Live: Friday, Sept. 4, 2018

2:35 p.m. New York time

I did a bit of housekeeping to open positions on a zombie account, one that had been depleted by circumstances with no chance of replenishing it. I entered small long-shares positions in AAPL, CHK and FXI.

10 a.m. New York time

SPY and the S&P 500 are trading within the prior day’s range, and my positions are similarly calm as the market day opens.

Here’s the state of my options holdings:

sym option debit share price curr % max profit options days left
AAPL 2.88 224.92 26.0 14
AMD 0.93 31.28 5.1 21
GNRC 1.30 57.56 (7.4) 35

… and my shares holdings:

sym share price net result %
SPXU 32.61 -19.60%
VNQI 56.83 0.04%

I have no trades in sight today, as I wait for the funding of my new brokerage account with TastyWorks to clear.

I shall post my look at economic reporting and other events during the coming week, The Week Ahead, on Saturday.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Sept. 14, 2018

Tim Bovee, Private Trader tracks the analysis and trades of a private trader for his own accounts. Nothing in this blog constitutes a recommendation to buy or sell stocks, options or any other financial instrument. The only purpose of this blog is to provide education and entertainment.

No trader is ever 100 percent successful in his or her trades. Trading in the stock and option markets is risky and uncertain. Each trader must make trading decisions for his or her own account, and take responsibility for the consequences.


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