Sold -3 PG 100 AUG 09 52.5 CALL @.40, Mark 52.43

As I was saying last week, I'm seeking to unload my COF shorts and PG longs this week before expiration. My opportunity came today when PG broke \$52.50 twice but failed to hold it for long. The time decay is eating the premium fast this week, so seeing that it's unlikely PG will make a spike higher now, so I'm unloading my August calls for it.

I bought these calls for \$0.60 last week to hedge my shorts. This amounts to a loss of \$60 + \$15 = \$75.

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Posted 18 August 2009 in stocks.

Bought +3 PG 100 AUG 09 52.5 CALL @.60, Mark 52.16

With just minutes til the FOMC announcement, I've entered a long in Proctor & Gamble (PG) to hedge my COF short play.

There's going to be a lot of fake moves after the FOMC meeting for sure. So I'd rather hedge my short position than set a tight stop.

I chose PG because it seems to be the least short-term overbought from the Cara 100 list. And on a closer inspection, it seems alright. I am basically choosing a company with the least apparent downside risk of the best 100 global companies.

Entry: \$52.16

Stop: \$51.80

Target: \$53.70

Reward / Risk = 1.54 / 0.36 = 4.3 \< 5, but this is a small hedge position to minimize my risk, not to make profit.

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Posted 12 August 2009 in stocks.