Archive for: August 2010

August 26, 2010

Sold More VXX Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 26 Aug 2010

The premiums on VXX are just hard to resist, so I didn’t.  I like VXX as an indirect hedge for most of my other long positions and think even on a lull in volatility the premiums are still worth selling out of …

August 23, 2010

New Covered Calls on ITRI, AVAV, & CSX

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 23 Aug 2010

I’ll admit I got a little excited about the prospects of a little rally this morning while I was long so many positions still open long without covered calls.  That misplaced euphoria vanished quickly as the markets retreated.  By noon I …

August 22, 2010

S&P 500 Chart – Sliding, But Still In Trading Channel

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 22 Aug 2010

I charted the S&P 500 ($SPX) after the markets closed on Friday, 8/20/10, when it finished the week at 1,071.69.
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August 20, 2010

Options Expiration – August 2010

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Stock Picks - 20 Aug 2010

 Today’s option expiration finished somewhat differently than I thought it was going to as of a week ago.  Here’s the breakdown of how it went down:

VXX, two August 24 Puts – I’ll be assigned 200 shares of VXX on Monday morning.  …

Carnival of Financial Planning – Edition #154 – August 20, 2010

Filed under: Finance,Readers' Posts,Reading - 20 Aug 2010 has the honor of hosting this week’s Carnival of Financial Planning.

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Best Personal Financial Planning and Personal Investment Articles this Week from Personal Finance Blogs 
Welcome to the August 20, 2010 Edition #154 of the Carnival of Financial Planning.

The …

August 19, 2010

AVAV Price and Value Charts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Charts,Stock Picks - 19 Aug 2010

I have AVAV covered calls expiring tomorrow and it looks like I’ll be holding onto my shares, i.e. the options are out of the money by more than 6% with one day to go.  I’ve been debating what I should …

August 16, 2010

Current Portfolio – August 16, 2010

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance - 16 Aug 2010

I haven’t made a trade yet in August.  That’ll change this week with options expiration upon us as I adjust my option holdings.  It’s not necessarily because I’ve been too busy to get to it, but more so that I couldn’t …

August 14, 2010

DJIA Chart – Below 200 Day Moving Average

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 14 Aug 2010

I charted the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA, $INDU, $DJI) after the index closed on Friday, August 13, 2010, at 10,303.15.
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August 7, 2010

S&P 500 Chart – Straddling the 200 Day Moving Average

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 07 Aug 2010

I charted the S&P 500 ($SPX) after the markets closed on Friday, 8/6/10, when it finished the week at 1,121.64.
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