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Posted by Martin September 18, 2022

2022 Week 37 investing and trading report

Another bad week for our portfolio. It dropped 12% again last week. But as you will see below, it is just paper losses. I didn’t sell any of my positions and in fact, I bought a few more shares of stocks I want to accumulate. My equity grew higher despite the selloff. So what is Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 18, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 37

Last week was brutal. SPX lost over 4.7% and many of our SPX trades that were bullish are underwater again. I reversed trading to credit call spreads instead and try to manage the open trades by rolling them away and waiting for a better opportunity to manage them. It will be a long process.   Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 14, 2022

Markets puked yesterday, what’s next?

The adage says that past performance is not a guarantee of future results or something like that. But the markets still follow certain patterns that tend to repeat. It is because the markets express human behavior and psychology. Even the algos that react to the events express the humans. Only much faster. They, too, are Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 13, 2022

Markets puked, should you buy tech stocks?

The markets overreacted to a 0.1% inflation miss and sold off by 4.41% (S&P500, the NASDAQ was even worse: -5.67%). Should we be worried? Will the markets continue down? And is this a good opportunity to buy non-dividend stocks? I like to buy dividend stocks because I get paid while waiting for the stock price Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 11, 2022

2022 Week 36 investing and trading report

As a week ago was a disaster for our trading and investing, it all changed on a dime last week, and we recovered all paper losses. Nevertheless, I was not trading last week. I only adjusted a few trades to bring them a bit in line with the stock price (that adjustment delivered credit), but Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 11, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 36

Last week the market stopped at 3,900 support, reversed, and started going higher again. That was not good for our SPX trading as I was preparing for more selling opening credit call spreads. When the market reversed, I had to reverse the trades too. Last week, I had a “box” trade that was set to Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 03, 2022

2022 Week 35 investing and trading report

Last week was a disaster to my net-liq, not necessarily trading results as I was able to bring in some cash trading options and dividend income was great too. Bu the open stock and options positions dropped and hurt the value of the portfolio. I think it will be just a temporary drawdown that I Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 03, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 35

The sell-off continued last week and that affected performance of our SPX strategy. I did a few trades last week – adjusting one trade by rolling it away using a “box” trade. Then I opened a new credit call spread with an expiration last Friday. The spread expired worthless for a full profit. I also Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 28, 2022

2022 Week 34 investing and trading report

Last week I avoided trading as I was traveling. I was however forced to do a few trades. Why forced? It is typically bad to be forced to do trades and they usually end up in losses. But this time I had built reserves to avoid losses (thank God!). What happened? Well, have you ever Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 28, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 34

This week’s SPX trading report is easy – I didn’t trade. I didn’t even roll any existing trades but I will do roll next week, or adjust in some way. I was traveling and didn’t have time to watch the account. So I left it alone on autopilot and maybe, it was a good thing Continue reading →