Archive for: July 2011

July 31, 2011

Dow Jones Chart – Sitting on Support

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 31 Jul 2011

I charted daily prices for the past year on the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJIA, $INDU, $DJI) after it closed on Friday, July 29, 2011 at 12,143.24.  When I posted a DJIA chart two weeks ago I …

July 29, 2011

Sold Another January UWM Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 29 Jul 2011

Over two weeks ago, on the morning of July 13th (the same day I sold my last UCO naked put), I was looking at my TD Ameritrade (AMTD) account and was thinking that I still had …

July 28, 2011

Sold VNQ Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 28 Jul 2011

I exited my last VNQ position in February when my covered calls expired and I sold my shares at the $55 strike.  I waited a little while to make sure the wash rule …

July 24, 2011

S&P 500 Chart – July 22, 2011

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

I charted a little more than the past six months of the S&P 500’s ($SPX) daily prices after it finished the week at 1,345.02 on Friday, July 22, 2011.  After falling to its lowest levels of July, the large cap …

July 22, 2011

Sold Another MVV November Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 22 Jul 2011

In my post from earlier today I mentioned that I had a limit order out for a new MVV naked put.  Since it had been sitting out there for an hour or more before I wrote my last post I …

Sold AFL Covered Calls

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 22 Jul 2011

This week has been busy for me.  I had a lot of option expire for clients last Friday and spent some time in the first part of the week repositioning their holdings and by the second half of the week …

July 17, 2011

Dow Jones Chart – The Waiting Game

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

I charted daily prices for the past year on the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJIA, $INDU, $DJI) after it closed on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 12,479.73.  The DJIA came close to its multi-year high a little over a week …

July 15, 2011

Options Expiration – July 2011

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 15 Jul 2011

Options expiration was mixed again for me this month.  I only had four options expire today on three underlying stocks/ETFs – UWM, UCO and AFL.  Starting with the good, two of my naked puts expired worthless.  On the other side …

July 13, 2011

Added January UCO Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 13 Jul 2011

This morning I was looking at my TD Ameritrade (AMTD) account and started thinking that I had some more room to add exposure there since the LEAPS I sold months ago are far from being assigned.  I don’t have a …

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