Archive for: December 2007

December 28, 2007

Unemployed/Re-employed

Filed under: Uncategorized - 28 Dec 2007

Today was my last day on my job at AT&T.  Luckily, I received an offer yesterday and accepted the position in writing before going in to the office to turn in my laptop, badge, etc.  Nothing like waiting until the …

December 27, 2007

Dreamworks (DWA) Waking Up

Filed under: Finance,Stock Charts,Stock Picks - 27 Dec 2007

Could it be that one of my worst trades of the year will work out for me?  I sold three naked puts a few months ago on DWA only to see it drop big.  During that fall …

December 26, 2007

NVDA Naked Puts, again and again

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 26 Dec 2007

Had I waited a few minutes I could have included this trade in my last post.  I keep coming back to NVIDIA (NVDA) and it keeps working, so let’s hope I’m not pushing my luck (skill?) with this order.

While NVDA was trading …

Diana Shipping (DSX) Sales Again

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 26 Dec 2007

Yes, that was an intentional pun – sales/sails – maybe not as funny if I have to explain it. 

DSX was trading at 29.17 when I bought my December 30 naked puts …

December 24, 2007

Dow Jones ($INDU) Chart – December 21, 2007

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

I’m keeping this week’s Dow Jones Industrial Average (aka DJIA or $INDU) brief this week since it’s a holiday week.  The chart below tells the same story as last week, we’re still stuck in a trading channel.  What we can’t …

December 21, 2007

Closed my DSX Options for a Profit

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 21 Dec 2007

This morning I said I would NOT buy my DSX options back for a loss since it looked like it was ready to rebound.  It did – starting about seven minutes after I posted …

Taxes and Option Trading

Filed under: Beginners,Finance - 21 Dec 2007

When I first started selling options I had a lot of questions about how the taxes worked with it.  At the end of my first year of selling options I asked a neighbor who was a financial advisor how I …

DSX Stock Chart Analysis

Filed under: Finance,Stock Charts,Stock Picks - 21 Dec 2007

I’m short four DSX December 30 naked puts.  DSX is trading at 28.13 as I write this before 10:00 am on the last day to trade these contracts.  With as many stocks as I already hold long in my portfolio, I’d …

December 19, 2007

Unemployed or Full-Time Trader?

Filed under: Finance - 19 Dec 2007

After today, I only have six more working days on my AT&T contract where I’ve been a project manager for more than four years.  I don’t have another job lined up yet and I’ve been looking forward to having a little time …

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