Archive for: November 2012

November 30, 2012

Sold VNQ Put Spread

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 30 Nov 2012

I’m still way under invested and like being that way with the market inching higher on hopes and dreams of a fiscal cliff resolution that will solve all of our monetary problems.  The way the market has been behaving, the …

November 25, 2012

S&P 500 Chart – Santa Rally Already?

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

This S&P 500 ($SPX) chart shows the past 3 months of daily prices after the index finished the week at 1,409.15 on Friday, November 23, 2012….

November 19, 2012

Two Option Trades – TLT and UCO

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 19 Nov 2012

I mentioned my plans for this TLT trade on Friday and decided not to put it off any longer.  It’s too bad that I waited.  I missed out on some profit.  Rather than sulk, I made the trade today and …

November 18, 2012

DJIA Chart – 3 Years, Monthly Prices

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

I charted the monthly prices for the past three years on the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJIA, $INDU, $DJI, the Dow) after the index closed at 12,588.31 on Friday, November 16, 2012.

A few key indicators stick out on this chart that …

November 16, 2012

Options Expiration – November 2012

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

My November options provided little excitement today and that’s a good thing.  I came into the day cautious about a couple of my positions (CVS and TLT), but they worked out as I planned, worthless.  Here are the details on …

November 14, 2012

Bought IWM Insurance (Puts)

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 14 Nov 2012

Yesterday, I mentioned that I was considering buying a put spread or selling a call spread on SH to hedge some of my market exposure.  Instead, I spent a little more money and have deeper coverage if the markets continue …

November 13, 2012

Sold AT&T Put Spread

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 13 Nov 2012

AT&T (T) got spanked at the end of last week and this came after the stock was already down more than 7% from its September high.  By Friday, the stock was down more than 15% from that recent high, but …

November 11, 2012

Russell 2000 Chart – Oversold?

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

This Russell 2000 ($RUT) chart shows the past 3 months of daily prices after the index finished the week at 795.02 on Friday, November 9, 2012….

November 8, 2012

Closed AAPL Put Spreads

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 08 Nov 2012

Once again, I was wrong about AAPL.  Well, mostly wrong.  I was right that AAPL was going to bounce some in the morning, but I thought it would last hours, not minutes.  When I saw the stock moving higher, I …

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