Archive for: April 2016

April 28, 2016

Closed TLT May Call Ratio Spread

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 28 Apr 2016

Taking a loss is never fun, but I should’ve done it sooner maybe.  My ratio call spread on TLT set to expire in May didn’t quite go as planned.  While TLT was trading at $128.43 this afternoon, I bought to …

April 15, 2016

Options Expiration – April 2016

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance - 15 Apr 2016

Once again, I have no options expiring today.  I haven’t even made a trade in weeks.  So, I’ll give a portfolio update instead.  I was planning to sell covered calls on my IWM, MDY, DIS shares, but the charts showed …

April 4, 2016

End of the Month Summary – March 2016

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

March was a fantastic month for nearly everyone who was long stocks.  My gains were cut by my short position on TLT, the 20-year Treasury ETF, but I still had a really good month.  My stock ETFs produced all of …

April 3, 2016

SPY Chart – April 1, 2016

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 03 Apr 2016

The chart below shows the monthly prices for the past year on SPY, an S&P 500 Index ETF, after closing the week at $206.92, on April 1, 2016….