Archive for: May 2010

May 29, 2010

DJIA Chart Hits Resistance at 200 Day Moving Average

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 29 May 2010

I charted the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJIA, $INDU, $DJI) on Friday, May 28, 2010, after it finished the week at 10,136.63.
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May 25, 2010

Sold EEM Puts at the Open

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 25 May 2010

When I sold EEM covered calls yesterday I mentioned that I was nervous about its prospects, but would consider adding new naked puts if/when it dipped to the $35.50 area where I thought it would find …

May 24, 2010

New Position on NDAQ

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 24 May 2010

I mentioned earlier today that I had some more stocks I was eyeing for new naked puts.  NDAQ was one of those.  My last option strangle on NDAQ ended with my shares getting called away at $19.00.  I took a …

Position Updates – SPY and EEM

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 24 May 2010

As I mentioned a few days ago in my May options expiration post that I planned to sell covered calls on a couple of stocks that were assigned to me.  I started with SPY and targeted an options strangle (sell a …

May 23, 2010

S&P 500 Chart

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

I charted the S&P 500 ($SPX) after the markets closed on Friday, May 21, 2010, when the index finished the week at 1,087.69.
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May 21, 2010

Options Expiration – May 2010

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Stock Picks - 21 May 2010

What started just a couple of weeks ago as an easy ride into expiration turned around on me very quickly, especially in the last few days before today’s relief.  I’m still not sure what to think with where the markets are …

May 20, 2010

Completely Changed UCO Position

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 20 May 2010

I made a major change with my UCO position this afternoon.  I started working on this idea a couple of days ago and wanted to wait until later in the week to kick it off to make sure UCO didn’t …

May 16, 2010

DJIA Chart – May 14, 2010

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 16 May 2010

I charted the Dow Jones (aka DJIA, $INDU or $DJI) after the markets closed on Friday, 5/14/10, when the index finished the week at 10,620.16.
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May 12, 2010

No New Trades

Filed under: Finance - 12 May 2010

I haven’t gone anywhere.  I’m just doing more watching than trading.  I guess I got a little spooked by the dive last week and have held off on opening new exposure in my taxable account.  I’ve done a little asset …

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