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Posted by Martin January 16, 2022

2022 Week 02 investing and trading report

The market keeps its choppy trading on fears. Investors are getting rid of the high multiple stocks and with the bathwater, they are pouring out the baby too. The selling had an impact on our net-liq although not as bad as the prior week. Our options trading increased slightly too as we were rebalancing our Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 16, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 02

We finished the second week on a down note. As the market was extremely choppy, we had to close a few trades for a loss and we skipped pretty much all trades except our Friday trade because all signals were negative. We finished the week down -10.49% while SPX lost -0.30% only. However, our account Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 13, 2022

My Goal 2022

I set up my investing and trading goal for 2022 and now is the time to write it down for the record. I plan on having the goal for 2022 simple and easy to track yet it may evolve over time.   2022 Goal summary   In 2022, I will focus on the following tasks: Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 08, 2022

2022 Week 01 investing and trading report

The new year 2022 hasn’t started very well as the FED released its meeting minutes that spooked the markets rushing away from tech stocks. As I will present in this investing and trading report our account lost 5% in the first week of the new year while the market lost only about 1.8%. But I Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 08, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 01

The first week of 2022 didn’t start well yet our SPX strategy performed satisfactorily last week. FED released its FOMC notes and apparently, the notes said something different than what investors could hear at the FED conference talk. So the market sold off. Our signals turned negative and we reversed some of the put spreads Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 06, 2022

Buying LEAPS for great returns

Last year, my portfolio gained 400%. But, again, it was stocks and options contributing to such great returns. And LEAPS calls were among those options that contributed significantly.   What inspired me to trading LEAPS?   I was always interested in leveraging my portfolio. And I was always thinking about how to achieve high income Continue reading →

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 →