Archive for: September 2011

September 30, 2011

Carnival of Financial Planning – Edition #204

Filed under: Beginners,Finance,Life's Expenses,Readers' Posts - 30 Sep 2011

I have the honor of hosting this week’s Carnival of Personal Financial Planning, started by The Skilled Investor.  Check out some of the blogs below and hopefully you’ll you can learn something.


Best Personal Financial Planning and Personal Investment …

September 28, 2011

Sold DSX Covered Calls

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 28 Sep 2011

My DSX position was turning into a waste of capital for a little while, but I finally broke from my “wait and see” attitude and sold covered calls.  I only have a little over $3,000 invested in DSX (after deducting …

September 27, 2011

A Bullish Attitude Returns

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 27 Sep 2011

For a few days the market looked destined to test its August lows, if not break below those low points.  That suddenly changed this week based on news that Europe might be getting a plan together that could solidify their …

September 25, 2011

S&P 500 Chart – Do or Die Moment

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 25 Sep 2011

This S&P 500 ($SPX) chart shows the past six months of daily prices after the index finished the week at 1,136.43 on Friday, September 23, 2011….

September 22, 2011

Cutting Losses

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 22 Sep 2011

Yesterday I mentioned that I didn’t think we’d get a bounce today.  However, I didn’t expect such a massive sell off.  If I dreamed it was going to be like this I would’ve made today’s trades a lot earlier.

I started …

September 21, 2011

Closed EEM Puts Position

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 21 Sep 2011

I held onto my EEM position far longer than I should’ve, but wanted to keep some international exposure.  I got over that this afternoon when its melt lower turned into nose dive.  In late December 2010 and again in late …

September 20, 2011

Sold Bearish NFLX Vertical Call Spread

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 20 Sep 2011

The good news I finally opened a short position on Netflix (NFLX).  The bad news is I’ve been considering this trade for a long time.  Ever since NFLX changed their pricing plan and pissed off almost all of their subscribers …

September 16, 2011

Options Expiration – September 2011

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Stock Picks - 16 Sep 2011

September is a fairly light month for me on the options expiration front.  I only have three options expiring – two puts and one covered call.

SSO – September $45 Naked Put – I sold this put in late January when …

September 12, 2011

Sold Covered Calls on UCO and SSO

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 12 Sep 2011

It’s not time to panic yet, but I thought it wise to take some future profits in early and sold covered calls to do it.  That’s how I see covered calls – they are basically an advance on future profits …

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