Archive for: December 2014

December 30, 2014

Current Positions – January 30, 2014

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance - 30 Dec 2014

Much like the way I ran my portfolio for most of 2014, I’m finishing the year without owning any stocks or ETFs.  I’m short eight different puts and have a vertical spread using two different calls.  I came into the …

December 19, 2014

Options Expiration – December 2014

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Stock Picks - 19 Dec 2014

What a difference a week can make!  Coming into this week, I had one option remaining to expire in December.  My lone MDY $265 put was deep in the money as MDY closed last Friday at$255.71.  I would’ve had a …

December 16, 2014

Sold February TLT Call Spread

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 16 Dec 2014

I’ve been waiting for TLT to pass the $127 mark and today it reached $127.72.  I wanted the 20-year Treasury ETF to be well into the upper half of the $120s before I made this trade.  I started trading vertical …

December 5, 2014

Sold FB February Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 05 Dec 2014

In July, just before Facebook (FB) took another large step higher, I decided to cut my risk with the social media company and moved back to Apple (AAPL).  My AAPL trade worked for me, but I could’ve stuck with FB …

December 1, 2014

End of the Month Summary – November 2014

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

November felt like it went by in a blink of an eye.  At least I made money as the month flew by.  Once again, I finished the month at a new monthly closing high and had decent realized gains.  I …