Tag: diagonal spread

  • OPNewsletter : May’09 (+11.2%), Jun’09 (Opening Shortly)

    It feels great when a single covered call option spread (done only @ 7.3% of 10K portfolio) can deliver OPNewsletter monthly subscription fee, cover commissions and still deliver profits, without making adjustments throughout the holding period. And what if the newsletter doesn’t get a single cent if doesn’t deliver profits? Welcome to OPNewsletter (A “No…

  • OPNewsletter (Outperformance)- May’09 +6.1%

    Option Trading is equally useful to retail traders and can generate consistent income if used properly. Hope you enjoyed the free trade alerts for some earnings play (You may sign-up for the Basic membership that is free till Dec 2009) A Fantastic week for OPNewsletter! We played HAL, IBM, UPS and AMZN for earnings and…

  • Bank of America (BAC) : A Speculative Trade

    Before I start the post, let me warn that trading into financial is full of risks and you may lose your capital. You should make sure that you have a proper risk management plan in place to handle this and should only invest what you might be willing to lose 100%. And this particular trade…

  • OPNewsletter- Mar’09 +8.8%, Apr +2.4% (Open)

    March’09 portfolios were closed +8.8% (excluding commissions) and +5.6% (including commissions). I used up about +46.7% of the assumed 10K capital for OPNewsletter. This result doesn’t include excellent results from bonus trade alerts. When compared with broader markets, this was probably one of the best months for OPNewsletter. Look at the major market movements since…

  • Option Business aka Insurance Business

    A bounce is due, no, I think overdue. We have all realized that Mr. Market can remain irrational longer than one can remain solvent. So though the probability of bounce is high, don’t count on it for long term bull market till there are sign of economic improvement. The primary trend is bearish, as clear…

  • Outperformance Continues at OPNewsletter

    When compared with broader markets, Feb was an excellent month for OPNewsletter coupled with a few good learnings (kinda reinforcement, been there done that, but forget that). Overall, OPNewsletter for Feb closed up +5.6% x-commissions and +2.6% including commissions. Capital preservtion and thus allocation was higher priority vs missing an opportunity. These results doesn’t include…

  • Outperformance : OPNewsletter Feb’09 +5.85%(Open)

    An excellent month for OPNewsletter so far. Overall, OPNewsletter is up +8.87% x-commissions and +5.85% including commissions. We didn’t have to make any major adjustments to our portfolios except one which rolled partially to next month. We closed one portfolio for +17.17% gains and except any major disastrous events on Tuesday market open, remainder portfolios…

  • OPNewsletter Portfolio up +37.5% in 2008

    Year 2008 was almost equally as good a year for OPNewsletter as 2007 especially when compared with any major benchmark index like S&P 500. In 11 months completion, from Feb’08 till Dec’08, OPNewsletter outperformed S&P500 by a wide app 70% margin. During the year when the DJIA decline 33.84%, while the S&P 500 trimmed 38.49%,…

  • Put Diagonal Spread- An Income Startegy to Play Downward Move

    The Dow has still been unable to regain the important resistance of 11,750 (few points here and there). It danced around that level for a while before falling like a hard rock. In this post, while I shall be sharing about Put Diagonal Bearish startegy, I shall also briefly touch upon current market state. Dow is…

  • Raytheon(RTN) and CocaCola(KO)

    Raytheon (RTN) has been beaten very hard recently. From a high of $67 to current $57.5 levels. To me, it offers a short term buying opportunity for a bounce that may happen as soon as it touches the $56 area. There are many ways to play this bounce ranging from straight calls to bull put…