Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bought more PSLV

Bought more PSLV at $18.38. My cost basis is now $18.93

Bought PHYS

Bought PHYS at $15.29

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bought PSLV

Bought PSLV at $19.48

Friday, August 19, 2011


Sold ROIC for $10.93. I may buy it back later at a lower price.

Bought even more SCPZF

Bought SCPZF for $5.03, bringing my average cost for this position to $5.32.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sold AAPL calls

Sold my AAPL 2013 $330 calls for $93. Better to regret not making as much money than to regret losing money, I say.

Sold IWM puts

Sold my IWM August $81 puts @ $10.40. This was the bear fraction of a put spread I started in March. The bull fraction was closed in May.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Well, that was bracing.

Every one of my stop-loss orders triggered today.

Sold PHYS @ $14.09
Sold UPL @ $43.61
Sold FNF @ $15.50
Sold HNR @ $12.00
Sold EPM @ $7.03
Also sold BPI @ $22.09 (not a stop-loss order--it was up on the day due to news and I booked my profits while I had 'em).

My portfolio is almost exactly 70% cash now.

On the plus side, my old August $81 IWM puts, which were showing a 50% loss as late as yesterday, are now in the money with a 40% gain.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sold PCL

My sell order on PCL triggered at $37.45.

So, last Wednesday I bought:

DGS (emerging markets dividend ETF), PG (international consumer necessities), PCL (timber), NRT (northern European energy royalty trust), SJT (South American energy royalty trust), BPT (North American energy royalty trust), PEB (US REIT) and PHYS (paper gold).

And of that diversified list of assets, the only one which has outperformed the USD is gold. Gosh. (Oh, the Swiss franc is up, too).

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sold BPT

My sell order on BPT triggered at $112.61. Golly.

Sold PG

My sell order on PG triggered at $61.01


My sell order for NRT triggered at $33.41.
My sell order for DGS triggered at $52.10.

I had tightened the sell trigger on both positions.

Sold PEB

My sell order on PEB triggered at $19.09