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Posted by Martin July 16, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 28

Our SPX trading started improving significantly. Our measures of opening box trades delivered enough credits in the past few weeks to offset trades that were deep in trouble. We could roll them down and use the credit to do so. Now, these trades are expiring out of the money, releasing buying power and allowing us Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 09, 2022

2022 Week 27 investing and trading report

Despite the market selloff of more than 20% this year and my account investments decline, the year 2022 is starting to turn into a good year for our investing and trading. Yes, overall, we are still down more than 30% this year, but We were able to navigate our options trades to stay positive, buy Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 09, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 27

Last week in the markets was calm and that was very positive for our SPX trading. We rolled one trade into a new box and rolled other trades to make them better positioned for expiration this upcoming week. Adding a new box brought in significant credit which we can use to offset trades that are Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 02, 2022

June 2022 $100 Challenge account review

The stock market is still in a bear market and has high volatility. That is why we are accumulating stocks right now and do not trade options. This market is not good for a small account, so we must wait before we resume trading. Until then we will just accumulate.   Accumulation phase   The Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 02, 2022

HFEA June 2022 strategy report

The HFEA strategy improved significantly in June as I continued accumulating SPXL at lows and trimming TMF (at some point I plan on abandoning TMF completely. It didn’t protect my portfolio at all, so I plan on using SPXL only). Originally, I dedicated $15,000 to this strategy. That represented approx. 15% of our portfolio. If Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 02, 2022

2022 Week 26 investing and trading report

June 2022 is over and the first half of the year with it. It was a horrible half of the year for trading. Even the 2020 slump was better than this. But I look at it positively and keep investing in good quality stocks as much as my buying power allows. I suspended trading risky Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 02, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 26

I was aggressively adjusting my SPX trades last week. I was using a “box” trade strategy to generate income and then used that income to roll the trades that were in the money. So far, this is the best way I could come up with to fix bad trades. I hate taking losses so unlike Continue reading →