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Posted by Guest September 28, 2017

Building a Strong Retirement Plan That Works

Photo Credit: aag_photos via Compfight cc Everyone should be prepared for retirement, yet only few are actually aware of how they should go about it. Based on the recent Retirement Income Strategies and Expectations (RISE) survey, 93% of Americans are anticipating their retirement, but only 52% of them are concerned about managing their retirement income. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Pokorny September 20, 2017

NEVER Cash Out Retirement! (Unless…)

NEVER Cash Out Retirement! (Unless...)

If you must deal with burdensome debt or a financial crisis, a reserve of ready cash may seem like the perfect solution. In fact, financial experts suggest that you set aside three to three-to-six month’s income as an emergency fund, or you may be tempted to tap your retirement account for cash to cover an Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 18, 2017

Strangle 2 STX Sep22 34.00/30.00

UPDATE: September 18, 2017 Today, the trade closed. Both legs got purchased back for 0.05 debit.   ORIGINAL TRADE Another strangle opened today:   STO 2 STX Sep22 34.00 call STO 2 STX Sep22 30.00 put @ 0.44 credit limit   STX @ 32.19 IV @ 34.92% EM @ 1.87 DTE @ 15   Open Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 08, 2017

Strangle: 3 X Sep22 29.00/24.50

STO 3 X Sep22 29.00 call STO 3 X Sep22 24.50 put @ 0.34 credit limit   X @ 26.74 IV @ 42.36% EM @ 1.8 DTE @ 14 Margin @ 960.30     Trade opened @ 0.36 credit.   Open trade Premium Trade Status 09/08/2017 $108.00 OPEN Acc# 8008  

Posted by Martin September 08, 2017

Strangle: 4 ETE Oct6 19.00/16.50

STO 4 ETE Oct6 19.00 call STO 4 ETE Oct6 16.50 put @ 0.28 credit limit   ETE @ 17.84 IV @ 28.27% EM @ 1.14 DTE @ 29 Margin @ 973.60     Trade opened @ 0.29 credit.   Open trade Premium Trade Status 09/08/2017 $116.00 OPEN Acc# 8008  

Posted by Martin September 07, 2017

Lending Club screening & investing criteria

In my post “A bitter return to Lending Club” I wrote that I would be returning to investing with Lending Club but this time I would be very conservative in selecting notes to invest in. Originally, I wanted to invest only a very small amount of money ($25 dollars a month) but later on, I Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 07, 2017

Strangle 3 TECK Sep22 26.50/22.50

Today, I sold another strangle:   STO 3 TECK Sep22 26.50 call STO 3 TECK Sep22 22.50 put @ 0.25 credit limit   TECK @ 24.56 IV @ 42.96% EM @ 1.47 DTE @ 15   Open trade Premium Trade Status 09/07/2017 $75.00 OPEN Acc# 8008  

Posted by Martin September 07, 2017

Strangle 4 ETE Sep29 19.00/16.50

Today, I sold a new strangle:   STO 4 ETE Sep29 19.00 call STO 4 ETE Sep29 16.50 call @ 0.16 credit limit   ETE @ 17.84 IV @ 28.07 EM @ 1.00 DTE @ 22   Open trade Premium Trade Status 09/07/2017 $64.00 OPEN Acc# 8008  

Posted by Martin September 06, 2017

New Job And July – August 2017 Income Reports

Lately, I wasn’t posting much as I quit my job and I was on the hunt for a new one. Then, all my trading and dividend investing was on an autopilot and I wasn’t posting much either. Now, that I have a new job, I hope will be able to get back to trading and Continue reading →