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Posted by Martin January 03, 2021

2020 in charts

The 2020 year was an interesting year. It looked like it would be a complete disaster at first, yet it turned around very fast and it became my best year investing so far. Here are some of the achievements in the charts:    · Net-Liquidation Value   It was in August 2019 when my $20,000 Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 01, 2021

Cost basis and income in various accounts over time

As I keep closing the books (so to speak) and analyzing my trades and accounts for the year, here are additional metrics I like to watch in my accounts. I like to see what would happen to my dividend holdings if I keep holding them for the next 20, 25, and 30 years. As you Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 01, 2021

2020 Year End results in a nutshell

December 2020 and the entire year 2020 is over. I trade 4 accounts and have slightly different strategies for each. That depends on the type of account. If it is a cash account, the strategy is different than in the margin account. Considering how difficult the 2020 year was, it was a very profitable year Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 21, 2020

Market gapped down on Covid fear, new trades, and adjustments for 12/21/2020

The stock market gapped down more than 2% on renewed fear of the new strain of Covid. That is, what the media are telling us. I don’t think this is the reason for selling. The market was quite over-extended and some sort of a pullback was needed. That is what has happened this morning. Since Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 24, 2020


If you are familiar with this strategy, you can pretty much skip this post as you already know all the ropes. If you are a novice investor, this strategy may help you maximize your returns. This strategy utilizes trading stocks and options. I use this strategy myself and it generates consistent returns.   Stock pick Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 18, 2020

October 16, 2020 expiration

We had a few options positions expiring last week on Friday, October 16:   PPL – Oct 16 (monthly) 29.00 call for +0.35 – WINNER STOR – Oct 16 (monthly) 25 put for +0.68 – WINNER   All other trades were rolled into November expiration day. You can check our open positions on our Trades Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 17, 2020

Why I like investing and trading in the stock market

1) You can generate great returns 2) You can treat investing and trading as your business 3) You do not need customers 4) You do not need supplies 5) You do not need any marketing looking for customers, and keep them happy mainly when they do not know what they want 6) You do not Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 07, 2020

Why do so many people selling puts fail?

Maybe, you are one of the people who got excited and started selling put contracts against stocks or even dividend stocks and failed. I was there too. I was selling as a hell. I was selling puts a lot. And I failed too. Many times. I lost tons of money selling puts. Then the puts Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 06, 2020

Where Do You Keep Your Money In The Current Low Interest Environment?

I mentioned this topic in my previous post. But since then I developed this “cash storing” a bit beyond the original post. In the older post, I mentioned that I was buying a short-term bond ETF which was able to keep the value consistently over time. Even during the 2020 stock market slump, it dropped Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 05, 2020

#004 Trades opened today

We have added a few more trades today to our accounts:   Bought 1 SPY Jan20 2023 (LEAPS) 335 call for -44.30 debit Sold 1 SPY Oct 9 (weekly) 348 call for +0.42 credit   We completed our goal in our account and saved enough buying power to buy LEAPS against the SPY index (3 Continue reading →