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Archive for 2016

Posted by Martin December 30, 2016

Predicting the next stock move is just deceiving yourself

People keep asking me questions how do I choose stocks for options trading or what is my expectation, why I chose to trade one stock over the other, what if the stock fails, and what was my rationale behind a trade. When they ask me for a trade reason, I usually tell them that I Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 26, 2016

DIVIDEND CAPTURE – TRIPLE PLAY (ETE)

I am placing a new trade order for the next few weeks using a strategy called dividend capture – triple play with Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) underlying. Normally, this strategy is a buy-write strategy where you buy 100 shares of the underlying stock a few days before the stock goes ex-dividend and sell a Continue reading →

Posted by Barney Whistance December 13, 2016

Is Snapchat’s IPO Worth It?

Is Snapchat’s IPO Worth It?

  Snapchat’s been making waves in the tech world starting with the famous refusal to sell the app to Facebook for an astounding three Billion USD. The gamble by Snapchat’s mastermind Evan Spiegel paid off handsomely when its valuation soared, to the surprise of many analysts. The company’s IPO is planned to be launched in Continue reading →

Posted by Guest December 08, 2016

Understanding The Basics Of Trading Psychology

If you’re interested in getting involved in trading, there are quite a few things to think about. You’ll need to find a good broker, find a strategy, think about risk management, and more. However, one thing that seems to go unconsidered by many beginners is psychology. The truth is that psychology plays a big role Continue reading →

November 2016 trading, investing, and dividends results

November is over and we are approaching the end of the year. This turned to be a successful year and I hope the next year will be even better. However, our November trading returned mixed results. Something I haven’t experienced for the entire year and I am still baffled on what actually happened. This month Continue reading →

Markets closed at new all time highs. What’s next?

It is sort of hard to believe. Bears were convinced of an imminent market crash and with any decline they loaded up their portfolios with more bearish trades. Yet it was apparent that we are no in a bear market and all reversals showed up to be just bear traps. The Brexit was a bear Continue reading →

Posted by Guest November 13, 2016

Here’s Why Most Traders Lose Money

It is a well known fact that most investors lose money in the stock market. The numbers vary from 80% to 95%, but the fact remains. There are many reasons why people lose in the stock market. But the main reason is related to human emotions.    · Role of Psychology in trading   Dr. Van Continue reading →

October 2016 trading, investing, and dividends results

It looks like time is moving faster and faster every month. I feel like I have written a September report just yesterday and it is already time to write it again for October. I was busy trading (besides my other less loved activities) and dealing with violent markets struggling to find direction. People in Wall Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 30, 2016

GME – fixing a deep in the money put trade

Recently, in our trading group on Facebook, a trader asked a question:   “Whats your suggestion to manage my GME Short 3 Jan20 31 put @5.65. GME Trading now @23.8”   I posted my answer to that question but then realized that my answer was just a part of the overall fix of this trade. Continue reading →

Posted by Christina Moore October 22, 2016

Here’s Why Consumers Make Terrible Stock Analysts

One of the most important rules for an amateur day trader to follow is never invest in a stock in which you are emotionally involved. This is the fastest way to bankruptcy. It is like betting on your favorite sports team simply because you bleed those colors. The competition does not care what color your Continue reading →