Archive for: September 2013

September 29, 2013

DJIA Chart – September 27,2013

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 29 Sep 2013

I charted the daily prices for the past seven months on the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJIA, $INDU, $DJI, the Dow) after the index closed for the week at 15,258.24 on Friday, September 27, 2013….

September 23, 2013

Closed UCO Ratio Put Spread

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 23 Sep 2013

I feel relatively confident that oil’s best days are behind it for the near term, but a few weeks ago, I entered an order to close my UCO put spread for a tiny additional profit.  My order lasted for at …

September 22, 2013

S&P 500 Chart – It’s Not Over Until It’s Over

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 22 Sep 2013

I charted the daily prices for the past year on the S&P 500 index ($SPX) after the index closed at 1,709.91 on Friday, September 20, 2013.

I pulled up a six-month chart when I first charted the $SPX today.  I saw …

September 19, 2013

Options Expiration – September 2013

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 19 Sep 2013

I’m a day early on my options expiration post because I closed out my remaining September options today and figured I could wrap up my commentary sooner than later too.  I might come back in to make another trade tomorrow, …

September 15, 2013

Dow Jones Chart – September 13, 2013

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 15 Sep 2013

I charted the daily prices for the past six months on the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJIA, $INDU, $DJI, the Dow) after the index closed for the week at 15,376.06 on Friday, September 13, 2013….

September 10, 2013

Riding the Trend with SSO

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 10 Sep 2013

Yesterday, I mentioned my waning concern on Syria’s influence on the US stock market over the coming months.  News today proved that theory correct, kind of.  Thanks to Russia’s announcement to intervene, the threat of our attack diminished and stocks …

September 9, 2013

Rolled IWM Naked Puts to November

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 09 Sep 2013

I keep feeling like I’m missing out on something since I haven’t been trading much over the past month and a half.  The good news is that I haven’t missed out.  My account balance grows when the market stays flat …

September 3, 2013

End of Month Summary – August 2013

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Indices - 03 Sep 2013

I fared better than the broader markets in August, but still lost a few bucks on paper.  It wasn’t a bad month in that view, but felt like a wasted month in some ways.  I barely traded and had a …

September 1, 2013

SPX Chart – August 30, 2013

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 01 Sep 2013

I charted the daily prices for the year to date on the S&P 500 index ($SPX) after the index closed at 1,632.97 on Friday, August 30, 2013.

The spoiler in that bearish call could be support from the higher trend line …