DGI Adventure 12-21-16 – Shorting the Worst Stock Ever – UVXY Put Update

Back at the end of September I started an experiment to short what could only be described as one of the absolute worst stocks ever created: The ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (UVXY). In case you missed it, I covered the basics of why I wanted to short this dog in this post published… Read More DGI Adventure 12-21-16 – Shorting the Worst Stock Ever – UVXY Put Update

DGI Adventure 11-14-16 Sold Covered Call – Gorman-Rupp Co (GRC) – $30 Strike – Dec 16 Expiration

I wound up with 100 GRC shares by selling a cash secured put that expired in the money and was assigned to me. The put in question was sold back in September and expired a couple weeks ago. The strike price at which I got assigned was $25/share. The share price kept falling after I… Read More DGI Adventure 11-14-16 Sold Covered Call – Gorman-Rupp Co (GRC) – $30 Strike – Dec 16 Expiration

DGI Adventure 11-13-16 Sold Covered Call – Target Corporation (TGT) – $74.00 Strike – Dec 09 Expiration

About a month ago I sold a cash secured put against TGT shares that expired on 11/04/16. The share price closed at $66.53, which means that I got assigned 100 shares for $67/ea. Then on 11/07/16, the FBI said Hillary had been a good girl, and the market rallied because she was a shoe-in to… Read More DGI Adventure 11-13-16 Sold Covered Call – Target Corporation (TGT) – $74.00 Strike – Dec 09 Expiration

DGI Adventure 11-12-16 – Shorting the Worst Stock Ever – UVXY Put Update

Back at the end of September I started an experiment to short what could only be described as one of the absolute worst stocks ever created: The ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (UVXY). In case you missed it, I covered the basics of why I wanted to short this dog in this post published… Read More DGI Adventure 11-12-16 – Shorting the Worst Stock Ever – UVXY Put Update

DGI Adventure 10-28-16 Limit Order Executed – Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) – $81.00/share

Earlier in the month I talked about the first batch of VNQ shares I bought, and I mentioned again that I had another limit order waiting at $81. I guess everybody remembered that the FOMC is probably going to raise rates in December? IDK…it was kind of weird. Bond yield shot up, the dollar rose,… Read More DGI Adventure 10-28-16 Limit Order Executed – Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) – $81.00/share

DGI Adventure 10/6/16 – Limit Order Executed – Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) – $83.00/share

I mentioned a couple weeks back that I had placed some gaff fishing limit orders for VNQ in my traditional IRA account. Well one of those orders executed yesterday 10/05/16. Woo hoo! Let’s talk about it! First some background on where the cash for those limit orders came from. Back in May I transferred that… Read More DGI Adventure 10/6/16 – Limit Order Executed – Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) – $83.00/share

DGI Adventure 09-16-16 Quadruple Witching: Activity Summary and Expiry Discussion

Today is quadruple witching day!! Happy quadruple witching!!! When in need of a meaningless story, the financial media sure likes to point out when this happens, although, I’m skeptical if it’s really that much different from any other Friday. Well for our purposes, we know that means it will be a day of reckoning after… Read More DGI Adventure 09-16-16 Quadruple Witching: Activity Summary and Expiry Discussion

DGI Adventure – 07-08-16 Sold Covered Call – Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) – $54.50 strike – Aug 12 Expiration

I made this trade yesterday morning, Thursday 07/07, but I wasn’t able to post this until today. Way back on June 9th, I sold a put contract for VLO with a strike price of $53.00 and an expiration of June 24th. Shares closed that day at $54.39, so the trade had a short window but… Read More DGI Adventure – 07-08-16 Sold Covered Call – Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) – $54.50 strike – Aug 12 Expiration

DGI Adventure 07-06-16 Sold Cash Secured Put  – The GAP Inc. (GPS) – $18.00 strike – Aug 19th Expiration

This trade was actually executed yesterday on 07/05/16. I didn’t get a chance to write about it until today. I’m adding to my existing positions, so this post won’t fully follow the core philosophies article on my investment thesis process.  I loaded up on more GPS in my taxable account back in May, and my investment… Read More DGI Adventure 07-06-16 Sold Cash Secured Put  – The GAP Inc. (GPS) – $18.00 strike – Aug 19th Expiration