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Posted by Martin September 12, 2014

Mr. Market offers a good entry point into dividend stocks

Mr. Market offers a good entry point into dividend stocks

Today trading started promising in the morning, but afternoon turned sour. Once again we see panic and nervousness returning to the pit. Today, markets lost ground and sold off. Nothing dramatic yet, but we could see an easement. What pushed stocks down? Among those companies which were dragging S&P 500 down were energy stocks (and Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 02, 2014

Breaking trading rules can be costly

Breaking trading rules can be costly

I just lost my whole year gains. Everything, I was slowly building up over the course of 2014 year went down the toilet. Why? Because I broke my own rule which I try to tell everybody interested in options trading – stay small, do not overtrade. I didn’t do it, pushed my luck forward and Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 07, 2014

S&P 500 futures dropped below 1900 for the fist time in 3 months

S&P 500 futures dropped below 1900 for the fist time in 3 months

Politically incorrect post. It seemed today, in the morning, that the stock market finally found some ground and started consolidating. To cool down bulls’ enthusiasm, afternoon trading renewed selling due to the renewed worries about Russian aggression against Ukraine. I do not understand much how Russian tension can affect global markets so much that investors Continue reading →

Money… Have you ever dreamed of being a trader and live live like one? I dreamed all the time.

    When I was a kid I always dreamed of a life of trader. When I was 15 I dreamed of having money working for me and not me working for it. At that time I didn’t have means to fulfill my dream. Today, it seems I can reach that dream. Trading makes me Continue reading →

A weird day of trading

A weird day of trading

My portfolio is normally correlated with the market. When the market goes down, my stocks go down too. When the market goes up, my stocks go up too. Today I experienced a total opposite behavior. The market went down (except the beginning and end of trading, but all my stocks went up: Is this a Continue reading →

Stocks retreat taking some break as I expected

Stocks retreat taking some break as I expected

Stocks retreated today. I didn’t have time to check why actually it was happening, but honestly, I do not care. I look at the market trend and stocks trends from technical analysis perspective and trying to eliminate the noise media are creating every day. What I see is an insignificant pullback on 1 year chart Continue reading →

I officially doubled my account today. TASR helped a lot.

I officially doubled my account today. TASR helped a lot.

I did it once before when I started trading options and I doubled my account from $4000 to $8000 couple of years ago (in 2011), but then I lost everything back down to $2000; $1914.70 to be exact. That was my wakeup call and I started looking for a strategy, which would no longer be Continue reading →

Is the US heading to another recession?

Is the US heading to another recession?

It looks like some analysts and investors are slowly turning bearish on the market. Is this the end of our spectacular and long bull trend? We haven’t experienced too many corrections or significant correction lately and it looks like the market had a spectacular and uninterrupted run up. Take a look at SPY 5 year Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 20, 2014

Inflation or risk of deflation? No, hyperinflation, but hidden.

Inflation or risk of deflation? No, hyperinflation, but hidden.

Our government is telling us that deflation (price decline) is bad thing and dangerous to economy. The FED wants inflation. They want at least 2% inflation. They want all Americans to pay more. They want all American’s savings to be destroyed faster. They want all Americans to stop saving and start borrowing more money and Continue reading →

Last week trading wasn’t as bad as it looked

Last week trading in my account wasn’t as bad as it originally looked like. Today, I reviewed my account, calculated all numbers and waited for my “Personal Capital” numbers to come in. I let Personal Capital to watch all my accounts. It tracks all my trades and balances. Although my investing or trading style doesn’t Continue reading →