Archive for: October 2010

October 31, 2010

S&P 500 Chart – October 29, 2010

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 31 Oct 2010

I charted the S&P 500 ($SPX) on Friday, 10/29/10, after it closed for the week at 1,183.26.
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October 28, 2010

Current Positions – October 28, 2010

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance - 28 Oct 2010

I pulled the list of my current positions this afternoon and pasted it below.  With some of these short put positions giving me more than a 6-7% cushion and some of my covered calls more than 6-7% in the money I have …

October 24, 2010

Dow Jones Chart – Facing a Big Hurdle

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 24 Oct 2010

I charted the Dow Jones ($DJIA, $INDU, $DJI) after the markets closed on Friday, October 22, 2010 when the index finished the week at 11,132.56.
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October 21, 2010

Sold BA and MDY Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 21 Oct 2010

As my VXX position continues to drop in value I continue falling behind the indices’ returns each day the markets move higher.  While I don’t think they’ll continue this trajectory forever, I hate missing the ride while it lasts.  With …

October 18, 2010

Sold ITRI December Covered Calls

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 18 Oct 2010

I bought back my Itron, Inc. (ITRI) October 60 covered calls on Friday, but waited until today to have access to the December options to sell new calls.  I think ITRI is on the come back and so this time I …

October 17, 2010

S&P 500 Chart – October 16, 2010

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

I charted the S&P 500 ($SPX) after the markets closed on Friday, 10/16/10, when it closed the week at 1,176.19.
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October 15, 2010

Options Expiration – October 2010

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Stock Picks - 15 Oct 2010

I only have a few options expiring today with mixed results.  The rest of my portfolio is weighted to November’s expiration.  If nothing drastic happens in the next few trading days, I’ll start working towards building up my options for December’s …

October 13, 2010

Sold GLD Vertical Put Spread

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 13 Oct 2010

I’ve been getting left behind in this rally mainly thanks to my long position on VXX.  Also a lot of my naked puts are getting fairly far out of the money and covered calls are deep in the money.  That means a …

October 10, 2010

INDU Chart – Over 11,000 Again

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 10 Oct 2010

I charted the Dows Jones Industrial Average (aka $DJIA, $INDU, $DJI) after the index closed at 11,006.48 on Friday, 10/8/10.
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