Archive for: March 2011

March 28, 2011

Sold MVV November Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 28 Mar 2011

I noticed last week that MVV was trading November options now, but was too busy playing catch up with work after taking time off for my grandmother’s funeral to make a trade on it.  I also wanted to see how …

March 27, 2011

S&P 500 Chart – Risk On

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

I charted the S&P 500 ($SPX) after it closed for the week on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 1,313.80.

After getting a 7% correction the “Risk-On” trade quickly came back into fashion recently.  Now that we’ve had …

March 25, 2011

CSX Chart – March 25, 2011

Filed under: Finance,Stock Charts,Stock Picks - 25 Mar 2011

I charted CSX Corp. ($CSX) this morning before the markets opened after it closed yesterday at $78.96.  I missed getting in again at the recent low after my naked put expired last week.  Now that it’s had a few days to run …

March 20, 2011

Dow Jones Chart – Dead Cat Bounce?

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

I charted daily prices for the past year on the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJIA, $INDU, $DJI) after it closed on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 11,858.52.

A couple of weeks ago when I posted a …

March 16, 2011

Closed SSO Long Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 16 Mar 2011

Yesterday I mentioned that I had thought of closing my long put on SSO.  Today I got around to pulling the trigger.  I didn’t catch the absolute bottom, but that’s what really got me watching.  Every time I entered a …

March 15, 2011

Sold Another OTM UWM Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 15 Mar 2011

I was all about being patient this week, until late this afternoon.  I still haven’t done much, but did make a small trade today.  I was waiting to see how low the markets were going to trip before finding some …

March 13, 2011

S&P 500 – Breaks 50 Day Moving Average

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

I charted the S&P 500 ($SPX) after it closed for the week on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 1,304.28.

The SPX wasn’t messing around this past week.  My prediction of more down days to come after the 10/20 day moving averages …

March 9, 2011

BA Chart Led to New Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Charts,Stock Picks - 09 Mar 2011

When options expired in February I said I planned to sell April puts on Boeing (BA) once they were posted because the downside looked limited.  If I had followed through on that plan I might have caught BA close to …

March 7, 2011

Sold QCOM Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 07 Mar 2011

One of the changes I’ve made this year is to only sell half a position on my initial entry into a position and once again I’ve proven (I say this without pride) that seems to be the best approach in …

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