Archive for: March 2016

March 21, 2016

More TLT Adjustments

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 21 Mar 2016

Last month, my margin balance forced me to buy back 600 of my short TLT shares for a loss and then IB wouldn’t let me sell puts to cover my remaining shorts.  TLT has fallen more since then, so I …

March 18, 2016

Options Expiration – March 2016

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 18 Mar 2016

The only March option I had remaining coming into today was one TLT March $125 naked call.  The other nine, out of my initial 10 March calls, were assigned at the end of February, but I was left with this …

March 8, 2016

What is PeepTrade?

Filed under: Media - 08 Mar 2016

First the disclaimer: I’m now a PeepTrade Guru.

Now what it is – Peeptrade.com is a new site (actually still in beta until next week when they present at the South by Southwest Festival) that allows “Peepers” to view the portfolios …

March 2, 2016

End of the Month Summary – February 2016

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Indices - 02 Mar 2016

February was nasty for a little while and then patience paid off.  I think the lowest intraday balance I saw my account hit in February was around $72,000.  I didn’t think bonds would stay high or stocks would stay low, …

March 1, 2016

TLT – Early Option Assignment

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 01 Mar 2016

When I logged into my account yesterday morning, I had an annoying yellow warning highlighting my “Account” button.  I was being warned that I had no “Post-Expiry Excess (predicted)”.  No excess is equal to a margin call, but this was …