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Posted by Martin May 11, 2017

Saving deep in the money puts, jade lizards, or strangles

If you follow my posts you remember that I advocate that investors should not be predicting the market or stocks. Such behavior has no place in the stock market. If you base your trading on predictions, forecasts, or magic, you are definitely set for losing your money. Many times I said here in this blog Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 10, 2017

How Many Options Positions Are Too Many?

In our group a trader asked me a question how many positions a trader can open when selling put or call options using margin. Many investors and traders avoid trading on margin because they are afraid of it. Margin can be very helpful and boost your trading and results. It can also work against you. Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 28, 2017

Why I stopped contributing to 401k despite “free money”

This post was originally published on March 13, 2017   As soon as I posted my article about flaws of 401k and why I stopped contributing to it I had a reader telling me that I forgot about 3% – 4% employer match which is free money. It is a good point from him and Continue reading →

Create your own mutual fund

This post was originally published on July 28, 2013   Have you been investing in mutual funds your whole investing career but recently you were thinking what it would look like if you start investing into individual stocks? Maybe your very first thought was diversification. Your account is still small and you won’t be able Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 21, 2017

How to start with very small money?

Are you a small investor as I am? Are you a beginner? Do you think you cannot afford investing because you do not have enough money? Do you want trade stocks however? I consider trading stocks as my hobby. I like it. I like the game, its adventure and danger. I am also full of Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 30, 2017

Trading Diary #3 (LULU) down more than 23%

LULU tragedy continued this morning when the stock opened down more than 23%. Surprisingly, it didn’t have any worse effect on my account than what was priced in last night when I recorded my notes on this piece if crap. You work hard and try to improve and make a few bucks and after you Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 29, 2017

Trading Diary #2 (LULU) got crashed

LULU reported 1.00 EPS, WS expected 1.01 EPS. A slight miss. But the AH chart looks like an end of the world. Blame guidance which made WS over-reacting (as usual).     This is a bad blow to my account. Hope, this shit will recover by tomorrow morning opening although I have very low expectations Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 29, 2017

Trading Diary #1

(Wednesday, March 29, 2017) Wow! And wow again. If you start predicting the market, this is what you get. I am glad I stopped predicting the market but focus on trading and adjusting those trades. But sometimes this can backfire too. Like my US Steel (X) trades which recently the stock acted so violently that Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 12, 2017

Why I stopped contributing to 401k

Many future planner advisers who were trained to sell you their 401k plans to get their share of fees will be outraged if you tell them that 401k plans is a legal way how the financial industry is robbing us from our money and that there are better ways to save money for retirement. It Continue reading →

Why Investing in an Organic Farm is Profitable

Why Investing in an Organic Farm is Profitable

  The organic farming industry is one the fastest growing industries around the world. People who now know about the disadvantages of eating chemically treated foods are converting to the traditionally grown vegetables and fruits. Inorganic farming is not just harmful to the consumers; it is also adversely affecting the environment. This is because the Continue reading →