Catching Fire - price action

Catching Fire
year-end price comparisons     


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Catching Fire portfolio year end price comparisons
AMZN 12/31/13  398.78
AMZN 12/31/12  259.15
BIDU    12/31/13 178.88
BIDU    12/31/12 100.29
GOOG   12/31/13 1120.71
GOOG   12/31/12   707.38
TSLA     12/31/13   150.43
TSLA     12/31/12     33.87
NFLX     12/31/13  368.17
NFLX     12/31/12   92.59
PCLN     12/31/13   1162.40
PCLN     12/31/12     620.39
AAPL    12/31/13    561.02 
AAPL     12/31/12   532.17
DIS         12/31/13    76.40
DIS          12/31/12    49.79
YHOO     12/31/13    40.44
YHOO      12/31/12   19.90
FB              12/31/13  54.65
FB              12/31/12  26.62
TWTR        12/31/13  63.65
TWTR        IPO CLOSE 44.90
Closed  FB  Jan3  56 put option.

TWTR options likely to expire.

2:20pm cst  Bought 100 shr DDD. This is one of three major 3D printing companies.
10:51 at print 10:45am cst did combo options on FB and TWTR, in both case, bought 1 option each of write call jan 03 and buy put jan 03 for FB and 2 options each for Twtr. Our google drive spreadsheet program does not recognize option symbols so will manually add those at the end of the session tonight. FB jan3 write 59 call at .29 and FB jan3 buy put 56 at .59. TWTR jan 3 write 71.50 call at 1.95 and TWTR jan3 buy 65.50 put at 2.25.

The options above are now listed on the spreadsheet scorecard.
WC stands for writing a call and  what follows is the amount I got for it
P is purchased Put and what follows is what I paid for it and  then what is it worth now
Since this is a cash account, I can only write calls per the amount  of stock I have. Since I hold 200 shares of TWTR, I can only write 2 Calls. 
Thursday leftovers



Thursday Morning

My Catching Fire stock portfolio has had a very good run up. It's time to protect the gains. I will do that with some hedging such as buying protective puts. Please note that the spreadsheet product I use does not recognize stock options. Hence I can only add and calculate those manually. I will do that at the end of the day howeve I will note the transactions on this site.
If conditions are right on Thursday, I will do a combo option play...will sell a Jan Call and buy a Jan Put. Will note the actual details here when it happens.


Regarding the Catching Fire portfolio. My real account in part mimics most but not all  of the same stocks at different buying prices and different quantities. I will say this, NFLX, TSLA, and of course AAPL are definitely three of the stocks in my real account.



                                                                                       Are you going after the big fish?
This site isn't all about the stock market. However, with the daily updating of the stock market, it took most of my time. I am still going to discuss  the stock market but also  going to relate more to other parts of this site - such as the paintings, my hobbies such as estate sale treasure hunting, movies, autos, etc.
I have developed a good following if the Blogger statistics I get are correct. It will be interesting to see how they change in the coming months. As stated, I will start a new public stock market portfolio. There's so technical issues to work out. One being displaying Options.


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