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 26, 2018

Weekly results May 25, 2018

S&P 500  2,721.33 -6.43 (-0.24%)  Dow 30  24,753.09 -58.67 (-0.24%)  Nasdaq  7,433.85 +9.42 (+0.13%)   This post actually contains results from the last two weeks as my internet modem refused to work last week so I was dependent on my phone only. Last week trading was good for neutral trading. Opening Iron Condors paid the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 13, 2018

Weekly results May 12, 2018

S&P 500  2,727.72 +4.65 (+0.17%)  Dow 30  24,831.17 +470.97 (+0.37%)  Nasdaq  7,402.88 -2.09 (-0.03%)   Last week was good. Our net-liq grew up again as the market went up. We did a few adjustments only of the existing trades. Last week we could close a few “long term” trades (trades which I was dragging along Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 05, 2018

Weekly results May 04, 2018

S&P 500  2,663.42 +33.69 (+1.28%)  Dow 30  24,262.51 +332.36 (+1.39%)  Nasdaq  7,209.62 +121.47 (+1.71%)   I am trying to get back on track posting regularly our trading and investing results. Why are we posting our results and financials when we are not a publicly traded company? Can it hurt our business and me personally? Does 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 21, 2018

Weekly results April 20, 2018

S&P 500  2,670.14 -22.99 (-0.85%)  Dow 30  24,462.94 -201.95 (-0.82%)  Nasdaq  7,146.13 -91.93 (-1.27%)   Markets were again struck by fear selling and media were coming up with tons of reasons why. At first, it was tech stocks such as AAPL driving the markets down, then semiconductors, later oil… all in one day. You could Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 16, 2018

Syria not an issue anymore (hopefully), now let’s earnings move the market

S&P 500  2,677.84 +21.54 (+0.81%)  Dow 30  24,573.04 +212.90 (+0.87%)  Nasdaq  7,156.28 +49.63 (+0.70%)   Investors and traders were afraid of what the stock market would do over the weekend due to an air strike in Syria. Myself included. I too was worried about the reaction on Monday. But there was no impact. The air Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 14, 2018

Weekly results April 14, 2018

S&P 500  2,656.30 -7.69 (-0.29%)  Dow 30  24,360.14 -122.91 (-0.50%)  Nasdaq  7,106.65 -33.60 (-0.47%)   The second week of April was better and provided a good recovery from the lows. We brought in a nice income offsetting previous week loss. Our net liquidation value is still down due to open trades consuming it, although it Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 11, 2018

Stock market consolidating for the next move

S&P 500  2,642.19 -14.68 (-0.55%)  Dow 30  24,189.45 -218.55 (-0.90%)  Nasdaq  7,069.03 -25.27 (-0.36%)   The stock market went down today on a fear of the US going into an air strike against Syria. Trump tweeted about nice, new, and smart missiles coming to Syria and Russians if they keep supporting Syria. Again, Trump opened Continue reading →