David Pinsen, Seeking Alpha

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  • Benzinga.com

Recent articles by David:

Another Possible Source Of Alpha

Last month, I showed the performance of a new version of my system's security selection method.Here, I update the performance of that security selection method and highlight another potential source of alpha.I elaborate and explain how I intend to incorporate the new data. → Read More

Buying Umbrellas When It's Sunny Out: Hedging Market Risk Via Optimal Puts On SPY

Over the last week, market observers have highlighted risks ranging from the coronavirus outbreak to fiscal and monetary conditions.Despite those risks, the S&P 500 has traded near all-time highs. That can be an opportune time to inexpensively hedge.For readers looking to add protection to their own portfolios, I show a simple way of doing so using optimal put options on SPY. → Read More

Locking In Sprint Gains While Holding Out For A Bit More

Shares of Sprint spiked after the company's merger with T-Mobile was approved, but one Seeking Alpha contributor thinks they may have another leg down.For Sprint longs who want to lock in most of their gains while staying long for a bit more, I show a way of doing so.I close by discussing the broader investing implications of this merger for big tech quasi-monopolies. → Read More

Building A Hedged Portfolio Around Bristol-Myers Squibb

With BMY trading near multi-year highs, we present an approach to maximize expected return while strictly limiting risk with a hedged portfolio built around it. → Read More

A Warning Flag For Ballard Power Systems

Often when stocks do as well as BLDP has over the last six months, options market sentiment confirms that bullishness.In the case of BLDP, it doesn't. A primary gauge of options market sentiment over the next six months presents a warning flag here.I elaborate, note that this relates specifically to the next several months, and suggest BLDP longs consider taking some profits here. → Read More

Avoiding Falling Knives Like Tanger

In 2017, I wrote that SKT was a falling knife.Since then, the stock has dropped 42%.The same screens that identified it as a falling knife then flag it as a continuing risk today, as I explicate here. → Read More

Tesla: There Will Be Pullbacks

Tesla shares spiked nearly 20% on Monday - they're up almost 37% since I wrote last month about their previous parabolic move. Even if you think shares of Tesla → Read More

Crash Protection For AMD

AMD dipped after its downbeat guidance this week, but one Seeking Alpha contributor sees a lot more downside to come.He argues AMD shares could drop 90% from here.My system estimates a positive return for AMD over the next several months, but I present two ways cautious bulls can stay long while strictly limiting their risk. → Read More

Building A Hedged Portfolio Around AT&T

AT&T tends to attract risk-averse investors. Here we present an approach to maximize potential return while strictly limiting risk with a hedged portfolio built → Read More

Humana Hasn't Fully Priced In This Risk

Seeking Alpha contributors and Wall Street analysts are united in their bullishness toward Humana, which also gets a very bullish Seeking Alpha Quant rating. Al → Read More

Better Returns By Reducing Outliers

Last November, I implemented a change in my system's security selection method, one which gave preference to less risky names based on data that they tended to → Read More

Revisiting uniQure

Last June, after QURE had tripled in price over the previous 6 months, I presented ways investors could stay long while hedging. When QURE dropped 47% over the → Read More

Tesla Goes Parabolic, Ralph Nader Warns Of 'Speculative Zeal'

Tesla shares have more than tripled from their June lows, highlighting a difference in views between two prominent observers. Ralph Nader, the long-time activis → Read More

Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 95

It has been six months since I presented five hedged portfolios and 10 top names in week 95 of my Marketplace service (March 21). Here's how everything did. Fou → Read More

Crash Protection For Netflix

In a recent article, Seeking Alpha contributor The Prospector argued that risks were mounting for Netflix. He noted that the costs for content were rising with → Read More

Crash Protection Kicks In For uniQure

In June, I presented hedges for uniQure shareholders looking to stay long while limiting their downside risk. Since then, uniQure shares have fallen 47%. Here, → Read More

Nike: Avoiding The Agony Of Defeat

Seeking Alpha contributors are split in their assessment of Nike, with the stock getting an average contributor rating of neutral. In light of that, here I show → Read More

Johnson & Johnson Portfolio: Halftime Report

In June, I presented a bulletproof, or hedged, portfolio around a position in Johnson & Johnson. This portfolio was designed to last six months. Here, I show ho → Read More

In Case We're Wrong About Northrop Grumman

My site is currently bullish on Northrop Grumman, and it's not alone: every Seeking Alpha contributor covering it is bullish, as is Seeking Alpha's Quant Rating → Read More

Building A Bulletproof Portfolio Around Simon Property Group

Although Seeking Alpha contributors and Wall Street analysts tend to be bullish on SPG, shares of the retail REIT have slid over the past year as the sector has → Read More