Archive for: September 2010

September 29, 2010

Sold DVY November Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 29 Sep 2010

iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index (DVY) wasn’t one I was actually planning on for my own account, but when I was considering it for one of my clients I decided it could fit nicely in my own portfolio too.  It’s …

September 28, 2010

Sold MSFT Option Strangle

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 28 Sep 2010

As I alluded to yesterday I decided I was getting tired of my position on MSFT with just being long 200 shares and thought I should add some options to bring in some more cash for me.  It’s been somewhat of a …

September 27, 2010

Sold SPY November Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 27 Sep 2010

I mentioned in my weekend index post yesterday that I was planning on adding some SPY (or DIA) exposure early this week.  I didn’t waste much time debating it today.  I watched SPY as it traded in a fairly small trading range …

September 26, 2010

Dow Jones Chart – September 24, 2010

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

I charted the Dows Jones ($DJIA, $INDU, $DJI) after the index closed on Friday, 9/24/10, at 10,860.26.
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September 23, 2010

Sold JPM Option Straddle

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 23 Sep 2010

I wrote about my plans yesterday and even before the market opened today my alert for JP Morgan (JPM) was blaring at me as it was trading pre-market below the floor I set for it.  I had alerts set to go off …

September 22, 2010

Sold New Options on INTC & MS

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 22 Sep 2010

I’ve sat on my Intel (INTC) shares for a while without selling covered calls, but decided to change that this morning.  I’m glad I didn’t panic at the lows a few weeks ago, but clearly should’ve sold covered calls back …

September 21, 2010

3 Positions Updates – UCO, CVS, VXX

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 21 Sep 2010

I spent yesterday watching to see how the market would behave this week after such a good run already in the books.  I made no trades in my taxable account until today when I decided to make a few adjustments.  …

September 19, 2010

S&P 500 Chart – Still in Trading Channel

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 19 Sep 2010

I charted the S&P 500 ($SPX) after the markets closed on Friday, 9/17/10, when it closed the week at 1,125.59.
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September 17, 2010

Options Expiration – September 2010

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 17 Sep 2010

Today’s options expiration finished quietly for me as I only changed one position in my account.  The real action starts next week when November contracts are posted for all of my positions that don’t have them yet.  For the most part …

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