Weekend Portfolio Analysis (May 30, 2015)

Market Conditions The short holiday trading week resulted in another fairly rangebound period for equities. The market has remained in a channel of sorts since February. The S&P 500 opened on Tuesday at 2125.34 and closed Friday at 2107.39, down 17.95 points or 0.84%. On Tuesday, each of the major indexes were down by at least…

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Trading Oil and Airlines

Today was an active trading day establishing 3 new positions and closing out one existing position. Two of the positions that I entered today may seem a bit unusual as they do not fit the typical trading pattern that I have followed since beginning this blog. After tweeting out the trades, I received several comments which…

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LT Options Trading Course – A Review

Several months ago I published an article entitled, Trading Mentors. In this post, I outlined not only the importance of having a trading mentor, but also the dangers of blindly following another persons trades without fully understanding what they are doing and why they are doing it. The article also provided links to a select…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (May 23, 2015)

Market Conditions It was a pretty quiet week in the markets leading into the Memorial Day Weekend. The S&P 500 remained range-bound opening on Monday at 2122.73 and closing Friday at 2126.06, up 3.33 points or 0.2%. On Wednesday, the FOMC released the meeting minutes revealing that some participants believe that the weakness observed in…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (May 16, 2015)

Greetings from Dallas, Texas. The weekend review is delayed due to the fact that I have been traveling for the past few days and do not have my normal arsenal of blogging tools at my disposal. Market Conditions The market ended options expiration week on a flat note with the S&P 500 index (SPX) opening…

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