Archive for: August 2013

August 29, 2013

Sold November SPY Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 29 Aug 2013

This August has been my most passive month for trades since I started trading options more than a decade ago.  Today’s trade was only my second trade for the month and doubt I’ll make a trade tomorrow, the final trading …

August 18, 2013

S&P 500 Index Chart – August 17, 2013

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 18 Aug 2013

I charted the daily prices for the past six months on the S&P 500 index ($SPX) after the index closed at 1,655.83 on Friday, August 17, 2013….

August 16, 2013

Options Expiration – August 2013

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Stock Picks - 16 Aug 2013

QCOM options were my only contracts left to expire today. My one QCOM $62.50 naked put will expire worthless and my two QCOM $62.50 covered calls will be assigned.  This takes me out of QCOM completely for the first time …

August 14, 2013

Sold OTM SSO Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 14 Aug 2013

The current bull market is over four years old.  That age seems to be the time when most bull markets begin to fade, but I’m betting this one is different.  The main reason is that the preceding recession was deeper …

August 10, 2013

Dow Jones Chart – August 9, 2013

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

I charted the daily prices for the past three months on the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJIA, $INDU, $DJI, the Dow) after the index closed for the week at 15,425.51 on Friday, August 9, 2013.

By the beginning of this week, the 14-day …

August 4, 2013

S&P 500 Chart – August 2, 2013

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 04 Aug 2013

I charted the daily prices for the past three months on the S&P 500 index ($SPX) after the index closed at 1,631.89 on Friday, August 2, 2013.

When I charted the SPX last month, I commented that if the 50-day moving average …

August 1, 2013

End of Month Summary – July 2013

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Indices - 01 Aug 2013

If only all months could be like July!  I thought I was going to report that July was one of the best months I’ve ever had, but when I looked back at the past 12 months, July 2013 ranked third. …