trade posting here but once this election is settled the market will take on the next wave: DOW 5000 if its Obama, DOW 12000 if it is McCain.

Either way, with my awesome Investools training I plan on profiting big.


Anonymous said...

As a Catholic, I have to question how you square your infatuation with the stock market with your traditional Catholicism. Very strange indeed.

Thomas Shawn said...

Oh, this is more than an infatuation. I trade stocks in my retirement accounts and the company I work for is publicly traded. I owe my livelihood to the free flow of capital.

The stock market is just an exchange between people. Giving people money to improve their business or profiting from a stock's over-extension.

Christianity has always fostered free market capitalism, it has always opposed (and suffered under) oppressive statism.

I have to question the still-stranger entanglement of quasi-communist sentiment and Roman Catholicism. No doubt due to acceptance of liberation theology, mis-interpretation of Chestertonian distributism, very large personal trust funds and/or employment at state jobs.

Go back to all the great Roman Catholic nations: Spain, France, Italy, Austria ... all capitalist (which includes mercantilist set ups.)

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