Archive for: April 2007

April 30, 2007

Deeper Analysis on Celgene Corp

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 30 Apr 2007

I’m debating selling puts on Celgene Corporation (CELG).  Jim Cramer listed it as one he likes during Mad Money on Thursday.  Schaeffersresearch.com rates CELG 7 out of 10.  Usually that combination is enough for me to take a …

April 28, 2007

Barron’s Review – VLO and TTEK

Filed under: Finance,Media,Stock Picks - 28 Apr 2007

Kopin Tan wrote an interesting article in this weekend’s Barron’s starting on page M2.  A few of the key points he hit are:
– “The Dow has climbed in 19 of the last 21 sessions – one of the most enduring …

April 27, 2007

CMCSA – Nearing a short term bottom

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 27 Apr 2007

Comcast (CMCSA) could be nearing a short-term bottom.  I have 300 shares from puts that were assigned to me a month ago.  I sold covered calls on all of them and watched them blow past my strike soon thereafter.  They …

A Down Day – Finally

Filed under: Finance - 27 Apr 2007

It’s not that I want to lose money, but we are so overdue for a solid down day I’ve been nervous to make any big trades.  This long run hasn’t made complete sense to me as I’ve noted a few …

April 26, 2007

Adobe Chart – Safe Play?

Filed under: Finance,Stock Charts,Stock Picks - 26 Apr 2007

I’ve been thinking about Adobe (ADBE) for a couple of weeks since I read the cover story in Barron’s.  ADBE hasn’t climbed since the article and its option premiums are good.  Schaeffer’s research rates ADBE 5 – again, not much help.  …

The Downside of Covered Calls, AAPL Fights Back

Filed under: Beginners,Finance - 26 Apr 2007

Man, I debated it and debated it, but decided to sell a covered call on AAPL on Monday, see my Greed post.  I was planning to wait until after earnings came out on Wednesday, but got spooked on …

April 25, 2007

BA Covered Calls

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 25 Apr 2007

I keep saying that my focus will be on my brokerage account, mainly because I prefer naked puts over covered calls, but I think Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) is worth writing about. 

I just bought 100 BA at 94.5181 …

Option Trade on JOYG

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 25 Apr 2007

OK, I admit it; I don’t read all of Barron’s every Saturday. Sometimes it takes me all week to make it through, but that isn’t such a bad thing. By the time I get around to trading on any of …

April 24, 2007

Stock Analysis on Global Santa Fe – GSF

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 24 Apr 2007

Andrew Bary mentioned Global Santa Fe (NYSE: GSF) as one of the plays on “rock-bottom price/earnings ratios” in this week’s Barron’s (page 24).  GSF stood out to me as a better opportunity to trade options on.  Implied volatility …

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