Archive for: April 2010

April 29, 2010

Sold New Naked Puts on ITRI & GES

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 29 Apr 2010

After the markets closed yesterday I spent some time checking my exposure and noticed that although I was technically fully invested (if every naked put I’m short is assigned), I had some good cushions on a few of my naked …

April 28, 2010

Chasing Dividends with Covered Calls on SO

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 28 Apr 2010

After my plan yesterday with PG deep in the money covered calls didn’t work I tried a slightly different approach with Southern Company (SO) today.  I decided to increase my risk slightly …

April 27, 2010

Deep In The Money Covered Calls on PG

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 27 Apr 2010

I’m trying something new today.  Before I made this trade I asked a reader who I exchange ideas with sometimes what he thought of this approach.  He said he’s tried it and it didn’t work for him, so I don’t …

April 25, 2010

Russell 2000 Chart – April 23, 2010

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 25 Apr 2010

I charted the Russell 2000 ($RUT) after the market closed on Friday, 4/23/10, when the small cap index closed at 741.92.
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April 20, 2010

Option Selling Tuesday – INTC, MSFT, MS

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 20 Apr 2010

After my April options on Intel (INTC) expired worthless I planned to get right back in. I think INTC has a strong run left in it. With a forward P/E ratio of only 12.22 INTC has room for error without …

April 19, 2010

Sold AVAV June Naked Puts & Exited T

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 19 Apr 2010

Barron’s reran a bullish article on AeroVironment, Inc (AVAV) in today’s print edition that they ran last Tuesday online.  After the article first came out AVAV got a nice bounce and then settled down by the weekend.  I expected it to see …

April 17, 2010

S&P 500 Chart – April 16, 2010

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 17 Apr 2010

I charted the S&P 500 index ($SPX) after the markets closed on Friday, 4/16/10, when it finished the week at 1,192.13.
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April 16, 2010

Added Short Puts to UCO Position

Filed under: Finance - 16 Apr 2010

I mentioned yesterday I was eyeing UCO again since I’m already long 10 puts at the October 12 strike.  My driving force behind this whole trade series is that I think oil is probably …

April 15, 2010

Options Expiration – April 2010

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 15 Apr 2010

After operating in a daze the past couple of weeks I happened to notice the date today and saw April options expire tomorrow.  That got me to jump.  I started looking at each of my expiring options (NDAQ, INTC, T, …

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