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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 TwillyD 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 →

How you can start trading SPX Iron Condors

I started trading my new strategy some time ago and my options ladder is already fully developed (meaning that now I have expiration every week and widening my spreads). If you’ve just subscribed to my newsletter, considering mirroring this strategy, and start trading it, this post is meant to help you as the newsletter may Continue reading →

Earnings Season Can Be Bountiful With Options Trading

Earnings season is in full swing, with a third of S&P stocks scheduled to report this week. If the S&P 500 is any indicator of how companies performed during the first half of the year, stock investing continues to be one of the best ways to line your financial coffers. That being said, there are Continue reading →

Options trading strategy adjustment

Three years ago I started trading options. I started with covered calls first, later moved to selling naked puts. Was I successful? Yes and no. I made money and I lost money. My trading was like a roller coaster. Euphoria was replaced with deep disappointment and anger when I doubled my account in one season Continue reading →

Bootstrapping

Trading as a business may be difficult to start if you have little money. In the past, I tried to raise cash for my trading business, but this endeavor is something nobody will ever believe you or trust you with. It looks like times when people like Warren Buffett collected money from his friends, invested Continue reading →

How to defend Call Credit Spreads explained by the best trader

    How to defend a credit call spread? Tom Sosnoff and his daughter Case explains how to defend a call spread which goes against you. Interesting explanation of what should a trader do if a credit spread goes against you. With Tom’s view, everything I have ever done to defend my spreads was wrong. Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 17, 2015

Dividend yield or rate?

As my dividend account is small my goal is to maximize income to get as much money out of my invested dollar as possible. Then the question comes, how to achieve it? I know I need to invest in companies providing higher yield to get more money in and reinvest them. I also understand that Continue reading →