Archive for: October 2017

October 20, 2017

Options Expiration – October 2017

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Stock Picks - 20 Oct 2017

The only two October naked put options I had remaining expired worthless today. IWM finished the week at $149.99, well above my October $137 strike. QQQ finished the week at $148.74, also far above my October $142 strike. I should’ve …

October 19, 2017

Rolled AAPL Naked Put Lower

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 19 Oct 2017

Yesterday, I mentioned my plans to roll my Apple ($AAPL) naked put from October $160 to December $160. Luckily, I was alert this morning premarket and saw AAPL futures were lower. I raised my limit order to see if it …

October 18, 2017

Sold November IWM and QQQ Naked Puts

Filed under: Finance - 18 Oct 2017

My three options set to expire in October are all out of the money (two are far out of the money and one is close to the money) and I really should’ve traded these two earlier to roll them higher, …

October 7, 2017

SPY Chart Forecasts a Drop

Filed under: Finance,Indices,Stock Charts - 07 Oct 2017

The chart below shows the daily prices for the past year on SPY, the SPDR ETF that tracks the S&P 500 Index, after closing the week at $254.37, on October 6, 2017….

October 2, 2017

End of the Month Summary – September 2017

Filed under: Finance - 02 Oct 2017

Like most investors who had a bullish tilt to their accounts, I had a good September, but could’ve done better if I had been fully invested. The Dow gained 2.08% in September and the S&P 500 gained 1.93%. I made …