Re: Consequences of breaking RSA, AES
From: Bryan Olson (fakeaddress_at_nowhere.org)
Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 16:18:02 GMT
Mok-Kong Shen wrote:
> He (and also you) entirely missed the context.
> Colin Andrew Percival wrote:
> A better idea would probably be to buy options so
> that you profit regardless of the direction the
> stocks move.
> I wrote:
> If I understand your last sentence correctly, there
> is a general way of getting rich thru buying options,
> for one wins thereby regardless of the direction the
> stock moves. That would be marvelous. Could you please
> elaborate that some more?
> I was questioning the possibility of (always) winning
> with options 'regardless' of the direction the stock
What is this guy talking about? Louis Scheffer clearly stated:
"the idea works only if the variations are large.", and in his
example "The downside is that if the price does not vary by more
than $4, you've lost money."
> (That is clearly impossible. Do you agree?
> I knew that's impossible, but for rhetoric reasons I
> formulated a question.) Is that clear?
Shen is the only one proposing impossibilities.
I can see how a casual reading of Colin's post might miss the
assumption that the stock will move sharply, either up or down.
But after Louis Scheffer's post? I don't get that.