Archive for: December 2013

December 20, 2013

Options Expiration – December 2013

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 20 Dec 2013

The final options expiration for my year is going out with a whimper. I only had one option contract remaining and it’s nearly $15 out-of-the-money.  My MDY December $125 naked put was the position I thought about closing over the …

December 10, 2013

Rolled My Leveraged Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 10 Dec 2013

I had two different January leveraged ETF puts going into today that had limited upside potential.  The downside risk was still there in case a black swan event hit.  So, I thought I should roll these out and up with …

December 2, 2013

End of Month Summary – November 2013

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Indices - 02 Dec 2013

November surprised me a little.  Stocks had a better gain than I expected and only the shallowest of dips with no spikes in volatility.  In hindsight, I should’ve been more aggressive.  Since I kept a safer stance, I trailed the …

December 1, 2013

Dow Jones Chart – November 29, 2013

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 01 Dec 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 month at 16,086.41 on Friday, November 29, 2013….