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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 →

Disaster continued, but navigated my account well thru the storm

Last week loses mounted in my account. At first I started panicking, but then took a deep breath and told to myself: “Hey, calm down, you have a plan!” Sharply falling stocks are an arch enemy of a put selling strategy. If stocks decline smoothly, slowly and not too fast, you can navigate the trades Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 06, 2014

Today it was a massacre in my account

Today it was a massacre in my account

Wow, today’s broad sell off was a blood bath in my account. Everything was losing – dividend stocks as well as options trades. My account lost a whopping 5% today. Mostly thanks to one stock – TASR. Although I was able roll TASR down and collect premium by doing so, I am dangerously running low Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 02, 2014

TASER (TASR) sell off put the stock to oversold territory

TASER (TASR) sell off put the stock to oversold territory

The maker of electronic control devices (ECD) Taser Int. (TASR) has been punished by investors these last two days. If you are invested in this company, should you be worried, dump your stocks and run away or is this a great opportunity to add more shares? Taser existed as a company even when I was Continue reading →

Last week trading – is the outlook for April still bright?

A week ago trading was about trend continuation. At least I saw it that way and I could see markets breaking thru marking this bull trend as intact. The entire last week markets were confirming my assumptions and all my accounts were growing. It was a filthy grow and I made quite nice cash. Well, Continue reading →