Posted by Martin September 29, 2018

September 2018 trading and investing results

S&P 500  2,913.98 -0.02(0.00%)  Dow 30  26,458.31 +18.38(+0.07%)  Nasdaq  8,046.35 +4.38(+0.05%)   September 2018 is over and it is time to report our trading and investing results. Overall September was a great month but it was also a very volatile month. Our IRA account performed great. Our cash increased to $104,600.00 and we purchased a Continue reading →

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 20, 2018

Buying dividend stocks out right or timing the entry?

There are two camps among the dividend growth investors. One camp represent an idea that over the long run, it doesn’t matter whether you buy the stocks out right. As long as you keep buying regularly and for the next 20 years, the difference is negligible. The second camp advocates calculating the fair value and 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 30, 2018

We are at the beginning of a prosperous stock market rally

People are worried about today’s market and they think we are heading towards a recession. But their view is most likely obstructed by a short term bias and previous pain experience. They remember 2003 crash, they may remember 2008 crash, only a few experienced 1980 – 2001 rally, or 1950 to 1960, and all only 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 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 →