Archive for: July 2017

July 25, 2017

Closed Half of QQQ Ratio Spread

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 25 Jul 2017

Since I no longer think QQQ is going to drop much, if any, I decided to close my long puts on QQQ and keep the short puts. I’m exposing myself to a lot more risk by leaving the puts that …

July 21, 2017

Options Expiration – July 2017

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 21 Jul 2017

I came into today with two options left to expire for July. At the open, my order for ADI hit. While ADI was trading at $79.55, I bought to close my one ADI July $80 naked put for $0.39 and …

July 14, 2017

Closed August TLT Vertical Call Spread

Filed under: Finance,Stock Charts,Stock Picks - 14 Jul 2017

I closed my TLT August 129/132 vertical call spread for a profit today. While TLT was trading at $123.33, I bought my six short TLT August $129 calls for $0.14 and sold my six long TLT August $132 calls for …

July 8, 2017

SPY Chart – July 7, 2017

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 08 Jul 2017

The chart below shows the daily prices for the past three months on SPY, the SPDR ETF that tracks the S&P 500 Index, after closing the week at $242.11, on July 7, 2017….

July 3, 2017

End of the Month Summary – June 2017

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Indices - 03 Jul 2017

I eked out another small gain this past month. June wasn’t a stellar month for the S&P 500, but it gained 0.48%, which is good after the gains of the first five months. I finally got closer to being fully …