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Options trader full-time, author, owner of, a subscription-based service. Born in Chicago. Follow many stocks in the tech, financial, and agricultural sectors. Trade daily with a 5 Technical Indicator Strategy I developed. Also trade debit spreads, strangles, and also hold... More
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  • Closing out the Monsanto (MON) trade with a $900.00 gain- Mosaic (MOS) shaping up nicely.
    It is tempting to hold this trade, but this is a good profit and I'm happy with it. Time to move onto the next trade.

    Total gain: 900.00.

    Tags: MON, MOS
    Jan 05 10:27 AM | Link | 36 Comments
  • In the (MOS) reverse iron condor trade at a $1.64 debit
    Just wanted to keep everyone informed that I am in the Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) trade at a $1.64 net debit. Up a decent amount. I will see what it does over the next couple of days. If there is a decent profit, I will close the position and keep that iup-to-date on my Instablog.

    Tags: MOS
    Dec 28 2:37 PM | Link | 1 Comment
  • Addition of VMware (VMW) to the Daily Options Strategy- Removal of IBM
    Since I added (NYSE:IBM) to the strategy it has been very range-bound daily and the Bollinger Bands have been too tight to really find any great entry points. I think it is taking up a spot on the 9 streaming charts.

    I have been monitoring VMware (NYSE:VMW) for quite a while and really like this stock for the Daily Strategy. So, add VMW and take IBM off.  If you would still like to trade (IBM), I would lower the sell price from its current level of 0.600-1.00 above what you paid.
    Tags: VMW, IBM
    Dec 07 1:47 PM | Link | 7 Comments
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