Sunday, October 28, 2012 EST

We added a new Stock Watchlist feature to the Expert Option Search. Along with this feature we redesigned the Expert Option search page in an effort to provide a cleaner layout.

If you have a group of favorite stocks you write Covered Calls or Naked Puts on such as Big Cap Stocks, Dividend Payers, Tech Stocks, or any other type of grouping of stocks, you can now create up to 10 watchlists.  Each watchlist can contain up to 300 symbols.

The screen shot below shows the "Edit Watchlist" feature. After adding a watchlist you can select it from the drop down on the Expert Option search page to limit the search to the symbols in your watchlist. 

NOTE: If you are not getting the style as shown below it is because the browser cached an old style sheet. Press Control + F5 or click refresh a few times.

Saturday, October 6, 2012 EST

Manufacturing expanded in September as the PMI™ registered 51.5 percent, an increase of 1.9 percentage points when compared to August's reading of 49.6 percent. A reading above 50 percent indicates that the manufacturing economy is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates that it is generally contracting.
A PMI™ in excess of 42.6 percent, over a period of time, generally indicates an expansion of the overall economy. Therefore, the September PMI™ indicates growth for the 40th consecutive month in the overall economy, and indicates a return to growth in the manufacturing sector following three consecutive months of slight contraction. Holcomb stated, "The past relationship between the PMI™ and the overall economy indicates that the average PMI™ for January through September (52.1 percent) corresponds to a 3.2 percent increase in real gross domestic product (GDP). In addition, if the PMI™ for September (51.5 percent) is annualized, it corresponds to a 3 percent increase in real GDP annually."

Click here for the interactive version of the PMI chart below