Fully Automated

July 4, 2012 by Ryan Barr

For the last year or so I’ve been “dark” as far as the website has been concerned.  I’m probably one of the worlds worst bloggers, and I’m really okay with that. If I could automate my blogging, I would be great at it… unfortunately I haven’t figured out how to do that yet. I have [...]

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Trading without emotion – cont…

March 11, 2011 by Ryan Barr

A few days ago I posted about my personal commitment to simply trade what I’ve tested this year.  Well, these past two weeks have been a great testament to that process and the pay off has been pretty solid.  Currently, I’ve only spent enough time testing the corn futures market to be comfortable allocating capital [...]

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Trading without emotion

March 7, 2011 by Ryan Barr

These last couple of years have been quite a learning process for me.  I’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to complete my MBA (I’ll be done in two weeks) at Kellogg, experience the birth of two fantastic little boys, enjoy a great job with a fantastic company and grow a lot as a trader in [...]

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Last Man Standing

March 5, 2011 by Ryan Barr

Over the last few years, I’ve developed quite an enjoyment of reading.  After taking a great course (Managerial Leadership) at Kellogg taught by Edward Hughes, my back log of books has grown substantially.  As a part of this course, he did a great little thing called the “Book-O-Rama” where all of the students read a [...]

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The finish line is near…

February 21, 2011 by Ryan Barr

In just about four weeks, I will have finished my MBA at Kellogg.  It has been quite the journey! I have so many great things to say about the Kellogg community and the experience, it has indeed been nothing short of life changing.  This is going to be a super quick post; however I intend to [...]

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Another Kellogg Quarter in the books

June 9, 2010 by Ryan Barr

Tonight marks the end of another quarter at Kellogg.  This was a great 10 weeks with two very interesting courses. Management Communications – Just a fantastic course.  Professor Van Camp is top notch!  Communication and the ability to present effectively is a critical skill in any profession.  This course provides and opportunity to learn experientially by [...]

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Hedged the Condors

May 7, 2010 by Ryan Barr

Rather than locking in profits a touch early, I’ve hedged off the SPY and IWM positions that are currently open. Read more to see which strikes were used, a quick bit of commentary on the hedges and a brief insight into my views for the next few weeks in the market.

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Computers Run Amuck

May 6, 2010 by Ryan Barr

Wow!  The High Frequency Algorithms sure made a mess of the Dow today!  Currently my IWM condors are looking very good and have lots of room for the ETF to float around up and down.  The SPY position is a little closer to having some issues, so I’m going to either hedge off some of the risk, [...]

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I can’t say that I’m suprised…. Big Banks Hide Risk – duh.

April 9, 2010 by Ryan Barr

From the WSJ: Major banks have masked their risk levels in the past five quarters by temporarily lowering their debt just before reporting it to the public, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. A group of 18 banks—which includes Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., [...]

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A few more contracts added to May IWM Iron Condor

April 7, 2010 by Ryan Barr

I was filled on 25 more IWM Condors on the 6th, click in to see a quick bit of analysis on the trade.

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