Archive for: October 2016

October 21, 2016

Options Expiration – October 2016

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Stock Picks - 21 Oct 2016

October options expiration worked out better for me than I expected just a few days ago. After I overpaid to roll my TLT October $135 puts earlier this week (compared to the price today), I was able to roll my …

October 18, 2016

Rolled TLT Covered Puts Lower

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 18 Oct 2016

I didn’t time my trade well today, but I think it was the right trade to make for a longer-term outlook on TLT. While TLT was trading at $131.92, I bought 5 TLT October $135 puts and sold 5 December …

October 9, 2016

SPY Chart – YTD Through October 7, 2016

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 09 Oct 2016

The chart below shows the daily prices for the year-to-date on SPY, an ETF that tracks the S&P 500 Index, after closing the week at $215.04, on October 7, 2016….

October 3, 2016

End of the Month Summary – September 2016

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Indices - 03 Oct 2016

My account had another good month as I clawed back a little more of my paper losses and edged back above $80,000 again. TLT (no surprise) was the biggest factor in my gains as my short shares fell in price …