Archive for: April 2011

April 24, 2011

DJIA Chart – April 22, 2011

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 24 Apr 2011

I charted daily prices for the past six months on the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJIA, $INDU, $DJI) after it closed on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 12,505.99.

This past Monday had all the markings of the beginning of …

April 21, 2011

Sold June UCO Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 21 Apr 2011

After delaying far too long, I finally got back into UCO this morning.  If you recall my statement on Monday, I said I had planned to get in to UCO then, but decided to wait and might regret not getting …

April 19, 2011

Sold VXX Covered Calls

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 19 Apr 2011

I have mixed thoughts about this market.  On one hand I think the bull market has more time left in it just solely based on the time we’ve run from the bottom to present.  On the other hand the ground …

April 18, 2011

Sold ITRI June Covered Call

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 18 Apr 2011

On Friday I pointed out my regret for not closing out my ITRI position when I had a chance to exit for a few bucks.  That bit me a little harder this morning as ITRI fell deeper than Friday’s close. …

April 17, 2011

S&P 500 Chart – April 15, 2011

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 17 Apr 2011

I charted the S&P 500 ($SPX) after it closed for the week on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 1,319.68.

The past week is so clogged up with moving averages crossing over near trend lines I included an inset of the …

April 15, 2011

Options Expiration – April 2011

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Stock Picks - 15 Apr 2011

I had short options on four different stocks/ETFs that expired today.  All were profitable and I plan to work with all of them again for either May or June expiration options.  My only April option that wasn’t profitable was QCOM …

April 13, 2011

QCOM Option Assignment

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 13 Apr 2011

I guess someone on the other side of my QCOM April 57.50 naked put contract got scared and decided to dump their shares on me while the markets sold off yesterday.  I knew I was going to take the assignment …

April 9, 2011

S&P 500 Chart – Tell Me What YOU Think

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 09 Apr 2011

I grabbed a chart of the S&P 500 ($SPX) after it closed for the week on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 1,328.17.  I’m short on time this weekend, so let me know what you think of this chart and where the …

April 8, 2011

Sold DSX June Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance - 08 Apr 2011

I spoke too soon in my post earlier today when I said I was sitting back to wait to see where everything is heading.  A few days ago I entered a limit order for DSX naked puts in case it …

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