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Posted by Martin February 29, 2016

Put selling against dividend paying stocks strategy: sold (ESV) April puts

Taking on the damage control from trading SPX spreads. I tried hard to get into SPX trading but I wasn’t able to make any profit. I actually lost everything I ever made selling puts against dividend stocks. I am not saying that I will never trade SPX again. Never say never. I might go back 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 →

Posted by Martin February 21, 2015

Sold second AAPL bull call spread for 158% profit

As I mentioned yesterday in my Apple post I had another bull call spread against AAPL with expiration next week. I closed the first one on Thursday to avoid partial assignment for a great profit of 236%. Today I closed the second trade for another great profit of 158.77%. This second trade wasn’t as easy Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 19, 2015

AAPL Bull Call Spread finished with 236% gain!

I do not see a gain in hundreds percent level too often. Many of my trades usually end up between 6% to 50% range. This time a scored a big win with my Apple (AAPL) bull call spread I opened at the beginning of December 2014. Apple is a company which is making money. It Continue reading →

Friday Weeklys Expiration SPX, GOOGL, NFLX

Friday Weeklys Expiration SPX, GOOGL, NFLX

Tomorrow is an expiration day for weekly options. We have a few trades which are set to expire tomorrow and most of them will do so. We had an Iron Condor against SPX, but our call side of the Condor got breached and we decided to move it away in time and converted it into Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 15, 2014

S&P 500 down almost 50 points, DOW down more than 400 points! Time to buy? Not yet.

S&P 500 down almost 50 points, DOW down more than 400 points! Time to buy? Not yet.

I think we are hitting a true bear market here. For more than 5 years we haven’t seen such selling. Some even say that they do not remember such volatility and drops, so that must have happened long time ago. It is not usual to see markets falling this much. Look at it from a Continue reading →

New Trade – Bull Put Spreads against Twitter (TWTR)

New Trade - Bull Put Spreads against Twitter (TWTR)

Twitter (TWTR) – a stock I have always looked at with disrespect, because it does nothing, it creates nothing, it delivers nothing. It is worthless. It only allows people to waste their time online. That was what I thought about this stock and many times I told myself that I would never invest in a Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 02, 2014

Breaking trading rules can be costly

Breaking trading rules can be costly

I just lost my whole year gains. Everything, I was slowly building up over the course of 2014 year went down the toilet. Why? Because I broke my own rule which I try to tell everybody interested in options trading – stay small, do not overtrade. I didn’t do it, pushed my luck forward and Continue reading →

Trade exit – Realty Income (O), Ferrellgas Partners LP (FGP), MBIA Inc (MBI)

Trade exit - Realty Income (O), Ferrellgas Partners LP (FGP), MBIA Inc (MBI)

Today is expiration Friday and a few of my options trades are closing with full profit: Realty Income (O) covered call – cash received $32.21 0.77% gain 15.88% annualized See the original trade here. Ferrellgas Partners LP (FGP) put selling – cash received $185.00 10.57% gain 22.06% annualized See the original trade here. MBIA Inc 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 →