Closing = BOT +1 STRANGLE /CLG8 1/1000 FEB 18 /LOG8 68/40 CALL/PUT @.11 Debit

[Trade Remarks] Closed the crude oil strangle at nearly 50% of maximum profit. After commissions, the trade net an 11% return on capital in 35 days.  

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Closing = BOT +1 /NGG8 1/10000 FEB 18 (Financial) /LNEG8 5 CALL @.015 Debit

[Trade Remarks] Closing the natural gas call option at 42% of maximum profit. After commissions, the trade net a return on capital of 31% in just 13 days!  

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (November 19, 2017)

Market Analysis Stocks ended a rather busy week modestly lower for the second week in a row as investors turned their attention to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday week. Investors continued to keep an eye on Capitol Hill, where Republican lawmakers are trying to implement the biggest tax overhaul in more than 30 years. The House passed…

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Closing = BOT +1 STRANGLE /GCG8 1/100 FEB 18 /OGG8 1480/1130 CALL/PUT @1.40 Debit

[Trade Remarks] I accidentally closed this trade this morning for a smaller profit than desired. If you have this position in your portfolio, I would consider holding it until 50% of maximum profit is collected. I entered an order this morning to close this trade at 1.00 (50% of max profit) and sent it as…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (November 11, 2017)

Market Analysis Stocks got off to a good start this week, hitting new record highs on Monday and Wednesday, but retraced their gains in the latter half, breaking a streak of eight weekly gains for the large-cap indexes. Fading hopes for tax reform took an especially large toll on small-caps, which generally stand to gain…

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