Posts Tagged With 'options trading'

Why I trade options and even learn futures?

Why I trade options and even learn futures?

I got this idea to write about my reasons for trading options when reviewing monthly results of other investors, such as Dividend Hut, Dividend Mantra, Roadmap2retire, and many others. I regularly review my peer’s investing progress as that motivates me for further strive reaching my goal. Humans are competitive creatures, so seeing other investors really Continue reading →

Is my struggling finally over?

Is my struggling finally over?

If you had a chance to read my “Curious history of a sucker” you know that I started investing back in 1996 and took many endeavors in losing money. I shrank my $30,000 dollars account to $4,000 in commodities trading, I lost another circa $15,000 in stock trading. But at that time I didn’t care Continue reading →

New Trade: Bull Put Spread: DEC14 TEVA

New Trade: Bull Put Spread: DEC14 TEVA

Today I opened a new trade against TEVA. The stock recently triggered a break out from a longer term squeeze and both indicators I watch are pointing for an uptrend move. Both indicators (Bollinger bands and Keltner channel) provide me with 70% chance that the stock movement direction will follow indicator’s direction. And because I Continue reading →

Last week trading wasn’t as bad as it looked

Last week trading in my account wasn’t as bad as it originally looked like. Today, I reviewed my account, calculated all numbers and waited for my “Personal Capital” numbers to come in. I let Personal Capital to watch all my accounts. It tracks all my trades and balances. Although my investing or trading style doesn’t Continue reading →

March 2014 review

Markets regained the upward trend momentum as it confirmed its trend continuation last Friday. What does that mean? It is simple, the trend will continue and it will make sense to be buying any dips should they occur. In this post I would like to review my view of the market in the past and Continue reading →

New Trade – Realty Income Inc (O) covered call

New Trade - Realty Income Inc (O) covered call

I decided to take a partial return covered call trade on Realty Income stock I already hold in my portfolio. If you follow my blog for some time, you may know that I distinguish between the two covered call trades: a total return and partial return. Total Return Covered Call The total return covered call Continue reading →

Trade exit – Micron Technology Inc. (MU) – covered call expiration with 13.18% gain

Trade exit - Micron Technology Inc. (MU) - covered call expiration with 13.18% gain

Micron Technology was one of my best performing stocks during the entire covered call options trade. I bought the stock in late March 2013 and opened a total return covered call against the position. You can see my covered call initial opening record on the “New trade – Micron Technology Inc (MU) covered call” page. Continue reading →

Markets react on FED so turn your computer off and walk away

Server Yahoo posted several articles this morning in reaction to Mr. Market’s behavior today asking a basic question: “Is the market overreacting?” Well, in my opinion of course it is! Have you ever seen markets reacting rationally recently? I haven’t. As much as I am involved in the stock market I understand more and more Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 17, 2013

We need vacation to rest from our vacation (and trades I made during my vacation)

We need vacation to rest from our vacation (and trades I made during my vacation)

Do you also feel tired when you return from your vacation and the first day at work you wish you had more vacation to rest from your vacation you just spent? Well, this is exactly my case. We had fun in Disneyland. It was tiresome, we spent a horrendous money (although I saved for this Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 04, 2013

Trade Adjustment – Armour Residential (ARR) option trade – put roll over

Trade Adjustment - Armour Residential (ARR) option trade - put roll over

As time was running short in regards to this trade I decided to take action to avoid assignment of Armour Residential (ARR) stock. It is a risky move and I completely know it. I was thinking about it and although I am incresing my risk by doing this I decided to take it. Armour Residential Continue reading →