Sell 5 March 9.49 @ 0.22

Wrote another covered call while driving to an appointment. That was probably poor form because I could have got $0.12 on a 9.73 call and that might have been a safer trade. If I get exercised at 9.49 I’m at breakeven. If the price firms and exercise looks likely I could buy the option back …

Property Myths Exposed

This article by Peter Thornhill for Westpac’s Online@W was challenging. Peter used to be General Manager of MLC and is definately biased toward equities. Westpac really should admit their marketing bias in presenting these stories too. I ‘d like your reactions to the article as well. I actually agree with the Peter 100% on the …

BHPEL down to 0.075

OK, it appears that I have wondered from my trading strategy and am trading on emotion. Yes it is good to take insurance — in my case I did that by buying BHPEL back at 0.105 yesterday to close out my position. I didn’t expect BHP to hit $9.49. For the record I don’t think …

Buy 5 BHP Feb 9.49 Calls

I bought them back at 0.105 (0.005 profit) to close out the position. That makes it my worst option trade to date. I’m out $230 in commissions. Something is going on with BHP and I have no idea. Neither does my broker. I could hold on, if BHP hits $9.49 I get exercised and pay …

Buy 5450 ALL @ $1.81

I couldn’t resist. Aristocrat has been suspended twice in a week, but it was trading at above $4.00! It may never see those highs again. But I do expect it to hit $2.00-$2.50. It was $2.30+ before the recent hault. Aristocrat is the second largest manufacturer of gaming machines in the world. The US growth …

Write 5 BHP Feb 9.49 Calls

OK after some needling I’ll blog when I do an option trade as well. Basically all I’ve done since November 2002 is write covered calls on my BHP holding. The deals were 5 December 10.21 BHP Call options Each contract is 1053 shares so 5 = 5265 shares Premium received $0.30 x 5265 bought them …