Archive for: October 2012

October 28, 2012

INDU Chart – Hints From the Chart

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 28 Oct 2012

I charted the daily prices for the year to date on the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJIA, $INDU, $DJI, the Dow) after the index closed at 13,107.21 on Friday, October 26, 2012….

October 22, 2012

Adjusted CVS Position

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 22 Oct 2012

What a bizarre world we’re trading in these days.  The S&P 500 is down more than 1/2 a percent and I’m actually up for the day.  That comes from AAPL’s bounce to some extent, but TLT is also trading lower. …

October 21, 2012

S&P 500 Chart – Red Flags

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 21 Oct 2012

This S&P 500 ($SPX) chart shows the year to date daily prices after the index finished the week at 1,433.19 on Friday, October 19, 2012.

The 10 day moving average (dma) isn’t shown here since I pulled the chart too far out to …

October 19, 2012

Options Expiration – October 2012 + AAPL Adjustment

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 19 Oct 2012

Today was an ugly day for the bulls.  I didn’t do as poorly as I could have since I had some options expire worthless.  Before I started working on the options that expire today, I had to deal with Apple …

October 17, 2012

Sold AAPL Put Spread for November

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 17 Oct 2012

Before I closed my October AAPL put spread for a loss, I wondered if I should let it run longer to get a bounce.  Instead, I cut my risk and locked in a loss of $787.29 while the underlying stock …

October 14, 2012

Dow Jones Industrial Average Chart – Make It or Break It Moment

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 14 Oct 2012

I charted the daily prices for the year to date on the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJIA, $INDU, $DJI, the Dow) after the index closed at 13,328.85 on Friday, October 12, 2012….

October 12, 2012

Current Portfolio – October 12, 2012

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance - 12 Oct 2012

I have kept it very quiet on the trading front this week, aside from closing my AAPL position on Monday.  I have a handful of options that expire in a week from today and want to see how they go …

October 8, 2012

Closed AAPL Put Spread

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 08 Oct 2012

I hated doing it, but felt that I had to go ahead and take my loss on my AAPL put spread. While AAPL was trading at $637.37, down more than 2% for the day, I bought six AAPL October $625 …

October 7, 2012

S&P 500 Chart – October 5, 2012

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 07 Oct 2012

This S&P 500 ($SPX) chart shows the past year of daily prices after the index finished the week at 1,460.93 on Friday, October 5, 2012.

Traders can see momentum shifts has occurred when the 20 and 50 day moving averages (dma) crossover on this SPX …

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