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Posted by Guest December 29, 2014

Experts, Publications Or Algorithms? Who To Turn To For Stock Picks

Everybody wants to have only the best stocks in their portfolio. This need leads us to the question – Who to turn to for stock picks? While you can very well pick your own stocks, reaching out to experts, publications or using algorithms to arrive at the perfect stock is a more sure shot approach. Continue reading →

Which stocks to buy in 2015?

Which stocks to buy in 2015?

I trade mostly dividend paying stocks, but watch a few companies which I consider good companies although they do not pay dividends. These I use in my portfolio as growth play stocks (for example a few months ago I did buy Alibaba (BABA) for this same reason). In my watch list I have approx. 100 Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 25, 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS

I thank you all my readers for visiting my blog, reading, and commenting. I hope you were able to get a few trade ideas on my blog during the last year. I mostly had many interesting trades, although I also had a few losing trades this year, too. Last year we were able to make Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 17, 2014

New purchase – Legacy Reserves LP (LGCY) MLP with 17.80% dividend yield (ROTH IRA)

New purchase - Legacy Reserves LP (LGCY) MLP with 17.80% dividend yield (ROTH IRA)

A recent sell off of energy stocks provided excellent opportunity to add a few good dividend stocks to investors’ portfolios for great prices which may not repeat again. Well, I wouldn’t say that they wouldn’t repeat again as the opportunity of purchasing Legacy Reserves for this great price actually repeated again. I had a few Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 10, 2014

Defending Iron Condor

The good news is, that with Iron Condor you can be wrong only once, not on both sides. But when one or the other leg goes bad what would you do to defend your position? Defending Iron Condor is the same as defending any credit spread, be it put or call spread. I opened an Continue reading →

How to create bullish option spread?

Jerry, my newsletter subscriber, asked me the following question: I like (The Walt Disney Company) DIS long term, say out to 2016. How do I set up a bull spread on it?” I liked his idea and the company, so I decided to post my answer how I would set up a bullish spread against Continue reading →

Friday expiration tomorrow may bring nice profits

Am I getting it right already? I do not know. For almost three years I was profitable trading options and suddenly a backlash of last three months erased all my previous gains. I tried hard to stop bleeding but all trades were turning against me, one after another. That’s frustrating and I was desperate to Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 28, 2014

Expiration Friday mostly flat

Expiration Friday mostly flat

The week looked good until last Thursday end of the trading. Markets were slightly up which was good for our options positions set to end this Friday. I had an Iron Condor against SPX set to expire today. It was 2105/2110 calls and 2030/2035 puts. Since the market ended at $2067.56, both legs of the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Dear readers, subscribers, traders, and investors, It has been a rough year and I believe for many of you a profitable year. The end of this year wasn’t as good to me as I would wish, yet I am grateful for it as I learned a lot from my mistakes. I hope I would be Continue reading →