Archive for July, 2009


Tuesday Morning

  In Today’s Post: Holdings Watch Commodity Watch Crack Spread Update Stuff We Care About Today – Why I Added What I Added Monday Earnings Watch: (SII, VLO, NOV) Odds & Ends Holdings Watch: $10KP: $28,200 59% Cash The Wiki Holdings tab is updated.   Yesterday’s Trades: NFX – sold the (20) August $40 Calls […]


Monday Morning And All Is Less Enthusiastic …

Sentiment Watch:  Market Seems Due A Pause. Market seems to want to edge higher but is running out of earnings steam necessary for that to happen. After the run the broad markets have had in the last two weeks I would not be surprised to see a 5 to 10% pause/rest/correction. Such a retrenchment would […]


Wrap – Week Ended 7/24/09

Holdings Watch: Good week last week. The $10KP: $29,800 47% Cash The $10KP positions Page is updated. The Wiki Holdings Tab is updated. This Week’s Closed Trades: HAL – Half out of my August $22 Calls for $1.21, up 177% since entry last week. HK – Sold the HK $22 August Calls (HKHS) for $2.15, […]



Sentiment Watch: Uber bullishness yesterday left me wanting to pull chips off the table. I did in NFX (which shot up 11% yesterday) but also added higher strikes for more leverage to any analyst follow through, in RRC (which worked well into earnings but seems stretched in the short term) and in CLR which had […]


Thursday – Lots of Earnings

Housekeeping Watch: Earnings season is heating up and that is generally the time of the quarter when I become a severe abuser of acronyms. If you have questions please ask or refer to Z’s dictionary at upper left. Sentiment Watch: Market tired but attempting to grind higher. We got "not so bad" numbers out of […]

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