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Posted by Martin December 03, 2022

2022 Week 48 investing and trading report

November 2022 is over, and it has been a good month so far. I can’t say that for the 2022 year. The year was bad. The account is down by 35%, and I do not expect it to improve much by the end of the year. But I am not bitter about it or feel Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 03, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 48

Last week I dedicated myself to opening a few debit trades (that will have an impact on our profit as it is shown as expense/loss now, and it will be marked up as a gain or loss when we close the trade) and also fixing some of the old trades to make sure they expire Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 03, 2022

November 2022 $100 Challenge account review

The markets started improving, and we are saving cash to start selling options again and reinvest proceeds into the dividend-paying stocks. I plan on having enough cash next month to start selling some spreads. We have a lot to catch up with.   Accumulation phase   The account is still underperforming our goal but started Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 03, 2022

HFEA November 2022 strategy report

Another month is over, and as the market keeps improving, our HFEA strategy is improving three times faster. That is the beauty of this strategy of buying leveraged ETFs. Though I am no longer following the true HFEA strategy but just buying 3x leveraged ETF (SPXL), I still call it an HFEA strategy. Initially, I Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 02, 2022


  The market broke above 200-day MA, hurray! But now that level needs to hold. We may see a consolidation at the current levels, investors taking profits, or whatever else may happen here. We may also see a complete failure as more bears will be stepping in. I will also start adding cheap butterflies to Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 01, 2022


  Well, that was it today. Powell said what we expected anyway, that the FED is slowing down their interest rate hikes, and the market melted up this time. It amazes me how irrational the market is. Just a few days, even today morning, everybody was selling everything in fear of recession; Morgan Stanley’s analysts Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 30, 2022


  The markets continued melting down mainly on China news about the Covid lockdowns and unrests that may impact companies like Apple negatively. But I think there is still a year-end rally ready, and I expect a 5% rally in December. Eventually, China will have to reopen and stimulate the fading economy. Many investors make Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 30, 2022

Technical view: Tesla (TSLA)

  TSLA is in stage #4 of the trend. It broke lower again although it bounced, and it is now attempting to go higher. However, even with this bounce, there is no trend changer at all. The stock is clearly in a full bearish trend. The weekly chart shows it in a better and straight Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 29, 2022


  The markets started the week with a sharp decline (-1.52%) but the VIX is still in solid contango which indicates that this selling may be short-lived. There is a lot of negative news which may push this market lower but within the expectations, possibly to the 3,915-3,900 level. However, the path to end year Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 26, 2022

2022 Week 47 investing and trading report

The year is coming to an end. I expected it to be a bad year for our investing and trading. But looking back, our portfolio didn’t do badly. Yes, we are down overall, as many positions are underwater, but we increased our positions. We generated enough options income, which we reinvested into stocks, and increased Continue reading →