Archive for: June 2012

June 28, 2012

Still Here

Filed under: Finance - 28 Jun 2012

Just a short post to let y’all know I’m still here.  My hard drive crashed on Friday (hence no index post this past weekend) after missing time earlier in the week due to a death in the family.  I got …

June 17, 2012

Russell 2000 Chart – June 15, 2012

Filed under: Finance - 17 Jun 2012

I charted the year to date daily prices for the Russell 2000 Chart ($RUT) after the index closed at 771.32 on Friday, June 15, 2012.

June 15, 2012

Options Expiration – June 2012

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Stock Picks - 15 Jun 2012

The rally over the past couple of weeks helped me leading into today’s expiration.  I ended with a mixed bag, but it looked like it was going to be worse not so long ago.  I had five options expire (two …

June 13, 2012

Sold July DIA Vertical Put Spread

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 13 Jun 2012

As part of my handful of options expiring on Friday, my 20 DIA June $116/114 put spreads will be expiring worthless.  Rather than waiting a few more days for that to happen, I went ahead and opened another DIA spread …

June 11, 2012

Closed TBT Put Spread

Filed under: Finance - 11 Jun 2012

I mentioned last week that I left a limit order in to close my TBT put spread from a few weeks ago.  Instead of chasing the order as TBT rose I let it sit and …

June 10, 2012

Dow Jones Chart – Almost There

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 10 Jun 2012

I charted the past three months of daily prices for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJIA, $INDU, $DJI, the Dow) after the index closed at 12,554.20 on Friday, June 8, 2012….

June 8, 2012

Sold QQQ Vertical Put Spread

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 08 Jun 2012

I’m already fully invested with most of my short put options in the money, but wanted to add a little more exposure.  Instead of adding a lot more total dollar risk with naked puts, I opted for another put spread.  I’m …

June 3, 2012

S&P 500 – 10 Year Chart

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 03 Jun 2012

This S&P 500 ($SPX) chart shows the past 10 years of Monthly prices after the index finished the week at 1,278.04 on Friday, June 1, 2012.

June 1, 2012

Sold SH Vertical Put Spread

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 01 Jun 2012

I’ve taken a beating on my bullish positions over the past month, but don’t want to dump any long ETFs yet for fear that I’ll miss the recovery after locking in losses.  Instead I’m trying to piece together a few …

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