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Posted by Martin October 28, 2018

Another beautiful selloff which didn’t fail

In my last post I wrote about my bullish view expecting the sell off to finally end and the market working on a reversal. The reason for it was a nice and expected bullish candle formed at the bottom of the expected range. It didn’t last long and we saw additional over 3% selloff. The Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 23, 2018

Another beautiful selloff which failed

Today, the market showed a spectacular rally and recovery from lows. The futures sank by 1.40% and after the market opened we went even lower and undertaken the previous lows of 2711 level (losing over 2% at 2691 level resetting my correction tracker). But then a spectacular rally happened.     As mentioned in a Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 14, 2018

Correction not bear market

It is funny watching people panicking about last week market decline. Many panic and predict bear market. Many are guessing what happens next. Some are drawing their charts drawing lines of the next decline and claiming historicity of their claim.     Claiming historical evidence and predicting the drop all the way down to 2275 Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 11, 2018

Gut wrenching volatility

A volatility in the stock markets is normal. It is a part of it. When looking in the rear mirror and see all those drops we think: “it is all OK and normal.” But experiencing such volatility in real time is painful and… gut wrenching. Many people can’t take the pain. I must admit, I Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 29, 2018

September 2018 trading and investing results

S&P 500  2,913.98 -0.02(0.00%)  Dow 30  26,458.31 +18.38(+0.07%)  Nasdaq  8,046.35 +4.38(+0.05%)   September 2018 is over and it is time to report our trading and investing results. Overall September was a great month but it was also a very volatile month. Our IRA account performed great. Our cash increased to $104,600.00 and we purchased a Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 01, 2018

August 2018 trading, investing, results

S&P 500  2,901.52 +0.39(+0.01%)  Dow 30  25,964.82 -22.10(-0.09%)  Nasdaq  8,109.54 +21.17(+0.26%)   August 2018 was a mix bag of goodies and rotten apples, so to speak. It was good until it wasn’t. We made nice income but then the market started rallying and many of our Iron Condors started seeing call spreads breached. As I Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 20, 2018

Buying dividend stocks out right or timing the entry?

There are two camps among the dividend growth investors. One camp represent an idea that over the long run, it doesn’t matter whether you buy the stocks out right. As long as you keep buying regularly and for the next 20 years, the difference is negligible. The second camp advocates calculating the fair value and Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 18, 2018

WEEKLY RESULTS, August 18, 2018

Last week was a good week. It was a bit choppy as Wall Street was worried abut Turkey, then wasn’t worried about Turkey, and on Wednesday it was worried about Turkey again. No matter what, Turkey became just an excuse for a shake out to get rid of weak hands and move on without them. Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 06, 2018

Ignorance of media

It is truly stunning how ignorant people are when it comes to stock market and investing. In many human activities and jobs people usually go and educate themselves before they participate in that activity. If one wants to become a dentist, he or she goes to school and spends 10 years educating herself. If another Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 03, 2018

July 2018 trading, investing, results

S&P 500  2,840.35 +13.13(+0.46%)  Dow 30  25,462.58 +136.42(+0.54%)  Nasdaq  7,812.01 +9.33(+0.12%)   July market was volatile and hectic to our trading and investing. Trump’s trade war, although archaic news, still rattle the markets and spook the investors. there is however no need to be spooked and be afraid of the market. The price action of Continue reading →