Archive for: February 2011

February 27, 2011

S&P 500 – 2 Charts

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 27 Feb 2011

I charted the S&P 500 ($SPX) on Friday, February 25, 2011 after it closed for the week at 1,319.88.
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February 25, 2011

Opened ITRI Position, Again

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 25 Feb 2011

Once again Itron, Inc. (ITRI) has called my name and I’ve answered.  I mentioned yesterday that I was thinking about making this trade and today I put those thoughts into action.  While ITRI was trading at $56.95 I sold one …

February 24, 2011

Back Into AFL With Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 24 Feb 2011

This week is still enjoyable to me.  With the markets falling I’m finding some buying opportunities or more accurately, option selling opportunities.  This morning’s choice was AFLAC, Inc (AFL) again.  After I closed my December AFL naked puts for a …

February 22, 2011

Revisting Old Friends – UCO, JPM, VXX

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 22 Feb 2011

I’ll admit I was kind of happy to see the futures down this morning when I turned on CNBC.  I knew that meant I could get into some positions at better option prices than if I had sold the options …

February 20, 2011

DJIA Chart – February 18, 2011

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 20 Feb 2011

I charted daily prices for the past year on the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJIA, $INDU, $DJI) after it closed on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 12,391.25.
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February 18, 2011

Options Expiration – February 2011

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Stock Picks - 18 Feb 2011

Today ended up being an easy options expiration for my taxable portfolio.  I only had three separate options expire today on VXX, VNQ and BA.  This is how they each played out along with my next steps:

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February 16, 2011

Sold July UWM Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 16 Feb 2011

I’ve been pushing most of my new option contracts out until January 2012 using a longer term strategy over the past few months, but decided I needed some more contracts expiring sooner too.  Yesterday I sold a CSX March put …

February 15, 2011

Sold CSX Naked Put for March

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 15 Feb 2011

CSX is one of the stocks I’ve worked with a few times in the past year and I got drawn back to it again today.  I might be a little early on pulling the trigger (actually I’m quite late in …

February 13, 2011

S&P 500 Chart – February 11, 2011

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 13 Feb 2011

I charted the S&P 500 on Friday, February 11, 2011 after it closed for the week at 1,329.15.
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