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Archive for July, 2017

Posted by Martin July 24, 2017

Costco or Amazon? Costco Is Beating Amazon’s Prices

  This next fact might shock you: In 2016, Amazon accounted for more than 40% of U.S. online retail sales. To be sure, Amazon (AMZN) is changing the game for retailers around the world, but isn’t taking over all of retail. Just ask Costco (COST). In the video excerpt above, from a recent institutional call Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 18, 2017

Amazon (AMZN) earnings play #2

In February 2017 I have opened a second earnings play to my previous earnings trade which I haven’t reported here in my blog. The trade also didn’t work as planned so I rolled it into January 2018 hoping the stock would stay within the boundaries of my Iron Condor. It didn’t.   ORIGINAL TRADE: February Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 12, 2017

New STX Jul28 Iron Condor (ROTH IRA)

UPDATE: July 12, 2017   Great! I just found that STX will be reporting on July 25th instead of August 2nd as was indicated in my broker’s platform. So, now this trade is a total different story as I will now be holding through earnings and I could get busted should the stock move violently Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 09, 2017

June 2017 options income

Another month is behind us and it is time to write another report about trading options for income. I am excited that I found option trading as a good income tool and addition to my dividend investing. But this tool must be used wisely and every trader must learn how to trade options, how options Continue reading →

Employee Wellness- a strategic business imperative

Employee Wellness- a strategic business imperative

Image Credit Employees are the most prized possession and valued assets for an organization. An effective and dynamic workforce drives the organization towards organizational success and well-being. Firms have realized the crucial role that human capital plays to further the mission and vision of the company. Human capital can be in the form of mental Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 03, 2017

TECK strangle trade

UPDATE: July 03, 2017 (TRADE CLOSED)   We closed our put side July 14th 16.00 puts for 0.08 debit. This closes the trade for a total profit of 0.70 or $70 premium. This represents the gain of 4.24% for the trade in 42 days or 36.87% annualized profit.   UPDATE: June 16, 2017   Our Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 02, 2017

June 2017 dividend income

I was so busy in June working hard towards my financial independence that I almost forgot that the month is over again. I am very tired these days because I took a second, part time job to make a few more bucks and that income goes towards my financial independence.   With the additional money Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 01, 2017

A bitter return to Lending Club

I always look for investing opportunities which are, or can be, easily achievable to me. By that I mean that they are within my reach of limited money to invest. I started investing in Lending Club in 2012 and I was very successful in it. Yes, I was using a loophole to avoid default notes Continue reading →