Archive for: September 2007

September 30, 2007

NASDAQ Composite ($COMPX) Chart

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 30 Sep 2007

I haven’t charted the NASDAQ Composite Index ($COMPX) here before now.  I think I might have taken a good time to give it a look.  The chart I’ve drawn shows the past year of the …

September 27, 2007

AT&T (T) Wants to Buy Echostar (DISH)

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 27 Sep 2007

The rumors have been floating around for a while that AT&T (T) planned to extend their reach into people’s houses with a better TV offering.  Now it appears Echostar (DISH) is the target.  T wants to pay around $55 per share …

Beginners Guide: How to Read an Options Table

Filed under: Beginners,Finance - 27 Sep 2007

A friend of mine educated me on the basics of options at a very small New Year’s eve party at the end of 1998.  I’ve been hooked since then.  He was a certified financial planner and was able to explain …

September 26, 2007

General Motors (GM) Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 26 Sep 2007

These are the opportunities I’ll miss when I’m in a job that actually keeps me busy.  When GM was off its early morning highs and trading at 35.80, I sold three November 32.50 naked puts (GMWZ) and received $317.75 after …

Adobe (ADBE) Covered Calls

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 26 Sep 2007

Adobe (ADBE) bounced off its rising trend line of higher lows yesterday and had a great finish to the day.  I have 200 shares in my IRA and had a limit in to sell two new covered calls on it for November …

September 25, 2007

Sold AXE Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 25 Sep 2007

I wrote about Anixter International (AXE) a few weeks ago and exchanged some comments about AXE after it broke the 78 level I was asking for.  Yesterday morning while entering the pile of …

September 24, 2007

Sold DOX Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 24 Sep 2007

I certainly didn’t mean to make five trades today, but that’s how it worked out.  The first three were planned as I originally wrote, BNI was supposed to hit in a few days and the fifth, AMDOCS (DOX) was just …

Sold BNI Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 24 Sep 2007

After writing about Burlington Northern Sante Fe (BNI) a few weeks ago I might have misjudged this one today.  I put a limit in for BNI this morning based on the idea that the chart looked …

Option Trades, Naked Puts & Covered Calls

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 24 Sep 2007

I started off the week with a few trades this morning.  I went right back to the stocks I just had options expire on to start with before moving to the other list I wrote …

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