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Posted by Martin June 30, 2017

Markets lost 2% intraday yesterday, should we be worried?

Bears are coming out of the woods lately. Many say: “I told you so.” Are we turning into a long anticipated correction? I am not so sure. Yes, the recent market behavior looked scary:     The markets lost 2% intraday yesterday and broke below 50 day moving average. Later on it erased some of Continue reading →

Posted by Luis Aureliano June 26, 2017

Contrarian Investments for Savvy Individuals

Many traders and investors blindly assume that there is only one way to dabble in the financial markets: conventional stocks trading. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. The more you learn about the financial markets, the better informed you are about your options, and there are many of them. Let’s go back to Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 30, 2017

April 2017 options income

Here we are again, the end of a month! I feel like I have no time and once I get the time and sit down to rest a bit, it is the end of month. Time to report my options trading income! April 2017 was very successful month. I made a lot of money while Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 24, 2017

La Liberté guidant le peuple (Second French Revolution)

   

Posted by Martin April 17, 2017

Trading Diary #6 – did we just experienced a reversal?

How I see today’s price action in the stock market. Could this be a downtrend reversal? If so, we may see a resumed rally. We also rolled some of our US Steel (X) strangles into the next week.

Posted by Martin April 16, 2017

Trading Diary #5 – stock market in confirmed downtrend

As I wrote in my last trading diary #4 the market struggled to break the downtrend line. Here is a chart I posted the other day to show my point stating that the market had to break above the line (marked with blue arrows):    

Posted by Martin April 06, 2017

March 2017 options income

March 2017 trading turned out to be successful again although at first not expected. As I mentioned in my previous posts about options trading I dedicated this year to consolidate my trades from previous year. I opened a few trades which I no longer like and I got stuck in those trade by first over-trading Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 04, 2017

Soft Versus Hard Economic Data And Why Wall Street Has It Wrong Again

I have followed Keith McCullough, the owner, CEO, and commentator at Hedgeye for some time and for the period of time he was spot on reviewing economic development of the US and its reflection to the stock market. For a few last years, I think it was years, Keith was bearish on the US economy Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 03, 2017

Trading Diary #4

As I wrote in my March 2017 dividend report in an outlook that the market is on crossroads of either going higher or staying on the downward path, today’s trading showed us we are heading down.     Although the intra-day trading was quite impressive (see below) when the market could recover almost all losses, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 30, 2017

Trading Diary #3 (LULU) down more than 23%

LULU tragedy continued this morning when the stock opened down more than 23%. Surprisingly, it didn’t have any worse effect on my account than what was priced in last night when I recorded my notes on this piece if crap. You work hard and try to improve and make a few bucks and after you Continue reading →