Archive for: November 2016

November 22, 2016

Finished TLT Position

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 22 Nov 2016

The last of my TLT limit orders hit this afternoon and I am finally completely out of my long series of TLT trades. While TLT was trading at $121.40, I bought to cover 500 shares of TLT at $121.40 and …

November 21, 2016

Updates on TLT, IWM, and MDY Options

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 21 Nov 2016

Last week I mentioned I was in the process of starting over with my allocation. I’m moving slowly, but moving forward nonetheless. At the open, when TLT was trading at $121.15, my limit order hit and I bought to close …

November 18, 2016

Options Expiration – November 2016

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Stock Picks - 18 Nov 2016

My only November option left to expire was the an IWM covered call. I could’ve let it expire and be called away. That inaction on my part would’ve saved me $2.38 in commission for this trade, but the data entry …

November 17, 2016

Account Cleaning, Starting with TLT

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 17 Nov 2016

I had a bad run with my TLT options and short shares and then it turned in my favor, but I didn’t close (or at least roll) my covered puts in time to make up as much as I would’ve …

November 1, 2016

End of the Month Summary – October 2016

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

As scary as October can be some years, I had another fantastic month this October. As the S&P 500 declined, my account balance increased. I’m making up for lost ground still, but months like this past one go a long …