Archive for: November 2010

November 29, 2010

Added Some Risk with ITRI and EEM

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 29 Nov 2010

I mentioned on Friday that I needed to add some more exposure and took advantage of this morning’s extended slide to sell more naked puts.  I started with Itron (ITRI).  After I rolled my covered calls lower a week ago …

November 26, 2010

Sold AFL Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 26 Nov 2010

I’ve been eyeing Aflac (AFL) for weeks, but couldn’t bring myself to jump in without a pull back during this recent run up.  I entered the order a few days ago based on the chart that looked like it had …

November 23, 2010

Sold CSX Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 23 Nov 2010

I hate to miss out on selling volatility on days like today that have good spikes in fear so I went shopping this morning for some new positions.  I entered limit orders for new naked puts on UCO, DVY, EEM and …

November 22, 2010

Added VXX Collar and Rolled ITRI Calls

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 22 Nov 2010

I’ve been trying to decide what to do with my VXX position for weeks, if not months.  Finally this weekend I figured out a plan that limited my downside and left a good bit of upside potential.  I started off …

November 21, 2010

Dow Jones Chart – November 19, 2010

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 21 Nov 2010

I charted the Dow Jones ($DJIA, $INDU, $DJI) after the markets closed on Friday, November 19, 2010 when it finished for the day at 11,203.55.
// …

November 19, 2010

Options Expiration – November 2010

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Stock Picks - 19 Nov 2010

I had a good options expiration this November as most of my positions went my way.  Here’s the breakdown of how everything finished for me.

SPY – 112 Straddle (sold 1 put and 1 call at 112) – My put finished well …

November 17, 2010

Rolled UCO Covered Calls

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 17 Nov 2010

Just a week ago UCO traded as high as $11.99.  This afternoon (so far) it has traded as low as $9.97.  That’s the kind of volatility that makes selling options fun when you can time it right or at least close …

November 14, 2010

S&P 500 Chart – Clinging to Support

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

I charted the S&P 500 ($SPX) after the markets closed on Friday, November 12, 2010 when the index finished the week at 1,199.21.
// …

November 11, 2010

Sold Another VNQ Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 11 Nov 2010

When I wrote about selling my first VNQ naked put last week I said I originally planned to sell two contracts, but then decided to wait for another opportunity to get in on the second contract if …

Next Page »