Archive for January, 2021

Posted by Martin January 02, 2021

Starting small

It is hard to start investing and trading when you have a small account and only a few dollars in your account. Unfortunately, a small investor is doomed to take a larger risk than if you have thousands of dollars at your disposal. Taking a $500 risk on one trade feels different in a $1,000 Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 01, 2021

Cost basis and income in various accounts over time

As I keep closing the books (so to speak) and analyzing my trades and accounts for the year, here are additional metrics I like to watch in my accounts. I like to see what would happen to my dividend holdings if I keep holding them for the next 20, 25, and 30 years. As you Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 01, 2021

Goal 2020 review and 2021 Resolution

The year 2020 is over. It was a very difficult year for many. It was a difficult year for me on a personal level too. I almost lost a job but found a second job and secured income to support my family. But on the investing and trading level, 2020 was an exceptional year. At Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 01, 2021

2020 Year End results in a nutshell

December 2020 and the entire year 2020 is over. I trade 4 accounts and have slightly different strategies for each. That depends on the type of account. If it is a cash account, the strategy is different than in the margin account. Considering how difficult the 2020 year was, it was a very profitable year Continue reading →