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Posted by Martin September 08, 2017

Strangle: 3 X Sep22 29.00/24.50

STO 3 X Sep22 29.00 call STO 3 X Sep22 24.50 put @ 0.34 credit limit   X @ 26.74 IV @ 42.36% EM @ 1.8 DTE @ 14 Margin @ 960.30     Trade opened @ 0.36 credit.   Open trade Premium Trade Status 09/08/2017 $108.00 OPEN Acc# 8008  

Posted by Deborah Jin August 22, 2017

What’s Your Preference: CFDs or Options Trading?

This question has dogged novice traders for quite some time: Should you trade options or CFDs? The point of departure is to understand the difference between options trading and CFD trading. Both have inherent advantages and disadvantages, depending on your trading preferences. All of these are derivative financial instruments. A derivative trading instrument is one Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 10, 2017

Why Selling (Tech) Stocks Now Based On Valuation Is Foolish

More and more bears are now coming out of the woods worried about the stock market valuation claiming that “it is expensive”. Also dividend growth investors who are accumulating stocks in their portfolios for the next 20 or 30 years are joining the ranks of the perma-bears and selling. The latest Wall Street concerns are Continue reading →

Posted by Christina Moore August 01, 2017

Increase Your Retirement Nest Egg by Saving Money on These Household Expenses

Retirement planning, unfortunately, is something that most don’t think about until the time is almost near. While some might have a retirement account through their employers, the effort to increase their savings for the future often takes a back seat. For obvious reasons, of course. Trying to sustain enough income to cover your day to Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 24, 2017

Costco or Amazon? Costco Is Beating Amazon’s Prices

  This next fact might shock you: In 2016, Amazon accounted for more than 40% of U.S. online retail sales. To be sure, Amazon (AMZN) is changing the game for retailers around the world, but isn’t taking over all of retail. Just ask Costco (COST). In the video excerpt above, from a recent institutional call Continue reading →

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.