Archive for: May 2017

May 19, 2017

Options Expiration – May 2017

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 19 May 2017

My single expiring option for May finished in the money, so I decided to roll it out to July before taking the assignment.

While IWM was trading at $136.43, I bought to close one IWM May $138 naked put and sold …

May 16, 2017

Sold ADI Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 16 May 2017

For the first time in the 10 years that I’ve been writing My Trader’s Journal, I made a trade on Analog Devices ($ADI). While ADI was trading at $80.60, I sold one ADI July $80 naked put for $3.40 and …

May 9, 2017

QQQ August Ratio Spread

Filed under: Finance,Stock Charts,Stock Picks - 09 May 2017

Volatility is so low right now that it’s barely worth selling options. The NASDAQ Composite hit a record high again and I opted to sell a ratio spread on QQQ with the belief that QQQ will move slightly lower before …

May 1, 2017

End of the Month Summary – April 2017

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Indices - 01 May 2017

My account had another month of gains, but I was still far under-invested and missed out on what could’ve been more. Maybe I’ll get off the sidelines a little more on the next dip. I missed a good opportunity while …