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Posted by Martin January 21, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 03

What a week! And a month! SPX got hammered though not as much as Nasdaq. We are in a stage where investors are dumping everything now. Even good quality stocks. I guess margin calls are hitting them hard so they have to liquidate even good holdings in their portfolios. Last two weeks, I was rolling, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 16, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 02

We finished the second week on a down note. As the market was extremely choppy, we had to close a few trades for a loss and we skipped pretty much all trades except our Friday trade because all signals were negative. We finished the week down -10.49% while SPX lost -0.30% only. However, our account Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 08, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 01

The first week of 2022 didn’t start well yet our SPX strategy performed satisfactorily last week. FED released its FOMC notes and apparently, the notes said something different than what investors could hear at the FED conference talk. So the market sold off. Our signals turned negative and we reversed some of the put spreads Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 01, 2022

2021 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 52

The last week of the year 2021 was still positive with a bull market intact for our SPX trading. Also, our indicators were bullish, so we opened new trades although these trades are now in the money (not all of them, just two of the most recent trades), we think they will recover because the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 24, 2021

2021 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 51

After a week of increased volatility, the stock market picked up the end of the year steam and rallied. I am pleased to see that my strategy of tactical trading the SPX spreads worked well and during the volatile downtrend the strategy kept me out of the trades and when the market finally turned around, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 30, 2021

2021 Week 4 results

The last week of January 2021 is over and it was a hectic week. It was a week that woke up many investors from the lethargy of easy gains. As Danny DeVito says in Other Peoples money: “Easy come, easy go”. The previous three weeks were the “easy come”, the last week was “easy go”. 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 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 →

Posted by Martin October 01, 2020

#003 Trades opened today

We have added a few more trades today to our accounts:   Sold 1 PPL Nov20 30 call for +0.22 credit Bought 1 T shares @ 28.50 Bought 1 ICSH shares @ 50.55 Sold 1 TSN Oct16 63.5 call for +0.25 credit Bought 1 T shares @ 28.52   Since we have reached 100 shares, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 30, 2020

#002 Trades opened today

We have added a few more trades today to our accounts:   Bought 10 PPL shares @ 27.08 Roll 1 IWM Oct9 150 call to Oct23 152.50 call for 0.21 credit   We bought 10 more shares of PPL reaching our goal of 100 shares in our account #1. Now we will start accumulating AT&T Continue reading →