Archive for: July 2008

July 31, 2008

Month End Summary – July 2008

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Indices - 31 Jul 2008

I’m glad to be done with July.  I finished the month with a realized gain of $736.04, but have a pile of paper losses waiting for a rebound or to be realized when I close my positions.  On paper, I lost …

July 28, 2008

Sold Qualcom (QCOM) Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 28 Jul 2008

I finished July options expiration with a full profit on QCOM and planned to get back in last week, but had some other orders hit before my QCOM order could.  I don’t like selling all of my month’s options within …

July 27, 2008

S&P 500 ($SPX.X) Chart – July 25, 2008

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 27 Jul 2008

This morning I charted the three year weekly chart for the S&P 500 ($SPX.X) ending Friday, July 25, 2008.  I started off trying to find a bullish trend line I could point out that showed something positive for us to see and …

July 25, 2008

Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK) Chart

Filed under: Finance,Stock Charts,Stock Picks - 25 Jul 2008

Chesapeake Energy (CHK) has seen better days, including back up at $60 where I sold two naked puts.  I charted it (below) today to see where I should price some naked calls to try to cut my losses some, but …

Current Portfolio Update

Filed under: Account Summary - 25 Jul 2008

I updated my current portfolio page and pasted the same screen shot below to show what I’m holding now.  Unless I have a huge rally next week, July will end up being my second biggest down month.  …

July 24, 2008

Sold FCX, CMI and DRYS Naked Puts, again

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 24 Jul 2008

After my Freeport McMoran (FCX) July 105 naked put expired last week and assigned me 100 shares I sold those 100 shares when FCX rallied.  The next day FCX dropped $8+.  I thought my limit was going to hit for the …

July 21, 2008

5 Trades This Morning – AA, BNI, FCX, JOYG, KFT

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 21 Jul 2008

As I wrote earlier today I had a lot of option assignments from this past Friday’s option expiration.  Kraft (KFT) was one from earlier in the month as an early assignment.  I held it …

Options Expiration – July 2008

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance - 21 Jul 2008

I’m still trying to get my bearings after missing the past two trading days and not even returning from vacation until Sunday evening.  Since I’m just now trying to get my hands around what happened I haven’t figured out all of …

July 16, 2008

On Vacation

Filed under: Uncategorized - 16 Jul 2008

I’ll be away for the next few days and will not be posting until after options expiration.  I don’t think I’ll be back in time to get an index chart up this weekend either.

I’m going to a family event for my …

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