2/7/09

Trade Notes March 07 to Feb 09

My trade notes in the sidebar were getting too long, so I've put them here. As you can see, I was kind of busy in January--which correlates with my less frequent posting. The format for the January trades is different because I just copied and pasted to save time, whereas before I wrote out what the options were. Basically, these are puts and calls on the SPY ETF.

Not listed below, because it's in a different account, but my WFC was called in early February. I had also tried to do a dividend capture with BMY, which succeeded last year. 

I'll hopefully have some time to go over the trades below to analyze my successes (luck) and more importantly my failures.

02/10/09 .SWGBL BOUGHT TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGBL AT $0.35
02/05/09 .SWGBL SOLD TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGBL AT $0.59
02/04/09 .SZCCG BOUGHT TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCCG AT $3.40
02/03/09 .SZCCG SOLD TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCCG AT $3.60
02/02/09 .SZCPB BOUGHT TO OPEN 6 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCPB AT $5.50
01/30/09 .SZCCI BOUGHT TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCCI AT $2.70
01/28/09 .SWGNL SOLD TO CLOSE 6 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGNL AT $4.75
01/28/09 .SWGNL BOUGHT TO OPEN 6 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGNL AT $4.55
01/27/09 .SZCNE SOLD TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCNE AT $2.67
01/27/09 .SZCNE BOUGHT TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCNE AT $2.47
01/23/09 .SZCCI SOLD TO OPEN 3 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCCI AT $3.35
01/23/09 .SZCCI SOLD TO OPEN 2 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCCI AT $3.35
01/23/09 .SZCCI BOUGHT TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCCI AT $3.10
01/23/09 .SZCCI SOLD TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCCI AT $3.30
01/23/09 .SZCCI BOUGHT TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCCI AT $3.00
01/22/09 .SZCCI BOUGHT TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCCI AT $3.15
01/22/09 .SZCCI SOLD TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCCI AT $3.50
01/20/09 .SWGCL BOUGHT TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGCL AT $2.73
01/20/09 .SZCCI SOLD TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCCI AT $3.30
01/20/09 .SZCNE SOLD TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCNE AT $5.55
01/16/09 .SWGCL SOLD TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGCL AT $3.10
01/16/09 .SWGCL BOUGHT TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGCL AT $3.25
01/16/09 .SWGCL SOLD TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGCL AT $3.45
01/15/09 .SZCNE BOUGHT TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCNE AT $5.40
01/15/09 .SZCNE SOLD TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCNE AT $5.50
01/15/09 .SZCNE BOUGHT TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCNE AT $5.40
01/15/09 .SZCNE SOLD TO CLOSE 7 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCNE AT $5.10
01/15/09 .SZCNE SOLD TO CLOSE 3 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCNE AT $5.10
01/15/09 .SZCNE BOUGHT TO OPEN 10 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCNE AT $5.00
01/15/09 .SZCCH BOUGHT TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCCH AT $4.80
01/14/09 .SZCNE SOLD TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCNE AT $4.20
01/14/09 .SZCBJ BOUGHT TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCBJ AT $3.35
01/14/09 .SZCCH SOLD TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCCH AT $5.60
01/14/09 .SZCNE BOUGHT TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCNE AT $4.05
01/13/09 .SZCBI BOUGHT TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCBI AT $4.70
01/13/09 .SZCBI SOLD TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCBI AT $4.95
01/13/09 .SZCBI BOUGHT TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCBI AT $4.65
01/13/09 .SZCNI SOLD TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCNI AT $4.90
01/13/09 .SZCBJ SOLD TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCBJ AT $4.05
01/13/09 .SZCNI SOLD TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCNI AT $4.65
01/13/09 .SZCNI BOUGHT TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCNI AT $4.65
01/13/09 .SZCNI BOUGHT TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCNI AT $4.70
01/12/09 .SZCMJ SOLD TO CLOSE 10 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCMJ AT $2.00
01/12/09 .SZCMJ BOUGHT TO OPEN 10 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCMJ AT $1.86
01/12/09 .SZCMJ SOLD TO CLOSE 10 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCMJ AT $2.00
01/12/09 .SZCMJ BOUGHT TO OPEN 10 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCMJ AT $1.91
01/12/09 .SZCBI SOLD TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SZCBI AT $5.10
01/12/09 .SWGBL BOUGHT TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGBL AT $3.75
01/09/09 .SWGBL SOLD TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGBL AT $4.10
01/09/09 .SWGAL BOUGHT TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGAL AT $1.59
01/09/09 .SWGAL SOLD TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGAL AT $1.81
01/09/09 .SWGAL BOUGHT TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGAL AT $1.59
01/09/09 .SWGAL SOLD TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGAL AT $1.81
01/09/09 .SWGAL BOUGHT TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGAL AT $1.60
01/08/09 .SWGAL BOUGHT TO CLOSE 2 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGAL AT $2.11
01/08/09 .SWGAL BOUGHT TO CLOSE 1 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGAL AT $2.11
01/08/09 .SWGAL SOLD TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGAL AT $2.50
01/08/09 .SWGAL BOUGHT TO CLOSE 2 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGAL AT $2.11
01/07/09 .SWGAL SOLD TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGAL AT $2.74
01/07/09 .SWGAL BOUGHT TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGAL AT $2.56
01/07/09 .SWGAL SOLD TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGAL AT $2.80
01/07/09 .SWGAL BOUGHT TO CLOSE 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGAL AT $2.69
01/07/09 .SWGAL SOLD TO OPEN 5 CONTRACTS OF OPTION .SWGAL AT $2.83
01/07/09 SPY SOLD 500 SHARES OF SPY AT $91.80
01/07/09 SPY BOUGHT 500 SHARES OF SPY AT $91.59


11/26/08 Sold to close QQQQ Mar '09 34 calls @ $1.11.

11/25/08 Bought SPY Mar '09 put @ $2.45.

11/20/08 Long standing limit order executed this morning. Bought QQQQ Mar '09 34 calls @ $0.89. Jumped in too early? We'll have another rally, but from what trough?

11/19/08 Sold to close QQQQ Mar '09 26 put @ $2.92. Looking to buy March or June calls if market continues going down from here.

11/04/08 Bought WFC @ $34.93. Sold WFC Jan '10 2.5 call @ $32.38.

10/28/08 Sold to close QQQQ Dec '08 34 call @ $1.55. I'll buy a March call on any decent pull back. I don't know if the rally will continue, but I'm pretty happy with the way this trade went. Total for purchase was $3.32. Total for sale was $4.10. Not bad percentage wise, although had I bought that same call yesterday at $0.70 or so, that would've been much better.

As the market went up big today, I bought a QQQQ Mar '09 26 put for $2.25. It was a limit order I set a couple of days ago. Should have put it much lower. There's plenty of time for the market to go down again, though.

10/24/08 Sold to close QQQQ Dec '08 28 put @ $2.55.

10/22/08 Bought ESLR @ $3.05. Sold Mar '09 2.5 call @ $1.22. ESLR cost basis is now $5.18.

10/16/08 Big mistake selling Nov QQQQ 27 put.

Bought QQQQ Dec '08 28 put @ $2.00.

Bought QQQQ Dec '08 34 call @ $1.32. With enough volatility it's possible to make money on both.

10/14/08 Sold to close QQQQ Nov '08 39 calls @ $1.10. Could have sold the 27 put for over $2 on 10/10, but I got greedy. Sold to close Nov '08 27 put @ $0.51.

10/10/08 Sold to close ESLR puts @ $0.15. ESLR cost basis now $5.69.

10/9/08 Shouldn't have sold SPY put.

Going into the weekend, I want to hold puts and calls on an index. Lots of stuff has been happening on weekends recently.

Bought QQQQ Nov '08 27 put @ $1.03. This will make money if things continue down.
Bought QQQQ Nov '08 39 calls @ $0.45. Seven down sessions in a row, there's got to be a rally soon.

10/8/08 Sold SPY Mar '09 72 put @ $2.09.

10/6/08 Sold GE @ $20.11. I plan to buy it back, maybe early next year.

Bought SPY Mar '09 72 put @ $1.35. Will try to buy puts on QQQQ during the next rally.

10/1/08 Sold CPSL Mar '09 5 call @ $0.3.

9/29/08 Bought SOV Oct '08 2.5 puts @ $0.3.

Bought SOV Oct '08 10 calls @ $0.3.

Sold to close SOV Oct '08 2.5 puts @ $0.8 (set limit and left the computer. Should have been watching! I'm an idiot).

Sold to close SOV Oct '08 10 calls @ $0.25.

9/25/08 Bought to close CPSL Oct '08 5 calls @ $.05. Cost basis for CPSL now $3.97.

9/16/08 Bought to close CPSL Sep '08 5 calls @ $.05. Cost basis for CPSL now $4.37.

Sold CPSL Oct '08 5 calls @ $0.45.

Bought covered and naked ESLR Oct '08 2.5 puts @ $0.1.

9/15/08 Sold to close LEH Sep '08 2.5 puts @ $2.35.

Bought MER Sep '08 22.5 calls @ $1.24. Sold to close MER Sep '08 22.5 calls @ $1.4.

9/12/08 Bought MER Jan '08 2.5 puts @ $0.3.

9/11/08 Sold ESLR Jan '10 7.5 calls @ $1.6.

Bought LEH Sep '08 2.5 puts @ $0.51.

9/9/08 Bought to close Jan '10 5 ESLR calls for $2.95. ESLR cost basis now 5.89.

8/28/08 Sold Fannie Mae December '08 12 calls for $0.95.

8/22/08 Sold BlackRock Enhanced Equity Yield Fund (EEF) @ $13.70

8/19/08 Bought China Precision Steel (CPSL) @ $4.67. Sold September '08 5 calls for $0.35.

8/18/08 Bought Fannie Mae December '08 12 calls for $0.70.

7/24/08 - 8/5/08

Bought Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) @ average $68.53.

Bought Procter & Gamble (PG) @ average $65.13.

7/30/08 Sold 3 ESLR Jan '10 5 calls @ $6.40.

7/28/08 Bought second and third batch of Evergreen Solar (ESLR) @ $8.77. Average cost basis for ESLR now at $9.34.

7/13/08 WaMu CD matured. Moved to savings, then to buy JNJ and PG.

5/29/08 Bought first batch of Evergreen Solar (ESLR) @ $10.40.

5/21/08 Bought General Electric (GE) @ $31.00. Average cost basis now at $31.31. Dividends are reinvested automatically. Average cost basis will be lower because of fractional shares from future dividends.

5/9/08 Sold Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) @ $80.20.

5/9/08 Sold Reynolds American (RAI) @ $54.02.

4/21/08 Sold Du Pont (DD) @ $52.00.

4/9/08 Bought Philip Morris International (PM) @ $49.99. Dividends will be reinvested automatically. Cost basis will decrease with future dividend payments.

1/4/08 Bought WaMu CD. 6 months at 5.1% APY

12/17/07 Bought RJA @ $10.90.

12/14/07 Bought Du Pont (DD) @ $44.94.

5/8/07 Bought BlackRock Enhanced Equity Yield Fund (EEF) @ $19.93

4/24/07 Bought General Electric (GE) @ $34.60.

4/23/07 Bought Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) @ $68.5

3/21/07 Bought Royce Focus Trust (FUND) @ $11.

3/20/07 Bought Reynolds American (RAI) @ $60.02.


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