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I have been an equities enthusiast for over two decades. I have read tens of thousands of pages on investing in the stock market and continue to read about investing on a regular basis. Daily, I watch the stock market and study individual companies. I am a former military officer. I am a... More
  • AZ Augur Portfolio Update.  0 comments
    Mar 22, 2014 11:16 PM | about stocks: EBAY, DKS, BP, T

    My remaining DKS shares have been called away. I am 100% cash and considering my next move.

    Account I (Apx .5 Weight):

    NOV 7. Bought EBAY @ 53.14. Sold 53.5 NOV calls @ .56. 1% return from premium. (also have a small position with no calls)

    NOV 15. Shares not called away.

    NOV 18. Sold 55 DEC calls @ .53. 1% return from premium. (also have small position with no calls)

    DEC 11. Added shares @ 51.36.

    DEC 21. Shares not called away.

    DEC 31. Sold 18 JAN 55 calls against most of the position for 1.09. 2.1% return on premium.

    JAN 18. Shares not called away.

    JAN 21. Sold 31 JAN 56.5 Calls for .73 against most shares.

    JAN 22. Sold all "naked" longs (small position) for 54.24. Avg cost basis of 51.88, so 4.6% gain over apx 2.5 months

    JAN 23. Bought to cover all 56.5 Calls for .26, so .47 premium kept for .9% 2 day return. Sold all related EBAY shares @ 54.42 for 1.38 gain: 2.6% over 2.5 months. Now 100% Cash.

    FEB 18. Bought DKS @ 51.24. Sold 22 MAR 52.5 calls against entire position for 1.50. 2.9% immediate return from premium.

    MAR 5. Ex-Div DKS @ .125 (payable 3/28)

    MAR 22. DKS called away. Total one month return (excluding small no. of uncovered share gains): 2.89 (premium + gain + div): 5.6%.

    100% Cash.

    Account II (apx .17 Weight):

    NOV 07. Bought EBAY @ 52.32. Sold DEC 52.5 Calls @ 1.72. 3.3% return from premium.

    DEC 21. Shares called away. Total return: 3.6%. Now 100% Cash.

    JAN 02. Sold 31 JAN 52 EBAY cash secured puts @1.19. 2.3% return on cash security.

    JAN 23. Bought to close 52 Puts @ .2, so .99 premium kept for 1.9% return in 3 weeks. Now 100% Cash.

    FEB 5. Bought BP @ 45.91

    FEB 6: Sold BP @ 47.31. 3%, 1 day gain

    FEB 18: Bought DKS @ 51.28. Sold 22 MAR 52.5 calls against most of the position for 1.5.0 2.9% return from premium.

    FEB 26. Sold "uncovered" DKS @ 54.07

    MAR 5. Ex-Div DKS @ .125 (payable 3/28)

    MAR 22. DKS called away. Total one month return (excluding small no. of uncovered share gains): 2.85 (premium + gain + div): 5.6%.

    100% Cash.

    ACCOUNT III: (apx .17 Weight):

    NOV 08. Bought EBAY @ 52.87. Sold 55 DEC Calls @ .89. Return from the premium of 1.7%

    DEC 21. Shares not called away.

    DEC 31. Sold 18 JAN 55 calls against all of the position for 1.05. 2% return on premium.

    JAN 18. Shares not called away.

    JAN 21. Sold 31 JAN 55 Calls at 1.2

    JAN 23. Bought to cover 55 Calls @ .94, so .26 premium kept for .5% 2 day gain. Sold all related shares @ 54.95 for 2.08 gain: 3.9% over 2.5 months. 100% Cash now.

    FEB 18. Bought DKS @ 51.32. Sold 22 MAR 52.5 calls against most of the position for 1.50. 2.9% return on premium.

    FEB 18. Sold "uncovered" DKS shares 54.11.

    MAR 5. Ex-Div DKS @ .125 (payable 3/28)

    MAR 22. DKS called away. Total one month return (excluding small no. of uncovered share gains): 2.81 (premium + gain + div): 5.5%.

    100% Cash.

    Account IV: (apx .17 Weight):

    NOV 21. Bought EBAY @ 52.79.

    JAN 22. Sold all shares @ 54.28: 2.8% gain over 2 months.

    FEB 18. Bought DKS @ 51.40.

    FEB 26. Sold DKS @ 53.99. Two week gain: 2.59; 5%.

    MAR 14. Bought T @ 32.34.

    MAR 21. Sold T @ 34.37. One week gain: 2.03; 6.3%

    100% Cash.

    Stocks: EBAY, DKS, BP, T
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