I pushed a new development version of my EIAdata package to github. The main addition is a function 'wngsr' which will pull the latest Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report from the EIA. Instructions on how to install the development version are in the README file.
The function is HERE.
See HERE for code and a brief assignment.
See HERE for R code to estimate an index model, and a brief homework assignment.
The code is here.
I released an update of my EIAdata R package, which is now up on CRAN. The main update is now the
getCatEIA() function will return a list instead of printing results. This makes the function easier to embed in scripts.
Trade the following stock option spreads. You can either long or short each spread. Record what contracts you traded, the prices, whether you bought/sold them, and ultimately whether you are long/short the underlying stock or the stock's volatility. Upload this to dropbox. We'll close out of the trades next week and record our profit/loss.
Make sure you use a different underlying stock for each spread trade. Lastly, pay attention to the bid/ask (and the volume of trading) in your options. You generally don't want to trade very illiquid options.
1. Trade a butterfly spread.
2. Trade one of the following: bull call, bear call, bull put, or bear put spread.
3. Trade a straddle.
4. Trade a covered call.
5. Trade a protective put.