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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 →

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 →