Archive for: November 2011

November 30, 2011

Sold DDM Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 30 Nov 2011

Like most bullish investors, I woke up to see some exciting futures this morning only to see them improve even more with each piece of data and news story that hit the wires.  I was considering opening more exposure on …

November 26, 2011

DJIA Chart – November 25, 2011

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 26 Nov 2011

I charted the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU, $DJI, DJIA), after the markets closed on Friday, November 25, 2011, after the Dow closed for the week at 11,231.78….

November 22, 2011

Sold UCO January Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 22 Nov 2011

It’s not that oil looks like it is going to shoot all that much higher from here, but maybe more that I don’t think it’s going to tank to ridiculously low levels.  My current oil exposure is all in UCO …

November 21, 2011

Shifting Risk with MVV, SSO and TBT + A Trading Model Change

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 21 Nov 2011

As I mentioned last week with my TWM trade and in my $SPX chart on Sunday, I’ve grown more bearish lately and I made some more changes today.  I started with a basic sell to lighten my overall exposure to …

November 20, 2011

S&P 500 Chart – November 18, 2011

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

This S&P 500 ($SPX) chart shows the past three months of daily prices after the index finished the week at 1,215.65 on Friday, November 18, 2011….

November 18, 2011

Options Expiration – November 2011

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 18 Nov 2011

Options expiration finished pretty good for me on a few positions, but really bad on a couple of others that wiped out my gains on the good ones and then some.  This is how it shook out this month:

UCO – …

November 17, 2011

Sold TWM Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 17 Nov 2011

This is a trade I’ve been working for the past couple of options expiration cycles in my IRA successfully and in my taxable account once (ending in a profit in October).   I have seven naked puts in and out of the …

November 14, 2011

AFL Cover Calls Assigned

Filed under: Finance - 14 Nov 2011

As expected, I received notice this morning that my two AFL November $36 covered calls were assigned early and I was forced to sell my 200 shares for $36.00 before I could collect the dividend. At least IB doesn’t charge commissions …

November 13, 2011

Dow Jones ETF Chart – November 11, 2011

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

I charted DIA, an ETF that tracks the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU, $DJI, DJIA), after the markets closed on Friday, November 11, 2011, as the Dow closed for the week at 12,153.68 and DIA closed at 121.53…

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