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Posted by Martin April 30, 2017

April 2017 options income

Here we are again, the end of a month! I feel like I have no time and once I get the time and sit down to rest a bit, it is the end of month. Time to report my options trading income! April 2017 was very successful month. I made a lot of money while Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 28, 2017

April 2017 dividend income

April dividend and options trading in our ROTH IRA account has been very successful. From the dividend income perspective it was the best month so far. Both incomes also helped the account balance growth although the stock market shows a lot of bearishness and fear. However, last few days in the markets boosted the value Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 28, 2017

Why I stopped contributing to 401k despite “free money”

This post was originally published on March 13, 2017   As soon as I posted my article about flaws of 401k and why I stopped contributing to it I had a reader telling me that I forgot about 3% – 4% employer match which is free money. It is a good point from him and Continue reading →

Create your own mutual fund

This post was originally published on July 28, 2013   Have you been investing in mutual funds your whole investing career but recently you were thinking what it would look like if you start investing into individual stocks? Maybe your very first thought was diversification. Your account is still small and you won’t be able Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 25, 2017

TECK short strangle

UPDATE: Apr 25, 2017 BTC 1 TECK Apr28 24.00 call @ 0.02 debit The company reported earnings this morning before market opening. The stock tanked almost 6%. This was great for our remaining calls. We closed our call side of the trade this morning. As of now, we are out of the entire trade for Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 24, 2017

La Liberté guidant le peuple (Second French Revolution)

   

Posted by Martin April 21, 2017

How to start with very small money?

Are you a small investor as I am? Are you a beginner? Do you think you cannot afford investing because you do not have enough money? Do you want trade stocks however? I consider trading stocks as my hobby. I like it. I like the game, its adventure and danger. I am also full of Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 17, 2017

New STX strangle trade

Trading strangles can be very profitable trade if done correctly. Trading strangles during company earnings can be even more profitable. But is can also be quite dangerous. I am posting a new trade for you all to watch, follow or paper trade.

Posted by Martin April 17, 2017

Trading Diary #6 – did we just experienced a reversal?

How I see today’s price action in the stock market. Could this be a downtrend reversal? If so, we may see a resumed rally. We also rolled some of our US Steel (X) strangles into the next week.

Posted by Martin April 16, 2017

Trading Diary #5 – stock market in confirmed downtrend

As I wrote in my last trading diary #4 the market struggled to break the downtrend line. Here is a chart I posted the other day to show my point stating that the market had to break above the line (marked with blue arrows):