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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 →

The Top Four E-Commerce Businesses

The Top Four E-Commerce Businesses

Image Source Investing in companies means watching the trends and understanding what’s hot – and what’s not. This is this is especially true of e-commerce. Here are four areas of online selling where you can make a killing.   · Tech and gadgets In an increasingly digital and wireless world, people want to be connected Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 06, 2017

January 2017 goal

Lately, I was reviewing our portfolio and analyzing what went wrong and why I no longer feel comfortable with it and with my trading. It is something I struggle with – over trading. So what I did wrong that put me out of my comfortable zone?   First, I set a wrong plan. I calculated Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 04, 2017

December trading results and year end review

December ended and we have a new year again. It was time to review our achievements and set new goals. I cannot believe we are again at the beginning of a new year already. Really. Many people considered 2016 year a dismal year. At least that’s what I have read on the internet so far. Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 02, 2017

How I trade strangles

In my previous post I wrote about predicting the market or stock moves and that I do not do it and why. Yet people keep asking me how do I select stocks to trade and how do I trade them when I do not predict their moves and do not study them. I understand their Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 30, 2016

Predicting the next stock move is just deceiving yourself

People keep asking me questions how do I choose stocks for options trading or what is my expectation, why I chose to trade one stock over the other, what if the stock fails, and what was my rationale behind a trade. When they ask me for a trade reason, I usually tell them that I Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 26, 2016

DIVIDEND CAPTURE – TRIPLE PLAY (ETE)

I am placing a new trade order for the next few weeks using a strategy called dividend capture – triple play with Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) underlying. Normally, this strategy is a buy-write strategy where you buy 100 shares of the underlying stock a few days before the stock goes ex-dividend and sell a Continue reading →

Posted by Guest November 13, 2016

Here’s Why Most Traders Lose Money

It is a well known fact that most investors lose money in the stock market. The numbers vary from 80% to 95%, but the fact remains. There are many reasons why people lose in the stock market. But the main reason is related to human emotions.    · Role of Psychology in trading   Dr. Van Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 30, 2016

GME – fixing a deep in the money put trade

Recently, in our trading group on Facebook, a trader asked a question:   “Whats your suggestion to manage my GME Short 3 Jan20 31 put @5.65. GME Trading now @23.8”   I posted my answer to that question but then realized that my answer was just a part of the overall fix of this trade. Continue reading →