Archive for: January 2010

January 30, 2010

Dow Jones Chart – January 29, 2010

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 30 Jan 2010

I charted the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI, DJIA) after the markets closed on Friday leaving the DJIA to finish the week back down at 10,067.33.  // …

January 26, 2010

Sold VIA March Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 26 Jan 2010

Viacom (VIA) is another one of the stock picks I grabbed from Barron’s Round Table issues.  Mario Gabelli picked this one.  His reasoning, among other things, includes the cash VIA generates from advertising and subscriptions.  It’s had a huge run …

January 23, 2010

SPX Chart – Technicals Weighing Heavy

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 23 Jan 2010

I charted the past six and a half months for the S&P 500 ($SPX) after the markets closed on Friday, January 22, 2010 when it finished the week at $1,091.76.// …

January 21, 2010

Easing Into SSO Position

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 21 Jan 2010

I mentioned this morning that I’d probably start easing into some trades starting this afternoon.  FDML was one of those I thought about.  It found support yet again in the $17.45-17.50 range that has worked for …

This Is What I Own Right Now

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance - 21 Jan 2010

I grabbed my list of current holdings as of the markets’ close yesterday, 1/20/10.  I haven’t made any new trades today, so this is what’s in my Interactive Brokers account right now.  I still have 460 shares of the bond ETF, …

January 20, 2010

Sold AFLAC (AFL) Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 20 Jan 2010

I’ve been eyeing more and more dividend paying stocks recently.  That’s somewhat atypical for most option sellers, but for some of these I’m considering selling closer to the money naked puts.  That’ll either give me a better premium to walk …

January 16, 2010

Dow Jones Chart – Conflicting Technical Indicators

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts,Stock Picks - 16 Jan 2010

I charted the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA, $DJI) after the markets closed on Friday, December 15, 2010 when it closed for the week at 10,609.65. 
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January 15, 2010

January 2010 – Options Expiration (EEM & UCO)

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 15 Jan 2010

I didn’t have much on my plate for January options expiration, but what I had worked out for me.  About a week and half ago I closed my EEM naked put position because I thought …

January 11, 2010

Sold Intel (INTC) Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 11 Jan 2010

I’ve been using ETFs more and more over the past year, but sometimes a good straight entry into a single stock seems like a better move.  INTC moved above its highs from the past couple of months, but is still …

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