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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 →

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 →