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Posted by Martin June 15, 2014

The Fed Is The Great Deceiver

The Fed Is The Great Deceiver

Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler Is the Fed “tapering”? Did the Fed really cut its bond purchases during the three month period November 2013 through January 2014? Apparently not if foreign holders of Treasuries are unloading them. From November 2013 through January 2014 Belgium with a GDP of $480 billion purchased $141.2 billion of Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 14, 2014

College Conspiracy – The Next Bubble

 

Posted by Martin June 14, 2014

Walmart: The High Cost Of Low Prices

 

Posted by Martin June 13, 2014

In Debt We Trust, America Before the Bubble Bursts

   

Dreaming of my retirement

Many times I day dream of my retirement and how nice it would be when I have all my accounts up to speed and finally taking fruits out and spending it for my leisure (and bills). I have two types of dreams – one is about what everything I want to do when I retire. Continue reading →

New Trade: Bull Put Spread: DEC14 TEVA

New Trade: Bull Put Spread: DEC14 TEVA

Today I opened a new trade against TEVA. The stock recently triggered a break out from a longer term squeeze and both indicators I watch are pointing for an uptrend move. Both indicators (Bollinger bands and Keltner channel) provide me with 70% chance that the stock movement direction will follow indicator’s direction. And because I Continue reading →

Stocks retreat taking some break as I expected

Stocks retreat taking some break as I expected

Stocks retreated today. I didn’t have time to check why actually it was happening, but honestly, I do not care. I look at the market trend and stocks trends from technical analysis perspective and trying to eliminate the noise media are creating every day. What I see is an insignificant pullback on 1 year chart Continue reading →

I officially doubled my account today. TASR helped a lot.

I officially doubled my account today. TASR helped a lot.

I did it once before when I started trading options and I doubled my account from $4000 to $8000 couple of years ago (in 2011), but then I lost everything back down to $2000; $1914.70 to be exact. That was my wakeup call and I started looking for a strategy, which would no longer be Continue reading →

Keeping cash reserves is crucial to survival

Keeping cash reserves is crucial to survival

It all depends on your trading style, plan and strategy. If you are a long term investor buying dividend stocks for a long haul, it probably doesn’t matter if you use all your available cash. If you use margin however or trade options, I learned that it is a very important thing to maintain some Continue reading →

Why selling puts against dividend paying stocks is a win-win strategy

Why selling puts against dividend paying stocks is a win-win strategy

There is a simple answer to this question, but I will make it a bit longer and complicated. It may be difficult for novice investors to engage in options trading, because from everywhere around us we keep hearing how dangerous options are. Financial advisors of all sorts will tell you that options are very dangerous, Continue reading →