Posted by Martin September 01, 2018

August 2018 trading, investing, results

S&P 500  2,901.52 +0.39(+0.01%)  Dow 30  25,964.82 -22.10(-0.09%)  Nasdaq  8,109.54 +21.17(+0.26%)   August 2018 was a mix bag of goodies and rotten apples, so to speak. It was good until it wasn’t. We made nice income but then the market started rallying and many of our Iron Condors started seeing call spreads breached. As I Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 03, 2018

July 2018 trading, investing, results

S&P 500  2,840.35 +13.13(+0.46%)  Dow 30  25,462.58 +136.42(+0.54%)  Nasdaq  7,812.01 +9.33(+0.12%)   July market was volatile and hectic to our trading and investing. Trump’s trade war, although archaic news, still rattle the markets and spook the investors. there is however no need to be spooked and be afraid of the market. The price action of 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 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 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 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 →

Posted by Martin March 02, 2018

February 2018 trading, investing, results

February is over and it was a very wild month. Very volatile, dramatic, and to some scary month. At the beginning of the month the market corrected more than 10%, then we recovered some but Powell first then Trump with his tariffs sank the markets again. No matter how scary these moves are, I actually Continue reading →

New trade – Realty Income (O) addition – a new dividend built-up layer

New trade - Realty Income (O) addition - a new dividend built-up layer

I was tracking Realty Income on its way down for some time (and hopefully we are on the bottom, if not it doesn’t matter to me much) wondering why investors are dumping this great dividend paying stock. It has paid the dividend for 19 years, and increased the dividends for 15 consecutive years. The company Continue reading →

Dividend paying stocks worth adding to portfolio

Dividend paying stocks worth adding to portfolio

Although the markets are undecided in the trend, which seems to be slowing down, some stocks continued with sell off today. I am not watching all stocks, but some, mainly dividend paying stocks. And these are under pressure. My almost entire watch list is in red. Some stocks are retreating slowly in small amounts, some Continue reading →

Trade Adjustment – adding Realty Income (O)

Trade Adjustment - adding Realty Income (O)

Today, Realty Income ran up in the morning and my conditional order triggered my limit order. The limit order was filled and I bought 19 more shares of this monthly dividend payer. However, later in the trading session, the stock reversed and continued down. The loss today was -1.77%. This purchase is now losing me Continue reading →