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Posted by Martin January 26, 2016

Dividend Investor: How to track a dividend growth portfolio

  Finally, I was able to finish my DGI (dividend growth investment) portfolio tracker in Google spreadsheet. There are many other fellow investors out there who use Excel or Google Spreadsheet to track their portfolios and when I browsed the internet to find inspiration and knowledge on how to automate my portfolio tracker so I Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 24, 2016

Dividend Investor: DRIP or selective dividend reinvestment?

If you are new to dividend investing you are probably asking yourself a question: “Should I use DRIP (Dividend Reinvestment Program) to reinvest dividends or should I reinvest selectively into different stocks?” This question is actually quite easy to answer, but first lets take a quick look at what each strategy means:    · DRIP Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 21, 2016

Dividend investor: buying stocks in falling market

Lately, when the market was tanking I had a few of my friends who invest into stocks asking me how to invest when markets are falling. When would be a good time to buy? You probably experienced situations in the past when you bought a stock and then the stock went higher, and later higher, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 07, 2016

Here is why I consider this market bearish

Look at the chart. I use regression channel. It is a study provided for free in TOS. So the lines of the regression channel shown on the chart are drawn automatically by the study based on the price action of the underlying. It is as automatic as Bollinger Bands. It is expected that the price Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 21, 2015

Great dividend yield misconception

Since I started investing into dividend growth stocks in my IRA account some time ago I thought people know how dividend stocks work. To my surprise many people are unbelievably lost in understanding how dividends work. Recently, I read a post at Yahoo! The 401(k) crisis is getting worse about a man who started working Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 26, 2015

How to create options spreads using delta

When I started trading options a few years ago I used all sorts of analysis, predictions, chart reading, but mostly my trading was based on direction prediction. It was all wrong. No one could ever predict where the market or any particular stock will go nor ends up in any particular day in its life Continue reading →

Cash Management section added

For easy trade setups I decided to add a new section to my menu > Cash Management. This section can help me (and all of you following my trades) to quickly assess how much cash and what metrics to use to create a new trade.   My trading in the past was based on “coulda, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 15, 2015

How to manage and defend SPX Iron Condors

I created a great strategy for myself and I thought that the strategy was completely invincible. And it was running great and I was making money. I also created a defense strategy in case something would go wrong however, I never expected to use the defense. Until the recent sell off and market crash. Then Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 07, 2015

How to use cash when options trading during market panic or complacency

This post is about money management I apply in my trading account to be aggressive and safe when trading and be a true contrarian when using cash for trading options. When I modified my strategy I was so confident that it was an invincible strategy that I decided to go all in when trading. Yet Continue reading →

Posted by Tedra DeSue August 12, 2015

Equity vs. Debt in Real Estate Crowdfunding Investments

Few would question that investing in real estate can be very lucrative. Look no further than Donald Trump who has been running away with news headlines since he announced plans to run for president of the United States. The real estate mogul boasts funding his campaign with money he earned through his real estate holdings. Continue reading →