At the end of the day, the Pfizer investments in my regular portfolio were still down by $3,500. It's the smallest loss on a closing basis since October 31, 2007. My loss at last year's high was about a grand more than now even though I was briefly in the black intraday on Jan. 20, 2010.
I thought that this price would do it but I'm currently short 64 naked calls as that's the number of long, 10-strike LEAPS calls I have sold for the Jan. 2012 expiry without yet buying the Jan. 2013's.
Options players are also expecting an imminent decline and my naked puts haven't gone down nearly as much in the last two days as I would normally have expected.
So it looks like the stock will either have to climb another ten to fifteen cents near term or some more time will have to elapse in order for another Visine Minute to be seen.
Technically though, I am in the black on ALL my Pfizer investments as the $3,500 loss does NOTn include the profits that I have already booked from the three series of writes in the naked put-writing portfolio. In total, I have garnered net profits after commissions totalling $4,455 on writing the March ($955), June ($1,145) and September ($2,255) 14-strike naked puts.
So if anyone wants to be technically correct and include those naked put profits, they can truthfully call me A WINNER AT LAST on a closing basis.