Archive for: August 2009

August 31, 2009

Sold Naked Puts on DSX & UCO

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 31 Aug 2009

I entered a few orders over the weekend with the idea that they might trickle in during the week while I stay focused on my new job. Instead, two of them hit in the first half hour of the trading day …

August 29, 2009

Dow Jones Industrials Chart – August 28, 2009

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 29 Aug 2009

I charted the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) after the markets closed on Friday August 28, 2009 when the DJIA closed at 9,544.20.

August 27, 2009

Sold BA October 50 Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 27 Aug 2009

I’m still on vacation this week while my wife is working and my son is at school.  That means I spend my days rotating between getting stuff done around the house that I’ve been meaning to do since we moved in …

August 23, 2009

Wilshire 5000 Chart – August 21, 2009

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 23 Aug 2009

I charted the Wilshire 5000 ($DWC) after the markets closed on Friday, August 21, 2009 when it closed at 10,552.27. The way I chart the broadest index for the U.S. equity market, I see that we are back at …

August 21, 2009

Options Expiration – August 2009

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance - 21 Aug 2009

I only had three option positions expire today.  I was short (I sold them originally) all three.  Here’s the short summary of how my August options ended at expiration:

-4 ALL Aug 23 Put, (+ALLTF) – Finished far out-of-the-money (OTM) leaving me with a …

August 20, 2009

Sold SSO September 32 Naked Calls

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 20 Aug 2009

I’ve been neutral to bearish lately, so I decided to put my money where my mouth is and leg into an SSO short straddle. While SSO was trading at $30.95 I sold to open two SSO September 32 calls (SOJIF) …

August 16, 2009

S&P 500 Chart – August 14, 2009

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 16 Aug 2009

I charted the S&P 500 ($SPX) after the markets closed on Friday, August 14, 2009 when the SPX closed at 1,004.09.

This chart has a lot going on and it all points to more uncertainty.  Stay tuned though, it’s interesting and …

August 14, 2009

Sold FCX September 55 Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 14 Aug 2009

This has been a rollercoaster week and that doesn’t even count the big ups and downs of the markets.  I started on Monday with the news that I’d stay employed for at least another month, but at a $15k pay cut.  …

August 12, 2009

Sold SSO September 30 Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance - 12 Aug 2009

I’ve been so shy about not getting too deeply invested for the past couple of months I’ve missed out on a lot of potential gains.  After today’s rally started I gave in a little.  I decided to ease in with …

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