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Posted by Martin March 09, 2017

Seagate Technology (STX) triple play trade adjustment after stock drop

You can predict the market all day long and yet you will end up 50% chance of being wrong. Sometimes you will be wrong right at the beginning of the trade. And that is a reason why I do not predict the market or stocks’ move. You plan a trade, set expectations, and everything runs Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 09, 2017

X strangle adjustment

Our calls from the next week trade with 38.50 strike got closed for 0.05 debit right now. We are left with 37.00 puts available to be rolled. We will roll the puts into the next week and sell new calls against it to create a new strangle. Here is the trade we will be doing: Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 08, 2017

US steel (X) strangle trade roll

Another of my strangle trade against US Steel (X) got ready for a roll. As my calls against US Steel (X) got closed today, I decided to roll the puts into the next week:   BTC 1 X Mar3 38.50 put STO 1 X Mar 17 37.50 put STO 1 X Mar17 37.00 call @ Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 07, 2017

STX dividend capture – triple play

We are opening a new triple play – dividend capture trade against STX (Seagate technology) stock. The stock has ex-dividend on March 20th so we must become owners of the stock before that day. This goes perfectly with the March 17th options expiration. We can sell naked (or cash secured) puts, collect premium, and let Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 04, 2017

February 2017 dividend income

We are once again at the end of the month. I still feel like the month just started and it is time to report our achievements in dividend investing (and options trading which I will publish in my next post). This month, we received $87.79 dollars in dividends. I am happy about it for two Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 03, 2017

X trade adjustment

We have a three trades using US Steel (X) as underlying stock. The stock is not one I would normally buy as a long term investment, but it is a great stock to trade options against it. As of today, we have 3 March 10 inverted strangle contract, 1 March 10 strangle, and 1 March Continue reading →