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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 →

Posted by Martin June 26, 2022

2022 Week 25 investing and trading report

Last week, our trading was not as successful as the week before. I still was battling with buying power issues and I had to close many trades early. I was closing them for a profit but smaller profit than expected and for debit. That debit lowered our options income by -$2,341.00. However, I could add Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 26, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 25

Last week’s SPX trading strategy was again mostly about adjusting our old trades than trading new ones. The goal is to let the old trades expire one by one before we resume opening new trades. It will be a difficult task as many of our previous trades got deep in the money and need time Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 18, 2022

2022 Week 24 investing and trading report

The market continues to suck… a lot. But our trading did well last week. Extremely well. We rolled a bunch of trades and made adjustments as needed. We also had many covered calls expired last Friday, which we will be reopening next week. But I still keep struggling with buying power and overall margin. My Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 18, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 24

Trading SPX strategy is challenging this year and very frustrating. I am not opening any new trades but managing the old ones as I got caught with those trades rapidly getting under the water. Should I have closed those trades for a loss? Some traders would. I have a loss aversion, so I decided to Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 11, 2022

2022 Week 22-23 investing and trading report

Any positive expectations from the last few weeks just vanished, yet our trading and investing performed well last two weeks. The market was up and in a consolidation pattern, but on Thursday, investors started selling equities in expectation of bad inflation data. On Friday, we got bad data, and the market puked even more. Our Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 11, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 22-23

My family and I went on a vacation a week ago, so I skipped the SPX report a week ago. This report will be a combination of both weeks. Surprisingly, the trading week ago and last week were not as bad as I thought they would be. We managed to roll the trades, and in Continue reading →