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 May 28, 2018

Entering a trade

A reader of mine recently sent me a question: “…is it possible to show me step by step a trade you have recently made with puts?” I decided that it may be a good idea to write a post depicting the entire process step by step with pictures and show how I decide and place Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 15, 2018

Is the market going to fall or rise next?

When we broke the resistance level last week and rallied up to 2742 level on Monday, we basically reached my previous rally target.     There fore I added a “buy” signal to my chart. Of course, it is not a buy signal meaning I would be rushing to be buying everything and anything at Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 08, 2018

Can you trade options super-safe?

Recently, a fellow investor and trader asked me the following question:   “I don’t want to trade any longer. It’s not that I don’t have time as I am retired and have all the time in the world. But just lately, I have been giving up everything that I am making, and sometimes more. I 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 17, 2018

A logic behind trading 0 – 1 DTE spreads with SPX underlying

In our trading group a trader posted this question:   “Why you might do a 0-1 DTE trade on SPX vs a longer period such as 15-30 DTE…along with the associated logic of the strike selection.”  

Posted by Martin March 05, 2018

Fear is gone, or is it?

Trump’s tariffs were an overreaction, probably better to say an excuse for selling. Today, Trump and his administration eased up on their rhetoric and conditioned any tariffs upon renegotiating NAFTA treaty which caused the market rally hard again. Will this last or are we going to find some other reason for getting the market slammed 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 →

Posted by Martin March 01, 2018

Trump sinks the stocks this time on his tariffs announcement

If it wasn’t Powell, it is now Trump and his tariffs announcement. However, it is all just excuse for large investors and trades to unload and possibly buy back again cheaper as small guys start running in panic. On this blog I try to advocate having clear head and stay calm. Listen to big investors Continue reading →