Archive for: February 2012

February 26, 2012

Russell 2000 Index Chart – February 24, 2012

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 26 Feb 2012

I charted the past three months of daily prices for the Russell 2000 Index ($RUT.X) after the index closed at 826.92 on Friday, February 24, 2012….

February 24, 2012

Sold MDY April Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 24 Feb 2012

I’m really starting to like my patient approach to investing.  Early this afternoon I was considering another addition to my mid-cap exposure through the ETF MDY.  I thought we were likely to see another dip in the morning on Monday …

February 18, 2012

MidCap 400 Index Chart February 17, 2012

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 18 Feb 2012

I charted the past six months of daily prices for the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index ($MID.X) after the index closed at 984.60 on Friday, February 17, 2012….

February 17, 2012

Options Expiration – February 2012

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 17 Feb 2012

Last week I rolled two February options (DIA & IWM) higher and farther out.  That left me with only two options that expired today.  I went one for two on picking the right strikes for these …

February 12, 2012

INDU Chart – Testing Technical Indicators

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 12 Feb 2012

I charted the past three months of daily prices for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU, $DJI, DJIA) after the index closed at 12,801.23 on Friday, February 10, 2012….

February 8, 2012

Rolling Options Higher

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 08 Feb 2012

I probably should’ve gotten to this sooner, but hopefully it’s better late than never.  The past few days have been flat to lower (as I predicted in my index post on Sunday).  That has given the indexes a small period …

February 5, 2012

S&P 500 Chart – February 3, 2012

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 05 Feb 2012

This S&P 500 ($SPX) chart shows the past three months of daily prices after the index finished the week at 1,344.90 on Friday, February 3, 2012.

February 3, 2012

Added More SPY Exposure

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 03 Feb 2012

In my end of the month summary I said I planned to increase my stock exposure and thought I was going to do it yesterday.  Instead, my day was far busier at my non-financial related contract job and I only …

February 1, 2012

End of Month Summary – January 2012

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Indices - 01 Feb 2012

January was a great month for me and set me up for a great start to the year with my returns better than most stock indexes so far.  My goal for the year is to avoid stupidity.  It sounds so …