Posted by Martin February 06, 2009
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Picks 02/02 – 02/06


No [tag]new picks[/tag].

There is nothing to buy out there.

Existing holdings:

100% CASH


Contribution this week: $0

Starting account value = $2,009.80

Account value = $2,009.80 (without margin)

Buying power = $2,009.80

[tag]Portfolio Gain/loss[/tag] this week = 0.00%

[tag]Portfolio[/tag] Gain/Loss for FEBRUARY 2009 = 0.00%

Portfolio Gain/loss since inception = -19.19%

[tag]Annual Return[/tag] (CAGR): -19.19%

Now the portfolio is 100% cash, waiting for the new confirmed rally. I transferred all money to a savings account and I will be saving more money for the new upturn, study the market and wait.


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Posted by Martin February 02, 2009
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Rally attempt is over


The rally attempt ended as soon as it begun last week on Wednesday. We are in correction again.




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Posted by Martin February 01, 2009
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Picks 01/26 – 01/30


No [tag]new picks[/tag].

There is nothing to buy out there.

Existing holdings:

100% CASH


Contribution this week: $0

Starting account value = $2,009.80

Account value = $2,009.80 (without margin)

Buying power = $2,009.80

[tag]Portfolio Gain/loss[/tag] this week = 0.00%

[tag]Portfolio[/tag] Gain/Loss for JANUARY 2009 = 0.00%

Portfolio Gain/loss since inception = -19.19%

[tag]Annual Return[/tag] (CAGR): -19.19%

Now the portfolio is 100% cash, waiting for the new confirmed rally. I transferred all money to a savings account and I will be saving more money for the new upturn, study the market and wait.


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Posted by Martin January 28, 2009
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Market follow-through started a new rally attempt


Or is it another bounce? Today the [tag]market[/tag] entered into another [tag]rally attempt[/tag], fourth in a row. The market rallied on a new [tag]bank[/tag] [tag]bailout[/tag], which I personally do not like. Banks are receiving excessive monetary help, but can any of you experience any improvement? Did your [tag]interest rate[/tag] go down? Would you be able to get a new [tag]loan[/tag] recently? I talked to couple architects and developers and mostly their response was, that even though they have a very good [tag]credit[/tag] and they have good businesses, banks are reluctant [tag]lending money[/tag]. So what are they doing with the help they received? Buying new Jets?
Nevertheless this may be an impulse for the market propelling upwards and stimulate new growth, even though I am quite suspicious that such bailouts would help to start a sustainable trend.

[tag]Dow[/tag]
+200.00 +2.46% 8,375.45
[tag]Nasdaq[/tag]
+53.44 +3.55% 1,558.34
[tag]S&P[/tag]
+28.38 +3.36% 874.09

All [tag]indexes[/tag] are still below their [tag]50 day MA[/tag] and far below [tag]200 day MA[/tag] indicators. It still is not the right time to [tag]start investing[/tag]. I am still waiting in [tag]cash[/tag] for the next move, watching the market, [tag]stocks[/tag] and [tag]saving money[/tag] for future confirmed rally. There are no stocks, which would fit my picking criteria anyway.


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Is the market looking for a new uptrend?

Is the market looking for a new uptrend?

The [tag]stock market[/tag] seems to be bouncing at the bottom. When looking at the [tag]chart[/tag], the stock market failed two [tag]rally attempt[/tag]s and it seems like it cannot fall through its virtual [tag]support line[/tag]. Is it really a bottom, from which the market would be able to jump up? Or is it just bouncing like a ping-pong ball on the table just to fall further down over the edge of the table?
Let’s see what the next couple weeks bring us.

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Posted by Martin January 23, 2009
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Picks 01/19 – 01/23


No [tag]new picks[/tag].

There is nothing to buy out there.

Existing holdings:

100% CASH


Contribution this week: $0

Starting account value = $2,009.80

Account value = $2,009.80 (without margin)

Buying power = $2,009.80

[tag]Portfolio Gain/loss[/tag] this week = 0.00%

[tag]Portfolio[/tag] Gain/Loss for JANUARY 2009 = 0.00%

Portfolio Gain/loss since inception = -19.19%

[tag]Annual Return[/tag] (CAGR): -19.19%

Now the portfolio is 100% cash, waiting for the new confirmed rally. I transferred all money to a savings account and I will be saving more money for the new upturn, study the market and wait.


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Posted by Martin January 19, 2009
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Stock options results – January 2009


A month ago I started [tag]investing[/tag] into [tag]stock options[/tag] using the most [tag]basic strategy[/tag] called “[tag]Covered call[/tag]s”. The reason I started learning this strategy was to [tag]protect my investments[/tag] and create a steady monthly [tag]income[/tag]. However, prior investing the real [tag]money[/tag] I opened a [tag]virtual account[/tag] at CBOE for learning purposes. I wanted to try all possible situations, which may occur during the [tag]option[/tag] lifetime. During this month I have learned a lot, but still there is plenty to learn and some other questions raised in my mind, but overall I am grasping how Covered calls work.
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Posted by Martin January 16, 2009
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Picks 01/12 – 01/16


No [tag]new picks[/tag].

There is nothing to buy out there.

Existing holdings:

100% CASH


Contribution this week: $0

Starting account value = $2,009.80

Account value = $2,009.80 (without margin)

Buying power = $2,009.80

[tag]Portfolio Gain/loss[/tag] this week = 0.00%

[tag]Portfolio[/tag] Gain/Loss for JANUARY 2009 = 0.00%

Portfolio Gain/loss since inception = -19.19%

[tag]Annual Return[/tag] (CAGR): -19.19%

Now the portfolio is 100% cash, waiting for the new confirmed rally. I transferred all money to a savings account and I will be saving more money for the new upturn, study the market and wait.


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Posted by Martin January 14, 2009
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Dow plunged 248 points and ended rally once again

Dow plunged 248 points and ended rally once again

The [tag]stock market[/tag] opened down, continued its downturn all day and counted its sixth [tag]loss[/tag] in a row. Bad [tag]economic data[/tag] slashed the [tag]rally attempt[/tag] to dust. Are we heading below 8000 points?

[tag]Dow[/tag]
-248.42 -2.94% 8,200.14
[tag]Nasdaq[/tag]
-56.82 -3.67% 1,489.64
[tag]S&P[/tag]
-29.17 -3.35% 842.62

The last [tag]rally[/tag] was mostly led by weak [tag]stocks[/tag] on low [tag]volume[/tag]. Leaders were lacking to [tag]breakout[/tag] from their bases and if it happened those breakouts failed anyway.

[tag]Dow Jones[/tag]

Tip: Bad economic data are sinking the market. We are in [tag]correction[/tag] again and it is not time for [tag]investing[/tag]. The best approach in the market like this one is to stay aside, open no new positions and wait in [tag]cash[/tag] until the market confirm itself in a [tag]new rally[/tag].

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The stock market is growing, but on weak economic data


Quo vadis? The [tag]stock market[/tag] has been growing since December 8th, 2008 in a modest pace in spite of bad [tag]economic[/tag] data. Are we really at the bottom of this [tag]crisis[/tag]? [tag]Economists[/tag] say, the [tag]crisis is over[/tag], [tag]stock markets[/tag] are bottoming or turning back up, some [tag]stocks[/tag] are forming their [tag]pattern[/tag]s, but is it really over? Is it time to start moving [tag]money[/tag] back to our [tag]investing[/tag] accounts and get ready for new [tag]uptrend[/tag]? Economic data from December 2008 were surprisingly lower than expected, [tag]unemployment[/tag] claims worse than predicted. Some say we are heading to another [tag]financial[/tag] bubble, which will be even worse than all previous (www.weltonline.de) ones.

When taking look at the stock market [tag]chart[/tag], particularly [tag]Dow Jones[/tag], we can see its [tag]modest growth[/tag]. Both indicators – 21 day MA and 50 day MA are turning up. Even though we still can read in newspapers about bad economic data, unemployment rate is at 16-yr high (7.2%), some say that the crisis will continue well in 2009 year and some say that we are ahead another [tag]crisis[/tag], deeper than this one – treasury bonds crisis, the [tag]trend[/tag] holds up.

Dow Jones

When looking at the chart, the market is still holding its uptrend, mediocre one, but still going up in general. Last couple declines could be just a reaction to bad news or it can be a sign of the end of the [tag]rally attempt[/tag]. Let’s see what would happen in upcoming week.

Tip: It is not time to [tag]start investing[/tag] yet. Wait for the [tag]market[/tag] to confirm itself. This rally attempt can still fail next week. I would stay out of the market, watch potential [tag]winning stocks[/tag], add them to a watch list and wait. There always will be plenty of opportunities to [tag]buy winning stocks[/tag] when the rally confirms itself.

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