美國男子坎貝爾放空生技股被慘軋,上網自白遭遇,向網友募資。翻攝gofundme網站。

2015年11月20日19:43

美國男子坎貝爾(Joe Cambell)上班時間放空生技股被慘軋,才開個會,帳戶餘額就從3.7萬美元(121萬台幣)變成負債10.6萬美元(347萬台幣),恐被迫提前清算自己和老婆的退休金帳戶還債,上網募資求援。

坎貝爾上募款網站gofundme求救,自白在周三美股收盤前在公司透過E-Trade放空癌症藥廠KALOBIOS股票,然後就進會議室開會,沒想到會議結束,KALOBIOS股價已在盤後狂飆860%,帳戶餘額瞬間蒸發,還倒賠3倍。

坎貝爾說:「我準備抱KALOBIOS過夜,認為股價可能會跌個2美元…在收盤鐘敲完後,我確認下單已成功,決定不再執行其他操作。然後我進辦公室開了個不短的會。會議結束時我看到1則來自朋友的訊息,問我情況還好嗎,因為我放空了KALOBIOS的股票。」

坎貝爾眼睜睜看著帳戶數字一路變成倒欠逾10萬美元,不敢置信地聯絡E-Trade企圖停損,但事情發生太快,連E-Trade也措手不及,難以尋找合適價位出脫。

KALOBIOS上周因資金不足,表示將縮減營運並清算資產。但本周三傳出圖靈製藥(TURNING)執行長史克瑞里已率投資人收購約7成流通股,激勵KALOBIOS盤後股價飆漲逾8倍,由2.07美元漲抵19.89美元,周四收盤則漲402%至10.4美元。

坎貝爾在gofundme上表示:「若你不想捐錢給我,我可以理解。但至少讀讀今天發生在我身上的故事,保護你自己免於相同狀況!」。但這似乎仍引起不少人同情,為他在gofundme上募到超過5000美元(16.4萬台幣)。

全球復甦不穩、貨幣政策瀕臨轉折,從股、匯、債到期貨商品市場都劇烈震盪,連「股神」巴菲特或避險基金大老艾克曼等老手今年也都栽跟斗,散戶更成待宰羔羊。

MarketWatch告誡散戶,做空的風險遠高於做多,做多股票失利頂多賠光本金,做空押錯得賠多少可沒底線,沒有專業投資機構全面的財務調查、消息來源及龐大對沖配置與操作技巧,還是乖乖買股做多就好。(劉利貞、陳智偉/綜合外電報導)



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原PO感謝文

I want to thank everyone again for their generous donations! This money will go straight to paying off this Etrade debt. I'm taking the GoFundMe posting off, over $5,000 is unbelievable and will go a long way towards this debt. It is far more than I ever thought I would get by doing this page. I took a lot of bashing for posting my story but I felt it was necessary for others to hear, this could happen to many people. While it is hard to read the bashing messages, its great to see all the awesome people out there willing to help out and sent encouraging messages. We've always been a family to donate to others in need and we appreciate you all helping us. I am hopeful that everyone learns from my expensive lesson and that you all take care so that it does not happen to you ever! Also for the record - I will not be shorting low float stocks ever again!

I will post on Twitter when I get this all settled with Etrade to show the money went to the right place. 

Myself, my wife and our kids thank you all!

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原PO的故事

Hello to all you traders out there.  I'm starting this page out of the recommendation of other traders in the community.

I hesitated on doing this but I literally owe Etrade $106,445.56 as of this moment what would you do if you were in my situation?  I'll do whats needed and sell what I have to get them paid but if someone feels my pain and is willing to help out---who am I to say no?

If you don't want to donate I understand, at least read my story of what happened today and protect yourself from the same happening to you!  This is a terrible lesson for me but if this helps just one person than I'm happy I wrote this.

I'm a fairly new trader, been trading since about March of this year.  I have learned alot about the community and trading...well not enough about trading as you will soon hear.

I have a fairly small account, but its over PDT.  As of this morning it was $37,000.  I keep it small because I wanted to manage risk, the most I can afford to lose is what I have in the account....$37,000.  When I get some profits I take them out of the account because I wouldn't want to lose more than $37k.

I was holding KBIO short overnight for what I thought was a nice $2.00 fade coming.   At the close of the bell I saw the quote montage clear out and figured today there was no action after hours in the stock.  So I went to my office for a long meeting.  I got out of the meeting and saw a message from one of my buddys, he asked if I was ok since I was short KBIO....my heart dropped.  "Shoot did I blow up my account, everything I worked for?   I don't want to lose all $37,000 that would be terrible."  ---It was much worse.

The stock was at $16 and my account was negative over 100k.  I figured it was a mistake, Etrade would never let that happen, they must have cut the position when my account got to $0....nope.  I immediately called them and they confirmed I still owned all the shares.  He says that it got out of hand too fast for them to cover me, he says that all he can do right now is cover.  I was devistated.  I asked him to cover at $16 and he waited trying to find me a good exit.  I told him to do it asap and the fill was around $18.50 avg.

At the moment not only is my $37k gone, but I now owe ETrade the negative balance of over $106k.  I always knew I could blow up an account and I was financially able to "afford" to lose the $37k.  Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that Etrade would NOT have some sort of stop or circuit breaker in place that would automatically cut a position if the account went to $0.....how could they ever let it get to -$144k loss on a account that small!  Also, why did I have to call them to find out what was going on, why did they not alert me or call me when it went neg???

I'm never one to ask for a handout and honestly I'm kinda not sure if I should post this but here we go.   I'm sure it will cause lots of controversy on whether or not I deserve even a $1 donation but it doesn't hurt to ask.  Anything you traders can do to help me get a little out of this hole would be a blessing for me.  Anything donated will go 100% to simply paying Etrade some of this $106,445.56.

My plan moving forward is to liquidate mine and wife's 401k's and try work out a payment plan with Etrade.  I'm also going to ask them to help out in some way...thats a longshot.  I will pay them and be back trading....only with set stops this time.  What an expensive lesson that was.

I hope my story helps someone else from the same.

Here are screenshots of the damage.



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