Damocles Weekly Trade Journal
Commentary This week's post encompasses three weeks of activity. During the first two weeks, I enjoyed a smooth Caribbean cruise to the Panama Canals and back. During these two weeks, I only had spotty Internet access. So, I was only..
Market volatility can tell me a lot about the broader market, and one of the most useful volatility indicators is the CBOE VIX Market Sentiment. But sometimes, it just flys over my head. Table of Content Commentary - Guardian of..
Wisdom tends to grow in proportionto one's awareness of one's ignorance.- Anthony de Mello Commentary Awareness is a great change agent. This is true if you are walking to your car late at night, responding to kooky emails, or making..
Let it go, let it go.You'll never see me cry.The cold never bothered me anyway.(Movie: Frozen) Prologue This post is my final 2019 entry as a trainee. And as the verse above states: I'm letting it go! For a final..
Prologue This week's post reviews my actions in dealing with an unexpected Assignment to the short-leg of a spread. What I will not cover below is how to manage the in-the-money covered/uncovered call option when approaching ex-dividend. Tips on avoiding..
Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath and Start Again. Prologue This past year has been one for the books! It will complete 18 months of trading trials, rookie mistakes, and strategic revelations as it comes to..
Prologue For the past couple of weeks, I've been looking into using the Put/Call Ratio as another decision point for my entry or exit rules. This ratio seems to be well received as a "predictor" of sentiment rather than a..
To trudge: the slow, weary, depressing yet determined walk of a man who has nothing left in life except the impulse to simply soldier on.- Geoffrey Chaucer (Movie: A Knight’s Tale) Prologue Standing by itself, the quote above sound defeatist..
Prologue This week's activity was on lots of other fun things besides Options Trading. At times I need to step back and enjoy my life, and the beautiful lady who shares it with me. So there is no new commentary..