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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 03, 2022

August 2022 $100 Challenge account review

The stock market is still in crash mode. For almost the entire August we were rallying until its end when we lost half of the gains. And now we are at risk of going lower, which will drag our stocks with it. And that was a reason for not trading this account much. Sometimes, sitting Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 30, 2022

July 2022 $100 Challenge account review

The stock market is still in a bear market but recovering fast. We need to wait a bit longer to see if this is just a bear market rally or an actual reversal. There may be a pullback now, but I think we are back on track to a bull market recovery. We got hit Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 28, 2022

Apple (AAPL) shines with record revenue, stock up 3% AH

I am glad I bought shares of AAPL yesterday and raised my holdings up to 100 shares. Now I will be collecting dividends and premiums from covered calls. I will be wheeling the holdings and collecting even more premiums. As soon as I bought it, the stock reported record earnings. Despite people freaking out about Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 28, 2022

Amazon beats earnings estimates. Stock up 11% AH

Amazon beats Wall Street estimates for 2Q. Shares gained over 11% in after-hours trading:     Amazon lost a lot of value in this bear market. It erased all gains from the 2021 market frenzy. But if you were selling, you made a big mistake. You should be buying, at least, you should be buying Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 19, 2022

Bear market is over

Yes, this bear market is over despite what the talking heads and other morons will try to tell you. Six months of selling and extreme bearishness is enough. Why? Despite the high inflation, which is, by the way, going down, supply chain issues that are improving, and a war in Ukraine, which is stalling, the Continue reading →

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 June 11, 2022

May 2022 $100 Challenge account review

The market is not good for our Challenge account so far. We started aggressively and had to scale down significantly when the valuation reset hit Wall Street. We are significantly down now, but setbacks are part of any trading & investing. This is a long-term investing and trading program, and we are determined to invest Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 30, 2022

April 2022 $100 Challenge account review

In April we didn’t trade much as we are building equity in the account after we had to close our positions at a loss. It is a part of the game that we will time to time take a loss. But we have time on our side and we will take leveraged positions to grow Continue reading →