Archive for: March 2010

March 31, 2010

2010 Stock Picks Contest – Q1 Review

Filed under: Stock Picks - 31 Mar 2010

I’m starting off the 2010 Stock Picks contest better than I did last year.  For pretty much all of last year I was in the bottom two places out of our small group of financial …

March 30, 2010

Sold Eli Lilly & Co (LLY) Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 30 Mar 2010

My allocation towards healthcare stocks has been hurting lately and I haven’t been able to decide in which direction I wanted to go.  That changed after I read an article in Barron’s yesterday that …

March 27, 2010

S&P 500 Chart – Losing Momentum?

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 27 Mar 2010

I charted the S&P 500 after the markets closed on Friday, March 26, 2010 after the index closed at 1,166.59.
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March 24, 2010

Sold SPY Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 24 Mar 2010

At the risk of jumping in to this lengthy March rally too late into it, I decided to add S&P 500 exposure through the ETF SPY while it was down a little this morning.  My thought process went something like this …

March 22, 2010

Option Selling Monday – EEM and KFT

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 22 Mar 2010

I have to admit, I was psyched when I saw the futures were down this morning pre-market.  With all of my options expiring worthless I was sitting on half of my account’s cash unspoken for and ready to buy in …

March 21, 2010

DJIA Chart – Still In Up Trend

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 21 Mar 2010

I charted the past three months of daily prices for the Dow Jones ($DJIA) after the markets closed on March 19, 2010 when the index finished the week at 10,741.98.
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March 19, 2010

Options Expiration – March 2010

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 19 Mar 2010

After what started off shaky for some of these positions ended up being a boring finish for March options expiration and that’s what I like.  It’s nice having all of my positions finish out of the money with no option assignments.  …

March 17, 2010

Sold Naked Puts on ITRI and T

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 17 Mar 2010

Since I made the decision to go back to my old trading model of splitting my account over the two front month options expiries I’ve increased my exposure a little each week.  I still am not fully invested, but I’m …

March 16, 2010

28 Dividend Paying Stocks

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 16 Mar 2010

I’ve been collecting a list of dividend paying stocks and ETFs for the past few months as I broaden my scope not only for my clients, but for my own personal investing too.  I’ve mentioned my draw towards dividend investing a …

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