Archive for: September 2009

September 30, 2009

Sold NDAQ November 20 Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 30 Sep 2009

I keep coming back to NASDAQ OMX Group Inc (NASDAQ:NDAQ) when I see good opportunities on its chart. Long term I think NDAQ is going much higher, but since I don’t know when that day is going to get here, …

September 29, 2009

Sold November UWM Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 29 Sep 2009

For the past few months I’ve written about my lack of buyer’s remorse, not because I wasn’t remorseful of what I bought, but because I was remorseful of what I didn’t buy.  (Still with me?)  For months I’ve stayed underinvested, …

September 27, 2009

NASDAQ 100 Index Chart – Middle Trading Channel

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 27 Sep 2009

I charted the NASDAQ 100 Index ($NDX) after the markets closed on September 25, 2009 when NDX was closed at 1,694.15.

September 23, 2009

Diversifying With Vanguard Total Bond Market (BND) ETF

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 23 Sep 2009

I must feel I’m aging or something. For the first time I added a bond ETF to my portfolio as a mainstay. I’ve always focused on stocks (and their derivatives) as my only asset class outside of cash. The more …

September 21, 2009

Closed EXPD Naked Puts Position for a Profit

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 21 Sep 2009

I made an adjustment to my trading model recently.  I used to let all of my positions remain in place until options expiration and take the assignments whenever they were in the money at expiration.  I changed that a few …

Sold UCO October 11 Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 21 Sep 2009

After babbling on about how I might play ProShares Ultra DJ-UBS Crude Oil ETF (NYSE Arca: UCO) after my September UCO naked puts finished in-the-money (ITM) on Friday, when I logged on to TD Ameritrade (AMTD) this …

September 20, 2009

S&P 500 Chart – Long Term View

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 20 Sep 2009

I’m posting a longer term chart of the S&P 500 Index ($SPX.X) as of Friday, September 18, 2009 after the markets closed.  The S&P 500 finished the week at 1,068.30.  This chart uses monthly data which smoothes out some of the very short term ebbs and flows …

September 18, 2009

September 2009 Options Expiration

Filed under: Finance - 18 Sep 2009

As I wrote about a couple of days ago, I had to make a decision on SSO and took the easy way out.  I just gave up on the bad trade.  I kept it simple versus trying to manage …

September 17, 2009

Sold FWLT October 33 Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 17 Sep 2009

I’ve sold FWLT naked puts, owned shares and sold covered calls a few times over the past couple of years and I continue to watch it on a fairly regular basis.  FWLT had been bumping up against resistance recently on …

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