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Posted by Martin March 06, 2013

Stocks which sparked my attention for addition today

Stocks which sparked my attention for addition today

I typically add new stocks into my portfolio, when the overall portfolio value reaches a certain threshold (see here). Before that happens I accumulate the holdings I now hold based on their price action. At today’s high levels I am mostly waiting gor prices to drop. When the stock reverses for either a small or Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 06, 2013

Do you pay your fair share?

Do you pay your fair share?

Imagine the following situation. You and your neighbor work hard. You both make let’s say $50,000 a year salary. You both are married, have a new-born child, nice decent house and a car. You happen to be colleagues from the same company which you started working for in about same time. You both take part Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 05, 2013

How to Spot Bad Notes in Lending Club Before They Turn Bad – Part 1

Since a few months ago when I claimed that I had zero In Grace Period, Late, or Defaulted notes in my Lending Club account, I have started receiving emails from other investors whether I would be willing to share my strategy how I avoid the notes before they turn bad. Originally I was just responding Continue reading →

Posted by Guest March 04, 2013

Strategies to manage your money and reduce monthly outgoings

Strategies to manage your money and reduce monthly outgoings

This is a guest post by Julie Cheung. Julie is a freelance online marketer with a keen interest in business, investment and finance. She can be contacted via Twitter at @juliecheung or on LinkedIn. Wouldn’t it be great if you could put a bit of cash aside every month to save for a rainy day? Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 04, 2013

Trade adjustment – Lorillard, Inc. (LO) addition

Trade adjustment - Lorillard, Inc.  (LO) addition

Today I added 25 shares of Lorillard to my portfolio. The trade trigger was triggered and the order was executed. It seems that the selling hysteria of this stock over a potential menthol ban calmed down. Of course, it still may happen, but it may not as this issue was on the table a year Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 03, 2013

My inspiration in last week #12

My inspiration in last week #12

I often browse the internet to find ideas about investing, trading stocks, options, investing opportunities and strategies. I like to read about investors and what their investing/trading approach to create income you can live on is.   This week I found the following interesting posts: 1 Step Closer To The End Of The Correction In Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 01, 2013

Joining Yakezie challenge

Thanks to my fellow bloggers-friends I have seen and experienced what actively managing your blog and be active in blogosphere can do to your blog. It is time consuming, but it is rewarding. Since I started being active again a few months ago my blog started seeing more traffic. The increase in traffic is motivating Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 28, 2013

A Year Old Wishful Thinking on Banning Menthol Cigarettes

A Year Old Wishful Thinking on Banning Menthol Cigarettes

This is just a quick thought on what’s happening with Lorillard (LO) recently and why the stock dropped so dramatically in last few days. About a year ago and many times before FDA came out with an idea to ban menthol flavored cigarettes. Their reasoning was that such a ban would benefit to the public Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 27, 2013

Trade Adjustment – Taser Inc. (TASR) covered call

Trade Adjustment - Taser Inc. (TASR) covered call

Today, after some thinking I decided to sell a covered call against the additional 100 shares I bought earlier. See the adjustment here.     Here are the trade details: Bought 100 shares TASR: $6.90 Strike: $7.50 Sold 1 Covered Call: $0.45 Total Purchase: $645.00 Commissions: $8.78 Total purchase: $643.78     Expected Option Assignment: Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 26, 2013

New Trade – Corning Inc (GLW) put selling

New Trade - Corning Inc (GLW) put selling

I had Corning in my watch list for some time. It was a featured company in Morningstar as a potential new gainer. I like the company what i have read about it so far. It is a four star stock and Morningstar estimates the fair value at $15 a share. My own calculation indicates 17 Continue reading →