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Archive for 2015

Options trading strategy adjustment

Three years ago I started trading options. I started with covered calls first, later moved to selling naked puts. Was I successful? Yes and no. I made money and I lost money. My trading was like a roller coaster. Euphoria was replaced with deep disappointment and anger when I doubled my account in one season Continue reading →

Forget Greece. The Sky Is Falling In China

Greece’s three-week bank shutdown cost businesses over 3 billion euros according to the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Despite such astonishing news from Greece, this week national news outlets focused their resources into forecasting that the sky is falling in China. In the famous children’s story of Henny Penny, the chicken who believes the Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD July 26, 2015

Want To Get In On Apple? Consider Its Suppliers as Investments

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is still trying to recover from the negative reaction to its third quarter earnings report last week. While the reasons investors were unhappy varied, the main reason related to the recently unveiled iPhone 6. Worried that Apple may have reached its pinnacle in selling the high-end smartphone, investors sent the stock lower. Continue reading →

Bootstrapping

Trading as a business may be difficult to start if you have little money. In the past, I tried to raise cash for my trading business, but this endeavor is something nobody will ever believe you or trust you with. It looks like times when people like Warren Buffett collected money from his friends, invested Continue reading →

Greek finance minister resigns – futures rally

A Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis announced that he resigns due to “certain preferences” among some Eurogroup participants. In other words, those participants couldn’t stand him anymore. And $SPX futures responded to the news with a rally (which of course will be a short lived, most likely): I only have a few words for this: Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 05, 2015

Greeks vote NO and send futures to abyss

Here we go again. Now I can say I thought Greeks would reject the Euro-offer, but before that I didn’t dare to say it. What if they chose the opposite, right? I must say that this vote contains so much stupidity in it that it stunned me a lot. If we take off all the Continue reading →

June 2015 trading, investing, and dividends results

Another month is over and I am back to make a reflection of my trading and investing. Many times when I think everything is great and bright I get a snap from Mr. Market. He always reminds me that trading or investing is not easy way up. And it is not always a way up. Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 28, 2015

Should you short SPX on Monday upon a GREXIT?

I wouldn’t be so fast jumping the gun and short this market. Futures reacted very negatively on the Greek referendum announced by an irresponsible socialist government. Not only Greeks cannot afford the referendum, the whole EU cannot afford losses from Greeks. Although Greece is posting a nice drama (or tragic comedy actually) I believe all Continue reading →

How to defend Call Credit Spreads explained by the best trader

    How to defend a credit call spread? Tom Sosnoff and his daughter Case explains how to defend a call spread which goes against you. Interesting explanation of what should a trader do if a credit spread goes against you. With Tom’s view, everything I have ever done to defend my spreads was wrong. Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 17, 2015

Yellen Almost Admits Fed Not Ready to Raise Rates

  Peter Schiff’s report on Yellen’s talk about interest rates. Interesting video basically explaining why FED will not increase the rates and that all the talk is just a pretend of rates hike to make it look like FED wants to do it. If the recovery was really so good to justify the rates hike, Continue reading →