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Position Management

November 24, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Trading in this market is extremely difficult.  I’ve been fortunate enough to make a nice return so far, however I’ve made more mistakes than I care to admit. For example, just this morning I committed a super blunder… Over the weekend, Citigroup received a huge bailout package and the market responded this morning.  I figured [...]

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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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A trading idea… going naked on Countrywide

January 3, 2008 by Ryan Barr

What would happen if… my thoughts on an interesting trading idea. A bit of analysis and some more follow up to come in a few weeks once this plays out for real.

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the enormous value of a good broker

May 11, 2006 by Ryan Barr

This month I tried something that seemed like it would be a good idea at first. While talking with a fellow options trader the idea of trying to scalp some profits using an Iron Condor came up. What if you could sell a 5-point spread Iron Condor for more than $5.00. In theory you would [...]

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new april oex position

March 20, 2006 by Ryan Barr

After spending the weekend looking around for a couple of good candidate positions I was able to find a good one and get filled in the OEX April 2006 565/570 Bull Put Spread Sell 570 Put & Buy 565 Put Filled for $0.35 April 620/625 Bear Call Spread Sell 620 Call & Buy 625 Call [...]

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new march rut position

February 21, 2006 by Ryan Barr

Well, its back to the races! Expiration Friday is behind us and last month was a good one. I only had one trade on, but it was a very successful one I’m out looking for new candidates for the march cycle and think I might have found a good one. I’m looking at a position [...]

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