Archive for: February 2015

February 27, 2015

Sold Covered Puts on TLT

Filed under: Finance - 27 Feb 2015

I had a busy day yesterday and took some time after the market closed to rethink some of my positions and planned next moves.  I stuck with my idea to give it a couple of days before adding more exposure …

February 26, 2015

Selling, Buying, Opening, Closing Options

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 26 Feb 2015

It’s always an interesting day when we see stocks and bonds both moving lower.  The day started off pretty boring.  Not a lot was moving and so I placed some orders and went out to run some errands.  When I …

February 24, 2015

Dumped BABA

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 24 Feb 2015

BABA was one of the trades I try not to make, but talk myself into every few years.  It sounded hot and promising, but was overvalued.  It might have a fantastic future, but it still has too much unknown about …

February 20, 2015

Options Expiration – February 2015

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Stock Picks - 20 Feb 2015

I have four different options expiring today on three separate underlying positions for another profitable options expiration.  The first two options were easy and will close out my exposure to both of the underlying stocks.  I had one BA February …

February 11, 2015

Sold DIS and IWM Naked Puts for April

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 11 Feb 2015

I had some time to look over my holdings yesterday and really think about what I wanted to do next.  I only have two February puts expiring (FB and BA) and both are far out of the money.  I also have …

February 3, 2015

End of the Month Summary – January 2015

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Indices - 03 Feb 2015

January wasn’t too bad.  I lost money on paper, but I’m in the middle of the indexes’ losses and view my holdings as having much more upside potential.  My account looked pretty good for most of the month, considering the …

February 2, 2015

Partial Early Option Assignment on TLT

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 02 Feb 2015

I woke up to the following email from Interactive Brokers this morning:

Notification of Option Assignment
This communication serves to inform you that an assignment notice has been issued for the short option contracts held in [your account].

The email …