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Ah… the smell of money

April 15, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Here we go again. It’s just about option expiration Friday and it’s looking like the papermoney and my personal positions are all shaping up to be quite nice. I’ve also put out a few orders for a few new May positions, basically copying the current April ones and rolling them out. I’ll post the positions [...]

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Positions update

April 13, 2008 by Ryan Barr

With about a week to go until expiration it’s time to give an update on my current positions. Papermoney The papermoney positions for this month are in great shape! As I write this post on Sunday, the last trade on the DIA was at 123 and the SPY at 133. Those two quotes are basically [...]

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Dipping my toe in the water

April 1, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Okay, so today I put on another position in my personal account.  The size of the position isn’t very large, but I think it’s a pretty good play.  It is on the ^RUT and is a bullish Put spread. Today I sold the April 2008 630/620 PUT Spread on the CBOE for $.50. The risk [...]

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I’m out – January RUT Position is closed

January 17, 2008 by Ryan Barr

I’ve been filled on my closing orders to buy back the current ^RUT position for $0.15 debit.  I realize that I may have left some profit on the table here – however getting my money out of the market to avoid expiration risk was worth it to me.  I have seen the RUT gap down [...]

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Still holding tight on the RUT

January 14, 2008 by Ryan Barr

It’s a jungle out there… I’m still holding tight on the current Russell 2000 play, click in to see why.

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Some Additional Analysis on the RUT Trade

January 11, 2008 by Ryan Barr

So, let’s take a look at the current ^RUT trade.   Below is a snapshot that I took from the Analyze page in the thinkorswim platform for my current papermoney Russell 2000 position. Here is what you are looking at.  The white line is Jan 10th 2008 theoretical value of the current position, the green [...]

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Now we are talking!

January 10, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Here we go… Bank of America BAC might buy Coutrywide CFC – here is the link to the yahoo finance story. Big Ben wants to lower rates – here is another link, again yahoo finance However… American Express is warning that 2008 looks a little bleak – yahoo finance. What does it all mean!?? Well, [...]

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Substantive Additional Action

January 10, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Thanks Ben! Take a look to see the impact of the fed chairman’s statement on my current positions.

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Finally, a bounce!

January 9, 2008 by Ryan Barr

It had to come soon, we were simply way to oversold. Time decay is really on our side now. If the RUT can hold the current levels until Monday then it shouldn’t be too hard to get away with a decent profit. The major indexes today staged a late day rally that really helped. Tomorrow [...]

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Holy Bottom Batman!

January 8, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Oh mama… Here we go. Technical support has dropped out and we are dropping like rocks. Time to start paying very close attention to things. I’m not running yet, but I am putting out a buy order for a possible fill on a jump… We’ll see!

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