Archive for: August 2015

August 31, 2015

Closed Half of TLT Short Calls

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 31 Aug 2015

A week ago, TLT was trading $5 higher and I sold my second leg of 10 TLT September naked calls.  This morning, while TLT was trading at $122.53, I bought to close those 10 TLT September $132 naked calls for …

August 24, 2015

Sold More TLT September Naked Calls

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 24 Aug 2015

I’m already short 10 TLT September $124 calls that are in the money, but when I saw TLT trade into the upper $128s, I figured the timing was right to add to my short position.  I’m not aggressive enough to …

August 21, 2015

Options Expiration – August 2015

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Stock Picks - 21 Aug 2015

I’m really shocked that I haven’t made a trade since July options expiration.  That was just over a month ago and is the longest I’ve gone without making a trade in this account since I started blogging in April 2007. …

August 3, 2015

End of the Month Summary – July 2015

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

July was a slow trading month for me, but my account gained ground and I’m ahead of all major indexes for the past year and the year-to-date (double the Dow for the past 12 months).  The S&P 500 had a …