Archive for: June 2007

June 29, 2007

AT&T Review – In Honor of the iPhone Release

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 29 Jun 2007

As someone who works at AT&T (on contract) and has been beaten over the head with the iPhone blitz even more than the rest of the non-AT&T/Apple world which has suffered enough, I figured I should throw my two cents …

June 28, 2007

Took at Loss on Nucor (NUE)

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 28 Jun 2007

Yesterday morning, not too far from the low of the day, I bought back my NUE covered call for $0.25 and sold my shares for $56.78 in my IRA.  I entered into the position back on May 14th and wrote …

June 27, 2007

5 Tips for keeping a Stock Trading Journal

Filed under: Beginners,Finance - 27 Jun 2007

A journal, be it called a trader’s journal, trading journal, stock journal, investment journal or any other derivation has a key place in any investor’s methodology.  Tracking all of your stock trades and also your thoughts on what you might invest in can …

Took a Loss on Grupo Televisa (TV)

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 27 Jun 2007

I finally accepted my losses on TV this morning as I should have done last week.  Actually, I should have done it as soon as the news came out weeks ago that they were going to loose their strangle hold …

June 26, 2007

Does the VIX Matter Still?

Filed under: Beginners,Finance - 26 Jun 2007

VIX is likely a familiar point of reference for anyone who uses options as an investment tool.  The VIX is basically a measurement of the entire market’s volatility. When volatility is up, option premiums are up in general.  Those of us …

June 25, 2007

DJO Incorporated (DJO): Stock Chart

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 25 Jun 2007

The June 25th issue of Barron’s had a follow-up article on DJO that made me take a closer look.  In short, the writer was bullish with his belief that DJO is in a recession proof business.  Being in a so …

June 24, 2007

Charting the S&P 500 ($INX)

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 24 Jun 2007

Instead of the Dow chart this week, I’m taking a look at the S&P 500 weekly chart for the past six months.  The two charts are similar, but not exactly the same.  I’m only going back six months this weekend instead …

June 22, 2007

Stocks Are Still Better Than Bonds

Filed under: Finance,Media,Reading - 22 Jun 2007

I read a good article on MSN Money today that seemed to echo what I said last week in my post about risk.  Apparently Jim …

June 21, 2007

Barron’s Midyear Roundtable – June 18, 2007

Filed under: Finance,Media,Reading - 21 Jun 2007

For those who don’t subscribe to Barron’s (you should), this week included an update from the roundtable they did at the beginnning of the year.  It started like this:
“DOW 14,000, OR BUST.

Suddenly either alternative seems possible for stocks, as the …

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