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  • Oct 2011 Trading Log (10 Out Of 10 Profitable Trades)
    Oct 2011 Trading Log (10 out of 10 profitable trades)

    Outline generated from MyndBook note map 2011.10 Investing Ideas - Oct 2011


    High Yield Bond (NYSEARCA:JNK)

    JNK offers 8% Yield vs. less than 2% by 10 yr treasuries.

    Oct 10: Sell Dec 2011 36.0 Put @ 1.45 - Expired (4% profit in 2 months)

    Corning (NYSE:GLW)

    Growing business & stock selling at < 8 PE. Stock under pressure due to price competition from NEG & Asahi

    Oct 10: Sell Feb 2012 13.0 Put @ 1.23 - Expired (9% profit in 4 months)

    Oct 19: Sell Nov 2011 13.0 Put @ 0.56 - Expired (4% profit in 1 month)

    Intger Digital (NASDAQ:IDCC)

    Wireless patent licencor & potential takeover candidate.

    Oct 19: Sell Nov 2011 45.0 Put @ 5.1
    Nov 9: Bought to close Nov 2011 45.0 Put @ 3.8
    (~3% profit in 1 month)

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)

    Oct 19: Sell Jul 21 2012 360.0 Put @ $30 - Expired (>8% profit in 9 months)

    Walgreens (NYSE:WAG)

    Oct 24: Sell Nov 2011 33.0 Put @ 0.72
    Nov 18: Buy to close Nov 2011 33.0 Put @ 0.51
    (0.5% profit in 1 month)

    Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM)

    Also see July 2011 Ideas

    Oct 24: Sell Nov 2011 52.5 Put @ 1.78 - Expired (3.5% profit in 1 month)

    AutoDesk (NASDAQ:ADSK)

    Zero debt, lots of cash on balance sheet, and a growing business.

    Oct 24: Sell Jan 21 2012 30.0 Put @ 1.81 - Expired (6% profit in 3 months)

    Nuance (NASDAQ:NUAN)

    Nuance's speech recognition product is used in iPhone 4S.

    Oct 26: Sell Apr 2012 25.0 Put @ 3
    Apr 20, 2012: Bought to cover Apr 2012 $25 Put for $1.65 (5% proit in 6 months)

    India Fund (NYSEARCA:EPI)

    Also see Sep 2011 ideas.

    Oct 21: Sell Nov 2011 19.0 Put @ $0.75 - Assigned
    Jan 23: Sold Mar 2012 $19 Call for $0.40 - - Assigned


    Net cost = 19 -0.75 -0.40 = 17.85 (5% profit in 5 months)

    UltraShort 20+ Year US Treasury (NYSEARCA:TBT)

    US treasury yields are at 100 year lows because of flight of capital from Europe and Fed's Operation twist. Given the record US budget deficits, at some point, yields have to rise.

    Oct 11: Sold Dec 17 2011 20.0 Put @ 1.26 - Assigned
    Dec 20: Sold Mar 2012 20.0 Call @ 0.81 - Assigned


    Net cost = 20 -1.26 -0.81 = 17.93 (10% profit in 5 months)

    Disclosure: I am long ADSK, NUAN, AAPL.

    Additional disclosure: My current market positions are shown at:www.myndbook.com/go.php?to=142_-1

    Tags: ADSK, NUAN, TBT, AAPL
    Aug 24 5:15 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Trading Log: Investing Ideas - Sep 2011
    Outline generated from MyndBook note map 2011.09 Investing Ideas - Sep 2011

    Ideas from Others

    Fidelity Growth Company

    Blackrock EAFE Index Fund

    P/E of 11 & 3% yield -- consists of large multinationals - beaten down due to concerns about viability of Euro and European Union

    Fidelity Contra Fund

    Fund is concentrated in US large cap stocks that should be able to withstand any slow down in the economy.

    Mutual Funds

    Candidate Stocks

    SSgA Global Equity Fund

    Tracks MSCI MSCI All Country World Index - 2.6% yield and P/E of 12.

    S&P500

    Looks like US markets have put in a bottom in August, so it is a good time to buy stocks and sell put options.

    Options (2 out of 3 profitable; 1 unclosed)

    India Earnings Fund (NYSEARCA:EPI)

    Freeport McMaron (NYSE:FCX)

    Copper & Gold miner - stock price dropped due to strike in Indonesia mine.

    ING Clarion Global Real Estate Income Fund (XIGRX)

    CBRE Clarion Global Real Estate Income Fund Price Stock Chart

    CBRE Clarion Global Real Estate Income Fund Price Stock Chart by YCharts

    Disclosure: I am long SPY, FCX, EPI.

    Additional disclosure: My Sep 2011 stock and option trades are shown at:myndbook.com/go.php?to=142_271

    Tags: SPY, FCX, EPI
    Aug 22 2:01 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Trading Log: Investing Ideas - Aug 2011
    Outline generated from MyndBook note map 2011.08 Investing Ideas - Aug 2011

    Options Trades
    (8 out of 8 profitable)

    Wipro (NYSE:WIT)

    Stock Screener

    FinViz Stock Screener
    Criteria:

    • Large Cap (>$10 B)
    • Low P/E
    • Non-financial

    Ford (NYSE:F)

    Candidates




    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)

    Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM)

    Gold Play

    Fidelity Growth Company (FDGRX)

    Morningstar ****

    Mutual Funds Trades
    (3 out of 3 profitable)

    Research In Motion (RIMM)

    Value & takeover play for short term

    Neuberger Berman Genesis (NBGNX)

    Morningstar *****

    Fidelity Contrafund (FCNTX)

    Morningstar ****

    S&P500 (NYSEARCA:SPY)

    Walgreens (NYSE:WAG)

    2.6% yield - low debt & P/E - recession resistant

    Tenet Healthcare (NYSE:THC)

    Disclosure: I am long AAPL, WAG, WIT.

    Additional disclosure: My Aug 2011 positions are shown at:myndbook.com/go.php?to=142_215

    Aug 22 1:57 PM | Link | Comment!
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