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New Trade – BUY NOV14 CALLS on GLW

New Trade - BUY NOV14 CALLS on GLW

Corning Inc. (GLW) received an upgrade today and rallied in the morning. That put this stock out from a quite long squeeze into a rally. It was a first day when my indicator showed and entry point. So I decided to scale in another call trade out of my 3 planned trades. I planned to Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 27, 2014

New Trade: BUY AUG14 CALLS on GLW 1 AUG14 22 $.57

New Trade: BUY AUG14 CALLS on GLW  1 AUG14 22 $.57

I once traded advanced option strategies which involved all sorts of spreads as well as buying options. At first, I was successful and doubled my account. But also I wasn’t very comfortable with those trades. Many of them were directional trades and I was unable to make money. When the trade went against me, it Continue reading →

New Trade: SELL NOV14 PUTS on GLW

New Trade: SELL NOV14 PUTS on GLW

My account grew a bit once again and I decided to open another trade – a new put selling trade against Corning Inc (GLW). The company in a nutshell manufactures glass (if you can call it that way) which is used in iPhones, smart phones and tablets. That gives the company a great advantage as Continue reading →

New Trades (GME, GLW, O, TASR) put selling – closing trades and opening new for average 8% profit

New Trades (GME, GLW, O, TASR) put selling - closing trades and opening new for average 8% profit

During March I made a few more trades which I haven’t reported due to lack of time. I decided to close a trade against Realty Income (O) where the option was traded at 0.05 per contract, so I bought the put option back. The return on investment for this trade was 8.58% ($316.00). This trade Continue reading →

New trade – SWY & GLW put selling

New trade - SWY & GLW put selling

As I announced on Twitter and Facebook page on Friday I planned opening new options trades on my favorite stocks – Safeway and Corning Int. (GLW). Both companies pay dividends, have grown them for several years and I am OK owning the stocks in case I get exercised. That’s the beauty of put selling strategy Continue reading →

Expiration Friday tomorrow – collecting gains and creating a ladder

Expiration Friday tomorrow - collecting gains and creating a ladder

Tomorrow is expiration Friday. My favorite day. Tomorrow I will officially collect my gains. Although I collected them physically a few months ago when I opened my options trades, those gains were still in jeopardy of being wiped out. Tomorrow those gains will be mine forever.     (MORE: Options Assignment – Southern Company (SO)) Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 17, 2013

We need vacation to rest from our vacation (and trades I made during my vacation)

We need vacation to rest from our vacation (and trades I made during my vacation)

Do you also feel tired when you return from your vacation and the first day at work you wish you had more vacation to rest from your vacation you just spent? Well, this is exactly my case. We had fun in Disneyland. It was tiresome, we spent a horrendous money (although I saved for this Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 10, 2013

Trade Adjustment – Corning Inc (GLW) put selling addition

Trade Adjustment - Corning Inc (GLW) put selling addition

Corning Inc seems to be performing well. The outlook Morningstar presents hasn’t changed and they still estimate the value at $15 a share. My own calculation indicates 17 a share with 28% safety margin and annual expected return at 25%. The PEG value of 0.9708 is below the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry median Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 26, 2013

New Trade – Corning Inc (GLW) put selling

New Trade - Corning Inc (GLW) put selling

I had Corning in my watch list for some time. It was a featured company in Morningstar as a potential new gainer. I like the company what i have read about it so far. It is a four star stock and Morningstar estimates the fair value at $15 a share. My own calculation indicates 17 Continue reading →