Hawking “Derby” – Into the Straight for the Second Relay Change (Week 10)

October 12, 2014
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Hawking “Derby” – Into the Straight for the Second Relay Change (Week 10)

This week has been a tough week for most markets and our Derby “horses” that were heavily weighted towards International Equities lost more ground, despite a rally earlier in the week. The present positions are shown below and relative positions have not changed since last week. An analysis of the Hawking asset files suggest a rotation…

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Books About Fall

October 11, 2014
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Books About Fall

We had our first foggy fall morning here in our little area of Oregon. We’ve been blessed with beautiful sunshine and mid-70s weather lately which was starting to make me forget it was October already. Waking to that familiar chill in the air made me kind of excited for boots, scarves, and the coming holiday…

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Bullish Percent Indicators: 11 October 2014

October 11, 2014
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Bullish Percent Indicators:  11 October 2014

Market volatility, particularly to the downside, is showing up in the Bullish Percent Indicators (BPI) this week.  Every major index took a plunge with several now below the 50% level.  That means fewer than 50% of the stocks that make up the index are showing bullish trends.  Large-cap stocks, such as those found in the…

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Friday from the road, still rockin’ the weekend…

October 10, 2014
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Friday from the road, still rockin’ the weekend…

Hello my lovely weekend warriors! I’ve had a really fun three day holiday with my man in Nashville, listening to some killer music and seeing bits of country music history, very inspiring and emotional! Yes, I sobbed at the Country Music Hall of Fame! To see some of the history of folks who laid down…

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Hawking Short-term Hedge for October 18, 2014

October 9, 2014
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Hawking Short-term Hedge for October 18, 2014

With my current hedge expiring on Friday I’ve placed a new hedge that will expire 1 week later on October 18. I am using SPXPM Options expiring on October 18 (and cash settled at the Friday closing price of the SPX) rather than using regular SPX options that expire on October 17. The reason for this…

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Hawking Short-Term Hedge Update – October 8, 2014

October 8, 2014
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Hawking Short-Term Hedge Update – October 8, 2014

With a Fed announcement scheduled for 2:00 and the markets looking a little skittish I’ve gone a little defensive on my portfolio hedge by buying back a portion of my 1920/1930 Vertical Put Spread. This essentially puts me in a “delta neutral” position with regard to future price movement: Since I’m relying on time decay…

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