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Posted by Martin September 27, 2023

Technical view: iShares Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF (ICSH)

  ICSH is in stage #1. BlackRock’s ultra short-term bond ETF is not necessarily an investment for dividend growth or capital appreciation. But I think I should mention it here for one specific reason and that is that I use this ETF to park my cash in. For years, I was looking for a stock Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 25, 2023

August 2023 $100 Challenge account review

August was a horrible month for our Challenge account. We lost a significant net-liq value due to the correction. One part of the losing strike this month was due to REIT stocks which we are accumulating in our portfolio, namely MPW, and these stocks were hammered this year (not just the MPW but almost all Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 20, 2023

Technical view: Realty Income, Inc. (O)

  O is in stage #4. Realty Income (O) is a dividend darling of many investors, and it has paid and increased dividends for more than 25 years. The company went public in 1995 and survived many downturns the biggest in 2000, 2009, and 2020. It increased the dividend during those periods of time. It Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 18, 2023

August 2023 SPX put credit spreads trading review

August 2023 SPX trading was slow. Since I trade mostly bullish trades, during bear markets or corrections I sit aside and wait. Time to time, I open a bearish trade but in corrections or during high volatility, the bearish trade may quickly turn against me and I do not want to have too many bearish Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 13, 2023

Technical view: Amazon, Inc. (AMZN)

  AMZN is in stage #2. The stock is recovering from last year’s carnage. In 2022 it almost reached lows from 2020 Covid lows. It was a great buying opportunity. But for the entire 2023 it was rallying and erasing the losses. If you were bold enough to buy when everyone else was panicking, you Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 06, 2023

Technical view: Aflac Incorporated (AFL)

  AFL is in stage #2. The stock performed very well during the bear market. We had a decline but it recovered very nice and it wasn’t as deep as what we saw in 2020. Today, the stock is also pulling back from a strong rally which may provide a good opportunity.    

Posted by Martin September 04, 2023

Septembear or Septembull?

Will we see a Septembear or Septembull from now on? August correction is over. I know it is a bold statement, and you may find many people out there who would oppose and disagree with me. CNBC keeps pulling bears from the past who got stuck in the past, and they keep predicting a bear Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 03, 2023

August 2023 Investing and Trading Report

Another month, August 2023 is over. And it was a difficult month for our investing and trading. I expected it to be difficult because the markets rallied too fast and too hard in the previous few months. And if you are subscribed to our newsletter, I wrote in it that I wanted a deeper pullback. Continue reading →