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September 2015 trading, investing, and dividends results

Another month is over and it is time to summarize it and review how my trading and investing did. This month wasn’t good for me from the trading perspective. In June 2015 I created my new options trading strategy, but I was overconfident about so I neglected defense. I didn’t expect at all that the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 26, 2015

To Raise, or Not To Raise,

When Will The United States Federal Reserve Tell Us? The world awaits. To raise or not to raise interest rates, that is the question for the United States Federal Reserve. For months now, forecasters and traders all around the globe have been reacting to the hint that the United States will enact their first interest Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 26, 2015

How to create options spreads using delta

When I started trading options a few years ago I used all sorts of analysis, predictions, chart reading, but mostly my trading was based on direction prediction. It was all wrong. No one could ever predict where the market or any particular stock will go nor ends up in any particular day in its life Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 25, 2015

Money For Nothing: Inside The Federal Reserve

I knew that FED was messing up our economy, but didn’t know the extend of it. This movie is worth watching. It takes 1 hr 45 min but I recommend seeing it. It makes me think that I should trade call spread and omit puts untill all this crashes.     Money For Nothing: Inside Continue reading →

Cash Management section added

For easy trade setups I decided to add a new section to my menu > Cash Management. This section can help me (and all of you following my trades) to quickly assess how much cash and what metrics to use to create a new trade.   My trading in the past was based on “coulda, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 15, 2015

How to manage and defend SPX Iron Condors

I created a great strategy for myself and I thought that the strategy was completely invincible. And it was running great and I was making money. I also created a defense strategy in case something would go wrong however, I never expected to use the defense. Until the recent sell off and market crash. Then Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 07, 2015

How to use cash when options trading during market panic or complacency

This post is about money management I apply in my trading account to be aggressive and safe when trading and be a true contrarian when using cash for trading options. When I modified my strategy I was so confident that it was an invincible strategy that I decided to go all in when trading. Yet Continue reading →

August 2015 trading, investing, and dividends results

August is gone and it is time to review my investing and trading effort again. This month was bad as far as results go. First in my trading account I was getting rid of bad trades from the beginning of the year I no longer wanted. I had a question from one investor why I Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 31, 2015

Buy and hold, sell? Well buy more! How to deal with China Crisis

The futures are down big and Tuesday opening will be another rout as many investors will rush to exit selling their stocks. If you are one of them, you are making a big mistake. As I wrote some time ago, you always need to have a plan and remember your trading strategy, but most importantly Continue reading →

Posted by Kristen August 26, 2015

Credit Not Money Rules Today’s Global Markets

Money may not rule the world, but today’s news headlines would have us all believe that credit does. After a glum day for global markets on Monday, China stocks tumbled an additional seven percent Tuesday morning. Chinese markets are in bear territory. The Chinese stock market has been on a roller coaster ride for the Continue reading →