Archive for: May 2014

May 30, 2014

Updated DIS Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 30 May 2014

More than a week ago, I entered a limit order to close my Disney (DIS) naked put for June.  It was more than $5 out-0f-the-money (OTM) and was getting pretty cheap for as long as it had remaining before expiration. …

May 21, 2014

Book Review: The Joy of Financial Security

Filed under: Beginners,Reading - 21 May 2014

A few months ago, I received a free copy of Donna Skeels Cygan’s book, The Joy of Financial Security.  I don’t review many books and when I do, …

May 19, 2014

Added a Hedge on UWM

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 19 May 2014

I talked about my UWM option positions in my last post.  It looked like small-cap stocks were turning around and I figured I should wait before exiting my four naked puts since I had so much time value left to erode …

May 16, 2014

Options Expiration – May 2014

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance - 16 May 2014

Options expiration days have grown into a non-event for me lately.  Once again, I have no options remaining on the last day to trade them.  This tendency to close my positions early evolved over the past few months.  Part of …

May 13, 2014

Closed and Rolled Out of May

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 13 May 2014

I mentioned yesterday that I had a couple of options I still needed to deal with for May expiration.  I decided to move on both of them today instead of waiting for the end of the week and expiration, just …

May 12, 2014

Starting to Hedge

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 12 May 2014

This past weekend I spent some time working on formulas in a new spreadsheet for comparing different ways to hedge my account using the S&P 500 ETF, SPY.  I came up with a plan and was excited about implementing it …

May 1, 2014

End of the Month Summary – April 2014

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Indices - 01 May 2014

April didn’t offer much to write home about, but I pulled out a tiny gain on paper and locked in more realized gains before the month ended.  I’m still not being too aggressive in my trading.  While I was more …