Archive for: February 2013

February 27, 2013

Sold UCO Put Ratio Spread

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 27 Feb 2013

My account balance has come down considerably from its recent highs.  I figured it would whenever UCO stopped its ascent.  It still isn’t fun to see this, even knowing the decline was bound to happen eventually.  I mistimed the long …

February 25, 2013

Sold SPY Bear Put Combination

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 25 Feb 2013

I spent nearly an hour today trying to figure out how to make a worthwhile options trade on GLD.  I think the gold ETF is going to move higher soon, but I couldn’t decide on an order that would manage …

February 24, 2013

S&P 500 Chart – Borrowed Time

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 24 Feb 2013

I charted the daily prices for the past six months on the S&P 500 ($SPX) after the index closed at 1,515.60 on Friday, February 22, 2013….

February 19, 2013

Sold IWM March Put Spread

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 19 Feb 2013

I mentioned in a post at the end of last week that I planned to get back into IWM today.  I almost decided not to since the small-cap ETF continued to climb and appeared ready to correct.  Then I opted …

February 17, 2013

DJIA – Year to Date Chart

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 17 Feb 2013

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 13,981.76 on Friday, February 15, 2013.

The moving averages offer some help here too.  The 10-day …

February 15, 2013

Options Expiration – February 2013

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 15 Feb 2013

This seemed like a very low-key expiration day, but I freed-up a lot of cash today.  Now, I have to figure out what my next move is.  Small-cap and mid-cap stocks have melted higher over the past few days, but …

February 11, 2013

Bought a Floor for UCO

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 11 Feb 2013

Mid-afternoon on Friday, I was doing a round of chart reviews for everything in my account and for what I was considering for my account.  When I got to my oil position, I didn’t like what I saw in the …

February 10, 2013

S&P 500 Chart – February 8, 2013

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 10 Feb 2013

I charted the monthly prices for the past 10 years on the S&P 500 ($SPX) after the index closed at 1,517.93 on Friday, February 8, 2013….

February 6, 2013

Opened New DIS Position

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 06 Feb 2013

I exited my last Disney (DIS) position almost five years ago when DIS was trading for $31.94.  I was smart to do so since DIS lost more than half of its value within a few quarters after I dumped it. …

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