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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 →

Posted by Martin July 10, 2017

AMZN earnings play

UPDATE: July 10, 2017   As I wrote below, my last roll of AMZN was a mistake. The stock stopped falling and started rallying again. The dip was short lived but the good thing is that it has occurred. Now we had a consolidation and I think the stock will rally up again and may Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 09, 2017

June 2017 options income

Another month is behind us and it is time to write another report about trading options for income. I am excited that I found option trading as a good income tool and addition to my dividend investing. But this tool must be used wisely and every trader must learn how to trade options, how options Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 03, 2017

TECK strangle trade

UPDATE: July 03, 2017 (TRADE CLOSED)   We closed our put side July 14th 16.00 puts for 0.08 debit. This closes the trade for a total profit of 0.70 or $70 premium. This represents the gain of 4.24% for the trade in 42 days or 36.87% annualized profit.   UPDATE: June 16, 2017   Our Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 28, 2017

TECK strangle trade #2

UPDATE: June 28, 2017   We have 2 days to expiration for this trade and our put side just closed for 0.02 debit:   BTC 1 TECK Jun30 16.00 put @ 0.02 debit   We still hold our Jun30 16.50 calls but they are now in the money. I do not expect the stock to Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 27, 2017

TECK June 30 Iron Condor closed (ROTH IRA)

I failed to report opening of this trade when I opened it on June 14. It was such a busy month that I was not always able to report all my trades properly so you can enjoy watching and following my trading journey. At some point in the past my old Iron Condor closed for Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 26, 2017

STX Aug18 Iron Condor (ROTH IRA)

Our original STX Iron Condor closed today morning for a full profit of $40 dollars. Since the trade is closed, we can now open a new one.   I am placing a new Iron Condor in our ROTH IRA account:   BTO 1 STX Aug18 49.00 call STO 1 STX Aug18 47.00 call STO 1 Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 26, 2017

New Iron Condor with STX in ROTH IRA

UPDATE: June 26, 2017 (TRADE CLOSED)   Today morning, our STX (Seagate Technology) June 30th 40.00 put strike closed for 0.04 debit. This closes our original Iron Condor completely and we can open a new trade (our calls closed at the beginning of the month for 0.02 debit so we only had puts on).   Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 23, 2017

United Steel (X) trade adjustment

UPDATE: June 23, 2017   X is moving up (although I still believe that in the next ER they will miss badly again) but decided to roll my calls higher. In my previous trade (see below) I sold 18 strike puts to roll the calls up. Those puts were bought back for 0.05 debit today Continue reading →