Archive for: January 2016

January 15, 2016

Options Expiration – January 2016

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance - 15 Jan 2016

January has been even worse than most bears expected.  I’ve been in the camp that we’re oversold and the mass selling should subside sooner than later.  Apparently, we aren’t there yet.  I regret not adding more long puts like I planned …

January 10, 2016

SPY Chart – January 8, 2016

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 10 Jan 2016

The chart below shows the monthly prices for the past 10 years on SPY, an S&P 500 Index ETF, after closing the week at $191.92 on January 8, 2016….

January 6, 2016

Rolled TLT Naked Calls to March

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 06 Jan 2016

TLT has been creeping towards my January naked call strike since the day after I sold this lot of calls.  I waited out the peak in December when TLT hit $124.10, but decided to take a profit today and roll …

January 4, 2016

End of the Year Summary – 2015

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Indices - 04 Jan 2016

Once again, I proved that selling options can beat buy and hold investing.  2015 was an even better year for me than 2014 and it was more fun since the major indexes did very little to please investors.  I finished …