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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 →

Posted by Martin April 20, 2022

Netflix (NFLX) isn’t dead despite Wall Street’s gloom and doom

Netflix (NFLX) reported a decline in subscribers in the second consecutive quarter. And Wall Street is panicking and predicting the end of the company. Everybody – Youtubers, talking heads on CNBC, Facebook, Reddit is now bearish and talking about the gloom of Netflix being dead. Everybody has a solution now and everybody knows what to Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 11, 2022

What’s with the AT&T (T)?

Wow, AT&T (T) crashed this morning more than 25% after the spinoff was finalized over the weekend. But then, the media told you that AT&T rallied almost 8% after the spinoff.     So, what is wrong with this chart? How can the stock open below $19 a share when it closed above $23 a Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 05, 2022

The end of PCBT

Now it is official. After a few delays, the MTB bank took over the PBCT bank. The PBCT bank was my darling and stock I started buying in the early days of my account rebuilding process. Little by little I was buying a few shares here and there until I reach 100 shares. Then I Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 02, 2022

March 2022 $100 Challenge account review

In March 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 →

Posted by Martin March 05, 2022

February 2022 $100 Challenge account review

February 2022 and the beginning of March were not good for our Challenge account. Extreme volatility made options so expensive along with increased margin requirements, we no longer could maintain our positions and we closed them for a loss. We need to build equity first.   Accumulation phase   The account is underperforming our goal. Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 03, 2022

Meta spooked the markets, will Amazon lift it?

As expected, Wall Street puked over former Facebook, Meta, that dragged down everything that looked like a tech stock from a very far distance. And now, the question is, will Amazon lift the market? It is easy for panickers to throw away everything including their underwear, but difficult to jump back in. Some don’t even Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 02, 2022

Facebook missed… Wall Street pooped 20%, and tomorrow may be an S&P 500 selloff

Apple and Google shined while social media such as Facebook, Snap, and streaming providers like Netflix pooped. These “distractions” providers had something in common: a loss of users growth or users engagement growth. But the problem is that Wall Street is looking at these companies through the lenses of the 2020 Covid era. People were Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 29, 2022

January 2022 $100 Challenge account review

January 2022 was a rout and our account got hammered by volatility. It is an unfortunate result of trading a small account. Our challenge account is now underperforming SPX and our goal. But I see it positively in the near future.   Accumulation phase   The account is underperforming our goal but it is on Continue reading →