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Archive for January, 2009

Posted by Martin January 28, 2009

Market follow-through started a new rally attempt

Or is it another bounce? Today the [tag]market[/tag] entered into another [tag]rally attempt[/tag], fourth in a row. The market rallied on a new [tag]bank[/tag] [tag]bailout[/tag], which I personally do not like. Banks are receiving excessive monetary help, but can any of you experience any improvement? Did your [tag]interest rate[/tag] go down? Would you be able Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 27, 2009

Is the market looking for a new uptrend?

Is the market looking for a new uptrend?

The [tag]stock market[/tag] seems to be bouncing at the bottom. When looking at the [tag]chart[/tag], the stock market failed two [tag]rally attempt[/tag]s and it seems like it cannot fall through its virtual [tag]support line[/tag]. Is it really a bottom, from which the market would be able to jump up? Or is it just bouncing like Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 23, 2009

Picks 01/19 – 01/23

No [tag]new picks[/tag]. There is nothing to buy out there. Existing holdings: 100% CASH Contribution this week: $0 Starting account value = $2,009.80 Account value = $2,009.80 (without margin) Buying power = $2,009.80 [tag]Portfolio Gain/loss[/tag] this week = 0.00% [tag]Portfolio[/tag] Gain/Loss for JANUARY 2009 = 0.00% Portfolio Gain/loss since inception = -19.19% [tag]Annual Return[/tag] (CAGR): Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 19, 2009

Stock options results – January 2009

A month ago I started [tag]investing[/tag] into [tag]stock options[/tag] using the most [tag]basic strategy[/tag] called “[tag]Covered call[/tag]s”. The reason I started learning this strategy was to [tag]protect my investments[/tag] and create a steady monthly [tag]income[/tag]. However, prior investing the real [tag]money[/tag] I opened a [tag]virtual account[/tag] at CBOE for learning purposes. I wanted to try Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 16, 2009

Picks 01/12 – 01/16

No [tag]new picks[/tag]. There is nothing to buy out there. Existing holdings: 100% CASH Contribution this week: $0 Starting account value = $2,009.80 Account value = $2,009.80 (without margin) Buying power = $2,009.80 [tag]Portfolio Gain/loss[/tag] this week = 0.00% [tag]Portfolio[/tag] Gain/Loss for JANUARY 2009 = 0.00% Portfolio Gain/loss since inception = -19.19% [tag]Annual Return[/tag] (CAGR): Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 14, 2009

Dow plunged 248 points and ended rally once again

Dow plunged 248 points and ended rally once again

The [tag]stock market[/tag] opened down, continued its downturn all day and counted its sixth [tag]loss[/tag] in a row. Bad [tag]economic data[/tag] slashed the [tag]rally attempt[/tag] to dust. Are we heading below 8000 points? [tag]Dow[/tag] -248.42 -2.94% 8,200.14 [tag]Nasdaq[/tag] -56.82 -3.67% 1,489.64 [tag]S&P[/tag] -29.17 -3.35% 842.62 The last [tag]rally[/tag] was mostly led by weak [tag]stocks[/tag] on Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 11, 2009

The stock market is growing, but on weak economic data

The [tag]stock market[/tag] has been growing since December 8th, 2008 in a modest pace in spite of bad [tag]economic[/tag] data. Are we really at the bottom of this [tag]crisis[/tag]? [tag]Economists[/tag] say, the [tag]crisis is over[/tag], [tag]stock markets[/tag] are bottoming or turning back up, some [tag]stocks[/tag] are forming their [tag]pattern[/tag]s, but is it really over? Is Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 10, 2009

Picks 01/05 – 01/09

No [tag]new picks[/tag]. There is nothing to buy out there. Existing holdings: 100% CASH Contribution this week: $0 Starting account value = $2,009.80 Account value = $2,009.80 (without margin) Buying power = $2,009.80 [tag]Portfolio Gain/loss[/tag] this week = 0.00% [tag]Portfolio[/tag] Gain/Loss for JANUARY 2009 = 0.00% Portfolio Gain/loss since inception = -19.19% [tag]Annual Return[/tag] (CAGR): Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 02, 2009

Picks 12/29 – 01/02

No [tag]new picks[/tag]. There is nothing to buy out there. Existing holdings: 100% CASH Contribution this week: $0 Starting account value = $2,009.80 Account value = $2,009.80 (without margin) Buying power = $2,009.80 [tag]Portfolio Gain/loss[/tag] this week = 0.00% [tag]Portfolio[/tag] Gain/Loss for JANUARY 2009 = 0.00% Portfolio Gain/loss since inception = -19.19% [tag]Annual Return[/tag] (CAGR): Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 01, 2009

Investing Resolution

The 2008 year is over. In spite of the crisis it was a successful year. My income increased and I have bought my own condo. This purchase prevented me from accomplishing my goals for 2008 year, such as building my emergency fund. I used most of my reserves for a down payment. In investing I Continue reading →