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Posted by Martin January 05, 2022

The market was weak and hopeful but today it broke

I prepare my newsletter about the market outlook during the week and I wrote this yesterday: So far, this market has shown weakness. But a few things may turn this around – 4Q earnings season and good retail sales reports that will propagate into the earnings results and estimates. If that doesn’t save us, nothing Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 04, 2022

Why I like trading strangle strategies

Why do I like trading strangle strategies? The simple answer is – because I can roll them for credit. And it is easier to manage.   Why trading strangle is better?   Yes, any other strategy out there – spreads, be it Condors, single side spreads or even a single option such as call or Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 02, 2022

December 2021 $100 Challenge account review

Although the year 2021 is over, our Challenge account program’s fiscal year will end in May 2022. We are in month 7 of the program and as you will see below, we are tracking our goal as projected so far. The start of the options trading in the account was a bit challenging as our Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 01, 2022

2021 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 52

The last week of the year 2021 was still positive with a bull market intact for our SPX trading. Also, our indicators were bullish, so we opened new trades although these trades are now in the money (not all of them, just two of the most recent trades), we think they will recover because the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 01, 2022

HFEA December 2021 strategy report

In mid of November, I added the HFEA strategy to my portfolio. It took me a while to release funds to fund the strategy but at approximately mid of December I dedicated $15,000 (not exactly, it was slightly less but for now, $15k is my threshold) for this strategy. And here is my monthly strategy Continue reading →