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Trade exit – Micron Technology Inc. (MU) – covered call expiration with 13.18% gain

Trade exit - Micron Technology Inc. (MU) - covered call expiration with 13.18% gain

Micron Technology was one of my best performing stocks during the entire covered call options trade. I bought the stock in late March 2013 and opened a total return covered call against the position. You can see my covered call initial opening record on the “New trade – Micron Technology Inc (MU) covered call” page. Continue reading →

Markets react on FED so turn your computer off and walk away

Server Yahoo posted several articles this morning in reaction to Mr. Market’s behavior today asking a basic question: “Is the market overreacting?” Well, in my opinion of course it is! Have you ever seen markets reacting rationally recently? I haven’t. As much as I am involved in the stock market I understand more and more 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 June 04, 2013

Trade Adjustment – Armour Residential (ARR) option trade – put roll over

Trade Adjustment - Armour Residential (ARR) option trade - put roll over

As time was running short in regards to this trade I decided to take action to avoid assignment of Armour Residential (ARR) stock. It is a risky move and I completely know it. I was thinking about it and although I am incresing my risk by doing this I decided to take it. Armour Residential Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 20, 2013

New Trade – Micron Technology Inc (MU) covered call

New Trade - Micron Technology Inc (MU) covered call

The Micron Technology Inc covered call order executed this morning. This is another trade utilizing a total return strategy. That means that I want the stock to be called away at expiration or even better be assigned prematurely. If assigned, either early or at expiration, I will realize a nice gain. If not assigned, i Continue reading →

Trade adjustment – Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (KOG) new covered call

Trade adjustment - Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (KOG) new covered call

The previous February covered call for Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp expired worthless leaving me with maximum profit of $52 per contract (5.47%; 3% annualized profit). Since the option expired worthless I am allowed to sell another contract against the same stock. I did sell another covered call this morning and collected another $60 per Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 13, 2013

New Trade – Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI) put selling

New Trade - Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI) put selling

When I sold ARR today morning I quickly scanned my watch list for replacement. I must admit that this time I was looking for high yielding stocks, closer to 10% yield with a decent dividend growth and dividend paying history. I think Pitney Bowes Inc. perfectly fits my needs. It is a long-term dividend payer.