Ru Back Packer

Think Bit Coin Is Just a Bubble? 5 Best Methods to Short It

The CEO of J.P. Morgan this week predicted Bit coin that a "fraud" and "worse compared to tulip bulbs" If you agree, then it could be tempting to gamble from the digital money. Sure, the purchase price has had a beating recently however it's up 400 percent from January (,850 at the time of Thursday) --offering a chance for Bit coin bears.
So just how can you short Bit coin? It isn't easy because of deficiency of lending options (in accordance with other resources) and because a few tactics are on a specialist trader. Nevertheless, here are just five approaches for bears to gamble against the entire world's most common digital money.
Inch) Buy it around perimeter market it
Trading programs such as Coin base-owned GDAX let you buy online margin. While gross profit purchases normally entail adding leverage to proceed long within an advantage, in addition, it is feasible to go short by purchasing bit coins on perimeter, and shutting out the career after on. In the event the purchase price tag on bit coins drops in that moment, you're benefit from the commerce.
You will find a couple of caveats. It's that GDAX requires U.S. occupants to get at least 5 million should they would like to exchange on margin. (San Francisco-based rival Kraken does not appear to possess this limitation). The alternative is that clients can simply exit margin places available for a rather brief amount of time--27 days while in the instance of GDAX--that means individuals gambling on a fall in Bit coin desire it to fall in short sequence, or they'll need to pay the purchase price growth.
Two) Short stocks of this Bit-coin Investment Trust
The SEC this season refused a program by the Winklevoss twins to establish a Bit coin ETF. The stocks of the ETF will have exchanged to a significant market, also let average traders utilize their broker account to short them at precisely the exact same way as a average inventory exchange.
The SEC is reconsidering your choice however, at the meantime, the only real stock-like alternate could be your Bit Coin Investment Trust. As its name implies this is just a hope which holds Bit coin and enables people exchange its shares under the ticker GBTC.
Once more, you'll find grabs. It's that GBTC isn't permitted trade on major exchanges, therefore as an alternative it's recorded on OTC Markets (aka the "pink sheets") alongside other misfit toys of this auctions globe. Enormous brokerages such as TD Ameritrade do enable traders purchase OTC-listed stocks however, perhaps not short them, helping to make it more challenging to gamble against GBTC. At length, the purchase price tag on Bit Coin Trust stocks have gotten untethered into the amount tag on Bit coin (it's ostensibly broken within an investment vehicle) therefore a brief bet isn't quite a bet on Bit coin itself.
3) Buy derivatives on LedgerX (if they arrive)
Experienced investors might want to wade in the entire world of options and other derivatives like a means to become more bearish on Bit coin. Specifically, they can get a "put option" to market Bit coin during its present flat-rate cost. In the event the purchase price tag on Bit coin starts falling, the possibility increases in value along with also its owner can pocket an advantage.
These derivative contracts aren't available yet; however, they should be so on. Back in July the Commodity Futures Trading Commission approved a bid by a company named Ledger X to start a clearing house to get crypto currency places, calls, swaps and a wide range of additional exotic contracts. Ledger X is predicted to be available for business within the not too distant future.
(Update: There is also Hong Kong-based Bitmex, and it is a long-time purveyor of all bitcoin-related derivatives. 1 catch: all of trades, in addition to losses and profits, are ran in Bit coin--meaning you have to purchase Bit coin until you are able to view it).
4) Ask Goldman Sachs to compose you a contract

Great-West Lifeco Inc | Non-Cumulative First Preferred Shares, Series M (GWO.PRM.CA)

Prospectus excerpt: This offering of 5.80% Non-Cumulative First Preferred Shares, Series M (the “Series M First Preferred Shares”) of Great-West Lifeco Inc. (“Great-West Lifeco” or the “Corporation”) under this prospectus supplement (the “Prospectus Supplement”) consists of 6,000,000 Series M First Preferred Shares. The holders of the Series M First Preferred Shares will be entitled to fixed non-cumulative preferential cash dividends, if, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of the Corporation (the “Board of Directors”) at a rate equal to $1.45 per share per annum. The initial dividend, if declared, will be payable on June 30, 2010 and will be $0.46877 per share, based on the anticipated closing date of this offering of March 4, 2010. Thereafter, dividends will be payable quarterly on the last day of March, June, September and December in each year at a rate of $0.3625 per share. Certain provisions relating to the Series M First Preferred Shares are summarized under “Details of the Offering”.

On and after March 31, 2015, Great-West Lifeco may, on not less than 30 nor more than 60 days’ notice, redeem for cash the Series M First Preferred Shares in whole or in part, at the Corporation’s option, at $26.00 per share if redeemed on or after March 31, 2015 and prior to March 31, 2016, $25.75 per share if redeemed on or after March 31, 2016 and prior to March 31, 2017, $25.50 per share if redeemed on or after March 31, 2017 and prior to March 31, 2018, $25.25 per share if redeemed on or after March 31, 2018 and prior to March 31, 2019 and $25.00 per share if redeemed on or after March 31, 2019, in each case together with all declared and unpaid dividends to but excluding the date of redemption. See “Details of the Offering”.

Full Prospectus PDF », GWO.CA Page »

Alternate symbology:GWO-M.CA, GWO-PM.CA, GWOprM.CA
Call Date:3/31/2019
Shares Offered:6000000
Liquidation Preference:$25
Recent Market Price:$26.19
Premium to Liquidation Preference:
(More Preferreds Trading at a Premium »)
$1.19 (4.76%)
Annualized Dividend:1.45
Recent Ex-Date:11/30/2017
Current Yield:5.54%
Original Coupon:5.80%
Pay Period:Quarterly
Pay Dates:31-Mar, 30-Jun, 30-Sep, 31-Dec
Great-West Lifeco is a financial services holding company with interests in the life insurance, health insurance, retirement savings, investment management and reinsurance businesses. Co. has operations in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia through The Great-West Life Assurance Company, London Life Insurance Company, The Canada Life Assurance Company, Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company and Putnam Investments, LLC. Co., through its operating subsidiaries, provides protection and savings products that are distributed through multiple sales channels. Products are marketed under the Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life brands.


Open the GWO.CA Information Page »
Name: Great-West Lifeco Inc
Sector: Life & Health Insurance
Number of ETFs Holding GWO.CA: 2 (see which ones)
Total Market Value Held by ETFs: $573,945
Total Market Capitalization: $35,328,000,000
% of Market Cap. Held by ETFs: 0.00%

Top Ten Highest Yielding Preferred Stocks
Feel-Good Income: Socially Responsible Preferreds
Dividend Channel's 25 S.A.F.E. Dividend Stocks
Increasing Payments For Decades

Safer than S.A.F.E: Preferreds of Dividend Channel's
S.A.F.E. Dividend Stocks

Recent Preferred Stock Offerings
Preferred Stocks of Dow Components
Preferred Stocks of S&P 500 Components
Preferred Stocks By Industry
Preferred Stocks Where Insiders Are Buying The Common
High Yield Preferred Stocks
Preferreds Trading At Premiums To Liquidation Preference
Preferreds Trading At Discounts To Liquidation Preference

The Top 10 DividendRank'ed Canadian Stocks
Top 25 Broker Analyst Picks of the S&P 500

Quotes delayed 20 minutes

Great-West Lifeco Inc | Non-Cumulative First Preferred Shares, Series M (GWO.PRM.CA) Information Page | Ru Back Packer | | Copyright © 2011 - 2018, All Rights Reserved