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Posted by Martin May 26, 2020

“The stock market fantasy will end…”

Will it? This is what I keep seeing lately in media and opinions of all sorts of people. While it is true that the market seems detached from reality, the problem is elsewhere. One day, we may see another leg down (or maybe not) but those who bet for it to happen soon may become Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 23, 2020

How to boost your investing income and portfolio size

The ideas presented here are not new but they are just less known. There is a great paradox when investing in the stock market for the purpose of creating a personal wealth and financial independence. Advisors and gurus tell us that we must invest a lot of money and rather very early in your lifes Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 23, 2020

Trades as of May 23rd 2020

OPEN OPTIONS POSITIONS   June 2020 expiration PPL – June 19 (monthly) pmcc 29.00 call for +0.26 GILD – June 19 (monthly) bull put spread 67.50/65.00 puts for +0.40 AMLP – June 12 (weekly) 5.50 puts for +0.70 BAC – June 19 (monthly) 19.00 puts for +0.41 HP – June 19 (monthly) 22.5 covered call Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 17, 2020

Poor Man’s Covered Call (KBE)

BTO 1 KBE Jan21 2022 20 strike call (LEAPS) for -10.26 debit STO 1 KBE Jun19 30 strike call for +1.07 credit Total cost -9.18 debit   The trade has been adjusted as the prices jumped up overnight significantly. We opened the LEAPS call for 10.26 debit and short call for 1.07 credit. Even adjusted Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 16, 2020

Trades as of May 15th 2020

OPEN OPTIONS POSITIONS   May 2020 expiration SPY – May 26 (weekly) poor man’s covered call 295.00 call for +3.83   June 2020 expiration PPL – June 19 (monthly) poor man’s covered call 29.00 call for +0.26 GILD – June 19 (monthly) bull put spread 67.50/65.00 puts for +0.40 AMLP – June 12 (weekly) 5.50 Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 16, 2020

Should you be investing now?

  No crisis, slump, selloffs, recessions, and even depressions last forever. The markets eventually recover so when you start buying and adding when the markets are low due to panic and media hysteria, you will end up ahead of the game at the end. Even in 1930 depression, which lasted some 20+ years (if you Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 10, 2020

I bought a stock, it fell like a rock, what shall I do now?

Someone asked. He bought 100 shares of SWK (Div Aristocrat, now one of those Kings). Stock was at $173.35 and dropped to $129 and he thought well it is a King, what could go wrong. Continued dropping to low of $72 and now at $117.33 and question is, what should I do to make money, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 08, 2020

Stock market expectations (May 08, 2020)

The market completely invalidated all my expectations in the last week. We were range bound and we broke the range on April 29th just to give it all back the very next day. We returned back into the range. A false breakout? It seemed like one. Until this week. Amid bad data people were expecting Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 08, 2020

Leverage investing, mainly in these times of selloffs!

I keep struggling with enough cash to invest. I want to invest a lot be buying equities, hold them, collect dividends, and monetize those holdings to generate even more cash. But family life, bills, kids in college, and situations like “something always happens int he worst time ever” is preventing me from investing more. So Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 07, 2020

3 Dividend Kings For Rising Income

The coronavirus crisis has dealt a severe blow to the global economy in 2020. Stocks have not surprisingly performed poorly as a result. While the S&P 500 Index is meaningfully off its 52-week low, it remains down 11% year-to-date. For income investors it is particularly challenging, as the Federal Reserve recently lowered its benchmark rate Continue reading →