Archive for: January 2018

January 30, 2018

Sold XLB Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 30 Jan 2018

I placed a limit order for an XLB (Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF) naked put one week ago when XLB was trading at $62.92, but XLB was still coming off lows from a week earlier at that point and the …

January 29, 2018

Sold GS Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 29 Jan 2018

Barron’s cover story from this weekend was on Goldman Sachs Group ($GS). While I try to read most of the articles in Barron’s every weekend, I rarely read more than half of them. This past weekend I made it through …

January 25, 2018

Option Trades on UUP and TLT

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 25 Jan 2018

The last time I traded UUP I lost almost $279. That was in August 2011 and haven’t thought of the PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish ETF since then enough to make another trade, until yesterday. I’ve been watching the US dollar …

January 24, 2018

Sold IWM Naked Put for March

Filed under: Finance - 24 Jan 2018

My account was void of any index funds and I was looking for another individual stock to sell an option on, but felt I had been waiting too long and opted to come back to the easy trade on an …

January 19, 2018

Options Expiration – January 2018

Filed under: Finance - 19 Jan 2018

I only had two options left to expire today, one IWM January $148 naked put and one QQQ January $153 naked put. Both are far out of the money and will expire worthless. I’ll have a realized gain of $340.32 …

January 16, 2018

Rolled NFLX Naked Put

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 16 Jan 2018

I sold a naked put $10 out of the money on Netflix ($NFLX) on December 12, while NFLX was trading at $185.70 and on January 2, NFLX gapped higher and has barely hit a speed bump since then. It finished …

January 6, 2018

DIA Chart – 6 Months Daily Prices

Filed under: Finance,Stock Picks - 06 Jan 2018

The chart below shows the daily prices for the past six months on DIA, an ETF that tracks the Dow Jones Industrial Average, after closing the week at $252.72 on January 5, 2018….

January 2, 2018

End of Year Summary 2017

Filed under: Account Summary,Finance,Indices - 02 Jan 2018

Bullish investors made a killing in 2017 and I made a decent gain (when not comparing myself to the benchmarks), but I didn’t keep my focus on trading last year as I wrapped up my divorce and dealt with my …