Archive for: February 2016

February 24, 2016

Sold FEZ Shares for a Loss

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 24 Feb 2016

Stupid bonds! TLT is making February a rough month for me.  At this morning’s high, it was up more than $6 from where it finished January.  I dealt with a lot of the risk when I hedged a couple of weeks …

February 19, 2016

Options Expiration – February 2016

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 19 Feb 2016

I only had two options expire today.  The big one was on TLT where I have 10 TLT February $124 calls that will be assigned.  I’ll be forced to sell 1,000 shares of TLT that I do not own at …

February 11, 2016

Added Another TLT Ratio Spread

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 11 Feb 2016

The TLT ratio spread that I opened yesterday helped cut my losses today, but I still wasn’t fully hedged yet on my TLT exposure, so I came back to the well to cut my risk again.  While TLT was trading at …

February 9, 2016

Hedged TLT Position

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 09 Feb 2016

I’ve been watching TLT climb like a machine since 2016 started.  I expected every spike to be the last one and every dip to be the turning point to lasting lower prices.  I should’ve bought a far out of the …

February 1, 2016

End of the Month Summary – January 2016

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Indices - 01 Feb 2016

January was not an easy month to stomach, but it really wasn’t as bad as many investors might feel.  The first couple of weeks were gut-wrenching for bulls, but we ended with a nice rally to cut losses in half.  My …