Extending Yamana Gold (AUY) Covered Calls

While I may have lost Minefinders (MFN) on covered calls, today’s massive gold miners correction allowed me to pull back the Yamana $16 Oct 2011 covered call. I bought back those calls and sold Jan 2012 $17.5 calls, for a net credit of $0.31 per contract. Not bad –  pocketed some change while adding another [...]

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YTD Portfolio Results & Market Commentary

THE ENLIGHTENED-AMERICAN PORTFOLIO SPREADSHEET Enlightened-American Portfolio: +7.2% through August 1st, 2011 (my actual IRR, including cash balance) DJIA: +4.8% Nasdaq: +3.5% S&P 500: +2.3% DJ Wilshire 5000: +2.2% Russell 2000 (smallcap): +1.2% I must admit some pleasure at walking away from the portfolio for a month only to return to YTD results showing us outperforming [...]

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Is Gold Roller-Coaster A Safe Ride?

Last week, I closed my Yamana Gold (AUY) April 2011 $13 covered call position at $0.22 per contract with the stock trading at $12.80, near its strike price. By week’s end, AUY traded up to $13.30, justifying the trade for the time being. I initially opened this position at $0.47 late last year so a [...]

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Gold The Antidote To Delusions Of Market Stability

Last week’s action reinforces my analogy of the financial markets being more akin to car-driving than roller-coasters. Most people drive recklessly far more often than they should but get away with it most of the time. With the market, an unrelenting stream of up days fostered an illusion of stability. It becomes clearer that these [...]

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Portfolio +0.8% Year-To-Date

THE ENLIGHTENED-AMERICAN PORTFOLIO SPREADSHEET Enlightened-American Portfolio: +0.8% through Feb, 2010 (my actual IRR, including cash balance) DJIA: -1.0% Nasdaq: -1.4% S&P 500: -1.0% DJ Wilshire 5000: -0.4% Russell 2000 (smallcap): -0.9% February was a sedentary month for us here at Enlightened American. Sometimes, indeed most times when dealing with investing, doing nothing is the best [...]

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Portfolio -2.3% YTD Through January

THE ENLIGHTENED-AMERICAN PORTFOLIO SPREADSHEET Enlightened-American Portfolio: -2.3% through Jan, 2010 (my actual IRR, including cash balance) DJIA: -3.5% Nasdaq: -5.4% S&P 500: -3.7% DJ Wilshire 5000: -3.5% Russell 2000 (smallcap): -5.1% Our portfolio outpaced all major indices thus far out of the gate in 2010. As always, this outperformance can not be attributed to any [...]

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