Archive for: January 2012

January 29, 2012

Dow Jones Chart – Stay Nimble

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 29 Jan 2012

I charted the past three months of daily prices for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU, $DJI, DJIA) after the index closed at 12,660.46 on Friday, January 27, 2012….

January 26, 2012

Added SPY & IWM Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 26 Jan 2012

As planned I was ready to jump in this morning for more exposure, but the four main equity index ETFs I watch, DIA, SPY, MDY and IWM were all trading along their trend lines of higher highs.  I couldn’t stomach …

January 25, 2012

Sold Options on IWM & MDY

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 25 Jan 2012

As I mentioned yesterday, I am under-invested right now and wanted to remedy that with some more equity exposure through an index ETF.  I started with IWM this morning as it was sitting below yesterday’s close.  While IWM was trading …

January 24, 2012

Sold March UCO Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 24 Jan 2012

I was called out of my long running UCO position last week and hesitated to get back in too soon because UCO has weakened recently.  In fact, the ETF has lost more than 10% from its intraday high just two …

January 22, 2012

S&P 500 Chart – The Art of Technical Analysis

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 22 Jan 2012

This S&P 500 ($SPX) chart shows the past three months of daily prices after the index finished the week at 1,315.38 on Friday, January 20, 2012.

January 20, 2012

Options Expiration – January 2012

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 20 Jan 2012

If only all options expiration days went this well for me.  This month’s expiring options included a handful of index ETF LEAPS that I sold 10-13 months ago and other random naked puts and covered calls sold over the past …

January 15, 2012

Dow Jones Chart – Trend Line Convergence

Filed under: Finance,Indices - 15 Jan 2012

I charted the past three months of daily prices for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU, $DJI, DJIA) after the index closed at 12,422.06 on Friday, January 13, 2012….

January 11, 2012

TLT Chart & Trade Details

Filed under: Finance,Stock Charts,Stock Picks - 11 Jan 2012

This is starting to be a trend.  I called it yesterday, but didn’t make the trade until today.  At the bottom of my blog post yesterday I pointed out that TLT was due to come off its recent lows.  I …

January 10, 2012

Sold DIA Naked Put For February

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 10 Jan 2012

As I mentioned in my S&P 500 chart post this weekend I see a lot of potential for the markets to extend this rally further.  I thought about adding more exposure yesterday and clearly should’ve, but …

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