Archive for: August 2007

August 31, 2007

Sold PCU Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 31 Aug 2007

I’ve traded options on Southern Copper Corp (PCU) a couple of other times this year and even owned it for a little while before it was assigned from my covered calls.  I got out when it was in the 80s …

August 30, 2007

Sold 2 JOYG Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 30 Aug 2007

Investors didn’t seem too happy with Joy Global (JOYG) after earnings, but that was short lived as JOYG started its comeback the next day and continued it today.  I took the opportunity to sell a couple of October 40 naked …

Lottery Winner – Paying for Comments

Filed under: Uncategorized - 30 Aug 2007

The Mega Millions lottery is up to an estimated $325 million dollars for Friday night’s drawing.  I’ve bought my tickets and if I win, I’ll pay $1,000 for each person who leaves a comment to this post or another of …

August 29, 2007

A Risky Ride

Filed under: Beginners,Finance - 29 Aug 2007

I’m working from home today and was watching Power Lunch on CNBC while I ran on the treadmill.  They mentioned how the bond yield has come down recently.  It made me think about the post I wrote two and a half months ago, …

August 28, 2007

Greek Fires – Update

Filed under: Uncategorized - 28 Aug 2007

I heard good news this afternoon about my family in Greece.  The village where my grandfather was born and where I still have second cousins living, Vounargo (Βούναργο), is not burned.  The area all around it appears to be destroyed …

Chattem (CHTT) Could Heal the Ache

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 28 Aug 2007

Barron’s August 27, 2007 issue had a bullish write up on Chattem (CHTT).  It got the typical Monday bounce from the article, but is down today back to where it closed on Friday.  Michael Santoli makes a good case for …

August 27, 2007

Fires in Greece Destroy My Cousins’ House

Filed under: Uncategorized - 27 Aug 2007

This has nothing to do with my normal blog topic, but thought it was worth sharing.  I found this picture in Yahoo! News.  It is a satelite view of the fires in the Peloponnese and was taken on August 26th, yesterday. 

The …

Charting the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU)

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 27 Aug 2007

Last week closed at the high end of its weekly range.  That’s typically a bullish sign for a chart, but this morning futures are a little bit down.  We’re starting to learn that the direction for the morning doesn’t mean …

August 24, 2007

AMZN Stock Chart Analysis

Filed under: Finance,Stock Charts,Stock Picks - 24 Aug 2007

Motley Fool had a few articles debating the bull/bear case for Amazon (AMZN) yesterday, so I’ll leave that duel to them as I focus on the stock’s chart.  A few years ago when AMZN first …

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