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Posted by Martin December 26, 2017

Our strategy for 2018 and probably beyond

It is time to review our trading strategy and update it if it no longer fits all our rules and comfort zone of our trading. Although this strategy will still be based on the basic frame posted earlier on this blog, it is time to tweak it a bit and – update it. Another reason Continue reading →

Dividend CCCs Link

Over time my trading strategy evolved. I went from chasing high yield to chasing high options premiums and now I realized that it is all futile. And dangerous. So, I am now in a position that I am OK collecting a few dollars every month or week as these small payouts will compound and grow Continue reading →

May 2017 dividend income

May is over and it is time to once again review our dividend income in our ROTH IRA account. It was again another successful month as our annualized dividend income increased. We haven’t received as many dividends as in April but it still was a successful month. In our ROTH IRA we collect income from Continue reading →

ETE triple play – dividend capture trade

UPDATE: May 22, 2017   The trade executed today morning and we collected 0.35 or $35 dollars credit. Now we will wait until expiration which is in June 23, 2017 for the call either expire worthless (if the stock stays below $19.50 strike) or ends in the money (ITM) in which case we will get Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 28, 2017

April 2017 dividend income

April dividend and options trading in our ROTH IRA account has been very successful. From the dividend income perspective it was the best month so far. Both incomes also helped the account balance growth although the stock market shows a lot of bearishness and fear. However, last few days in the markets boosted the value Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 28, 2017

Why I stopped contributing to 401k despite “free money”

This post was originally published on March 13, 2017   As soon as I posted my article about flaws of 401k and why I stopped contributing to it I had a reader telling me that I forgot about 3% – 4% employer match which is free money. It is a good point from him and Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 16, 2017

Trading Diary #5 – stock market in confirmed downtrend

As I wrote in my last trading diary #4 the market struggled to break the downtrend line. Here is a chart I posted the other day to show my point stating that the market had to break above the line (marked with blue arrows):    

DIVIDEND CAPTURE – TRIPLE PLAY (ETE) TRADE ENDS

Back in December 2016 I opened a triple play trade using Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) as underlying. I was selling cash secured puts as long as I got assigned into the stock. After I got assigned, I kept the stock, collected nice dividend, and started selling covered calls. Today, my covered calls ended in Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 03, 2017

Trading Diary #4

As I wrote in my March 2017 dividend report in an outlook that the market is on crossroads of either going higher or staying on the downward path, today’s trading showed us we are heading down.     Although the intra-day trading was quite impressive (see below) when the market could recover almost all losses, Continue reading →

March 2017 dividend income

March 2017 is over. It was quite fast. I almost haven’t noticed. And many things happened in March. Good or bad. But financially, I did well and actually better than expected; both in dividend income and options trading income. This month, we received $85.86 dollars in dividends. It is slightly less dividends than last month. Continue reading →