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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #24)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 03:15 AM

25. The put options on United and American were explained.

Two different reasons for both.

One was an investor who was also buying stock in one of the airlines. He bought the puts as a hedge. It's a rather standard thing to do.

The other was a tip from a newsletter saying to short the other airline. Details are fuzzy in my mind now, but it was in the 9/11 Commission Report, I believe.

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