|Day Low/High||6.56 / 7.04|
|52 Wk Low/High||6.56 / 16.29|
I expect to continue an overweight position in my own portfolio throughout 2014.
As the market seesawed this week, we added to three of our model portfolio positions and booked some gains in one other name.
As earnings season began for the model portfolio names this week, we used the market swings to add to two of our positions.
As earnings season kicked off, we used the selloff this week to add to three of our model portfolio positions.
As a new quarter began this week, we used the volatility to add shares to two of our model portfolio positions.
Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) had coverage initiated on its shares with a 'buy' rating by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch (BAC).
We used the volatility this week to add to six of our model portfolio positions, and we also closed out one other holding.
Ahead of the quarterly quadruple-witching options expiration this week, we used the high volatility to add to one model portfolio position.
We used the volatility this week to book some gains in two model portfolio positions and we added shares to one other.
We added to two of our model portfolio positions during this week's rally and trimmed another during a post-earnings selloff.
As stocks added to gains again this week, a new name joined the model portfolio and we trimmed one position and added to another.
Kodiak Oil & Gas announced mixed quarterly earnings results while SandRidge exceeded expectations.
Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) is plunging in extended trading after fourth-quarter earnings and sales missed analyst consensus.
Kodiak Oil & Gas, SandRidge Energy and Vantage Drilling are each set to report quarterly results in the next 24 hours.
As the market averages added to recent gains this week, we continued to monitor the universe of low-dollar stocks for trading opportunities.
The shale energy sector has felt the impact of the deep freeze.
This week was fairly quiet for the model portfolio but U.S. stocks continued to rebound and posted gains in all five sessions.
Amid this week's 'tale of two markets' action, we used selloffs to add to three of our model portfolio positions.
The stock is trading 20% below from where we sold it in October, but we believe it can move back up toward the low teens.
As the broader U.S. stock market averages added to recent losses, we used weakness to add to two of our model portfolio positions this week.
In trading on Monday, shares of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp crossed below their 200 day moving average of $10.27, changing hands as low as $10.25 per share. Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp shares are currently trading off about 2.7% on the day.
We put some cash to work this week by adding to one model portfolio holding. We also closed out one position for a nice gain, while another name was acquired by a competitor.
The decline in the Russell 2000 has us checking out which model portfolio positions we might want to add to on this weakness.
Investors in Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp saw new options begin trading this week, for the September 20th expiration. One of the key inputs that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 241 days until expiration the newly trading contracts represent a potential opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration.
As earnings season picked up steam this week, we used a rally to book profits in one model portfolio name.
During a topsy-turvy week of trading, we initiated a model portfolio position, added to one name and booked some gains in another.
We used the action this week to book some profits in oen model portfolio name and we believe that trading volume will pick up again next week.
We did not make any trades during this holiday-shortened week, but one of our goals for 2014 is to introduce some new names to the model portfolio.
Investors in Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp saw new options become available this week, for the February 2014 expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the KOG options chain for the new February 2014 contracts and identified one put and one call contract of particular interest.
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