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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 →

November 2016 trading, investing, and dividends results

November is over and we are approaching the end of the year. This turned to be a successful year and I hope the next year will be even better. However, our November trading returned mixed results. Something I haven’t experienced for the entire year and I am still baffled on what actually happened. This month Continue reading →

October 2016 trading, investing, and dividends results

It looks like time is moving faster and faster every month. I feel like I have written a September report just yesterday and it is already time to write it again for October. I was busy trading (besides my other less loved activities) and dealing with violent markets struggling to find direction. People in Wall 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 →

September 2016 trading, investing, and dividends results

September seemed again to be a slow month, yet it ended very nice with a great income from trading options. In September, we made $5,083.50 in premiums! However, many of our trades gave us a hard time and once again we found ourselves in a trouble of being over-invested. Thus October may be slow as Continue reading →

August 2016 trading, investing, and dividends results

August was a bit slow and my investments stalled. Many of my trades turned against me and I had to wait longer for them to end or expire than expected. However, I expected August to be slow due to consolidating my trading. In July I made an all time high revenue when I pocketed $5,734.00 Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 21, 2016

What is a rationale behind trading Jade Lizards and trade management?

Jade lizard is a popular strategy yet not so very known among traders. I myself learned about this strategy just about a month ago although Tasty Trade performed studies on this strategy in 2013. But after I studied the strategy, I immediately fell in love with the strategy for benefits it provided. If you have Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 21, 2016

Option Trader Interview

About a month ago I participated on a series of traders interviews on Amber Tree Leaves blog. I read all of them so far and I was pleased to see other investors and traders involved in options trading. I consider options as a great investing vehicle and excellent tool to supercharge your results. But it Continue reading →