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Posted by Martin October 03, 2017

September 2017 results

Another month is over and time to review my accounts, trading and investing results for September 2017. September was volatile month mainly to my trading yet I was able to end higher than in August in all accounts. Again, this month, I was not focusing on income but rather on bringing my accounts to the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 18, 2017

Strangle 2 STX Sep22 34.00/30.00

UPDATE: September 18, 2017 Today, the trade closed. Both legs got purchased back for 0.05 debit.   ORIGINAL TRADE Another strangle opened today:   STO 2 STX Sep22 34.00 call STO 2 STX Sep22 30.00 put @ 0.44 credit limit   STX @ 32.19 IV @ 34.92% EM @ 1.87 DTE @ 15   Open Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 08, 2017

Strangle: 4 ETE Oct6 19.00/16.50

STO 4 ETE Oct6 19.00 call STO 4 ETE Oct6 16.50 put @ 0.28 credit limit   ETE @ 17.84 IV @ 28.27% EM @ 1.14 DTE @ 29 Margin @ 973.60     Trade opened @ 0.29 credit.   Open trade Premium Trade Status 09/08/2017 $116.00 OPEN Acc# 8008  

Posted by Martin September 07, 2017

Strangle 3 TECK Sep22 26.50/22.50

Today, I sold another strangle:   STO 3 TECK Sep22 26.50 call STO 3 TECK Sep22 22.50 put @ 0.25 credit limit   TECK @ 24.56 IV @ 42.96% EM @ 1.47 DTE @ 15   Open trade Premium Trade Status 09/07/2017 $75.00 OPEN Acc# 8008  

Posted by Martin September 07, 2017

Strangle 4 ETE Sep29 19.00/16.50

Today, I sold a new strangle:   STO 4 ETE Sep29 19.00 call STO 4 ETE Sep29 16.50 call @ 0.16 credit limit   ETE @ 17.84 IV @ 28.07 EM @ 1.00 DTE @ 22   Open trade Premium Trade Status 09/07/2017 $64.00 OPEN Acc# 8008  

Posted by Martin September 06, 2017

New Job And July – August 2017 Income Reports

Lately, I wasn’t posting much as I quit my job and I was on the hunt for a new one. Then, all my trading and dividend investing was on an autopilot and I wasn’t posting much either. Now, that I have a new job, I hope will be able to get back to trading and Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 24, 2017

AMZN earnings play

UPDATE: August 24, 2017   After I rolled this trade in July, it all looked well until Amazon started selling. And it still struggles to hold the ground. As of today, the stock dropped to $941.43 and I decided to adjust my trade to keep the stock price a bit more centered in my Iron Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 22, 2017

STO 3 TECK Sep8 22.00 put

Sold a new put trade today:   STO 3 TECK Sep8 22.00 put @ 0.15   TECK @ 24.00 IV @ 36.69% EM @ +/- 1.55 DTE 17   Legend: IV (implied volatility for this trade and expiration) EM (expected move or range of the stock in this time frame) DTE (days to expiration of Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 18, 2017

Amazon (AMZN) earnings play #2

In February 2017 I have opened a second earnings play to my previous earnings trade which I haven’t reported here in my blog. The trade also didn’t work as planned so I rolled it into January 2018 hoping the stock would stay within the boundaries of my Iron Condor. It didn’t.   ORIGINAL TRADE: February Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 12, 2017

New STX Jul28 Iron Condor (ROTH IRA)

UPDATE: July 12, 2017   Great! I just found that STX will be reporting on July 25th instead of August 2nd as was indicated in my broker’s platform. So, now this trade is a total different story as I will now be holding through earnings and I could get busted should the stock move violently Continue reading →