Posted by Martin January 11, 2019

Boeing raises dividends by 20.18%

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has an impressive dividend growth rate of 27.50% (5 year annual average). And in January 2019 it increased the dividend by 20.18% from $6.84 annual dividend (1.710 quarterly rate) to $8.22 (2.055 quarterly) dividend rate payable in March 1st, 2019. Boeing is a dividend challenger with 8 years of consecutive dividend increases Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 10, 2019

Abbott Labs raises dividends by 14.29%

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) raised their dividend by 14.29% to $0.320 a share with ex-date on January 14th, 2019 and pay date on February 15th, 2019 from previous $0.280 a share dividend rate. This makes ABT a dividend challenger with a track record of 7 consecutive years of dividend increases. However, in our watch list, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 01, 2019

33% draw down in 2018

  2018 year turned out to be volatile and as I expected all our accounts saw a quite large draw down. But I am not grumpy about it nor regret anything I have done and the way I traded, except on my TD account. I now regret closing bad trades in January 2018 and collecting Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 22, 2018

AT -13.98% WORST DECEMBER SINCE 1930

Posted by Martin December 01, 2018

November 2018 trading and investing results

S&P 500  2,760.17 +22.41(+0.82%)  Dow 30  25,538.46 +199.62(+0.79%)  Nasdaq  7,330.54 +7.88(+0.52%)   2018 is going to an end and it is turning out to be a bad year for us. the entire year was volatile and we saw two wild corrections, one in January and the second in October. Both had a significant impact on Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 04, 2018

October 2018 trading and investing results

S&P 500  2,723.06 -17.31(-0.63%)  Dow 30  25,270.83 -109.91(-0.43%)  Nasdaq  7,356.99 -77.06(-1.04%)   October was a terrific as well as horrible month! Tons of volatility, negativity, pessimism and losses. At some point, it became depressive. The markets kept falling and falling with no retreat, no relief rallies. Any attempt to have a rally was immediately sold Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 28, 2018

Another beautiful selloff which didn’t fail

In my last post I wrote about my bullish view expecting the sell off to finally end and the market working on a reversal. The reason for it was a nice and expected bullish candle formed at the bottom of the expected range. It didn’t last long and we saw additional over 3% selloff. The Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 23, 2018

Another beautiful selloff which failed

Today, the market showed a spectacular rally and recovery from lows. The futures sank by 1.40% and after the market opened we went even lower and undertaken the previous lows of 2711 level (losing over 2% at 2691 level resetting my correction tracker). But then a spectacular rally happened.     As mentioned in a Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 29, 2018

September 2018 trading and investing results

S&P 500  2,913.98 -0.02(0.00%)  Dow 30  26,458.31 +18.38(+0.07%)  Nasdaq  8,046.35 +4.38(+0.05%)   September 2018 is over and it is time to report our trading and investing results. Overall September was a great month but it was also a very volatile month. Our IRA account performed great. Our cash increased to $104,600.00 and we purchased a Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 01, 2018

August 2018 trading, investing, results

S&P 500  2,901.52 +0.39(+0.01%)  Dow 30  25,964.82 -22.10(-0.09%)  Nasdaq  8,109.54 +21.17(+0.26%)   August 2018 was a mix bag of goodies and rotten apples, so to speak. It was good until it wasn’t. We made nice income but then the market started rallying and many of our Iron Condors started seeing call spreads breached. As I Continue reading →