Posted by Martin February 02, 2019

January 2019 trading and investing results

S&P 500  2,706.53 +199.68 (+7.96%)  Dow 30  25,063.89 +1,736.43 (+7.44%)  Nasdaq  7,263.87 +628.59 (+9.47%)   I just finished reporting December 2018 and we are again at the end of another month. True, I reported December late. January started off slow, but ended up well. Our accounts are up and recovering from last year slaughter. But Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 27, 2019

December 2018 and end of year trading and investing results

S&P 500  2,506.85 -253.32(-9.18)  Dow 30  23,327.46 -2,211(-8.66%)  Nasdaq  6,635.28 -695.26(-9.48%)   December 2018 passed and it is time to once again provide a report on our trading and investing. The month turned to be the worst month ever. Historically, December was a good month with modest gains but this year, the markets lost almost Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 10, 2019

Johnson & Johnson boosts prices on top-selling drugs

Joining a number of other drugmakers this month, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) raised prices on about two dozen prescription drugs today, including top sellers Stelara (for psoriasis), Zytiga (for prostate cancer) and blood thinner Xarelto. Most increases were in the 6-7% range, Reuters notes. The company says average list price increase on its drugs will Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 02, 2019

Hedging credit spreads

Recently, well, in 2018, I started using hedges for my credit spreads. I wasn’t using hedging much in the past because I wasn’t sure how to use them properly and how to manage them. So I avoided them. Thus 2018 year was somewhat revolutionary to my trading as I learned using them. So the old 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 20, 2018

2018 Will Be A Very Bad Year

This year will end badly in all our accounts. But it is just a matter of a perspective. I do not feel bad or regrettable. I am actually enlighten about performance and ability to manage the trades in our portfolios despite losses of their values.      · What am I looking at then?   Continue reading →

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 December 01, 2018

Adding another SPX Jan11 (43 DTE) Iron Condor

Posted by Martin November 30, 2018

All is good at Wall Street again, until it isn’t

We can say that today, we got a breakout and confirmation of an uptrend. On Wednesday we saw a nice rally, on Thursday, the indecision candle worked as a pause and today we broke the downtrend. It was crucial that we got above the downtrend line today to keep the correction recovery on the way. Continue reading →