Archive for: October 2011

October 30, 2011

Russell 2000 Index Chart – 10/28/11

Filed under: Finance - 30 Oct 2011

I charted the Russell 2000 Index ($RUT) after the markets closed on Friday, October 28, 2011, when it closed for the week at 761.00.

October 27, 2011

Bought and Sold Calls

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 27 Oct 2011

Today had to be a day for the bulls after Europe made a big step in getting their act together and GDP came in at 2.5% for the third quarter.  I saw the first 30 points in the S&P 500 …

October 24, 2011

Two Bullish Trades

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 24 Oct 2011

My biggest bullish move of the day was not selling covered calls on any of my long shares today.  For years, that’s been my typical move the first trading day after options expiration, but I’m staying patient on these as …

October 23, 2011

DJIA Chart – October 21, 2011

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 23 Oct 2011

I charted the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU, $DJI, DJIA) after the markets closed on Friday, October 21, 2011, as it closed for the week at 11,808.79….

October 21, 2011

Options Expiration – October 2011

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Stock Picks - 21 Oct 2011

October has been a good options expiration for me.  Six out of seven positions are closing for a profit.

NFLX – Bear $130/140 Call Spread – This one worked even better than planned.  I could’ve been more aggressive, but am happy …

October 19, 2011

Current Positions – 10/19/11

Filed under: Finance - 19 Oct 2011

With only a couple of days to go before October options expire I wanted to give a quick snapshot of what I have in my account at the moment.  I have eight options contracts expiring on Friday.  I have a …

October 16, 2011

NASDAQ 100 Chart – Does the Break Out Have Legs?

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 16 Oct 2011

I charted the NASDAQ 100 Index ($NDX) after the markets closed on Friday, October 14, 2011, as it closed for the week at 2,371.94.

October 14, 2011

More Option Premiums for Me – Yippee!

Filed under: Finance - 14 Oct 2011

Once again the S&P 500 ($SPX) closed in on 1,220 and then hit resistance, although I did see a print at 1,221 before it dropped again.  The range has been tight today, which is nice after such volatility recently and …

October 13, 2011

Took Some SSO Risk Off

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 13 Oct 2011

After yesterday’s resistance held the $SPX  from any gains beyond 1,220 I thought I should remove some downside risk just in case we trade back to the low end of this two month trading range again.  If we …

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