Posted by Martin July 30, 2018

We are at the beginning of a prosperous stock market rally

People are worried about today’s market and they think we are heading towards a recession. But their view is most likely obstructed by a short term bias and previous pain experience. They remember 2003 crash, they may remember 2008 crash, only a few experienced 1980 – 2001 rally, or 1950 to 1960, and all only Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 03, 2018

June 2018 trading, investing, results

S&P 500  2,713.22 -13.49 (-0.49%)  Dow 30  24,174.82 -132.36 (-0.54%)  Nasdaq  7,502.67 -65.01 (-0.86%)   June is over and I battle with myself to keep up posting my trades and results. It is hard to do so. I work full time and manage a few accounts at the same time. I trade many trades and Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 21, 2018

Posted by Martin June 08, 2018

May 2018 trading, investing, results

S&P 500  2,779.03 +8.66 (+0.31%)  Dow 30  25,316.53 +75.12 (+0.30%)  Nasdaq  7,645.51 +10.44 (+0.14%)   May finished so fast! I had a very little time to post and update my trading results and dividend investment progress. May 2018 finished well as we made nice cash trading options and purchased a new dividend stock positions increasing Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 28, 2018

Entering a trade

A reader of mine recently sent me a question: “…is it possible to show me step by step a trade you have recently made with puts?” I decided that it may be a good idea to write a post depicting the entire process step by step with pictures and show how I decide and place Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 15, 2018

Is the market going to fall or rise next?

When we broke the resistance level last week and rallied up to 2742 level on Monday, we basically reached my previous rally target.     There fore I added a “buy” signal to my chart. Of course, it is not a buy signal meaning I would be rushing to be buying everything and anything at Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 09, 2018

What’s next?

The market created a reversal hammer candle last Friday and retesting the 2600 support. Since then the markets rallied higher. Today, we broke a triangle resistance and we also broke above the previous lower highs resistance which I deem as a very good sign for this market. Now we still have a few resistances to Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 29, 2018

April 2018 trading, investing, results

S&P 500  2,669.91 +2.97 (+0.11%)  Dow 30  24,311.19 -11.15 (-0.05%)  Nasdaq  7,119.80 +1.12 (+0.02%)   April is over and it is once again a time to review our investing and trading through the month. It was a volatile month when our accounts were tosses around like a small boat in a stormy ocean. But it Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 07, 2018

Worst Tariffs Ever. Smoot-Hawley Tariff History And Why Tariffs Will Not Work.

Trump proposes tariffs… Trump’s supporters support it… all without thinking and both ignoring consequences. Trump and his supporters think that trade wars are easy, long overdue and that they can be easily won. They cannot. All involved will lose. And all will lose big.     Learn how the Smoot-Hawley tariff act of 1930 helped Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 31, 2018

March 2018 trading, investing, results

February was bad. Unfortunately, March on Wall Street wasn’t any better. The slump in stocks continued and S&P 500 continue sliding down. The first week of March looked promising. The markets went up and it all looked that we are finally on the path of recovery. Then Trump announced his tariffs shame aimed against China Continue reading →