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Posted by Martin January 29, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 04

January 2022 is over and our SPX strategy once again outperformed the market. The market was horrible last week, full of volatile zig-zag moving and losses. However, it seems that the market found support at the $4,315 level. If it holds we may see the market moving up and that would prop our SPX strategy Continue reading →

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 February 02, 2019

January 2019 trading and investing results

S&P 500  2,706.53 +199.68 (+7.96%)  Dow 30  25,063.89 +1,736.43 (+7.44%)  Nasdaq  7,263.87 +628.59 (+9.47%)   I just finished reporting December 2018 and we are again at the end of another month. True, I reported December late. January started off slow, but ended up well. Our accounts are up and recovering from last year slaughter. But Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 27, 2019

December 2018 and end of year trading and investing results

S&P 500  2,506.85 -253.32(-9.18)  Dow 30  23,327.46 -2,211(-8.66%)  Nasdaq  6,635.28 -695.26(-9.48%)   December 2018 passed and it is time to once again provide a report on our trading and investing. The month turned to be the worst month ever. Historically, December was a good month with modest gains but this year, the markets lost almost Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 01, 2018

November 2018 trading and investing results

S&P 500  2,760.17 +22.41(+0.82%)  Dow 30  25,538.46 +199.62(+0.79%)  Nasdaq  7,330.54 +7.88(+0.52%)   2018 is going to an end and it is turning out to be a bad year for us. the entire year was volatile and we saw two wild corrections, one in January and the second in October. Both had a significant impact on Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 29, 2018

Adding a longer term SPX Iron Condor Jan11