Archive for: May 2007

May 31, 2007

Barron’s Stock Picks – Time for Tech?

Filed under: Finance,Media,Stock Picks - 31 May 2007

In the May 28th issue of Barron’s, Tiernan Ray wrote an interesting article entitled “Summer Meltdown Unlikely for Tech”.  I’ll list some of the highlights and quickly move to this picks I thought were worth a closer look. 

All investors know …

May 30, 2007

Joy Global, Inc (JOYG) pays off

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 30 May 2007

The last thing I thought I’d be seeing when I checked my account during lunch was that I’d be up over $300 for the day so far.  I thought the sorrows of China would carry over to us for more than …

May 29, 2007

How much should a vacation cost?

Filed under: Life's Expenses - 29 May 2007

We’re trying to plan for our next big vacation and I started to wonder how much should we spend on a vacation.  For various reasons we haven’t been on a vacation in four years and we came back from that …

May 25, 2007

Option Trade on Monsanto (MON) – Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 25 May 2007

I hate Monsanto’s practice of creating Frankenfood, but the company is a cash flow machine with a huge …

TTEK, Again

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 25 May 2007

I wrote about Tetra Tech, Inc (NASDAQ:TTEK) almost a full month ago and considered selling puts on it.  My limit never hit and it’s now time to regroup and consider a new move.  I made the mistake …

May 24, 2007

Beginner Investor Series: How to Build a CD Ladder

Filed under: Beginners,Finance - 24 May 2007

I mentioned in my “About Me” page that my investment account is funded by money that I do not need in the short term.  For this investing account that I blog about I have no plans to withdraw any of the …

May 23, 2007

CAT – Covered Call

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 23 May 2007

Per my plans in my earlier post, I bought Caterpillar, Inc (CAT) in my IRA for 77.19 and waited briefly before selling a covered call at 1.85.  I received $174.25 after commissions.  I was planning to get in close to …

Mad Money – Filtered Stock Picks

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 23 May 2007

I rarely get a chance to watch Mad Money although I Tivo it and try to watch some, but I generally just read the recap on line.  I list all of Cramer’s bullish picks and start my …

May 22, 2007

Option Trade on Alcoa (AA) – Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 22 May 2007

Jim Cramer is ranting about Dow stocks this week.  I think he’s on to something with Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA).  While trading at 39.41, I sold 3 OTM puts on AA at the July 37.50 strike …

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