Archive for: March 2008

March 31, 2008

Monthly Summary – March 2008

Filed under: Account Summary - 31 Mar 2008

I had another down month in March to round out a very poor quarter.  This was my worst quarter for returns since both Q2 and Q3 of 2002 when my returns in each quarter were nearly twice as bad as this …

March 30, 2008

Dow Jones (DJIA) Chart – March 28, 2008

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 30 Mar 2008

The Down Jones ($DJI) remains range bound still as we finish off the end of the first quarter on Monday.  It appears to be destined to stay within a few hundred points of 12,000 and 12,500.  A longer-term down trending …

March 27, 2008

NVDA and VIP Charts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Charts,Stock Picks - 27 Mar 2008

I’m sitting on what I have still with no changes yet.  Have y’all seen the price of FNM this week?  It’s down to 27.97.  I bought my call back on the day it hit it’s near term high.  The only saving grace …

March 26, 2008

Closed 2 VIP Naked Calls

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 26 Mar 2008

I sold three VIP April 40 calls (VIQDH) a few weeks ago and at the beginning of this week put a limit order in to buy back and close all three.  When VIP started its decent again yesterday two hit and I paid …

March 24, 2008

Covered Calls on ADBE

Filed under: Finance - 24 Mar 2008

A stroke of luck hit me with my ADBE shares.  It traded over 35 last week, but closed under 35, leaving me with my 200 shares.  ADBE is up more than $1.00 today and that gave me the opportunity to …

Current Holdings – Post March Options Expiration

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance - 24 Mar 2008

After options expiration this weekend, this is where I stand on my positions.  I did no investing research this weekend due to the Easter holiday and our driving to and from family houses yesterday. Below is the summary of how my March options expired …

March 20, 2008

End of Month Summary – February 2008

Filed under: Account Summary - 20 Mar 2008

(I was looking for this post and couldn’t find it and finally realized that I must have hit save instead of publish.  sorry for the 3 week late update.  My losses are much greater since this post, but I haven’t edited anything …

Closed all FNM Contracts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 20 Mar 2008

Too busy at work today to write all details, but in short – I took a big loss on my FNM calls and took small profits on my FNM puts.  I should’ve closed this out days ago and finally did it.  …

March 19, 2008

Chasing FNM up the Ladder + More VIP Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 19 Mar 2008

I’m very happy I was busy at work this morning.  FNM spiked up and then came back.  I might have pissed myself had I seen that it went all the way up to 34.59 for a minute.  I started watching …

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