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Posted by Martin January 30, 2021

2021 Week 4 results

The last week of January 2021 is over and it was a hectic week. It was a week that woke up many investors from the lethargy of easy gains. As Danny DeVito says in Other Peoples money: “Easy come, easy go”. The previous three weeks were the “easy come”, the last week was “easy go”. Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 23, 2021

2021 Week 3 results

Another week of 2021 is over and it is time to post the results of our trading. But before I proceed to list my achievements of this past week, I want to share an idea of creating a weekly dividend income. A fellow investor on social media, where I posted my weekly dividend calendar asked Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 22, 2021

Why am I rolling options and not letting them assign?

A primary goal in my wheel strategy is to generate income, not to get assigned. So, simply, if I can roll the option trade away and adjust my strikes for credit, I roll. Of course, I still have to account for the eventuality that I get assigned. A stock may drop suddenly, I get an Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 22, 2021

Creating passive income with weekly dividends

Besides trading options against my positions, I am also interested in weekly dividend payments, so I added all stocks I like to own into a calendar per week, and now I am accumulating these stocks to achieve weekly dividends. I only enter stocks where I own 100 shares in this calendar (I own many other Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 21, 2021

My 2021 additions to our portfolio

We have successfully accumulated 100 shares of AT&T (T) and now we are moving towards accumulating our next company – Altria (MO). We want to invest conservatively, no more risky trades in our portfolio. Thus I consider myself, as a CIO, a reasonably conservative investor. But I also would like to add some new technologies Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 16, 2021

2021 Week 2 results

The second week of 2021 is over and below are the results of our trading.   Account Value: $22,646.49 +$187.81 +0.84% Options Premiums Received: $678.00 January 2021 Options: $1,910.00 Options Premiums YTD: $1,910.00 Dividends Received: $0.08 January 2021 Dividends: $41.58 Dividends YTD: $41.58 Portfolio Yield: 3.46% Portfolio Dividend Growth: 6.11%   In the second week Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 09, 2021

2021 Week 1 results

I used to post weekly results about my trading. It is a time-consuming effort but my goal is to show other investors and traders who are learning that it can be done. I will strive to keep posting throughout the entire year every week no matter what the results will be. My goal is to Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 04, 2021

Is investing and trading in the stock market a passive income?

The simple answer is NO, it is not. Investing in the stock market could be considered a passive income, trading is not passive at all. So, why investing is not a passive income? Although you may reach the fruits of investing and create a passive income in investing, it is only a small portion of Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 04, 2021

So, I was waiting for media to tell us what happened today

And sure, the old song has been used to describe the selling in today’s markets:   Stock market news live updates: Stocks sink in first session of 2021 as virus concerns, election uncertainty weigh   Market Recap: Monday, January 4 Stocks fell Monday in the first session of 2021, as concerns over a post-holiday spike Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 03, 2021

2020 in charts

The 2020 year was an interesting year. It looked like it would be a complete disaster at first, yet it turned around very fast and it became my best year investing so far. Here are some of the achievements in the charts:    · Net-Liquidation Value   It was in August 2019 when my $20,000 Continue reading →