Archive for: June 2010

June 30, 2010

2010 Stock Picks Contest – Q2 Review

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 30 Jun 2010

We’re half way through the 2010 Stock Picks contest that we started based on closing prices at the end of 2009.  The rules of the contest are simple.  We pick four stocks or ETFs and hold them …

June 26, 2010

S&P 500 Chart – June 25, 2010

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 26 Jun 2010

I charted the S&P 500 ($SPX) after the markets closed on Friday June 25, 2010 when it closed for the week at 1,076.76.
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June 22, 2010

Sold AVAV Covered Calls

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 22 Jun 2010

I tried to sell my AVAV shares on Monday, but it didn’t make it high enough to hit my limit order so today I changed my plan.  I decided to keep the shares and sell covered calls instead.  While AVAV was …

June 21, 2010

JPM Option Strangle

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 21 Jun 2010

Last week I mentioned that I took an option assignment on my JP Morgan (JPM) naked put.  I sat on the shares for a little while trying to decide how to make my next move.  I thought JPM might have some …

June 20, 2010

DJIA Chart – June 18, 2010

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 20 Jun 2010

I charted the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU, $DJI, DJIA) after the markets closed on Friday, 6/18/10, after it finished the week at 10,450.64.
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June 18, 2010

June Options Expiration

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 18 Jun 2010

I ended up making a few option trades today, but not exactly as I planned to yesterday.  I started off this morning with CVS.  I traded CVS a while ago and been waiting for another good entry point.  They’ve been …

June 17, 2010

JPM Option Assignment

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 17 Jun 2010

I’m actually surprised this didn’t happen sooner.  My JPM June 48 naked put was more than $10 in the money as far back as May 20th.  Finally the inevitable happened and option was exercised and I was forced to pay …

June 14, 2010

Book Review: No One Would Listen

Filed under: Reading - 14 Jun 2010

I received another free book to review a couple of months ago.  This was one I was excited about and finally found the time to read it while on vacation last week.  …

June 13, 2010

S&P 500 Chart – June 11, 2010

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 13 Jun 2010

I charted the S&P 500 ($SPX) after the markets closed on Friday, 6/11/10, after it finished the week at 1,091.60.
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