Archive for: March 2012

March 25, 2012

S&P 500 Chart – How Long Will The Trading Channel Last?

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 25 Mar 2012

This S&P 500 ($SPX) chart shows the past four months of daily prices after the index finished the week at 1,397.11 on Friday, March 23, 2012.

March 22, 2012

Sold QCOM ITM Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 22 Mar 2012

Those of you who have been reading My Trader’s Journal for a while know that I have a hard time staying out of Qualcomm (QCOM) for very long.  As many times as I’ve been in and out of it, I …

March 20, 2012

Added More Exposure

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 20 Mar 2012

We haven’t really had much a dip to talk about in months, so I’m pretending that when the market was down more than a half percent today that it qualifies as a buying opportunity.  Once I saw that it wasn’t …

March 17, 2012

MidCap 400 Chart – Facing Resistance

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 17 Mar 2012

I charted the past year of daily prices for the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index ($MID.X) after the index closed at 1,000.73 on Friday, March 16, 2012….

March 16, 2012

Options Expiration – March 2012

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Stock Picks - 16 Mar 2012

This was another good options expiration for me.  My naked puts expired worthless and my covered calls were assigned.  That’s generally how I like it, finish with a clean slate and start over.  My one MDY March $175 covered call was …

March 15, 2012

Sold UCO Naked Puts for April

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 15 Mar 2012

I have a few naked puts expiring worthless tomorrow along with a couple of covered calls that will be assigned. I thought I should start opening new positions today to cut out some work for tomorrow.  I started with UCO …

March 14, 2012

Dumped TLT Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 14 Mar 2012

Last week I saw TLT (20 Year Treasury ETF) hit resistance at a lower high than its previous stopping point and thought that it might not be a bad idea to dump my two naked puts for a profit while …

March 11, 2012

S&P 500 Chart – Resistance or Launching Pad?

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 11 Mar 2012

This S&P 500 ($SPX) chart shows the past three months of daily prices after the index finished the week at 1,370.87 on Friday, March 9, 2012.

March 9, 2012

Bought TBT Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 09 Mar 2012

You’ve seen me sell TBT (leveraged inverse 20 year treasuries ETF) puts a couple of times in the past, but now seems like a better time to own them.  When I saw TLT (20 year treasuries ETF) edging closer to …

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