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Posted by Martin February 18, 2013

My inspiration in last week #10

My inspiration in last week #10

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: Dump Your Hedge Funds and Buy This Stock – Insider Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 14, 2013

Expiration Friday – 13.71% gain

Expiration Friday - 13.71% gain

Tomorrow will be the time to reap the profits, harvest the gains or count the loses. Since the day I decided to trade only covered calls and cash secured puts and buying dividend stocks my goal was not to lose a penny. As Warren Buffets says it. Easy said, difficult to do. I have a Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 14, 2013

New Trade – ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (ARR) addition

New Trade - ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (ARR) addition

This morning Armour Residential (ARR) opened 5% lower due to SPO. There may be many reasons for SPO but thoe one I have read on the internet would be financing new projects. With a book value at $6.73 this seems to be a good sign. It is also how REITs get their financing. They issue Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 13, 2013

Is MCD providing a buy opportunity?

Is MCD providing a buy opportunity?

Today news came up about a possible margin squeeze affecting restaurant chains. Higher commodity costs, frugal consumers, possibly a higher minimum wage could possible affect earnings of companies such as McDonald’s (MCD), Chipotle (CMG), Subway and Panera (PNRA). How serious this is? I hold MCD in my portfolio. It pays dividends and current yield is Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 13, 2013

New Trade – MBIA Inc (MBI) put selling

New Trade - MBIA Inc (MBI) put selling

Today I execute the trade on MBIA Inc (MBI) which i wrote about yesterday. I sold 1 put contract against this stock. What is the game plan? I will be selling puts against this stock, but trying to avoid assignemnt. If it however happens and I get assigned or won’t be able to roll the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 12, 2013

MBIA Inc (MBI) and put selling

MBIA Inc (MBI) and put selling

After reviewing my current position with MBIA (MBI) I decided to take another trade with this stock. I already hold 100 shares of MBI and have a covered call written against this stock, see my previous trade here. This trade went bad originally and I was double guessing it whether it was a good joice Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 12, 2013

Be a banker to yourself

Be a banker to yourself

I bet you have heard about terms “bank on yourself” or “Infinite banking”. If not, let me briefly introduce you to this strategy. If you already know what this means, you can skip the following paragraph. What infinite banking is in a nut shell? The main goal is that you open a whole life insurance Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 10, 2013

My inspiration in last week #9

My inspiration in last week #9

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: Warren Buffett’s Techniques on How to be a Self-Made Billionaire Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 10, 2013

Website update

Website update

I updated my website. It still is not finished and not everything works yet. But I will continue working on it. I like simple look of the website, hope you enjoy it as well.

Posted by Martin February 06, 2013

New trade – Armour Residential (ARR) put selling

Today I decided to sell a put against ARR. I sold July 20 7.5 strike put. If the stock rises above 7.5 it will expire worthless and I keep the premium ($84) and repeat the process. If the stock stays below $7.5 at expiration (or the owner of the put decides to execute it) I Continue reading →