Posted by Martin March 10, 2018

Weekly Results – Mar 09, 2018

I like volatility! Yes, you can make a lot of money if you trade carefully, have enough money to navigate through trades which turn bad (the worst thing which can happen to you is not having enough cash and get a margin call) and trade. No pain (risk), no gain. March was so far the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 08, 2018

A big humbug for nothing

Today, Trump announced his new steel and aluminum tariffs policy. And all I heard people saying was that he imposed tariffs on countries from which the US doesn’t trade steel nor aluminum, all others will be exempt or can apply for exemption. Or he imposed tariffs on everyone and them exempted everyone. But markets liked Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 07, 2018

Stock market rebounded after large futures selloff in the morning

Another nice and interesting ride today in the stock market. After resignation of Gary Cohn from Trump’s administration which was announced yesterday at 5:30 ET the futures at S&P and Dow dropped 32.25 points and 400 points respectively. S&P 500 was losing 1.41% and all our trades looked very gloomy. Although I kept saying to Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 06, 2018

Cohn resigned futures crapped

Once confident investors pushing this market higher are now spooked by anything and everything. Trump once boasted about the stock market, talking heads were praising him, investors had bright future in front of them and the bull was unstoppable. It all changed suddenly on a dime. They are now all spooked by the same man Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 05, 2018

Fear is gone, or is it?

Trump’s tariffs were an overreaction, probably better to say an excuse for selling. Today, Trump and his administration eased up on their rhetoric and conditioned any tariffs upon renegotiating NAFTA treaty which caused the market rally hard again. Will this last or are we going to find some other reason for getting the market slammed Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 02, 2018

February 2018 trading, investing, results

February is over and it was a very wild month. Very volatile, dramatic, and to some scary month. At the beginning of the month the market corrected more than 10%, then we recovered some but Powell first then Trump with his tariffs sank the markets again. No matter how scary these moves are, I actually Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 02, 2018

Which stock to buy?

As I mentioned many times before and it is a part of my strategy, I use 50% of my options trading proceeds and buy dividend growth stocks; dividend aristocrats to be exact. As Warren Buffett said that he considers diving stocks an investing blessing, every investors who buys stocks to hold them for a long Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 01, 2018

Trump sinks the stocks this time on his tariffs announcement

If it wasn’t Powell, it is now Trump and his tariffs announcement. However, it is all just excuse for large investors and trades to unload and possibly buy back again cheaper as small guys start running in panic. On this blog I try to advocate having clear head and stay calm. Listen to big investors Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 24, 2018

Opening and closing trades in Friday

I was at the meeting almost entire day on Friday so I missed nice rally. But it is OK. In the stock market there is no day of missed opportunity (well, you can miss your opportunity if you decide to stay out and sell all your positions (close them) out of fear or panic and Continue reading →

Weekly Results – Feb 23, 2018

  Our IRA account is fully recovered by now. Unless something bad happens again, our monthly chart record will look like no correction ever happened. This is what every investor and trader should do – never panic, never over react; have your plan, strategy in place and let others to panic and scream. You execute Continue reading →