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Posted by Martin June 08, 2018

May 2018 trading, investing, results

S&P 500  2,779.03 +8.66 (+0.31%)  Dow 30  25,316.53 +75.12 (+0.30%)  Nasdaq  7,645.51 +10.44 (+0.14%)   May finished so fast! I had a very little time to post and update my trading results and dividend investment progress. May 2018 finished well as we made nice cash trading options and purchased a new dividend stock positions increasing Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 28, 2018

Entering a trade

A reader of mine recently sent me a question: “…is it possible to show me step by step a trade you have recently made with puts?” I decided that it may be a good idea to write a post depicting the entire process step by step with pictures and show how I decide and place Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 26, 2018

Weekly results May 25, 2018

S&P 500  2,721.33 -6.43 (-0.24%)  Dow 30  24,753.09 -58.67 (-0.24%)  Nasdaq  7,433.85 +9.42 (+0.13%)   This post actually contains results from the last two weeks as my internet modem refused to work last week so I was dependent on my phone only. Last week trading was good for neutral trading. Opening Iron Condors paid the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 15, 2018

Is the market going to fall or rise next?

When we broke the resistance level last week and rallied up to 2742 level on Monday, we basically reached my previous rally target.     There fore I added a “buy” signal to my chart. Of course, it is not a buy signal meaning I would be rushing to be buying everything and anything at Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 13, 2018

Weekly results May 12, 2018

S&P 500  2,727.72 +4.65 (+0.17%)  Dow 30  24,831.17 +470.97 (+0.37%)  Nasdaq  7,402.88 -2.09 (-0.03%)   Last week was good. Our net-liq grew up again as the market went up. We did a few adjustments only of the existing trades. Last week we could close a few “long term” trades (trades which I was dragging along Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 09, 2018

What’s next?

The market created a reversal hammer candle last Friday and retesting the 2600 support. Since then the markets rallied higher. Today, we broke a triangle resistance and we also broke above the previous lower highs resistance which I deem as a very good sign for this market. Now we still have a few resistances to Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 08, 2018

Can you trade options super-safe?

Recently, a fellow investor and trader asked me the following question:   “I don’t want to trade any longer. It’s not that I don’t have time as I am retired and have all the time in the world. But just lately, I have been giving up everything that I am making, and sometimes more. I Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 05, 2018

Weekly results May 04, 2018

S&P 500  2,663.42 +33.69 (+1.28%)  Dow 30  24,262.51 +332.36 (+1.39%)  Nasdaq  7,209.62 +121.47 (+1.71%)   I am trying to get back on track posting regularly our trading and investing results. Why are we posting our results and financials when we are not a publicly traded company? Can it hurt our business and me personally? Does Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 29, 2018

April 2018 trading, investing, results

S&P 500  2,669.91 +2.97 (+0.11%)  Dow 30  24,311.19 -11.15 (-0.05%)  Nasdaq  7,119.80 +1.12 (+0.02%)   April is over and it is once again a time to review our investing and trading through the month. It was a volatile month when our accounts were tosses around like a small boat in a stormy ocean. But it Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 21, 2018

Weekly results April 20, 2018

S&P 500  2,670.14 -22.99 (-0.85%)  Dow 30  24,462.94 -201.95 (-0.82%)  Nasdaq  7,146.13 -91.93 (-1.27%)   Markets were again struck by fear selling and media were coming up with tons of reasons why. At first, it was tech stocks such as AAPL driving the markets down, then semiconductors, later oil… all in one day. You could Continue reading →