Posts Tagged With 'trading'

Weekly Results – Feb 16, 2018

  The market saw a nice recovery during last week. Many are still predicting and forecasting that this market will crash again. They are all idiots. Do not put your money on their bets. Study the market’s history and you will see that in the last 16 occurrences of 10% corrections since 1950 the market Continue reading →

Weekly Results – Feb 10, 2018

  The last week was brutal to say it nicely. The market lost over 5% in that week and our portfolios followed. The selloff however, provided a great opportunity to buy new shares of now once again cheap stocks. Last week we purchased the following shares:   Realty Income (NYSE: O) 11 shares at $47.84 Continue reading →

Weekly Results – Feb 03, 2018

  With one of the largest selloff in recent few years our Net liquidation values (Net-Liq) got obviously a hit. Great gains (on paper) turned down in a day. But it happened only due to a spike in volatility. As of now many of our trades are still in good shape thanks to trading our Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 28, 2018

Are you a trader or loser? Check for yourself!

I noticed many people searching for a holy grail of trading (or investing) and many fail. I was one of them a few years ago too. In fact, I was a loser even a year ago! And loser not by having losing or winning trades but a loser of how I was approaching the market. Continue reading →

IEX: The new stock exchange aimed to slow down high frequency trading

This post was originally published at New York Times.   The IEX office/trading floor, located in downtown Manhattan. Credit Cole Wilson for The New York Times America is getting a new stock exchange from the most prominent critics of high-frequency trading. After months of delays and a brutal lobbying battle that divided Wall Street, the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 24, 2015

Santa, Bonus, Merry Christmas!

I just finished a trade which gave me a hard time a bit. I was expecting the market to be silent with a bias towards down, so I opened a bear call spread. However, although volume in the market was low, S&P 500 managed to push higher this week and endangered my trade. Fortunately, it 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 →

Money… Have you ever dreamed of being a trader and live live like one? I dreamed all the time.

    When I was a kid I always dreamed of a life of trader. When I was 15 I dreamed of having money working for me and not me working for it. At that time I didn’t have means to fulfill my dream. Today, it seems I can reach that dream. Trading makes me Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 31, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012

The old year 2011 is coming to its end and it is a time to review the old year and make a resolution for the new year 2012. Reviewing the old year I must admit that it was a very successful year. I finally was able to get closer to my dream – trading for Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 21, 2011

Wacky Trading today

SPX opened lower on worries over the Europe (like we haven’t heard about it previously), then technicals got in, mainly Oracle’s bad results and pushed the market (SPX) all the way down to 1230. That looked scary! At least for me since two days ago I reversed my bearish outlook into bullish and I started Continue reading →