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 →

Posted by Martin February 20, 2018

So Walmart (WMT) slowed down… OMG, end of the world!

Today, the markets paused their recovery streak and dropped approx. 16 points (-0.58%). I have seen a few panicking about it already predicting the end of recovery and another crash. There are many predicting that S&P 500 will now reverse down and re-test the previous lows. When too many expect one thing, it for sure Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 17, 2018

Trading options process

In order to trade successfully and stay in your comfort zone, I believe you need to know exactly what to do in any situation of your trade outcome. No analysis, no oscillator, no market prediction will tell you what the market would do next. It is impossible and if anyone tries to sell you a Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 14, 2018

Mind Over the Market – Trading Psychology

   

Posted by Martin January 28, 2018

Are you a trader or loser? Check for yourself!

I noticed many people searching for a holy grail of trading (or investing) and many fail. I was one of them a few years ago too. In fact, I was a loser even a year ago! And loser not by having losing or winning trades but a loser of how I was approaching the market. Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 06, 2018

December 2017 and Year End Investing / Trading Results

December 2017 ended and the whole year with it. It is time once again to review our goals and determine what we accomplished and what we have left untouched. Our 2017 year was a prosperous but challenging year. On personal note my family and I experienced a lot of changes and also difficulties but I Continue reading →